Keadue-Arigna-Ballyfarnon Community News

Alzheimer’s fundraising event

Alzheimer’s fundraising event

We all wish to do our best for our loved ones who are affected by the growing problem of Alzheimer’s. We all know of people who suffer with this terrible illness and the problems it poses for families. We are lucky to have a wonderful facility in St Patrick’s Hospital but as funding is getting tighter each year all donations and assistance they receive is gratefully received and goes to ensure the best care for the patients.

Eleanor Shanley, together with Charlie McGettigan and local artists have kindly offered to perform a special fundraising night in the new St. Joseph’s Resource Centre, beside the church in Leitrim Village, on Sunday, 24th February at 8pm. Admission is €15 and tickets are on sale in the Post Office, Leitrim Village, Mulvey’s Carrick-on-Shannon and Beirne’s, Knockvicar PO.

All proceeds from this event will go towards the Alzheimer Unit in St. Patrick’s Hospital, Carrick-on-Shannon. All are welcome for what promises to be a wonderful night’s entertainment in Leitrim Village.

Rest in Peace

Thomas Reynolds, England, brother of John, Knockadryan. Josie Nicholson, sister of the late Annie Duignan, Gubharudda. Paddy Reynolds (Drumshanbo and Derrenavoggy).

Church News

Weekend Masses: 10am, Keadue, Monday, Arigna, Tuesday and Wednesday, Ballyfarnon, Thursday and Friday. Weekend Masses: Saturday Vigil Keadue 7pm and Ballyfarnon 8:30pm, Arigna 10:30am and Keadue 12 noon. Confessions after Vigil Masses.

Baptism: Kevin Patrick William English, son of Kevin and Eilish, Carrick-on-Shannon was welcomed into the Christian community.

Keadue: Ministers of Holy Communion Sat 23rd Moira Doyle, Sun 24th Margaret Kelly. Readers Sat 23rd Berna Gibbons, Sun 24th Edel McMorrow. Collectors Sat 23rd Moira Doyle, Sun 24th Brendan Kelly. Altar Society Una O’Donnell, Mary Guihen, Liz McCabe, Mary Kelly. Church Grounds Paul Kelly, Arthur Boyle.

Arigna: Minister of Holy Communion Sun 24th Margaret McPadden. Reader Sun 24th Ssally Ann/Nadine Earley. Altar Society Beatrice Rynn, Maureen Guihen.

Ballyfarnon: Minister of Holy Communion Sat 23rd Teresa Shivnan, Reader Sat 23rd Ellen Corcoran. Altar Society Ann O’Connor, Carmel O’Connor. Collectors Michael McCawley and Eamon Keaveney. Co8nters Mary Gunning, Maureen Cooney. Church Grounds Damien Killoran, Tommy Shivnan.

“Do This In Memory” programme next Sunday Februrary 24th at the 12 noon Mass in Keadue.

Cystic Fibrosis Association

Sincere thanks to all those who contributed to the Church Gate collection taken up recently. The amounts raised were Ballyfarnon €55, Keadue €115 and Arigna €201.

St. Ronan’s Lotto

There was no winner of the Lotto jackpot when the draw was held last weekend. The numbers drawn were 6, 14, 2, 24. Consolation prizes were won by the following: €70 John Reynolds, Arigna, €30 Stephem, Dympna and Matthew Finn, Arogma. €15 each Dara McGirl, Ballyfarnon, Gerry Guihen, Arigna, Marian Woods, Drumshanbo. The jackkpot this week will be €6,400 and the draw will be held in McRann’s Bar, Mount Allen.

Bonus Ball Bash

Last week’s winners of €45 each were Tom Martin and Margaret McNiff. To win €45 get your €2 entry at the Harp and Shamrock or O’Donnell’s.

Roscommon County Fleadh

Entry forms for the County Fleadh can be collected from Oliver McCabe and should be returned from February 25th to Keadue CCE secretary Carmel Benson. Phone 96-47222 or chairman Micheal Guihen phone 96-46100.

American Tea Party meeting

St. Ronan’s Hall are holding a meeting to organise an American Tea Party for the upkeep of the hall which will be held on Tuesday February 19th at 9pm. Anyone wishing to help out is asked to attend.

Church Gate Collection

Lourdes Sick Pilgrims Church Gate Collection held on February 2nd and 3rd amounted to a total of €791. Many thanks to everyone who contributed so generously to this worthy collection.

Poor Clares on retreat

The Poor Clare Sisters Drumshanbo will be on retreat until Monday February 25th inclusive. The Convent will be closed during the retreat but the Convent Chapel will be open as usual. Mass will be at 8am on weekdays and at 9am on Sundays.


Enrolment will take place in St. Patrick’s N.S, Ballyfarnon from Feb 18th-22nd 2013. Please call to the school for an enrolment park during this week or call 071-96-47232 for details.

Bothar collection

Bothar collection will be held next weekend Feb 23rd and 24th at Keadue and Arigna Churches.

Kilronan Community Games

Swimming: If anyone is interested in taking part in the swimming competitions this year, can you please contact Fionna Rynn on 086-8700666 as soon as possible as the swimming finals are due to take place in April this year. We will need to organise heats prior to this if there is a lot of interest.

Table Quiz

Table Quiz in the Miner’s Bar, Arigna on Friday February 22nd at 9pm in order to raise funds for Arigna Gathering events.

Parish Pastoral Council

Next Sunday there will be a short ceremony of Commissioning the New Parish Pastoral Council during the 12 noon Mass in Keadue. I wish to thank the members of the Parish who selected the new Parish Pastoral Council and all who generously agreed to become members of the Parish Pastoral Council.