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, NOVEMBER 16th  –  SUNDAY O.T (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:  Holy Souls.                                   Dan & Biddy Dowd, St. Grellan’s Tce.

Tues:  Holy Souls.                                  Mary & Billy McDermott, Beechlawn.

 Wed: Holy Souls                                   Dec mem Phelan & Hession Families

Thur:  Holy Souls.                                  Ethna Cummins, Dunlo Hill.

Fri:      Holy Souls.                                  Pat & dec mem Crosby Family, Millbrook. 

Sat. 10.a.m.  Chrissie Kelly, Beechlawn     


SUNDAY,  NOV 23rd  :      First Mass of; Sat. 7p.m.

                           Paddy & Oliver Loughnane, Mackney.                 

9a.m.            Nuala & Michael Kelly, Tulrush.   

11a.m.         Paul Dooley, Duneeda.     
12.15p.m.   Kathleen Whyte, Mackney.  

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

Mon:  Dec mem Connolly, Rigney          Tues:  Michael Naughton.    

           Dolan & McManus Families.                   

Wed:  John & Annie Cunnane, Perssepark.

Thur: Ellen Cawley, 2, St. Grellan’s Tce.  

Fri:    Mgt & dec mem Lohan Fam, The Pines.

Sat: 12 noon:  Kevin Flynn, Millrace.


SUNDAY, NOV 23rd :    First Mass of; Sat 6.30p.m.

                          James Ryan, 20 Woodlands.

10.30a.m.    Nuala Colleran, Kilgarve Gardens.


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

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

BETHANY  BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Open meeting for all bereaved people in The Family Centre on Wed 19th Nov at 8.00pm.Further information on Meeting and on all Bethany Services at 087 2334438.

ADVENT ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT GATHERINGLooking to the future with Pope Francis.      Exploring:   ’The Joy of the Gospel.’      Facilitated by    Fr Eamonn Conway,  Mary Immaculate College,  Limerick. on Sun 30th Nov. in Gullanes Hotel 2.30-5.30. All welcome.

LECTIO DIVINA WORKSHOP:Facilitated by Fr Brendan Clifford OP in Croi Nua,Salthill on Sat 29th Nov. Booking Advised.

ADVENT RETREAT 20-30th Nov. in Esker retreat Centre:facilitator Fr Brendan McConvery CssR. Details:

MIND YOUR HEAD… Be fit for life..BALLINASLOE RESPONSE GROUP present GAA star and inspirational speaker  Conor Cusack in Gullane’s Hotel on Wed 19th Nov at 7.45 All welcome.

PIONEER ASSOCIATION. will hold a Coffee morning in Gullanes Hotel on Fri 21st Nov from 10am—12noon. Support welcome

PLAN IRELAND EBOLA CRISIS APPEAL: Fundraising coffee morning in Mansfields home,Cleaghmore Sat Nov 22 from10am-2.30pm  .All welcome.

WORLD C.O.P.D. DAY(Chronic Obtrusive Pulmonary Disease)Information day in Foyer,Portiuncula Hospital,on Wed 19th Nov from 10—3pm All welcome.

PORTIUNCULA Parents Support Group are hosting talk on nutrition and exercise for people with type 1 diabetes on tue 18th Nov 8pm Haydens.

FREE E.C.C.E. PLACES available in Montessori Room with qualified Montessori Teachers at Ballinasloe Community Creche, Poolboy     Contact 090 9645802.

TUESDAY Nov 18th at 6.30pm sees Galway’s Great Read Roadshow coming to B’sloe Library& EDIC> Mary Clancy of NUIG will speak on ‘Galway Women in The Great War’ ; Childrens Author Sam Angus; World War poetry will feature as well as the Great Read itself Sebastian Barry’s ‘A Long Long Way’ Booking 0909643464.

THE GABLES ART GROUP: Exhibition of Paintings in Gullanes Hotel Thu 20th 8-10pm:   Fri 21st-11am-9.00pm.  Sat 22nd:11am-4.00pm  Admission free.

SAGE SUPPORT and ADVOCACY Service for Older People needs Volunteers.

Contact 0861831428 or

SOCIAL SERVICES:   Limited Draw winner for October  :Nora Callaghy.

AUGHRIM COMMUNITY ALERT: Table Quiz Fri 21st Nov In Valeries. Teams of Four 40 euro. Contact ;0866034606

R.I.P.  Dermot McGuirk,Clonfad,son of Teresa McGuirk,Portnick;Luke Dolan,Strokestown,father of Tom Dolan,The Pines.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT: Ex 34: 11-12, 15-17. Ps 22: 1-3, 5-6, R/v 1. 1Cor 15:20-26, 28. mt 25: 31-46. lect 1:729

DAILY PRAYER 2015 A Book of Scripture,Thoughts,Prayers for each day of New Church Year available in Sacristies,&Salmons:5Eu.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap     

 but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stephenson.




