Parish of Castlebar

Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar; St Aloysius's, Breaffy; St. Patrick's, Ballyheane

Sunday Newsletter

17th Sunday of the Year

30th July 2000

'Thought for Sunday'


Mass Intentions

Altar Society

Eucharistic Ministers

Rest in Peace

Lay Readers

Love is a Basket

with 5 loaves and 2 fishes

It’s never enough until

you start giving it away.


If you share your bread in fear, Mistrustfully, undaringly, in a trice your bread will fail.

Try sharing it without looking ahead,

not thinking of the cost ,unstintingly,

like a son of the Lord

of all the harvests in the world.


Dom Helder Camara

Email the Presbytery

Priest on Call:

Fr. Michael Murphy

Tel. (094) 21844



We would like to welcome Fr. Paddy Smyth to the Parish.He will be working as chaplain to the Hospital. We wish him well in his new ministry.


The Blood Transfusion Board will be in the Welcome Inn on:

Mon. 31st July: 6.30p.m. - 9.30p.m.

Tues. 1st Aug. &

Wed. 2nd Aug.: 2.30p.m. - 4.45p.m. & 7p.m. - 9.30p.m.


Car Boot Sale at Davitt College today Sun. from 11a.m. - 4p.m.In aid of Snugboro Dev. Assoc.


Ballyheane Parents Assoc. notice to parents: school book exchange in Ballyheane N.S., Fri. Aug. 4th from 7p.m. to 8p.m.


Castlebar Tidy Towns - clean ups resume on Mon. 31st July & Mon. 7th Aug. at 8p.m.meeting initially at Spencer Park.


Choir Practices on Mon. nights after 7.30p.m. evening Mass for daily Mass Choir singing at Knock Novena.


Devotions at 7p.m. today Sunday in the Parish Church.



Next Friday is the First Friday of the month.The priests will visit the sick and housebound in their areas at the usual times.Fr. Mitchell’s area will be covered.

There will be Mass at 7.30p.m. in all the Churches.


A message from Fr. Mitchell

"I wish to express my gratitude and to say a very sincere word of thanks for your good wishes on my appointment to Achill.Thank you too for the many cards and gifts I received as I was preparing to leave Castlebar.Please remember me in your prayers from time to time.

Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir."

Fr. Francis Mitchell



Parish Church

Monday, 31st July:

8 - Bridget Rowland, Newline.

10 - Sarah Walsh, Belcarra.

Tuesday, 1st August:

8 - Br. Maurice O’Driscoll, The Monastery.

10 - Lily & Tommy Byrne & Dec. Members of O’Callaghan & Byrne Families.

Wednesday, 2nd August:

8 - Greg Smith, 14 Knockthomas Drive.

10 - Ml. & Sarah Neary, Sheeaun & Dec.

Members Of Maloney Family.

Thursday, 3rd August:

8 - John Joe Mulgrew, Ballymacragh.

10 - John & Mary Kelly & Dec. Members of Kelly Family, Station Road.

Friday, 4th August:

8 - John & Bridget Patten, Achill.

9.30 - Thomas Corcoran, Rathbawn & Manchester. (1st Ann.)

10 - Mamie Jordan & Kate Concannon, Ballynew.

Saturday, 5th August:

8 - John & Marcella Duffy & James Beirne, Strokestown.

9.30 - Jenny Walsh, 33 Fr. Meehan Place. (1st Ann.)

10 - Bridie & Paddy Ryan, Station Road.

10.30 - Liam Raftery, Westport Road.


Friday, 4th August:

7.30p.M. James & Ellie Walsh,


Saturday, 5th August:

8.00p.M. John Joe, Maria & Maureen Joyce, Magherafadda.

Sunday 6th August:

10.30a.M. James Fadden, Coolodge (1st Ann.)




5th August

Teresa Quigley Maureen O’Loughlin




Sun. 6th - 1st Sun.




We commend into your hands Lord the souls of

Thomas Lydon, Chicago, uncle of Martin Lydon, Westport Road;

Sarah Jane Reddington, Dublin, niece of Nora Reddington, Castlehill Park;

Sr. Bede Nugent, Dublin, aunt of Phil Kilcoyne, Riverdale Court;

Patrick Connolly, Dublin, late of Moneen;

Hilda Coyne, Snugboro.



Transfiguration of the Lord

Parish Church:

7.30: Joe Staunton

10.00: Padraig Flynn

11.15: Una Ryan

12.30: Joan Hanley



10.00: Francis Mitchell

11.30: Mary Grealis

St. Mary’s:

11.30: Tommy Butler



Mon. - Sally Dunleavy

Tues. - Chris Casey

Wed. -Carmel Cahill

Thurs. -Eddie Hoban

Fri. -Una Ryan

Sat. -Danny McGuinness


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