2016 Brontannas Appeal!
Once again we are appealing to your generosity to help with our 2016 Brontannas Appeal. Brontannas is a scheme that was set up over 10 years ago by a group of friends who felt that there were families in Mayo who really struggled to provide a gift for their children at Christmas time. The scheme operates by matching a donor (you) to a young child. When the child is matched to you, we will provide a label with the child’s initials and age and name of case worker.
Station Mass next FRI 9th December at 7 pm in the home of Margaret & Tom Chambers,
Derrycooraune. Everybody in the station invited to come along & join in prayer & chat.
'Parish Voices' an original publication!
'Parish Voices' an original publication by Islandeady-Glenisland Pastoral Council of unique Reflections, Prayers, Pictures (for the Year of Mercy) will be launched at Masses next weekend. Wonderful value at €5 or three for €10. It is an ideal GIFT esp for people away from home. So spread the Good News about this wonderful parish publication.
Youth Mass with Folk Group!
Youth Mass with Folk Group - involving Foroige Club & others - on SUN 18th Dec at 11 am Mass in Islandeady Church. All invited to be part of this youthful happy celebration.
Family Table quiz in aid of the Irish pilgrimage Trust
Family Table quiz in aid of the Irish pilgrimage Trust on SUN 4th Dec at 7.30 pm in An Sportlann C'Bar. €40 for table of 4. All ages welcome & all support greatly appreciated.
Knock Christmas Market!
Knock Christmas Market - Sunday Dec 11th, 12-4 pm: Due to unprecedented demand the Market will extend the over 2 floors, @ Knock House Hotel. For more information all interested vendors contact Leonie @ 0868486924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Facebook: Knock Christmas Market.
Advent and Christmas Booklets!
'Walk with Me' Advent and Christmas Booklets are available free at Church door.
Christmas Penance Service!
Christmas Penance Service in Islandeady Church on MON 19th Dec at 8 pm.
Support Workers Vacancies!
Family Carers Ireland in Mayo are currently forming a panel of reliable & trustworthy Support Workers in the Mayo area. Applicants must be prepared to be flexible to suit the client's needs. Please contact Bernadette Moran on 086 3775702 or 0949060305.
Islandeady GAA News
Islandeady GAA Lotto SUN 4th December at 8.30 pm in Marty's Halfway. Jackpot €3,600.
New walkway almost complete - Arrangements are being made to have the final surface put on the walkway at the G.A.A. grounds, and work will commence shortly. The new pitches have been mowed and fertilised. Games will be played on them next year.
For all Islandeady GAA News, see
Islandeady Cycling Club
Islandeady Cycling Club located in Jacks old cottage Derrycoorane Islandeady Castlebar, is a leisure cycling club for cyclists of all abilities.
The club members have taken part in quite a few sportives in the recent months, such as Gran Fondo, Epilepsy Cycle, Pink Ribbon, Explore Mayo and most recently the Westportif & Gift for Life Cycle taking in beautiful scenery along the way. We had both members cycling and volunteering in road and motorcycle marshalling in these events.
Islandeady Cycling Club wish to Thank all who supported our recent Charity fun run in aid of the Melissa Patterson fund, €1200 Euros for this great charity was raised. The proceeds from our fun run will go towards encouraging disadvantaged children to take part in sporting activities. We had planned that Success for the event would be 150 happy participants - BUT we had in excess of 250 very happy participants on the day. The overwhelming feedback from everyone was hugely positive and everyone who took part thoroughly enjoyed their day - young & old.
We could not have completed the event without your support and good will - THANK YOU.
For more information visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ islandeadycycling or contact club president Joe Moylette on 0879443626
For all Islandeady Cycling News, see
Thought for the Day!
'The best way to get your husband to do something,
Is to suggest that perhaps he's too old to do it'
Festive Harmony Christmas Concert
Festive Harmony Christmas Concert, Westport Town Hall,15th & 16th Dec 8pm . Popular Operatic & Musical Theatre Favourites, Carols, Christmas Cheer - Anne Marie Gibbons, Hugh Francis, Cathal Gavin & guests. Tickets: 098 28459 or www.westporttheatre.com
Leitir NS Christmas Concert!
Leitir NS Christmas Concert on FRI 16th at 8 pm in Jack's Old Cottage. All invited.
Glenisland Comm Council Community Party!
Glenisland Comm Council Community Party in Hotel Newport next SUN 4th Dec at 2 pm. Refreshments, music by Bumble Bee, & Santa. Tickets €10 available. All invited.
Help decorate/prepare for Christmas!
Kind volunteers & 'meitheal' to help decorate/prepare for Christmas asked to please gather in Glenisland Church on SUN 11th Dec at 2 pm. All invited (& a little Party after !).
Feast of the Immaculate Conception!
THUR 8th December is a Holyday of obligation - The Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Mass in Glenisland WED 7th at 7 pm & in Islandeady on THUR 8th at 11 am.
Anam Cara meeting, Thursday 15th December
If you or someone you know is affected by the death of a son or daughter, Anam Cara can provide support and information. The Mayo group provides a safe and comfortable setting for parents to meet with other bereaved parents, meeting monthly in The Family Centre, Chapel St, Castlebar. The next meeting is Thursday 15th December at 7.30pm. For more information (or to order a free Information Pack written by bereaved parents) call 085 2888 888, email email@example.com or visit www.anamcara.ie.
Two contributions from the AGM of the Association of Catholic Priests
Two contributions from the AGM of the Association of Catholic Priests in Athlone on 16th Nov can be read on the web edition of this Newsletter. As can other items of interest each week (when there's no room in the printed edition) at www.islandeady.ie or mayo.ie
44th Annual Eucharistic All-Night Vigil!
The 44th Annual Eucharistic All-Night Vigil at Knock will take place on Wednesday 7th December, beginning with confessions in the Chapel of Reconciliation from 10pm, followed by Vigil at midnight in the Basilica with Rosary, Candlelight Procession, Stations of the Cross and Holy Hour with Fr. Brendan Walsh, S.C.A. Concelebrated Mass will then take place at 4am with Fr. Freddy Warner, S.M.A. The Vigil will be available to watch live on the Knock Shrine website: www.knockshrine.ie/watch. For further information, please contact Knock Shrine (094) 93 88100 / firstname.lastname@example.org