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
EASTER Sunday – SUNDAY APRIL 5th  B 2015
Tel (090) 9643916 – Fax (090) 9642116.
email: stmichaelsballinasloe@eircom.net
 
 
Mass Intentions this week  :  St. Michael’s. (Monday/Friday )
Morning: 10a.m                                                                                     
Mon        The Hardiman family  Kiltormer                                                                      Tues:       Joe and dec. members Holohan family. Knocknagreena.
 Wed:      Eddie & Shane McKenna, Portnick Drive.
Thur:       Tom Joe Kelly, Shralea.
Fri            Des &Charlie Casey, Knocknagreena.
Sat. 10.a.m.     Angela O Carroll, Millrace Apts. (M.M.)  
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 12th  :      First Mass of; Sat. 7p.m. 
                        Elaine Fahy, Moher.                                                                     9a.m.          Maureen Hough, Woodmount.   
11a.m.       Bridie Doherty, Eagle Lodge.     
12.15p.m. Jerry, Margaret & Noel Ryan, Main Street.  
  
Our Lady Of Lourdes, Creagh:  (Monday/Friday) 10a.m.   
No Mass in Creagh Church Monday to Friday.
Sat:  12noon:  Irvin Dolan,Kilgarve Park, & Boston  (M.M.)  
SUNDAY, APRIL 27th :    First Mass of; Sat 6.30p.m.
                   Nora & Michael Berrigan, Beagh.
10.30a.m.     Pat & Margaret Downey, Cuilleen.
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ADORATION: on Wed.-8.00am-7.00pm. Thurs- 8.00am-9.00pm. Fri 8.00am-8.00pm. Sun next 6.00pm-7.00pm.
DIVINE MERCY: Sun 12thh: Mass @ 3p.m.with Bishop Kevin Doran in Knock Shrine. Prayer & Reconciliation with Exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Readings starts @ 12.45p.m. Bus from St. Michaels Square at 10.00am. Call 090 9643587 for details. 
SUICIDE AWARENESS ASIST COURSE free 2 day course Wed 22nd &Thurs 23rd April in Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe.  Contact 087 7746203 brian_derrane@hotmail.com or 091 560182 mary.osullivan@hse.ie  for details.
SOCIAL SERVICES Ltd. Draw resumes this week. Members required to join 60 euro per annum. Please support.
OPEN DAY for Free ECCE Scheme/Montessori for Sept 2015 will be held at Balliinasloe Community Creche, Poolboy on Fri. 10th Apr.10.00am-12.00pm. Everyone welcome. Call 09096 45802 for further information.
BALLINASLOE CAMOGIE CLUB Progressive 25 card game April 5th in Gullane’s Hotel 6 per table 10 euro per person - starting 8.00pm. Tickets at reception on night. 
BALLINASLOE GOLF CLUB  invite to junior girls/boys taster morning at Golf Club on Thurs. 9th April from 10.00am -12 noon. Cost is 5 euro.  For more info. Johnny 0877949487 or Kitty 0868379091.
BALLINASLOE FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB: Flower arranging demonstration by Beatrice Hartog AOIFE on Wed 8th Apr.at 8.00pm.
In Gullane’s Hotel.  Competitions.
SINGERS CIRCLE in Dunlo Tavern this Thurs 9.30pm.
FORROIGE in South Roscommon is hosting a Community Awareness Social Media & Internet Safety Event on Fri April 17th at 8.00pm in Moore Hall. All welcome. 
                                                                            
B’SLOE WEST NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: meet Wed. 23rd -7.30p.m. in Gullane’s 
CU FACTOR TALENT COMP: Closing date is Thur 24th. Forms available from B’sloe Credit Union or on line.
B’SLOE GAA EASTER FOOTBALL CAMP: 7th-8th-9th April   10-1.00pm. Registration Tues morning at 9.30pm.
TROCAIRE BOXES; Please return on Saturday 11th /Sunday 12th.  Thank you.
THANKS to all who supported the Priests Easter Collection.
R.I.P. Teresa Geoghegan, Brackernagh; Brendan Tully, Brackernagh; Frances Phelan, Duggan Avenue.
READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT: Acts 4:32-55.   Ps 117:2-4, 15-18,  R/ v 1.1.    1Jn5:1-6.   Jn. 20:19-31.   Lect 1:441.
Furthermore, power is found in another resurrection lesson that good is more powerful than evil and that life is stronger than death .Easter does not discount Good Friday, but it certainly outshines it, proving that there is no affliction, no setback, no misfortune we face that cannot serve as a stepping-stone for something wonderful. We need never languish in despair for whatever we endure. The resurrection of Jesus encourages us to look for the oasis in the desert, the silver lining in every cloud. We find power in meeting our problems and doing what we need to take care of ourselves by the assurance of eventual victory.  Michael R. Kent
 

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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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