Rededication of Tiernans Church2008

Pictured at  the rededication of Tiernans Church 7th September 2008 are from left Fr Kevin Loftus, Fr John Reilly,  Fr Albert Slator, Fr Michael Gilroy, Fr Paddy Hoban, Jack Rowland (Contractor) Bishop John Fleming, Fr Seamus Heverin, Fr Michael Conway PP, Fr Jim Cribbon, Rev Neal O’Raw, Fr Michael Reilly, Martin Bolger (Architect) Mons Patrick Gallagher, Fr Enda Kelly, Fr Anthony Gillespie, Altor servers from left Grace McAndrew, Liam Fox, Kevin Keane, Emma Judge.

Keenagh Festival Team 1975-1976

A blast from the Past Keenagh team who took part in the North Mayo Winter League 

Keenagh Team 1975-65 Back from left Gerry Rowland, Gerard Walsh, Peter Granahan, Martin Gilroy, Noel Granahan, Fr Brendan Hoban, Vincent O’Malley Greg Burke, Gabriel Walsh. Front from left P.C Judge, Tom Walsh, Padraic Syron, Liam O’Malley, Willie Donohoe, John Carey, T.P. Granahan, Martin Lynn, Dermot O’Malley, Gerry Gilroy 

News - Fri 19th June 2020

1.SUPPORT POPE FRANCIS' COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND

Your help is urgently needed to help overseas missionaries and vulnerable communities to defend themselves against COVID-19. In Africa, Asia and Latin America the Church is often on the frontline. In remote, inaccessible areas, it is missionaries who respond, as best they can, to the medical and pastoral needs of suffering men, women and children.

 

Missionaries already face too many challenges; working in over-crowded communities with no running water. In shantytowns and refugee camps where social distancing is simply impossible, and where self-isolation could mean starvation. 

 

To help protect these fragile communities, Pope Francis has announced the COVID-19 Emergency Fund. If you can, please give so that our less-fortunate brothers and sisters have a fighting chance at suppressing COVID-19.

 

2.Crossmolina Parish plans for Returning to Mass

• No Masses on Mondays

• Mass on Fridays at 11am for Senior Citizens in St Tiernan’s to fulfil the Sunday Obligation.

• Masses in Eskeragh, Keenagh and Kilmurry as usual.

• Three people in every second seat.

• We must ensure that the required physical distance is maintained during all liturgies, some seating rows (every second one) will be closed off. One person or one household of two people could sit at either end of a row. Any larger group (family or household) would occupy a row to themselves.

• Extra people can listen in their car outside Church.

• Participation over  the week is encouraged rather than having everybody turn up on Sunday.

• Sunday Masses will be limited to two intentions,

• People will be asked to leave the Church gradually after Mass and encouraged  not to gather outside, so that social distancing is maintained.

• Those who are sick or have any symptoms of or confirmed COVID-19 should stay at home.

• Meetings this week in Eskeragh & Crossmolina.

 

It is clear that the COVID-19 Virus will remain present at some level in the community for the foreseeable future. Just as human behaviour has been very successful in reducing the level of community contagion, human behaviour will also determine what happens in the weeks and months ahead.

All the evidence of recent weeks has been that the most important factors in reducing the spread of the infection have been the adherence to physical distancing and hand hygiene. 

If properly and sensitively implemented and carefully managed, we believe that these measures will help all of us to re-engage with the public life of the Church with confidence, energy and joy. We recognise that some of our parishioners may feel that they would be better advised to stay at home for the time being and we look forward to supporting their continued participation online.

3.All graveyard masses & Holy Well mass are suspended for this year.

 

Crossmolina Library.

The Library will be open for Call and Collect. Tell us what you want by phone: 096 31939 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We will arrange a collection time with you.  Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm.  These times will change when we get back to normality.  Keep safe and keep reading.

 

Scoil Néifinn Open For Enrolment.

Scoil Néifinn, Keenagh, is still open for enrolments for the school year 20/21. Please contact the school at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any information.

