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BALLYLANDERS NEWSLETTER

Week Ending 15th May 

Sunday 15th May 2022 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

Anniversaries:

Ann O’Connell – Kilgarriffe and Tommy O’Connell – Kilgarriffe. 

Ballylanders Parish Mission:

On this Weekend of Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15 we will have a visiting speaker at our Masses, Ms Patricia Mitchel who is Sister Briege McKenna’s secretary in Ireland.  Patricia will speak at all Masses about our June Parish Mission.

Parish Mission:

Monday June 13th, Tuesday 14th Wednesday 15th, Two sessions each day, 10am and 8pm. A meeting to plan the mission will take place this Thursday 19th May at 8.30pm, in the church.  Items include roadside posters hand-outs, car parking, toilets, music, singing, book stall, adoration all day each day, collections, readers communion helpers etc. 

SAINT PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE:

We are happy to announce that devotees of St. Pio will be welcomed back to Holycross after an absence of three years due to Covid 19.  On Sunday 29th May, ceremonies will begin at 1.30pm with the Rosary followed by Stations of the Cross, Sacrament of the Sick and concelebrated Mass at 3pm.  All are welcome to come and pray.  Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary E41 H519

Phone: 0504-43124 / 43118  E-Mail: hbparishoffice@gmail.com

Web: www.holycrossballycahill.com  www.holycrossabbey.ie

All Ireland Rosary Rally In Knock:

The All Ireland Rosary Rally will take place on Saturday June 4th from 1.30pm in Knock.  It will include Holy Mass, the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross and a talk on the Rosary. The Main Celebrant for the Holy Mass is the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Jude Okolo.  Bishop Michael Duignan will deliver the homily.  A bus will leave from the following areas that morning.  Please book your seat early to avoid disappointment.  Tipperary (Thurles) Jim (085 827 8014)  Tipperary (Cashel) Maura (086 0622087).

An Irish Pilgrimage Guide To The Holy Land: 

Is a new book by Michael Kelly, Editor of The Irish Catholic newspaper which explores the places associated with the life of Christ. Michael, who has led many pilgrimages to the Holy Land, says he hopes the book can also act as an ‘armchair retreat’ for people who cannot travel to the Holy Land bringing the Gospel to life for them. It is available now from all good bookshops and www.columbabooks.com price €16.99/£14.99

SHEKINAH BLENDED LEARNING COURSES 2022-2023:

CERTIFICATE & DIPLOMA Courses – in SPIRITUALITY / Applied Youth Ministry Accredited by St. Patrick’s College Maynooth

Diploma can be done over 1 or 2 years

Duration of courses: August 27, 2022 – April 1, 2023.

Closing date for applications:  July 23, 2022

Suitable for Parents, Teachers, School Chaplains and Youth Workers in parish ministry.

For further information and application form see www.shekinah.ie

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Wednesday 15th June 2022

The United Nations General Assembly has designated the 15th June annually as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  This day focuses our attention on the need for all of us, to take responsibility in preventing elder abuse for those with whom we work to care for and those within our community.

The Safeguarding and Protection Team (SPT), HSE Mid-West Community Healthcare encourages parishes to mark this annual event either on the day or during the week of the 15th June 2022.  The theme of this year is ‘Rights Don’t Get Old’. All are encouraged to wear the purple ribbon or the colour purple to mark the day.

The HSE Safeguarding & Protection Teams work directly with those who find themselves vulnerable and who are at risk of abuse If you have a concern for yourself or an older person you can contact the HSE Safeguarding and Protection Team on safeguarding.cho3@hse.ie, North Tipperary / East Limerick – 067 46470 / 067 46428 / 067 46752,  Limerick 061 457129/ 061 457112/061 457123/061 457111 or Co. Clare 065 6863869.

The National Safeguarding Office (HSE) can be contacted at safeguarding.socialcare@hse.ie  or on 061 461165 in relation to any promotional material for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. 

ALONE Are Urgently Looking For Volunteers To Make Support Calls To Older People:

They will provide training and match the volunteer with the older person.

“ALONE are currently looking for befriending volunteers in your area. Support and Befriending is a supported one-to-one relationship between a volunteer and an older person who has been linked in with ALONE. The ALONE Support and Befriending service provides companionship and practical support to older people who would like extra social contact through a weekly volunteer visit. The Support and Befriending service is designed to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, provide assistance to solve everyday problems and enable older people to feel secure at home. Visit www.alone.ie for more details and to sign up.

If you have concerns about your own wellbeing or you are an older person who would like to receive ALONE’s Support & Befriending services, contact ALONE on 0818 222 024 from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week.

