20th January 2016

18 January 2016

Ballinamore Area Community Games AGM

Ballinamore area Community Games includes the parishes of Aughawillan Aughnasheelin Ballinamore Coraleehan Drumreilly Fenagh and includes an extensive list of competitions from Dance Drama Art Athletics, team events such as GAA Basketball Rugby and Soccer. A full list of competition events is available on the website - http://www.communitygames.ie/events.html 

Ballinamore Area participated in many events and has had many successes down through the years. 2015 was a great year for Leitrim with over 150 children from the county participating in the All Ireland Finals in Athlone

The AGM of Ballinamore Area community games takes place in Priors at 9pm on 25th January and we are seeking assistance from all these areas to help the committee promote and run these events. 

YEAR OF MERCY.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy New Year of 2016. Pope Francis has designated this year as the “Year of Mercy”. He has in so far as possible, to encourage people to make a pilgrimage during the year. Now this pilgrimage is very personal to everyone, it could be a pilgrimage to Knock, the local Holy Well, or a pilgrimage to Lourdes, Fatima, Medugorje or the Holy Land.
I would like to invite as many as possible to travel on my pilgrimage this year to Medugorje from the 17th of August for one week departing from Knock airport or from Dublin if you so wish. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the many people over the years that have travelled with me to Medugorje, and I ask you to think about coming on this year’s pilgrimage in the year of Mercy.
The all in fare is €679 and you can contact Louise at JWT to book on Fr. Vincent’s pilgrimage 01 2410800, or contact myself Fr. Vincent at 071 9164125, or Hubert Mc Hugh at 087 2201879.I would like to thank Hubert Mc Hugh for all his wonderful help with the organising of the pilgrimage this year and during the last number of years.
Looking forward to hearing from you, and please God we will have a lovely pilgrimage together celebrating the Holy Father’s intentions in Mercy Year, and the great need for world peace.

MOHILL FAMILY SUPPORT CENTRE

Canon Donohoe Hall, Mohill, Co. Leitrim, Ireland.

Ballinamore Outreach Service

Wednesday 12pm-2pm

Old Medical Clinic, Ballinamore(Middle of the town)

The aim of the Mohill Family Support Ballinamore Outreach Service is to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs.  By doing this we hope to empower them to improve the quality of their lives.

Advice and support for individuals & families, Personal Development, Parent and Toddler Groups, People Parenting Alone, Youth Group, Youth Café, Children’s Arts and Crafts, Children’s Drama,Carer Support Group, Rainbows Programme,  Active Age,  Professional Arts Therapy Service, Professional Play Therapy Service, Professional Counselling Service, Outreach Service, Practical Assistance to Community Groups, Rooms to Hire, Administrative Service - photocopying, faxing, binding and laminating, Phone Directory and Information Centre.  If interested in any of the above services or activities please contact Laura Mc Hugh Community Development and Family Support Worker on 086 6035977

A FOUR WEEK COURSE ON THE PARABLES OF JESUS
facilitated by Fr. Eamonn Bredin begins in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan Town, on Thursday 21 January 2016 from 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. The cost of the course is €20 including light refreshments each night.

2.  To mark Catholic Schools Week, Rev. John Paul Sheridan, Education Programmes Co-ordinator at St. Patrick's College in Maynooth, will give a guest lecture on “Catholic Schools: Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy” in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan Town, on Tuesday 26 January 2016 at 7:30p.m. All welcome.  Subscription: €5.  Tea and Coffee afterwards.

3. An eight week course in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction begins in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan Town, on Wednesday 27 January from 7:00p.m. to 9:15p.m.  Course Fee: €300.  To enroll or for further information, please contact Helen on 087 4129385 or emailhelen@mindbodyenergymatters.ie 

PARISH NOTES

Ballinamore Masses :,  Mon & Wed 7pm, Tue Thurs & Fri 9am,  Sat 11am & 7pmVigil Sun.11.30am.

Aughnasheelin Masses:    Wed 9am , Fri 8pm  Sun. 10am.

Recent Deaths We pray for Tom Dwyer, formerly of Aughlin, Aughnasheelin, who died in Providance, Rhode Island whose funeral took place on Thursday in Rhode Island. May he rest in peace. Our sympathies to his families.
Baptism: We welcome Conor Richard Evesson into our church community, as he received the sacrament of baptism on the 10th January. Congratulations to his parents.

