Month: August 2016

Balla Church Newsletter 28th August 2016

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Balla Church Newsletter 28th August 2016


Childcare Development!

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Fully resourced childcare facilities have been identified as a critical need within our community.  

We have a top-class national school and an excellent secondary school in Balla.  We also have a small preschool operating very successfully in Balla but accommodation has been limited to 22 children and it is estimated that demand will be significantly higher than this over the next few years.

The Management Committee of Balla CRD decided that ‘state of the art’ childcare facilities would be available in  Balla Community Resource Centre from this September to accommodate up to 60 children in playschool and they are also very committed to the re-establishment of the after-school care facility.

We are really excited about this expansion and we know it will be of immense benefit to the town of Balla and the wider community for many years to come.

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Diocesan Pilgrimages

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Diocesan Pilgrimages

Fatima – 7 nights. August 25th
Details & Booking contact
Therese at 01 2410822 or John at 093 28337:

The Holy Land – October 9th to 17th
Contact Veronica on 087 0639919, or 01 8788159.

The Holy Land at Christmas
(Payment can be made in instalments) Contact 086-0572216.

San Giovanni, Assisi – on 30th September

Medjugorje, Sept 28th from Knock
Contact 086-8197111,

Mary Sheridan Tonra, RIP

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Pastoral Council 2014/2015

It is with deep regret that we share the news of the death of Mary Sheridan Tonra, Brownhall, Balla.  Mary was an active member of our Balla Belcarra Pastoral Council and Finance Committee.  She is pictured above with the Pastoral Council, fourth from the left in the back row.  Both committees mourn the loss of a person who was very generous in her commitment to the faith community of our parish.  

We extend heartfelt sympathies to her husband, Pete, her sons Seán and James and the extended
Sheridan and Tonra families.

Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Funeral arrangements are as follows

Reposing at Balla Funeral Home on Friday evening from 5.30 until 8 o’clock.

Mass on Saturday morning at 11.30 in St. Cronan’s Church, Balla with the funeral proceeding to the adjoining cemetery.

House strictly private on Saturday morning please.

Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Palliative Care and the Irish Cancer Society.