Newsletter – 25th June 2017


25th JUNE 2017


Saturday 24-06-17—Sunday 02-07-17

 Saturday: 24th June        7.00pm             Eamonn O’Connor

Sunday: 25th June        11.30am            Thomas Gunning

Monday: 26th June           9.30am            People of the Parish

Tuesday:  27th June           9.30am             Thanksgiving Mass

Wednesday: 28th June                                      No Mass

Thursday: 29th June                                     No Mass

Friday: 30th June                                      No Mass

 Saturday:  1st July           7.00pm                Dan, Lily & PJ Martin. Breege Nally

Sunday: 2nd July        11.30am                Baby Ide Harrington Brennan

Alter Servers

 Saturday    1st July           7.00pm       Team 3

Sunday       2nd July           11.30am     Team 3

Reflection:   Words from Pope Francis on Love in the Family

Dialogue is essential for experiencing, expressing and fostering love in marriage and family life. (Amoris Laetitia, Par 136)

MEDJUGORJE: Wednesday morning, Fr. Michael will be travelling to Medjugorje. If anyone would like any petitions brought out, please drop them to the Parochial House by Tuesday evening (27th June).

MASSES NEXT WEEK: There will be no masses in the Church of the Risen Christ next Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (28th, 29th, 30th June) or the following Monday to Thursday (3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th July) as Fr. Michael will be in Medjugorje. If you need a Priest while Fr. Michael is away, please contact Fr. Hugh on 090 6488143.

PARISH OFFICE: Will be closed at 12.30pm on Tuesday 27th June.

HOUSE CALLS: Fr. Michael will be calling to the sick and housebound on Monday 26th June.

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 from this weekend

Limited number will be on sale from 1st July. 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

All Ireland Rally for Life: All-Ireland RALLY FOR LIFE takes place on Saturday 1st July at 2pm starting at Parnell Square, Dublin 1. For information regarding buses, contact The Life Institute on 01-8730465 or email More information on .

Bus from Athlone: Fare 15euro. Booking essential: Contact 086-846-2284

Celebration of Marriage: The Annual Celebration of Marriage will take place on Sunday July 2nd at 3pm in St Patrick’s Church, Castlerea, Co Roscommon celebrating 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, Anniversaries, followed by a reception at Cuisle, Donamon.  For Details of registration please contact Parish Office Castlerea on 094 9621219 or Cuan Aire Family Life Centre on Mondays or Thursdays on 094 9620057 or

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

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:

ELPHIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: Annual Church Gate Collection in aid of the assisted pilgrims section will be taking place this weekend the 24th & 25th July. This year 60 assisted pilgrims from the diocese will travel to Lourdes as part of the annual pilgrimage and money collected at the church gates will be used towards the costs of this section of the pilgrimage.

CONGRATULATIONS: To the 6th Class Students from the Parish on their Graduation from Primary School. Thank you to all the Teachers and Parents / Guardians who guided them along the way. We wish them well as they begin their new journey into Secondary School.

St. Brigid’s G.A.A.: Lotto Jackpot this weekend €8,200

Last weeks results: Numbers Drawn—01 / 05 / 14 / 24. There was no jackpot winner

There were 3 match three winners, each receiving €70.00

Draw takes place Sunday night 25/06/2017 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 Eamonn Mc Donnell, Curraghboy, €532. This weeks draw will take place in Mc Dermots, Curraghboy, Sunday 25th June at 10pm. Draw tickets can now be purchased on Cam Celtic FC Facebook page.

Athlone Agri Show: takes place this Sunday 25th June from 10am at Athlone Equestrian Centre, Moydrum.  A great family day out where the town meets the country.  Dog, Equine, Ovine, Cookery Competitions. Lots of entertainment on the day. Visit or contact 0868521575 for more details.

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

St Brigids Gaa club are hosting their annual Cul Camp: from the 10th – 14th July. Please register online at gaa/kellogsculcamps or alternative you can contact Ollie Lennon on 0894066094. Price of the camp is €60 for 1 child, €110 for 2 children & €150 for 3/4/5 children.

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.

Irish Wheelchair Association: will be holding their church gate collection on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July 2017. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.