Lotto Winner:

Congratulations to Mary Armstrong on winning the Lotto spot prize on Thursday May 5.

The Catechism Of The Catholic Church – Pilgrimage To The Shrine Of Our Lady Of Knock:

Mass Celebrated On Galtee Mor:

On Saturday April 30 a group of 35 gathered on at the summit of Galtee Mor to celebrate Mass.  It was a special mass to the Golden Jubilee of Father Tom Breen PP Ballylanders.  Archbishop Kieran O Reilly con-celebrated the Mass.  The weather with its foggy presence added to the rarified atmosphere.  All present commented on the special atmosphere of the entire occasion.  The wind was from the south so we sheltered among the rocks for the Mass.  Thankfully it remained fine for the Mass.  All were treated to a very welcome cup of tea / coffee after the climb with a piece of Jubilee Cake to round it all off.  All will cherish the memory of the experience for a long time. 

Celebration Of Life – Service In Support Of Families Affected By Suicide:

The 11.30am liturgy on Sunday May 22nd in the Abbey Fethard will be dedicated to all who have been touched by the tragedy of suicide.  Appropriate music, readings etc., will be used on the day. It will be a community celebration and all are invited to participate. 

Sincere Thanks For The Special Collection For Ukraine:

Please note the following below which came from Mgr. Joseph McGuinness, Executive Secretary of the Irish Episcopal Conference. 

“Sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously to the recent Special Collection for Ukraine. Nationally, this collection has raised to date over €3.25 million.  The war in Ukraine, and the terrible suffering which has resulted, has seen a tremendous outpouring of compassion and generosity from our parish communities.  Your contributions will bring much-needed relief to those in the region whose lives and livelihoods have been devastated.  The funds raised will be used by the international Catholic Church agency, Caritas Internationalis, which is currently operating on the ground in Ukraine and its surrounding areas.  We continue to keep the people of Ukraine in our thoughts, praying for peace and an end to this appalling humanitarian crisis.”

Trócaire Collection:

Envelopes are available at the doors for the Trócaire Collection. 

Rosary At The Grottos:

The Rosary will be prayed each day during the month of May at hundreds of grottos around the Island of Ireland.  To see a list of locations, or to register a grotto (or other suitable location) simply visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie   You can also register by texting 087 – 278 6552.  We are praying for Ireland and for peace in the world. 

The Matt Talbot Prayer Society:

The Matt Talbot Prayer Society prays daily for those with addictions.  You can enrol somebody to be prayed for each day as well as at the monthly Mass which takes place in a number of Cathedrals in Ireland.  The monthly Mass takes place on the First Monday of each month at 7:30pm In St Eugene’s Cathedral Derry, SS Peter and Paul, Ennis, St Patricks Cathedral Armagh, Carlow Cathedral (10am) and Our Lady Of Lourdes, Sean Mc Dermot Street where Matt Talbots Body lays.  We welcome everybody to join us at these Masses in person or online.  For more information, please visit www.matttalbotprayersociety.com where you can also enrol somebody via the online submission.

Prayer Of The Faithful For Addiction:

We pray for all those battling addiction and those enrolled in the Matt Talbot Prayer Society, we focus specifically this month for those with alcohol addiction, their families and all those affected.  May the power of the Holy Spirit fill them with the strength to seek a life of freedom with Jesus.  Lord Hear Us.  Lord Graciously Hear Us

Adoration:

Each Tuesday morning after 10am Mass until 11.30am.

Weekend Mass Times Church Of Assumption Of Blessed Virgin Mary, Ballylanders:

Saturday Mass at 8pm and Sunday Mass at 10am. 

Peace Prayer Of Saint Francis:

Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;

where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master.

grant that I may not so much seek,

to be consoled as to console,

to be understood as to understand,

to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive,

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

Popes Monthly Intention ~ May:

For faith-filled young people: We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.