 

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 13th June the numbers drawn were 2 – 3 - 5 – 29. No punter matched three numbers either and three tickets were drawn. Teresa McNulty St Patricks Ave Crossmolina, Martin Loftus Rathmore Crossmolina, Gráinne Gough 5 Waterstone Ballina each win 50 Euro. This week's jackpot is €4,650. The draw takes place in the Parish Hall on Saturday night and can be view on Crossmolina GAA face book page. Many thanks for your support

 

Doing a Clear Out – Clothes Recycling

If you are clearing out your home please drop the clothes, shoes, bags etc into the Ballina Family Resource Centre, Abbey Street, Ardnaree. We are doing Cash for Clobber as a Fundraiser for the Centre, your support would be greatly appreciated.  If you need bags we have some in the centre, just drop in and collect them. For more info call 096 75573, all money received for clobber goes directly to Ballina FRC.

 

Mindspace Outreach Service in Ballina FRC

Mindspace Mayo offers a support service to young people (15-25yrs) presenting with anything from common concerns (e.g. dealing with break-up, exam stress, bullying) to young people with emerging mental health difficulties such as mild depression and anxiety.  The outreach service is running by phone or online whilst the lockdown is on for Covid19. For further information on Mindspace Mayo please see our website www.mindspacemayo.ie or call us on 094-9067001  

 

Crossmolina Badminton Club

Crossmolina Badmimton Club prize winners in the Mayo Championship at the end of their season 

 

Back row: from left Lucy Lavin, U14  “B” Singles  r-up, Aileen Gough, Jonathon Verry, David Collins, club coaches, and Sarah Conway, winner Ballina u14 “B”  Singles. Front row from left : Eabha McGoff “C singles r-up, Kate Ann Loftus , U10 winner girls “A” singles, Oliver Jackson, U10 winner boys “A” singles, Tara Hegarty U12 “C” singles. r-up and Saoirse Murray, U10 “B” singles r-up

News - Fri 12th June 2020

Returning to Mass

We hope to return to Mass from June 30th. 

A Framework Document to the dioceses and parishes of Ireland was sent to every parish.  The purpose of this document is to assist priests and people in their own preparations and to help ensure that the re-opening of our churches for public worship happens in a safe and measured way. 

The document states: “in all circumstances the safety and health of people, ministers, and priests must be paramount.  No church should be opened for public prayer or worship until satisfactory arrangements, as indicated in this Framework, have been put in place.”

The prescriptions contained in this Framework Document will only be effective if we have the generous support of volunteers who will help to plan, implement and manage the transition back to full parish life and the celebration of the sacraments. In this regard we appeal particularly to the younger members of our parishes.  Their energy, creativity and enthusiasm are gifts that our communities need now more than ever.

We are looking for, groups, clubs, organisations, individuals to take on this task for the coming months.

• Volunteer Forms are available in all Church Porches.

• We must ensure that the required physical distance is maintained during all liturgies, some seating rows (every second one) will need to be closed off. One person or one household of two people could sit at either end of a row. Any larger group (family or household) would occupy a row to themselves.

• Participation over  the week is encouraged rather than having everybody turn up on Sunday.

• Sunday Masses will be limited to two intentions,

• People will be asked to leave the Church gradually after Mass and encouraged  not to gather outside, so that social distancing is maintained.

In order for this to happen I am calling a meeting in all Church areas to implement the proposals outlined in the document.

The dates are as follows:

Church Date          Time

Keenagh Tuesday 16th June  8pm

Kilmurry         Thursday 18th June  8pm

Eskeragh         Tuesday 23rd June  8pm

Crossmolina Wednesday 24th June  8pm

 

Reopening our Churches

As we prepare to gather again for the Eucharist and for the Sacraments and to resume the pastoral life of the Church our twofold objective is:

1. To provide the opportunity for people to be strengthened, renewed and inspired by the mystery of God’s love for us

2. To express that love in our own care for one another

• The Sunday / Holyday obligation has been suspended for the time being and those who cannot come to Mass are invited to participate on webcam .

• The rite of blessing and sprinkling of water and the distribution of blessed water is suspended for the time being.

