The AGM of Cloone Community Centre will be held on Thursday, 13th March in the Community Centre at 9pm. Everybody welcome.

The I.H.C.P.T.

(The organisation that brings Special Needs children to Lourdes at Easter time) would like to thank all who contributed to their annual church gate collection held in Cloone and Aughavas last weekend. The amount collected in Cloone was 235.21 euro. The amount collected in Aughavas was 262.38 euro.

Parents Association

St Joseph’s NS Parents Association would like to thank all who contributed to our recent annual church gate collection. The amount raised was 349.28 euro.

“Little Rascals”

Cloone/Aughvas Community Childcare are holding a cookery demonstration and food fare in Cloone Community Centre on Friday 11th April 2014. The food fare will start from 7pm and demo from 8pm. Our demonstrator is Marie Dufficy who co-presents demonstrations with celebrity chef Nevin Maguire. We will have many local food exhibitors on the night including Dromod Boxty, Cannaboe cakes, the nature trail, Supervalu,Roscommon Chocolate Company, cheeses etc, Donegal Rapeseed Oil, Jinny’s Bakery, Mitchell Meats, Dial a Chef, Tupperware, Brennan Butchers Supplies with tasting and many spot prizes on the night. Tickets are 10 euro available from the playschool and many local outlets over the coming weeks. Your support would be greatly appreciated on the night.


Aughavas community centre committee members wish to thank all who were involved in any way in the recent successful parish concert , all who attended, all who performed and those who gave subscriptions and donated raffle prizes. Total profit to date 1200 euro which will be used in the repair and upkeep of the centre. Video copies available. Call 086 834552. Centre meeting each second Wednesday at 7pm. Everybody welcome.

More ‘Sweet Spirit’ coming

‘Yes I Am’ – Just one of the new songs being performed by the Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir on Friday, 4th April 2014 at 8.30pm in St George’s Church/ Heritage Centre, Carrick on Shannon. The show will commence at 8.30pm and will finish at 10.30pm. Proceeds will go to St George’s Church with a donation to Marie McKiernan for an orphange in Ethiopia. Come along and enjoy this lovely musical evening while supporting this beautiful venue. Contact St George 071 9621757.

Ballinamore drama festival

The drama festival will continue until March 16th nightly at 8.30pm. Reminder there will be no booking in advance of seats for the night of the Carrigallen play on Thursday 13th March, so please come early, particularly all who have season tickets. First come first seated.

Newsletter notices

All notices for inclusion in weekend newsletter should be handed into the Sacristy in Cloone or sent by email to no later than 10am on Friday mornings.

Calling on all walkers

Whether you are trying to lose those few extra pounds or just out for the good of your health you will be glad to know that a walking group will be starting on March 23 for a period of five weeks so get fit for free. With walking now so popular and with so many beautiful walking trails available in the parish, the advent of this walking club is much looked forward to. More details later.

Message from Fr Sam

Message from Fr Sam to the parishioners of Cloone/Aughavas. He has got a good medical report on his most recent hospital visit and hopes to return to Cloone/Aughavas parishes by the end of April.

Ardagh and Clonmacnois pilgrimage

Ardagh and Clonmacnois pilgrimage to Lourdes 2014, 27 May - 1st June. 5 nights fully inclusive price 699 euro. Places available. Contact Joe Walsh Tours , 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Tel 01 2410812 or 01 2410811.

Anniversary mass bookings

For Cloone please contact 087 6802928 and for Aughavas contact 086 1695909 between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday.