Priests: Fr. John Garvey, Fr. Declan McInerney, Fr. Dan O'Donovan. 
Tel: (090) 9643916 & (090) 9645080

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, APRIL  13th –  PALM SUNDAY (C) 2014

Tel (090) 9643916 – Fax (090) 9642116.

(090) 9645080 (Creagh)


Mass Intentions this week  :  St. Michael’s. (Monday/Friday )

Morning: 8a.m                                                     Evening:  6p.m.                                                    

Mon:    Flaherty Family, Barna.                    Biddy & Dan Greene, Dungloe.  

Tues:   Elizabeth Prothero, Jubilee St.        Christy & Peggy D’Arcy, Harbour Road. 

Wed:   Bridie, Martin & Mark Keane, Portumna.  7p.m. Pauline Treacy, Hymany Pk

Holy Thur:   6p.m.  Children’s Mass:     Dec mem Hession Fam, Clontuskert.

                         8p.m.   Oliver Loughnane, Mackney

Good FridaySee times below.   Holy Sat:  See times below


EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 20th                        

9a.m.              John Colohan, Birchgrove.

11a.m.           Mary Walsh, Poolboy.   

12.15p.m.     Helena Kenny, Kellysgrove.


Our Lady Of Lourdes, Creagh:  (Monday/Friday)  10a.m. 


Mon:  Kate Ryan & Fam, Brackernagh.

Tues:  Julia Carey, Newtown & Sabina & John Carey.   

Wed:  Patrick Moore, Garbally Oaks & Wicklow.

Holy Thur:   8p.m.     Renee O’Carroll, Duneeda.

Good FridaySee times below.   Holy Sat:  See times below.  


EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 20th  :                   

10.30a.m.     Cecilia & Patrick Dolan, Togher.  


ROSARY & BENEDICTION: every Sunday @ 7p.m. in St. Ml’s Church

DAWN MASS on Easter Sunday in Clontuskert Abbey at 6.00am. All welcome.

EASTER CALLS: priests will call on Holy Thursday-tel Presbytery if you require a call.

KNOCK: Sun 27th April: Feast of Divine Mercy - bus available from St. Michael’s Square @ 10a.m. Further details: (090) 9643587

DONATIONS FOR FLOWERS: for St. Michael & Our Lady of Lourdes Churches – please leave into Sacristan. Thank you.

MASS OF THANKSGIVING: on Sun April 27th @ 12 noon @ Ballybrit Race Course to mark canonisation of Pope John Paul & St. John XX111. Details: (091) 563566.

MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION COURSE: (8 evenings & 1 full day) in B’sloe Social Services - starts Tuesday,  29th April. Further details: or Michael Lally, C/o Social Services Centre, Brackernagh.

GALWAY EAST LIFE SUPPORT(GELS): is supporting a Facilitated Self-Help Support Group for anyone affected by suicide in their lives, by suicide thoughts or actions or losing others to suicide. Group meet in Hayden’s on Thursday evenings @ 8.30p.m. – next meeting 24th Ap. Tel: Frank –(087) 6420870 / Donna (086) 1722827

I.C.A. meeting on Monday 14th @ 8.30p.m.

COUNTRY MARKET: temporarily re-located to shop on Society St (next to Society Travel). Further details Anne Byrne (087) 3187743.

NUTRITION COURSE: on 16TH April @ 7p.m. in B’sloe Cancer Support Centre, Main St. (above Dolan’s Auct). This 4-week course is to help cancer patients educate themselves on what they eat.  Admission free – all welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: Wed. 16th in Creagh Enterprise Centre @ 11.30-1.30p.m. for Volunteer worker Irene Dolan who is travelling to Ghana to work in orphanage.

B’SLOE MUSICAL SOC: thank all those who supported their recent production. AGM on Monday, 14th in Gulane’s Hotel @ 8p.m. all welcome.

TROCAIRE BOXES; Please return on Saturday 26th /Sunday 27th.  Thank you.

R.I.PWillie Burke, Parkmore; Peg Connell,(mother of Michael Connell, Ruane); Larry Owens, Dublin (brother of Catherine Owens, Garbally Oaks); Thomas Moore, London & Wicklow (br-in-law of  Claire Moore, Garbally Oaks.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT: : Acts 10:34, 37-43. Ps 117:1-2, 16-17, 22-23, R/v24.Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6-8. Jn 20:1-9. Lect 1:417.


Monday:  Penitential Service on Mon. next @ 7.30p.m. 

                                        Visiting priests will attend.

Wednesday:  Chrism Mass @ 8p.m. in St. Brendan’s Cathedral, Loughrea.

 Everyone welcome.

Holy Thursday:   Mass of the Lord’s Supper: St. Michael’s: 8p.m.

                                           Creagh: 8p.m.

                        Children’s Mass: @ 6p.m. in St. Michael’s

(Children preparing for First Holy Communion this year please attend).

Good Friday:  Outdoor Stations of the Cross @ 12 noon commencing

                                at entrance to Duggan Park. 

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: St. Michael’s: 3p.m. Creagh: 3p.m.

            Prayer & Reflection around the Cross: St. Michael’s: 7p.m.

Holy Saturday:   Easter Vigil:   St. Michael’s:  8p.m.          Creagh:  8p.m.





  Parish of Kilclooney & Creagh

Sunday, APRIL 6TH –  5TH SUNDAY OF LENT  2014

Tel (090) 9643916 – Fax (090) 9642116.

(090) 9645080 (Creagh)


Mass Intentions this week  :  St. Michael’s. (Monday/Friday )

Morning: 8a.m                                                      Evening:  6p.m.                                                    

Mon:  Paschal Gordon, Shralea.               Ethna McNally,  Garbally Demesne.     
Tues:  John McDaid, Meadowbrook Cl.  Burke Fam, Kilaltanagh, Banagher.    

 Wed: Personal Intention.                          Tony Carroll, Newtown.    

Thur: Personal Intention.                   Sean, Paddy & Johnny Moloney, Garbally Dem     

Fri:     Personal Intention.                    Richard, Caroline & dec mem Greene Family

Sat. 10.a.m.  Tim Creaven, Shralea (M.M.)     


PALM SUNDAY,  APRIL 13th  :      First Mass of; Sat. 7p.m.

                                   Mary & Stephen Jennings, Kilclooney.

9a.m.             Bridie Doherty, Eagle Lodge.     

11a.m.           Teresa Keane & Chrissie Whelan, Deerpark.

12.15p.m.     Dec mem Treacy Family, Killahornia.


Our Lady Of Lourdes, Creagh:  (Monday/Friday) 10a.m. 


Mon:  Dec mem Ryan Fam, Killahornia.     Tues: Dec mem Grenham Fam, Attyrory.                                                             

Wed:  Aidan McGann, B’sloe/Bell Harbour.   Thur: Andy, Janie & Eamon Staunton.

Fri:  Patk, Bgt & dec mem Finnerty fam, Ardnaglug.                                                               Sat:  12 noon:  Maureen Hough, Woodmount.


PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 13th  :    First Mass of; Sat 6.30p.m.

                                    Nora & Michael Berrigan, Beagh.

10.30a.m.     Noel & dec mem Carroll Family, Birchgrove.  


ROSARY & BENEDICTION: every Sunday @ 7p.m. in St. Ml’s Church

ADORATION: on Thur. from 6.20-9p.m.

LENTEN STATIONS: Creagh: Fri 11th: Mary & Noel Dolan, Newtown – 8p.m.

CENTERING PRAYER: Tuesday, 8th April @ 7p.m. in Family Centre, Brackernagh. Session 4The Basic principles of Centering Prayer”.

New members welcome.


MICHAELLIAN ENSEMBLE: will perform “The Crucifixion” by John Stainer in St. Michael’s Church on Fri Ap. 11th @ The performance will be a fitting preamble to Holy Week. Admission is free & donations to St. Vincent de Paul. Also in Knock Basilica on Palm Sun 13th @ 4.30p.m. sharp.   Please support. 

PENITENTIAL SERVICE: for Easter will take place on Monday, April 14th @ 7.30p.m. Priests from surrounding parishes will be helping out.

EASTER TRIDUUM: in Esker from Holy Thursday evening to Easter Sunday morning in a quiet, prayerful setting. Details:  (091) 844007.

EPILEPSY IRL:Outreach Clinic for people newly diagnosed with Epilepsy is on Tues 15th, HSE Health Centre, Brackernagh. Appointment: (091) 587640.

B’SLOE TIDY TOWNS: Spring Clean Week takes place from 10-17th Ap.

Committee making a huge effort to increase points this year & call on residents assoc, businesses, schools, voluntary groups/individuals to help. Town Council will provide bags, gloves etc. Contact: town Council @ 9642263. 

2014 EAST GALWAY LIBRARY TRAIL: Tues Ap 8th with artist Lily Kelly opening 7.30p.m. in Ballinasloe Library.

MAYORS AWARDS 2014: Closing date for nominations is 5p.m. on Friday, Ap 11th. Nomination forms available from Civic office & Town Library. For queries contact: Anne Power/Maria Flaherty (090) 96 42263.

FLOWER & GARDEN CLUB: Flower Arranging Demo by Candy Holten,  AOIFA on Wed. 9th in Gullane’s Hotel. Adm: Non-members €5. 

CLOTHES/TEXTILES COLLECTION: takes place on Sat April 12th  from 10.30-11.30a.m. @ Ard Scoil Mhuire in aid of B’sloe Camogie Club. All clothes, bed linen, curtains, shoes, bags soft toys, laptops & mobile phones accepted. All support appreciated. Contact: Michelle (085) 7047434.

SOCIAL SERVICES LMT DRAW: Winners: February - Sr. Alacoque Gleeson;  March – Nuala Dolan.

SINGERS CIRCLE: in Dunlo Tavern this Thus 10th @ 9.30p.m. All welcome.

R.I.P. Kathleen Connell, Atticorra; Pauline Murray, Harrow (aunt of Yvonne Duffy, Loughbown; Mary Anne Clogher, Carrowreagh (mother of Bernie Woods, Loughbown); John Gately, Ballydangan (brother of Una Mulry, Ballygortagh); Betty Doran, Gort & Taughmaconnell (sr of Maureen Brassil, Brackernagh & Peggy Finn, Kilgarve Court)

READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT: Palm Sunday: Is 50:4-7. Ps 21:8-9, 17-20, 23-24, R/ v 2. Phil 2:6-11. Mt 26: 14-27:66 (shorter form 27:11-54) Lect 1:346.


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us” Jesus is calling us out into the light in today’s Gospel. Come forth Lazarus!  (Marianne Williamson)







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