23rd December 2015

24 December 2015

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY 2016

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS.... BEST EVER SEEN IN BALLINAMORE

The words THANK YOU are just not enough for the turning on of this year’s Christmas lights. The work that went into this year lights was colossal... Anyone passing through the town at night would have to be amazed at the magnificent array of colour and lights.  No other town in the surrounding area can hold a candle to it!  Thank you for putting the work and effort into making our little town look glorious.

BALLINAMORE LIBRARY: CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS

Ballinamore Library will close at 5.30pm on Wednesday 23rd December and reopen at 10am on Wednesday 30th December.
Wishing all Patrons a Peaceful and Happy Christmas.

PARISH NOTES

Ballinamore Masses :,  Mon & Tue 9am , Wed 9:30 , Christmas Eve 8pm, Christmas Day 11:30, No mass Saturday morning , Sat 7pm  Sun.11.30am.

Aughnasheelin Masses:    Wed 9am , Christmas Eve 10pm, Christmas Day 10am , Sun. 10am.

Recent Deaths : We pray for the soul of Anthony Ferguson  whose funeral took place on Friday. Our sympathy to his family.  

Christmas 2015  in Oughteragh Parish

Confessions:      Ballinamore Church:  Sun Dec 20th at 6pm ;Sacrament of Reconciliation with Penitential Service also visiting priests available for confessions.  Preceded by the Opening of “The Door of Mercy”  at 5:45pm.  Christmas Eve:  Ballinamore 12 Midday.       Aughnasheelin Church  Tue 22nd 7pm.                     .

Christmas Masses: Ballinamore:    Christmas Eve.     8pm : Christmas Day 11.30am.

Aughnasheelin:    Christmas Eve:   10pm  ; Christmas Day ;10am

Please Note that Church Duty Rota’s Are Available on the Parish website www.stbrigidspastoralarea.ie Click on the top tab ‘Groups’ Then select ‘Ballinamore Groups’  & click on the rota you require. Eucharistic Ministers, Church Collectors, Ministers of The Word & Altar Servers will find their current rota in this way. Thank you for your continued commitment

As we approach the end of the year, it would be much appreciated if dues and offertory and other contributions were brought up to date.  The weekly offertory contributions go towards the upkeep of the Churches and the monthly dues contributions provide the salaries for the priests of the parish.  Thanking for your generosity. If you are paying by cheque would you be kind enough to use a separate cheque for offertory and dues contributions as they have different account numbers. Please make cheques for Offertory payable to Ballinamore or Aughnasheelin  Church a/c. Please make Dues cheques payable to Priests Revenue a/c. Thank you
2016 Dues & Offertory Envelopes are now available for collection in the rear of the church.
The Diocese of Kilmore is looking to employ an enthusiastic and experienced person as Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.  A job description and application form may be downloaded from the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre website www.kilmoredpc.ie  The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon on Thursday 14 January 2016 with interviews taking place in Cavan during the week beginning Monday 1 February 2016.

Third Age - Senior Help Line  ‘Do you need someone to talk to?  Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444.

Senior Help Line is open every day of the year, including Christmas Day, from 10 am to 10 pm.

Older people call because they feel lonely and want some company in their day. Callers have financial, family and health concerns.  A small number are experiencing elder abuse. Some feel depressed and need support to carry on.

Senior Help Line‘s trained older volunteers offer a friendly, listening and non-judgmental ear to all callers.   So don't be alone with your problem.   Lifting the phone lessens the loneliness. We are there. LoCall 1850 440 444’.

THE CARERS ASSOCIATION

are providing the QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Care Support Module in Cavan Town on 22/01/2016 For more info contact the training unit on 057 93 70221. 

THE CARERS ASSOCIATION

are providing the QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Palliative Care module in Ballinamore Co Leitrim on 21/01/2016

ATHLETIC CLUB

Twice weekly training has been suspended for the Christmas break and will resume at the Sports Hall on Tuesday January 12th. The Club will, as last year, host the 2016 Operation Transformation Walk in conjunction with Leitrim Sports Partnership as part of the national network of walks on the morning of Saturday January 9th and all interested are welcome to take part.

