KILMOVEE PARISH NEWSLETTER
                Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kilmovee.
                          St. Celsus’ Church, Kilkelly.
                          St. Patrick’s Church, Glann.
                          St. Joseph’s Church, Urlaur.
                          5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
                                  7th February 2010

                               There were a lot of other people in Palestine in the
                               time of Our Lord, besides fishermen. Yet when it
                               came to picking his apostles, he showed a marked
                               preference for them. He made "the big fisherman',
                               Simon Peter, their head. And he reserved his
                               special miracles, such as the transfiguration and
                               the raising to life of the little girl, only for him and
                               his two fishing partners, James and John.

                              "Put out into deep water', he told Peter. Peter
knew, as every fisherman knows, that fish only feed in shallow waters. Jesus was
testing him. After a whole night covering the best feeding grounds on the lake, it
was asking a lot. But Peter complied, almost as if to humour Jesus. His
compliance was amply rewarded. More importantly, he had passed the test.
"From now on," Christ told him, "it is people you will catch."

The one virtue, above all others, that fishermen need, is the virtue of hope. To cast
a small hook into a large expanse of water in the expectation of catching a fish, is
an act of hope. And to do it time after time, hour after hour without catching
anything, without even the tiniest bite, is to hope beyond hope. It was the
one virtue Christ needed in the person he chose to lead his followers.
He was, as history has shown, launching Peter into deep waters
indeed. But he knew what Teilhard de Chardin expressed almost
two thousand years later, that "the world belongs to him who will
give it its greatest hope."
                                                         (Fr Liam Swords)
Parish Mission Statement                  article photo's for this the 4th edition   both age categories in the next stage
                                          of the magazine the first meeting of       of the competition and wishes them
                                          the Committee takes place on the           well as they go forward. Well done