Holy Land Fully Reopens For 2022:

Marian Pilgrimages Holy Land Fully Reopens With Over 25 Departures throughout 2022  Return flights from Dublin to Tel Aviv with the amazing Turkish Airlines 4 nights in Legacy Hotel Nazareth with dinner & breakfast 4 nights in Manger Square Hotel, Bethlehem with dinner & breakfast All travel in modern air-conditioned coach English-speaking Christian guide throughout Marian Pilgrimages Irish Representative based locally with 24hr emergency contact number All admission charges as per itinerary Boat trip on Sea of Galilee and Taxis at Mount Tabor Tips for Hotels, Coach Driver and Guide
  View Dates & Prices  
 
 
 
Finally the light at the end of the tunnel, why not go that step further and start planning your pilgrimage!
We understand that planning can be difficult, especially when circumstances can change, however rest assured, we have all eventualities covered!   We are happy to offer FULL FLEXIBILITY on all pilgrimages booked before the 31st of March 2022.    New bookings can be changed, free of charge anytime up to date of travel.  Low Deposit of only €200 per person, balance not due until August.   We will offer free name changes on any new bookings made. Should circumstances change and you are unable to travel – we will happily swap monies paid for a travel voucher without any expiry date.  For more information on our new, more flexible booking policy, please visit marian.ie/book-with-confidence Escorted Group Pilgrimages Marian Pilgrimages 38/39 Pearse Street, Dublin 2  

Distribution Of Holy Communion:

We now distribute Holy Communion during Mass from the screens.  Please do not leave your seat until there is a short queue.  It may take a little longer but it is important to keep everyone safe. Many thanks.

Ballylanders Mass Live Streaming

Please note our Masses from Ballylanders Church are live streamed on Facebook.  No close up images are shown on screen.  The camera is situated directly in front of the altar.

Payment By Cheque:

Please make Cheques payable to the Ballylanders Church.

Online Donations To The Parish:

The Diocese of Cashel and Emly has set up an Online Donation facility.  To use it go to the diocesan website www.cashel-Emly.ie and follow the prompts.

RADIO MARIA IRELAND:

Catholic Talk-Radio Station.  Daily 10am Holy Mass, Listen via TV on Saorview – Channel 210; Download our FREE APP – “RADIO MARIA IRELAND”, streaming on www.radiomaria.ie 

COVID-19 Support Line For Older People:

ALONE manages a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary.  The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Ballylanders Newsletter:

Please note that the Ballylanders Newsletter is available every Thursday afternoon online at www.ballylanders.com   A new Newsletter will be added there every Thursday.  It is also available on the Ballylanders Community Facebook.  A special thank you to Ballylanders Community Facebook, for providing us the opportunity to show our Ballylanders Newsletter, on their Facebook Page every week.  The Newsletter will be left online at www.ballylanders.com  for 2 weeks where after that date it will be removed from screen and will be available to download if so wished.

Ballylanders GAA Club Notes:

Fixture – Ballylanders V’s Galbally in the South Senior Football League at 7.30pm in Ballylanders on this Friday May 13.

Congratulations to Ballylanders Under 15’s Footballers in their win over Adare on Monday May 9.

Best of Luck – to Limerick Footballers in the Semi Final of the Munster Senior Football Championship on Saturday May 14.

Bus to Knock Saturday May 28:

Bus to Knock on Saturday May 28 from T.O. Park via Mitchelstown, Ballylanders, Knocklong, Hospital.  Anyone interested in travelling contact Bridget on 086 – 3594571 after 7pm or Declan on 086 – 4005727.

Progressive 45 Cards And Bingo In Ballinvrena:

Progressive 45 Cards in Ballinvreena every Monday night at 8.45pm and Bingo every Wednesday night eyes down at 8pm.

Galbally Golf Classic May 20th:

Galbally Golf Classic is on May 20th.  For Enquiries and information please contact 087 – 6134371.

T.O. PARK Events In May / June:

  • Bingo – every Thursday night at 7.30pm in T.O. PARK.
  • Friday May 13, Friday Night Dance with Michael Sexton at T.O. Park, 9.30pm to 12.30am.
  • Sunday May 22, Sunday Afternoon Dance with Muriel O’Connor and Fran Curry at T.O. Park, 2.30pm to 5pm.
  • Friday May 27, Friday Night Dance with Michael and Philomena O’Brien at T.O. Park, 9.30pm to 12.30am.
  • Saturday May 28, Annual trip to Knock – Sunday.
  • Sunday June 5, TRUCK RUN plus all Tractors and Vintage Car’s, Fundraiser for Ukraine.  Registration from 11am onwards.  Run kicks off at 12.30pm fab route.  Cost €25.
  • Sunday June 5, Sunday Afternoon Dance with Michael Collins at T.O. Park, 2.30pm to 5pm.
  • Monday June 6, Trip to Bloom – Phoenix Park Dublin

For further information on any of the above events please contact, T.O. 086 – 8272761 or Declan 086 – 4005727 or Stella (025) 24009.

OUR LADY CARE CENTRE IS NOW OPEN:

Our Lady Care Centre is now open and we are looking forward to all our clients returning.

