Month: April 2016

Belcarra church newsletter 1st May 2016

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Belcarra Church Newsletter1st May 2016



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Balla Church Newsletter 1st May 2016

Automated External Defibrillators

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Training Opportunities

Compliments to Balla CRD who recently took the first step and coordinated an important community initiative. 

The public access Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machines needed updating and with monies from community fundraising, donations from Mayo County Council, Balla Community Council, Balla GAA Club and Balla CRD the cost of over €2000 for updating the machines was raised. 

It goes to show that great achievements can happen when a community works together.

The public access AEDs are strategically placed at the community centre and the community rooms. 

The AED machines are a piece of lifesaving equipment essential in the chain of survival from once a cardiac emergency occurs. 

To further enhance the chain of survival we are asking for community members to come forward and train in CPR. 

Learning CPR will give you the confidence to react appropriately in the case of a cardiac arrest – we never know where we may need this skill. 

If you have an interest in learning CPR
contact Donna Hyland 087 640 0005.

Lough Derg Pilgrimages

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Jubilee Year of Mercy

Pilgrimage Season opens on Sunday 1st May with
One Day Retreats which continue on 2,7,8,10,14,15,17,21,22,23,28,29 & 30th of May.
Booking is essential.

The three day Pilgrimage season begins on 1st June.
You may begin the pilgrimage on any day
between 1st June and 13th Aug.

Pre-booking is not required for the Three Day Pilgrimage.

Contact 071 9861518,

Mass for Exam Students

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exam mass

This will be celebrated in
St. Cronan’s Church
on Sunday May 8th at 11am.

All students doing exams and their families are invited to attend.

The readings, prayers and music will be led by students of Balla Secondary School.

Some lovely links to prayers etc.
are online here