First Friday

First Friday

Next Friday is the firsat Friday of October. The sick and housebound will be attended as usual. If there are people who are unable to attend Sunday Mass and would like to be attended, please inform Fr. Ber or Fr. Patsy or a member of the Pastoral Council please.


Blessing of Ensignia: Friday 4th October is the Feastday of St. Francis and is First Friday of the Month. The 7.30pm Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral Centre and the insignia of the new Bishop – Ring, Mitre, Pectoral cross, and Crozier will be blessed. All are welcome to attend. The following represent the Parish at the Episcopal Ordination of Fr. Francis in Athlone on Sunday next October 6th at 3pm: Sr. Kathleen Duffy, Annette Kane, Brendan Daly and Dolores Kane. We hope you all enjoy this special occasion.

Ballinamuck ICA

In association with Bord Bia, Present, Cookery Demonstration and Food Fair (presenter Máire Dufficy, Bord Bia) in the 98’ Memorial Hall, Ballinamuck on this Thursday October 3rd at 8pm. Doors open 7.30pm. Admission €10. Raffle for various prizes, proceeds going to Aware.


Bingo takes place every Tuesday in 98 hall Ballinamuck, nightly jackpot €1300
Everyone welcome to come along.

Text Alert Meeting

The above will take place in Drumlish Community Centre on Monday night 7th October @ 8.30pm sharp. The local gardaí will be in attendance on the night. The 5 euro envelopes are up for renewal and will be handed out on the night. All members are requested to attend and all interested parties should also be represented.


The young people from St. Mary’s NS who are making their First Communion and Confirmation will be enrolled at a prayer service in St. Mary’s Church on Monday 14th October at 7.30pm. The children and their parents are requested to be present.


Áine Bernadette McNally, daughter of Francis and Bernadette, Greagh and Katie Bernadette Kenny, daughter of Michael and Catríona, 14 Cairn Hill View were baptised and welcomed into our faith community on Sunday last. We congratulate the parents also.


Congratulations to Orla Dunne, Cloncoose and James Waters, Fearglas North who were married in Drumlish recently .We join their families and friends in wishing Orla and James every blessing and happiness in the future.

Fundraising draw
The New Cemetery Committee are organising a Fundraising draw which will take place in O’ Reilly’s Bar on Saturday 26th October.  Prizes are 1. €1,000, 2. 32” TV, 3. €100 Voucher, 4. €100 Voucher, 5. €100 Voucher.  Tickets cost €10 and are on sale now, tickets will also be sold door to door throughout the parish between now and 26th October. For further information please contact any committee member. 

Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party

A fundraising event including a raffle, in aid of the above will take place in the Olde Village Inn on Saturday night next October 5th. Music by Tony Marrow. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


A Fundraising Night will be held in the Village Inn, Drumlish on October 12th for Carol Galvin daughter of Willie & Philomena Forde, Cloonaugh Lr, and natives of Kilmahon. Carol diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis eight years ago is confined to a wheelchair and was recently diagnosed with a chronic form of Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease treatment is only available in Germany and will cost 40,000 euro. Carol lives in Athlone with her husband David and six year old daughter. David , her husband is confident and hopeful that the right treatment could bring about major improvements in Carol’s health. Her treatment will be intense and Carol will have to stay at the clinic for the first 3 weeks..he will then have to travel to Germany once a month for a minimum of a year. Your help and support for this Fundraiser will be greatly appreciated.

Ballinamuck Tidy Towns

A big thank you to everyone who was involved in our endeavours this year. A lot of people were involved and put in a big effort. A Sincere Thank you and see you next year!!

We were pleased with our results considering it was our first year entering in a number of years. Also the judging was carried out extremely early and so a lot of our work hadn’t been completed at that stage. For anyone who is interested in the comments / feedback we left some copies of the report in the porch in the church and also in Gala. Please feel free to pick up a copy and have a read.  We will continue to try to keep the Village in the good condition it is in at the minute and will be putting plans in place for next years competition taking into consideration the feed back we received this year.

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes start Thursday 19th September in The Village Inn Drumlish from 7.00 – 8.15pm. This is a 6 week course. Enrolment for the full course 15mns before class. Pre- booking is necessary to reserve your place, as spaces are limited. Contact Kathleen at 087-2868254

Music Lessons

Music Lessons for children and adults – guitar, mandolin, violin, banjo and keyboard If interested contact Enda McKenna 087-9980615.

St. Helens

We join their families friends and Colleagues in wishing St. helen’s Junior ladies every success in the Leinster Junior Championship on Sunday next. The game is being played in Wicklow. If you would like to support the team and travel on the bus please contact Lorraine at 086-4017301 to book your seat. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Parish Cell System of Evangelisation National Seminar takes place in St. Mel’s Cathedral Centre Longford and in St. Oliver’s Cullyfad Killoe on 4th 5th 6th October. Guest speaker Mr. John Waters, Journalist and Writer. Contact Mary/Martina at 086-8067814