6th July 2016

7 July 2016


Calling All Card Players !!  The monthly whist drive in Ballinamore Community centre takes place on Thursday 7th July at 9pm and all proceeds are going to the North West Hospice, we are calling on all card players to please come along and support this worthy cause. There will be a great selection of wonderful prizes, including Hampers,€100 fuel voucher, and much more,   and tea and refreshments at half time. So why not come along, bring a friend and enjoy a good night while supporting the North West Hospice. All Welcome,

RehabCare Ballinamore

RehabCare Ballinamore will be holding their annual fundraising coffee morning and cake sale on Thursday the 7th of July between 11am and 1pm in the resource centre on the golf links road. There will also be a short drama production by service users at 12 noon. All welcome.


Sunday 10th July, Woodford Suite Slieve Russell Hotel Ballyconnell Co. Cavan, 12.00pm – 5.00pm. Come join us at our 5th annual Summer Craft & Gift Fair, the perfect place for some retail therapy. Over 30 stands showcasing a whole host of handcrafted items and quality giftware including greeting cards, jewellery, knitting & crochet, candles, art, fabric crafts, skincare & cosmetics, glassware, craft supplies, books, homewares, wood crafts and more. Free admission! For further information visit the events section of our website at www.downland-crafts.com, or telephone 049 436 4877.

Astronomer to give lecture

Following on from Leitrim Astronomy Club's first observing session recently, we are excited to announce a not-to-be-missed talk in our Astronomy Lecture Series.  Subject: 'Origins of Our Solar System'  Speaker: Astronomer Eamonn Ansbro.  Director of Kingsland Observatory.
Venue: Ballinamore Library, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 12 @ 7pm
There will also be a Telescope on hand on the night, and with time willing, info about the instruments' use will be communicated.  Everyone is welcome to this event.

Pilgrimage  to  Medjugorje

€679 per person sharing in  Pansion Ivan  Vasilj.  17th August  to  26th August 2016  7  Nights  Half  Board.  Fly  from  Knock  or  Dublin.  Spiritual Director  Fr  Vincent  Connaughton P.P  Killenummery & Killery.  Group  Leader  Hubert Mc  Hugh.  There  are  still a few seats remaining  on the trip. Anybody  interested  in  travelling please contact Fr  Vincent  Connaughton  on 0879563668  or  Hubert  Mc  Hugh on  0872201879.  Trip  Including  Airport Transfers   to  Medjugorje.  Joe Walsh Tours  Medjugorje  Representative  Philip Ryan.

Pilgrimage to Assisi

There is a limited number of places still available on the Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome from 12-17 September 2016 to mark the Year of Mercy. Fare: €799 per person sharing.  If interested, please contact the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004 as soon as possible, please.

Special Night in The Bush Hotel Carrick on Shannon on 31st July ‏

Venue:Bush Hotel Carrick-on –Shannon.  Date; Sunday 31st July 2016.  Gala Dinner at 8pm.  Presentation to Icons of Leitrim football from the 50's and early 60's era.Packie Mc Garty and Cathal Flynn.  Entertainment by Leitrim Percy French Society.  Launch of 'Leitrim Stór' by Guest of Honour Fr.Peter Burke.  Tickets €25.00.  This will be a wonderful night .  If you are interested in going tickets  can be obtained from any of the following.  Brendan Harvey 086-8906933.  Eamonn Duignan 087-7960222.  Mike Feeney  087-2515433

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.

Traditional Music sessions

Starting in Shortt’s Heritage Bar this Sunday evening from 6 to 9 pm and every following Sunday.  All welcome.

Women’s Group

All people travelling to Cork on trip organized by Ballinamore women’s group  are asked to pay deposit of one hundred euro to Mildred or Mary on or before 12th July. Enquiries to 0876327959

Missing Luggage

I travelled on the bus last Thur June 30th from Mohill to Enniskillen. I bought a lot of purchases and put my bag in the luggage compartment on the side of the bus. When I reached Mohill the bag was gone. Whoever took my bag by mistake in Ballinamore please contact me on 086 374 9470. Many thanks


Annual Visitation and Blessing of Graves : will take place in Oughteragh cemetery on Sunday 14th August with mass at 2.30pm in cemetery and in Aughnasheelin on Sunday 31st  July with mass at 10am. Blessing of Graves follows mass

Notices - Altar Servers Tour to Waterworld Bundoran on Monday 25th of July. Details with appropriate forms will be sent out during the week.
As We Approach The Half Way Stage 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. or Ballinamore Church No.2 a/c. Thank you A Word of Explanation on shared intentions for Mass It would be impossible to cater for all anniversaries masses on an individual basis, so therefore it is necessary to have shared intentions. All people living & dead are prayed for in each mass. When we have an intention or a number of intentions we are remembering and praying for those especially during that mass. As a priest is allowed only to take one stipend per day per mass, that means that whenever there are a number of intentions for a mass he can only take one stipend or donation, the rest is sent to Religious  or Missionary Orders who celebrate additional masses.                            
Booking Masses:

