Newsletter- Sunday 10th September 2017



 10th September 2017


Saturday 9th September — Sunday 17th September

 Saturday:     9th September       7.00pm       Alan Mitchell

Sunday:         10th September     11.30am      Brendan & Mary Brosnan

Monday:        11th September                           No Mass

Tuesday:       12th September                           No Mass

Wednesday: 13th September                          No Mass

Thursday:     14th September                          No Mass

Friday:           15th September                          No Mass

Saturday:       16th September     7.00pm      Bobby Donovan

Sunday:         17th September       11.30am    Patrick Ennis


 Ann Garrett, USA, Sister of Most Rev Christopher Jones Bishop Emeritus.

Ellen (Nellie) Gacquin (née Connaughton), Kilderney, Curraghboy. Mother of Deacon William Gacquin.

Norah Kelly (née Bigley), St Pauls Tce, Athlone. Mother of Joseph Kelly, Curramore.

 May God grant them eternal rest & comfort and console their

bereaved family and friends.


 Back in May & June the formation of Kiltoom Parish Council was spoke about in Mass and Nomination forms were available to be completed. I am now in a position to confirm and welcome the Kiltoom P.P.C. who I look forward to working along side in the running of the Parish.

 Fr. Michael Mc Manus                      Val O’Connor                    Michael O’Brien           

 Martin Reidy                                      Anne Sugrue                      Basil Mannion

Gaye Healy                                          Orlagh Tiernan                  Nancy Scally           

Monica Gleeson                                  Pat Leonard                       Tommy Healy

Ann Toohey

Reflection:        Words from Pope Francis on Love in the Family

The strength of the family “lies in its capacity to love and to teach how to love. For all a family’s problems, it can always grow, beginning with love”. (Amoris Laetitia 53)

MASSES: Please note, Fr. Michael is away from Monday, 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

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.

Thank you from Bishop Kevin: Bishop Kevin wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the people of the diocese who contributed almost €85,000 to the recent Trócaire East Africa appeal and almost €19,000 to the World Meeting of Families collection.

Confirmation 2018: Bishop Kevin is pleased to announce the Confirmation Programme for the Diocese of Elphin 2018.  He sends his best wishes to all those preparing for the special gift of the Holy Spirit, to their families and teachers, and assures them of his prayers at this important time. The Parish of Kiltoom & Cam will celebrate their Confirmation on Monday 23rd April 2018 in The Church of the Risen Christ. The dates of confirmation for other Parishes are available on

 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.

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.

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

Retrouvaille: – A Lifeline for Married Couples Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? Does talking about it only make it worse? The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages. Next programme starts 6th – 8th October 2017. For information contact Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, Mike & Anne (01) 450 0922, text or call 086 413 5440, or email or visit

 MOVE Ireland: MOVE, Men Overcoming Violence, works in the area of domestic violence.  Midland Move is currently taking referrals.  Please contact:  0906472174/0861721564 – Ewa 0858748108, Email: or

 St. Brigid’s G.A.A.: Lotto Jackpot this weekend €10,400.

Last weeks results: Numbers Drawn—01 / 09 / 12 / 13. There was no jackpot winner There were 7 match three winners, each receiving €30.00. Draw takes place Sunday night 10/09/2017 in Brigid’s Sports & Social Centre at 10pm.

Club Cam:   Club Cam 50/50 Draw

Guaranteed winner each week. Congratulations to last weeks winner Rose Nestor, Kiltoom €503 . This weeks draw will take place in O’Connell’s, Brideswell, Sunday 10th September at 10pm .

KILTOOM KNIT & NATTER CLUB: Crochet & Knitting. Continues Mondays from 11.00am – 12.30pm in the Parish Hall. New members always welcome, just pop in.

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)

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.”

FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA: with 4 course meal in aid of South Westmeath Hospice. Friday 22nd September, Radisson Hotel Athlone, Tickets €50.00 available in the Radisson Hotel, Both Cunningham Pharmacies & Fionnuala Hughes (087) 1172300)

CLONMACNOISE PRAYER VIGIL: in Cluain Chiarán prayer centre on Friday 15th September and every third Friday. Mass at 9.00pm. Adoration and Prayers follow until 2.15am. Contact Dave 085 7746763. (“These ruins are still charged with great mission” St. Pope John Paul II)