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Parish Newsletter - 7 August 2016
8, Aug 2016 - 10:53

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 8th August
10.00 - Rose Burns, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan.
7.30 - Private Intention.
Tuesday 9th August
8.00 - Sean & Nell Gallagher, The Curragh, dec Gallagher, Griffin & O'Grady families
10.00 - Madge & Michael Richardson, Derrywash.
Wednesday 10th August
8.00 - Private Intention.
10.00 - Private Intention.
Thursday 11th August
8.00 - Connaughton & Treacy families, Galway.
10.00 - Private Intention.
Friday 12th August
8.00 - Private Intention.
10.00 - Ellen & Paddy Farrell, Rathbawn Road.
Saturday 13th August
10.00 - Stephen, Mona & Teresa Langan & granddaughter Cliodhna McNally, The Curragh. Nora Cafferkey, The Brambles. Pat Bourke, London & Lacken.
Patricia, Nancy & Jack Basquille, St Patrick's Avenue.
7.00 - Jimmy McHale, Ballinacorriga. (M.M.)
Sunday 14th August
10.30 - John Walsh, St Bridget's Crescent. (1st Anv.)

Sally Hopkins Ann McHale
Mary Morrin

Sun 14th August - 2nd Sun

Delia Kirrane, Roundfort, mother of TJ Kirrane, Chestnut Grove.
Mary Jo Munnelly, Ballina, sister of Margaret Boyle, Newport Rd.
John Deasy, St. Patricks Ave & England.

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish Church
7.00 - Ian Douglas
8.30 - Norah Walshe
10.30 - Tony Monaghan
12.00 - Mary Tighe

Breaffy Church
10.00 - Caroline Gordon
11.30 - Eileen Lynch

Mon - Mary Bourke
Wed - Mary Foy
Thurs - Bernie Johnson
Fri - Úna Ní Ghabhláin
Sat - Jo Kearney

Fr. Sean Cunningham
Tel. 9021844

Altar Servers - Parish Church
5th Class
Starting Mon 8 Aug
7.30pm Mon - A
8am Tues & Wed
8am Thurs & Fri - B
10am Sat
6th Class
Sun 14 Aug
8.30am - E
10.30am - D
12.00pm - F

Monthly Orthodox Liturgy in the Parish Church on Sun 14th August at 2.30pm.
Lough Derg one-day retreat on Sat 3rd Sept. A bus will leave Westport at 6am travelling via Castlebar(6.20am) and via Ballyvary and Bohola. To book a seat, call Bernie on 087 9870170 or 9027254. *****************************************************
St. Joseph's Young Priests Society meeting in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 9th August at 8pm. New members welcome.
Volunteering at Knock Shrine during the Novena.
Extra Volunteers are required at Knock Shrine during the annual Novena (August 14th-22nd) to meet and greet pilgrims as well as to assist those who come with need for care or assistance. Days and times are flexible and an information evening will take place on Wednesday 10th August at 8pm in the Rest and Care Centre, Knock. Further information from Monica Morley, Knock Shrine on 094-9375320.
Castlebar Tidy Towns meet on Monday evenings at Casey's Centra at 7pm. Everybody welcome.
An Invitation
Each year more and more people enquire about joining the Catholic Church. Do you know anyone who may be interested in becoming a Catholic? Would you consider inviting someone to join the Catholic faith? Do we not give best witness to our faith when we share that faith with others? Perhaps you have been baptised into the Catholic faith and have not had an opportunity to receive the other Sacraments?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process whereby our parish invites and welcomes new members into our faith community. The community will journey with and support you as together we will explore the treasure that is our Catholic faith. In welcoming others we come to a deeper appreciation of what it really means to be church. For more information please contact Mary at 9028473 or email
Eucharistic Ministers
We are currently renewing the Eucharistic Ministers rota. Please collect your letters in the Sacristy if you haven't already done so.
Knock Shrine 39th annual Novena to Our Lady of Knock starts Sun 14th Aug, the Novena offers 9 days of reflection, discussion and prayer. Ceremonies will take place at 3pm and 8.30pm with guest speakers and a lively and mixed array of daily workshops at 12 noon and 6pm.
Youth & Family Events: The HUB Centre at Knock will run a special week-long programme of events throughout the Novena for children which will include a ‘Kids Club', Arts and Crafts and ‘Saint of the Day'. Log on to for more details.

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