Ballylanders Parent And Toddler Group:

The Parent and Toddler Group is open at Our Lady’s Day Care Centre in Ballylanders.   It will take place every Tuesday morning 10am to 12 Noon.   The group runs weekly during the school term.  Drop in sessions.  The group is facilitated by Hospital Family Resource Centre workers.  The group cater for all children under, 5 years of age, their parents, grandparents and carers.  The group provide an opportunity for the children to grow, develop and have fun in a safe stimulating environment while the adults receive individual and group support.  Children and adults participate in child centre activities in a supportive, encouraging and fun way.  A contribution of €3 per family is collected each week.  Please contact Parent Support Workers Michelle and Phil on 061 – 383884 or Michelle 086 – 8888105.

Ballylanders Our Lady’s Day Care Centre      Tuesday                   10am to 12 noon

The Honey Fitz Theatre Lough Gur                     Tuesday                     10am to 12 noon

Hospital Family Resource Centre                         Wednesday               10am to 12 noon

Caherconlish Millennium Centre                         Thursday                   10am to 12 noon

Killmallock Pastoral Centre                                  Friday                         10am to 12 noon

Ballylanders Parish Fundraiser Online Lotto Draw Result ~ Thursday May 5:

Numbers:                   7, 12, 16, 21.

Jackpot:                     €2,200 Not Won.

Lucky Dip:                 €25 Winner Mary Armstrong.

Next Jackpot:            €2,250

Next Draw:                Thursday May 12, 2022 at 8pm.

The money raised goes directly to Ballylanders Parish.  Please support our Lotto.  To join contact / go to www.ourfundraiser.ie/org/ballylanders  Thanking you for your support.

Ballylanders AFC Weekly Lotto Draw Result ~ Monday May 9:

Numbers:                       3, 4, 7, 13

Jackpot:                         Not Won.

Lucky Dip Winners:        1. Robert Ahern c/o Mace,  2. Helen Browne c/o Online,

                                       3. Mike McEniry c/o Ciarans.

Next Draw:                     Monday May 16, at 8pm.

Venue:                           TBC

Next Jackpot:                 €9,000

Click this link to play online    https://bit.ly/3EuNpwU

Tickets are on sale in all local outlets in the village or follow link to play online https://clubforce.com/search-clubs/?search-term=ballylanders+AFC

Thank you for your continued support.

Or scan QR code here

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=51b1411564&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1713328531071629425&th=17c6f738ae10f871&view=fimg&sz=s0-l75-ft&attbid=ANGjdJ_amxWtUOzBfO17p2JBWEUUXjV83HdfiKDbtNVMKHsPItvDAoFKftq_tUQmeRYI1QkL9sEPTPlw8Ys_mvWTtxveR2cTTdXykpqcGxbu2G2DI5VsIWpLQQG26zM&disp=emb

Ballylanders Ladies Football ‘Split the Pot’ Draw Result ~ Saturday May 7:

Winner:                     Congratulations to Eilis Sheehan.

Jackpot:                    €165.

Next Draw:                Saturday May 21, 2022.  Draw takes place every Fortnight on Saturdays at 10pm.  Thank you for your continued support.

Ballylanders GAA Club Fortnightly Lotto Draw Result ~ Tuesday May 3:

Due to the Bank Holiday weekend the draw took place on Tuesday May 3. 

Numbers:              2, 14, 16, 17

Winner:                 No Jackpot winner, No Match 3 and No Match 2 winner.

                              5 Lucky Dip winners of €20 each,

                              1. Danny O’Reilly (Online),  2. Cian and Mathew Lonergan,

                              3. Sinead Murphy,  4. Shane O’Donoghue,                                          

                                     5. Vicky Ahern (Online).

Next Draw:            Saturday May 14.

Venue:                   TBC

Next Jackpot:        €4,600

Thanks for all your continued support.  The results can also be viewed on Ballylanders GAA Social Media Facebook and Twitter.

Knockadea National School ‘Share The Pot’ Fundraising Draw Result ~ Saturday April 30:

Winner:                Tina Lee Carroll.

Jackpot:               €170

Next Draw:          Saturday May 14.

Venue:                The Hunters Rest Mitchelstown.

Thanks to all for your ongoing support it is greatly appreciated.

Ballylanders 45 Card Game Results ~ Wednesday May 4:

Winners – 1st Prize with 10 Games – Dominic and Frances Fitzgerald

2nd Prize with 8 Games – Lucy Cooke and Ger O’Brien and Ger Leahy and Co.

Table Prizes – John Crilly and Billy Bourke, Paddy Quinlan and Eileen Mansell, Seanie Hanley and Joan O’Brien, Mike Kearney and Denis Wallace.

