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,  JULY 20TH   –  16TH 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:    John Mulvey, Jubilee Street & Derryneil.   

Tues:   Thomas & Sabina Madden, Deerpark.

Wed:   Dec mem Donovan & Hill Families  
Thur:  Dec mem McNeill Family, Kilclooney.  

Fri:      Patsy Geraghty, St. Michael’s Square

Sat:  10a.m.   Personal Intention.


SUNDAY: JULY 27th  :         First Mass of;    Sat. 7p.m.


                             Vincent Creaven, Hymany Park

9a.m.              People of the Parish.

11a.m.           Teresa (Prim) Dooley, St. Joseph’s Place. 

12.15p.m.     James Black, Ard Mhuire   

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


Mon:   Darragh Kelly, Kilclooney.                   Tues:  Personal Intention

Wed:  Personal Intention.                                 Thur: Dec mem Warner Family. 

Fri:     Personal Intention.                                  Sat: 12 noon:  Bernie Kelly, Portnick.  


SUNDAY: JULY 27th :     First Mass of; Sat. 6.30p.m.

                           Eugene Hynes, Ardcarn & dec mem Hynes & Dolan Fam

10.30a.m.        Johnny Flynn, Castlepark.


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

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

ESKER RETREAT CENTRE:Athenry – Aug 8-10th Breath of the Spirit in God’s Creation by Diarmuid O’Murchu. Locating the Holy Spirit, not merely in the human and in the Church, but awakening a new sense of the sacred in the natural world itself.


LOUGH DERG: Daily boats to the island from 10.30a.m. until 3p.m. – 7 days a week up to 13th August. No booking necessary. Further information contact Maureen or Sharon (071) 9861518 or email

CEMETERY MAINTENANCE COLLECTION:  will be held after Cemetery Sunday Prayers in Creagh this Sunday.


CANCER CARE WEST: Prostate Cancer Support meeting on Monday 21st @ 7.30p.m. at 72 Seamus Quirke Road, Westside, Galway. Details: (091) 540040.

ACTIVE RETIREMENTWalkers meet Tuesday @ 10.15a.m. at Library Car park for walk in Clonbrock.

CARERS ASSOCIATION: would appreciate your assistance in finding Ireland’s Family Carer of the Year 2014 & Ireland’s Young Carer of the Year 2014. Your can nominate online at or contact the office at Kings Street, Loughrea @ (091) 880418.

SUMMER CAMP: 11-15th August. Music/Dance/Art/Drama – €25. Contact (087) 2462457.


R.I.P. Rita Concannon, Ashfield Drive; Michael Ryan, Listowel & late of Duggan Ave (br of Helen Maguire, Suckfield; Noel Ryan, Cleaghmore & Bernard Ryan, Millrace).

READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT: Is 55: 1-3. Ps 144:8-9, 15-18, R/v 16. Rm 8:35, 37-39. Mt 14: 13-21. Lect 1:685

CEMETERY SUNDAY: is on today, Sunday, July 20th  @ 3p.m. in Creagh & 4.30p.m. in Kilclooney. 


The owner of the field who allowed the wheat and the darnel to grow together is a reminder to us to be patient with ourselves and with others when we see everything is not right. Sometimes a preoccupation with the negative (the darnel) can blind us to seeing the positive in our own lives and in the lives of others. When have you found that a willingness to live with the messiness of the present created the conditions for future growth?


The parable of the mustard seed and the leaven are reminders that seemingly insignificant things can have very positive results. Have you ever been surprised by the benefit to yourself or others of a kind gesture, a small initiative or a word of encouragement?


   Parish of Kilclooney & Creagh

 Sunday, JULY 6th  – 14th  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:   Peter & Thos Burke, Society St & Kilbegley. 

Tues:   Tom Keogh, Garbally Drive.

Wed:    Johnny Maloney, Yvonne & Bobby Ann.  

Thur:   Rose, Jim, Mary & Betty McDonnell,C/more & Jim McDonnell, Loughbown.  

