Islandeady-Glenisland Parish Newsletter
St Patrick’s Church, Islandeady and Holy Rosary Church, Glenisland.
Parish Priest: Fr Pat Donnellan- 094-9024125 or 087-2311236. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful Web sites: mayo.ie / tuamarchdiocese.org / associationofcatholicpriests.ie
Remembering in Masses:
SAT 5th (Gl.) 7 pm: Anniv. David Barrett, Kilgarve. / Mary Salmon, Glenisland. /
Mary & Gerry Brosnihan, Deergrove, & their son Mikie.
SUN 6th (Is.) 11 am: Anniv. Martin & Margaret Clarke & daughter Ann O’Donnell. /
Joe O’Brien & Sonny Gibbons, Cogaula. / All Deceased of Bourke Family, Cashel.
FRI 11th (Is.) 7 pm - Months Mind. Joey McRedmond, London & Bohola.
SAT 12th (Gl.) 7 pm: Anniv. Thomas Healy, Cummer. / Pat & Ann McLoughlin, & Dec of Family, Claggan. / Willie & Betty Feeney, Graffymore, & Dec of Dillon Family.
SUN 13th (Is.) 11 am: Anniv. John Roche & sister Patricia & parents Denis & Mary & Marian Roche, Belcarra. / Kathleen Lyons, nee O’Malley, Ballinamorogue & Ballyhaunis, & husband Michael, & nephew Bill O’Malley, New York.
RIP - Bridget King, Drummin (Grandmother of Elaine Gallagher, Cloggernagh).
- Martin Joe O’Toole, Louisbourgh (father of Martin O’Toole, Rushbrook).
- Michael Gibbons, Cushen (brother of Pádraig Gibbons, Bullaun).
- Bridie Jennings, Manulla (mother of Eddie Jennings, Derrywash)
Adoration of the Eucharist in Glenisland Church on MON/WED 7 to 8 pm and
Adoration in Islandeady Church SUN/MON/TUES 7 to 8 and THUR 8 to 9 pm.
Pobal Dé – People of God helping/ministering in CHURCH this week:
Glenisland: Readers, Min of Eucharist, Servers, Altar Society (printed in ‘Newsflash’).
Islandeady: Reader: Paddy Mitchell (28th Sun. C. P391). / Mass Servers: Team 3.
Min of Eucharist: Liam Sadler, Ann Carroll, Eileen Cawley. / Music: Nora.
Bishops Pastoral ‘Care for Life: It’s worth it’ available at Church door & Archbishop Neary’s Letter ‘Journeying Together in Faith’ with Proposals that effect our own parish.
Ø Marian Movement ‘Praying for Priests’ in Glenisland Church every SUN 7 pm.
Pope Francis says that the church is ‘small-minded’ on certain matters & needs the ability to heal wounds. We must be ministers of mercy above all, he says, & it’s time to find a ‘new balance’. These issues & more will be explored at ‘Reflections on being a Catholic today’ on next SAT 12th at 2 pm in the Ard Rí Hotel, Tuam. Speakers: Monica Morley, Mid-west Radio 'Faith Alive' and Fr Pat Donnellan, PP Islandeady. Everybody invited.
Priests Autumn Collection takes place this weekend of 5th/ 6th October. Please be as generous as you can afford to be when making a contribution to the Priests Collection.
Westport Parish Mission MASS this week 7th to 10th Oct at 7.30 pm. Speakers: MON John Bruton. TUES Trish O’Brien. WED Fr Peter McVerry. THUR Monica Morley.
Tuam Diocesan Pastoral Council is delighted to announce a special celebration again of significant ‘Marriage Anniversaries’ on SUN 20th Oct at 3pm in Tuam Cathedral. There will be renewal of marriage vows, and each couple will receive a candle and Prayer Card. Refreshments will be served for all in St Jarlath’s College. Couples celebrating any of the following anniversaries this year, 10th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, are especially invited to attend. They are welcome to invite their families and friends to join them for this special occasion. Needless to say all couples celebrating any anniversary are most welcome. It is important to celebrate Marriage and Family Life in this Year of Faith.
