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 with us especially in this holy season of Advent? 

Midwives for Haiti:   Local midwives, Mary Bolger and Martina McKeogh, returned recently from their trip to Haiti, where they met with and taught student midwives in a hospital with no running water and no electricity at night.  They were able, due to the generosity of the people of Ballina/Boher, to bring with them essential medical supplies, medication and teaching equipment to support the ongoing education of the student midwives.  Mary and Martina sincerely thank all for their kind support.

First Friday:    Friday next, December 2nd, is the First Friday of the month.  Communion visits will be made to the sick and housebound.  Mass on Friday will be in Ballina at 10am and Boher at 7.30pm followed by a half hour Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.

Recently Baptised:   We welcome into God’s family, Conor Patrick Stritch, son of Brian and Grainne: Alisha Lauren Ryan, 72 Ard Coillte, daughter of Liam and Bridget: Tiernan Sean Farr O’Maolain, 10 Willowcliff, son of Sean and Fiona, who were baptized recently.

Congratulations: Well done to Stephen O Brien on being selected minor footballer of the year in the North Tipp presentation which will be held next Friday in the GAA Complex in Nenagh at 9pm.   All are welcome to attend.


Firewood Auction:  Cutting timber for the firewood auction continues next Saturday.  We are calling on our members and supporters to help out by donating trees or by assisting in the sawing and chopping of firewood.  The annual auction has become a very important source of funding for the club.  A large tractor load of timber will be raffled.   Tickets are €2 each or 3 for €5.   Auction will be held on Sunday, December 11th in the GAA Complex.


Squash Club:  This Club is taking membership for the 2011/2012 season. Squash is the ideal game for all to maintaining fitness over the winter period.  A Squash Voucher might make the perfect Christmas

Gift.   Details from John Healy.