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21st December '05


Christmas Wishes

Wishing all readers, especially all Ballycastle people at home and abroad, a very Happy Christmas and every good wish for the New Year.

Nollag Sona Dhaoibh go Léir agus gach dea-ghui I gcomhair na h-athbhliana.

On Minor Team

Congratulations to Shane Healy, Behy who has been selected for the Mayo Minor team for the upcoming League which will start early in the New Year.   Shane has been a member of Ballycastle Junior team during the year, playing on the half forward line.



No.'s drawn on 17th December '05 were: 4. 5. 16. 17.   There was no Jackpot winner so the Jackpot now stands at 14,500Euro.    Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Daniel Kelly, Ballycastle

Mary K. McHale,   Belderrig

Breda Tighe,   Muingreevagh

Thomas Lynott,   Beltra

Mary Boyle,   Ballycastle


Reminder: Because Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve both fall on Saturday this year, the Lotto draw will take place on Friday 23rd and Friday 30th .  



Sympathy is extended to the families, relatives and friends of Dr. Vinnie Loftus, Ballina (uncle of Dr. Declan Clinton) and John Browne, Glen Road who died at the weekend.


Watch found

Ladies watch found in Ballycastle Church grounds.   Contact Fr. Sean Killeen.


Carol Service

Christmas Carol service in St. Brigid's Church at 7.00p.m. on Wednesday followed by blessing of the new Crib Figures.



Confessions for Christmas after 8.00p.m. Mass on Thursday evening.


Christmas Mass Times

Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve in Ballycastle Church will be at 8.15p.m. and on Christmas Day Mass will be at 11.30a.m.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil:   8.15p.m .

Sunday:   11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday:    Mary Kate & Tom Joe Tighe

Tuesday:   Anthony O'Horo

Wednesday:   Lizzy Langan & Paddy (Anniversary)

Wednesday 7.00p.m.:   Carol Service

Thursday 8.00p.m.:   Michael & Elizabeth Scott    

Friday:   Michael John Burke (Month's Mind)

Saturday 10.00a.m.:   Bea & Paddy McNamara

Saturday Vigil (Christmas Eve 8.15p.m.): People of the Parish

Sunday 11.30a.m. (Christmas Day):   People of the Parish


Eucharist Ministers:

Christmas Eve Vigil:   Mary Munnelly, Eileen Grier, John Maughan

Christmas Day:   Tony D'Arcy, Aidan Tighe, Seamus O'Connor



Christmas Eve Vigil:   Michael A. O'Connor

Christmas Day:   Florrie McBrien



7.00p.m.:   Bernie Chambers, Mauretti Bn Uí Fhlatharta

7.30p.m.:   Breda McNulty, Peggy Flannery

8.00p.m.:   Bridie Farrell, Peggy Burke

8.30p.m.:   Susan Tighe, Peggy Tighe


Community Care:

Cook:   Mary Bilbow

Driver: Seamus Bilbow