News - Fri 11th December 2020

Club Development Draw Winners.

Draws 3, 4, 5 and 6 took place on Saturday week Live on MWR Radio. Congratulations to Dermot and Breege O Malley Keenagh who won €5,000. We also had 4 winners of €200 John and Mary Garvey Stillorgan, Dublin, Ronan and Regina O Boyle Ballina Rd, Brian Donohue Creevy Castlehill and Peter Hegarty Lecarrow Crossmolina. Thanks to all who supported the club by purchasing tickets for the Mayo GAA Club development draw.

 

Good Luck to Mayo. 

Congratulations to Conor Loftus and Jordan Flynn who played their part with Mayo GAA Senior men who advanced to the All Ireland Football final of 2020 with a good win over Tipperary on Sunday Week. Best of luck to Conor, Jordan, Ciaran McDonald and all associated with team as they prepare for the final against Dublin next Saturday the 19th of December in Croke Park

 

Free Wifi.

After what has been a tough year for everyone, 2020 ends with some positive news for Crossmolina as the new town wifi will be launched this Wednesday, Dec. 16th.  The free wifi, which is provided under the Wifi4EU scheme, and installed by Westnet in conjunction with Mayo Co. Co. and Crossmolina Community Council will give locals and visitors access to free wifi in the town centre.  The Community Council also hope to be in a position to announce further enhancements to the town early in the New Year and encourage everyone to use the new free wifi service as they shop local this Christmas.

 

Chronicle 2020.

The 28th Edition of the Crossmolina Chronicle is now on sale in The Post Office, Davis's, Hineys Londis, O'Donnells Centra and Mulhern's Gala. A lovely gift for both locals and those who cannot travel home this Christmas. 

 

Caroline McDonnell RIP.

The death occurred suddenly and peacefully on Saturday 5th December of Caroline McDonnell (Nee Dolan) 3 Deel Court Ballina St Crossmolina. Caroline’s Requiem mass was celebrated on Wednesday in St Tiernans church with burial afterwards in Crossmolina Cemetery. Daughter of the Late Michael Dolan, Caroline deeply mourned by her loving daughters Ava and Clara, her mother Mai, sisters Mary, Helen and Kathleen, brothers-in-law Daragh and  Walter, nieces Molly and Robyn, relatives and friends. Due to H.S.E. and Government restrictions, the funeral was for family and close friends only. The family would like to thank you for your co-operation and consideration at this time. May her gentle soul rest in peace 

 

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 5th December. The numbers drawn were 8 – 18 – 28 – 35. No punter matched three number either and three tickets were drawn Ann Lynn Glencreevy Crossmolina, Anna Floyd Knockleggan Crossmolina, Enda and Jacinta Lavelle Church View Crossmolina each win €50. This week's jackpot is €8.400. The draw takes place in GAA Club Rooms on this Friday night due the All-Ireland final in Croke Park Please note the change, and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page. Many thanks for your continued support

 

Our sincere Thanks

The year 2020 will be a year we will all want to forget. This pandemic has presented us all with many challenges. The familiar pattern of community & family support has been affected. Limitations have been imposed on us and our entire way of life has been turned upside down. What kind of Christmas will 2020 be? It will be different but that doesn’t mean it’s not going to be special. Many people have decided not to focus on presents and the lavishness that Christmas brings but to celebrate it in the true spirit of the Christ Child. In some ways the Covid-19 restrictions can open up greater opportunities for prayer and for reflection, for family time and space to enter into the true meaning of Christmas. This Christmas it is not possible to thank people individually. So many volunteers became involved in planning, preparing, cleaning and sanitising our churches so that they would be safe secure places for public worship. So many has helped in all areas of    parish life & community. We thank you all sincerely. The Irish Bishops said recently “It is a clear illustration that         religious faith is not just about believing but also about belonging in a local community, that significant network of relationships which indicates that people are there for each other.

