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 and 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 and Fr Gabriel.
There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Friday night 18th December. The numbers drawn were 21 – 22 – 33 – 35 no punter matched three numbers and three tickets were drawn Carmel Gargan Portlaoise, Emma Judge Church View Crossmolina, Declan Hughes Lacken Enniscrone Co Sligo they win €50 each. This week's jackpot is €8.700.The draw takes place in GAA Club Rooms on Saturday evening 2nd January 2021 and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page. The Lotto committee would like thank you sincerely for your continued support of our lotto and wish you all a very happy Christmas and a bright New Year
Died in USA
The death occurred peacefully on Friday 18th December of Paddy Rowland North Carolina and formerly of Mullenmore North Crossmolina Burial has taken Place in North Carolina. Paddy is survived by his Wife Ann, daughters Margaret and Deborah, Sons Stephen and Patrick, sons – in – law, daughters – in – law, Grandchildren, sisters Claire Keary St Marys Park Crossmolina, Margaret Lennon Ballybay Co Monaghan, Francis Logan Saratoga up State New York, brothers – in - law, nieces, nephews, relations extended family, friends and neighbours. May he rest in peace.
Votes of Sympathy
The Crossmolina Deel-Rover GAA Club wish to express its Sympathy to the Families of former players, Committee members and friends on their recent Bereavements. May they rest in peace
The Collins Family Fotish have their wonderful display Christmas lights again this year. Donations are welcome in aid of the Western Alzheimer’s. Please support
Western Care Association
The new free wifi was launched last Wednesday and is now live and available for use in the town centre. The Community Council are delighted to be involved in bringing this free service to Crossmolina and are hoping to have more positive news for the locality early in 2021. The members of the Community Council would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and look forward to a brighter 2021.
The Crossmolina Festival Group wish everyone a Happy Christmas and would like to thank people for their support in 2020, a year which curtailed many of the planned events. If you are still due a refund from the Halloween event, please contact us so that we can organise that for you. The Festival group are hoping that 2021 will bring a return to normality with lots of family festival fun. The date for the AGM has not been finalised but you can keep up to date by following the festival on Facebook and Instagram.
Bord Na Nog Fundraiser
Congratulation to Patrick Howley Erris St Crossmolina who was the lucky winner of the Crossmolina Deel-Rovers €1,000 Christmas Cash prize. The Draw took place live on the clubs face book page on Friday evening last. Thanks to all who supported and wish you all a very happy Christmas