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23rd December '09

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus bliain nua maith daoibh go léir

(Christmas wishes and a happy New Year to you all)



Next Newsletter will be on Wednesday 6th January '10 .

Vintage Road Run

The West Coast Vintage Society are holding a Road Run, to raise funds for the Irish Kidney Association, on Sunday 27th December. The Run will commence at 12.00noon in Ballycastle village, to Kilfian, onto Killala and back to Ballycastle. Entry fee for vehicles is €10. All vehicles welcome …. Vintage, classic or modern tractors, cars and motorbikes. Refreshments served in Ballycastle Community Hall afterwards.




No's drawn on Saturday 19th December '09 were: 1. 6. 23. 29.    No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 18,900euro. Next draw in Polkes.

Five envelopes drawn:

Donal Tomas, Ballyglass

Brian Polke, Ballycastle

Francie Ruane, Dublin

Peggy Tighe, Muingreevagh

James Gaughan, Glenedagh



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Jimmy Flynn, Doonadoba who died last weekend. May he rest in peace.



The Annual St. Stephen's Day game will be the '02 team v '09 team at 1.00p.m. in the pitch. All are welcome.

Ballycastle GAA Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 27th December at 5.00p.m. in the Resource Centre. (Note change of time)


Ballycastle Golf Society

Next outing is on Monday December 28th in Belmullet. Contact Eddie Keigher 086-3618595 or Vincent Tomas 087-7719359.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Jerry & Emma Healy & John & Agnes Rogers

Tuesday 8.00p.m. : John Grier

Wednesday: John Forde ( Anniversary ) & Kathleen

Christmas Eve 9.00p.m. : People of the Parish

Christmas Day 11.30a.m. : Peter Carr (Oranmore)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m. : Paul & Violet O'Donnell (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m. : Frank, Annie, Ann & Francis Donoghue


Eucharist Ministers:

Christmas Eve: Paddy Kelly, Kathleen Donnelly, Tommy Carey

Christmas Day: Mary Boyle, Seán Callaghan, Seamus O'Connor

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday: Michael Kelly



Christmas Eve: Michael A. O'Connor, Mary Walsh

Christmas Day: Pauline Busby

Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Christmas Eve: Kevin Healy, Megan Garry

Christmas Day: Tony O'Donnell, Áine O'Donnell

Saturday Vigil: Aideen Grier, Shane Grier

Sunday: Jodie Kelly, Zach Kelly



No Adoration this week. Mass at 8.00p.m.


Community Care:

Christmas Day:

Cook: Mary Bilbow; Driver: Seamus Bilbow

Sunday 27th :

Cook: Rose Langan; Driver: Clare Langan