News - Fri 19th February 2021

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 13th February The numbers drawn were 3 – 26 – 27 – 35 no punters matched three numbers and three tickets were drawn Trevor Gardiner Galway, John Heffernan Chapel Rd Crossmolina, Anna Floyd Knockleggan ,Crossmolina, they win €50 each This week's jackpot is €9.900. 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 


Died in England

The death occurred peacefully on Wednesday 3rd February of Gráinne Conlon nee O’Malley Wokingham England and formerly of Killeen Castlehill Ballina. Predeceased by her parents John and Nora. Gráinne passed away at home, surrounded by her family, after a short illness. She will be deeply missed by her heartbroken husband Pat (formerly of Boyle, Co. Roscommon), adored sons Tony, John, Patrick and Barry, daughters in law Debbie and Abi, cherished grandchildren Olivia, Harry and Ruby, nephews, nieces, in-laws and friends. Gráinne will always be remembered with love by her family, her sisters Mary Cawley (Errew), Nonie Leonard (Killeen) and Ruth Durcan (Netley. Brother Michael Killeen Castlehill. Funeral arrangements later. May her gentle soul rest in peace


Ballina FRC Open.

Ballina Family Resource Centre are working behind closed doors during this lockdown, if you do not get an answer on our landline 09675573 please call us on our mobile number 0870618525 or leave a message on either and we will get back to you.  You can also email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can contact us through messenger on our Facebook page or Whatsapp.


Counselling Services 

Can still be accessed during the lockdown, our Outreaches such as Mindspace 0949067001 & Pieta House 09325586 are still running their services online or on the phone so please do call them.  Also, our own Counsellors are still working remotely and some face to face too, depending on the need of the client, so if you need a counsellor do not hesitate to call 09675573 or 0870618525 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will refer you.  


Died in Dublin. 

The death occurred peacefully on Monday 15th February of Eugene McNamara Beechwood Lawn Dublin and formerly of Gortskeddia Crossmolina. Eugene’s Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday in The Church of The Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Saggart. Sadly missed by his loving wife Bridie, daughters Orla, Karen and Sinéad, son-in-law Tom, Orla's partner Niall, Karen's partner Steve, grandchildren Rhys and Ellie, sisters Chris, Terri and Ann, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends Due to current Government guidelines regarding public gatherings, the funeral was private for family only. May his gentle soul rest in peace  


Clobber Collection.

If you are doing a clear out, ie clothes, shoes, bags etc we are still able to take your clobber, please call 0870618525 to arrange a drop off time.  Wear a mask and please keep a 2 metre distance from our staff when dropping of clothes


Lent 2021

Christians who keep Lent commonly make a dedication to fast, or to give up something, like smoking, watching TV, social media, or a food or drink, such as sweets, chocolate, or coffee. Some Christians also take on a Lenten observance, like reading the Bible and spending more time in prayer to draw nearer to God. “Lent’ is a shortened version of the Old English word ‘lencten’, a word which simply means spring (in relation to the season). It is thought to have Germanic roots and seems likely to have been used to describe the season when the days began to lengthen, signifying new life and renewal. Over time, the word Lent came to be linked specifically to the Christian tradition of fasting before Easter, which always coincided with the spring.


Lent Dates for 2021

Ash Wednesday: February 17, 2021

Palm Sunday: March 28, 2021

Holy Monday: March 29, 2021

Holy Tuesday: March 30, 2021

Holy Wednesday: March 31, 2021

Holy Thursday: April 1, 2021

Good Friday: April 2, 2021

Holy Saturday: April 3, 2021

Easter (Pascha) Sunday: April 4, 2021


Finding New Ways of Praying at Home

The restrictions in place because of Covid-19 mean that as a Christian Community we cannot gather for our usual religious services. This situation challenges us to find new ways of reflecting on our faith and praying in our homes as the “Domestic Church”. . One way of doing this is to set up a prayer space in a prominent place in your home. There, each day, you can place different symbols or things of meaning to you and your family. You can light a candle, read from your Bulletin or a Bible, the Word of God to enrich us our Lives.


Parish Office Notice

Due to the new variant of Covid 19 and it being so contagious

We are advised to put the following in place. 

• Please ring door bell and wait.

• Mass Cards for signing to be handed in and wait.

• Booking of Masses / Bulletin Notices by email, phone or hand in note.

• Certificates and Register details to be emailed and collect.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We need to protect each other.


Church Rotas for St Tiernan’s.

Cleaners:  Team E

Counters:  Eskeragh: Margaret Moyles, Margaret Barrett, Julia Rowland, Marian McDonnell, Joan Callaghan,  Mary Callaghan.  (Limited to 3 for counting)


The Late Brendan Moore

The death occurred suddenly and peacefully on Tuesday 16th February of Brendan Moore Castlehill Ballina, His Remains reposing at his residence with burial in Crossmolina cemetery on Friday. Brendan Sadly missed by his loving wife Maureen, daughters Dara and Marie, brothers Declan and Ronan sister Aideen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. In keeping with Government guidelines regarding public gatherings, Brendan's funeral was private for family only. The family would like to thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this sad time. May his gentle soul rest in peace.