Week of Prayer For Christian Unity 18th – 25th January

The 2016 theme material was prepared for worldwide use by the Christians of Latvia, and adapted by the Britain and Ireland writers group, based around the verses 1 Peter 2:9-10. Peter’s first letter is an encouragement to the newly baptised to live holy lives and to answer the calling shared by all the baptised to proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord. Today, Latvia is a crossroads where Roman Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox regions meet. Because of this unique location, it is home to Christians of many different traditions, but no single one of them is dominant. Gathered together by the Archbishop of Riga, members of a variety of church communities and projects in Latvia were asked to reflect on the chosen theme and the experience of their work. The main service is inspired by the verses from Peter’s letter and Jesus’ metaphors of salt and light which are important cultural themes for Latvia. Each of the days has been prepared by one of the diverse Church communities. The 8 days are linked principally by the experience of being a Christian in Latvia.  

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE DETAILS FOR ACCORD PRE MARRIAGE COURSES 2016 IN KILMORE DIOCESE. 

February 26th 27th   March 11th 12th    April 22nd 23r     October 7th 8th     Cost €150 Lunch included Friday evening 7.30-10pm       Saturday 10am-5pm      Venue Pastoral Centre.  Contact No.(049) 4375004

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.

THE BLOOD TRANSFUSION MOBILE UNIT TEAM

....will return again to the Community Centre, Ballinamore on Wednesday 20th January 2016. It will be open from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.  If you can attend the clinic, the best time would be from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Some 3000 units/pints of blood are needed overall each week to cater for emergency and routine cases requiring transfusions of blood and blood products in hospitals all over the country.  Thanks to everyone who attended the last clinic in September. We had a total of 113 donations.  Please come again to the Community Centre, Ballinamore on Wednesday 20th January, 2016 and bring a friend.

A CLOSER LOOK - ART EXHIBITION

As part of the Children’s Art Exhibition in Solas Art Gallery, first and second year Art Students from Ballinamore Community School are exhibiting their talents with the theme "A Closer Look" These students have chosen an image from nature. Whilst learning painting techniques and exploring with colour and texture with acrylic paints, each child has brought their own individual talents onto canvas. The exhibition opens on sat 16th Jan and will run for a week and a half. Well done to everyone involved and hope to see you there. Dawn

BALLINAMORE AFTERSCHOOL 

Ballinamore afterschool has a number of vacancies in their service . We are offering fun Fridays which include art/crafts , games ,mosaic and clay work , glass painting , puppet making , games and lots more . Homework supervision  is included in each session . We offer a sliding scale of fees to meet individual needs  . Parents can also avail of our breakfast club . To book your place phone 0719644904 before the 25th January 2016.  

BÉAL AN ÁTHA MÓIR SEÁN Ó HEISLIN        

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.

COMMUNITY WEB SITE CHURCH GATE COLLECTION

The members of the Ballinamore Tourism Ltd would like to thank all the people who contributed to their recent collection.

WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR IRISH?

Irish conversation classes, or Ciorcal Comhrá, will start again in Ballinamore Library on Tuesday next, 12 January at 8.00pm. There are separate groups for relative beginners, for those who have some Irish and for those who are fluent. These classes are a great opportunity to practice the Irish you know and to improve it. Also, Leaving Cert or transitional year students will find it useful for practice for their Irish orals. Classes are free and will run for 10 weeks to mid-March. Seo seans chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Beidh fáilte romhat

TEXT ALERT – FINAL REMINDER

To remain in the text alert scheme or join it for the first time you must leave your name, mobile no and €5 in any of the three drop off points – Library, Philip Murphy’s newsagents  or Pat Joe Dolans filling station.  You may do so up to the end of January and at that stage anyone who has not re registered will be deleted from the system.

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.  

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION WALK A SUCCESS

Those interested in follow up group walks should contact 071 9644207 or email ballinamorelass@gmail.com without delay and suitable walking or running groups will be organised to meet all requirements. Normal club training resumed this Tuesday at 6 00 p.m. after the Christmas break and will continue on Tuesday and Thursday at the Sports Hall on Tuesday and Thursday until mid-March with emphasis on general fitness training and preparation for forthcoming Leitrim, Connacht and Sports Hall Indoor competitions. Walks and runs can be organised for those interested during the training time. New participants welcome at all times.

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