• Holy Communion can be distributed quite safely as long as hand hygiene is observed, close contact is limited and the celebrant / minister wears a face covering. Every effort should be made to maintain the sacredness of the Sacramental moment

• Those who are sick or have any symptoms of or confirmed COVID-19 should stay at home.

•  Close contacts of a person who has a confirmed or suspected case of the virus should stay at home.

• Cocooning volunteers or lay ministers should be sensitively invited, having carefully weighed the risks and benefits, to give an indication as to whether they choose to stay at home or to continue in their public ministry, in which case they should be advised to be cautious and prudent in respect of the activities in which they engage.

 

Kilmurry Bonfire

Due to the Covid - 19 restrictions the annual Bonfire Night Party at Kilmurry Centre has been cancelled.

 

CHY4 Certs – Charitable Donations

Thank you to all the parishioners who returned their CHY4 forms to date.  It is very much appreciated. If anyone still wishes to complete a form please contact the Parish Office. Thank you for your cooperation.  

 

Church Envelopes

Many thanks to all who are returning their weekly envelope. A steel box is available in Crossmolina Church porch for your envelope to help in keeping our Churches open.

The Box is emptied every day and is very safe. CCTV protected.

Envelopes from Eskeragh, Keenagh & Kilmurry can also be put in box.

 

Booking Masses

All Masses booked for Saturday (Vigil) will be transferred to the Sunday until restrictions are lifted. Anyone wishing to book Masses or have Masses transferred from Eskeragh, Keenagh or Kilmurry, please ring parish office on 31677

 

Recent Deaths

Breege Bulger (London), sister of Mary O’Boyle

Gregory Dyre, Westport, brother of Sr. Anna

Fr. Martin Mulvaney, Rooskey. May they rest in peace

 

Lotto Results

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 6th June the numbers drawn were 9 – 12 - 18 – 34. Noreen Reilly Laherdane matched three numbers and won 150 Euro. Next week's jackpot is €4,500. Many thanks for your support

 

Sunflower Day.

Due to Covid-19 the Annual   Sunflower Day has been cancelled and this is a huge loss of income to Hospice whose vital services are ongoing.  If anyone is interested in making a donation it can be done by logging on to www.hospice.ie or call 094 9388666, or Hospice Foundation, Main St., Knock, Co. Mayo

 

News - Fri 5th June 2020

Died in Kildare

The death occurred recently in Nass General Hospital of Joseph Joe Cawley Mucklon, Enfield, Co Meath and formerly of Doonaroya, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo Cherished husband of Eileen. Loving father of Geraldine, Theresa, Clare, Sean, Bernadette, Brendan, Martin and Noel. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brother Gerry, sisters Sr Bernadette, Nuala and Nora, sons in law, daughters in law, brother in law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and his many friends. May he rest in peace

 

Votes of Sympathy

The Crossmolina Deel-Rover GAA Club wish to express its Sympathy to the Families of former players, Committee members and friends on their recent Bereavements. May they rest in peace 

 

Doing a Clear Out – Clothes Recycling

If you are clearing out your home please drop the clothes, shoes, bags etc into the Ballina Family Resource Centre, Abbey Street, Ardnaree. We are doing a Cash for Clobber as a Fundraiser for the Centre, your support would be greatly appreciated.  If you need bags we have some in the centre, just drop in and collect them. For more info call 096 75573, all money received for clobber goes directly to Ballina FRC.

 

Mindspace Outreach Service in Ballina FRC

Mindspace Mayo offers a support service to young people (15-25yrs) presenting with anything from common concerns (e.g. dealing with break-up, exam stress, bullying) to young people with emerging mental health difficulties such as mild depression and anxiety.  The outreach service is running by phone or online whilst the lockdown is on for Covid19. For further information on Mindspace Mayo please see our website www.mindspacemayo.ie or call us on 094-9067001   

 

Sunflower Day.

