Ballinamore

Belfast to Knock peace walkers

Belfast to Knock peace walkers

We are fast approaching that time of the year when our friends from Belfast pass through our town as they walk to Knock over five days on their Peace Pilgrimage. This is the twenty first year of the walk and over those years Fr Duffy R.I.P. looked forward to meeting and celebrating Mass with the walkers on their Thursday evening stopover in Ballinamore. This year and they will be celebrating the Mass on the Thursday evening 17TH July, at 8pm. Over the 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. On this Thursday the walkers will have walked all the way from Clones to Ballinamore and as you can appreciate they would be delighted to get a bed for the night after that journey.  All are welcome to come and experience the Mass, the music and the liturgy that the Cursillio members bring to their celebrations.

Film ‘The Railway Man’
On Tuesday, 24th June at 7.30pm you can come along to Ballinamore Library and see the film the “Railway Man” Based on a true story, this is an inspiring tale of heroism and redemption. During the Second World War, Eric Lomax is captured and held prisoner by the Japanese. Brutally tortured and forced along with his fellow captives to build the Thai-Burma Railway. Eric is left traumatised for years to come, many years later an older Lomax tracks down one of his torturers, hoping to find answers that will enable him to let go of the hatred he has felt throughout his life. “The Railway Man” is poignant, extraordinary and deeply affecting drama exploring the after-effects of war and the power of forgiveness. Remember it’s FREE ADMISSION with all welcome.

Church news

Masses for the Week - Ballinamore: Mon 7pm, Tue, & Thurs & Fri 9am, Sat evening (Vigil) 7pm, Sunday 11:30am . Aughnasheelin: Wednesday 9am, Friday 8pm, Sunday 10am.


Parish Mission
Progress is under way for our upcoming Parish Mission which takes place from 21st September to 28th September. As you can appreciate a lot of work goes into preparing for a Parish Mission and the Priests, Parish Council and Mission sub-committee are working through the many tasks required. And now we need the help of YOU the Parish Congregation. We are having a gathering here in the church on Tuesday, 17th June at 8:30pm. We need as many as possible to attend, so if you are prepared to help out in anyway , if you are currently involved as Eucharist Minister, Reader, Collector, Stewart, Liturgy Committee, Choir, Parish Council, if you have helped to prepare church at Easter/Christmas, we really need people to  provide music at the masses/ceremonies. If you feel you could help in any way PLEASE  come along on the 17th. Thank you.  


Job Vacancy

Kilmore Diocese Pastoral assistant required (Fixed term) for St. Brigid’s Pastoral Area, Corlough-Oughteragh-Carrigallen-Killashandra Parishes.
To provide a Faith formation programme through the schools, work with established parish groups, Parish councils and Pastoral Area team as required. Requirements include Degree in Theology or equivalent, some relevant experience, current driving licence and use of a car, familiarity with area. Application in writing c/w C.V to – Fr. Sean Mawn, Pastoral Area Leader, Parochial House, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. Closing date for applications – Friday 4th July.


Summer camp
Registration night Tuesday, 17 June 8-9 in community centre, we held a meeting to discuss our summer camp on Thursday 5 June as advertised in your local paper and church notes and the parents that came to this meeting are willing to help out and those children are registered. We open it to any kids living in Lahard and those willing to come gets first preference. There will only be a limited number of spaces available. No more names taken until registration night, brochures will be available on the night. Pauline Moran (project leader) Cost: 1 child €30, 2 children €50, 3 children €60. To be paid on the night- no exceptions.

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.

Childcare Ltd
An Naíonra are now taking bookings for September 2014, for children aged 2 years and 10 months on 1st of September 2014. We provide places under the ECCE scheme (Free Pre-School Year). If your child is going to school in September 2015 and was born between 2/2/2010 and 30/6/2011 they are entitled to avail of this scheme. We also provide Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) for family on low incomes. We are having an open day/week from Monday, 9th June to Friday, 13 June. All are welcome to view An Naíonra in Session at this time. Enquiries and bookings: Pauline Moran, An Stiúrthóir 071 9645733 agus o86 3777730.

Dawns Art camp

Summer summer summer ... Get your colours out and your imagination going. It’s time for Dawn’s Art Camp. We will be painting, drawing, making and designing. The camp will run from Monday, 30th June – Thursday, 3rd July. Junior Camp 1st, 2nd & 3rd class in the morning. Senior Camp 4th, 5th & 6th class afternoon. New venue, the Lollipops childcare building.  Boys and girls all welcome. Early booking is essential, contact Dawn for more information at 086-3115647.


Community Council elections
Elections to the Ballinamore Area Community Council will be held on Wednesday, June 25th at 9p.m. in the new Hall/Scout Den adjacent the Sports Ballinamore Hall. There will be two seats for each of the six parish areas of Aughawillan, Aughnasheelin, Ballinamore, Corraleehan, Drumreilly and Fenagh plus three overall- a total of fifteen. Every organisation in the area which is registered with Leitrim Community Forum can nominate one or two (one male and one female) candidates with each parish area nominating a person/persons living in their own parish. Nomination forms will be sent to all organisations this week and an outside Presiding Officer has been appointed to supervise the elections. The voting process will be similar to that used by Leitrim Development Company for their area representatives elections every third year. The new Council members will serve for two years and take up office early in July. Organisations should ensure they are registered by checking the Community Forum website www.leitrimcommunity.com.. They will also need this registration to vote in the new Municipal Area organisation elections in a few weeks and in LDC elections later in the year. There are huge challenges facing areas such as this as more and more decision making is being taken further and further away from people and such decision making plus resulting resources are concentrated in bigger population areas. Issues which will have to be addressed by the new Council over coming years will include provision of local employment (particularly a fair share of available public service employment), public transport, adequate broadband, threats to our library service here, threats to post offices and daily postal deliveries, farming resources, environment issues, convenient availability of health services, retention of schools, roads, a fair share of available county resources, availability of retail outlets and many others. Each individual can play a part by ensuring that organisations of which they are a member of register, make appropriate nominations and vote where necessary on June 25th.

5k run/walk

A 5k Run/Walk in Roosky Village on Wednesday, 2nd July at 8pm.  Registration of €10 per person or €20 for family at Community Centre, Roosky on Monday, 30 June from 7 - 9pm and again at 6.30pm on Wednesday, 2 July prior to walk. Proceeds in aid of Roosky Church Restoration Fund.

Service of Remembrance 
Death by suicide is a tragedy for everyone concerned. The grief and sense of loss experienced can be overwhelming. Living Links Cavan is holding an Ecumenical Service of Remembrance for family and friends bereaved by suicide on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at 3pm in St. Brigid’s Church, Killeshandra. Everyone welcome. Those attending are welcome to bring a photo of their deceased loved ones.