Month: November 2017

Mass for the Bereaved

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Today the parish celebrated its annual Mass to remember the deceased but especially the bereaved. Special thanks to the Pastoral Council and to Helen for the photos and most especially to Fr Denis for his leadership always

Balla Church and monastic site

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More stunning pictures of St Cronan’s, taken by local undertaker Michael Durkan of irishgraveyards.ie  on a fine November day.  The photographs include images of our recently restored Blessed Well and the famous round tower here in Balla, remnants of a c.6th Century monastic site.

Thanks to Balla Community Council for the co-ordination of the restoration project, another symbol of a parish community contribution to restoring the past and enhancing the future.

Clogher Community 5k Fun Run/Walk

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CLOGHER COMMUNITY 5K FUN RUN/WALK

Sunday 12th November

Location- Clogher Heritage Centre.

Registration 10:45-11:45. Start 12pm sharp.

€10 per person.

Race is a one lap flat course for Pb.

Proceeds in aid of Clogher National School & Community Centre.

Tel: 094 9030687 for details.

St Vincent de Paul Annual Collection

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The annual Christmas appeal/collection will be taken up at Balla and Belcarra churches during the weekend of 11th/12th November.

Envelopes in which contributions may be enclosed are being distributed.

Please give as generously as possible.

If you wish to contribute online you can do so at www.svp.ie/appeal

Dates for Do This in Memory of Me 2017

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See more about the programme on our Do this in Memory of Me page on our web site.

Church Restoration update

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WORK ON ST CRONAN’S

The raking out of all joints on the east gable has begun after permission was granted by the Mayo County Council Heritage Office. Some of the coping on the gable will be lifted to see if there is any water ingress there. This is very slow work.

When this is done the repointing will start and work on the window externally can commence. At the end of that work a full conservation plan for the entire church will have to be drawn up.

As the work progresses we will keep everyone one fully informed. A sincere thank you to allwho have increased their weekly contributions and to those who have made specific donations.

It is much appreciated I can assure you.

Sincere Thanks to Michael Durkan and John McEllin for their photos to keep us all updated on the fabulous work being done to preserve St Cronan’s for its next 100 years.