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, MARCH 29TH  –   PALM 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.                        Kyle Waters, Sarsfield Crescent.     
Tues: Personal Intention.                        Kathleen & Michael Murphy St. Grellan’s
                                                                  & Ann Day, Deerpark.      
 Wed: Personal Intention.                       Dec mem Larkin Family, Killnahown. 
Holy Thurs:  6.30p.m.  Children’s Mass:     Dec mem Hession Fam, Clontuskert.
                         8p.m.   Marian, Trevor & Sara Stephens, Hymany Park
Good Friday:  See times below.   Holy Saurdayt:  See times below
 
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 5th :  
9a.m.             Willie & Ann Divilly, Duggan Avenue.                         
11a.m.           William Burke, Parkmore.    
12.15p.m.      John & Elizabeth O’Connor, Jubilee Street. 
  
Our Lady Of Lourdes, Creagh:  (Monday/Friday) 10a.m.   
Mon: Personal Intention.Tues:  Edward, Mary & Frances Phelan.    
Wed: Josephine & James Melody, Attyrory.
Holy Thursday:   8p.m.     Renee O’Carroll, Duneeda. 
Good Friday:  See times below.   Holy Saturday:  See times below.   
      
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 5th:               
10.30a.m.    Ellen & James Howley, Creagh.
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ROSARY & BENEDICTION: every Sunday @ 7p.m. in St. Ml’s Church 
ALTAR SOCIETY. Janice O’Grady & Geraldine Jordan.
DAWN MASS on Easter Sunday in Clontuskert Abbey at 6.00am  and in Ahascragh Cemetery @ 6a.m.. All welcome.
DONATIONS FOR FLOWERS: for St. Michael & Our Lady of Lourdes Churches – please leave into Sacristan. Thank you.
OUR LADY OF FATIMA ROSARY: 1st Sat of the month ´Our Lady’s Shrine in St. Grellan’s Tce @ 5.30p.m.
FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: to the sick & housebound on Holy Thursday, April 2nd.
BLESSING OF FOOD FOR THE POLISH COMMUNITY: in St. Michael’s Church on Holy Saturday, April 4th @ 11a.m.
ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOC: meet in Gullane’s on Wed. 1st Ap @ 3p.m.
Speaker Arranged.
BALLINASLOE GOLF CLUB: invite you to Free Ladies Taster Day on 1st Ap. 6-8pm. Details. Teresa: (087)7639881. Junior Girls/Boys Taster morning in Club on Thurs 9th April.  Further details: Johnny (087) 7949487/ Kitty (086) 8379091. 
SOCIAL SERVICES: resuming soon-new members needed -€60. Please support
SUICIDE AWARENESS ASIST COURSE: Free 2 day Wed 22nd & Thur 23rd in Shearwater Hotel. Places limited-apply Brian Derrane, 12A Hawthorn Road, B’sloe or (087) 7746203/email: brian derrane@hotmail.com or mary.osullivan@hse.ie or (091) 560182.
BALLINASLOE GAA: F/ball training: U6 Boys & Girls starts in GAA grounds on Mon 30th @ 6p.m. Boy’s U8’s @ 7p.m. Club membership: Juv €40; Family €120 –payable on Mon evening. Details: Kathryn (087) 9046140.
THE PULL a play hosted by GAA in Town Hall Theatre on Fri 3rd Ap. @ 8.30p.m. Tickets: €10 from Pillar House & GAA Comm. @ (087) 9046140 
EXHIBITION entitled The Latvian Tragedy 1941 launched by Latvian Ambassador in B’sloe Library on Tues 31st @ 6p.m. Exhibition runs till April 20th – all welcome.
CUMANN CAMOGAIOCHTA: Progressive 25 Card Game Fundraiser in Gullane’s Hotel on Easter Sun @ 8p.m. Lots of prizes – please support. 
TROCAIRE BOXES; Please return on Saturday 11th /Sunday 12th April. Thank you.
R.I.P.  Sean & Betty Morrissey, England & form Duggan Avenue (sister & br-in-law of Marie Cahill, Brackernagh ) Kathleen Regan, Kilgarve.
READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT: Acts 10:34, 37-43. Ps 117:1-2, 16-17, 22-23, R/ v 24. Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6-8. Jn 20:1-9. Lect 1:417
EASTER CEREMONIES:
Monday:  Reconciliation Service- Easter Confessions on Mon. next  7.30p.m.  
                                        Visiting priests will attend.
Wednesday:  Chrism Mass @ 8.00p.m. in St. Brendan’s Cathedral, Loughrea.
 Everyone welcome.
Holy Thursday:   Mass of the Lord’s Supper: St. Michael’s: 8.00p.m.
                                           Creagh: 8.00p.m.
           Children’s Mass: @ 6.30p.m. in  St. Michael’s 
(Children preparing for First Holy Communion this year please attend).
Good Friday:  Outdoor Stations of the Cross @ 12 noon 
Beginning at  entrance  to Duggan Park.
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: St. Michael’s: 3.00p.m. Creagh: 3.00p.m.
Prayer & Reflection around the Cross: St. Michael’s: 7.00p.m.
Holy Saturday:   Easter Vigil:   St. Michael’s:  8.00p.m.       Creagh:  8.00p.m.
 
