08 April 2020

Time to think about great things to do after Corvid19

I’m trying to cheer myself up with the thought of what I will do first when these
restriction are lifted. The appeal of all day shopping comes to mind!! (coffee, long
lunch checking out bargains sound like heaven!).
But would I have the physical strength to last the whole day? Without daily exercise
you are inclined to get a bit stiff when you are of a certain age.
The end of this virus will feel like winning the lotto, not 17,000,000, more like
It will take some adjustment not to shy away from oncoming people, there will still be
a slight fear if you have to hug them or shake hands and generally come in contact
with larger groups. I suppose eventually we will overcome our fears and gradually
get back to normality. But I don’t think we will ever forget these strange and
frightening times.
Please if you have some suggestions for good things to do immediately after this
virus (please keep them decent!!) please email them to me at
churchnotes@hotmail.com we can use them to cheer us all up.


Fr. Sean Mawn P.P. 087 6869040, (071) 9644039 (Office)
Fr. Johnnie Cusack C.C.  (071) 9644050/0872408409,   
 Fr. John Mc Mahon 049-4339610 / 086-2126582 (Carrigallen Parish)
Email Address  ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie       Website:
All Weekend and Week Day Masses are cancelled until further notice. 
Live Streaming of Mass 
From St. Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore
Holy Week Ceremonies & Easter Sunday 
Mon 7pm, Tue & Wed 9am, 
Mass of The Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday) 7pm
Good Friday Ceremonies 3pm, 
Easter Saturday Vigil 8:30pm
Easter Sunday 11am 
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Select “Ballinamore” & join us live at the above mass times
Recent Deaths: We pray for the soul Mary Ann Gallagher Knockacullion , whose
funeral took place in Aughnasheelin on Thursday. Teresa Grady (mother of Terri mc
Nulty ) whose funeral took place in Mayo a couple of weeks ago. Patsy McKenna
(Bronx USA) originally from Edentenny, leaves behind loving family of sons and
daughters. May they rest in peace. Our sympathy to their families.
Eucharistic Adoration : Adoration has been cancelled in all churches. People
are welcome to call to the church for individual prayer, make a visit to the

blessed sacrament or light a candle. We advise all parishioners to please use
hand gel or wipes when entering or leaving the church which are available in
the porches. 
Parish Office: The Parish Office will be closed to the public but still
contactable by Phone 071 9644039 or email: ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie 
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New Parish Website
We have just launched our new Parish Website which we invite you to check
out. We will endeavour to keep you up to date with parish matters via our
weekly newsletter which can be viewed from the website. We also have a
direct link to the live mass broadcasts from St. Patrick’s Church Ballinamore. 
Website: ballinamoreparish.com
Change of Mass Times
As of The 4th April  2020, Aughawillan weekend Mass will change to Sunday
morning 9:45am. 
Corraleehan Mass will change to Saturday Evening 7pm.
Aughnasheelin Mass  on Saturdays will change to 8:15pm 
Ballinamore will remain the same at 11am. 
(Please note that this will not come into affect until normal masses have been


Need help in Leitrim during the COVID-19 crisis.


Phone 071 9650473. Lines open from Monday March 30th  - 8AM - 8PM  7 days a
week.  A dedicated community support helpline has been established in Leitrim to
assist at risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical
supports and advice during the current public health emergency. The confidential
phone line service is established by the new Leitrim COVID-19 Community
Response Forum, which includes over a dozen agencies and organisations. The
helpline is focused primarily on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community
or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine etc.
Alternatively you can email at covidsupport@leitrimcoco.ie
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People
ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people
who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19
(Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and

reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am -
8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.


We are all overwhelmed by the Corona virus outbreak and we hope that you and
yours are all safe and healthy. Now more than ever we need to stay calm, be
resourceful, and do what we do best: focus on supporting each other. As an national
charity that offers “emotional” and “practical” support to all victims of crime and those
and their families that have experienced a “traumatic” incident, we want to reassure
all concerned that we at Victim Assistance are committed to continuing our services
to those that need us. Whilst some of our staff are working remotely, we can be
contacted though our NATIONAL HELPLINE at 1800 277 477, our office telephone
094 9000251 or by email at support@victimassistance.ie.  Our offices are manned
Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.30pm during these difficult times.  Remember – social
distancing doesn’t mean social isolation – we are here to help and support!


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