The Diocesan Pastoral Council is organising a Gathering of Choirs ‘Crossing the Threshold’ in the Basilica in Knock on SUN 3rd Nov at 5pm. An evening of Prayer, Scripture, Movement and most importantly Song. Details on Church Poster or Phone Mary Connell at 086-6038483 or 0949028473. All welcome.
Parish Vigil in Knock is on TUES 22nd Oct with BUS leaving Islandeady Church at 7 pm & back at 11.30. Adoration of The Eucharist & Rosary from 8 pm in the Apparition Chapel with Mass at 9. Please give NAMES for Bus to Breege Carney at 087-6707924.
Glenisland monthly ‘Newsflash’ is available for Distributors to collect in Sacristy & is also available by email from: email@example.com
Triduum to St Gerard Majella in Esker Monastery Athenry 14th to 16th Oct at10am & 8pm each day. St Gerard is a Saint for mothers, fathers and the rest of us. Blessing after each session with the Relic of St. Gerard. All welcome.
Also ‘Life After Loss’ October 19th & 20th in Esker - a weekend of reflection, prayer, discussion, ritual, to help us in living through losses and grief. Contact Esker 091-844549 or 091-844007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual Church gate collection for the benefit of homeless ex soldiers of the Defence forces takes place in Islandeady parish this weekend 5th & 6th Oct. Please support.
The wonderful parish Get-together is every WED at 11.30am in Islandeady Comm Centre. 3 or 4 more Volunteers are needed. Ph 094 9044797 or 087 9626075. Dinner, Activities, Music etc for only €5. Bus available. If coming please tell us by this Monday.
Bilberries Community Playgroup A.G.M will take place on Monday 14th Oct at 8pm in the Playschool. Anyone interested in the future developments of the Playgroup or would like to come on board as a committee member are welcome to attend. Thank you.
Ø Islandeady Community Council Meeting this TUES 8th at 8 pm in Comm Centre.
Ø Islandeady GAA Lotto SUN week 13th at 8.30 pm in The Halfway. Jackpot €9,100.
Thought for the Day
‘Heredity is something you believe in
If you have a bright child !’
Islandeady Community Council monthly Newsletter for October 2013
By Patricia Rice.
Church Notices for October 2013 …
Recent Deaths Associated with the Parish
- Johnny Geraghty, Cogaula.
- Bernie Murray, Coguala & Clogher.
- Mamie Clabby, nee Devaney, Fourmilehouse, (aunt of Anne McCormack, Rinnaseer).
- Joey McRedmond, London & Bohola (son of Maggie McRedmond, nee Chambers, ( Derrycooraune).
- Mary Lynch, London (sister of Carmel Heverin, Derrycoosh).
- Freda Staunton, nee Carroll, England (niece of Tommie Carroll, Drimneen).
- James Carney, London (brother of late John Carney, Cornanool).
- Gerry Tolan, Castlebar & Bofeenaun (brother of Josephine Lally, Graffymore).
May They Rest in Peace.
Sincere Sympathy is extended to all their bereaved relatives and friends.
Recent Baptisms in Islandeady
- Seán Michael Sammon-Doherty, Cloonkeen, son of Lorraine & Michael.
-Jack Thomas Kelly, Cloggernagh, son of Karen & Kevin.
- Fionn Edward Moylette, Derrycooraune, son of Aoife & Edward.
-Róisín Claire O’Malley, Kilbree, daughter of Stephanie & Noel.
- J J Corcoran, Cloonan, son of Brenda & Gary.
- Ruby Moran, Drimneen, daughter of Sinead & Paddy.
- Twins Emily & Jessica Hailstone-Gannon, Cloonan, daughters of Katrina & Josh.
- Casey Brendan Concannon, Cummer, son of Ronan & Nadine.
- Sophia Lily Teresko, Barnastang, daughter of Sharon & David.
- Tara Maria Smerda, Derrycoosh, daughter of Aisling & Vaclav
Congratulations to the parents and their families.
Recent Islandeady Weddings
- Michael Philbin, Carrowbeg, to Angela Scahill.
- Seán Downes, Cloonkeen, to Sinéad Queeney.
