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, August 31st –  22nd 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: Dec mem Connors Fam, Jubilee St.       Annie Cunningham, Clonfad.   

Tues: Dec mem Moran Fam, 24, St. Ml’s        John & Catherine Hurley, Brackernagh.    

 Wed: Gerard & Josephine Ward, St. Jos Pl.   James & Annie Murphy, St. Jos Place.   

Thur: Dec mem Hyland & Warde Families.   Mary & Frank Healy, Deerpark.    

Fri      Private Intention.                                     Michael & Bridie Ryan, 6, Garbally Dem

Sat. 10.a.m. Private Intention      


SUNDAY,  SEPT 7th : First Mass of; Sat. 7p.m.

                         Mossy Walsh, Tubbergrellan         

9a.m.          Mary Healy, Deerpark

11a.m.        Brendan Lyons, Mackney         
12.15p.m.  Michael McDonagh, Knocknagreena 

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


Mon: Thos, Agnes & Kathleen Rigney

           May McCabe, Poolboy               Tues:  Personal Intention.  

Wed: John & Una Daly, Attyrory.      Thur:  Killian & Harney families

                                                                               Athlone & Aughrim             

Fri:    Eileen & Wm McDonnell,Duneeda.    Sat: 12 noon:  No Mass.

SUNDAY,  SEPT 7th :  First Mass of; Sat 6.30p.m.

                   Michael & Kate Burnell, Newtown.

10.30a.m.     Jimmy Hughes, Navan & B’sloe  


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

ADORATION:on Thur. from 6.20-9p.m. First Friday after 8a.m. Mass until 8p.m. Please sign name on list in Porch.

CHILDREN OF MARY RETREAT: Mass @ 7.30a.m. Mon. Tues & Wed. 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sept. Celebrant: Fr. Freddie Warner. All most welcome.

ALTAR SOCIETY: Sept: Mary J. Curley.
ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH FOLK CHOIR: Seek new members. The Choir sing @ 7p.m. Mass on Saturdays – practice is on Wednesdays. Further details Anne @ (087) 7443646.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA ROSARY: 1ST Sat of the month at Our Lady’s Shrine St. Grellan’s Tce @ 5.30p.m. All very welcome.

CREAGH CHURCH CHOIR: resumes Sun 7th Sept @ 10.30a.m. & each Sunday following. Voices young/ old always needed. Occasional rehearsals-Thur evenings.

ACTIVE RETIREMENTWalkers meet @ Library Car Park-Tues @ 10.30a.m.

Monthly meeting: on Wed Sept 3rd @ 3p.m. in Gullane’s. Speaker arranged.

BARA Singers resume Mon. Sept 8th from 10.30-12.30p.m. in Day Centre. Please note change of date. New members welcome – tel: 9643213.

PILATES CLASSES: start Tues 2nd & Thur 4th Sept in Padraig Pearse Club. Beginners 7-8p.m.; Progressive 8-9p.m. Tel: Martin - (086) 0868171.  

MINI RUGBY: 6-12yr olds commencing on Sat. 6th Sept in B’sloe Rugby Club @ 10.30a.m.  All welcome.

BSLOE LIBRARY CRAFT GROUP: recommences on Wed 3rd Sept @ 11a.m. Details: 9643464.

BOWEL CANCER SUPPORT: meeting in East Galway & Midlands Cancer Centre, Brackernagh on Tues 2nd Sept @ 7.30p.m. New members welcome.

FAIR & FESTIVAL: Committee meeting on Mon. Sept 1st @ 8.30p.m. in Gullane’s.

B & B required for Fair Week : (4th – 12th Oct). Tel:  (087) 2071869

CIORCAIL CHOMHRA-CONVERSATIONS AS GAEILGE: resumes in Gullane’s on Mondays from 7.30-8.30p.m. & Thursday mornings from 11a.m.-12p.m. starting Thursday, 11th Sept. Failte roimh gach duine. Eolas o Phadraig: (087) 2347248.

FISH & CHIPS EVENING: in Kariba’s, Society Street in aid of local charities.

To book: 9644830.

B’SLOE CARE & REPAIR: volunteer team available to do home visitation-befriending & small repair jobs. Tel: 9630630 or leave a message.

IKKI:Karate returns to Gaelscoil, Garbally Dr on Thur 4th @ 7p.m. Beginners for adults / juniors start Thur 11th @ 7p.m. Tel: 9642932  /  

THANKS: to IKKI for donation to Newsletter.

PART-TIME ADULT LEARNING PROG: NUIG with focus on Community & Family studies. No formal education qualifications required- but good reading & writing skills & some basic I.T. skills (e.g. emails etc). Tel: Fiona (091) 495786

GALWAY SAMARITANS NEED LISTENING VOLUNTEERS: Open meeting on Tues Sept 2nd @ 8p.m. in Galway Bay Hotel & Thur Sept 4th @8p.m. in Westwood Hotel, Galway. Tel: (086) 2468203 / 

READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT: Ex 33:7-9. Ps 94:1-2, 6-9, R/ v 8. Rm 13:8-10. Mt 18;15-20. Lect 1:697



  Parish of Kilclooney & Creagh

 Sunday, AUGUST 24TH  –  21ST  Sunday O. T   2013

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

(090) 9645080 (Creagh)

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

Evening:  6p.m.
Mon:   Bill & Bridie Goode, Moher. 

