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November Novena of Masses

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November Novena of Masses will begin at both churches on the Feast of All Saints and continue for nine days.
If you wish to have loved ones remembered in the
Novena please take home an envelope from the church door and return it before All Saints Day.

Cemetery Masses Summer 2016

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Cemetery Masses will take place

on the following dates

cemetery prayers 2016

 

Exams

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exam prayerGood Luck to all who begin

Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams this week.

You will be remembered in Masses

celebrated in the parish over the next few weeks.

May the Holy spirit support you at this time.

First Communion in Belcarra

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First Communion in Belcarra

Congratulations to all their children, their families and their teacher, Miss Nestor

Lenten Leaves Sacred Space

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My Lenten Promise

Have you decided what effort you are going to make for Lent this year?

 

Here are some ideas that may help you decide.

Our Lenten promises should try to focus on three things:

1. Praying – maybe a little extra than you do already

2. Sacrifice – maybe giving up or taking up something that is hard to do

3. Alms-giving – maybe putting money in your Trócaire box, or helping someone who does not have as much as you have.

There are leaf templates available in both churches. Please take one and write your Lenten promise anonymously on the leaf. This leaf can then be placed in the sacred space prepared in the church for Lent.

 

This template is available for you to print and prepare here.

 

Leaf Template

Ash Wednesday February 18th 2015

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The Meaning of Lent

 

The English word ‘Lent’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon word Lencten, meaning ‘Spring’. In other languages the word comes from the Latin, Quadragesima – a period of 40 days.  In the Christian tradition the forty days is understood to refer to a time of intense prayer and preparation; we remember the biblical stories of Noah and the flood of 40 days, the forty years the Israelites spent wandering in the wilderness and Christ’s forty day fast in the desert in preparation for his earthly ministry.

 

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

 

Mass in St Cronan’s (Balla) on Wednesday at 7 and 10 am

and in St Anne’s (Belcarra) at 7.30 pm

 

The 7 am Mass will be celebrated weekly

on Wednesdays during Lent (alternating between churches)

Why not make the effort to attend?

First Holy Communion Dates 2015

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First Holy Communion in Belcarra on May 9th and in Balla on May 16th