  Parish of Kilclooney & Creagh

Sunday, NOVEMBER 9TH –  SUNDAY O.T (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:  Holy Souls.                              Walter & Ger Brett, Cleaghmore

Tues: Holy Souls.                              Mary & James Fahy & Mary Burke.

 Wed: Holy Souls.                             Dec mem Cawley, Ward & Mongan Families

Thur: Holy Souls.                             William & Rosemary Murray, Taughmaconnell.

Fri:     Holy Souls.                              David Carroll, Kilgarve.

Sat. 10.a.m.   Stuart Bannerton, Upper Brackernagh (M.M.)    


SUNDAY, NOV 16th    First Mass of; Sat. 7p.m.

                        Sean & dec mem Gilligan family, Brackernagh.                     

9a.m.            Josephine Weir, Dunlo Hill.   

11a.m.         Gertie & dec mem Dooley Family, Ard Mhuire     

12.15p.m.   Michael & dec mem Keller Family, Dunlo Hill.  


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


Mon:  Bgt & dec mem Finnerty Family,   Tues:  Peter, Cecilia & Tony Mulry.


Wed:  Teresa, Tom & dec mem Killian     Thur:  Kate & Michael Burnell, Newtown

            Family, Ballydangan                               

Fri:     James & Mgt Craughwell, Ardcarn.

Sat: 12 noon:  Mary Stephenson, Kilgarve Court (M.M.)


SUNDAY, NOV 16th :    First Mass of; Sat 6.30p.m.

                          Godfrey Gibbons, Dunlo Hill

10.30a.m.    Padraig & dec mem Murray Fam  Ardcarn & Carty family.


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

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


CENTERING PRAYER: On Tues 11th @ 7.00pm in Family Centre,B’nagh.

BALINASLOE RESPONSE GROUP Candles of Hope –Show solidarity with people affected by Alcohol, Drug or Gambling misuse by taking part in a service of word and song on Fri !4th Nov at 5.30pm in  St Michael’s Square

FAMILY RETREAT in St. John’s Rest Centre, Knock on Sat 23rd Nov. and Sun 24. Details from Marion 0868068259.

ADVENT RETREAT in Esker Retreat House 28th-30th Nov. Facilitator:Fr Brendan McConveryCssR(Seeing the Scriptures-The Christmas Story-through art and Scripture)further Details 091 844549 and 

BALLINASLOE FLOWER&GARDEN CLUB Gala Flower arranging Demo in aid St Theresa’s Special School,Creagh Rd. By Angela Behan O Carroll AOIFA in Gullanes Hotel on Wed 12th Nov at8.00pm Adm 10euro.

GALWAY TO DUBLIN GREENWAY. Public Consultation in Shearwater Hotel on Nov 12th 3-8pm. The Greenway is intended to go through Ballinasloe-so please come along and hear what is proposed

EAST GALWAY AND MIDLANDS CANCER SUPPORT Craft Fair&Coffee Day Sat 15th Nov11-5pm in the Centre B’nagh. Please Support.

FROM CLARA BOG TO INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION:Talk byscientist Michelle McKeon Bennet on her research in Clara Bog Visitor Centre, Clara, 0579368878

BALLINASLOE TENNIS CLUB 0879150771 junior Supervised Teams every Sunday 11-1pm Adult Open E’nings Wed& Fri 7-900pm. Junior Tennis Coaching Mon  5-6pm New members welcome. 0872521424


R.I.P. Angela Skelly,Kilgarve G’dns ;Bridie Lohan,Fohenagh mthr of Enda, Beechlawn and Noel, Glantaun;  James Egan, Merseyside, br of Anne Keary,Derrymullen;Michael Hogarty,Bexhill, and Birchgrove br of Peg Conlon Brackernagh and Sean Hogarty Birchgrove;Mary (Molly) Byrnes Ahascragh mthr of David,Willow Park and Marlene Harney, Togher.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT: Prov 31: 10-13, 19-20, 30-31. Ps 127:1-5, R/v 1.1 Th 5:1-6. mt 25: 14-30. Lect 1:725

The cleansing of the temple can also be a symbol of the need we have to examine our own motives so that we can bring light to our own vested interests which can confuse or spoil our motives for doing things .Sometimes it is a comment from another that brings such hidden motivation to our attention .Recall an occasion when you have been helped by a cleansing of your own reasons for doing something.




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