The Balla Food Fair takes place in Balla Secondary School on Wednesday 30th March @ 6pm.
A free shuttle bus will be available from car parks in Balla as no cars are allowed on site due to limited parking facilities
Cheese and Wine reception from 6 to 7.45pm. The Food Fair is part of the Neven Maguire Cookery Demonstration.
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?
The following information
may be of interest
to people in our parish community
PARISH STATISTICS – 2014
Baptisms 28 19
Marriages 6 4
Funerals 22 11
First Communion 20 22
Confirmation 38 34
Do This in Memory of Me
WHAT IS DO THIS IN MEMORY?
Do This in Memory is a parish based programme of preparation for First Communion centred in the parish celebration of the Sunday Eucharist and in the home. The programme resources are designed to facilitate parents/guardians, families and the parishes’ active involvement in the preparation for the sacrament. It complements and supports the work of sacramental preparation in the parish school or the religious education programme in the parish. The programme takes place once a month for eight months before First Eucharist.