Lanesboro Ballyleague notes Monday 8th June 2020

Lanesboro Ballyleague Notes

Thank You

Fr Reilly would like to thank everyone who continue to drop in the weekly envelopes into the presbytery. The generosity of those people despite the hardship they themselves have to bear in those difficult circumstances is both magnanimous and benevolent.

Important week

This coming week is an especially important week for the local community with the closing date for proposals to the Just Transition Commissioner due by this coming Friday 12th June. There a number of proposals being strongly supported by the Lanesboro Ballyleague Collaboration Group where it is hoped that all of them will get the required funding to further develop plansthat it is hoped will replace and grow job numbers that will be lost within Bord na Mona and ESB. Longford and Roscommon County Councils are also making their own proposals for the area and these proposals are being supported by the collaboration group.

It is great to see that the local Lanesboro Ballyleague Collaboration group is continuing to do trojan work in an effort to create and develop the Lanesboro Ballyleague area as a working and tourist area.

Their proposals are exciting and far seeing and it is hoped that the Just Transition Commissioner will  feel the same excitement when the proposals are being scrutinised.

Water Dangers

While we are all aware of the dangers of the water there is a greater need for awareness and taking safety measures this year more than any. The unusually great weather of the past 14 weeks has led to greater use of the waterways earlier than usual.

There was a time during the ‘lockdown’ that the water was out of bounds but since the rise of the restrictions the river and the riverbanks has been filled with people.

There appears to be a much greater number of people swimming and it is very important that they remember all the guidelines they were taught when learning to swim. There also appears to be more jet skis and speedboats on the water and there is a huge importance on them to ensure that they are in clear and open areas before exercising the throttle because of the greater number of swimmers.

I look forward to everyone having a safe and hugely enjoyable time while down and in the Shannon over the summer and all I ask is that everyone exercises caution and have the security of others in their minds as they use the Shannon.

Lanesboro Library

Printing/Photocopying/Scanning service available.

Contact Stella to organise on 0863400648 or email sosullivan@longfordcoco.ie.

If you need books, contact Stella at the library on Tuesdays & Saturdays between 10 and 1pm.

Call 0863400648 or email sosullivan@longforddcoco.ie 

Collect at library during above times or delivery available if necessary.

Books can also be collected at Joe and Martina O’Brien’s shop and Joe has kindly offered to deliver to anyone cocooning who is on his paper run who has no one to collect for them.

Check out our Facebook page for lots of activities & storytimes for kids!

Lanesboro Library: https://www.facebook.com/Lanesboro-Library-432171923496634/

College of Further Education

Longford College of Further Education is now accepting applications for September 2020 enrolment. Courses include: Tourism with Business, Business Administration, Applied Social Studies, Hairdressing, Engineering, Beauty Therapy, Software Development and more. All courses are QQ1Level 5 or 6 and are designed to lead to employment or degree entry or advanced entry. To apply or get more details, log on to www.longfordcfe.com  

News from our local Parishes

Kilgefin parish notes

Opening Times

Ballyleague church will remain open each day from 10.30am to 8pm

Funerals and burials

Call Fr. Dusmanta at 043 3321171 or dusmanta.m.n@gmail.com

Government guidelines for the bereaved

Funeral arrangements are made via phone calls or emails. A limit of 10 people attending any ceremony with social distancing and no associated gatherings. The use of condolences books is discouraged; where possible. Close relatives and contacts of the deceased should use their own transport. Families and friends of the deceased will not be able to have gatherings after the funeral service.

Mass Intentions

All Mass intentions which have been book can be rescheduled for a later date when the current situation changes.

Collections

Fr. Dusmanta would like to thank everyone that has dropped in their collection envelopes into his house. Parishioners who can afford to are encouraged to drop off offertory and priest’s dues envelopes into his house whenever you are passing.

St. John’s Church of Ireland

St Johns Church of Ireland diocesan Service broadcast takes place every Sunday at 10 a.m.

You can log onto Kilmore Elphin Ardagh YouTube or http: shortturl@/drbz3 or www.dkea.ie and follow the link.

News from St. Mary’s Church

Cemetery Sunday

Considering the present circumstances, it is advisable not to hold the normal Cemetery Sunday celebrations this year. Complying with social distancing requirements along with the gathering of large numbers of people would present major difficulties. Masses will be offered in private for the souls of all interred in our local three cemeteries on the following dates: Sunday 5th July for all those interred in Rathcline, Sunday 12th July for all interred in St. John’s Cemetery, Lanesboro, and Sunday 19th July for all interred in Clonbonny.

Weekly Envelopes

Fr Reilly would like to thank everyone who continue to drop in the weekly envelopes into the presbytery. The generosity of those people despite the hardship they themselves have to bear in those difficult circumstances is both magnanimous and benevolent.

Opening Times

The church continues to be open each day from 10.30am to 7.30pm

Tax Relief Scheme

You are asked to drop in your completed forms into Fr Mickey’s house as soon as you can.

Urgent sick calls, funerals, and burials

The designated priests in this Deanery of the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois are Fr. Merlyn Kenny PP Newtowncashel 086 0603433 and Fr. Turlough Baxter, Killashee 087 9972259. 

Mass Intentions

All Mass intentions which have been book can be rescheduled for a later date when the current situation changes.

Parish Newsletter

The parish newsletter will be printed each week and it will be available in the Church porch from Friday afternoon. The newsletter will also be available from Friday afternoon in O’Brien’s Corner Shop.

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