Masses for weekend of Papal Visit

There will be just two Masses on Weekend of 25th/26th August., both on Sunday 26th: Cong 11.30am, Neale 8 pm

Mass in the Neale church is moved to Sunday 26th August at 8.00pm; no Saturday evening Mass on 25th  August. No Mass in Cross on Sunday 26th August. Mass in Cong at 11.30am

As many people who wished to visit Knock or Dublin for the visit of Pope Francis have not been able to get tickets, the next best is to be able to watch events on TV. The main events are on Saturday evening in Croke Park, Sunday morning in Knock and the Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday afternoon. These times clash with the regular Mass times in the Neale and Cross.

Fr. Gilligan will attend the three days of the World meeting of families 22/23/24 August and attend Croke Park on Saturday evening and come down early on Sunday for the two Masses.


Lough Derg Pilgrimage

A group will go on a one day Retreat to  Lough Derg  on Saturday September 1st   For further details and booking contact Mary 086 268 3209


St. Mary’s Church of Ireland Music Sessions                                                                                            Music Sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings through August and September at St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Cong and will feature some of Ireland’s finest traditional singers and musicians Pauline Scanlon (Lumiere), Eoin Wynne, Nicola Joyce (The Whileaways), Fabian Joyce and Eamon Murray (Beoga) for an  intimate evening of music and song.  Admission €15, 8pm (75 min)

A portion of the proceeds will go to support St.Mary’s C.OF I


Pilgrims going to Knock for Papal Visit are asked to view the Knock website ww.knockshrine/wmof2018

for travel, parking and other practical information and the full Spiritual Programme The official Traffic Plan is also available on  and pilgrims are advised to study the plan in advance of travelling. They are also advised to take careful note of their  bus or coach and exactly where it is parked for return journey


Pilgrims going to Phoenix Park for Papal Mass 26th August

Maynooth College is a transport hub and all vehicular traffic with permits for Maynooth will divert via Kilcock (exit 8) and drive through Kilcock on to Maynooth to car parks and train. This is the only route to access it.      


Western Alzheimers and NUIG are co- hosting a public information meeting  titled ‘Let’s Talk About Dementia ‘ at 11 am on Thursday 6th September at Mayo Co Co Offices, The Mall, Castlebar.  All welcome and entry is free. For further information contact 094 93 64900

Esker Retreat

The Foyer of Charity are holding a 5 day silent retreat in the Esker Retreat Centre. Athenry from 17th to 23rd September 2018. Preached b Fr. Kilian Byrne. Cost is €380 full board. Contact Helen: 086 167 8027, www.foyeof charity



Mayo Roscommon Hospice is appealing for individuals, groups, etc to host a coffee morning/evening on their behalf on ‘National Coffee morning for Hospice’ Thursday 20th September or any date that suits. Coffee and promotional provided free of charge.

All donations welcome, if preferred, or pledge your donation by calling 0949388666/online  or email


Schedule of Events at Knock for Visit of Pope Francis

 From 8.30am on the morning of Sunday August 25th 2018, there will be a ‘Gathering Event’ until the arrival of the Holy Father.  Music will be provided by Knock Parish Choir with guest musicians and soloists. Upon arrival, the Holy Father will move through the assembly in the Pope Mobile  arriving at the Apparition Chapel at 10am for private prayer. Afterwards His Holiness will deliver a short address and lead pilgrims in the Angelus Prayer. After the  departure of the  Holy Father, there will be a concelebrated open-air Mass with Fr Richard Gibbons as the main celebrant and homilist. Please note that this will be a part of the official ticketed event.


ISPCC Childline Mayo will be holding Group Information & Interview dates in Castlebar on Weds 5th & Thurs 6th of September 2018 from 6-7.30pm –

where you can come along and hear all about volunteering with us & what’s involved.  Training is due to commence in Oct 2018 – which will be held over evenings & Saturdays.  Pls call Caroline on 09490 25254 if you would like more info.


Living Well with Cancer

The National Conference for Cancer Survivorship is to be held in Galway and Cork this year. The Galway venue is the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit on Saturday 15th September 2018

The aim of this conference is to provide information and support to those living with a cancer diagnosis and those who have finished cancer treatments. There will be numerous speakers as well as workshops on diet, exercise etc.

Attendance at the conference is free but people need to register from 25th July. well


AWARE group meets every Thursday at 8pm in Tacu. It’s free, confidential – No booking/Referral necessary just turn up on the night.   Aware Support offers a unique opportunity for people, over the age of 18 years, to talk openly about depression, bipolar disorder and other related conditions and their impact. We guarantee confidentiality within normal limits.  People share their experience and understanding and offer an exchange of thoughts and techniques around self-care and resilience


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