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.

Feast of the Epiphany Jan 6th 2016

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Mass Times

Belcarra: Tuesday 8 pm

Balla: Wednesday 11 am

Read more about his feast on here


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new year

With Mary we have blessed the Lord today that he has done great things for us in the past.

May he keep blessing us and give us his peace: Peace with God himself, peace with ourselves peace in our families, peace among nations.

May this year be to all of us a year of grace, with the blessing of almighty God, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Go in peace, a happy New Year to all of you, and take the Lord’s blessing with you all the days of your life.

Thanks be to God