                                          17th February at 9pm at 10 Naomh           to the boys Cuili team of Kilmovee
                raise be                  Ceallach It would be nice to get           N.S who came third in the Area
                                          some young people involved with            Finals recently. This was a great
                   Jesus                  the magazine. if you have a suitable       achievement as it is the first year that
                                          article it may be emailed to               they have played Cuili. Special
                 Christ,         or            mention for their Coach, Mike
                                          posted to 10 Naomh Ceallach                Raleigh also. In addition Sixth Class
                    now                                                              pupil, Annie Regan-Alainn is to be
                                                                                     commended in being a prize-winner
             and forever                    URLAUR JOB VACANCY
                                          Job Vacancy in Urlaur under the            for her entry in a Creative Arts
                                          FÁS Employment Scheme. FÁS                 Competition run by Mayo County
                                          Criteria applies - Contact Angela at       Council. Annie designed and
                                          Mayo North East Leader, Foxford,           produced a Christmas decoration
                                          Co Mayo. Tel 086 3637978 or 094            made from recycled materials. Keep
     PLEASE PRAY FOR                      9256745                                    up the good work everyone!
We remember in our prayers Bridget
Tigue, Culmore Declan Sweeney,             KILMOVEE SHAMROCKS                               CLOTHES BANK
Donegal, nephew of Neil Sweeney,          The numbers drawn in the Club              A clothes bank has recently been
Glann, Ellen Mangan (nee Flatly) of       Lotto on January 30th were 3, 24 and       installed at Kilmovee Recycling
Carrowbehy, Castlerea, mother of          36. There was no winner of the             Centre. Clothes shoes, curtains,
Winnie Ruane, Carrabeg and Celia          €2,850 jackpot. Once again a               sheets etc can be left in the Clothes
Lynch (nee Egan) of Tavrane, sister       reminder that membership is now            Bank at the rear of the Community
of Joe Egan of Carrabeg who died          due and can be paid to any Club            Centre at any time.
recently and all whose anniversaries      Officer, Adults €40 and Juvenile €20
occur around this time. May they                                                     CITIZEN’S INFORMATION
rest in peace.                                   SEISIUN na nOG                      The next outreach session of Citizens
                                          Seisiun na nOg will take place in          Information will be held at North
         FIRST HOLY                       Kilmovee community centre this             West Roscommon CDP, Market St,
         COMMUNION                        Sunday 7th February from 2-4pm.            Ballaghaderreen on 10th February
First Holy Communion will be              All age groups to assemble at 2pm in       from 10am to 12.45pm.
celebrated in the parish on the           order to prepare for the forthcoming
following dates:                          traditional concert in March.
   Kilkelly: Sunday 9th May 2010                                                            PETER’S PENCE
  Glann: Saturday 8th May 2010                     BINGO A.G.M                                THANK YOU
  Kilmovee: Sunday 16th May 2010          The Annual General Meeting of              The Secretariat of State at the
We continue to remember, in our           Kilmovee Bingo Committee will              Vatican has written to acknowledge
prayers, all the boys and girls who       take place on Thursday 11th                the diocesan contribution of €31,248
are preparing for First Confession        February in Kilmovee Community             to the Peter’s Pence for the year
and First Holy Communion. We              Centre commencing at 9pm. All are          2009. Cardinal Bertone extends his
wish them every happiness and             invited to attend                          thanks and appreciation to priests
blessing at this special time of their                                                                and people.
lives. We thank their families and
teachers for their involvment with               KILMOVEE N.S.
                                          Congratulations to both the U-11                               DO THIS IN
the children in their preparation.
                                          and U-13 quiz teams from Kil-                                   MEMORY
                                          movee N.S who both secured first                             Next Sunday 14th
                                          prize at    Ballaghaderreen Credit                           February,     we
                                          Union Quiz last weekend. The                                 celebrate Do This
                                          members of the U-13 team are                                 In Memory in
                                          Matthew Duffy, Shane Lynch,                                  preparation   for
                                          Gavin Duffy and Annie Regan-                                 First      Holy
                                          Alainn while pupils on the U-11                              Communion.
                                          team are Padraig Duffy, Kevin
                                          Dowd and Brendan and Sarah                        POPE’S LENTEN
   KILKELLY MAGAZINE                      Moran. Both teams will now go on                   MESSAGE 2010
It's that time of year again to put the   to represent Ballaghaderreen Credit        Pope Benedict has written a message
thinking caps on the Committee of         Union at Chapter Level next month.         for Lent 2010 which is available
the magazine ‘Kilkelly Its People         The whole school community is              through the Vatican website. The
and Its Place’ are asking people for      justifiably proud in having teams in       link is:
MINISTRIES NEXT WEEK                    around the new crib in Kilkelly. All      on Tuesday February 9th at 8pm.
URLAUR - Saturday 13th                  proceeds go to Hyland Lodge in            Subscriptions for the Centenary
SS Reader: To be arranged               Kilkelly.                                 Dinner will be collected on the night.
Eucharist: Patricia Kenny                                                         New members welcome.
Offertory: Volunteers                       CUPLA FOCAL CLUB
Servers: As arranged                    The Cupla Focal Club: Do you have               WOMEN’S GROUP
                                        a focal and are not fluent in Irish       The next meeting of the Women’s
KILMOVEE - Sunday 14th                  then this is the club for you. It is      Intercultural Group will take place at
SS Reader: James Horan                  intended to start up an Irish Club in     11am on 11th Feb in Job Club,
Eucharist: Marie Regan                  the area just for a piosa craic and a     Ballaghaderreen. All welcome.
Offertory: Volunteers                   cupan tae. the club will hopefully
Servers: G Costello, M Duffy            meet on the Thursday nights from
E Duffy, I Duffy                        9.30 -10.30 and the first meeting of          KILKELLY COUNTRY
                                        the club will take place the 18th                  MARKET
GLANN - Saturday 13th                   February at the library in Kilkelly for   The Kilkelly Country Market will
SS Reader: Marie Horan                  futher information you can contact        take place on the 14th February
Eucharist: Sadie Dunleavy               Noirin at 0863836078 come along           between 12-2pm at the Community
Offertory: Volunteers                   beidh failte romhat                       Centre there will be a raffle on the
Servers: Claire Flatley & Rebecca                                                 day with the proceeds going to the
Horan                                      COMMUNITY GAMES                        Haiti Appeal so come along and
                                        Kilmovee/Kilkelly Community               support the cause
KILKELLY - Sunday 14th                  Games will hold a quiz in Kilmovee
SS Reader: Kathy Gallagher              Community Centre for U14 boys and          CHARLESTOWN
Eucharist: Rita Walsh                   girls on Thursday 11th February at
Offertory: Volunteers                                                               BOOK CLUB
                                        6.30pm sharp. The purpose of the
Servers: Sean Og Tigue & Brian                                                    There is a change of
                                        quiz is to select a team or teams to
Dunleavy                                                                          venue for the Book
                                        represent the parish at County level.
                                                                                  Club.      The next
                                        A €2.00 entry fee per family will be
                                                                                  meeting takes places
                                        collected on the night.
                                                                                  on February 8th at
      INTERNET CAFE                                                               8.30pm in the
Internet Cafe for Over 50s - due to            WALKING CLUB                       Riverside Restau-
the weather conditions the Cafe will    Kilmovee Walking Club get together        rant. New Members
now be held at North West               each Monday morning at 10.30am,           are most welcome
Roscommon CDP, Market St,               meeting at Kilmovee Community
Ballaghaderreen until further notice.   Centre. The walkers aim to improve
The Cafe will run from 10am to 1pm      their fitness and with a goal to                 PARISH
on Fridays                              entering into upcoming charity               PASTORAL COUNCIL
                                        walks. Male and female participants       The meeting due to be held in
 KILMOVEE SHAMROCK                      are welcome                               January was postponed and a new
       LADIES                                                                     date will be arranged in the coming
Kilmovee Shamrocks Ladies Gaelic           LADIES BASKETBALL                      week. We ask your prayers for the
Football Club AGM takes place on        Ladies Basketball takes place in          guidance of the PPC as it seeks to
Saturday 13th of February in            Kilmovee Community Centre every           find direction for the future. Ideas
Kilmovee Shamrocks Clubhouse at         Tuesday evening at the new time of        are welcome. We thank all involved
5pm sharp. All current members are      8.00pm.                                   in the PPC and look forward to
asked to attend.      It would be                                                 working together for the good of our
appreciated if at least one parent/                                               parish, its people and our church.
guardian be present to represent        DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
underage players. We cater for all      Kilmovee Family Resource Centre
ages and would welcome any new          hope to run a digital photography
p l a y - ers, or parents of inter-     course (subject to numbers) on
            ested underage players,     Monday evenings from 7.30pm -
                  to come along         9.00pm. The course will start on
                                        15th February and last for 6 weeks.
                                        Cost €25.00. To book a place on this      Make peace with your past lest it
                                        course please telephone Kilmovee          spoil your present.
                                        FRC on 094-9649814
THANK YOU                                                                         Don’t take youreslf so seriously,
   Well done to Kilkelly Youth                                                    nobody else does!!
Group and children from Kilkelly               KILKELLY I.C.A.
NS on raising €269.41 from Carol        The monthly I.C.A. meeting will be        Try to make at least three people
singing on the 18th December            held in Kilkelly Community Centre         smile every day!
                                     Mass During The Week
                          Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kilmovee

