Newsletter – 2nd July


2nd July 2017


Saturday 02-07-17—Sunday 09-07-17

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

Sunday:     2nd July        11.30am              Baby Ide Harrington Brennan

Monday:    3rd July                                      No Mass

Tuesday:    4th July                                      No Mass

Wednesday:  5th July                                 No Mass

Thursday:  6th July                                     No Mass

Friday:       7th July         9.30am               People of the Parish

Saturday:  8th July       10.30am              Martin Downey (Months Mind)

Saturday:  8th July        7.00pm               Bridgie Tiernan

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

Alter Servers

 Saturday    8th July           7.00pm       Team 4

Sunday       9th July           11.30am     Team 4


Congratulations and best wishes to

Sarah Young & Domhnall Young

who were married in our church recently. May God bless them

and we wish them a long and happy life together.

Reflection:        Words from Pope Francis on Love in the Family

Take time, quality time. This means being ready to listen patiently and attentively to everything the other person wants to say. It requires the self-discipline of not speaking until the time is right. (Amoris Laetitia, Par 137)

MASSES NEXT WEEK: There will be no masses in the Church of the Risen Christ next 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.

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 3rd 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

Celebration of Marriage: The Annual Celebration of Marriage will take place this 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

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:

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

SCHOOLS OUT!: Wishing all the Staff and Pupils of Ballybay National School a lovely Summer. Best wishes to the 6th Class students and they have ended their journey in Primary School and Good Luck starting your new journey in Secondary School. We look forward to meeting and welcoming a new class of Junior Infants in September.

St. Brigid’s G.A.A.:      Lotto Jackpot this weekend €8,400

Last weeks results: Numbers Drawn—02 / 08 / 12 / 29. There was no jackpot winner

There were 8 match three winners, each receiving €25.00

Draw takes place Sunday night 02/07/2017 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 Jimmy Bolton, Curraghboy, €521. This weeks draw will take place in Hamrocks,Bar, Sunday 2nd July at 10pm. Draw tickets can now be purchased on Cam Celtic FC Facebook page.

PIETA HOUSE & EMERALD STORM: The lively vibrant celtic group “Emerald Storm” will make a return to the Hudson Bay Hotel in Athlone on Sunday 2nd July at 8.00pm in aid of Pieta House. Tickets €15.00 available from any Pieta House committee member, hotel reception or on the door on the night.

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 this weekend (Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July). Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

PIETA HOUSE: Will be holding their annual church gate collection next 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.

A Special Mass for Healing: will take place in Our Lady Star of the Sea Prayer Centre, Curraghboy on Friday, 7th July commencing at 8 p.m. The Celebrant will be Fr. Ireneusz Kuzmicki. Confessions will take place from 7 p.m. prior to Holy Mass. Also Marian Carroll who was healed at Knock will speak on the night and Individual Blessings will take place after Mass. Contact 086 4054489.