Ballintubber Shines A Light for Hospice!



Official lighting of Tree this Saturday


Ballintubber community spirit was alive again as the village’s second ‘Shine A Light for Hospice’ tree was erected in the grounds of St. Bride’s Church recently.

  This is a local fundraising effort to support the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice and the annual Shine A Light campaign which runs in Knock each year.

  Organisers and locals have described the campaign as “a lovely way to remember a loved one”.

  A special Mass will be held in Ballintubber in order to remember all those for whom cards were purchased this December.

  The official lighting of the tree is set to take place this Saturday, November 24th at 7.30 pm and the lighting will be followed by 8 pm Mass. Cards can be purchased on the night.

  Organisers are encouraging everyone to “give a gift of love” this Christmas while supporting Mayo/Roscommon Hospice by sponsoring a light on the Tree of Light in Ballintubber for a friend, family member, someone you know or indeed in memory of a loved one.

  Organisers have said: “Those who sponsor lights will receive a special card which can be sent to loved ones to let them know you are thinking of them. The card can be used as an alternative to a Christmas card or as a memento of your thoughts at Christmas”.

  The special lights can be sponsored for the living and the deceased and will shine on the tree in the church grounds at Ballintubber throughout the Christmas period.

  The cards are available from Joan Healy on 086-3175801, Marie Finan on 087-9402036 and Eileen Kenny on 087-2308895 and from Kenny’s, Ballintubber and the local post office. Lights can be purchased right up until Christmas Eve. There will be a special mass in St. Bride’s Church on Friday, December 28th at 8 pm to remember all those named on the tree.  

  Last year the Shine A Light in Ballintubber raised a sum of €2,315 and with your support we can help the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice with their new unit, the plans for which were unveiled recently.