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Parish Newsletter - 16 August 2009
By Castlebar Parish
15, Aug 2009 - 07:50

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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 17th August:

    8.00 - Martin & Rose Feeney & dec. Feeney & Corcoran families, Graffymore.

  10.00 - Agnes Scully, Greenfields & dec. Scully & Fahey families.

    7.30 -    Kathleen & Paddy Mohan & dec. members of Gildea family, Davitt’s Tce.

Tuesday 18th August:

  8.00 - Martin & Peggy Fahey, 10 Pontoon Drive.

10.00 - George & Nancy Hyder, Lucan Street.

Wednesday 19th August:

  8.00 - Dec members of Neary & Maloney families, Sheaune, Burren.

10.00 - Pat Bourke, Lacken & dec. Bourke & Nyland  families.

Thursday 20th August:

  8.00 - Michael & Mary Walsh, Cloonkeen.

10.00 - Jack Heraty & dec. members of Heraty family, St. Bridget’s Crescent.

Friday 21st  August:

  8.00 - Frank Ludden, 28 McHale Rd.

  9.30 -     John Killeen, Westport Rd. (M.M.)

10.00 - De La Salle Brothers.


Saturday 22nd August:

 8.00 - Patrick & Molly Ketterick, Spencer Street.

  9.30 -     Brendan Bourke, Rowan Drive & Snugboro. (1st Anv.)

10.00 - Jim, Tom & John Connor & parents, Breaffy.                                       


Sat. 22nd Aug.:     8.00p.m. - Paddy & Nora Kelly, Cloonaghmore.                                              

Sun. 23rd Aug.: 10.30a.m. - Mike & Margaret King, Cloonfert.


ALTAR SOCIETY:    22nd Aug.


Mary Jordan                Mary Foy    


Joan McDonnell





Sun. 23rd   –  4th  Sun.





Ann Loftus,   Cleveland, sister of Brendan Chambers, Derrylea;   Paddy Quinn, Newport, brother of Ml. Quinn, Turlough Rd.,   Noel Quinn & Mary Reynolds, Rathbawn Rd; Frank Ludden,   Florida & late of Ballymacragh, brother of Kathleen Cameron, Westport   Rd; Leonard McBurney, 32 Rathbawn Drive; Una Moylette,   Maryland;  Frankie Heneghan, Kinturk;    Marian Blake, 11 McHale Road.



            PRIEST ON CALL


               Fr. John Cosgrove

  • 9021274

Doctor on call this Weekend


         (Emergencies only)


Dr. Michael Waldron   094 9026411



Altar Servers   – Parish Church


Week starting   Mon. 17th August    


8a.m.        -    Team E


9.30a.m.       -     Team F


10.00a.m                 -    Team G


Weekday funerals        -     Team H


7.30p.m. Mon.      -   Team I


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Mins.    of the Word: 21st    Sun. in ord. time 

Parish Church:


    7.30:  Gerry Ryder


10.00:  Niamh Finnegan


11.15:  Walter Donoghue


12.30:  Eileen Gavin




10.00:  Anna Dunlop      Mary McHale


11.30:    Eleanor Healy   Eileen Lynch


St. Mary’s:


11.30: Jo Kearney






  Mon.  - Maureen   Tobin


  Tues.        -  Peggy McAllister


  Wed.        - Chris Millett


  Thurs.        - Mary Waldron


  Fri.               - Mary Higgins


Sat.               - Sr. Mary Teresa





Sacristans Collection

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the recent sacristans’ collection.

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Tochar Phádraig Pilgrim Walk from Ballintubber Abbey to Croagh Patrick on Sat. 29th Aug. departing from the Abbey at 8.30a.m. A back up car will accompany all walkers to the end at Murrisk.

Church Island retreat on Tues. Aug. 18th commencing with Mass at 9a.m. in the Abbey For more info. tel. 9030934

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Knock Shrine – National Novena

The National Novena at Knock Shrine continues daily at 3p.m. and 8.30p.m. until  22nd August except today Sunday 16th  Aug.,  when the ceremonies commence with anointing of the sick at 2.30p.m.

Novena prayers will be recited at the 10a.m. Mass in the Parish Church during the Novena and after the Angelus at 12 noon on CRC 102.9FM.   A bus will leave the Courthouse, Castlebar on Mon. 17th and Fri. 21st Aug., at 7.20p.m.  Tel. 09827109 for more details.

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Westport Festival of Sport Fun Day on Sun. 23rd Aug. from 1p.m. to 5p.m. at the Mall, Westport.  All are welcome.


For booking tel. 094 9025900


Coping with the death of somebody close to you is often really difficult.  The Family Centre has a confidential skilled bereavement service available to anybody who may wish to avail of it.  Talking with a skilled support worker can often help a lot.  The service is free of charge and an appointment can be made at a time that would suit you.

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Fibs for Phones

Ballyheane Community are collecting old mobile phones to fund a defibrillator.  Please drop in your old phones at the locations provided or tel. 087 6420877 for more details.

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Legion of Mary

Meetings are held every Monday at 8.10p.m. in the Parish Centre and Tuesday at 11a.m in the Monastery. Have you a few hours to spare each week to visit the nursing homes or those who are lonely in their own homes? For more information tel. 087 6244101.

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Expecting CAO Offers 

Young people between 17 and 25 years can check their CAO offers on line free of charge on Tues. 18th Aug., from 12 noon to 5p.m. at the Youth information Centre, Pavilion Rd., (directly across from the tennis courts). A Guidance Counsellor will be available to answer any queries by phone or in person. Tel. 9028674 for more details.

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Chernobyl Children Mayo are looking for families interested in hosting children from Belarus in their homes during the summer of 2010 for a period of 1 to 3 weeks.  Rest and recuperation holidays in Ireland greatly help the children’s well-being and life expectancy.  If you feel you and your family could help, email for more information.

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