We wish you every blessing for your health and happiness, stay safe and look after one another. Have a very happy Christmas.Fr Francis & Fr Gabriel

 

 

Covid 19 and Christmas Masses

We must remind ourselves that the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days remains suspended during the pandemic. In particular, the vulnerable and those ‘cocooned’ should be encouraged to stay at home and participate in Mass via webcam. Christmas is about more than just one day.  Families are welcome to attend Mass at some point during the twelve days from Christmas Eve to Epiphany. Christmas Masses will also be widely available over webcam and we strongly encourage families to “tune in” from the “domestic churches” of their living rooms and join with those who are gathering in their local churches in welcoming the birth of the Christ-child”. Families could be encouraged to pick a particular day on which, as a family, they may go to Mass. We are particularly conscious of those whose livelihoods have been seriously threatened by the pandemic.  We keep in mind those for whom Christmas time may bring feelings of sadness – people coping with bereavement, families that cannot be together, those in care homes who can only have limited visits from their loved ones.  Christmas can be difficult for Irish emigrants and migrants living in Ireland, who are unable to travel home. It must however be understood within the wider imperative of reducing gatherings to what is essential

 

CHURCH: CHRISTMAS EVE CHRISTMAS DAY TIMES

Crossmolina: Christmas Eve: 4.00pm, 6.00pm, 8.00pm

Christmas Day: 9.00am, 11.30am

 

Kilmurry: Christmas Eve: 4.00pm 

Christmas Day: 11.30am

 

Eskeragh : Chriostmas Eve: 6.00pm          

Christmas Day: 9.00am

 

Keenagh: Christmas Eve: 8.00pm        

Christmas Day: 10.15am

In order to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines, parishioners are encouraged to attend only one mass on either Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.               

 

Christmas Calls 

To the sick and housebound:  Visits are only allowed at your request.  Please tel. Fr Francis/Fr Gabriel if you wish us to call in December.

 

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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!”

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation.

The traditional Penitential Services cannot take place this year because of the danger of overcrowding. Individual private confessions may take place if requested.  Speak to God, he is your father, and tell him the truth...Promise him: ‘Later I will confess, but forgive me now.’ And immediately you will return to the grace of God,” Pope Francis said.

 

Pope John Paul II Awards.

Congratulations and well done to all the recipients Micheál Gill, Conal Carolan, Megan Lynn, Conor Reynolds, Oxana O’Boyle, Rachel Moyles, Emma Walsh, Amy Padden and Laura Padden. Bishop John Fleming presented the awards in St Muredachs Cathedral on Tuesday week. Any students who would like to join the awards programme for this year please contact Fr Francis. 

 

Crossmolina Mini Rugby 

Is back in action on Sunday’s at 10am in Maughan’s Field, Knockglass.  All interested boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 12 are invited to come along and join the club.  If there are any interested adults who would like to help out during the sessions please come along on Sunday to meet with the trainers.  For more information, contact Marcus Molloy on 087 9256300.

 

Church Rotas for December.

Cleaners: Team B—Rose O’Donnell, Collette Mangan, Carmel Prior, Bridie Reilly.

Counters:  Team B—Rita Fox, Geraldine Mullen, Rose O’Donnell

 

Western Care Association’s 

Christmas Cards 2020, are now on sale in your local town and area. Pack includes 10 unique cards and envelopes for €6.00. Thank you for supporting Western Care…Your Mayo Charity! Contact Teresa Ward on 087 246 7857 for further information.       

 

St Vincent de Paul food appeal update:  

Due to Covid 19 restrictions the annual St Vincent de Paul food appeal will not take place this Christmas. If you or anyone you know needs assistance please contact us on: 087 6315806. Your query will be treated with the strictest confidence.

 

Knockmore, Crossmolina, Ballina.

Mayo North East Vacancies in Knockmore, Crossmolina, Ballina. Tus Community Work placement Initiative. The Tús initiative commenced in 2011 and is a community work placement scheme providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people while at the same time carrying out a broad range of services of benefit to the community and in a variety of community settings. We are actively seeking new participants who meet the eligibility criteria to join the TUS Scheme - please contact Martin Corcoran, TUS Supervisor on 087 2286839 or alternatively email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for further information 

 

St Vincent de Paul. 

Annual collection:  You can donate by contacting them by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can phone the office on 096-72905 or send a donation to Teeling Street or drop it in to the office. You can setup a monthly or an annual donation from your bank account. All donations greatly appreciated. 

 

Pieta House 

Operate an outreach service from the Ballina Family Resource Centre on Tues 1pm—5pm & on Wed 9.00am- 1.00pm by apt only Contact: 09325586 to make an Appointment.

 

Mindspace Mayo:

The outreach service will run one day a week (Monday) and is based in the Ballina Family Resource Centre. For further info on please see our www.mindspacemayo.ie or call us on 094-9067001.