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Balla Newsletter May 19th

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St Cronan’s Church              

BALLA  NEWSLETTER 19th May 2013

Phone: Denis Carney: 094 9365025

EMail: stcronansballa@eircom.net

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS

SUN.    19th May    11am:          •  Michael & Nora Colgan

•  Andy & Nan Flatley & DFM

•  Sean Loftus and deceased of Delaney Family

MON.     20th May:   10am:            Private Intention

 

THURS.  23rd May   10am:            People of the Parish

 

SUN.      26th May.   11am        • Bob O’Brien

• Jim & Phil Vahey

• Peg, Frank, Francie and Sean Vaughan

• Mollie Dooley (Month’s Mind)

& her husband Michael

• Pat Murtagh & DFM (Month’s Mind)

MASS TIMES IN BELCARRA this week

Tues. & Fri. 10am, Sat. 10am (Month’s Mind) Sat. 8pm

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PRESENTATION OF GIFTS: for 26th May Carly Brennan and family

MASS SERVERS:  For 26th May Team  1

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: For  26th May

Lorna Freney, Mary P.Gilmartin, Carmel Griffith, Marian Gormally

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: For  26th May

Lorna Freney, Mary P.Gilmartin, Carmel Griffith, Marian Gormally

GRADUATION MASS: for Leaving Cert students will take place in

St. Cronan’s Church on Wednesday 22nd at 4pm.

At this time we keep all doing exams in our prayers.

TUAM DIOCESAN YOUTH CHOIR: Welcome to the Tuam Docesan Youth Choir and the diocesan Youth Officer Trish O’Brien. We are privileged to have these young people from all over the diocese lead the music at Mass today and we thank them for joining us.
TOCHAR WALK: leaves Ballintubber Abbey at 8.30 on Sat 25th. Details 094 9030934

DEATH: Pray for: MICHAEL MULLANEY, Cregg
MAY HE REST IN PEACE

CONGRATULATIONS: to the 30 children from Balla and Manulla schools who celebrated First Holy Communion on Saturday.  Thanks to their parents and families for supporting them in their preparations. Particular thanks to Ms Costello and Mrs  Sinnott for their dedicated preparation of the boys and girls. Thanks to the choir, their teachers and organist and to the servers

TAX BACK SCHEME FOR P.A.Y.E. WORKERS: If you are a PAYE worker who received a form from the parish we would ask you to sign and return it as soon as possible. Thanks to all who have already done so. This Scheme is of enormous help to the parish as we keep our church and grounds in good condition.

BALLA RESOURCE CENTRE: Zumba continues every Tuesday and Thursday night.  BINGO- continues every Monday night

CANCER CARE WEST: If you have been affected  by prostate Cancer, Cancer Care West invites you to a Prostate Cancer Society meeting on Monday May 20th at 7.30pm in the Cancer Care West Support Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Westside, Galway. The meeting is free of charge. Information 091 54004

WESTERN ALZHEIMERS: has vacancies on our Community Employment Scheme for Care Assistants as part of our In Home Support Service, in all areas of  Co.Mayo. Fas Criteria applies phone 094 9364900

CONGRATULATIONS: to all the children who participated in the Balla Area Community Games this week. It was a tremendous success and well done to all!

WESTERN CARE: CD Launch, street entertainment, buskers etc.McCarthy’s, Main St. Castlebar Friday May 24th 8pm.

MINISTRIES NIGHT: The annual ‘thank-you’ night for all who are involvedin any ministry in the parish takes place next Friday night in Balla Resource Centre at 8.30pm. Food will be served and music is by members of the Brose Walsh Band. This is always an enjoyable night and hopefully many of the people who give their time to parish ministry will be able to attend. It is very important that you let Fr. Denis or any member of the Pastoral Council know that you are attending by Wednesday at the latest.

I…………………………………………………………………………………………………………will be attending the Ministries Night

NEW BOOK: Tony Heneghan’s (Doonamona)  new book ‘Crossroads Across Times’ is now available in local shops at a special price of €7 for parishioners 

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Balla Newsletter May 12th

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St Cronan’s Church

BALLA  NEWSLETTER 12th May 2013

 Phone: Denis Carney: 094 9365025; 

EMail: stcronansballa@eircom.net

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS

SUN:     12th May    11am:        For all Exam Students.