Due to Covid-19 the Annual   Sunflower Day has been cancelled and this is a huge loss of income to Hospice whose vital services are ongoing.  If anyone is interested in making a donation it can be done by logging on to www.hospice.ie or call 094 9388666, or Hospice Foundation, Main St., Knock, Co. Mayo

 

Pieta House Outreach Service Ballina

Pieta House provides counselling, therapy and support to individuals, couples, families and children who have been bereaved by suicide or feeling suicidal. Pieta House outreach service is running by phone or online whilst the lockdown is on for Covid19.  Contact: 09325586 to make an Appointment

 

Planning for a Return to Mass

More Details

We hope to return to Mass from July 20th. We are waiting on a detailed plan from the Bishop’s conference.

• In consultation with our Parish Pastoral Council, a  support team of parishioners will have to be set up in our four Church areas to implement the Diocesan plan.

• We will need people who would be willing to supervise the sanitising of seating areas, door handles etc. to the required standard. A whole-community effort, could have the benefit of making our parish pull together in a new way.

• We are looking for, groups, clubs, organisations, individuals to take on this task for the coming months.

• Volunteer Forms are available in all Church Porches.

• We are told that, the celebration of Public Mass in any Church will be authorised if and only if the elements of the Diocesan plan are demonstrably in place, taking into account the review of restrictions by the health  authority.  

• We must ensure that the required physical distance is maintained during all liturgies, some seating rows (every second one) will need to be closed off. One person or one household of two people could sit at either end of a row. Any larger group (family or household) would occupy a row to themselves.

• Holy Water fonts to remain empty until further notice

• People who are unwell - and especially those with any symptoms that might suggest COVID-19 infection - should stay at home and, if possible, participate on webcam

• Participation over  the week is encouraged rather than having everybody turn up on Sunday.

• Sunday Masses will be limited to two intentions,

• People will be asked to leave the Church gradually after Mass and encouraged  not to gather outside, so that social distancing is maintained.

 

Nephin Festival 2020.

The annual Nephin Festival will run from July 23rd—26th, with this year's festival been very much community led.  In light of the current public health situation the 2020 festival will have to be adapted to ensure it meets government guidelines.  Input will be needed by as many people as possible.  If you or your community group would like to take part please email the festival or call 087 4113252, we need to get as many people as possible involved so if you have any talent what so ever we believe you can play a part. The festival will run from July 23rd to 26th - Nephin Festival 2020 (A World APART, A Community TOGETHER)

 

40th Ruby Jubilee -  Fr Francis

Fr Francis celebrated his Ruby Jubilee of Ordination to the Priesthood on Sunday last. Due to Covid 19 the planned celebrations couldn’t take place. He was ordained on 8th June 1980 in Castleconnor By Bishop Tom McDonnell. He served in Geesala, Ballina, Coventry, Killala, Moygownagh, Belmullet and Crossmolina. He wished his family and all parishioners over the past 40 years every blessing and thanks for their kindness and support.

 

CHY4 Certs – Charitable Donations

Forms are available at church porch or please contact Parish Office so one can be posted to you.  This form will include details for 2018 and 2019 tax year so please fill in both boxes.  It is important that all individuals who make a donation €250 or more in the year complete this form so that our Parish can claim a refund of tax paid on that donation for future upkeep of our Parish. We would encourage all parishioners to complete this form and return to designated postal box at St Tiernan’s church porch or return to the Parish Office. Deadline extended to Friday 12th June 2020.

 

Died in Enniscrone.

The death occurred peacefully on Sunday 31st May of Annie Loftus Nee Gilroy Lower Main St, Enniscrone, Sligo. Annie’s funeral mass was celebrated in The Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, Enniscrone, on Tuesday with burial afterwards in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Enniscrone. Due to current Government and HSE guidelines Annie`s funeral was private for family only. Annie was predeceased by her husband Michael formerly of Tubbermore Crossmolina and brother Gerard. Annie, beloved mother of John, sadly missed by her son, John's partner Bernie, brothers John, Vincent, Eamon, Raymond & Michael, sisters Mary, Dymphna and Sally, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace

 

Lotto Results

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 30th May the numbers drawn were 6 – 17 - 27 - 31. Geraldine Gill Moneymore matched three numbers and won 150 Euro. Next week's jackpot is €4,350. Many thanks for your support

 

Crossmolina Vocational School 1971/1972

Crossmolina Vocational School county Champions 1971/1972 Back from left James Duffy, Jim Timoney, Sean Lynn, Willie Walsh, Billy Cawley, Michael Gallagher, Tommy Melvin, Andrew McNeely. Front from left Michael McDonald, John Garvey, Jimmy Clancy, Domnick McLoughlin (Capt) Michael Mangan, Peter Mangan and Cassie Walsh

News - Fri 29th May 2020

Lotto Results

Re-Launch of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers Club Lotto Sunday 24th. The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 18, 35.