It is advisable to book anniversary masses well in advance. For practical reasons it is best to book over the phone especially on  Tuesday or Friday mornings  when Catherine the Parish Secretary is at work in the Parochial House Convent Road( tel 0719644039). However if you leave a  message and  a contact number with Fr.Johnnie or Fr. Sean on either of their phones ( mobile or landline) they will phone you back
Parish Financial Statements
will be published  next   weekend.          
Congratulations to Fr.Sean Kelly OFM Cap
who was elected Provincial Vicar of the Capuchin Franciscans of the Irish Province at their chapter last week.

Belfast to Knock Peace Walkers.

We are now just  a couple of weeks away from having our friends from Belfast pass through our parish as they walk to Knock over five days on their Peace Pilgrimage. This is the twenty second anniversary of the walk and over those years the parish has always opened their hearts and homes to the walkers and have been most generous and supportive in providing beds for those walking the pilgrimage. Hopefully this year will be no exception and if you can give a bed for even one walker it will be much appreciated. “I was a stranger and you invited me in “truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’.  If you can provide a bed for even one of the walkers, please come along to the Mass and we will put you in contact with walker in need of a bed for the night. If you have accommodated walkers in the past and can do so again it would be much appreciated, Thanks. More details in coming weeks. The mass will be on Thursday 21st July in Ballinamore church at 7:30pm.  All parishioners are welcome to come and experience the Mass, the music and the liturgy that the Cursillio members bring to their celebrations

Lough Derg 2016:

You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Saturday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary.   There are various travel options available countrywide.  The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up  with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality.  Telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9861518.  Email: info@loughderg.org   www.loughderg.org

The Irish Cancer Society’s ‘Volunteer Driver Service’

is a free transport service available to patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. To avail of this service, please talk to your healthcare professional or call Rebecca in the Irish Cancer Society on 01 2316 642.

Diocesan  PTAA  Pilgrimage to Knock,

Matt Talbot Sunday 17th July. Transport will be provided. Fare 20 euro including a meal on way home. For more information contact Hugh on 0834841714 or Francis on 0872891799. Everyone welcome.

STOP (Start Telling Others Prevention)

was founded in 2004 by families who were bereaved by suicide. We are a community, voluntary body that works to prevent suicide by informing educating and promoting positive suicide prevention policies throughout the west and north-west of Ireland. Our offices are located upstairs at the Beepark Resource Centre in Manorhamilton Co. Leitrim.  We are holding our AGM on 8th July and would be very thankful if you could add the attached notice to your Parish Newsletter

Ballinamore Area Community Council Inaugural Golf Classic:

Saturday July 9th Ballinamore  Golf  Club   To Book Your Tee Time Contact Damien Gilheaney At 087-2403405    €120 For Team of 4. Lots Of Prizes And Refreshments On The Day.  Please Help Support This Worthy Fundraiser !
Ballinamore Area Community Council sincerely appreciates any level of support you can give. Please return your donation with this sheet to Máirín Martin, Chairperson, Ballinamore Area

Family Carers Ireland

Are providing the elective QQI Level 5 Activities of Living Patient Care module off the full Healthcare Award in Cavan on the 08/07/2016.  If interested kindly contact our training dept on 0579370221.

Mohill Computer Training – Upcoming Courses      

Improve your IT and creative skills at Mohill Computer Training. Our Part Time QQI Level 3 Introduction to Computers is starting 5th September. We have  a new Part Time QQI Level 5 Design Skills and Digital Fabrication starting on 16th September for 10 weeks. Our Full Time QQI Level 5 Computer Applications begin on 3rd October. And finally our Part Time QQI Level 4 Computer Course will start on 10th October. Apply now as places are limited. Call 071-9632024 (email: info@mct.ie). All our courses are supported by MSLETB

On August Bank Holiday 2016 weekend Keaney/Keanys

from the USA, Australia, UK and Ireland will gather in Glenfarne and Belturbet for a clan reunion.  Sat afternoon 30th July at 3.00pm is your opportunity to check your geneology and perhaps link up with long lost cousins in the Rainbow Ballroom, Glenfarne. Other events include bus tours, walks, talks, dining and dancing. Further information and tickets available from Frank 087 2520346, Maureen 0872368571, Anne 0868480409 Margaret 071 9853057 

Lahard Summercamp 18, 19, 20 July.

Arts/Crafts-Football-Soccer-Music-Games        Day Trip etc. 1 child €40. 2 children €70. 3 children €100. Contact Project Leader Pauline 0863777730. Registration Wed 29 8pm in Community Centre

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