- Ricky Kirkpatrick, Cummer, to Erin Prendergast.
- Lorraine O’Donnell, Sheeaune, to Michael Niland.
- Marion Carney, Cornanool, to Donal Faherty.
- Christina Hyland, Gubathick, to Alan Judge.
- Regina Gibbons, Cloggernagh, to Michael Kelly.
- Fiona Bourke, Westport Rd, to Noel Mulroe.
- Eileen Coyne, Derrygorman, to Paul O’Brien.
Congratulations to the newly weds and their families
WEEKLY COMMUNITY GET TOGETHER
A weekly Community Get Together with dinner and social activities
In Islandeady Community Centre
Every Wednesday for the foreseeable future.
Meet some old friends, get to know some new people, share some stories
Have Fun. You can only add to the enjoyment for yourself and others
Call the Centre to secure your place on Mondays on 094 90 44797 or
Philomena on 087 9626075. Transport available if needed
Community Council News
The first Islandeady Community Get-together took place on Wed Sept 18th in the Community Centre. After many months of planning and preparation, it was wonderful to see 35 local people coming together for some activities and a freshly cooked dinner. Thanks to the volunteers that were at hand to help setting up the community centre, preparing, and serving the food, cleaning and providing the music and entertainment.
This idea originates from 2006/7 through the Community Futures 'community survey' when a significant number of people wanted a facility/service in Islandeady to meet up with friends and participate in some leisurely activities. In Jan 2013, the Community Council had a GMIT student working with them to explore this notion further, and in May 2013, Mary McDonnell produced her report and recommendations. The Community Council acted on her recommendations and significant changes were made to the Community Centre.
3 Main elements came out of the Report; (1) People wanted a place to meet up with their friends and neighbours and meet new people (2) people wanted to participate in activities as they were approaching retirement/had nothing to keep them occupied and (3) people wanted something like the Annual Community Christmas Party, but on a regular basis. Bearing all this in mind, a core group approached many service providers such as the H.S.E. for advice and assistance and we received additional help from the R.S.S. and Tus, schemes which have been instrumental in getting this programme started.
The Community Council has being active in supporting this initiative and promoting it throughout the Community. Fr. Pat has also played a major role in promoting this service within the Parish and we are extremely grateful.
The 'Weekly Get-together' will take place EVERY Wednesday in the Community Centre at a cost of just €5 per person for this service.
A Wheelchair accessible Bus is available to pick up any person who may need transport to bring them to the Community Centre. This is open to anybody who is interested in meeting up once a week with friends and neighbours in a relaxed environment and plenty of food and entertainment/activities are available. If you wish to put your name down, or require transport, you can contact the Centre Mon-Wed on 094 90 44797 or
Philomena on 087 9626075
The Islandeady Community Website is ready for Re-Launch after a short period of time! The website will host 'a page' for each individual Community Group, as well as a 'Gallery Page' for all the local pictures of Islandeady and a page dedicated to the Business & Tourism operators in Islandeady.
This website will be useful for the many Islandeady people living away from home to keep up-to-date with everything that's happening in Islandeady. We will have a 'Re-Launch' date set soon in the next 2-3 weeks.
Islandeady Sale of Work 2013:
This important Annual Fundraiser for the Community Council will take place on Sunday November 17th in the Halfway House from 2pm. All money raised from The Sale of Work is used to support local clubs/groups and projects such as the Youth Clubs and Older People Initiatives, assisting with work(s) carried out in the Cemetery and keeping the Community Centre open and operational for the benefit of the Community among some of the things.
The Community Council is kindly asking if anyone can:
(a) Help sell Sale of Work Tickets in the Shops
(b) Provide a donation of items for the Auction
(c) Provide some Home Baking items for Sale such as Jam's, Breads, Cakes etc
You can contact Liam Keaveney on 087 1361895, James O'Malley on 087 6777751 or Breege Carney on 087 6707924 with any offer of help/donation
Your support is greatly appreciated and we hope everyone in the Community can support/assist with this year's Sale of Work to keep important services ongoing for the coming year ahead.