 

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 Parish of Kilclooney & Creagh
Sunday, MARCH 22nd – 5th  SUNDAY of LENT (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: Ml & Bgt Murray, Poolboy Cottages. Martin & Eliz Tully, Derrymullen      
Tues: Personal Intention.                              Dec mem Ballinasloe Fire Service.    
Wed: Personal Intention.                        Larry, Mary & Kieran Connaire,Mackney 
Thur: Personal Intention.                        Mary Earls, Derrymullen    
Fri:    Personal Intention.                        Wm & Mary O’Neill, Dunlo Hill 
Sat. 10.a.m.   John McDaid, Meadowbrook.     
 
SUNDAY,   MARCH   29th  :      First Mass of; Sat. 7p.m. 
          Mary Harvey, Garbally Drive.                                    
9a.m.         Thos & Mary Cunningham, Clonfad.           
11a.m.       Kathleen O’Connell, Atticorra.            
12.15p.m.  Keelan & Peggy McKeon, Brackernagh    
  
Our Lady Of Lourdes, Creagh:  (Monday/Friday) 10a.m.   
Mon: Hubert & Rose Guinan, Parkmore.Tues:  Private Intention    
Wed: Brian Smyth, Kilgarve.Thur: Matthew & Bgt Reynolds, Wicklow  
Fri:    Tom, Imelda & dec mem Ryan Fam.    Sat: 12 noon:  No Mass.  
     
SUNDAY,   MARCH  29th :    First Mass of; Sat 6.30p.m.
                          Patrick & Mary Kenny, Ballygill.
10.30a.m.    Patrick & Cecilia Dolan, Togher.
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ROSARY & BENEDICTION: every Sunday @ 7p.m. in St. Ml’s Church 
ADORATION: on Thur. from 6.20-9p.m.
LENTEN STATIONS: Friday,  March  27th  : Mary Joe & Jackie Curley, Mackney Rural @ 8p.m.    
VISIT:  www. trocaire.org for information on this year’s campaign.
PILGRIM PATH WALK: from Athlone to Clonmacnoise or cycle from Ballycumber to Clonmacnoise on Easter Sat Ap 4th. 
CENTERING PRAYER: Tues 24th @ 7p.m. in Family Centre, Brackernagh. Segment 6 “Deepening our understanding of Redemption”. All welcome.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Due to tremendous response last weekend to invitation to spend some time each week in prayer before The Blessed Sacrament the following are the times: Wednesdays 8am-7pm;Thursdays 8am-9pm; Fridays:8am-8pm; Sundays 6pm-7pm. If you are interested and have not yet signed up, cards are at back of Church .Return same to sacristy.
LOURDES:  Annual Clonfert Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from 23rd-28th Aug 2015. Details from Society Travel: 090 9645350. 
FOYER OF LIGHT, CHARITY & LOVE: 5 Day Silent Retreat in Esker retreat House Apr.6th-12th. For more details contact Helen @t 086 1678027 .www.foyerofcharity.ie 
FUNDRAISING TABLE QUIZ:  in aid of Care & Repair (Age Action Irl) for all older people on Fri 27th @ 9p.m. in Gullane’s. Table of 4 €20
SCOIL AN CHROI NAOFA: (B’sloe N.S.) Open Day FOR Junior Infants for Sept 2015 on Tues March 24th @ 1p.m. Enquiries: 9644975.
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: Wed 25th & Thur 26th from 5-8.30p.m.in Gullane’s Hotel.  Please support.
RELAYS DRAMA GROUP: present “The Hen Night Epiphany” by Jimmy Murphy @ 8p.m. on Wed 25th , Thur 26th & Fri 27th in B’sloe Town Hall Theatre. Tickets €`12 & €10 concessions.  Bookings: (083) 1085544.
ART LINK COLLECTIVE: Bringing Artists together - A Conversation with Artist Emily Rainsford Ryan in Gullane’s on Mon 23rd @ 8p.m. All welcome.
B’SLOE CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE: Acupuncturist available every Wed 10a.m.-11a.m. Tel for appointment 9645574. Volunteer’s needed-contact Centre or email ballinasloecancer@yahoo.co.uk 
GAA:   U 10’s Boys Football resumes on Mon 23rd @ 7p.m. in club grounds. Reg & membership that evening. Details: Brian (086) 0837283. 
THANKS to all who supported the Emigrant Collection.  Amount:€1,500.
R.I.P.  Liam Nolan, Ard Mhuire, Phil Joynt, Loughrea (aunt of Mary Daly, Parkmore); Thomas Moohan, Suckfield.
READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT: Palm Sunday: Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16. Lect 1:344. Mass:Is 50:4-7. Ps 21:8-9, 17-20, 23-24. R/v 2. Phil 2:6-11. Mk 14:1-15:47.
 
The parable of the grain of wheat reminds us of a truth that any parent can testify to, namely that it is in dying to ourselves that we can give life to others. We will never be of benefit to others if we remain wrapped up in ourselves. In what ways has your dying to yourself brought life to another? How has the generous giving of another brought life to you?
 

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