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Parish Newsletter - 8 December 2013
7, Dec 2013 - 10:43

Sunday Mass times: Parish Church 7.00p.m. (Sat.), 8.30a.m., 10.30a.m., 12p.m. Ballyheane Church: 8.00p.m. (Sat.) Breaffy Church: 10a.m., 11.30a.m.


Monday 9th December: The Immaculate Conception of the BVM.
10.00 - Jack, Mary, Jim & Paddy Browne, Kilboyne & dec Browne & Murphy families.
7.30 - John Moyles, New Antrim Street.
Tuesday 10th December:
8.00 - Michael & Margaret Marley, The Curragh.
10.00 - Catherine Walsh, Annfield.
Baby & Frank Lavin & dec Lavin & Reape families.
Wednesday 11th December: 8.00 - Private Intention.
10.00 - Dr Tom Staunton, Westport Road. Mary & Eddie Hughes, Foxford.
Thursday 12th December: 8.00 - Michael & Mai Heverin, Lisnaponra.
10.00 - Mary & Patrick McHugh, Williamstown, Co. Galway.
Friday 13th December:
8.00 - Seamie Moylette & Breege Gilligan, Market Square.
10.00 - Lily McDonald & parents Thomas & Margaret, Tucker Street.
Saturday 14th December:
10.00 - Josephine & Michael Boyle, Josephine Harmer & dec Boyle & McCaffrey families
Thomas & Brid Doran, Rathbawn Drive, grandson David Leonard & dec family. John Bourke, Blackfort. Paddy Morahan, Marian Row.
7.00 - Billy Murphy Rathbawn Road. (1st Anv.)
Sunday 15th December:
10.30 - Jack Lam, Garryduff. (M.M.)
Mon. 9th Dec: 7.30pm - The Immaculate Conception of the BVM.
Sat. 14th Dec: 8.00pm - Dick Hanbury, Killadeer. Mamie Skeffington, Carrowclogher. Jim Grady, Ringeraun.

ALTAR SOCIETY: 14th December
Bernie Downe, Teresa Kelly

Sun 15th Dec - 3rd Sun

Jack Hopkins, London, late of Snugboro, brother of the late Teddy, Josie & Nancy.
Una Donlon, Mayo School of Ballet.
Phil McCool, Sion Hill.

3rd Sunday of Advent
Parish Church
7.00 - DTIM
8.30 - Evelyn Horan
10.30 - DTIM
12.00 - Joan Hanley
Breaffy Church:
10.00 - Annette Jordan
11.30 - Francis Mitchell

Mon. - Maureen Tobin
Tues. - Maureen Carroll
Wed. - Chris Millett
Thurs. - Nora Walsh
Fri - Mary Higgins
Sat - Sr Mary Teresa

Fr. John Cosgrove tel. 9021274

Doctor on call this weekend
(Emergencies only)
Dr. Alice Beirne tel. 9024168

Altar Servers - Parish Church
5th Class
Starting Mon 9th Dec
7.30pm Mon - B
8am Tues & Wed - C
8am Thurs & Fri - D
10am Sat - E
6th Class
Sun 15th Dec
8.30am - J
10.30am - K
12pm - A

Survey on the family
In preparation for the Synod on the family to be held in October 2014, the Vatican has asked National Bishops' Conferences around the world to seek the opinions of Catholics on a number of church teachings in relation to the family. The survey can be downloaded at
Please return your responses in hard copy to:
Archbishop's House, Tuam, Co. Galway or by Dec 15.
Castlebar Parish Magazine 2013
The Castlebar Parish Magazine is now on sale in the shops.
Castlebar Prayer Group Mass in the Social Services Centre, Castle St. on Wed 11th Dec at 8.30pm. Celebrant: Fr. McCormack.
Mayo Cancer Support Association would like to thank the collectors and all those who supported their collection held in October.
St. Patrick's BNS 25 Drive (Singles) in St. Patrick's NS on Mon 9th Dec. Doors open at 8pm. Dealing at 8.30pm sharp. Adm €10.
Volunteers needed for the Muscular Dystrophy Ireland Appeal at Tesco on Fri 13th 10am-5pm and Sat 14th Dec 10am - 6pm.
Do This in Memory
The parents/guardians who volunteered to help with the above programme are invited to a preparation meeting on Mon 9th Dec.
The Monastery
8.00p.m. - Scoil Raifteiri, Snugboro
8.45p.m. - St. Angela's, St. Patrick's
Ballyheane Church
8.00p.m. - Errew, Derrywash, Ballyheane
Youth 2000 Ireland will be hosting their annual Christmas Retreat for young people (aged 16-35), in Newbridge College, Newbridge from Fri 13th - Sun 15th Dec. Online booking necessary. More details on their website
Castlebar Trialogue Meeting
Trialogue is an open forum for discussion on mental health issues. Next meeting on Tues Dec 10th at 7pm in room P105, GMIT.
Car Boot Sale in Main Street car park this Sun 8th Dec from 8am to 3pm.
Mayo Historical and Archaeological Society - A historical DVD, ‘Old Port to Newport', will be screened at the meeting on Wed Dec. 11th in GMIT at 8pm. All are welcome.
Castlebar GIY (grow it yourself) meeting Mon Dec 9th, 7.30pm in Le Cheile, Tucker St.
Breaffy Ladies GAA Club
Presentation evening for girls aged U12 upwards in Breaffy Club house on Sun 8th Dec 4-6pm. An Extraordinary General meeting will be held on Wed 11th Dec at 8pm in the Club house. All members and parents of players are asked to attend.
Ballyheane Soccer Youth (Partners) 25 Card Drive in the Community Centre every Tues at 9pm.


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