5th Sept 2012

Harvest Thanksgiving Service
will be held in Ballinamore Church of Ireland on Sunday 9th September at 8pm.  All welcome.
Ballinamore Monthly Whist Drive
Don’t forget the usual whist drive held every first Thursday of the month in Ballinamore Community Centre. The next date for the whist drive is Thursday 6th at 9pm. Whist is a great social game and we would like to encourage anyone even with a little experience to come along and have a great night’s entertainment with refreshments served at half time and great prizes. 
Ballinamore Karate Notes
our Matsubayashi  Shorin-Ryu Karate Club is back – training after its summer break under the instruction of Sensie Michael O’Keeffe 4th Dan grade.  Sensie O’Keeffe is enrolling beginners throughout the month of September; classes are taking place in the Ballinamore Community Centre every Friday evening with children’s classes from 6 – 7pm and adult classes from 7 – 8pm.  Why not give it a try; your first class is free.  For more information you can contact Michael on 087 6389549
New Art Exhibition @ Solas Art Gallery.
Not to be missed. "Captured on Canvas" by Mary Wilson - Original Oil Paintings of Landscapes done in location around Rooskey, the Shannon River, Seascapes, and Stll lifes. "A Flask of Tea and Sandwiches" by Joan Walsh- Handmade Monoprints from Original Sketches done in location by Garadice Lake / Haughton's Shore, Ink Pen Sketches of local houses & Paintings.  24th August - 15th September 2012.  Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 10am - 6pm.  Located above The four seasons garden centre, Main St., Ballinamore (Opposite- Ballinamore Library, Co. Leitrim) www.solasart.ie
Courses in religious education and theology studies open to teachers, parents, sacrament preparation teams and those who are interested in these areas are being run in St. Angela's College, Sligo. More information 071 9195550, www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie  or email education@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

Junior Cert Music Course
If you are a 2nd year student interested in music and would like to study it as a subject for your junior cert please contact Gerarda Burns ALCM at 087 7828573 for more details.

Holyland Collection will be taken up next weekend.  Please put your Donation in any envelope and mark it Holy land.  Your support will be much appreciated.

1st Leitrim Scouts AGM  - Scouting Ireland 1st Leitrim Branch AGM takes place on Wednesday 12th Sept at 9.00pm in the Community Centre.  Enrolment of Beavers/Cubs/Scouts & Ventures for 2012/13  takes place beforehand at 8.30 and will be on a first come first served basis. One parent is needed to attend to enroll child/children.

Heartbreak to Healing - is a 7 week programme for those who have lost their partner by separation/divorce or death.  This programme will commence in Cavan on Tuesday 11th September@ 8pm.  For more information contact Geraldine @ 087 2675958 (anytime) or Joseph 087 2772464 (after 6pm)
Annual National Pastoral Conference that will be held in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, from the 13th to the 15th September, 2012. The Conference is organised by the Council for Pastoral Renewal and Adult Faith Development (Chair: Bishop Séamus Freeman) in conjunction with the Council for Justice and Peace (Chair: Bishop Ray Field). The aims of this three-day event are: to further the work of renewal and reform in the Catholic Church in Ireland at this time / to enhance the capacity of participants to work for renewal and reform in their own contexts / to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II and to the Year of Faith

Dance classes with Orla Murphy in Riversdale Ballinamore recommence after the summer break this Wednesday Sept 5th at 5pm. Classes consist of set and ceili dancing coupled with modern dance styles such as hip hop and contemporary Irish dance. Classes suits girls and boys from 5 years. Beginners welcome, no Dance experience necessary.  Those wishing to dance in Scor na mBunscoil and Scor na nOg etc should attend.  If you require details call Orla on 0876245316 or just come along.

Ballinamore Boxing Club REGISTRATION NIGHT
Boxing sessions will recommence on Tuesday 4th September.

Ballinamore Afterschool
re-opens on the 29th August after the summer break. We offer quality affordable childcare for out of school children. Junior and senior infants are collected at Ballinamore school .Homework supervision in included in each session. All our staff is trained to a high standard. A wide range of activities are offered to children including outings ,painting, sand and water play ,board games ,computer games and lots more . phone 0719644904 to secure your child's place.