No jackpot winner. No match 3 numbers and three tickets were drawn, Ann Larkin Enniscoe Castlehill Johnny and Clare Loftus Killeen Castlehill and Padraig Gill Merdita Rd Kildare Co Kildare.  Each win €50. Next week's jackpot is €4,200, draw on Saturday 30th May @ 8pm. Many thanks for your support

 

Bernie Gallagher RIP

The death occurred peacefully on Tuesday 26th May at Mayo University Hospital Castlebar of Bernie Gallagher, 41 Erris Street, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo, Áras Attracta, Swinford and The Crescent, Westport. Bernie’s remains were removed to St Tiernans church on Thursday evening funeral mass on Friday with burial afterwards in Crossmolina Cemetery. Sadly missed by her loving family, sisters Mary Loftus (Mulranny), Geraldine Kilcoyne (Mulranny), brothers Seamus (Crossmolina), John (Dublin), Francis (Crossmolina) and Anthony (Naas), sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and friends. Due to Government Restrictions and H.S.E. guidelines, Bernie's funeral was confined to family only. The family were grateful for your co-operation. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date May she rest on peace 

 

Nephin Festival  2020

Like many festivals this Summer, the annual Nephin Festival was looking like it would not be going ahead but due to many requests the Festival group have decided to proceed with a festival this Summer.  Due to the current public health situation and to work within guidelines the festival will be very different to years gone by, but with the help of the Community the festival group believe they can bring events that can be enjoyed by all the family.  The festival will be very much community led and input is needed by as many people as possible.  If you or your community group would like to take part please email the festival or call 087 4113252, we need to get as many people as possible involved so if you have any talent whatsoever we believe you can play a part.  The festival will run from July 23rd to 26th - Nephin Festival 2020 (A World Apart, A Community Together)

 

Planning for a Return to Mass

A Diocesan plan is being put in place for the return to Mass.

Everybody is looking forward to some relief from the current restrictions, but it is clear that the COVID-19 Virus will still be present at some level in the community for some time to come. 

It is clear that re-opening the pastoral life of the Church will be far more challenging institutionally than anything we have been through in the past few months. It needs to be clearly understood, however, that Churches will only be able to reopen for public liturgy when the proper procedures have been put in place.

 

• In consultation with our Parish Pastoral Council, a  support team of parishioners will have to be set up in our four Church areas to implement the Diocesan plan.

• We will need people who would be willing to supervise the sanitising of seating areas, door handles etc. to the required standard. A whole-community effort, could have the benefit of making our parish pull together in a new way.

• We are looking for, groups, clubs, organisations, individuals to take on this task for the coming months.

• Volunteer Forms are available in Crossmolina Church Porch.

• We are told that, the celebration of Public Mass in any Church will be authorised if and only if the elements of the Diocesan plan are demonstrably in place, taking into account the review of restrictions by the health  authority.

Due to Government advice regarding Covid-19, those in the vulnerable groups (including over-70’s) are unable to apply to the above.  Thank you.

  

Parish Cruise

Flyaway Travel has ceased to trade due to Covid 19 pandemic. MSC will be taking over all existing Bookings & Cancellations of Flyaway Travel. If you have paid more than your booking deposit, please contact the Commission for Aviation where you can apply for any excess monies paid. Claim Forms can be downloaded  from www.aviationreg.ie  Tel 016611700

 

CHY4 Certs – Charitable Donations

CHY4 Certs have now been posted to parishioners.  If you have not received one, forms are available at church porch or please contact Parish Office so one can be posted to you.  This form will include details for 2018 and 2019 tax year so please fill in both boxes.  It is important that all individuals who make a donation €250 or more in the year complete this form so that our Parish can claim a refund of tax paid on that donation for future upkeep of our Parish. We would encourage all parishioners to complete this form and return to designated postal box at St Tiernan’s church porch or return to the Parish Office. Deadline for completion of all forms is Friday 5th June 2020. Thank you for your cooperation.  

