News - Fri 12th February 2021

The Late Paddy Jordan 

The Death occurred peacefully on Monday 8th February at Mayo University Hospital Castlebar of Paddy Jordan Derryhillagh Castlehill Ballina. Paddy’s funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday in St Patricks church Laherdane with burial afterwards in Kilmurray Cemetery. Paddy Sadly missed by his wife Marty, deeply mourned by his loving sons Kevin (Galway), Stephen (Lahardane), daughters Loretta (Galway) and Olive (Lahardane). Fondly remembered by his brothers Tommy (Bofeenaun), Eddie (Parke), Martin (Derryhillagh), Michael (Kilmurray), sisters Mary McDonnell (Crossmolina) and Eleanor Loftus (Bofeenaun), grandchildren, son in laws, daughter in laws, nephews, nieces, brothers in law, sisters in law, extended relatives, friends and neighbours. Due to HSE guidelines and current restrictions, Paddy's funeral was private for the immediate family only. The Jordan family appreciate your understanding at this difficult time. May his gentle soul rest in peace


Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 6thFebruary The numbers drawn were  2  – 12  – 17 –  23 Four punters matched three numbers Paul O’Donnell St Mary’s Park Crossmolina, Michael Flynn Loughrea co Galway, Carol Leonard Massbrook, Laherdane, Evilazio de Silva Ballina they share the €150 prize. This week's jackpot is €9.750. The draw takes place in GAA Club Rooms on Saturday evening and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page. The Committee would like to thank you for your continued support 


Crossmolina Community Council CLG 

Will hold their AGM on next Monday 22nd February 2021 at 8.00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. This year the AGM will be held via Zoom. If you would like to attend please forward your email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.


Daffodil Day. 

The Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day, is scheduled to take place on Friday, 26th March 2021. Get involved now and join in the initiative to turn Ireland yellow on Daffodil Day Together, let us turn Ireland yellow and demonstrate that we won’t give up until cancer does. For more information and support, please contact Ena on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 087 7381055


Lent and Covid 19

Covid-19 has given the opportunity for some of us to re-evaluate our lives: to consider our priorities and consider what God is doing. Why not spend lockdown being locked into something that will enable you to discover what God is doing in your life? Lent is a season during which we reflect on our personal relationship with God and on every Christian’s responsibility to engage with the world as it is. Lent begins each year on Ash Wednesday, 46 days before Easter Sunday. This year Lent will start on February 17th, 2021; and if you are following the 40 days tradition, Lent will then end on Holy Saturday, April 3rd, 2021. Lent can be helpful for families, in the same way, that Advent helps parents prepare their children for Christmas. The season of Lent provides an opportunity for families to strengthen spiritual discipline together. Rather than engaging in the distraction of the baskets and egg hunts, Lent can help your family focus on the real meaning of Easter and what Jesus’ sacrifice means for our salvation.

Lent is the Christian season of spiritual discipline leading up to Easter. Throughout Lent, most Christians adopt a period of fasting, repentance, prudence, and spiritual development. 

• Join us for online Masses from St. Tiernan’s.

• Pick up your aches and a pouch with  a prayer card on Ash Wednesday from St Tiernan’s Church.

• Light a candle and pray at home with your family.

• Pick up your Trocaire Boxes 



A big Thank You to Enda and Teresa Callaghan’s young boys; Charlie, Jack and Adam for organising a St. Brigid’s Cross Project. Thanks to all who donated and supported the Project. They raised an astounding €389 for Eskeragh Church.  They plan to buy some Church items for the Sanctuary. Much appreciated.


Collins Christmas Lights:  

The great sum of €1300 was raised for charity from Collins Christmas lights display at Fotish. We want to thank everyone who donated so generously. We also hope that people got a bit of a lift by leaving them on for longer due to current circumstances.


The Mayo Stroke Support Group.

In association with Croí, the heart and stroke charity will hold its next meeting virtually on Thursday, February 25th from 11.30am – 1:00pm via Zoom. The topic for this meeting will be ‘Cognitive Issues following stroke.’ This free meeting is for stroke survivors and their partners, family members or carers. For further information and to receive the Zoom link and technical support, please contact Croí on 091-544310.


Kilmurry National School 

Is open for enrolment –   September 2021. Please contact the school on   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel. 086 4403326


Living Lent

Lent begins this year on Wednesday 17 February.   We will be launching our #LivingLent initiative on Twitter and Instagram again this year and inviting the faithful to use social media to grow closer to God during this sacred season. Daily #LivingLent suggestions and resources will be available on Twitter and Instagram on the @catholicbishops profiles Trocaire Boxes available in all Churches and Shops


All masses now on live stream. 

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