Month: January 2016

Anam Cara

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anam cara

ANAM CARA is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Thursday 21st of January 2016 from 7.30-9pm in the Family Centre, Chapel Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

All Anam Cara services are free of charge

to bereaved parents.

Balla Eucharistic Ministers Jan – Apr 2016

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Eucharistic Ministers

Please find the rota for

January to April for

Eucharistic Ministers in St.Cronan’s, Balla here

Bereavement Support Group in Knock

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Each Wednesday morning at 11 am a Bereavement Support Group meet at the Family Centre, Knock Shrine for an hour.

It’s a place and time to remember and find support when dealing with the loss of a family member.

All are welcome to drop in any week and further information is available from Monica Morley at the Centre on 094-9375320.

Parish Statistics for 2015

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Baptisms: Balla 22        Belcarra 15


Marriages: Balla 10       Belcarra 8


Funerals: Balla 22         Belcarra 10

Look back over Christmas in Balla 2016

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These photographs of St Cronan’s, Balla at Christmas 2015 are courtesy of Kathy Lyons photography.  


Aren’t we blessed to have this view?

Nollaig na mBan 2016

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nollaig na mban


Read more about Nollaig na mBan here

Powerpoint courtesy of Damian at

Parish Schools re-open tomorrow

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back to school christmas

Schools in the parish re-open tomorrow.

We wish all students, parents, families, teachers , staff and Boards of Management well in the new term.