Youth

Childcare Facility Expands!

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Re-launching (Mini-Mi’s)
in a new and exciting community centre childcare development
in Balla Community Centre
September 2016.

A purpose built early years centre
which will accommodate 60 children.

Services provided include:

2.5-3 yrs (New ECCE programme)

4-5 yrs (Existing programme)

Afterschool (Junior infants-6th class)

All of the above services are also part of
the community childcare
subvention programme
which may entitle you
to a discount on your fees.

For more information contact Tricia on 087-9535102

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Balla Festival 2016

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Great activities arranged for
children and adults

All proceeds go towards the Childcare Development Fund

John Paul II Awards 2015

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Presentation of John Paul 2 Merit Awards, Basilica, Knock, Thurs
Balla Secondary School

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Congratulations to the students from Balla Secondary School who were worthy recipients of the 2015 John Paul II Awards in the basilica in Knock on Thursday night last.

Congratulations to the students,

Ms Marceline McHugh and Fr Denis. 

Read further information on their work and that of other yourg people in the diocese by reading the article on the Diocesan web site here

Parish Pastoral Council News

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Pastoral Council 2014/2015

At its recent meeting the Council decided to:-

  • Celebrate the Annual Day of Thanksgiving for those baptised in the parish during last year –  on Sunday April 26th in Belcarra Church. 

  • Have an Appreciation Day for the Sacrament of Marriage on the weekend of September 26th/27th at both Masses.

  • Look at ways of developing more youth involvement in the life of the parish. Our Diocesan Youth Officer Siobhan Bradley attended  the meeting and offered some very positive suggestions.

  • The parish has been invited to submit an article for the next issue of New Dawn (The Diocesan Magazine) about our parish website.

Do This in Memory of Me Masses

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Do This in Memory of Me

Do This in Memory of Me Masses this weekend in

Belcarra and Balla on Saturday and Sunday, March 7th/8th respectively

Core Group meet also.

Please see this week’s newsletter for more details.

Trócaire Lenten Campaign 2015

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Have you picked up your Trócaire box

from St Cronan’s or St Anne’s yet?

Click here to read more about Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign for 2015 or click here to learn how the traditional Trócaire cardboard box has gone digital.  The new Trócaire box mobile app is the first charity fundraising mobile app in the Republic of Ireland and was launched this week as part of Trócaire’s annual Lenten campaign.

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