Newsletter-Parish of Kiltoom & Cam. 1st April 2018

May the Lord’s blessings be with you this Easter and always.

I would like to wish you all an Easter filled with happiness, peace and joy.

Fr. Michael


Saturday 31st March— Sunday 8th April


Sat. (31st)        8.00pm             Holy Saturday

Sun. (1st)         11.30am          Easter Sunday -People of the Parish

Wed. (4th)       9.30am              Mary & Martin Monahan

Fri. (6th)          7.00pm             Fr. Colm Hayes (2nd Anniversary)

Sat. (7th)          10.30am           Mal Gilligan (Months Mine)

Sat. (7th)          7.00pm             Kieran Henry. Frank & Murial Nolan & deceased Family members

Sun. (8th)        11.30am             Mary Halpin. Brendan & Brigid Daly. Teresa Rushe.


Sat. (31st)        6.00pm             Holy Saturday

Sun. (1st)         10.00am           Easter Sunday- People of the Parish

Tues. (3rd)       7.00pm           Mary Healy *(requested by Curraghboy Ladies club & Curraghboy tidy towns)

Thurs.(5th)      7.00pm             Mary Ann Coyle Curlea)

Sun. (8th)         10.00am           Bernard & Karl Lyster (Grange). Mary & Patrick (Sonny) Mc Donnell (Coolagarry)

ALTER SERVERS (Kiltoom)   

Saturday (7th)    7.00pm         Team: Green 1

Sunday (8th)    11.30am       Team: Blue 1


  Sunday (8th): Eileen Egan



In keeping with a Parish Council request prior notice is hereby given for the Station Areas due to take charge of the Offertory Collection during the months of:



We Welcome into the Christian Community

 James Thomas Stewart 

Who was Baptised in our Church recently

We congratulate his parents and we wish them all God’s blessing


Teresa Ennis (née Kavanagh), Magazine Road, Athlone. 

May God grant her eternal rest & comfort

and console her bereaved family & friends.

Choose Life: “Human life is sacred and begins at the moment of conception.  Once it begins life should be allowed to flourish and to continue until its natural end.  This is the view of the Catholic Church, of people of different faiths and by those who consider the protection of life as an issue of fundamental human rights”.  (Excerpt of Pastoral Message of Bishop Francis Duffy)

THANK YOU: To all the volunteers who helped out with all of our Easter ceremonies. 

AREA DISTRIBUTORS: Thank you to all our area distributors for your continued help in distributing the envelopes throughout the Parish.

TROCAIRE BOXES: Any Trocaire Boxes not yet returned, can be returned to the Church during the week.

World Meeting of Families 2018 and Pope’s Visit: Register to attend the World Meeting of Families with Pope Francis this August. All under 18s are free of charge, once accompanied by an adult.  Register now at  


CANCER: Survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer, their families and friends and any interested professionals are invited to attend a meeting to discuss ‘Wellness and Life After Cancer’. 5.30pm – 7.30pm Tuesday, 24 April 2018. Harbour Hotel, Dock Road, Galway City For more information visit: and on facebook CanCare4Living or contact: Patricia McColgan at 086 2532819,

Choose Life Newsletters : The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference produce weekly newsletters called Choose Life to encourage discussion in families on the value of every human life.  Issue Nine is now available at

Family Day: The Elphin Diocesan Family Day will take place in Lough Key Forest Park on Sunday 22nd April.  See for details.  All are welcome!

Data Protection Officer – Job Advertisement: The Dioceses of the Western Province are recruiting for a Data Protection Officer.  The purpose of this role is to assist a number of Dioceses of the Western Province (Tuam Ecclesiastical Province) and their constituent parishes and agencies in achieving compliance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). See for full job description and advertisement.

Elphin Diocesan Young Adult Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi:

23rd June – 1st July, 2018 OPEN TO YOUNG ADULTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 35. Cost €599. see for details. For Further Information please contact Frank McGuinness, Director of Youth & Young Adult MinistrySt. Mary’sTemple StreetSligoTel: 087-9880690 Email:

Kiltoom Drama Group: presents “The Stolen Child” on Thursday 19th April to Sunday 22nd April in parish hall at 8pm nightly.

Club Cam:  Club Cam 50/50 Draw. Guaranteed winner each week. Congratulations to last weeks winner Bertie Watson, Kiltoom €512. This weeks draw will take place in McDermott’s, Curraghboy, Sunday 1st April at 10pm

St. Brigid’s G.A.A.:  Lotto Jackpot this weekend €5,400.

Last weeks results: Numbers Drawn—08 / 11 / 14 / 32. There was no jackpot winner.

There were four match 3 winners, each receiving €50.00.

Draw takes place Sunday night 01/04/2018 in Brigid’s Sports & Social Centre at 10pm.

Saturday Night Live: St. Brigid’s presents a night of music, songs, stories and dance. Saturday 14th April at 9pm in the Hodson Bay Hotel. Tickets €12 and are available from the Hodson Bay Hotel and Dt. Brigid’s Clubhouse. Promises to be a great nights entertainment, with a wide variety of music, songs and stories on the night.

Save the date : 21st April Super 80’s Disco in St.Brigid’s GAA Club to bring you back to those great nights in Rockfords, Spiders,Palm Club, Ginkles and Silvers more details to follow. This will be a great night.

The friends of Elaine O’Halloran wish to thank all who supported the Raffle and Cake Sale last weekend. A fantastic sum of €1300 was collected and it is a very welcome contribution towards Elaine’s huge medical expenses. Thank you

The Marie Corcoran Memorial Trust Fund Weekend: Sat. 7th St Dominic’s V St Brigid’s in St Dominic’s pitch @6.30 & Sunday 8 April Walk/Run or Cycle 5km @ 3pm ,Registration starts at 2pm Knockcroghery centre €10 kids Free.Raffle & Auction @ 9 in Ned’s Bar music by Evan.All monies raised in aid of Palliative Care Roscommon Hospital

M.S. COLLECTION: will take place on Saturday & Sunday 7th & 8th April at Church of the Risen Christ & Sunday 8th April at St. Brigid’s Church, Curraghboy. Please Support.

Barnardos St. Mary’s Tuam Advice and Support Service offers confidential and professional support to people affected by St. Mary’s Mother and Baby Home. This service is funded by the Sisters of Bon Secours Ireland. Calls are confidential within Barnardos. Helpline number: 091 399 991. Email address:

Table Quiz in memory of Bernie Ward to take place on Thursday, 5th April at 8.30pm in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel. Spot Prizes and Raffle on the night. Table of 4 €40. All proceeds will go to Galway Hospice. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Pro Life: “Stand Up for Life” Rally, Athlone, Wed 4th April  John McCormack Hall, AIT, from 6pm-8.30pm. Given that a referendum to remove the 8th Amendment is due to take place shortly, please consider attending. 


Collectors: Vigil Masses: J. Cunningham. M.Nolan

 Sunday Masses: P.J. Martin. A. Geraghty. C.Leonard 

Altar Society: Group D: B. Leonard. E. Leonard. B. Geraghty. A. O’Sullivan