Swimming classes
for adults and children, Aerobics for adults.
Enrolment at Riversdale Pool, Ballinamore, Monday 3rd Sept @ 8pm.Further info contact Helen 049 4335084 (adults) or Breege 087 7708316 (kids)

Seán O’Heslin’s – Scéalta na Seachtaine
Lotto  - Lotto ar an Luan seo chugainn i dtigh Mhic Fhearghail Pota Óir €3,450.  Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an Luan: €40 Ollie Moran, Castleroggy. Buidéal uisce beatha ó Ossie Costello: Martin Conway, Aughnasheelin €40 an duine: Martin Dowd, Sallyfield, Tom Howard, Gortletteragh, P J Dolan and John Harte, Lynda Harte agus Pádraig Mac Aodha.

Ballinamore Childcare An Naíonra
An Naíonra preschool (Irish speaking)
Community Centre, Ballinamore reopens Wed 29th Aug 9am – 12 noon.  We cater for children 2yrs 10mths to school going age, 5 days per week, Mon to Fri.  We have a number of places available from 29th Aug 2012. You can avail of the free preschool year if your child was born between 2/2/08 & 30/6/09. We also have CCS for low income families. We have lower prices for persons booking 3days or more – 3days €30 – 4 days €40 – 5 days €50.  For more information contact Play leader Pauline Moran 086 3777730 / 9644790 / 9645733

A meeting of Ballinamore women’s group takes place in Trathnona on Wednesday the 5th of September at 8.30pm. Balance of money due for trip to Clare will be collected at the meeting. All members please attend.

Ballinamore Community Fitness Program New 6 week keep fit Program starting the first week in September. Classes include ladies Zumba and core workout Monday and Thursday at 8pm in Ballinamore Community Centre.  Wednesday at 6.30pm (aerobics and circuits) and 7.30pm (bums and tums) in the SOH GAA Gym.  Beginners session Tuesday at 11am in the GAA Gym.  Active Age class Wednesday at 11am in the GAA Gym.  Mens session Wednesday at 8.30pm in the GAA Gym.  All welcome to come and join in on the fun while getting fit.  For more information or for an individual session please contact 0879390980.

ATHLETIC CLUB The Under Age races due to have been held on the evening of the Festival 10K and 5K Roadraces but deferred due to weather will now take place in St Felim's on Sunday September 9th at 6 30 -p.m. The events are Under 8 300m, Under 10 600m, Under 12 800m, Under 14 1000m and Under 16 1200m. Entries from 6.00 p.m.

Monaghan Charismatic Prayer Group  Announces -  A week of Eucharist Adoration, 24 hours a day for Nine Days beginning with Mass at 7.30pm  Friday 31st August 2012 and ending with Mass at 10am on Saturday 8th September 2012.Venue St Louis Convent Chapel Monaghan. All Welcome.  This is an opportunity for all to come and spend time with The Lord and ask him for the needs of each individual.

 Why Not Study Theology?  - The Dominicans are offering an affordable distance-learning programme in theology which can be followed either for academic credit or for personal enrichment. People study from home, with occasional study-days at weekends and with the support of on-line academic tutors. Hundreds of people have completed some or all of the programme. Perhaps you would like to know more?  Contact us at: The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, D 24 or tel: 01 404 8124 enquiries@prioryinstitute.com     www.prioryinstitute.com
Church of Ireland,
Church Street, Ballinamore, Sunday Service is at 12.15pm every Sunday except on the 4th Sunday which is held in Drumreilly Church, Drumreilly
Ballinamore Festival Committee
Would like to thank all the agencies who helped the festival to be one of the most enjoyable and successful events.  Each year the Leitrim County Council make a great effort to see that Ballinamore is safe and clean each morning by keeping the town looking great.  Many thanks to the local guards for all their help and support.  The stewards and helpers did an amazing job and without them and the many people who row in and do all the work needed we would not be able to have a festival.  Could the people who have invoices to be paid please send them in as soon as possible to Ross Dooner or a member of the committee.
Church Notes:
Altar Servers: for Sun 9th & 15th Sept  (Group 4)  Ciara McGoldrick, Claire McLoughlin, Breege McGovern(Please ensure supervising parent is present)
Collectors  Sept Sat 8th & Sun 9th - Anne Kavanagh, Tommy Moran, Brendan Wisley, Walter Sharpley
Confessions  for 1st Friday on Thursday 7.30pm
Daily Mass 9am. No Mass Friday evening.  Sat is feast of the Birthday of Mary
Bring in the remainder of your votes for the new Pastoral Council this week.  Put them in the box at the door.




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