Ballina/Boher GAA and Parish News

November 8, 2018

Timber Auction:   The date for the Timber Auction has been fixed for Sunday, December 12th.   With just 3 weeks to our big day preparation will intensify in the coming weekends.   Anyone who can help in the cutting, chopping, or loading of timber, please submit your name to club Secretary John Gleeson as soon as possible. 


Juvenile Club AGM:    The Ballina Juvenile GAA club AGM will be held on Friday Dec 10th at 8pm in the clubhouse.

Fridays in Ballina:  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 10.30am to 5pm.  Midday Prayer of the Church and Benediction at 1.05pm.  Why not come along and pray awhile with us?

Trocaire:  Make Trocaire Global Gifts part of your Christmas traditions and help change someone’s future. Phone 1850 408 408 or go on line to – or purchase a Trocaire Global Gift from  the Trocaire Centre, 12 Cathedral St, Dublin 1 or 9 Cook St, Cork.

Remember in your prayers:  Please pray for the soul of Mary Durack, mother of Michael, who died recently.

Wedding Bells:  Congratulations to Joseph Martin Shanahan, Summerhill and Lina Marie Ljungberg who were married in Ballina last weekend.

Ballina Choir:  The choir in Ballina Church is up and running again.  Rehearsals every Friday in the Church, 7pm to 7.45pm for children and 7.45pm to 8.45pm for adults.  All are welcome.  Initially, the focus will be on developing music at the 11.30 Sunday Mass, which is attended by many parents with young children.  Throughout the year, we will distribute seasonal song sheets, and we encourage all of you join in making our celebration of the Lord’s Day a joyful and uplifting experience.  Our director of Liturgical Music, Paul Collins, is hoping to launch our choir on the First Sunday of Advent, November 28th at 11.30 Mass.

Recently Baptised:  We welcome into God’s family, Ronan Tony Culhane, sone of Shane and Christina, Cnoc Ard, who were baptized recently.

Automated External Defibrillator:  Currently there is a drive to provide another Defibrillator within our community.  In conjunction with the local GAA club, a defibrillator and a set of jerseys can be obtained through the Jack and Jill Project.  It would mean that over 500 old mobile phones would have to be collected.  Please search for these unused phones in a bid to improve our community.  Contact Fr. Enda on the above number, Maria on 086 334 2303 or Ronnie on 087 652 1406 to donate a phone or for further information.

Killaloe/Ballina Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party:  The Committee of this organization cordially invites you to their Annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 5th in the Lakeside Hotel from 3pm to 8pm.  Mass in the Lakeside will be at 3pm followed by Christmas Dinner, music and dancing and the free raffle.  It is 40 years since the first party so come and celebrate with us.

Ballina GAA and Parish Lotto Build Up:   As you know, our Jackpot figure now stands at €12,000.   A  Build Up Jackpot is now underway and presently stands at €4,000.  As long as the main Jackpot is not won, each Jackpot figure will receive the €200 bonus every second week.