Islandeady Christmas Annual:
The 2nd Edition of the Islandeady Christmas Annual will be launched again this year after its success last year. The Editorial team have made some changes, in so far as the magazine will be in colour this year. The Editorial Team want people with any stories, poems, jokes, local pictures to submit them no later than 5pm on Monday Nov 25th 2013. We will also have the usual yearly report from all the local clubs and groups and we believe that this will make a wonderful Christmas present for family members away from Home. The cost of this year's Christmas Annual is €5. All content can be emailed to; email@example.com or can be posted to; The Secretary, Islandeady Community Centre, Rinnaseer, Islandeady, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
The next round of Defibrillator Training will take place on the weekend of November 8th and 9th 2013. Anybody who completed their training in 2011 and 2012 will have a Refresher Training on Friday Night November 8th. Anybody new in the Community who hasn't done a Defibrillator Training before and would be interested can participate on Saturday November 9th in the Community Centre. This is open to everybody and we advise all clubs/groups to send at least 1 representative to participate. Times and Cost will be finalised shortly. This excellent and necessary course is being organised by Tommy Walsh and you can contact Tommy on 087 6710209 to book your place.
Speech and Drama Classes
In Islandeady Community Centre On Mondays 3 - 5.15
Chiron Counselling and Psychotherapy offer low fee paying Counselling and Psychotherapy support and where appropriate, free of charge. When you need your voice heard we are here to listen. Inannu Therapy Centre, Spencer St. Castlebar.
Contact Siobhan Rock in confidence at 087-3363313
Further details about the service:
CHIRON is a confidential professional service. A client centred, cognitive behavioural, integrative holistic approach is adopted which addresses the reality of a multi-cultural society. This service is associated with ICPPD (International College for Personal and Professional Development), a Counselling Training College. All our Counsellors are affiliated to and abide by the Code of Ethics of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and the National Association for Pastoral Counselling and Psychotherapy (NAPCP). Our Counsellors are supervised by qualified, experienced and accredited Supervisors. In-house Group Supervision is also mandatory and provided by ICPPD.
Our aim is to provide a low fee paying Counselling and Psychotherapy service to the community.
Siobhan manages this service on behalf of ICPPD and will refer you to a professional, compassionate counsellor within 24 hours.
CHIRON Counselling and Psychotherapy Support Services is a not for profit organisation.
Shopping Trip To Limerick:
A bus will leave Aughagower Community Centre Saturday, Nov, 16th, at 7am via Westport, Islandeady and Castlebar. Overnight stay in Pery's Hotel. Bed and Breakfast, and 4-course meal. Cost of trip will be finalised at a later date. Anyone willing to travel please contact Mary Jordan 087 2203280.
Looking to get fit? If so come along to the Community Centre Thursday’s Nights 8.30 - 9.30pm all welcome,
Call Lisa 086 4000056
The Card Games are Back. From Monday 7th October at 9pm all welcome
Islandeady have made it to the final in the litter league. So good luck with that, and congratulations to all involved.
Keeping our Community tidy.
Contact Information for the Parish Newsletter
Islandeady Community Centre, Islandeady
Phone: 094 9044797
Information For the November Newsletter, must be in
No Later than Monday, October 21st 2013 @ 12 noon
And Our Work is Done
May God support us,
All the day long.
‘Til the shadows lengthen,
And the evening comes.
And the busy world is hushed,
And the fever of life is over,
And our work is done.
Then, in His mercy, May He grant us,
A safe lodging,
A Holy rest,
And peace at last.
They Live On
Those we hold most dear never truly leave us.
They live on in the kindness they showed,
And on the love they brought into our lives.
Ø Adoration of The Eucharist review night MON 21st Oct with Holy Hour 7 to 8 pm.
Ø Annual Parish Vigil in Knock on TUES 22nd Oct with Bus leaving Car Park at 7 pm.
NO Adoration of The Eucharist in Church on Sun 20th Oct or Mon/Tues/Wed/Thur 24th - except for one Hour for everybody on MON 21st from 7 to 8 pm. All who come to Adoration any night are invited to this Holy Hour in Islandeady Church plus new people who might like to join us. We will also review what hours might need more support.