MON.    13th May    10am            • Patrick & Bridget Hughes, Main St.  • Private Intention    

 THURS. 16th May    10am:             Private Intention

 FRI.       17th May      3pm:             People of the Parish

 SAT.     18th May    12 Noon          First Communion

 SUN.    19th May    11am:            • Michael & Nora Colgan

                                                          • Andy & Nan Flatley & DFM

                                                          • Sean Loftus and deceased of Delaney Family

MASS TIMES IN BELCARRA this week

Tues. 10am, Fri. 7.30pm, Sat. 8pm.

PRESENTATION OF GIFTS: for 19th May Viktorijo Kacinskaite & Family

MASS SERVERS  For 18th May Team 4, for 19th May Team 5

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: For for 19th May

Padraig Cunnane, Seamus Dempsey, Mattie Dowd, T.J. Durkan

FIRST COMMUNION: for the children of Balla and Manulla schools will be celebrated next Saturday May 18th. Please keep the children, their families and teachers in your prayers at this special time.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: On Mondays 10.30am -7.30pm

TUAM DIOCESAN YOUTH CHOIR: will sing at Mass in Balla next

Sunday May 19th. They will be rehearsing from 9.30am. Anyone under 35 who would like to sing or play with them on the day is most welcome.

ADORATION of the BLESSED SACRAMENT: will take place in St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam on next Saturday and Sunday. Each parish has been assigned one hour.  The hour assigned to this parish is Saturday 10-11pm. Hopefully the parish will be well represented on this night.

BALLA-BELCARRA: Community Games takes place at Claremorris Athletic track on Wednesday next May 15th at 6pm.

DEATH: Pray for: RITA NALLY, Mayo Abbey, Mother of

Ann Maloney and Pauline Nally, Balla .

                                           MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

BAPTISMS: We welcome into the Christian Community:

DAVID JAMES BOURKE, Balla,

MATTHEW MARTIN FADDEN, Belcarra.

HARRY JAMES and OISIN ANTHONY FARRELL-SCAHILL, Drumganagh, Manulla.

KAYLEN ELLIE McANDREW, Breaffy Court, Castlebar.            

Congratulations to their parents and families.

CHURCH GROUNDS AND CEMETERY: clean-up will take place on Wednesday next at 7pm.  Anyone who is able to give an hour  will be most welcome. People who visit the parish always comment on how well the grounds/cemetery look. All help on Wednesday is most welcome.

TAX BACK FORMS: have been sent to those who have contributed over €250 to the parish during  2012. If you are a PAYE tax payer you are asked to sign the form and return it as soon as possible. Our thanks to those who have already returned them.

ENABLE IRELAND MAYO SERVICES: urgently require volunteers to work in a variety of settings to include social outings, buddy system, in-home support, centre based helpers and bus drivers. For details 0949060234,

email: fmadigan@enableireland.ie

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: is seeking volunteers drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in Galway University Hospital. We are looking for volunteers to pick patients up at their homes, drive them to the hospital, pick them up again when they are finished their treatment and bring them home.

The service is free to the patient and all drivers expenses are paid.

Contact 012310566 or transport@irishcancer.ie

MINISTRIES NIGHT: A Thank You Night for all who are involved in any Ministry in the parish will take place in Balla Resource Centre on Friday May 24th at 8.30pm. Anyone who is a reader, minister of the Eucharist, member of the choirs, a collector,  counter, member of altar society, church care group, church grounds carer, Do this in Memory core group, member of Pastoral Council, Finance Committee, distributes envelopes or helps out in any other way during the year, you are most welcome to this function. It is important that all attending would let us know so that food can be arranged. If you are attending please fill out the coupon and return it to the collection basket or directly to Fr. Denis before May 20th.

 

I………………………………………………………………………………………………….

will be attending the Ministries Night.

