December 22nd 2013

22 December 2013
8 pm.
Patrick & Margaret Finan, Foxboro.  Anniv.
William Connell Anniv. & Margaret & Kevin & Michael Connell, Carraghs.
Tom Reilly, Clydagh, 3rd Anniv.
James Fitzmaurice, Churchboro, 5th Anniv.
Margaret Kerrigan, Cloonlee, Anniv. & also Bill & William.
John Joe, Kathleen & Eugene Waldron, Clooncrim, Anniv.
James Hussey, Candlefield, 1st Anniv. and also his sister Mary Halligan, Castlerea, 1st Anniv.
Maria Galvin, Cloonlee, 4th Anniv.
Maura McMonagle, Cloonlee
8.30 pm.
Christmas Eve.
10.30 am.
Christmas Day.  Feast of the Nativity.  The Birth of Christ
9.30 am.
Deceased members of the Kelly & Miskell families.
8 pm.
Kate & Ned Judge, Cloonalough, Anniv.
Vincent Kelly, Cloonalough, 2nd Anniv.
Martin & Mary Ellen Kelly, Foxboro, Anniv.
Mary Nealon, Cloonalough, Anniv.
Martin Finnegan, Willie & Nellie Egan, Marystown, Anniv.

Eucharistic Ministers:
Church Readers
Ballinlough Church:
Tues 24 Dec. 8.30 pm.
Christmas Eve
Miriam Winston
Joan McDermott
Stephen Brehony
Brendan Connolly
Wed 25 Dec. 10.30 a.m.
Christmas Day.
Rena Burke
Kitty Murphy
Sarah Flynn
Elaine Neary
Sat. 28 Dec. 8 pm.
Mary Larkin
Noirín Kelly
Nessa Doherty
Granlahan Church:
Tues 24 Dec. 7.30 pm.
Christmas Eve
Mary Gormley
Mary Gormley (B)
Seán Burke
Liam Coll
Wed 25 Dec. 11.30 a.m.
Christmas Day.
Tess Ronan
Mary Patterson
Eilis O’Gara
Sarah Caulfield
Sun. 29 Dec. 12 noon
Ann Hett
John Maloney
John Coggins
Offertory Collections:    
Sat & Sun. 14th & 15th Dec..
 Ballinlough:  € 425.       Granlahan:  €.

Christmas Greeting
I wish to extend Christmas greetings and blessings to you all.  I hope Christmas will be a happy and peaceful time for everyone.  May he many blessings of Christmas be present in all your homes.  I wish to welcome home all the members of your families and your friends who have come to spend Christmas in our parish.  I hope that you all enjoy the season of goodwill together.  We remember especially in our Christmas prayers any members of your families that may be ill or in hospital at this time.  We pray that all may make a speedy recovery.

MASS INTENTIONS:                                      GRANLAHAN
12 noon.
Anne Ronan, Grange, 1st Anniv.
Martin Doherty and decd. members of the family.
Anne Ruane-Curley, Granlahan, Anniv.
John Ruane, 1st Anniv. and his parents Anne & Patrick, Lisnagroobe.
Michael Greene, Mai Greene his daughter, Eileen Reeves & Michael Greene.
Deceased members of the Keaveney family, Ballybane.
Thomas & Margaret Burke, Sand, Anniv.
Teresa Jennings, Kiltullagh, 6th Anniv.
Martin McGuire and deceased members of the family, Banrinagh.
John & Kate Goulding Anniv. & their son John Joe and grandson, Patrick, Coraslustia.
John & Annie Raftery & their son John, Glinsk, Anniv.
7.30 pm..
Christmas Eve
11.30 am.
Christmas Day, Feast of the Nativity, the Birth of Our Lord.
10. am.
Mass for all the people of the Parish.
12 noon
Tom Bailey, Anniv. & also Andy & Sarah Bailey & deceased members of the family
John Joe & Helen Lynch, Lowberry,
Patrick Conroy, Moigh.
Martin, Brigid & John Cooney, Coraslustia.
Edward & Cecilia Coggins and deceased family members, Ballina
John & Margaret Lyons & deceased family members, Redford, Ballyhaunis.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jimmie Carty, Dysart, brother of Teresa Brehony, Ballinlough who died recently.

Sincere thanks to all who attended the Senior Citizens’ party in Ballinlough on Sunday last, also to all the sponsors and those who supported it and specially the committee who organised everything so well.  It was a great memorable day, enjoyed by all.
I will visit the sick and the housebound as usual for Christmas on Monday 23 Dec.  Ballinlough, Granlahan 10.30 am., Cloonfad 2.30 pm.
Granlahan Card Game:  Winners: 1st  Keogh Conboy, Frank Cregg, Jon Neenan, Stephen Doherty. .  2nd Maureen Burke, Carmel Brady, Jarleth Keaveney, Jackie Finan  3rd Kevin Devaney, Jack Griffin, George Cornwall, Frank Neenan.  Raffle Winners: Colin Conroy, Joe Grogan, Maureen Burke, Monday night is the last card game of 2013.  All welcome.
The Ray Prendergast Memorial Card Game in aid of Lohan Park Group Residence.  Brickens Community Centre St Stephen’s Day at 3 pm.
Congratulations to the Committee and everyone involved in the opening of the children’s playground in Granlahan.  The playground is a marvellous facility and will be of tremendous benefit to the area.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Tea Party at the White House recently.  We raised €2945 for the Astro Turf pitch.
Lough Harps 40th Anniversary and Gathering Celebration is on Saturday 28 December in the White House Hotel.  A buffet will be served at 8 pm. followed by music by the Heebie Jeebies.  Tickets are €20 and you can contact 087 2605003 to purchase.
A very special Gathering in Ballinlough on New Year’s Eve as we celebrate a very successful year.  Dancing to Jivin Ivan in Campbell’s Lounge, light refreshments will be served.  Ring in the New Year on the square with live music, ringing of bells as we watch lanterns rise into the midnight sky to welcome in 2014.
An afternoon of prayer in honour of St John the Evangelist to celebrate his feast day on Friday 27th December at Knock Shrine.  It commences with Adoration at 4 pm. and concludes with Holy Mass at 5.15 pm.  The afternoon will be conducted by Fr. Thomas Surlis, President, St. Nathy’s College.  Music Ministry by Louise Irvine.
Cluster Choir.  Choir practice in Ballyhaunis Parish Church at 11 am. on New Year’s Day.  Mass will be at 12 noon and all singers are welcome.
Senior Helpline is open over Christmas.  Senior Help Line, Ireland’s only confidential listening service for older people provided by older volunteers is open 365 days of the year.  The helpline is open every day of the Christmas holiday and New Year season from 10 am until 10pm.  So don’t be alone.  We are there.  Phone Senior Help Line LoCall 1850 440 444 (no call costs more than 30 cents.)
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament Christmas Day 6 – 7 pm in Granlahan and Ballinlough.
The Christmas collection for the support of the priest of the Parish is being taken up at all masses Christmas Eve / Christmas Day.


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