News - Fri 29th May 2020

Lotto Results

Re-Launch of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers Club Lotto Sunday 24th. The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 18, 35.

No jackpot winner. No match 3 numbers and three tickets were drawn, Ann Larkin Enniscoe Castlehill Johnny and Clare Loftus Killeen Castlehill and Padraig Gill Merdita Rd Kildare Co Kildare.  Each win €50. Next week's jackpot is €4,200, draw on Saturday 30th May @ 8pm. Many thanks for your support


Bernie Gallagher RIP

The death occurred peacefully on Tuesday 26th May at Mayo University Hospital Castlebar of Bernie Gallagher, 41 Erris Street, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo, Áras Attracta, Swinford and The Crescent, Westport. Bernie’s remains were removed to St Tiernans church on Thursday evening funeral mass on Friday with burial afterwards in Crossmolina Cemetery. Sadly missed by her loving family, sisters Mary Loftus (Mulranny), Geraldine Kilcoyne (Mulranny), brothers Seamus (Crossmolina), John (Dublin), Francis (Crossmolina) and Anthony (Naas), sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and friends. Due to Government Restrictions and H.S.E. guidelines, Bernie's funeral was confined to family only. The family were grateful for your co-operation. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date May she rest on peace 


Nephin Festival  2020

Like many festivals this Summer, the annual Nephin Festival was looking like it would not be going ahead but due to many requests the Festival group have decided to proceed with a festival this Summer.  Due to the current public health situation and to work within guidelines the festival will be very different to years gone by, but with the help of the Community the festival group believe they can bring events that can be enjoyed by all the family.  The festival will be very much community led and input is needed by as many people as possible.  If you or your community group would like to take part please email the festival or call 087 4113252, we need to get as many people as possible involved so if you have any talent whatsoever we believe you can play a part.  The festival will run from July 23rd to 26th - Nephin Festival 2020 (A World Apart, A Community Together)


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. 

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.

• Volunteer Forms are available in Crossmolina Church Porch.

• 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.


Parish Cruise

Flyaway Travel has ceased to trade due to Covid 19 pandemic. MSC will be taking over all existing Bookings & 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


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.  


Masses celebrated in Private on our Webcam 

Tuesday - Friday 9am  /  Sunday - 11.30am If you have difficulty viewing, please use Google Chrome internet browser.

All Masses booked for Saturday (Vigil) will be transferred to the Sunday until restrictions are lifted. Anyone wishing to book Masses or have Masses transferred from Eskeragh, Keenagh or Kilmurry, please ring parish office on 31677


Brendan Heffernan RIP

The Parish’s of Crossmolina and  Westport and all who knew him and were shocked and sadden when the news broke on Tuesday night that Brendan Heffernan Westport and formerly Carrowgarve Crossmolina had lost his life in a fatal road accident between his motorbike and Tractor at Ardagh Newport  Son of the late Martin, deeply mourned by his heartbroken mother Evelyn, partner Colleen, sister Mary, brothers Kevin and Michael, sister-in-law Louise, aunts, uncles, Mary's partner Mike, Kevin's partner Caroline, nephew Shay, nieces Aimer, Siofra, Niamh, Keelin, Aeabha, relatives, friends and neighbours. Burial took place on Friday in Kilmurray Cemetery after requiem mass. Due to Government Restrictions and H.S.E. guidelines, Brendan's funeral was confined to family only. The family were grateful for your co-operation. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. May he rest in peace


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 and Kilmurry can also be put in box.


Untimely Passing of Scoil Néifinn’s former principal.

The school community of Scoil Néifinn, Keenagh wish to extend their deepest sympathies to the family of their former principal, colleague, and friend Mr. Cartha Byrne. Cartha joined Keenagh NS in 2003 and became principal in 2010. He continued in his role as principal when Keenagh NS and Eskeragh NS amalgamated in 2013. Cartha was a true gentleman who took great pride in his work and school. He was a truly inspirational teacher who cared for so many pupils during his years in Keenagh. He was a wonderful colleague and friend. Cartha will be sadly missed but his memory will live on and he will always be in our thoughts and prayers