Ballina/Boher Parish and GAA News

November 8, 2018

Ballina GAA and Parish Lotto Build Up:   As you know, our Jackpot figure now stands at €11,800.   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.


Timber Auction:   Preparation is ongoing on this project.   If you want to contribute timber or volunteer to help the different groups involved in the harvesting of the firewood each Saturday, please submit your name to Club Secretary, John Gleeson, as soon as possible.


Squash:    This season is well underway.   With bad weather and long evenings, it is the ideal game to keep in shape over the Winter period.   New members are always welcome.  For full details contact John Healy.

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 Noreen Hughes, Ballyea, daughter of Mikie and Peg, who died recently.

November Prayers:  Prayers in the cemeteries:  Sunday, November 21st:  Kilmastulla Cemetery at 2pm.

Ballina Choir:  Recruiting has just begun if you wish to share your gift with the parish community.   The first rehearsal will take place this coming Friday, Nov. 19th: 7pm to 7.45pm for children and 7.45pm to 8.45pm for adults.  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 to join in making our celebration of the Lord’s Day joyful and uplifting.

Recently Baptised:  We welcome into God’s family, Kuba Antoni Anderson, son of Mark and Matgorzata, Grange Rd.  Also Phelim Michael Hennelly, son of David and Eimear, Inis Cealtra 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.