Sept 28th 2014

The Twenty Sixth Sunday of The Year
28th September 2014

Mass Intentions                      Ballinlough
Sun.        28th Sept.   11am                  Mass for all the people of the parish.
Tues.      30th Sept.   10am                  Tom & Margaret Donnellan.
Wed.        1st Oct.     10am                   Margaret Mary Flanagan, formerly Kelly,                                                                     who died in Manchester.
Sun.          5th Oct.     11am                  Sheila Beattie, Cloonlee.   Anniv.
                                                                 Maureen Browne, Mountain Lower.   M.M.
Offertory Collection
Sat. & Sun 20th & 21st Sept.
Ballinlough:  €485  Granlahan:  €360

Eucharistic Ministers                   Ballinlough              Church Readers
Mary Finan/Kathleen McLaughlin     Sun.5th Oct.. 11am           John Browne                          Granlahan
Joe Keane/Mary Gormley(B)            Sun. 6th Oct. 12 noon            Bernie Ruane

Harvest Collection.  The Harvest collection for the support of the priest of the parish will be taken up the week-end of 4/5th October.

Ballinlough Pastoral Council:   There will be a meeting of Ballinlough Pastoral Council on Tuesday next 30th Sept @ 8.30pm in the Parish Hall.

House Calls:  I will visit the sick and house bound as usual this week, but it will be on Thursday as I have to attend the doctor in Galway on Friday.
Thursday   2nd October  10.30  Granlahan
Thursday  2nd  October  11am   Ballinlough
                              Thursday  2nd  October 2.30pm Cloonfad.

Mass Intentions             Granlahan
Sun.  28th Sept.     12 noon                 Gus Raftery, Granlahan.  1st Anniv.
                                                                John & Eamon Knight, Rathlena.   Anniv.
                                                                Michael & Brenda Delaney, Granlahan.
                                                                Pat Conroy, Moigh Upper.  1st Anniv.
Friday 3rd Oct.                                      No Mass.
Sun.        5th Oct.  12 noon                  Jim Griffin, Clogher.    Anniv.
Elizabeth Lyons, Anniv. and William Lyons and deceased family members.   Pollinea.
Patrick and Katie Mannion.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Seán Kiernan, Portsmouth and Ballinlough who died recently.   R.I.P.

Care of the Churches:  Ballinlough:  Sincere thanks to the people of Carrick East, Coolatinney, Clydaugh and Loughill who looked after the flowers during the month of September.   Would the people of Coolougher, Churchboro and Fort Augustus look after them during the month of October.
Granlahan:  Our gratitude to Group D who looked after the church during the month of September.   Would Group A look after it during the month of Octobewr please.   Group A:  Deirdre Quinn, Moira Sweeney, Erica Sweeney, Maura Burke, Yvonne Ryan, Gráinne Keaveney.

The Archbishop, the Most Rev. Dr. Michael Neary will visit the parish on Wednesday 26th March next to confirm our children

Meeting:  There will be a meeting of the St. Joseph’s Cluster of Parishes on Monday night next @ 8pm in Knock House Hotel.

Granlahan 25 Card Game:  Long nights are beginning to draw in, so it’s time to begin the long awaited and enjoyable Twenty Five Card Drive in Granlahan community centre.   First game will be on Monday night 6th October @ 8.30pm.   All welcome for the usual lively night’s card game.

Thank You:  Kiltullagh branch of Hospice wish to thank most sincerely all who attended and gave so generously to our coffee mornings held last week.   Thanks to Cara and John A in Granlahan and Donie O’Connor in Ballinlough who gave the use of their premises so willingly for the coffee mornings.