 

Masses celebrated in Private on our Webcam 

Tuesday - Friday 9am  /  Sunday - 11.30am

www.crossmolinaparish.com    

www.churchtv.ie If you have difficulty viewing, please use Google Chrome internet browser.

All Masses booked for Saturday (Vigil) will be transferred to the Sunday until restrictions are lifted. Anyone wishing to book Masses or have Masses transferred from Eskeragh, Keenagh or Kilmurry, please ring parish office on 31677

 

Brendan Heffernan RIP

The Parish’s of Crossmolina and  Westport and all who knew him and were shocked and sadden when the news broke on Tuesday night that Brendan Heffernan Westport and formerly Carrowgarve Crossmolina had lost his life in a fatal road accident between his motorbike and Tractor at Ardagh Newport  Son of the late Martin, deeply mourned by his heartbroken mother Evelyn, partner Colleen, sister Mary, brothers Kevin and Michael, sister-in-law Louise, aunts, uncles, Mary's partner Mike, Kevin's partner Caroline, nephew Shay, nieces Aimer, Siofra, Niamh, Keelin, Aeabha, relatives, friends and neighbours. Burial took place on Friday in Kilmurray Cemetery after requiem mass. Due to Government Restrictions and H.S.E. guidelines, Brendan's funeral was confined to family only. The family were grateful for your co-operation. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. May he rest in peace

 

Church Envelopes

Many thanks to all who are returning their weekly envelope. A steel box is available in Crossmolina Church porch for your envelope to help in keeping our Churches open. The Box is emptied every day and is very safe. CCTV protected. Envelopes from Eskeragh, Keenagh and Kilmurry can also be put in box.

 

Untimely Passing of Scoil Néifinn’s former principal.

The school community of Scoil Néifinn, Keenagh wish to extend their deepest sympathies to the family of their former principal, colleague, and friend Mr. Cartha Byrne. Cartha joined Keenagh NS in 2003 and became principal in 2010. He continued in his role as principal when Keenagh NS and Eskeragh NS amalgamated in 2013. Cartha was a true gentleman who took great pride in his work and school. He was a truly inspirational teacher who cared for so many pupils during his years in Keenagh. He was a wonderful colleague and friend. Cartha will be sadly missed but his memory will live on and he will always be in our thoughts and prayers

 

News - Fri 22nd May 2020

Patrick (Paddy) Daire RIP

The death occurred peacefully at his residence on Thursday 14th May of Patrick (Paddy) Daire, Derryhillagh, Castlehill, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo and formerly Cloonfinglas, Fairymount, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Burial took place in Kilmurry Cemetery on Saturday after Requiem mass Paddy Deeply mourned by his loving wife Eileen, sons Michael and Patrick, daughter Helen, grandchildren Michelle, Allison, Laura, Nathan, Oisin, daughters-in-law Maura and Stella, son-in-law Paul, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours.  Due to Government Restrictions and H.S.E. Guidelines Paddy's funeral was confined to family members only. The family were grateful for your co-operation and support. A special thank you to our neighbours who stood along the road when the Cortege from the family home proceeded to the church.  A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. May he rest in peace. 

 

Lotto Results.

Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot has been suspended for a couple of weeks while we all get through this difficult time. Saturday night 16th May 2020 A lucky dip draw was held for all of our members who are contributing via direct debit and are long term lotto players.

Lorna and John Mulkearns Mullenmore Crossmolina were the lucky winners and €50 is in the post to them.

 

Planning for a Return to Mass

A Diocesan plan is being put in place for the return to Mass.