‘Charity Machinery Run in aid of “Vincey McGee Benefit Fund”, “Blood Bikes North East” & “For Lil Jakes Sake” on 27th December from P+S Quarry Stradone and Community Centre Ballinagh @12 to finish in the Cavan Equestrian Centre, also 5km walk from equestrian centre, your support would be greatly appreciated’

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.  

BÉAL AN ÁTHA MÓIR SEÁN Ó HEISLIN

Annual New Year’s Draw
Our big New Year’s draw takes place on Sunday the 3rd of January 2016 in Priors Ballinamore. This is our most important fund raiser of the year and we hope you can all support us again. Tickets are on sale now and are priced at one for €20 or three for €50, first prize is €3500, second €1000 and 10 prizes of €100. If you wish to avail of a ticket please contact Michael on 0863906791
Membership
Folks, membership of Ballinamore Seán Ó hEislin’s is now open for 2016. The prices are; family members €80; adult single €35; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 or Ronan O’Rourke on 0877754332 to make payment
Club Lotto Monday 14th  December 2015
Folks don’t forget you can play online, make sure you do not miss out!!! Visit ballinamoresoh.com to play- If you’re not in you cannot win!
Numbers Draw 0, 3, 5, 4, 7, 6, 2, 1
Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite.
Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:
House Draw €40: Martina Farry - Kindly sponsored: Martina Farry
€40 an duine;John Brogan, Dun na Bo; Evan Gallagher, Lahard; Clodagh Hanley, High St; Jerome

WHY NOT USE THE LOCAL WEBSITE TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS IN 2016

Don’t hang about take this opportunity to advertise in the local web site, it’s free!
www.ballinamore.ie
Deborah Doran will take your messages/details and insert them into the website, you can email her at deborahdoran@gmail.com.  Any business or non-business can put information on this website.  Deborah will be available to update the site next year.  She will be in the Clinic on Friday afternoons.  More information to follow in the New Year.

11TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS QUIZ FOR PALESTINE

When the Christmas lights are switched on in Ballinamore each year our minds tend to turn to events such as the Paris Climate Change Conference or The Annual Christmas Quiz for Palestine and when is it on? Well it's on Sunday 27th December in Mc Girls at 9.30pm sharpish. Many questions will be asked on the night such as Did anyone bring a pen with them? What table number are we? and Where did we come? Also many answers will be answered and that's how Table Quizzes generally work.
If for whatever reason you missed the last ten years (was away, was at home, was away in a home, got nights mixed up, got venues mixed up, couldn't get a baby sitter, couldn't get a house sitter, was playing a match, was on Jury Duty or was playing Tour of Duty) then why not come along this year to the 11th.

LEITRIM FARMERS

through their farming practices deliver environmental goods as well as agricultural. Farmers in the townland of Letterfine are now invited to take part in an EU funded project which pays farmers to deliver this good quality environment.  Farmers are not required to carry out any specific actions or management, farming is left to the farmer and payment is awarded on the quality of the environment (max rate EUR350/ha). If you would like find out more information on the project or receive an application form, please contact Dolores in the project office on 071 9305848.

DO YOU WANT TO RE-TRAIN TO RE-ENTER THE WORKFORCE?

Are you out of work due to illness, disability or a personal setback?  ICT Skills is a Level 4 programme designed to support people who have faced a long-term barrier to employment to re-train and re-enter the workforce.  Participants on this programme may qualify for a training allowance (depending on eligibility criteria). Benefits to this programme include a work placement, training plan, personalised support and QQI certification. Please telephone Mary on 049 4377038 for more information.

THE CARERS ASSOCIATION

Are providing the QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Healthcare Support Award training in your area in January 2016.  For more info contact the training unit on 0579370221

 

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