Newsletter – 7th January 2018

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD 

7th JANUARY 2018

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

Saturday 6th January— Sunday 14th January 

Saturday:        6th January      7.00pm        Ann Morris (Months Mind)

Sunday:           7th January      8.30am         People of the Parish

Sunday:            7th January      11.30am        Veronica Tiernan. Mary Tiernan

Monday:          8th January                             No Mass  

Tuesday:         9th January       9.30am         Mass Available

Wednesday: 10th January       9.30am         Mass for the Sick

Thursday:      11th January       7.00pm        Communion Class ‘Do this in Memory’ Mass

Friday:             12th January       9.30am       Mass Available

Saturday:         13th January      7.00pm        Michael Fayne

Sunday:            14th January      8.30am        Olive Hynes

Sunday:           15th January      11.30am        Margaret Grehan

ALTER SERVERS

Saturday      13th January      7.00pm        Team Green 3

Sunday        14th January      8.30am        Team Red 1

Sunday        14th January      11.30am      Team Blue 3

Recent WEDDING

Congratulations and best wishes to

Mairéad Cunningham & Conor Rock

&

Charlene Mc Crossan & David Lennon 

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

and we wish them a long and happy life together.

Choose Life: While it is true that the taking of life not yet born or in its final stages is sometimes marked by a mistaken sense of altruism and human compassion, it cannot be denied that such a culture of death, taken as a whole, betrays a completely individualistic concept of freedom, which ends up by becoming the freedom of “the strong” against the weak who have no choice but to submit. (Pope John Paul II,  Evangelium Vitae, 19)

HOLY HOUR: We will hold our next Holy Hour here in the Church of the Risen Christ on Wednesday 24th January at 8.00pm. 

ELPHIN DIOCESE YOUNG ADULT PILGRIMAGE TO ASSISI AND ANCIENT CHRISTIAN ROME: 23rd June – 1st July, 2018 OPEN TO YOUNG ADULTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 35. Cost €599. see www.elphindiocese.ie for details. For Further Information please contact Frank McGuinness, Director of Youth & Young Adult MinistrySt. Mary’sTemple StreetSligoTel: 0879880690 Email: frank.mcguinness@elphindiocese.ie 

Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Married Couples: Do you want to improve the communication with your spouse? 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 2nd – 4th February 2018. For information contact Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, Mike & Anne (01) 450 0922, text or call 086 413 5440, or email info@retrouvaille.ie or visit www.retrouvaille.ie

New Members for Roscommon Solstice Choir: After a very successful year in 2017 Roscommon Solstice Choir will be welcoming new members on Sunday 7th and Sunday 14th January 2018 at 7 pm in Kilbride Community Centre. No audition. All ages and abilities welcome. Looking forward to welcoming you on the night. Andrew & Eimear Reynolds.

World Meeting of Families 2018: In just under 9 months’ time, Ireland will host the World Meeting of Families.  Register now to attend this historic event!  Over 18s ticket is €68 for all five days (22nd – 26th August) and all under 18 are free of charge.  The WMOF2018 team are also looking for Volunteers.  You can book your tickets and/or register to be a volunteer via their website www.worldmeeting2018.ie

BALLYBAY NATIONAL SCHOOL: Will re-open Monday 8th January, we hope you all had a lovely Christmas break. Wishing all the Children and Staff a Happy New Year.

COMMUNION CLASS CHILDREN: Your next ‘Do this in Memory’ Mass is on Thursday 11th January at 7.00pm. We ask all communion class children, parents and teachers to attend.  

St. Brigid’s G.A.A.:   Lotto Jackpot this weekend €13,800.

Last weeks results: Numbers Drawn—05 / 15 / 21 / 24. There was no jackpot winner There were 11 match three winner, receiving €20.00. Draw takes place Sunday night 07/01/2018 in Brigid’s Sports & Social Centre at 10pm.

Club Cam:   Club Cam 50/50 Draw. Guaranteed winner each week. Congratulations to last weeks winner Deborah Downes, Ballymullalin €504. This weeks draw will take place in McDermott’s, Curraghboy, Sunday 7th January at 10pm. Anyone who wants to join our draw for 3, 6 or 12 months should contact 087 2774490 or 086 8226357 or our facebook page Cam Celtic FC.

ELDER PERSONS PARTY: in association with An Gardai Siochana Community policing unit in Athlone. Will take place in the Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone on Sunday 28th January 2018 from 4pm—8pm. Tickets available at Athlone Garda Station from members of the Community policing unit. Ask for Andrew, Brian, Mary, Aileen or Clare. Tickets €8.00 per person. All welcome.

KILTOOM DRAMA GROUP: Well done on a fantastic performance of the pantomime ’Sleeping Beauty’ over the past few nights and best wishes on the next few. Remaining shows on Saturday and Sunday evening at 8.00pm with a matinee show Sunday at 3.00pm.

Eucharistic Adoration: Please consider committing to a weekly hour of prayer in Chapel of Adoration, Castle St, Athlone.  People needed for Tues 7pm, Wed 4am or 2pm, Thurs 9am or 4pm or 7pm, Sat 6am or 1pm.  Please contact Liturgical Centre,   Athlone, 090-6492278

CHURCH MINISTERS 2018 

COLLECTORS 

Vigil 7p.m. – J. Cunningham. M. Nolan.

Sun. 8:30 a.m. – T. Higgins, W. Kenny, T. Morris

Sun. 11:30 a.m. – P.J. Martin, A. Geraghty, C. Leonard.

ALTAR SOCIETY 

January Group A

A.Creaton. E. Lydon, N. Scally, E. Gallagher, F. Keenan, M. O’Connor