Sunday 7th February       10.00am      People of The Parish
Monday 8th February       10.00am      Donor’s Intention
Tuesday 9th February      10.00am      Donor’s Intention
Wednesday 10th February   10.00am      Mike and Catherine Cassidy, Charlestown
Thursday 11th February    10.00am      Brother Pat Regan, Sraheens
Friday 12th February       10.00am     Donor’s Intention
Saturday 13th February     10.00am     Martin Duffy, Rosemary and Una, Carralackey
Sunday 14th February       10.00am     John and Bridget Cassidy, Clooniron

                                        St. Joseph’s Church Urlaur
Saturday 6th January        7.00pm     John and Bridget Kenny
Saturday 13th February      7.00pm     People of the Parish

                                         St. Celsus Church, Kilkelly
Sunday 7th February       11.15am      Anne Dunleavy
Tuesday 8th February      9.00am       Patrick Forkan, Carrabeg
Wednesday 10th February                NO MORNING MASS Adoration 9.30am to 12noon
Thursday 11th January     9.00am       Our Lady of Lourdes (World Day for the Sick)
Friday 12th February       8.00pm      Edward & Mary Finnegan(7.40pm Rosary)
Sunday 14th February      11.15am      Peter Duffy, Culmore

                                        St. Patrick’s Church, Glann
Saturday 7th February     8.00pm       John & Mary Kate Higgins, Sinolane
Monday 8th February       8.00pm       Declan Sweeney ,Donegal, nephew of Neil Sweeney, Adoration after Mass to 9pm
Saturday 13th February    8.00pm       Dermot Grogan & parents Bridget & Derby

                                             Priests’ Phone Numbers
       Fr Vincent Sherlock P.P., Kilmovee     094-9649137
       Fr John Maloney C.C., Kilkelly         094-9367031
                                               Newsletter Items
       Any items for the newsletter should be given to Fr. Sherlock or Fr. Maloney by Thursday evening
       at 8pm or emailed to We would be grateful if notices could
       be emailed.

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                                                Primary Schools

                          Kilmovee                        094-9861282
                          Tavrane                         094-9649065
                          St. Theresa’s, Kilkelly         094-9367371

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