Raffle – Joan O’Brien, Ann Cleary, Joan Hannon, Denis Wallace, Bridget Fitzgerald.

Cards every Wednesday night at 8.30pm in The Day Care Centre, Ballylanders. Many thanks for the support. 

Parish Newsletter:

Send your emails to coshleanewsletter@gmail.com.  By Tuesday or Wednesday.   All information to be in by 4.00pm on Wednesday, of the week it goes to print please.  You can now view our Newsletter online at www.ballylanders.com.  We can now add pictures to the online Newsletter please send in with your news, you can email us or drop it in and we will do the work for you.  To ensure that the Ballylanders Newsletter can keep running we would like to ask Readers New and Old if they would like to contribute to the running costs.  If this is something you would like to do please see below Account Details, we at Ballylanders Newsletter, would like to Thank You all in advance for your continued support in this, essential community project. 

Account Number:                             65027815

B.I.C.:                                                 MIEUIE21
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BALLYLANDERS NEWSLETTER

Week Ending 8th May 

Sunday 8th May 2022 – Fourth Sunday of Easter

Anniversaries:

Tom O’Mahony – Cahir and Ballylanders, Nat Bailey – Carraturk. 

First Holy Communion:

This will take place on this Saturday May 7th at 11am we wish Gods blessings on children and parents involved.

Mass Celebrated on Galtee Mor:

On Saturday April 30 a group of 35 gathered on at the summit of Galtee Mor to celebrate Mass.  It was a special mass to the Golden Jubilee of Father Tom Breen PP Ballylanders.  Archbishop Kieran O Reilly con-celebrated the Mass.  The weather with its foggy presence added to the rarified atmosphere.  All present commented on the special atmosphere of the entire occasion.  The wind was from the south so we sheltered among the rocks for the Mass.  Thankfully it remained fine for the Mass.  All were treated to a very welcome cup of tea / coffee after the climb with a piece of Jubilee Cake to round it all off.  All will cherish the memory of the experience for a long time. 

Ballylanders Parish Mission:

On the Weekend of Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15 we will have a visiting speaker at our Masses, Ms Patricia Mitchel who is Sister Briege McKenna secretary in Ireland.  Patricia will speak at all Masses about our June Parish Mission.

Celebration Of Life – Service In Support Of Families Affected By Suicide:

The 11.30am liturgy on Sunday May 22nd in the Abbey Fethard will be dedicated to all who have been touched by the tragedy of suicide.  Appropriate music, readings etc., will be used on the day. It will be a community celebration and all are invited to participate. 

Sincere Thanks For The Special Collection for Ukraine:

Please note the following below which came from Mgr. Joseph McGuinness, Executive Secretary of the Irish Episcopal Conference. 

“Sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously to the recent Special Collection for Ukraine. Nationally, this collection has raised to date over €3.25 million.  The war in Ukraine, and the terrible suffering which has resulted, has seen a tremendous outpouring of compassion and generosity from our parish communities.  Your contributions will bring much-needed relief to those in the region whose lives and livelihoods have been devastated.  The funds raised will be used by the international Catholic Church agency, Caritas Internationalis, which is currently operating on the ground in Ukraine and its surrounding areas.  We continue to keep the people of Ukraine in our thoughts, praying for peace and an end to this appalling humanitarian crisis.”

Trócaire Collection:

Envelopes are available at the doors for the Trócaire Collection. 

The Women of Faith Conference 2022 is LIVE on Radio Maria Ireland on Saturday 7th May:

The Women of Faith Conference 2022 is LIVE on Radio Maria Ireland on Saturday 7th May from 2pm.  We are blessed to have the following speakers.  Sister Consilio (Cuan Mhuire), Wendy Grace (Catholic Speaker), Fr. Freddy Warner, SMA, Sister Susan Evangelist (Sister of Mercy), Dr. Edward Sri (Scripture Scholar).  Please join us for this blessed event sponsored by Totus Tuus Magazine. 

Radio Maria Ireland is accessible by: 

1. Going online at www.radiomaria.ie

2. Download the Radio Maria IRELAND App to your smartphone or tablet

3. Listen live via Facebook

4. Call 01 4373277 and listen live

5. Listen through your TV on SAORVIEW Channel 210

Rosary at the Grottos:

The Rosary will be prayed each day during the month of May at hundreds of grottos around the Island of Ireland.  To see a list of locations, or to register a grotto (or other suitable location) simply visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie   You can also register by texting 087 – 278 6552.  We are praying for Ireland and for peace in the world. 

