5th July 2017

Whist Drive – In Aid Of North West Hospice

The monthly whist drive in Ballinamore Community centre takes place on Thursday 6th July at 9pm and all proceeds are going to the North West Hospice, we are calling on all card players to please come along and support this worthy cause. There will be a great selection of wonderful prizes to be won and tea and refreshments at half time. So why not come along, bring a friend and enjoy a good night while supporting the North West Hospice. If you wish to support with a subscription /donation/spot prize , you can do so in Community Centre from 8pm on the night,        All Welcome, 

Ballinamore Library

The popular Summer Stars Reading Adventure for children started on Saturday, I July and will end on Thursday, 31 August . Call into the library to register and get your Reading Card. Read six books and enter into the draw for a bicycle. Fun rewards will be provided along the way. This is a free programme.

Lahard Children's Project 2017:

Tuesday 25th July - 10am - 2pm - Arts & Crafts, football/soccer games, Sean Nós dance (all in Ballinamore community centre) . Wednesday 26th July - 10am - 2pm - Football/soccer games, Sean nós dance, arts & crafts (all in Ballinamore community centre). Thursday 27th July - Day trip to Tayto Park in Ashbourne Co. Meath. Cost: €40 1 child  €70 for 2 children .  €100 for 3 or more children 

Registration evening takes place Tuesday 4th July at 8pm in Ballinamore Community Centre.   For further details contact Pauline Moran(project leader) @0863777730 

Ballinamore /Drumreilly lr. Parish newsletter 

Fr. Sean Mawn P.P. (071) 96 44039 / 087 6869040, Fr. Johnnie Cusack C.C.  

(071) 9644050/0872408409,   049 9523122, Fr. Denis Murray P.P. Carrigallen 049 4339610 


Congratulations to Mary Smyth & Damien Maxwell on their marriage which took place 24th June. .  

Visitation of the Sick and Housebound:

will take place this week: Aughawillan, Corraleehan and Aughnasheelin on Thursday morning and Ballinamore Country Area on Thursday afternoon/evening. Ballinamore Town area will take place Friday morning.  

Word of Warning:

As many of you may know a number of cars were broken into and valuables stolen while people were attending mass in Aughawillan Church last Sunday morning. Our commiseration to those who lost valuables. Sadly this has happened to many churches while people are attending mass. As a word of warning, please make sure cars are locked and do not leave any valuables in view.   

A Word of Explanation on shared intentions for Mass

 It would be impossible to cater for all anniversaries masses on an individual basis, so therefore it is necessary to have shared intentions. All people living & dead are prayed for in each mass. When we have an intention or a number of intentions we are remembering and praying for those especially during that mass. As a priest is allowed only to take one stipend per day per mass, that means that whenever there are a number of intentions for a mass he can only take one stipend or donation, the rest is sent to Religious  or Missionary Orders who celebrate additional masses.   

As we approach the half way stage of the year,

it would be much appreciated if dues  and offertory and other contributions were brought up to date.  The weekly offertory contributions go towards the upkeep of the Churches and the monthly dues contributions provide the salaries for the priests of the parish.  Thanking for your generosity. If you are paying by cheque would you be kind enough to use a separate cheque for offertory and dues contributions as they have different account numbers. Please make cheques for Offertory payable to the appropriate  Church account Ballinamore / Aughnasheelin / Aughawillan or Corraleehan  Church a/c.  Please make Dues cheques payable to Priests Revenue a/c.  Thankyou                                                                                                                                                  

The Backpack Programme

Direction for our times will be running 3 Backpack Summer Camps in three locations in the Kilmore Diocese throughout July. This course is designed to provide you with the essential skills you require for life such as managing stress, how to set & achieve goals and learn more about your spirituality. One of those locations is Ballinamore, and the camp will take place in Ballinamore Community School from July 17th -21st. For further information contact 083 4877325 or 049 4373040  

Leitrim Astronomy Club

"The July lecture of the Leitrim Astronomy Club is on Tuesday, July 11 in Ballinamore Library, Co. Leitrim @6:45pm.
This time we are taking the bull by the horns to grapple with Einstein's famous 'Theory Of Relativity.' Amateur astronomer and astrophysics devotee, Galway Astronomy Club chairman, Brian MacGabhann, will give the talk and the whole idea is to break down 'Relativity' into understandable forms. 'Relativity' gave us new insight into the workings of the world around us and this lecture is not to be missed. People will have plenty of questions on the night and 'All are Welcome.'

