Newsletter 24th September 2017




 24th September 2017


Saturday 23rd September — Sunday 1st October

 Saturday:     23rd September      7.00pm     Hubert, Lily & Kathleen Martin.   Brigid Caulfield.

Sunday:         24th September      11.30am      Louise & Heather Meeley  & deceased Family members

Monday:        25th September       No Mass

Tuesday:        26th September      No Mass

Wednesday: 27th September       No Mass

Thursday:      28th September      No Mass

Friday:            29th September      No Mass

Saturday:       30th September       7.00pm     Seán Neeson

Sunday:              1st October            8.30am     Special Intention (sick)

Sunday:              1st October            11.30am     Maureen Kenny


 Gerard (Gerry) Murphy, Moyvannion, Kiltoom

 May God grant him eternal rest & comfort and console his

bereaved family and friends.

Choose Life: The family has a special role to play throughout the life of its members, from birth to death. It is truly “the sanctuary of life: the place in which life-the gift of God-can be properly welcomed and protected against the many attacks to which it is exposed, and can

develop in accordance with what constitutes authentic human growth”. Consequently the role of the family in building a culture of life is decisive and irreplaceable. (Pope John Paul II,

Evangelium Vitae, 92)

Day for Life 2017: Day for Life is celebrated on Sunday 1st October 2017.  As we face the immediate challenge to life here in Ireland, we are drawn to pray, to reflect and to offer practical and emotional support to those in need.  We pray especially for those who have lost a child and for those who are concerned about their pregnancy.  For prayers and resources see and

MASSES: Fr. Michael is away at the moment, therefor, there will be no weekday masses for the remainder of September, weekend masses will continue as normal. If you need a Priest while Fr. Michael is away, you can contact Fr. Hugh in Curraghboy 090 64 88143

PARISH OFFICE: Wednesday 27th September, the Parish Office will be closed at 10.30am

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE: From January 1st 2018, due to the large volume of requests for weekend masses, the first weekend of each month will be a Shared Mass. This is in keeping with the common practice of other Parishes.

SUNDAY MASSES: 8.30am Mass on Sundays will return next Sunday 1st October.

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

Interested in becoming a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of Elphin?: The Diocese of Elphin is now accepting applications from married and single men who may feel called to ministry as Permanent Deacons. The four year part-time training programme will begin in Autumn 2017. For further information or a conversation around the topic please contact the Director of the Permanent Diaconate by email to: or visit or pick up an information leaflet at the back of the church.

 ELPHIN DIOCESAN PARISH DEV. & RENEWAL GATHERING: will take place on Sat. Oct. 7th in St. Joseph’s Hall & Abbey Community College Boyle.  This year’s focus: “Let’s talk family, Let’s be family”  All welcome.  For more info see: or brochures in Church porches.

Handel’s Messiah – Knock Shrine: Saturday 18th November at 7.30pm sees the return of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra to present Handel’s ‘iconic’ Messiah at Knock Basilica. Conducted by Proinnsías Ó Duinn with soloists, Soprano Claudia Boyle, Alto Anne Marie Gibbons, Tenor Julian Hubbard and Bass Christopher Cull together with Our Lady’s Choral Society, Cór Mhaigh Eo and Ballina Chamber Choir.  Presented by Liz Nolan, RTE lyric fm.  Tickets available now at and at the Witness to Hope office Knock Shrine and Downtown Records Castlebar & Westport.

SIXTH CLASS STUDENTS & PARENTS:  Elphin Diocese’s 3rd annual Confirmation Youth Fest takes place in Boyle on Sat. Oct. 7th.  Representatives from all schools invited.  For more info see  …. A great opportunity for those hoping to receive Sacrament of Confirmation this year.

 EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARST (Eucharistic Ministers)   & MINISTERS OF THE WORD (Readers):  Elphin Diocese is hosting a renewal evening (8 -10 pm) for all in Sligo Park Hotel on Tues. Oct. 10th and in Abbey Hotel Roscommon on Wed. Oct. 11th.  Guest presenter:  Canon Niall Ahern.  Please attend.

A Special Mass for Healing: will take place in Our Lady Star of the Sea Prayer Centre, Curraghboy on Friday, 29th September (Feast of the Holy Archangels), commencing at 8 p.m. The Celebrant will be Fr. Thaddeus Doyle, editor of the “Curate’s Diary”. All are most welcome. Contact 086 4054489.

St. Brigid’s G.A.A.:       Lotto Jackpot this weekend €10,800.

Last weeks results: Numbers Drawn—07 / 22 / 29 / 31. There was no jackpot winner There were 3 match three winners, each receiving €70.00. Draw takes place Sunday night 24/09/2017 in Brigid’s Sports & Social Centre at 10pm.

 Club Cam:             Club Cam 50/50 Draw     Guaranteed winner each week. Congratulations to last weeks winner Mary Garvey, Roscommon €577. This weeks draw will take place in McDermott’s, Curraghboy, Sunday 24th August at 10pm.

Hodson Bay Athletic: Hodson Bay Athletic FC are having a Table Quiz in St Brigids GAA Centre on the evening of Friday the 29th of September at 9:00pm. Entry is €40 for a team of 4 with Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd and plenty of spot prizes too. For more information you can call Cormac on 086 3519492.

Roscommon Public Participation Network (PPN): are offering FREE training/information sessions for community groups throughout Sept. Oct. & Nov. in Boyle, Castlerea & Curraghboy. For more information or to book a place please contact Brenda Mc Nicholas on 086 0478616 or

CONNAUGHT P.T.A.A.: Mini Vigil, In the Apparition Church, Knock, on Friday September 29th from 8.30pm—12 midnight.. All centres are asked to be represented at the Mini Vigil.

COMMUNITY SOCIAL EVENT: “A very special and unique community social night in memory of Eamonn O’Donoghue will take place at the Hodson Bay Hotel on Saturday the 7th of October at 7.30pm. This special occasion will be marked by community and friends through a meal with entertainment by the ‘Bentley Boys’ band. Tickets for this social night are €50.00 and are available from Aengus O’Rourke (086) 3867484; Derek Minnock (087) 6469092; Des Hennelly (086) 8134462; Richard Brennan (087) 9902945. All support is welcome to mark what will be a very special and memorable community evening.”

Kiltoom Parent Baby & Toddler group: Kiltoom Parent Baby & Toddler group continues in the parish hall every Tuesday during school term from 10:00am -12:30pm. This is a community service run by local parents. If you are at home parenting or minding a baby or toddler please come along for a cuppa & some company. It is a space for babies & children to play together as much as it is a way to meet other parents/childminders in the parish. For further queries please ring Brenda @0879428175 or

Western Alzheimers: Church Gate Collection will be held in Kiltoom Church, on the 30th September and 1st October 2017.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Roscommon Cancer Support at Vita House: offer a new pet-care service, Heads and Tails. Dedicated, trained volunteers provide practical help which can help to bring peace of mind to pet owners while their cherished pet is looked after. If you would like support in caring for your pet or become  a volunteer please contact: Roscommon Cancer Support at Vita House, Abbey Street, Roscommon.  Tel: 0906625898 or email us on

 OUR SPACE, BY MAKING SPACE An exhibition of art and photography by members of the Making Space Athlone Artist’s Collective, will run in the Aidan Heavey Public Library from September 22nd to 30th. Free entry. All are welcome.

Galway Roscommon ETB in Monksland: Courses available to improve your Computer skills, Communication skills, Work Related skills, Maths, English, Literacy & Career Preparation. Courses also in QQI Healthcare. For further information contact Caroline Naughton Tel 087 0645938 or Email