Fr. Des Lackagh 087 2255 740

Lackagh Parish
Fr. Des
Fr. Des
087 2255 740
Lackagh, Turloughmore, Athenry, Co. Galway
Tel:( 091) 797 114
Parish Radio : 106.8 fm
Parish Office:
087 2255 740
Saturday Vigil Mass time - 7:30pm
March, 2014
Baptisms take place on the
First and Third Sunday of each month AFTER 11:30am Mass.
A minimum of two weeks notice is required.
March is the month of St. Joseph.
Sunday 16th
Monday 17th
St. Patrick’s Day.
Tuesday 18th
Wednesday 19th
Thursday 20th
Friday 21st
Saturday 22nd
Sunday 23rd
Paddy Hession, Ballybrone, (6th Anniversary) his daughter Edel and his
sister Margaret Browne.
Christina and Christy Burke and deceased of family, Coolarne.
Tim Feeney, Cartymore. 5th Anniversary.
Michael and Sarah Cullinane, Cahernashelleeney.
James Costello, Glenmore 9th Anniversary, his parents Kitty and Peter.
Ian Newton, Ruanmore, 20th Anniversary.
Kieran McDonagh, Ballinvoher. (19th Anniversary)
People of the Parish living and deceased.
Private Intention.
Mary and Michael Murphy, and deceased of family, Waterview also Paddy
Private Intention.
Private Intention.
Paddy Madden, Lackaghmore. 1st Anniversary.
John Myers Cregmore. 4th Anniversary.
Mary Walsh, Liscaninane. 10th Anniversary and deceased of family.
Parish offering for the upkeep of our parish last weekend: €1,940 .
Thank you for your contributions.
Eucharistic Ministers: Team C
Nancy Varden
Mary Hession
Mary Walsh
Frances Molloy
Marian Carroll
Declan Burke
Anne Doyle
Parish E-mail Address: [email protected]
Sunday Mass - 11:30am
Second Sunday of Lent.
Saturday 15th
Tel: ( 091) 797 114
Parish Office Opening Hours: 2:30pm – 4:30 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Sarah Hession
Declan Murray
Mary Frawley
Michael Costello
Martin Hession
Declan Burke
Declan Murray
Francis Fahy
Tom Burke
Frank Loughnane
David Burke
Wishing Everyone a Very Happy
Saint Patrick’s Day.
Emigration continues to have a dramatic effect on
Irish society today as large numbers of people
leave our shores in the hope of making a new life
for themselves and their families. The Council of
Emigrants receives many requests for funding
from projects that provide essential pastoral
outreach to these emigrants.
It is recognised that there are so many financial
demands made on parishioners, however you
may be in a position to consider responding to the
needs of our emigrants.
There will be a second collection in our
church on St. Patrick’s Day for this
worthy cause. Your support would be
greatly appreciated.
Church Care Group
Maura Shaughnessy, Martina Shaughnessy, Bridie Cresham, Bridie Walsh,
Mary Reilly, Norena Coppinger, Willie Leonard, Gerry Fahy, Nancy Varden, Mary
Mass Servers: As per your schedule – please look up.
Readers of the Word:. 15th John Joe Kane. 16th Bertie O’Rourke.
22nd William Ahearn. 23rd Asumpta Gallagher.
29th Nancy Varden. 30th Ailbhe Hughes.
Mass Servers: As per your schedule – please look up.
The Rosary in the Lackagh Cemeteries each Sunday after 11.30 Mass during Lent - THIS Sunday 16th in the old Cemetery.
Rosary in Cregg Cemetery every Sunday during Lent at 3pm.
New Parish Finance Committee: Canon Law states that each parish is obliged to have a Finance Committee. The Finance Committee
ensures the maintenance of Accounts and effective financial controls. They review Parish accounts annually. They are not a fundraising
committee. We thank those who have served on the last Committee and we thank those who have agreed to serve on the new
Committee. The new members are: Tomas O’Neachtain, Martin Gibbons, Gerry Fahy, Marina Lawless, Valerie Moran and Majella Dalton.
BAPTISMS: We welcomed the following into the Christian Community through the Sacrament of
Baptism in Lackagh Church: Sadie May Hincks, Coolarne, daughter of Alan and Terese. Luke Anthony Gallen, Lackaghbeg,
son of Michael and Susie. Nicole Imelda O’Shaughnessy, Lackaghmore, daughter of Paul and Imelda.
Congratulations to all the children their parents, godparents, families and grandparents.
Lourdes Pilgrimage: From 22nd - 27th September for 5 nights with Full Board in the 4 Star Grande Hotel Moderne (close to the
Grotto) The cost will be €725 which is fully inclusive. Deposits of €100 now being taken.  Gabriel Ryan 087 228 7078.
The diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will be from August 7th to 13th and as usual will be led by Archbishop Michael Neary.
 Ms. Sheila Davin 086 866 4633.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will be on Sunday, May 4th . The Archbishop will lead the Pilgrimage
and the Ceremonies will commence with the 'Blessing of the Sick' at 2.30 pm.
Foyer of Light, Charity and Love: 5 Day Silent Retreat - April 21st to 27th . The Theme:“ If you but knew the gift of God...” Cost:
€350, residential. Preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne. Esker retreat centre, Athenry. see Helen 086 167 8027.
addresses those who search for God, or those who wish to progress in their life of faith, of prayer and their apostolate.
The retreat
Gospel Reflections CD for Lent and Easter A new CD with 14 Gospel reflections for Lent and Easter, given by Monsignor Tommy Waldron (RIP) on
the Faith Alive Programme on Mid West Radio is now available. It cost €12 and is available in the Knock Shrine Bookshop. Further details can be got on
Galway Race Committee and Bishop Drennan issue an open invitation to a Mass of Thanksgiving at Ballybrit Race Course at 12:00 noon on
27th April, to mark the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. The joint hosts welcome the event in remembrance of the visit of Pope
John Paul II to Ireland in September 1979 and the very memorable Mass that was celebrated.
Memorial Service for Young People who have died. The diocesan youth council are organising a memorial service for young people
to remember young people who have died. It is on Palm Sunday at 5pm in the Castlecourt Hotel, Westport. It will be a remembrance
service and Finbar Walsh – Donal Walsh’s father from Kerry will be there as well as Martina Goggins.  Ms. Trish O’Brien at 093-52284
Trócaire boxes are available in the church porches for Lent. Your support for Trócaire is greatly needed. We ask people
to give a little this Lent and to try and make some sacrifice during Lent to support the work of Trócaire.
Concert with Friar Alessandro (Voice of Joy) THIS coming Friday, 21st in Galway Cathedral. Doors open at 7.00pm.
Concert begins at 7.30pm.
Family tickets: €20.00.
Adults €7.00. Students/OAP €5.00.
Lackagh Parish National Spring Clean 2014 will take place from Saturday 6th – Saturday 12th April. Thank you to the many people
who participated in last year’s clean up and made it such a success. The following roads and areas were cleaned: Lackagh Rd.,
Lackaghmore, Lackaghbeg, Woodville, Carraig Mhór, The Playground, Knockdoe and Coolarne. We would be very appreciative if the local
coordinators would contact the parish office by Friday 14th March [email protected] or (091) 797114 to help organise this year’s
Spring Clean. If your road or area would like to get involved we would be delighted to hear from you too!
Ní neart go cur le chéile.
A Tea Day on Friday 4th April in the home of Mary Hynes, Barnaboy for Western Alzheimers to support families who are
caring for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease . Mary wishes to thank those who has supported her Tea Day in the past
and a big welcome to new supporters. Please help this worthy cause and drop in for a ‘cuppa ‘ and a chat.
Host families / Exchange students summer 2014.Host families wanted for foreign students and student exchange programmes
available for summer 2014. Details: Email: [email protected] or  087 9232 106. Website:
Heartsaver CPR and AED Training Course delivered by CROI available to family carers in the Caring for Careers Ireland, West
Regional Centre, The Glebe, Tuam on 16th April. Please contact the HSE Carers Department  091-548333 for application form.
Cregmore Area Spring Clean: Residents are asked to please turn up and clean up the area on Saturday 12th April, at 11am and meet
at the school for the clean up. Bags, high visibility jackets, gloves etc. will be provided on the day. All roads from the school will be
targeted as the litter is very bad on all roads.
Compántas Lir present 'Eclipsed' by Patricia Burke Brogan, from 27th - 29th March in An Taibhdhearc. Booking  091 563600.
Easter Bake Sale Turloughmore Camogie Club is hosting a Bake Sale on Easter Weekend, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20thApril. The
Bake Sale will take place before and after Mass on Saturday and Sunday in the new Parish Centre. Parents of children playing camogie
are asked to help out and bake a cake, tart, buns or any item be it sweet or savoury. If there are any Gluten Free bakers out there we
welcome these also. There will be tea and coffee facilities after Mass. If anyone in the area would like to donate baked goods please
contact 087 92 72 495. Items can be dropped off at the new Parish Centre from 6pm on Saturday 19th April. All support is greatly
appreciated and all proceeds will go towards the camogie club.
Classes run by the Lackagh Ladies Club in Knitting, Sewing and Crafts continue in the Museum Cottage every Friday evening
from 7pm - 9pm.  091 797 259 for details.