Church of Ireland

Church Street, Ballinamore, Sunday Service is at 12.15pm every Sunday except on the 4th Sunday which is held in Drumreilly Church, Drumreilly

Belfast to Knock Peace Walkers

We are now just a few weeks away from having our friends from Belfast pass through our town as they walk to Knock over five days on their Peace Pilgrimage. This is the twenty first anniversary of the walk and over those years the parish has always opened their hearts and homes to the walkers and have been most generous and supportive in providing beds for those walking the pilgrimage. Hopefully this year will be no exception and if you can give a bed for even one walker it will be much appreciated. “I was a stranger and you invited me in “truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’.  If you can provide a bed for even one of the walkers. Please come along to the Mass and we will put you in contact with walker in need of a bed for the night. If you have accommodated walkers in the past and can do so again Please contact Thomas Kelly 071 9644800 / 087 9610911 with your details and how many you can take, Thanks. The mass will be on Thursday 20th July at 7:30pm. All parishioners are welcome to come and experience the Mass, the music and the liturgy that the Cursillio members bring to their celebrations. 

New Certificate in Theology

which will be offered by St Patrick’s College Maynooth from September.  

This is a one-year course which aims to provide a dynamic learning environment for those seeking a comprehensive foundation in Catholic Theology or for those who wish to develop and broaden their Theological knowledge. Participants will gain a more thorough understanding of their lived faith and its application to both parish and public life. KEY AREAS OF STUDY: Sacred Scripture, Social Ethics, Sacramental Theology, Liturgical Theology, Spirituality, Pastoral Theology, Church History. LECTURES: Mondays and Wednesdays 6.30pm-9.30pm, plus two Saturdays in the second semester. 

Kilmore Diocesan Pioneers (PTAA).

Matt Talbot Sunday at Knock Sunday 16th July. Bus travelling from The Dioceses. Anyone wishing to travel contact Hugh Farrell  0834841714 or Rosaleen Smith 0872450692. Fare including meal on way home €25 . All Welcome.                                                                                                                                                     

HSE Ante Natal Classes

A set of 3 Ante-Natal Classes will be held on Wed 5th, 12th,19th July, with a breastfeeding class on 26th July. Time : 3pm -5pm. Venue: The Hive, Dublin Rd, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim . Booking essential 071-9650354 – Partners welcome. A further set will be held on 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th Sept 2017.  

Ballinamore Outreach Service

offers advice and support around various things including housing, social welfare, education/training. activities for children, support groups,parenting supports, personal devolpment and Parent and Toddler Group.  It is based in Ballinamore Library Wednesdays 12noon-1pm.  For more information call Laura on 086 6035977 

Eiru in Concert

The MIltown Traditional Folk Group are performing in concert in the Ardhowen Theatre on Saturday July 15 at 8 pm. Tickets £15 are available at www.ardhowen.com or pay on the night. 

Your support would be greatly appreciated. 

Dr. Vincent Maher will cycle the length and breadth of Ireland

from July 1st to 9th to raise awareness around Cholesterol and Heart Disease. The cycle will pass through Ballinamore at 6 p.m. next Saturday evening on route to Aughnasheelin Hall where Vincent will give a talk and carry out Cholesterol testing.  Vincent would be grateful for the support of anyone who wishes to join him in any part of the route from Enniskillen to Aughnasheelin or drop in to Aughnasheelin Hall for refreshments and have your cholesterol tested. 

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin 

Cairde Liatroma: Cairde Liatroma is a new Development Draw being organised to support Leitrim GAA and is similar to fund-raising ventures in many other counties. Supporters of Cairde Liatroma  are asked to make a monthly contribution of €10 by way of bank standing order, or a yearly contribution of €100. There are monthly draws for individuals and club prizes also. There will also be yearly draws with 5 club prizes of €1,000 and to individual prizes of €1,100.  Entries are available from County Senior Players, Club Officers or Seán O Suilleabháin 

Irish Language one-week course: Ulster GAA annual Irish course (Cúrsa Shéamuis De Faoite) is being run this year from 17 – 21 July in Downings, Co Donegal. Course is free of charge and there are levels for Learners, Intermediate and Advanced. Applications by 7 July.  Contact Seán Ó Súilleabháin at 087 6821566.  

CLUB SHOP : Folks there is a special on with the club shop – spend €40 and get €5 back etc – please see Facebook for further details. 

Ballinamore Women’s Group

A weekend trip to Galway staying in Flanner’s hotel 13th to15th October is been organized by Ballinamore women’s group.

Total cost is €270 which includes transport, meals and trips. A deposit of €80 must be paid by 1st August to book a place and the balance paid on or before 1st September.  Enquiries to 0876327950.

Leitrim Stór

A wonderful publication of historic, social and human interest stories; items of interest and photographs from all parts of the county. This is a timeless collection of material which captures the life, times and events of a people and era which should not be forgotten. Leitrim Stór makes for a fantastic read; a lovely keepsake or a very acceptable gift. Copies available in Murphy’s; Supervalu and the Genealogy Centre.


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