Parish of Balla and Belcarra

BALLA PARISH STATEMENT issued March 12th 2020

Balla Parish in keeping with the Taoiseach’s directive regarding the Coronavirus pandemic and following instructions from Archbishop Neary,
is cancelling all Masses with congregations until further notice.

BAPTISMS: will go ahead as normal. Families are asked to limit those attending to immediate family only.

FUNERALS: Funeral Masses are permitted to go ahead with immediate family only in attendance.

MARRIAGES: are permitted to go ahead with immediate family in attendance.

ANNIVERSARY MASSES: that have been booked can be rearranged when things return to normal. In the meantime Fr. Denis will say all Masses that have been arranged privately on the assigned dates.

Masses from Castlebar parish can viewed on Webcam.
The broadcast times are:
Monday – Friday 10am
Saturday 10am and 7pm
Sunday 8.30am, 10.30am and 12 noon.

Mass on Midwest Radio on Sundays at 10am.

Balla and Belcarra churches will remain open as usual everyday.

As we face this very serious situation let us pray for all who are suffering as a result of the Coronavirus and for all those who are working in the frontline to control it. You might like to pray the following prayers for our country and our people at this time.

Prayer for our protection

Extract from Saint Patrick’s Breastplate
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer. Amen.

St. Cronan Pray for us
St. Anne Pray for us
St. Patrick Pray for us
St. Brigid Pray for us.

At this time let us care for, support and pray for each other

BALLA PARISH STATEMENT issued March 12th 2020BALLA PARISH STATEMENT issued March 12th 2020

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St. Cronan’s Church, Balla 

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St. Anne’s Church, Belcarra


St. Anne’s, Belcarra:

Saturday      8:00pm
Tuesday     10:00am
Friday          7:30pm

St. Cronan’s, Balla:

Sunday:      11 am
Monday:    10 am
Thursday:   10 am

Eucharistic Adoration:   Mondays 10.30 am – 7.30 pm.





1st Saturday of month @ 2pm
3rd Sunday of month @ 12.30pm




2nd Saturday of month @ 2pm
4th Sunday of month @12.30pm

At least two weeks notice is required.

(where a Wedding has been booked times may have to vary slightly)




Mayo Abbey         Sunday 10 am

Facefield               Saturday 7 pm

Breaffy                  Sunday 10 am & 11.30 am

Castlebar              Saturday  7 pm,

                              Sunday 8.30 am, 10.30 am & 12 pm

Claremorris          Saturday 7 pm

                              Sunday 11am

Craggagh              Sunday 11 am

Shraheens            Sunday 10 am

Keelogues            Sunday  11:00am