Computer Training in Lackagh: BenefIT 4 is a Government grant scheme providing funding to third sector organisations for the
provision of computer and iPad training . Lackagh IT Computer Centre will be starting this training for beginners and all levels of
computers, please contact Geraldine -  087-815 3762 or e/mail [email protected]
Museum Lotto: No Winner or match 3.
Next weeks jackpot will be €6,950
2 Lucky dips – Martin Rabbitte, Grange and Maureen McGrath Cregmore. Promoters Prize: Declan Concannon.
PLEASE Avail of the Clobber Scheme to get rid of unwanted clothes and support our Parish Centre funding: Please continue to leave your
clobber at the Museum any day from Monday to Friday 9 am-4pm. All types of old clothes and shoes acceptable. NO duvets or pillows please. Thank
you for your ongoing support as the money received from clobber goes towards the financing of the Centre.
Gaelic4Girls starts NEXT Saturday 22nd at 4pm in Knockdoemore Pitch for 8 weeks. It is open to all girls aged between 8-12 years who
are not registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football team. It introduces girls to football in a fun environment and all participants will get a G4G
t-shirt and certificate on completion. The programme costs €8.  Jimmy Gavin 087 2835 847.
Public Talk on Life and Love after Prostate Cancer by Dr. Mary Rogan on Monday 24th March at 7:15pm in the Cancer Care West
Support Centre, 72, Seamus Quirke Road, Newcastle, Galway. 091 5400 40. Free of Charge and all are welcome.
Gairmscoil Mhuire presents an Irish Summer Course ‘Craic le Gaeilge’ in Athenry Vocational School, for 5th and 6th class 1st,
2nd years for Junior Cert Irish Oral. Dates: n30th June - 7th July 9am to 1pm each day. Fee: €60 an duine (per person)/ €100 beirt as
an gclann céanna.(2 students from the same family) Tuilleadh eolais Liam Mac Donnchadha/ Sorcha Ní Fháthaigh/ Noirín Nic Uaitéir
(Information): 091-844159. Closing date for applications 16th May.
Monster Table Quiz night in Raftery’s, Corofin NEXT Friday 21st at 8.00pm. It is being organised by the Corofin Community
Development Association in aid of the upcoming parish development plans. Teams of 4 cost €20 per table – raffle prizes on the night.
Clare Burren Marathon Challenge - Saturday 24th May. Choice of Full, Half or 10K Mini marathons – Walk, Jog, Run, both on and
off road, across the beautiful Burren terrain. Website: or  087 7779714.
Bingo Thursdays at 8.30 pm. Cards Tuesdays at 9 pm
Turloughmore Women's Group: Meet in the Turloughmore Social Centre each Tuesday Night at 8.30. Stacey Morris 087-634 3011.
Claregalway 5k Fun Run and Walk in aid of Claregalway and District Daycare Centre takes place on Tuesday 8th April at 7p.m.
Race headquarters is Claregalway Secondary School. Sponsorship cards are available from the Daycare Centre, Never Too Old charity
shop and local businesses. For details on registration go to
Coolarne Fun Walk/Cycle/Run on Sunday 30th March at 2pm in aid of St. Vincent's National School, Coolarne. Registration on the
day at the school. Cost: Family €20. Single €10. Child/Student €5.
Cregmore National School Enrolment: Application forms and school information booklets for pupils wishing to enrol in Scoil Padraig Naofa,
for September 2014 are now available directly from the school office or by calling the school Secretary on 091-799 037. An official Open Night
for prospective new parents will take place in the school on Thursday, April 10th at 7pm. This will include a Power Point presentation and a
showcase of the school facilities.
Athenry College of Further education: Open evening in Athenry Vocational School on Tuesday 25th March from 9:30am – 3pm and
from 6:30pm – 8pm in the evening. Courses on offer: Childcare, Health care support, social studies, Nursing studies, computerised office
skills with accounts and payroll, Business, Retail practice, animal care, disability awareness and are all Fetac level 5 or 6 accredited.
Notices for the Lackagh Parish Newsletter: must be emailed or submitted in writing for inclusion. No notices will be taken over the phone. Please read over your notice and have notices free from incorrect spelling and not in poster style, plain text only please. The cut off time for notices is strictly
Thursday at 3:00pm to be included in the weekend newsletter. Notices arriving after this time cannot be included. The primary purpose of the Lackagh Parish Newsletter is to inform parishioners of the times of Church Services and parish related and organised events. When possible, notices about events
run in the new parish centre, events run by community based charities and organisations are publicised. Notices for private enterprise are not printed. However, due to constraints of space there is no guarantee that all notices can be published on any given week. We do not guarantee the accuracy of
statements made by any of our contributors or other organisations or accept responsibility for any statement which they may express. The parish Newsletter can be viewed on Email address:[email protected]