Everybody is looking forward to some relief from the current restrictions, but it is clear that the COVID-19 Virus will still be present at some level in the community for some time to come. Just as human behaviour has been very successful in reducing the level of community contagion, human behaviour will also determine what happens in the weeks and months ahead. All the evidence of recent weeks has been the most important factors in reducing the spread of the infection have been the adherence to physical distancing and hand hygiene. It is clear that re-opening the pastoral life of the Church will be far more challenging institutionally than anything we have been through in the past few months. It needs to be clearly understood, however, that Churches will only be able to reopen for public liturgy when the proper procedures have been put in place.

In consultation with our Parish Pastoral Council, a support team of parishioners will have to be set up in our four Church areas to implement the Diocesan plan.

We will need people who would be willing to supervise the sanitising of seating areas, door handles etc. to the required standard. A whole-community effort, could have the benefit of making our parish pull together in a new way.

We are looking for, groups, clubs, organisations, individuals to take on this task for the coming months.

We are told that, the celebration of Public Mass in any Church will be authorised if and only if the elements of the Diocesan plan are demonstrably in place, taking into account the review of restrictions by the health authority.

Due to Government advice regarding Covid-19, those in the vulnerable groups (including over-70’s) are unable to apply to the above.  Thank you.

 

Trocaire.

Every year Trócaire asks for your help during Lent to fund lifesaving programmes around the world. This year, of course, it was not possible to return Trócaire boxes through schools or parishes in the usual way. This is the worst possible timing coming just as the world’s poorest people need us most. Therefore, Trócaire are appealing to you to return your Lenten donation. Simply count or estimate what is in your box and donate in the following ways:

1. Online at www.trocaire.org

2. By phone: 1850 408 408 (ROI) 

3. By post to Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare (ROI) 

4. Crossmolina Church

The contents of each and every Trócaire box, no matter how small, come together to make a significant difference.

 

CHY4 Certs. 

Charitable Donations CHY4 Certs have now been posted to parishioners.  If you have not received one, forms are available at church porch or please contact Parish Office so one can be posted to you.  This form will include details for 2018 and 2019 tax year so please fill in both boxes.  It is important that all individuals who make a donation €250 or more in the year complete this form so that our Parish can claim a refund of tax paid on that donation for future upkeep of our Parish. We would encourage all parishioners to complete this form and return to designated postal box at St Tiernan’s church porch or return to the Parish Office. Deadline for completion of all forms is Friday 5th June 2020. Thank you for your cooperation. 

 

Parish Cruise.

Flyaway Travel has ceased to trade due to Covid 19 pandemic. MSC will be taking over all existing Bookings and Cancellations of Flyaway Travel. If you have paid more than your booking deposit, please contact the Commission for Aviation where you can apply for any excess monies paid. Claim Forms can be downloaded from www.aviationreg.ie  Tel 016611700

 

Church Envelopes.

Many thanks to all who are returning their weekly envelope. A steel box is available in Crossmolina Church porch for your envelope to help in keeping our Churches open. The Box is emptied every day and is very safe. CCTV protected. Envelopes from Eskeragh, Keenagh & Kilmurry can also be put in box.

 

Died in Donegal.

The death occurred peacefully on Thursday 12th May of Michael (Mick) Farren Meenmore Dungloe Co Donegal after a number of Battles with Cancer age 77 Michael is survived by his wife Noirin his four children Ronan, Fiona, Ailbhe, Bridin, his three grandchildren Kate Sibeal, and Eve, son – in- law Kenny Daughter – in – law Allison his brothers and sisters Eoin, Ann, Sheila, Kay and Hugh. Burial took place in Meenmore. Michael was born in Crossmolina when his dad who was a garda was stationed in the town. Michael and the family retuned to Donegal when his Dad retired. Michael returned in the early 60’s to work in the ESB Power station in Bellacorick he joined the local Deel-Rovers club who were going well at the time in the junior grade winning North Titles in 1961 and 1962. Michael was corner Back on 62 team that went on to win County title. He had may friends in the area whom he kept in contact with over the years. Deepest sympathy to all the Family. May he rest in peace   

 

Crossmolina GAA Lotto is Back.

"In line with the easing of Covid 19 restrictions Crossmolina GAA Club Lotto Tickets are available in local shops and online.  See www.deelrovers.com for full details. Thank you for your continuing support