Month: April 2017

Balla Tidy Towns Slideshow 

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Click here to see this week’s taste of all the work people do voluntarily for Balla Tidy Towns. Congrats to them on their clean up this evening. 

Great to see the meitheal spirit alive and well in Balla Álainn.

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Fr Denis’ Easter Message

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EASTER MESSAGE

As we celebrate the beautiful feast of Easter, I pray that the Risen Lord will pour down many blessings on every person in Balla and Mayo Abbey parishes, on all who are spending Easter with us and on our family members who are away from home.  The feast is one of hope.  Jesus who died on the cross out of love for us has overcome death and the grave and has won for us the gift of new and eternal life.  Easter  also reminds us that we are never alone.  In good times and in bad, in joy and in sorrow the Risen Lord is with us.  Let us rejoice in his presence, draw comfort and support from it and make it known by our daily living.

At this time nature is reawakening all around us. The fields are growing greener, the shrubs are blooming, the lambs are dancing in the fields, the day is growing longer.  All signs of new life and new hope.

As disciples of Christ may we walk in that hope and be inspired by it as we face the ups and downs the joys and sorrows of life.

As we celebrate in  the resurrection I pray that your hearts will be filled with peace and joy, may this beautiful Feast be uplifting for you. To those who are happy may  it bring more joy.  To those who are sad may  it bring comfort and hope.

To us all may it bring peace.

May the blessings of the Risen Lord be with you all.

Fr Denis

Trócaire Boxes 2017

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Trócaire boxes can be returned to ceremonies in

Belcarra on Holy Thursday at 8 pm and to the

Passion Liturgy in Balla at 8 pm on Good Friday.

Your support is much appreciated.

Read more about Trócaire’s Lenten campaign  and make a donation online here

Holy Week Ceremonies 2017

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Holy Week
Holy Week

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper in Belcarra at 8pm
Adoration at Altar of Repose: 8.30 pm – 11 pm

Good Friday: Stations of the Cross/Veneration/Holy Communion in Belcarra at 3 pm
Stations of The Cross in Balla at 3 pm

Passion Liturgy in Balla at 8 pm

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Balla at 7 pm and in Belcarra at 9pm

Easter Sunday: Mass in Belcarra at 9.30 am and Balla at 11 am