The Matt Talbot Prayer Society:

The Matt Talbot Prayer Society prays daily for those with addictions.  You can enrol somebody to be prayed for each day as well as at the monthly Mass which takes place in a number of Cathedrals in Ireland.  The monthly Mass takes place on the First Monday of each month at 7:30pm In St Eugene’s Cathedral Derry, SS Peter and Paul, Ennis, St Patricks Cathedral Armagh, Carlow Cathedral (10am) and Our Lady Of Lourdes, Sean Mc Dermot Street where Matt Talbots Body lays.  We welcome everybody to join us at these Masses in person or online.  For more information, please visit www.matttalbotprayersociety.com where you can also enrol somebody via the online submission.

Prayer of the Faithful for Addiction:

We pray for all those battling addiction and those enrolled in the Matt Talbot Prayer Society, we focus specifically this month for those with alcohol addiction, their families and all those affected.  May the power of the Holy Spirit fill them with the strength to seek a life of freedom with Jesus.  Lord Hear Us.  Lord Graciously Hear Us

Lotto Winner:

Congratulations to Ellen Dermot Lane on winning the Lotto spot prize on Thursday April 28.

Adoration:

Each Tuesday morning after 10am Mass until 11.30am.

Weekend Mass Times Church Of Assumption Of Blessed Virgin Mary, Ballylanders:

Saturday Mass at 8pm and Sunday Mass at 10am. 

Peace Prayer Of Saint Francis:

Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;

where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master.

grant that I may not so much seek,

to be consoled as to console,

to be understood as to understand,

to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive,

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

Popes Monthly Intention ~ May:

For faith-filled young people: We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.

Holy Land Fully Reopens for 2022:

Marian Pilgrimages Holy Land Fully Reopens With Over 25 Departures throughout 2022  Return flights from Dublin to Tel Aviv with the amazing Turkish Airlines 4 nights in Legacy Hotel Nazareth with dinner & breakfast 4 nights in Manger Square Hotel, Bethlehem with dinner & breakfast All travel in modern air-conditioned coach English-speaking Christian guide throughout Marian Pilgrimages Irish Representative based locally with 24hr emergency contact number All admission charges as per itinerary Boat trip on Sea of Galilee and Taxis at Mount Tabor Tips for Hotels, Coach Driver and Guide
  View Dates & Prices  
 
 
 
Finally the light at the end of the tunnel, why not go that step further and start planning your pilgrimage!
We understand that planning can be difficult, especially when circumstances can change, however rest assured, we have all eventualities covered!   We are happy to offer FULL FLEXIBILITY on all pilgrimages booked before the 31st of March 2022.    New bookings can be changed, free of charge anytime up to date of travel.  Low Deposit of only €200 per person, balance not due until August.   We will offer free name changes on any new bookings made. Should circumstances change and you are unable to travel – we will happily swap monies paid for a travel voucher without any expiry date.  For more information on our new, more flexible booking policy, please visit marian.ie/book-with-confidence Escorted Group Pilgrimages Marian Pilgrimages 38/39 Pearse Street, Dublin 2    

Distribution of Holy Communion:

We now distribute Holy Communion during Mass from the screens.  Please do not leave your seat until there is a short queue.  It may take a little longer but it is important to keep everyone safe. Many thanks.

Ballylanders Mass Live Streaming

Please note our Masses from Ballylanders Church are live streamed on Facebook.  No close up images are shown on screen.  The camera is situated directly in front of the altar.

Payment by Cheque:

Please make Cheques payable to the Ballylanders Church.

Online Donations to the Parish:

The Diocese of Cashel and Emly has set up an Online Donation facility.  To use it go to the diocesan website www.cashel-Emly.ie and follow the prompts.

RADIO MARIA IRELAND:

Catholic Talk-Radio Station.  Daily 10am Holy Mass, Listen via TV on Saorview – Channel 210; Download our FREE APP – “RADIO MARIA IRELAND”, streaming on www.radiomaria.ie 

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People:

ALONE manages a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary.  The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Ballylanders Newsletter:

Please note that the Ballylanders Newsletter is available every Thursday afternoon online at www.ballylanders.com   A new Newsletter will be added there every Thursday.  It is also available on the Ballylanders Community Facebook.  A special thank you to Ballylanders Community Facebook, for providing us the opportunity to show our Ballylanders Newsletter, on their Facebook Page every week.  The Newsletter will be left online at www.ballylanders.com  for 2 weeks where after that date it will be removed from screen and will be available to download if so wished.

