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DO THIS IN MEMORY MASS: Next Saturday, 14th December, at 6.30pm we welcome the children and their families who are preparing for First Holy Communion.

CHRISTMAS DUES ENVELOPES: Distributors your bundles of envelopes, with the Christmas timetable, are ready for collection in the sacristy. Extra help is always needed to distribute the envelopes and timetables so all homes are informed of the Christmas Masses. If you have spare time call to the sacristy or parish office during the week.

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Review of Safeguarding in the Diocese of Cork and Ross

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The Diocese of Cork and Ross has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of safeguarding practice. This review will take place from January 20th – 23rd 2020.

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Parish Bereavement Mass 2019

Let your light shine

Perhaps they are not the stars, but, rather openings in Heaven where the love of our departed ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. (Eskimo legend)
As the rain poured down and the wind howled hundreds of us gathered in our church for the annual Bereavement Mass, which this year was held on Wednesday, 13th November. This year saw a poorer attendance at the Mass than in previous years, this was due in part to the very inclement weather.

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Annual Mass of Remembrance St John’s Cemetery, Ballinrea.

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Death creates a heartache which in time will heal, love creates memories which death cannot steal.

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Easter Message from Fr Kevin

Silver Jubilee Fr Kevin O'Regan PP

Shortly we will celebrate as the Christian community the central mysteries of our faith the death and resurrection of Jesus. In remembering the events of Holy Week, we are not just commemorating them. We are drawing strength from them and reminding ourselves of our core beliefs as Christians.

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New Year’s Message

Silver Jubilee Fr Kevin O'Regan PP

At this time of the year we look back at 2018 and we see the high and low points of the year. The presence of Pope Francis in our country in August for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families was  a high point for many people. He addressed many of the difficult situations facing the Church in Ireland at the present time. Speaking to families in Croke Park on Saturday the 25th August Pope Francis said  “as families, you are the hope of the Church and of the world! God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, created mankind in his image and likeness to share in his love, to be a family of families, and to enjoy the peace that he alone can give. By your witness to the Gospel, you can help God’s dream to come true. You can help to draw all God’s children closer together, so that they can grow in unity and learn what it is for the entire world to live in peace as one great family.” These words of Pope Francis are a challenge to us as we face into a New Year in which there is so much worry about Brexit and other political situations here in Ireland or abroad. We just have to remind ourselves that we can bring about change in our lives, and by working together can transform our world. We just have to have courage. 

The New Year will bring joys and happiness into many lives while others will experience hardship and sorrow. We know that God will be there with us helping and supporting us no matter what we encounter during the year. 

I wish you all God’s blessing for the New Year and may it be a happy and peaceful year for you and all your family.    Fr Kevin                                                 

      Silver Jubilee Fr Kevin O'Regan PP

                                                         

Christmas Message

Silver Jubilee Fr Kevin O'Regan PP

As we approach Christmas we look forward to celebrating with family and friends the birth of Our Saviour. May all who are travelling reach their destinations safely.

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Parish Bereavement Mass

Remembrance Table

Perhaps they are not the stars, but, rather openings in Heaven where the love of our departed ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. (Eskimo legend)

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Welcome and Congratulations

Welcome to our parish community the following who were baptised during the month of March:

Keegan Patrick Crowley-Deasy son of Aisling & Padraig
Cathal Arthur O’Donoghue son of David & Deborah
Tessa Mary Fitzmaurice daughter of Jamie & Annie
Poppy Éabha Dixon daughter of Scott & Audrey

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Happy New Year

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As we go into 2018 we are entering an exciting time for the Church in Ireland as we prepare for the World Meeting of Families which is being held in Dublin from the 21st of August to the 26th of August. Pope Francis hopes to come for the concluding ceremonies of the event. May this event be a source of joy and renewal for all Christian Families in Ireland and around the

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