Priests: Fr. John Garvey, Fr. Dan O'Donovan, Fr Colm Allman. 
Tel: (090) 9643916.


Christianity reached the parish of Ballinasloe as early as the time of Saint Patrick when Saint Grellan was consecrated by him and established his foundation in Kilclooney. Saint Raoilin established his church in Creagh. Kilclooney and Creagh became parishes after the Synod of Kells in 1152. The foundation stone of the present Saint Michael's church was laid in 1852 and Our Lady of Lourdes church was dedicated on August 18, 1931

 

Parish of Kilclooney & Creagh
Sunday, JANUARY 18th – 2nd SUNDAY O.T (B) 2015
Tel (090) 9643916 – Fax (090) 9642116.
Email: stmichaelsballinasloe@eircom.net
 
 
Mass Intentions this week  :  St. Michael’s. (Monday/Friday )
Morning: 8a.m                                                      Evening:  6p.m.                                                     
Mon:   Personal Intention.                       Emily Caulfield, St. Joseph’s Place.   
Tues:   Personal intention.                       Patk & Bgt Galvin, River Street. 
 Wed:  Christina Dervin, St. Ml’s Pl.      Ml, Teresa & Donal Cullen, St. Jos Place.
Thur:  Personal Intention                         Martin & Jane Cawley, Hymany Park.
Fri:     Denis, Nora Hugh & dec mem     P.B. Ryan, Derrymullen
           Connolly Fam, Leitrim.          
Sat. 10.a.m.   Bill Burton, Woodmount.     
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25th :      First Mass of; Sat. 7p.m. 
                       Mary Grenham, Main Street.                      
9a.m.     People of the Parish.           
11a.m.   Mtn & Mary Ward, Canal Drive & Ml Ward, Meadowbrook.   
12.15p.m.      Mary Brennan, Creggane.
  
Our Lady Of Lourdes, Creagh:  (Monday/Friday) 10a.m.    
Mon:  John, Bgt & dec mem Curley Fam, Gurth.
Tues:  Pat Joe Treacy, Ballycrissane.   
Wed:  Noel, Marie & dec mem Kilmartin Family, Athlone Rd    
Thur: John & Delia Downey.   Fri: Private Intention.
Sat: 12 noon:  Ciaran Doherty, Hawthorn Road (M.M.)
     
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25th :    First Mass of; Sat 6.30p.m.
                     Michael Monaghan, Loughbown     
10.30a.m.    Jim & Kathleen Manning,  The Pines.
ROSARY & BENEDICTION: every Sunday @ 7p.m. in St. Ml’s Church 
ADORATION: on Thur. from 6.20-9p.m.
MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGES: 7 night apartment B & B, flights etc 550 per person sharing on 13, 15th & 20th April. Tel: (01)4434510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com. Other dates also available. 
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY:  18-25th Jan. 2015.
The Well is deep. See: www.catholicbishops.ie 
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK:  Called to Serve. This call comes from Christ himself.  Launched on Jan 25th @ 10.30a.m. Mass in Creagh and 12.15p.m. Mass in St. Michael’s.   You will be most welcome. www.catholicschools.ie 
BETHANY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Open meeting for all bereaved people in The Family Centre on Wed. 21st Jan @ 8p.m. All welcome. Further info on meetings and all Bethany services at confidential number: (087) 2334438.    B’sloe Bethany Bereavement Support Group is available by phone – it’s not necessary to attend open meetings.
CURA: Annual basket Collection will take place at Masses next weekend. 
HEALTH CARE COURSE:  (FETAC Level 5 Major) commences in B’sloe on Feb 25th.Call or text Dawna at 087 2312 197.
OPEN NIGHT: in Ard Scoil Mhuire on Wed. 21st January @ 7.30p.m.
SOCIAL SERVICES LMT. DRAW: December winner: Cecilia McCafferty.
 MENS HEALTH DAY: (free) on Sat. 24th in East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support Centre, Brackernagh from 11a.m.-4p.m. All welcome.   Details: 9642088 or (087) 9840304.
R.I.P. Frank Murray, Drum (father of Kay Carrig, Garbally Oaks & Mary Dooley, Cuilleen)
READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT: 1 Sm 3:3-10, 19. Ps 39:2, 4, 7-10, R/vv 8,9. 1 Cor 6:13-15, 17-20. Jn 1:35-42. Lect 1; 740.
 
World Day of Migrants and Refugees takes place on 18 January 2015. In his pastoral message marking this important date in the Church calendar, Pope Francis reminds us how Jesus identified himself with strangers and outcasts: ‘Jesus Christ is always waiting to be recognised in migrants and refugees, in displaced persons and in exiles, and through them he calls us to share our resources, and occasionally give up something of our acquired riches.’
 On this day we are asked to remember in our prayers those who have left our shores and also those who have joined us here in our parishes from overseas.
Let us remember in a special way those migrants whose journeys were filled with fear, trepidation and hostility. In particular, let us remember the elderly Irish community in Britain, the undocumented in the United States and Irish prisoners overseas.
Closer to home we remember those who are the victims of racism, human trafficking and those living in the direct provision system.
 
