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The Claregalway Parish Pastoral Council is establishing the Creidimh agus Spraoi Children’s Liturgy for school-going children aged approximately 4–7 years (Junior Infants to 1st Class) at the weekly Sunday 11am Mass from 1st of November 2015. Some parishioners have volunteered to run Creidimh agus Spraoi sessions and all have been Garda vetted. Please contact Teresa in the… Read more »

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A 43 year old female who stole crystal bowls from Claregalway Church was the same woman who lay on a trolley in a maternity ward some months later and refused to leave for staff. Jane Ward, 30 Tierboy,Tuam and formerly of 62 Parkmore Estate, Tuam appeared before Galway District Court last Monday, where she was given suspended… Read more »

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The key to understanding the meaning of Lent is simple: Baptism. Preparation for Baptism and for renewing baptismal commitment lies at the heart of the season. Since the Second Vatican Council, the Church has reemphasized the baptismal character of Lent, especially through the restoration of the Catechumenate and its Lenten rituals. Our challenge today is… Read more »

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Slán agus Beannacht—Fr. Seamus Nohilly SMA (pictured above) has completed his term of office as leader here in the SMA house and his successor Fr. Eamonn Finnegan has been appointed—to whom we extend a warm welcome and every blessing in his new appointment. To Fr. Seamus, on behalf of all of us, a sincere thank… Read more »

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There was a Special Mass to commemorate the Blessing of Lisheens in Claregalway on Sunday 6th of October. Over the past year the Parish Pastoral Council has done some considerable work to identify and mark the seven lisheens (children’s burial grounds) that are located in the following areas throughout the parish: Mointeach, Cahergowan, Lydican, Carnmore, Kiltrogue, Kiniska and… Read more »

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Feast of St James, Baile Chláir, 25th July 2013 No ordinary Thursday A month long heatwave Thawing our hearts and sun starved bones, Quieter and half anaesthetised we gather In our Church of St James. Mostly on foot from all corners of the parish We could have been in Spain Wearing our mantillas, as some… Read more »

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The changing of the Annual Mass in Claregalway Cemetery to the June bank holiday weekend proved to be a huge success with one of the biggest crowds ever in attendance. Fr Ian O’Neill was joined by Fr Seamus Nohilly SMA and Fr John Dunleavy SMA for the celebration of the Mass at the cemetery.  Great… Read more »

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Palm Sunday, 24th March Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament (for the protection of the unborn) after the 11 o’clock Mass until Rosary & Benediction at 4.00 p.m. Spy Wednesday, 27th March Masses at 9:30am and 7:30pm. Followed by Easter Confessions and Penitential Service at 8pm. Holy Thursday, 28th March Mass of the Chrism — 11am in the Cathedral…. Read more »

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The Parish of the Assumption and St. James, Claregalway Pastoral Council is arranging neighbourhood Masses in the church for people of different neighbourhoods within the parish during Lent.  It’s an effort to give neighbours a chance to meet in smaller groups than in the general parish Masses.  They are also bringing people to look out… Read more »

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Palm Sunday 1st of April Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament after the 11am Mass until Rosary & Benediction at 4pm. Tuesday 3rd of April Penitential Service at 8pm with visiting Priests Wednesday 4th of April Mass at 9.30am and 8pm (with Folk Choir) Holy Thursday 5th of April Mass of Chrism at 11am in the… Read more »

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