NEW YEAR GREETINGS
As we begin a New Year we do so with the Covid pandemic still bringing us many challenges.
Please God 2022 will see it decline, so that we can return to many of the activities that we were used to, in our homes, churches, and community.
May the Lord bless us all throughout the year as we seek to live out our Christian calling-loving, supporting and caring for one another.
May the year be good to us and may it bring us health, peace, and happiness.
May 2022 bring you and yours many blessings.
Happy New Year
ST CRONAN’S CENTENARY BOOK
St Cronan’s Centenary Book was launched on Sunday December 1st immediately after 11am Mass by Michael Commins of Mid -West Radio and The Mayo News.
This 96 page colour production contains a variety of articles that detail the history of St. Cronan’s, Balla and its people as well as happenings in the other areas of our parish, namely Belcarra, Clogher and Manulla.
The publication has some marvellous photographs of the beautiful windows and sanctuary. It is very well produced and sells at €10. It is a must for people in the area and for those whose roots are in Balla. The committee responsible for its publication deserve great credit for what they have achieved. We are indebted to them.
All were welcomed to come along on Sunday for the launch and to join in light refreshments afterwards in the nearby Community Room.
Congratulations to the Tidy Towns Committees within the parish on the excellent results obtained in this year’s competition.
Balla received 302 points (an increase of 14 points).
Belcarra received 306 points (an increase of 5 points)
Clogher received 305 points (an increase of 8 points)
This is due recognition of the hard work put in by the committees and local volunteers.
Well done to all concerned.