May we all walk together in prayerful solidarity with migrant peoples-both at home and abroad.  May they find comfort and shelter in our parish and in our community.
 

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Parish of Kilclooney & Creagh
Sunday, JANUARY 11TH – The Baptism of the Lord (B) 2015
Tel (090) 9643916 – Fax (090) 9642116.
Email: stmichaelsballinasloe@eircom.net
 
 
Mass Intentions this week:  St. Michael’s. (Monday/Friday )
Morning: 8a.m                                                    Evening:  6p.m.                                                     
Mon:  Pat & Kate Kearns, Leitrim.       Evelyn Gibbons, Dunlo Hill.     
Tues:  Personal Intention.                      Vincent & Peggy Connaughton, St. Ml’s Pl    
 Wed: Private Intention.                         Nan Hodgins, St. Grellan’s Tce.  
Thur: Mary Ellen Murray, Jubilee St.   Alice Burke, Emmet Avenue.  
Fri:   Mary & Bill McDermott, Beechlawn.    Remembrance Tree Intentions.
                                                                                    (Tesco, B’sloe) 
Sat. 10.a.m. Bridie & Tom Watters, Harbour Road.       
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18th:      First Mass of; Sat. 7p.m. 
                        Tommy Salmon, Cleaghmore.                     
9a.m.          Seamie Larkin, late of St. Joseph’s Place.         
11a.m.        Betty Egan, 45, Garbally Drive.          
12.15p.m.   Mary & Christy Lynch, St. Joseph’s place.   
  
Our Lady Of Lourdes, Creagh:  (Monday/Friday) 10a.m.    
Mon: Dec mem Leech Fam, St. Ml’s Square. 
Tues: Dec mem Naughton Fam, Kilconnell.     
Wed: Personal Intention.       Thur:  Baby Pat Mongan  
Fri:   Norrie Delaney Kelly, Cleaghmore.
Sat: 12 noon:  David Mulry, London  (M.M.)  
     
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18th :    First Mass of; Sat 6.30p.m.
                         Maureen Guinan, Parkmore. 
10.30a.m.    Dympna McGuire, Kilgarve Gardens.
 
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ROSARY & BENEDICTION: every Sunday @ 7p.m. in St. Ml’s Church 
ADORATION: on Thur. from 6.20-9p.m.
CENTERING PRAYER: Tuesday 13th Jan @ 7p.m. in Family Centre, Brackernagh. Theme: Heartfulness: S 4 Understanding Sin as “missing the mark”. New members welcome.
ACTIVE RETIREMENT: Walkers meet each Tuesday @ 10.30a.m. in Athletic Track until further notice. Annual Dinner Dance in Gullane’s Hotel on Fri Jan 16th @ 6.30p.m. Members & non-members welcome. For Tickets: (086) 3824556.
DONATIONS: of unwanted Christmas gifts, new or nearly new clothes, shoes, accessories sought for Social Services fundraising initiative-to raise funds for meals on Wheels Van. Tel: Teresa 9643217 for details.
B’SLOE LIBRARY CRAFT GROUP: recommences on Wed. 14th @ 11a.m.
DO YOU WANT TO READ MUSIC? Lessons on Sat mornings in Gullane’s @ 10a.m. sharp (45 mins). Class of 20. Register: Reception @ Gullane’s Hotel.
THANKS: to B’sloe Bridge Club for their donation to Parish Newsletter.
FOUNDATION HURLING COACHING COURSE & CHILD PROTECTION COURSE: run by Galway County Board. B’sloe GAA is very anxious to encourage parents, club members & players from minors upwards to become coaches & to get involved in helping out. Contact: Hurling Sec Christine Kenny @ (087) 7994352.
BIA NATURAL::inspires healthy food choices – www.bianatural.net.
B’SLOE FLOWER & GARDEN CLUB: AGM in Gullane’s Hotel on Wed. 14th @ 8p.m.  All welcome. Thanks to Club for donation to Parish Newsletter.
ADULT KARATE CLASSES (IKKI): starting Tues 13th Jan @ 7.30p.m. in Gaelscoil, Garbally Drive. Details: 9642932.  
B’SLOE COUNTRY MARKET: every Friday in Town Hall Theatre, Society St from 9a.m. – 1.30p.m. Please support.
GABLES ART GROUP: Classes recommence: Tues 13th in Creagh Training Centre 7-9p.m; Wed 14th: Salmon’s Dept Store 10a.m.-12noon; New class starts in Salmon’s on Tues 13th from 10a.m. Call into classes for more details. 
R.I.P.  Larry Duffy, Moher; Ann Morgan, Cleaghmore; Kathleen Cunniffe, Togher.
READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT: Is 55:1-11. Ps Is 12:2-6, R/ v 6. 1 Jn 5:1-9. Mk 1:7-11. Lect 1:182 or 737 or Is 42:1-4, 6-7. Ps 28:1-4, 9-10, R/ v 11. Acts 10:34-38. Mk 1:7-11. Lect 1:179 or 735. 
 
CHARITABLE DONATION SCHEME CHY3
The parish could benefit very much from this scheme in 2015 and the following years .Further information and registration forms are available at back of Church and in sacristy. Please take.
 

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