Bus to Knock Saturday May 28:

Bus to Knock on Saturday May 28 from T.O. Park via Mitchelstown, Ballylanders, Knocklong, Hospital.  Anyone interested in travelling contact Bridget on 086 – 3594571 after 7pm or Declan on 086 – 4005727.

Progressive 45 Cards And Bingo In Ballinvrena:

Progressive 45 Cards in Ballinvreena every Monday night at 8.45pm and Bingo every Wednesday night eyes down at 8pm.

Congratulations To Our Local Primary School and Limerick Senior Footballers:

Congratulations to the 3 local school girls who were on the Limerick Football Primary School Games Team in Ennis on Saturday evening April 30.  Muirne Ryan Anglesbouro National School, Ellen Moriarty Galbally National School and Leanne Stritch Knockaniey National School.

It was a historical night for the Limerick Senior Footballers as they won their match on penalties with Mike Donovan Galbally and Brian Donovan Monaleen playing a big part in the victory well done Boys and Girls.  Limerick ABU.

Galbally Golf Classic May 20th:

Galbally Golf Classic is on May 20th.  For Enquiries and information please contact 087 – 6134371.

T.O. PARK Events in May / June:

  • Bingo – every Thursday night at 7.30pm in T.O. PARK.
  • Sunday May 8, Sunday Afternoon Dance with Checkers at T.O. Park, 2.30pm to 5pm.
  • Friday May 13, Friday Night Dance with Michael Sexton at T.O. Park, 9.30pm to 12.30am.
  • Sunday May 22, Sunday Afternoon Dance with Muriel O’Connor and Fran Curry at T.O. Park, 2.30pm to 5pm.
  • Friday May 27, Friday Night Dance with Michael and Philomena O’Brien at T.O. Park, 9.30pm to 12.30am.
  • Saturday May 28, Annual trip to Knock – Sunday.
  • Sunday June 5, TRUCK RUN plus all Tractors and Vintage Car’s, Fundraiser for Ukraine.  Registration from 11am onwards.  Run kicks off at 12.30pm fab route.  Cost €25.
  • Sunday June 5, Sunday Afternoon Dance with Michael Collins at T.O. Park, 2.30pm to 5pm.
  • Monday June 6, Trip to Bloom – Phoenix Park Dublin

For further information on any of the above events please contact, T.O. 086 – 8272761 or Declan 086 – 4005727 or Stella (025) 24009.

OUR LADY CARE CENTRE IS NOW OPEN:

Our Lady Care Centre is now open and we are looking forward to all our clients returning.

Ballylanders Parent and Toddler Group:

The Parent and Toddler Group is open at Our Lady’s Day Care Centre in Ballylanders.   It will take place every Tuesday morning 10am to 12 Noon.   The group runs weekly during the school term.  Drop in sessions.  The group is facilitated by Hospital Family Resource Centre workers.  The group cater for all children under, 5 years of age, their parents, grandparents and carers.  The group provide an opportunity for the children to grow, develop and have fun in a safe stimulating environment while the adults receive individual and group support.  Children and adults participate in child centre activities in a supportive, encouraging and fun way.  A contribution of €3 per family is collected each week.  Please contact Parent Support Workers Michelle and Phil on 061 – 383884 or Michelle 086 – 8888105.

Ballylanders Our Lady’s Day Care Centre      Tuesday                   10am to 12 noon

The Honey Fitz Theatre Lough Gur                     Tuesday                     10am to 12 noon

Hospital Family Resource Centre                         Wednesday               10am to 12 noon

Caherconlish Millennium Centre                         Thursday                   10am to 12 noon

Killmallock Pastoral Centre                                  Friday                        10am to 12 noon

Ballylanders Parish Fundraiser Online Lotto Draw Result ~ Thursday April 28:

Numbers:                   9, 14, 19, 21.

Jackpot:                     €2,175 Not Won.

Lucky Dip:                 €25 Winner Ellen Dermot Lane.

Next Jackpot:            €2,200

Next Draw:                Thursday May 5, 2022 at 8pm.

The money raised goes directly to Ballylanders Parish.  Please support our Lotto.  To join contact / go to www.ourfundraiser.ie/org/ballylanders  Thanking you for your support.

Ballylanders AFC Weekly Lotto Draw Result ~ Tuesday May 3:

Due to the Bank Holiday on Monday May 2 the draw took place on Tuesday May 3. 

Numbers:                       2, 10, 17, 22

Jackpot:                         Not Won.

Lucky Dip Winners:        1. Gerry Buckley c/o Ciaran’s,  2. Aisling and Cian Daly c/o Prepaid,                        

                                       3. Peter Lane c/o Online.

Next Draw:                     Monday May 9, at 8pm.

