Newsletter – 9th July 2017




 9th July 2017


Saturday 08-07-17—Sunday 16-07-17

 Saturday:          8th July       7.00pm       Bridgie Tiernan

Sunday:             9th July       11.30am       Mary Ann & Thomas Lennon

Monday:           10th July                   No Mass

Tuesday:          11th July          9.30am        People of the Parish

Wednesday:    12th July        9.30am        Mass Available

Thursday:        13th July        9.30am         Mass Available

Friday:               14th July        7.00pm        Paddy & Teresa Leonard

Saturday:         15th July         7.00pm        Seán & Breege Henehan. Michelle Harney

Sunday:             16th July        11.30am       Paddy Mongey

Alter Servers

 Saturday    15th July           7.00pm       Team 5

Sunday       16th July           11.30am     Team 5

Reflection:        Words from Pope Francis on Love in the Family

Love does not have to be perfect for us to value it. The other person loves me as best they can, with all their limits, but the fact that love is imperfect does not mean that it is untrue or unreal. It is real, albeit limited and earthly. (Amoris Laetitia 113)

MASS NEXT WEEK: There will be no mass on Monday 10th July

PARISH OFFICE: The Parish Office will be closed from July 17th—21st therefore next week we will be publishing a double newsletter. Any notices that you would like included for the next two weeks, please e-mail, phone or drop them into the Parochial House by 11am Thursday 13th July. Thank You.

2018 MASS DIARY: The 2018 Mass Diary will be open from 31st July. Any Anniversary Masses for 2018 can be booked from 31st July by ringing Kiltoom Parish Office on 090 64 89105 or e-mailing Lorraine at

LAND OF SAINTS AND SCHOLARS: The story of the Catholic Church in Ireland

A copy will be available to view in the sacristy

Limited number on sale now. The book costs €15.00

A new book aiming for children of senior primary age. This is a 64 page history of our Church in graphic form. The illustrated narratives will help readers to develop a sense of identity with our Church and its history. Land of Saints & Scholars presents the Church in all its richness and diversity. It also uncovers the extraordinary strength and resilience of our Church in terms that will be easily understood and impossible to forget. The book also features the Diocese of Elphin and it will appeal to young and old alike. The book will not be available in bookshops.

The collection for the “Commissions of the Episcopal Conference” – 9th July: The Catholic Church in Ireland provides a range of pastoral services which are organised nationally and funded by a levy on each Diocese in accordance with its population. These include the Catholic Education Service, pastoral services to emigrants and to prisoners overseas and to immigrants, the bishops drugs initiative, the engagement of the bishops conference healthcare, justice and peace, and communications as well as the National Board for Safeguarding Children. The envelope for this collection is in your family box and your generous support for these initiatives will be greatly appreciated

Lough Derg Pilgrimages: You may begin your Three Day Pilgrimage on any day from 1st June until 13th August. No need to book. Daily boats to the Island from 10.30am until 3:00pm, 7 days per week. There are various travel options available countrywide.  The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality.  Telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9861518. Email:

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Bishop Kevin will lead the annual diocesan pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 20th August.  There will be a 30km pilgrim walk from Castlerea to Knock, starting at 6.40am.  A programme for young people aged 12-17 will take place at the HUB (Knock Youth Ministry) from 11am.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival: The Youth 2000 annual Summer Festival will take place from 17th to 20th August 2017 in the Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.  This is a donation only Catholic festival for young people aged 16-35.  Free buses from all over Ireland.  More info on

World Meeting of Families 2018: WMOF2018 has now launched its volunteer programme. If you wish to register to become a WMOF2018 volunteer at

 Family Week at Knock: This year as Knock Shrine celebrates its Family Focus Week (July 10th– 15th), many of the themes which Pope Francis addressed in ‘The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World’, will take centre stage. Incorporating times for discussion, sharing, reflection and prayer, it is hoped the week will provide time and space for families to celebrate what is good about family life and find courage and strength to deal with what is difficult or stressful. A full list of all that is happening is available on

THANK YOU FROM ELPHIN DIOCESSAN PILGRIMAGE: Thank you to all who generously contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection. The amount collected was €530.00

 St. Brigid’s G.A.A.: Lotto Jackpot this weekend €8,600

Last weeks results: Numbers Drawn—03 / 11 / 26 / 31. There was no jackpot winner

There were 6 match three winners, each receiving €35.00

Draw takes place Sunday night 09/07/2017 in St Brigid’s Sports & Social Centre at 10pm.

Club Cam:   Club Cam 50/50 Draw

Club Cam 50/50 Draw. Guaranteed winner each week. Congratulations to last weeks winner John Burke, Pollalaher, €530. This weeks draw will take place in O’Connell’s, Brideswell, Sunday 9th July at 10pm. Draw tickets can now be purchased on Cam Celtic FC Facebook page.

ATHLONE TOWN FC 5 DAY SUMMER SOCCER CAMP: Athlone Town Stadium from 9.30am – 1.30pm. WEEK 1: 17th – 21st July. WEEK 2: 24th – 28th July. €70.00 per child, special rate for Family or those who want to attend both camps. Each Participant will receive a complete set of Nike Camp Gear. Book online: or e-mail or call us today on 086 8791602 / 085 8474303

ACCORD Marriage Care CLG Athlone: is looking for volunteers (must be over 18 years of age) to assist with general tasks for our centre in Athlone town such as being present in the centre when counselling is taking place. If you are able to dedicate some free time to help support the important work of ACCORD in your Parish, please ring 090 6475491 or email with your contact details.

PIETA HOUSE: Will be holding their annual church gate collection this Saturday & Sunday (8th & 9th July) Your support would be greatly appreciated.

ROSCOMMON DISABILITY SUPPORT GROUP: Health Care Workers required in all localities. Please submit your CV to B Connolly, RSG, Derrane, Co Roscommon, email to or contact RSG on 090 6625852 for further information.

Hodson Bay Athletic FC—Training & Church Gate Collection: Training is starting soon for the new season which begins mid-August. All new players very welcome. If interested in getting involved you can call Cormac on 086 3519492 or Declan on 085 7288010. Also, Hodson Bay Athletic FC will have a Churchgate Collection on the weekend of Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of July. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

RIGHT START MONTESSORI: 2017 Summer Camps. 11th –14th July Cooking Camp. 18th—21st July Science Camp. 25th—28th July Pirate Camp. 1st August—4th August Music Camp. Contact Marion for further details 086 3704370 or 090 6446028. Now taking bookings for afterschool from September 2017.