Tues:   John Joe & Mary Burns, Mackney.

Wed:   Brigid Larkin, Mackney.  

Thur:  John & Mary Dowd & grandson Ronan, St. Brendan’s Tce.   

Fri:      Mass for the Sick & the Bereaved. 

Sat:  10a.m.   Micheal Ryan, Listowel & Duggan Ave (M.M.)


SUNDAY: AUGUST 31st  :    First Mass of;    Sat. 7p.m.


                             Fionnuala Creaven, Ruane.

9a.m.              People of the Parish.

11a.m.           Michael & Lena Hughes, Mackney. 

12.15p.m.     Dec mem Johnston Family, Station Road.


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


Mon:  Gary McCafferty, Kilgarve Pk.         Tues: John, Maeve & Ted Conway, Dublin. 

Wed:  Dec mem Carr Fam, Harbour Rd.   Thur: Paddy Kelly, Woodlawn   

Fri:      Mary & Danny O’Neill, Assum Rd,  Daniel & Michelle O’ Neill, Clontuskert

             & Jimmy Doyle.

Sat:  12 noon:   Padraic Dolan, Newtown (M.M.).  


SUNDAY:  AUGUST 31st :     First Mass of; Sat. 6.30p.m.

                           Ralph & Gerard Carty, Shralea.

10.30a.m.        Bridie & dec mem Fallon Fam, Birchgrove.


ROSARY: in St. Michael’s on Sunday @ 7p.m. for summer months.

ADORATION: on Thursday from 6.20 – 9pm in St. Ml’s Church.

DAY TRIP TO KNOCK: departing at St. Michael’s Church on Sun 7th Sept @ 10.15a.m. – returning 8p.m. Day trip includes breakfast & evening meal. Limited places – book early. Details: Darran Finnerty (086) 8776273.


LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR: starts Tues 2nd Sept for 8 weeks @ 7-9.30p.m. in the Old School, Tynagh. This 7- week series of Eucharist, prayer, praise, teachings, testimonies, music & song takes us from an intellectual knowledge of Jesus to a deep personal experience of Jesus as Lord & Saviour. Details: Theresa Foley @ (086) 3241269. All welcome  

CHILDREN OF MARY RETREAT: with Mass Mon, Tues & Wed, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sept in St. Michael’s Church @ 7.30p.m. All welcome.


ACTIVE RETIREMENTWalkers meet in Athletic Track Tues @ 10.30a.m.

FAIR & FESTIVAL: Committee meeting on Monday next, Aug 25th @ 8.30p.m. in Gullane’s Hotel. October Fair dates: 4th – 12th October, 2014.

AGE ACTION IRELAND: computer classes for over 55’s in B’sloe Library – suitable for beginners: email, Internet etc – small groups 2/3 people. Commencing in Sept. Details: B’sloe Library @ 9643464.

GABLES ART GROUP: Art Classes starting Tues evening from 2nd Sept

7-9p.m. in Creagh Training Centre with Maura – (086) 1657491; Sept 3rd 10a.m. –12noon upstairs in Salmon’s Shop with Jackie (087) 2341535.

ART CLASSES: Kilconnell Art Group resumes Wed. 3rd Sept @ 7-9p.m. in Kilconnell Sports complex. Beginners welcome – Maura @ (086) 1657491

CALOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY CHAMPION 2014: Search is on for local champions who go above & beyond the call in parishes, who get things done & work tirelessly  to improve the lives of people around them. Send nominations to or call 1850812450.Closing date end of September. Winner will receive €1,500 & their nominated charity or local organisation will receive €7,500.

ACCORD COLLECTION:  Thank you to all who contributed.  €1,174 raised.

R.I.P. Paddy Ward, Tuam (brother of Teresa Corcoran, Meadowbrook)

READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT:  Jer 20:7-9. Ps 62:2-6, 8-9, R/ v 2. Rm 12: 1-2. Mt 16:21-27. lect 1:695.


Trocaire thanks you most sincerely for your generosity in supporting the organisation’s work with people affected by conflict in the Middle East. Trocaire echoes the call of Pope Francis for your prayer for Christians and all other populations that are suffering at the present time, and for dialogue and reconciliation as the basis for peace. We remember especially people affected by conflict in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan & Israel.    




Send into the fields the workers

who will achieve the harvest of tomorrow

and prove their love

in determined hours

not counting moments, years,

unless to note the joy of service

For others not our own but yours.

Grant this generation of opportunity

the vision of those tomorrows that

depend on the response this

generation makes today.

Help us to hear your Son.

He says to our generation too:

Come follow me. Amen 





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