January 18th 2015

Cluster Parishes: Aughamore 094 9667024 /9649002,  Ballyhaunis 094 9630006
Bekan  094 9380203,
Knock  094 938810
Weekend Mass Times: 
Ballinlough – Saturday 8 pm.  Granlahan – Sunday 12 noon. 
Cloonfad – Sunday 10.30 am.

18 January 2015
MASS INTENTIONS:                                                                          BALLINLOUGH
8 pm.
Rose & John Caulfield and deceased members of the Caulfield and Greene families, Clooninsla.
Nora & Michael Kelly, Cloonalough, Anniv.
10 am.
Mass for all the people of the Parish.
10 am.
Gerald & Helen Stanley, Cloonlee.
8 pm.
Margaret & James Darcy & deceased members of the family, Coolougher, Anniv.
Offertory Collections:       
Sat & Sun. 10th & 11th Jan.
 Ballinlough:  € 480.          Granlahan:  €413.

Eucharistic Ministers:
Church Readers

Ballinlough Church:
Sat. 24 Jan. 8 pm.
Sylvia Murphy
Noreen Beirne
Róisín Hussey
Emer Forde
Granlahan Church:
   Sun. 25 Jan. 12 noon.
Mary Gormley (B).
Anne Hett
Joanne Coffey
Sheila Brady

Prayer for Christian Unity in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Tuam - the annual week of prayer for Christian Unity will run from 18 - 25 January.  On Thursday 22 January at 8 pm. Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick will be guest homilist.  He will speak on the chosen theme: “Give me to drink” (Jn 4:7.)  Bishop Patrick Rooke, Dean Alisdair Grimason and members of the Church of Ireland community have also been invited.  All are welcome.
Interested in serving as a Diocesan Priest in the Archdiocese of Tuam?  A vocations information day will be held on Saturday Feb. 14.  Please contact Fr. Fintan at 093 24166 for details.
Catholic Schools Week takes place from 25 - 31 Jan.  We pray during this week that the Lord will bless the work of teachers and catechists and that our young children and young people will grow in the knowledge and love of God.
Celebrating the Year for Religious.  A mass of thanksgiving for Religious working in the Diocese will be held in Tuam Cathedral on Sunday Feb 1 at 3 pm.  Refreshments will be served afterwards in St. Jarleth’s College.  You are warmly invited.
MASS INTENTIONS:                                GRANLAHAN
12 noon.
William Lyons Anniv. & his wife Elizabeth & deceased members of the family, Pollinea
Michael O’Brien, Anniv. & deceased members of the family, Ballyglass.
Jimmy Burke, Sand, 1st Anniv.
10 am.
Private Intention.
12 noon
Joe Hussey, Castlequarter, Anniv. & deceased members of the Hussey family.
Eddie Joe & Colette Burke & deceased members of the family, Cloonfad, Anniv.
John Heneghan, Lowberry, Anniv.
John & Julia Murray, Granlahan, Anniv.

Wednesday 11 Feb. is World Day of Prayer for the Sick.
Ballinlough Day Centre:  The centre will re-open on 22 January 2015.  All are welcome.
Active Retirement Group:  There will be a meeting on Tuesday 20 January at 3 pm. in the Time Out Cafe.  There will be a guest speaker and all members and new members are welcome.
Granlahan Card Game Winners:  First: Fr. Joe Feeney, Tommy Winston, Joe Grogan, Tommy McDermott.  Second; Frank Neenan, George Cornwall.  Third; Gerry Coffey, Stephen Doherty.  Raffle: Paddy Conroy, Pádraic Gallagher, Kevin Devanney.
Anger Issues:  Knock Counselling Service in conjunction with the Irish Association for Anger Management are running a 2 day Anger Management Programme in Knock on Sat. 7 & Sun. 8 April 2015.  Contact Peter Devers, regional consultant 094 9375032.
World acclaimed spiritual singer Noirín Ni Riain will present a one day workshop “Listening with  the Ear of the Heart” at Knock Shrine on Sat. 24 Jan.  The unique workshop is available for anyone who is seeking peace, spirituality, solace and a relationship with God in their lives.  Tickets €50 from Knock Counselling Centre 094 9375032.
The Meaning of Marriage.  “Often those who call for legal recognition of same sex marriage see it as a matter of fairness, equality and civil rights.  The church holds that basic human rights must be afforded to all people.  This can and should be done without sacrificing the institution of marriage and family and the fundamental role they play in society.”  From a pastoral statement by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference published 2 Dec. 2014.
Vita House Family Centre, Abbey Street, Roscommon offers a wide range of counselling and therapy services to individuals, couples, families and children.  Vita House also offers a variety of ancillary services to help with health and well-being of people in the community.  Ph. 090 6625898.  Email info@vitahouse.org. Web wwwvitahouse.org

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