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Parish Newsletter - 18 Oct 2009
17, Oct 2009 - 11:20



Sun. Mass times: Parish Church 7.30p.m. (Sat.), 8, 10, 11.15,  12.30p.m.; Breaffy: 10a.m.,  11.30a.m.; Ballyheane: 8p.m. (Sat.), 10.30a.m.; Burren: 9a.m.; St. Mary’s: 11.30a.m.


Monday 19th October:

8.00 - John Francis & Sarah Duffy, Ballaghaderreen.

10.00 - John Irwin snr., John Irwin jnr., Springfield, Gerard Lavelle, Bridie &     Jim Breslin, Carrick, Donegal.

7.30 - Dec. members of the Lions Club.

Tuesday 20th October:

8.00 - Brian Gallagher, Glenhest & London.

10.00 - Edward Gibbons, Mountdaisy.

Wednesday 21st October:

8.00 - Paddy & Bridie Mohan, St. Patrick’s Ave., Mohan & McDonnell families.

10.00 - John, Annie & Patrick Mellett & dec. family, The Green.

Thursday 22nd October:

8.00 - Barry Clarke, 118 Manor Village.

10.00 - Martin & Annie Quinn & Ellie Gannon & family, Snugboro.

Friday 23rd October:

8.00 - Tom, Marie & Helen Brett, Davitt’s Terrace.

10.00 - John Gallagher, Mountgordon.

Saturday 24th October:

8.00 - Wally & Nan Tighe, Gallows Hill & dec. Tighe & Hughes families.

9.30 - Frank Gavin, Liscromwell. (1st Anv.)

10.00 - Dec. members of Kenny & O’Neill families, U.S.A. & Townylaheen.


Sat. 24th Oct:   8.00p.m. - Vincent & Helen Timlin, Cloonsunna.

Sun. 25th Oct: 10.30a.m. - P. J. & Margaret Sweeney, Ballycroy.


ALTAR   SOCIETY:  24th October: 

Angela Coogan           Peggy Lee




Sun.    25th   -  4th Sun.     




Fr. Des   Fahey, former Curate & Hospital Chaplain;


Sal Fadden,   8 Churchview Villas;


Cathal   Duffy, Rathbawn Road;


Dermot   & Tommie Hunt, Brickens;


Dr. John   McCusker, Station Road.




          PRIEST ON CALL


Fr. Michael Farragher

  • 9021844

Doctor on call this Weekend


         (Emergencies only)


Dr. Paul Carney   9024827


Altar Servers   – Parish Church


Week starting   Mon.  October 19th  


8a.m.    - Team B


9.30a.m.   - Team   C


10.00a.m                - Team D


Weekday funerals - Team   E


7.30p.m. Mon.  - Team   F


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Mission Sunday


The Offertory   Collection at all Masses this weekend will go towards the Propagation   of Faith – the work of our missionaries.


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Mayo Historial   and Archaeological Society


An Illustrated   lecture by Dr. Peter Harbison “Irish Art & Architecture 600-1200AD”   will be held on Wed. October 21st at 8pm in the GMIT Campus,   Castlebar. All are welcome.


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A.G.M. of   Castlebar Branch of Comhaltas will be held in the Welcome Inn Hotel   on Tues. 20th Oct. at 8p.m.  New members welcome.


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The Blood   Donation Clinic will take place in the Welcome Inn Hotel on Tues.   20th, Wed. 21st and Thurs. 22nd Oct.


Time:    4.30p.m. to 8.30p.m.


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St. Gerald’s   Centenary Mass


Mass will be   Celebrated by Archbishop Michael Neary in the Parish Church on Friday   23rd Oct. at 7.30p.m. Unveiling of Centenary Plaques will   take place in St. Gerald’s College after the Mass.

Mins.   of the Word30th   Sun. in ord. time 

Parish Church:


7.30: Mary Lally


10.00: Dearbhla Kearney


11.15: Yvonne McAlpine


12.30: Joe Staunton




10.00: Anna Dunlop        Mary McHale


11.30: Eleanor Healy       Eileen Lynch


  St. Mary’s:


11.30: Jo Kearney




Mon. - Miriam   Fadden


Tues. - Mary   Fox 


Wed - Rita   Walsh


Thurs. -    Bernie Johnson


  Fri.  - Ita Sarsfield


  Sat  - Jo Kearney



For booking Tel. 9025900

Suicide Bereavement support

If you are affected by the death, through suicide, of somebody close to you then you might benefit from meeting people who have had similar experiences, in a safe confidential environment. A suicide Bereavement support group is being held on Thurs. 29th Oct. at 8p.m., facilitated by two accredited counsellors.  For more details contact Máire Ni Dhomhnaill at the family Centre.

Exploring Life’s Losses and the Road to Recovery

A workshop on this topic will take place on Sat. 24th Oct. from 10.30a.m. to 4p.m.

The facilitator Fr. Jim Cogley is an artist of wood and a psychotherapist. 

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I.H.C.P.T – The Irish Pilgrimage Trust organises a pilgrimage to Lourdes 
every Easter, or young people with special/additional needs between 12-30yrs of age. Further information and application forms for April, 2010 can be obtained from 
the Irish Pilgrimage Trust, Kilcuan, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway. Tel. 091-796622.

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Catholic Grandparents Association

Mrs. Catherine Wiley, founder of the Catholic Grandparents Assoc. will speak in the Church of the Holy Rosary after all Masses on the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October. The first ever meeting of the Catholic Grandparents Assoc. will be held in the TF Hotel on Tues. 27th Oct. at 7p.m. All are welcome.  Further info.: tel: 087 288 2008

www. catholicgrandparentsassociatio

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25 Card Drive 

Mayo I.C.A. are holding a 25 Card Drive on Thurs. 22nd Oct. at 8.30p.m. in the  Welcome Inn Hotel.  €1000 in prizes and loads of spot prizes. Tickets €10 available at the door.

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