Newsletter 16th & 23rd July 2017


Saturday 15-07-17—Sunday 30-07-17

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

Sunday:              16th July        11.30am      Paddy Mongey

Monday:             17th July         9.30am       People of the Parish

Tuesday:            18th July          7.00pm      Special Intention

Wednesday:     19th July          9.30am       Mass for the Sick

Thursday:          20th July         9.30am       Mass Available

Friday:               21st July           7.00pm       Canon Greene & Deceased members of Canon Greene’s Family

Saturday:           22nd July        7.00pm       Mark Higgins. Hugh Slevin

Sunday:              23rd July          11.30am      Batty & Mai Leonard

Monday:            24th July          No Mass

Tuesday:           25th July           9.30am       People of the Parish

Wednesday:     26th July           9.30am      Mass Available

Thursday:         27th July           9.30am       Mass Available

Friday:              28th July            7.00pm       Edward Sammon

Saturday:         29th July            7.00pm       Deceased Members of the Morgan Family

Sunday:             30th July           11.30am      Martin, Annie Margaret Quinn

 Alter Servers

Saturday 22nd July   7.00pm           Team 1

Sunday     23rd July   11.30am           Team 1

Saturday 29th July   7.00pm           Team 2

Sunday   30th July   11.30am           Team 2

Recent Baptisms

We Welcome into the Christian Community

Ellie Behan.           Shane Fitzpatrick.        Lucy Ann Coombes.

Who were Baptised in our Church recently

We congratulate their parents and we wish them all God’s blessing

Reflection:        Words from Pope Francis on Love in the Family

But do not let the day end without making peace in your family. Our first reaction when we are annoyed should be one of heartfelt blessing, asking God to bless, free and heal that person. (Amoris Laetitia 104)

PARISH OFFICE: The Parish Office will be closed from Monday July 17th, reopening on Tuesday 25th July.

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. Price: €15.00

 Special Appeal for East Africa: The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has announced that an emergency collection will take place at all Masses across Ireland on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd July to fund life-saving aid for people currently affected by the devastating hunger crisis in east-Africa.  The money raised will be donated to Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland, which is delivering emergency food, water and health care to the 25 million people affected. Thank you for your vital support.

Envelopes for this appeal will be available at the Church Door.

Lough Derg Pilgrimages: You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Sunday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. 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 9851518 (from NI 00353 71 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

Certificate in Religious Education (Primary): Are you a parent of a child in primary school who is doing the Alive O or Grow in Love Religious Education Programme?  Would you like to learn more about these programmes for your own faith development and to help you with the Religious Education of your children? If your answer is yes to both of these, you might be interested in the Certificate in Religious Education (Primary) offered by St Angela’s College, Sligo. This is a one-year part-time course over eight weekends which allows participants to explore issues of faith and life in such a way that they can assist primary school age children grow in their own faith and understanding of Catholic Christianity. For further information contact Maxine Gilmartin at or 071 9143580 ext. 552 or visit the St Angela’s College website.

CLONMACNOISE PRAYER VIGIL: In Cluain Chiarán prayer centre on Friday 21st July. Mass at 9.00pm. Adoration and Prayers to follow until 2.15am. Contact Dave 085 7746763. (“These ruins are still charged with a great mission” St. Pope John Paul II)

 St. Brigid’s G.A.A.:      Lotto Jackpot this weekend €8,800

Last weeks results: Numbers Drawn—01 / 16 / 26 / 27. There was no jackpot winner

There were 3 match three winners, each receiving €70.00

Draw takes place Sunday night 16/07/2017 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 Tom Blaine, Kiltoom, €506. This weeks draw will take place in Mc Dermotts, Curraghboy, Sunday 16th July at 10pm.

Due to no newsletter being printed next week, we will publish this weekends winners of  St. Brigid’s Lotto & Club Cam Draw (along with next weeks winners) in the newsletter for the 30th July

PIETA HOUSE: Would like to thank all who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection. Your generosity helped them raise €558.87.

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 this weekend (Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of July). Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

RIGHT START MONTESSORI: 2017 Summer Camps. 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.

CONGRATULATIONS: To Roscommon Senior and U17’s who are now the Connaught Champions. Well done to all involved and to our local players, Niall Mc Inerney, Brian Stack, Ronan Stack & Ian Kilbride of the Senior Team and Shane Cunnane, Ciaran Sugrue, Paul Mc Grath, Pierce Frost, Billy Mc Donnell & Darragh Murray of the U17’s Team.

CONGRATULATIONS: To the local teams & solo’s competing in the community games national finals festival in August in Abbotstown in Dublin

U10 Indoor soccer girls

U10 Indoor soccer boys

U12 Modern dance group

U14 gaelic football girls

U15 Culture corner

Brendan Murphy (Long Jump)

Alison Nugent (double eventer 100m & Indoor Soccer)

Josh Dowling (Handwriting)

Congratulations to competitors and their managers

Western Alzheimers: are currently recruiting for Healthcare Assistants in the community throughout County Roscommon and also at our Day Centre in Fourmilehouse.  These positions are available on our Community Employment Project.  If you would like to find out more, please call us on 090 66 27816 or email us at

BALLINASLOE CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE: Will be holding a Church gate collection in the Parish next weekend ( 22nd & 23rd of July) .  The Centre provides a free and confidential service for persons diagnosed with cancer and their families. It relies on fundraising and voluntary contributions to run the centre.

GERRY O’MALLEY MEMORIAL MONUMENT: The committee would like to announce that they have now reached their fundraising target and will no longer be selling raffle tickets or accepting donations towards the project. They would like to thank everyone for the support that they have received throughout the parish and from all over the County, Country and abroad. Due to Roscommon’s participation in the quarter finals of the All-Ireland Football championships, the raffle draw will now take place at 9.00pm in the marquee at the Brideswell Pattern Festival on Sunday 30th July 2017.