Fri:       Bridie Long, Luton.

Sat:  10a.m.   Personal Intention.


SUNDAY:  13th JULY:      First Mass of;    Sat. 7p.m.


                             Margaret Jordan, Derrymullen

9a.m.              People of the Parish.

11a.m.           Jim McDonnell, Loughbown.

12.15p.m.    P.J. Hession, Poolboy.

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


Mon:  Valerie Martin, Ard Mhuire.          Tues:  Dec mem Kelly Fam, Portnick Drive 

Wed:  Dec mem O’Rourke Fam, Rathpeake.                                                                                   Thur:  Hugh & dec mem Connolly family, Leitrim.

Fri:      Bill & Mary Connors, Creagh Rd. 

SUNDAY: 13th JULY:    First Mass of; Sat. 6.30p.m.

                           Michael John Cogavin, Tulrush

10.30a.m.        Vera O’Grady, Ballygortagh.



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

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

ACCORD: B’sloe Marriage & Relationship Counselling Services available and affordable to all. Contact for appointment: (090) 9643573 or email


COMMEMORATIVE MASS: in Creagh Cemetery this Sunday, July 6th  12noon.

COLUMBAN SISTERS will speak at Masses next weekend and make a Mission Appeal. There will be a second basket collection.

POPES COLLECTION. Thanks for your support. 1,692euro was contributed.

ST. GRELLANS/TERESAS/ANNES Open Air Mass is on 7.00pm.

CARMELITE MONASTERY: Delgany, Co. Wicklow hold a Vocations Exploration Day for Women on 12th July from 10a.m. – 4p.m. Details: (085) 8601794 or email: 

GOLF SUMMER CAMP: in B’sloe Golf Club 21st, 22nd & 23rd July. Boys & girls. Min.age 10 yrs.Number of places limited.Tel: 9642126 or (087) 2435291.

B’SLOE CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE: Free & confidential service to persons with a cancer diagnosis & their families. Centre open Mon 4-6p.m; Wed & Fri 10a.m. – 1p.m. Tel: 9645574 – open to everyone.

ALOHA KIDS YOGA: every Tuesday from 6-8p.m. in Croffy’s yard. Contact: Elaine– (087) 6126798.

ACTIVE RETIREMENTWalkers meet Tuesday @ 10.15 in Moycarn for walk in Correen Wood.

PAT CAHILL 6 K FUN RUN/WALK: in aid of Sunflower Chernobyl Appeal  takes place in Aughrim on Sun 13th July @ 11a.m. Registration: €10. Starts @ 9.30a.m. Details: Pat Dillon (087) 4172307 or

TROUBLE CLEFS CHOIR, BSLOE: Contemporary Choir meet in Hayden’s on Friday evenings. Jun (5-15) from 5-6p.m.; Senior (Adults) from 7-8p.m.

INFO EVENING: On European Voluntary Service-Youth Information Centre, Marina Point on Thur 10th from 6.30-8.30p.m. Details: Helen (087)6780640 or

B’SLOE RUGBY CLUB hold summer Camp on Mon August 11th @ 9.30a.m. Details: Seamus @ (089) 4341367.

TINY TOTS CRECHE& PRESCHOOL:Creagh have free preschool places on ECCE Scheme (not means tested). Open to all children aged 3yrs 2mths – 4yrs-7mths. Details: Jennifer 9644480.

R.I.P . Lynn Cassidy, Bray (sister of Dr. Michael Cassidy, Cleaghmore)     Mary Flynn,Taughmaconnell;;  Angela Kelly,Portnick.

READINGS FOR SUNDAY NEXT: Is 55:10-11. Ps 64: 10-14, R/Lk 8:8. Rm 8:18-23. Mt 13:1-23. lect 1:675

CEMETERY SUNDAY: is on Sunday, July 20th  @ 3p.m. in Creagh & 4.30p.m. in Kilclooney.  Please make an effort to tidy graves.

Recall and give thanks for people who, like Jesus in the story, were able to combine challenge with sympathetic support and understanding for you.





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