News - Fri 8th January 2021

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot On Saturday night 2nd January 2021. The numbers drawn were  12 – 13 – 27 – 35 two punters matched three numbers Declan Clinton Ballycastle, Fiona Hopkins Ballina each win €75. This week's jackpot is €9.000. The draw takes place in GAA Club Rooms on Saturday evening and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page.

 

Died in Laois.

The death occurred peacefully on Tuesday 29th December in the Midlands Regional Hospital of John O’Donnell Ashgrove Mountmellick Co Laois and formerly of Ballina Rd Crossmolina. Formerly worked on the Rural Electrification scheme with ESB in North Mayo and later An Garda Siochana in Laois. John was a founder member of Mountmellick Development Association Johns funeral mass was celebrated on Friday 1st January in St Josephs Church Mountmelllick with burial afterwards in St Josephs Cemetery. John predeceased by his daughter Mary Judith is survived by his wife Maureen daughters Susan Smithers Dublin, Sarah Harte Mullingar, Lucy Kelly Killenard Laois, sister Bernie Chicago, sons – in- law Tom O’Neill and David his 10 much loved grandchildren, nieces, nephews staff and residence of St Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick. The family would like to thank all for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time  

 

GAA National Club Draw.

The National Club Draw tickets are now available from Crossmolina Deel-Rovers Club officers at €10 each with fantastic prizes to be won with new Renault Clio the top prize down to fifteenth prize of €300. All the money raised is retained by the club as all the prizes are sponsored the Croke Park  

 

The Late Patrick Barrett

The death occurred peacefully on Wednesday 6th January at Mayo University Hospital Castlebar of Patrick (Paddy) Barrett Mullenmore St, Crossmolina. Patricks Funeral mass was celebrated on Friday in St Tiernan’s Church with burial afterwards in Crossmolina Cemetery. Patrick was predeceased by his brother John is survived by his wife Sheila nee Gill, son Patrick, daughter Natasha, grandchildren Amy, Andrew, Rachel, Patrick, and Sophie great-grandson Adam, brother Martin, Edinburgh Scotland, sisters Sr Mary in Galway, Immaculata Cosgrove, Bangor, Ann Cawley, Knockanumra, Crossmolina, daughter -in – law Lorna, Brother – in- law, Michael, sisters – in – law, Nieces, nephews, relations friends and neighbours. Patricks Funeral Mass and burial was private to family in accordance with the current Government and HSE guidelines on public gatherings. The family appreciate your sympathy, respect, support and understanding at this time. May he rest in peace.

 

Baptism.

Today we celebrate the feast of the baptism of Jesus. It is a good day to reflect on our own baptism and its significance for us. The vast majority of our baptisms are of children. They are oblivious to all that is happening around them. A big decision is being made on their behalf without their knowing anything about it. Yet, just as parents make all kinds of other big decisions for their children without consulting them, so parents are happy to make this particular significant decision on their behalf. There is a story in the gospels of parents bringing little children to Jesus. When the disciples tried to stop parents doing this, Jesus rebuked his disciples and said to them, ‘let the children come to me and do not stop them, for to such as these the kingdom of God belongs.’ Parents continue to bring their children to Jesus today whenever they present them for baptism, because in baptism they are being baptized into the person of Christ; they become members of his body; Jesus begins to live within them through the Spirit. We are baptized as children but it is as adults that we confirm our baptism for ourselves. It is as adults that we say our own adult ‘yes’ to the Lord who said ‘yes’ to us as young children on the day of our baptism. We welcome all parents who will present their child for Baptism in the coming year and pray God’s blessing on all our families for the year ahead.

 

Crossmolina Community Council CLG 

Community Service Programme Help and support is available for the older members of the community during this new Covid19 restriction phase. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 096 30935, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm if you need   information, help or assistance.

 

Crossmolina Community Council CLG.

Crossmolina Community Council CLG are looking to fill a voluntary Member vacancy. Details of the role is available by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Admin Office on 096 30935.

 

Crossmolina Day Centre Hamper Winners.

We are pleased to announce that Teresa McNulty and Kathleen Gillespie were the winners of the Day Centre Christmas Hampers, congratulations to you both. The Day Centre staff and volunteers are looking forward to restarting activities as soon as possible after Covid.

 

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!”

 

A Message from Pope Francis

MONDAY JANUARY 4, 2021

"Above all, let us not forget to thank: if we are bearers of gratitude, the world itself will become better, even if only a little bit, but that is enough to transmit a bit of hope. The world needs hope. And with gratitude, with this habit of saying thank you, we transmit a bit of hope. Everything is united and everything is connected, and everyone needs to do his or her part wherever we are. The path to happiness is the one Saint Paul described at the end of one of his letters: “Pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit” (1 Thes 5:17-19). Do not quench the Spirit, what a beautiful project of life! Do not quench the Spirit that we have within leads us to gratitude. Thank you."