November

Balla Church and monastic site

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More stunning pictures of St Cronan’s, taken by local undertaker Michael Durkan of irishgraveyards.ie  on a fine November day.  The photographs include images of our recently restored Blessed Well and the famous round tower here in Balla, remnants of a c.6th Century monastic site.

Thanks to Balla Community Council for the co-ordination of the restoration project, another symbol of a parish community contribution to restoring the past and enhancing the future.

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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.

In November we remember

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On Saturday we came together as a parish community to support those who had been bereaved during the last twelve months.

It was a lovely occasion which was organised by the Pastoral Council. After a lovely Mass led by Fr Denis and the parish choir we adjourned to the Community Rooms for a cup of tea and a chat.

It was an event, although tinged with sadness, which provided comfort and strength to those in attendance.

We attach photos of the sacred space here and a copy of Fr Denis’ homily on the day which may be a further source of comfort to those bereaved parishioners living elsewhere.

Homily Mass for the Bereaved 15th November 2015