There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot On Saturday 9th January 2021. The numbers drawn were 1 – 17 – 18 – 35 no punters matched three numbers and three tickets were drawn Eileen Loftus Creevy Castlehill Ballina, John and Mary Garvey Dublin, Padraic Syron Castlebar each win €50. This week’s jackpot is €9.150. The draw takes place in GAA Club Rooms on Saturday evening and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page.
Died in London.
The death occurred peacefully on Thursday 31st December in Ealing London of Ruaidhre Boyle formerly of St Tiernan’s Erris Rd Crossmolina. Predeceased by his father Dr Edward J. Boyle, survived by his mother Ena, wife Mary (Hegarty, formerly of Laherdane) and beloved father to children John and Siofra. Loving brother to Kate (Paris) Nicola (Galway) Fergus (Galway) and Emma (Sydney), Dearly missed by his brother – in – law, sister – in – law, nieces and nephews, friends and colleagues. Funeral mass will take place in Ealing Abbey, on Friday, 22nd January 2021. May his gentle soul rest in peace
Today we celebrate the feast of the baptism of Jesus. It is a good day to reflect on our own baptism and its significance for us. The vast majority of our baptisms are of children. They are oblivious to all that is happening around them. A big decision is being made on their behalf without their knowing anything about it. Yet, just as parents make all kinds of other big decisions for their children without consulting them, so parents are happy to make this particular significant decision on their behalf. There is a story in the gospels of parents bringing little children to Jesus. When the disciples tried to stop parents doing this, Jesus rebuked his disciples and said to them, ‘let the children come to me and do not stop them, for to such as these the kingdom of God belongs.’ Parents continue to bring their children to Jesus today whenever they present them for baptism, because in baptism they are being baptized into the person of Christ; they become members of his body; Jesus begins to live within them through the Spirit. We are baptized as children but it is as adults that we confirm our baptism for ourselves. It is as adults that we say our own adult ‘yes’ to the Lord who said ‘yes’ to us as young children on the day of our baptism. We welcome all parents who will present their child for Baptism in the coming year and pray God’s blessing on all our families for the year ahead.
Crossmolina Community Council CLG.
Community Service Programme Help and support is available for the older members of the community during this new Covid19 restriction phase. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 096 30935, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm if you need information, help or assistance.
Deel-Rovers GAA Club Membership.
Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club any adults wishing to pay membership are asked to contact Mary Lynn at 087.6430598 for new membership forms and GDPR compliance. Membership can also be paid online at www.deelrovers.com
Crossmolina Community Council CLG.
Crossmolina Community Council CLG are looking to fill a voluntary Member vacancy. Details of the role is available by contacting email@example.com or the Admin Office on 096 30935.
Western Care Association.
Are going to travel around the globe virtually to raise funds to enhance services throughout the county, we need your help to complete this challenge. We are looking for 150 volunteers to walk, jog or run virtually around the globe in aid of Western Care Association, starting from 12th of January to 2nd April 2021. For more information contact Michael by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can be involved in something big and help Western Care Association travel around the world virtually. Registration for the event is €10 per person, we look forward to hearing from you!”
A Message from Pope Francis.
MONDAY JANUARY 4, 2021
“Above all, let us not forget to thank: if we are bearers of gratitude, the world itself will become better, even if only a little bit, but that is enough to transmit a bit of hope. The world needs hope. And with gratitude, with this habit of saying thank you, we transmit a bit of hope. Everything is united and everything is connected, and everyone needs to do his or her part wherever we are. The path to happiness is the one Saint Paul described at the end of one of his letters: “Pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit” (1 Thes 5:17-19). Do not quench the Spirit, what a beautiful project of life! Do not quench the Spirit that we have within leads us to gratitude. Thank you.”