Easter

Fr Denis’ Easter Message

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EASTER MESSAGE

As we celebrate the beautiful feast of Easter, I pray that the Risen Lord will pour down many blessings on every person in Balla and Mayo Abbey parishes, on all who are spending Easter with us and on our family members who are away from home.  The feast is one of hope.  Jesus who died on the cross out of love for us has overcome death and the grave and has won for us the gift of new and eternal life.  Easter  also reminds us that we are never alone.  In good times and in bad, in joy and in sorrow the Risen Lord is with us.  Let us rejoice in his presence, draw comfort and support from it and make it known by our daily living.

At this time nature is reawakening all around us. The fields are growing greener, the shrubs are blooming, the lambs are dancing in the fields, the day is growing longer.  All signs of new life and new hope.

As disciples of Christ may we walk in that hope and be inspired by it as we face the ups and downs the joys and sorrows of life.

As we celebrate in  the resurrection I pray that your hearts will be filled with peace and joy, may this beautiful Feast be uplifting for you. To those who are happy may  it bring more joy.  To those who are sad may  it bring comfort and hope.

To us all may it bring peace.

May the blessings of the Risen Lord be with you all.

Fr Denis

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Easter in St Anne’s, Belcarra

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Our parish secretary Eileen took some lovely photographs of the Easter Flowers in St Anne’s Church, Belcarra.

The church is looking resplendent. Thanks to all who helped out in St Anne’s during the Easter season.

Easter Flowers in St Cronan’s

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We had beautiful ceremonies in the parish to mark the Easter Triduum during Holy Week and the Mass of the Resurrection on Sunday.

Our altar in St Cronan’s looks really well.  

Sincere Thanks to Fr Denis and all who helped out during the ceremonies.

Thanks to our sacristan Helen and to Judi in @ballaflorists for the photos!

 

Fr Denis’ Easter Message 2016

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easter 2016

As we celebrate the beautiful feast of Easter, I pray that the Risen Lord will pour down many blessings on every person in Balla and Mayo Abbey parishes, on all who are spending Easter with us and on all our emigrants.  The feast is one of hope, Jesus who died on the cross out of love for us has overcome death and the grave and has won for us the gift of new and eternal life.  The feast also reminds us that we are never alone.  In good times and in bad, in joy and in sorrow the Risen Lord is with us.  Let us rejoice in his presence, draw comfort and support from it and make it known by our daily living.

As we rejoice in the resurrection I pray that your hearts will be filled with peace and joy, may this beautiful Feast be uplifting for you. To those who are happy let it bring more joy.  To those who are sad let it bring comfort and hope.  To us all may it bring peace.

As we celebrate Easter this year, let us think of those who lost their lives in the drowning accident in Buncrana and as a result of the terrorist attacks in Brussels.  May they come to dwell in the light of eternal life.  May their loved ones be comforted and may our world come to know real peace.

May the blessings of the Risen Lord be with you all.

Fr Denis

Easter Mass Times

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Holy Saturday:

Easter Vigil in Belcarra at 7 pm and
in Balla at 9 pm

Easter Sunday:

Mass in Belcarra at 9.30 am and
Balla at 11 am