Month: August 2016
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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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Commencing September ’16. Practise your Irish and gain confidence in speaking in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. 6 weeks course starting on Wednesday September 7th at 7:00pm. Cost €45. Numbers limited.
Call 087 1850860
6 weeks course will take place commencing
Wednesday Sept 7th from 12 noon – 1:30pm. Cost €45
Booking can be made in Balla Community Centre between 9:00am & 1:00pm with a €10 deposit, or call
THE MICHELLE CANAVAN MEMORIAL SPORTS
takes place next Saturday August 20th in Belcarra.
There will be events for all ages.
Starting at 2:00pm and finishing at 5:00pm.
A fun day for all the family.