Newsletter 3rd September 2017



3rd September 2017


Saturday 2nd September — Sunday 10th September

Saturday:           2nd September        7.00pm        Evelyn & Patrick Martin

Sunday:             3rd September         11.30am        Kevin Irwin

Monday:           4th September           9.30am         Michael Killion

Tuesday:          5th September            9.30am         Annie Walsh

Wednesday:    6th September           9.45am       Mass for the Sick

Thursday:        7th September            9.30am         People of the Parish.

Friday:              8th September           7.00pm        Margaret & Patrick Finneran. Annemarie Noone

Saturday:          9th September          10.30am      Josie Mc Hugh (Months Mind)

Saturday:          9th September           7.00pm      Alan Mitchell

Sunday:            10th September           11.30am     Brendan & Mary Brosnan



Vigil 7p.m. – J. Cunningham, M. Morgan.

Sun. 11:30 a.m. – J. Donnelly, P. Leonard, M. Gunning.


Vigil 7 p.m. P. Ruane.

Sun. 11:30 a.m.   N. O’Connor, G. Healy.


Group C – M. Martin, C. Grady, B. Murray, H. Finneran

Reflection:        Words from Pope Francis on Love in the Family

Parents rely on schools to ensure the basic instruction of their children, but can never

completely delegate the moral formation of their children to others. (Amoris Laetitia 263)

KILTOOM PARISH OFFICE: Will be closed on Monday 4th September

 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: Please note, 8.30am Mass on Sundays will return on Sunday 1st October.

SICK CALLS: Fr. Michael will be calling to the sick and housebound on Tuesday 5th September

PAINTING OF CHURCH: It is intended to repaint the Church in the near future, this is to be completed by mid-November. The Church is showing signs of wear and tear after 8 years. Painting contractors interested in tendering for the work, should contact either Michael O’Brien (087 2521422) or Tom Shine (087 2721140) for a schedule of the scope of the works.

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

 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.

Grandparents Association – Knock: Grandparents National Annual Pilgrimage September 10th 2017, Knock Shrine 2.30p.m. Everybody welcome to honour & thank  Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin –  Ballina School Choir – Dana sings ‘Our Lady of Knock’.

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.  The closing date for applications is Friday September 15th 2017.

 RADIO MARIA IRELAND: is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station, located in Dublin with 6,000 monthly listeners in Ireland and around the world, spreading the Gospel message of Joy, Hope and Charity with a mixture of Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies – all commercial free.  RADIO MARIA IRELAND is available to download FREE by App “RADIO MARIA WORLD FAMILY” on mobile devices, FREE streaming on by clicking “LISTEN LIVE” or can be listened to on the phone via a live radio feed by calling +353 (0) 1 437 3277.

 St. Brigid’s G.A.A.:       Lotto Jackpot this weekend €10,200.

Last weeks results: Numbers Drawn—12 / 21 / 23 / 30. There was no jackpot winner There were 7 match three winners, each receiving €30.00. Draw takes place Sunday night 03/09/2017 in Brigid’s Sports & Social Centre at 10pm.

 Club Cam:             Club Cam 50/50 Draw

Guaranteed winner each week. Congratulations to last weeks winner Bridget Kiernan, Roscommon €542 . This weeks draw will take place in Hamrock’s, Brideswell, Sunday 3rd September at 10pm .


Hodson Bay Athletic FC 5 – 0 Lough Harps

If you would like to get involved with the team in any capacity, please call Cormac on 086 3519492.

KILTOOM KNIT & NATTER CLUB: Crochet & Knitting. Re opening Monday 4th September from 11.00am – 12.30pm in the Parish Hall. New members always welcome, just pop in.

Roscommon Stroke Support Group: Roscommon Stroke Support Group is up and running.  The Group have exercise therapy, support/ information sessions and tea and a chat.   It runs every Tuesday from 12 noon to 2pm in Hannon’s Hotel, Athlone Road, Roscommon.  If you or a friend had a stroke and would like to meet people in a similar situation in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere you are welcome to join the Group.  If you are interested, you should contact Martina Greene, Stroke Support Group, Coordinator, Irish Heart Foundation  Tel 087 6057696 or email her at

Conway-Byrne Dance Academy: are now enrolling for September classes in Ballybay Parish Hall. New beginners welcome. Boys & Girls from ages 3 up. Contact Edel on 089 6121257

ROSCOMMON / MAYO HOSPICE: seek individuals, organisations, groups, businesses etc to have a coffee morning/evening on their behalf on National Coffee morning for hospice Thursday 14th September, or any date that suits you.  Please support this appeal and call 0949388666 or email Your help will make the difference.

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING: Annual hospice coffee morning in Ballybay Parish Hall, Thursday 14th September from 9.00am – 3.00pm. Your support for this worthy cause as always would be greatly appreciated. Please drop in for a coffee and/or bake OR if you have an hour to help out we would welcome that. Contact: Nicky Mc Cormack (086 6021473) or Helen Neeson (087 9680468)

CROCHET/KNITTING CLASSES: Learn to knit & crochet with Anne Marie Griffin (qualified tutor) @ zipyard irishtown athlone.  Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday evenings 7 -9 pm small classes.  Individual attention assured.  Booking essential, contact details  0868053467


ADULT CHOIR: Cór Comáin, a new choir based in Roscommon Town are currently recruiting for new members. It is not necessary to have prior choir experience or be able to read music. Starting on the 7th September, rehearsals will take place every Thursday evening from 8-9.30pm in Gleeson’s, Roscommon. Contact 0863052204 or email

CHILDREN’S CHOIR: As part of the Cór Comáin project, a new Children’s Choir will take place every Thursday from 6-7.15pm in Gleeson’s. Boys & Girls from 3rd class are invited to apply. For more information, please contact 0863052204 or email