Balla Newsletter May 5th

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St. Cronan’s church Balla newsletter 5th May 2013

Phone: Denis Carney: 094 9365025;
EMail: stcronansballa@eircom.net

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
SUN.      5th May       11am:      •  Pat Costello
•  Sean & Eileen Lynn
•  Adrian Ruane & DFM
•  Mack, Gretta & Martina Durkan and
deceased of Durkan & Butler families.

MON.    6th May     10am:               John Tonra

THURS. 9th May     10am:               Ann & John McCormack & DFM

SUN:     12th May    11am:              For all Exam Students.
MASS TIMES IN BELCARRA this week
Tues.  10am, Thurs. 3pm. Fri. 7.30pm, (Sat. 12 noon 1st Communion)
Sat. 8pm
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PRESENTATION OF GIFTS: for 12th May  Sean Wilson & Family
MASS SERVERS:  For 12th May Team 3
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: For for 12th May
Josie Waters, AnnaMae Bourke, Rachel Brennan, Mary Conlon.
ROSARY:  at Ballyclogher Shrine starting in May each evening at 7pm,
for Ireland, in the summer months. All are welcome.
ROSARY:   after Mass on Thursdays for vocations
TUAM DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE: to Knock takes place this Sunday.
Anointing of the sick at 2.30pm. Mass 3pm.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: On Mondays 10.30am -7.30pm
TUAM DIOCESAN YOUTH CHOIR: will sing at Mass in Balla on May 19th at 11am.
TAX BACK FORMS: have been sent to those who have contributed over €250 to the parish during  2012. If you are a PAYE tax payer you are asked to sign the form and return it as soon as possible.
RATHDUFF/GARHOWNAGH GWS: Collection of annual fee on Wed. 8th May 8.30 – 9.30pm  in Community room.
Balla Medical Centre will host a coffee/tea morning on next Thursday May 9th  between 11am and 12 noon in aid of Alzheimers

DEATHS: Please remember in your prayers:
TOM ADAMS, Prizon,  PAT MURTAGH, Ara,
NORA FEENEY, Castlebar, Mother of Angela O’Connor, Drimadoon
BRIGID REANEY, Claremorris, Mother of Maura Reaney, Manulla and
aunt of Pat Flatley. Pollavaddy. JOHN KELLY, Cornacool, Castlebar.
Brother-in-law of Mary Tonra, Prizon.
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
BAPTISM: We welcome into the Christian Community:
ELIJAH MARK BASQUILLE, Elm Gardens. Congratulations to his
parents and family.
MASS FOR EXAM STUDENTS:  will take place in Balla church on Sunday next  May 12th . The readings, prayers, music etc will be led by students from Balla Secondary school. All who are doing exams at second
or third level  will be remembered.
DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE: to Croagh Patrick takes place next Sunday May 12th. All young people (16-35yrs) are welcome to take part. Climbing starts from Murrisk at 11am. BBQ in Murrisk afterwards. Further details from Trish at 09352284. www.dytuam.ie
CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS ASSOCIATION: invites grandparents, parents and teenagers to a social evening with Fr. Benny McHale, James Kilbane and the Sacred Heart school choir on Wednesday May 8th in Castlecourt Hotel, Westport at 8pm and to discuss issues affecting young people today. Adm free. all welcome.
THANKS: Fr. Antonio would like to thank all who supported his mission appeal  last weekend. (Balla €660)  (Belcarra (410).
WARMER HOMES SCHEME: Get your home insulated for Free and Reduce heating costs: 1. Owner occupied, non Local authority Homes.
2. Constructed  before 2002. Owner must be in receipt of (1) Fuel allowance
(2) Job Seekers Allowance for over 6 months and with children under 7 yrs.
(3) Family Income support. Details 094-9371830
MINISTRIES NIGHT: A Thank You Night for all who are involved in any Ministry in the parish will take place in Balla Resource Centre on Friday May 24th at 8.30pm. Anyone who is a reader, minister of the Eucharist, member of the choir, a collector,  counter, member of altar society, church care group, church grounds carer, member of Pastoral Council, Finance Committee, distributes envelopes or help out in any other way during the year you are most welcome to this function. It is important that all attending would let us know so that food can be arranged. If you are attending please fill out the coupon and return it to the collection basket or directly to Fr. Denis before May 20th.

I……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
will be attending the Ministries Night.