Parish Notices

parish notices

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 18th to 25th January 2018. Praying for the unity of the Church involves a recognition not only of the brokenness of Christian relationships but also how injustice in the world at large rends asunder Christian communities and impedes our participation in God’s mission. History too plays a part, casting a shadow over how we live our lives together in community. The theme for this year is “That All May Be Free”. Pope Francis says that “Christian unity will not appear suddenly as a miracle but will be given to the followers of Christ step by step as they walk together and work together”. Let us remember in our prayers during this week to prayer for the unity of all Christians as Christ himself prayed we would be.

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Welcome and Congratulations

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

Mairéad Geraldine Cullagh daughter of Michael & Martha
Niamh Michelle Cullagh daughter of Michael & Martha
Penny Pauline Sexton daughter of Paul & Camilla

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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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Christmas Message


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. We remember all those who will be working over Christmas especially those in the emergency services and those caring for the sick. For some it will be a difficult time missing loved ones who passed away or who will be away from home. We pray that the light of Christ will fill your lives with hope, love and peace.                                                                                                                                                                                       Fr Kevin & Fr Ben

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)

The annual parish bereavement Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, November 11th at 7.30pm. The Mass was organised by the liturgy group of the parish assembly and was a very prayerful and moving experience. The Mass was offered for the repose of the souls of all our deceased loved ones, remembering especially those who had died within the previous twelve months in our parish, and for healing for the bereaved who grieve their passing

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

St John's Cemetery

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 & Fr Ben

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So many people are living with worry and anxiety. They do not know what the future holds for them. This isn’t just people living in situations of conflict and war. This applies even to people we know. The confidence that people had in the church and other bodies has been badly shaken if not shattered by ongoing scandal and fresh revelations.

People are searching for meaning and answers in their lives. Where will they find answers that will satisfy the deep needs that all of us have within us? How can we as christians help people find meaning in their lives?

The angel said to the women at the tomb “There is no need for you to be afraid”. We, like the women in the gospel, have to carry the message of the Risen Lord and spread it. The disciples’ sadness turned to joy when they heard the Good News of the Resurrection. We are the ones who offer a message of hope and joy to the world and bring joy to their lives. We can be afraid to do this. The words of the angel can be addressed to us as well. We need to overcome the obstacles and barriers in our lives and become messengers of hope and joy.

We don’t have answers or solutions to all problems that people face. We believe that we do not face these situations alone. The Risen Lord is with us and so we are people of hope and confidence. Let us share this hope, joy and confidence that Easter brings with those around us.

Fr Kevin & Fr Ben

Information on Parish Assembly 2017-2020

Church of the Incarnation

What is a Parish?
• A parish is not only a piece of territory defined by specific boundaries. It is also formed by people who have faith in Jesus Christ and who allow that faith to shape, inform and inspire what they do and how they live.

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40th Anniversary Mass of our church


To conclude the 40th Anniversary celebrations of our church a special Mass was celebrated on Sunday, the 4th of December, at 3pm by the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, SMA. All donors and benefactors of the church were remembered in the Mass. Some of the former priests who served in the parish also concelebrated the Mass.

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Fr Christy’s Farewell ‘Do’ & Presentation


We finally got to say farewell and show our appreciation to Fr Christy as he returned to celebrate the 6.30pm Vigil Mass last Saturday evening (November 26th).

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