Christmas

Fr Denis’ Advent Message

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ADVENT

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Many people do not like having to wait. At times we can grow impatient if we have to wait in a queue of traffic or in a shop or if someone that we have an appointment with is late or whatever. We like things to happen now.
Advent is a time of waiting and preparation. We are waiting and preparing to celebrate the great and wonderful Feast of Christmas. While all around us the Christmas trees and decorations are appearing and the Christmas music is ringing in our ears we are invited to focus on the true meaning of the Feast. While we all have to live in and engage with the real world we should not allow the commercialism take over completely.
In the midst of the shopping, the cards, the gifts and the visits to Santa let us pause and reflect on the presence of Christ in our lives. If Christ had not been born we would not have Christmas. We need to ensure that we do not have Christmas without Christ.
As we journey through Advent let us commit to doing something each day that reminds us of Christ and his unfailing love.
Perhaps we might take a little time out from the hustle and bustle and ask ourselves
What part will Christ play in our preparation for Christmas?
Loving God, Bless our families and our homes this Advent season.
Strengthen our faith and hope in your unfailing love for us.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Balla Christmas Markets Dec 10th

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Click here to see a slideshow of memories of this fantastic event from previous years

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

Christmas in St Anne’s

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Christmas in St Cronan’s

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Christmas Markets 2016

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Balla Christmas Market is on Sunday 4th December.

Contact Ger 0879756975 0r Elaine 087 1167691
to book a table.