News - Fri 22nd May 2020

Patrick (Paddy) Daire RIP

The death occurred peacefully at his residence on Thursday 14th May of Patrick (Paddy) Daire, Derryhillagh, Castlehill, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo and formerly Cloonfinglas, Fairymount, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Burial took place in Kilmurry Cemetery on Saturday after Requiem mass Paddy Deeply mourned by his loving wife Eileen, sons Michael and Patrick, daughter Helen, grandchildren Michelle, Allison, Laura, Nathan, Oisin, daughters-in-law Maura and Stella, son-in-law Paul, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours.  Due to Government Restrictions and H.S.E. Guidelines Paddy's funeral was confined to family members only. The family were grateful for your co-operation and support. A special thank you to our neighbours who stood along the road when the Cortege from the family home proceeded to the church.  A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. May he rest in peace. 


Lotto Results.

Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot has been suspended for a couple of weeks while we all get through this difficult time. Saturday night 16th May 2020 A lucky dip draw was held for all of our members who are contributing via direct debit and are long term lotto players.

Lorna and John Mulkearns Mullenmore Crossmolina were the lucky winners and €50 is in the post to them.


Planning for a Return to Mass

A Diocesan plan is being put in place for the return to Mass.

Everybody is looking forward to some relief from the current restrictions, but it is clear that the COVID-19 Virus will still be present at some level in the community for some time to come. Just as human behaviour has been very successful in reducing the level of community contagion, human behaviour will also determine what happens in the weeks and months ahead. All the evidence of recent weeks has been the most important factors in reducing the spread of the infection have been the adherence to physical distancing and hand hygiene. It is clear that re-opening the pastoral life of the Church will be far more challenging institutionally than anything we have been through in the past few months. It needs to be clearly understood, however, that Churches will only be able to reopen for public liturgy when the proper procedures have been put in place.

In consultation with our Parish Pastoral Council, a support team of parishioners will have to be set up in our four Church areas to implement the Diocesan plan.

We will need people who would be willing to supervise the sanitising of seating areas, door handles etc. to the required standard. A whole-community effort, could have the benefit of making our parish pull together in a new way.

We are looking for, groups, clubs, organisations, individuals to take on this task for the coming months.

We are told that, the celebration of Public Mass in any Church will be authorised if and only if the elements of the Diocesan plan are demonstrably in place, taking into account the review of restrictions by the health authority.

Due to Government advice regarding Covid-19, those in the vulnerable groups (including over-70’s) are unable to apply to the above.  Thank you.



Every year Trócaire asks for your help during Lent to fund lifesaving programmes around the world. This year, of course, it was not possible to return Trócaire boxes through schools or parishes in the usual way. This is the worst possible timing coming just as the world’s poorest people need us most. Therefore, Trócaire are appealing to you to return your Lenten donation. Simply count or estimate what is in your box and donate in the following ways:

1. Online at

2. By phone: 1850 408 408 (ROI) 

3. By post to Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare (ROI) 

4. Crossmolina Church

The contents of each and every Trócaire box, no matter how small, come together to make a significant difference.


CHY4 Certs. 

Charitable Donations CHY4 Certs have now been posted to parishioners.  If you have not received one, forms are available at church porch or please contact Parish Office so one can be posted to you.  This form will include details for 2018 and 2019 tax year so please fill in both boxes.  It is important that all individuals who make a donation €250 or more in the year complete this form so that our Parish can claim a refund of tax paid on that donation for future upkeep of our Parish. We would encourage all parishioners to complete this form and return to designated postal box at St Tiernan’s church porch or return to the Parish Office. Deadline for completion of all forms is Friday 5th June 2020. Thank you for your cooperation. 


Parish Cruise.

Flyaway Travel has ceased to trade due to Covid 19 pandemic. MSC will be taking over all existing Bookings and Cancellations of Flyaway Travel. If you have paid more than your booking deposit, please contact the Commission for Aviation where you can apply for any excess monies paid. Claim Forms can be downloaded from  Tel 016611700


Church Envelopes.

Many thanks to all who are returning their weekly envelope. A steel box is available in Crossmolina Church porch for your envelope to help in keeping our Churches open. The Box is emptied every day and is very safe. CCTV protected. Envelopes from Eskeragh, Keenagh & Kilmurry can also be put in box.


Died in Donegal.

The death occurred peacefully on Thursday 12th May of Michael (Mick) Farren Meenmore Dungloe Co Donegal after a number of Battles with Cancer age 77 Michael is survived by his wife Noirin his four children Ronan, Fiona, Ailbhe, Bridin, his three grandchildren Kate Sibeal, and Eve, son – in- law Kenny Daughter – in – law Allison his brothers and sisters Eoin, Ann, Sheila, Kay and Hugh. Burial took place in Meenmore. Michael was born in Crossmolina when his dad who was a garda was stationed in the town. Michael and the family retuned to Donegal when his Dad retired. Michael returned in the early 60’s to work in the ESB Power station in Bellacorick he joined the local Deel-Rovers club who were going well at the time in the junior grade winning North Titles in 1961 and 1962. Michael was corner Back on 62 team that went on to win County title. He had may friends in the area whom he kept in contact with over the years. Deepest sympathy to all the Family. May he rest in peace   


Crossmolina GAA Lotto is Back.

"In line with the easing of Covid 19 restrictions Crossmolina GAA Club Lotto Tickets are available in local shops and online.  See for full details. Thank you for your continuing support