Venue:                           MacDermott’s

Next Jackpot:                 €8,900

Click this link to play online    https://bit.ly/3EuNpwU

Tickets are on sale in all local outlets in the village or follow link to play online https://clubforce.com/search-clubs/?search-term=ballylanders+AFC

Thank you for your continued support

Or scan QR code here

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Ballylanders GAA Club Fortnightly Lotto Draw Result ~ Tuesday May 3:

Due to the Bank Holiday weekend the draw took place on Tuesday May 3. 

Numbers:              2, 14, 16, 17

Winner:                 No Jackpot winner, No Match 3 and No Match 2 winner.

                              5 Lucky Dip winners of €20 each,

                              1. Danny O’Reilly (Online),  2. Cian and Mathew Lonergan,

                              3. Sinead Murphy,  4. Shane O’Donoghue,                                          

                              5. Vicky Ahern (Online).

Next Draw:            Saturday May 14.

Venue:                   TBC

Next Jackpot:        €4,600

Thanks for all your continued support.  The results can also be viewed on Ballylanders GAA Social Media Facebook and Twitter.

Knockadea National School ‘Share The Pot’ Fundraising Draw Result ~ Saturday April 30:

Winner:                Tina Lee Carroll.

Jackpot:               €170

Next Draw:          Saturday May 14.

Venue:                The Hunters Rest Mitchelstown.

Thanks to all for your ongoing support it is greatly appreciated.

Ballylanders Ladies Football ‘Split the Pot’ Draw Result ~ Saturday April 23:

Winner:                     Congratulations to Michelle and Rachel Hennessy.

Jackpot:                    €113.

Next Draw:                Saturday May 7, 2022.  Draw takes place every Fortnight on Saturdays at 10pm.  Thank you for your continued support.

Ballylanders 45 Card Game Results ~ Wednesday April 27:

Winners – Jointed 1st Prize with 8 Games – Ger Leahy and Catherine O’Donovan, Tom O’Callaghan and Theresa Quinn

Table Prizes – Denis Wallace and Bridget Fitzgerald, Paddy Quinlan and Eileen Mansell, Anne Cleary and Geraldine Noonan, Dominic Fitzgerald and Seanie Hanley.

Raffle – Theresa Quinn, Bridget Fitzgerald, Catherine O’Donovan, Eileen Mansell.

Cards every Wednesday night at 8.30pm in The Day Care Centre, Ballylanders. Many thanks for your support. 

Parish Newsletter:

Send your emails to coshleanewsletter@gmail.com.  By Tuesday or Wednesday.   All information to be in by 4.00pm on Wednesday, of the week it goes to print please.  You can now view our Newsletter online at www.ballylanders.com.  We can now add pictures to the online Newsletter please send in with your news, you can email us or drop it in and we will do the work for you.  To ensure that the Ballylanders Newsletter can keep running we would like to ask Readers New and Old if they would like to contribute to the running costs.  If this is something you would like to do please see below Account Details, we at Ballylanders Newsletter, would like to Thank You all in advance for your continued support in this, essential community project. 

Account Number:                             65027815

B.I.C.:                                                 MIEUIE21
Sort Code:                                         99-10-62
BAN:                                                   IE82MIEU99106265027815

Missing Dogs:

Missing believed stolen from the Marsh, Emly on Saturday February 12th 2022 at approximately 2pm.  Mitsy, a Black Scottish Terrier, Female, Spayed  aged 3 years.  Thought Microchipped but no record of it.  Galtee, a Golden Retriever, Male age 6 months, Microchipped    Any Information or Sightings please contact mobile:  Mary 087 – 644 9767 Or Noel 087 – 7736348.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Mitsy a Black Scottish Terrier, Female aged 3 years.

Galtee, a Golden Retriever, Male age 6 months.

Mitsy and Galtee – Please Help Us Get Home Safely.

Ballylanders.com website is proudly sponsored by Galtee Grinds

This is an online lotto which will greatly assist with supplementing our parish income which has been so badly affected by Covid 19. All money raised will go directly to the upkeep of the church now and into the future and your support is greatly appreciated.

Anyone interested in joining will be able to sign up online. The weekly option of €2 per line will allow everybody to support us but if you can contribute 3 lines for €5 it would be much appreciated. 

To sign up you will need to go to the website www.ourfundraiser.ie/org/ballylanders

Everyone has a chance of winning and it could be you. Please invite your friends, neighbour’s and family to take part. And keep an eye on the Ballylanders Church Facebook page, our parish newsletter and website for updates on the lotto.