Ballyhaunis Run West 8K road race in conjunction with fundraising for Ballyhaunis Community school takes place on Sunday 28th Sept. @ 3pm.  Registration in Ballyhaunis Rugby Club.   More information; 087 2455989

Recycling Centres:  New Opening Hours.   Roscommon Cou8nty Council Recycling Centres in Castlerea, Ballaghadereen, Boyle and Roscommon will be open as follows from Monday 29th September. Monday, Friday & Saturday: 8.00pm4.00pm.
Closed for lunch 1.00-12.30pm.   Roscommon town site remains open during lunch.   All sites are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Items for Newsletter:   Contact: 094 9640155

September 7th 2014


Parish Priest:  Rev. Fr. Joe Feeney, Ballinlough.   Tel (094) 9640155
Web:                       email:
Weekend Mass Times
Ballinlough: Sun. 11am   Granlahan:  Sun 12 noon,  Cloonfad: Sat. 8pm

Priests in the Cluster Parishes

Aughamore:  094 9667024/9649002              Ballyhaunis:    094 9630006
Bekan:            094 9380203                            Knock:              094  938810

Mass Intentions                      Ballinlough

Sun.     7th Sept.  11am             Pake & Gertie Lyons, Carrick.   Anniv.
                                                Mary Fitzgerald, Rabbitboro.  2nd Anniv.
Bridget Gaffey, Islands, Anniv. her husband John and deceased family members.
No Mass during the week.
Sun.     14th Sept.  11am         Bill Kerrigan, Cloonlee. Anniv. also Margaret
                                                Kerrigan and William Kerrigan.
                                                Ellen Cregg, Cloonlough.  M.M.  

Offertory Collection
Sat. & Sun. 6th & 7th Sept.
Ballinlough:  €532   Granlahan:  €230

Eucharistic Ministers                   Ballinlough              Church Readers
Miriam Winston/Rena Burke            Sun. 14th Sept. 11am              John J Cregg

Maura Caulfield/Mary Ruane          Sun. 14th Sept. 12 noon        John Caulfield

Please pray for the soul of Maureen Browne, Mountain Lower who died recently.  R.I.P.

Hospice Support Group:  Meeting will take place in O’Connors Lounge, Ballinlough on Monday 8th Sept. 2014 @ 8.30pm.   New members welcome.

Mass Intentions             Granlahan

Sun.  7th Sept. 12 noon                        Mary Knight and her husband Johnny.
                                                            No Mass during the week
Sun.  14th Sept. 12 noon                       Bernard Raftery, Clogher.  Anniv.

Yoga:  Yoga returns to the Time Out Café on Thursday 18th September @ 7pm.   Registration on the night.

Women’s Group:  “Girls Allowed” women’s group will return on Thursday 11th September to the Time Out Café @ 9pm.   New members welcome.

Art Competition:  Would the winners of the Art competition pick up their entries from the Time Out Café before 30th September.   Thank you.

21st Anniversary Card Game in Brickens Community Centre on Tuesday night @ 9pm on 9th September.   Tea and spot prizes on the night.   All welcome.

Aerobics with Patricia @ 7.30 in Glavey’s Community Centre.   Classes take place every Monday and Wednesday night at 7.30pm.   Prepay and pay as you go options available.   Everyone welcome to get fit and get in shape.

8th National Grandparents Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s shrine at Knock takes place on Sunday 14th September.   Blessing of the sick @ 2.30pm, Mass @ 3pm.   Chief Celebrant, Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio.   Everyone welcome.   Children are invited to compose a prayer for their Grandparents and send it to CGA office, Castlebar St., Wesport, Co Mayo.   All prayers will be displayed in the basilica and blessed during the Mass.

Suicide Bereavement Support Group:     Youth Suicide bereavement support groups.   Contact:  Máire Ni Dhomhnaill, Counsellor.  Family Centre, Chapel Street, Castlebar.   Tel 094 902590.

Training Options Programme:  Opportunities for people in receipt of disability/illness welfare payments aged 16-25 years of age.   Improve your personal development, computer skills, try mindfulness or painting – a range of topics to choose from   This course could lead to opportunities to allow you to earn up to €120 per week without your payment being affected.   Further details contact Mary at 085 1376500 or 087 9118624.