Ballina/Boher News

November 8, 2018

Friday Church Services in Ballina: After 10am Mass, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed until 5pm. Prayer of the Church and Benediction at 1.05pm. Why not come along and pray awhile.

Recently Deceased: Remember in your prayers the souls of Lena Kent, Ballymalone: Tess O’Riordan, Newtown, Killaloe (sister of Dinny Gleeson): Nora O’Brien, New St. Killaloe (mother of TJ O’Brien and Teresa Connolly): Breda Connolly, Shantraud, Killaloe: Michael Gaffney, Kincora Close (husband of Frances and father of Michelle Ryan, Ard Coillte), whose funerals took place recently.

Recently Baptized: We welcome into God’s family: Thomas Kevin Noble, Cnoc Cluain, son of Adam and Suzanne: Emily Michelle Scorer, Glenacre, daughter of David and Caroline who were baptized recently.

Annual Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party: This will take place in the Lakeside Hotel on Sunday, November 18th with Mass at 3pm followed by dinner and entertainment until 8.30pm. All Senior Citizen’s in the surrounding areas are welcome.

November Dead List Novena: We continue our Novena to the Holy Souls this week as we remember Monday – deceased spouses: Tuesday – deceased priests who have served in this parish: Wednesday – deceased children and grandchildren: Thursday – All Irish people who have died in the cause of peace and peacekeeping: Friday – deceased brothers and sisters: Saturday – All on our November Dead List and especially our friends.

Cemetery Prayers: November 11th at 2pm in Templehollow: November 18th at 2pm in Kilmastulla.

Under 21 Hurlers: This team brought our season to an end when they were comprehensively defeated by a strong Ballinahinch team. This game was played recently in Nenagh and the final score was Ballinahinch 3-15 and Ballina 1-14.

Squash club: As the GAA season ends, all eyes are focussed on activities which help to keep us in shape over the winter period. Squash is one which can help to maintain fitness and is the ideal game to improve ball reflex for the hurlers in the off season. Squash provides an excellent cardiovascular workout. In one hour of squash, a player may expend approximately 600 to 1000 calories. The sport also provides a good upper and lower body workout by utilising both the legs to run around the court and the arms and torso to swing the racquet. In 2003, Forbes rated squash as the number one healthiest sport to play. Contact John Healy or club Sec. John Gleeson for more details.