Parish Mission

Parish Mission

Our Parish Mission will commence next weekend and will be conducted by the Redemptorist Mission Team of Fr. Brendan Keane CSSR & Fr. Ciaran O’Callaghan CSSR & Sarah Smith. Copies of The Mission programme will have been distributed to all homes during the past couple of weeks, copies will also be available in the porch of each church. We invite all parishioners to recite the parish mission prayer daily over the next few weeks . This is an opportunity for all parishioners to come together as a community seeking Christ who desires a relationship with each one of us.

Minister to visit

On Monday next, the new Minister of State with special responsibility for Rural Economic Development, Anne Phelan TD, will visit Ballinamore at the invitation of Ballinamore Area Community Council to officially open the new Community Hall/Scout Den adjacent the Sports Hall. The ceremony will take place at 3pm and all community organisations in Ballinamore and the surrounding parishes have been invited. This provides an ideal opportunity for community groups to meet the Minister whose new role will have a major bearing on the future development or rural parishes and small towns as there is now a growing realisation in government circles that real action in needed in this area.

Bridge Club

Recommences on Thursday, 9th October at 7pm, we would like to see all our players coming back to the club and enjoying a good game of Bridge.

Athletic Club

Ballinamore Athletic Club will resume activity on Tuesday, October 7th when training resumes at the Sports Hall at 6pm. The first competition will be the Leitrim County Primary Schools Cross Country and Walks, the date and venue for which will be decided this week. This will be a special year for the Club as it marks the fiftieth anniversary of it’s founding. The first local race involving students of the then St Felim’s College was held early in October 1964 and the first external competition in which the club was represented was a road race in Kenagh, Co Longford, on Sunday, November 22nd of that year. A number of activities will take place during the next twelve months to mark the anniversary of a Club which has produced two Olympians, several Internationals and numerous national title winners. The first priority, however, is to get the training programme up and running.

Irish Kidney Association

Church gate collection takes place next weekend the 27th and 28th of September 2014. Your support would be appreciated.

Family Support Service

Organises Ballinamore Outreach Service that takes place every Wednesday from 12.30 - 14.30 in Trathnona Community Centre. For more details please contact Martina Toman on 086 6035977. 

Toddler Group

Is getting together every Wednesday from 11.00 - 12.30pm in Trathnona Community Centre in Ballinamore. All adults/parents/grandparents who are in the company of babies and toddlers are invited to come along for a cup of tea and a chat and let the children mix and play. For more details please contact Martina Toman on 086 6035977. 

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.

Fracking inevitable

Leitrim is a sliver of a county, insignificant in national terms. It has a small population devasted by emigration, unemployment, and an over reliance on state jobs and 80% funded by the state. This leaves us the perfect guinea pigs for state policy like closing of schools, post offices, garda stations and court houses. Electorally, we were divided by a state commission and now by the imposition of a new state refuse policy and water charges. Fracking will be the final demise of our beloved county. It will be delivered by the E.P.A. and outlaw state quango that boasts immunity from the law. It is the perfect vehicle to deliver us the lethal blow; it will wipe out tourism, farming and our indigenous resources and leave us nothing but a toxic wasteland that will neither good for man or beast.

Old crafts and customs of Ireland

On Tuesday, 30th September, there will be an “Old Crafts and Customs of Ireland” Film being shown on the large screen in Ballinamore Library at 7.30pm. This wonderful film was recorded in the counties of Leitrim, Cavan, Roscommon and Fermanagh in the 1990’s. It features Traditions like Making Mud Turf, Hay, Ploughing and Pattern to the Holy Well; and Trades like Tinsmith, Wheelwright, Millar, Cooper, Blacksmith and Creelmaker.  The film duration is 75 minutes and there is no admission charge. 

Blessing of graves

Blessing of Priests graves at the rear of the church and sister’s graves in the convent cemetery will take place after 11:30 mass on Sunday October 5th. 
Visitation of the sick and housebound - The priests conducting the Mission will visit the sick and housebound on Wednesday and Thursday.


Pro Life church gate collection at Aughnasheelin church next weekend 28th September.

Mass for the Sick

As part of the parish mission programme, a special mass for the sick will be celebrated on Saturday at 11am in Ballinamore Community Centre followed by tea and refreshments.

Creation Time

At the beginning of the month of September we enter Creation Time, which runs until 4th October. We pray that all peoples may respect and use the soil, water, orchards and forests of the world and leave a legacy for which future generations may be grateful.


We welcome into the Parish Community, Lexie Mary Rose Murray who was baptised last Saturday in Ballinamore church. May God bless and protect Lexie and her family.

Irish Kidney Association church gate collection on 27th & 28th September.

Catholic singles
Catholic singles is an organisation which helps single adult Catholics of all ages, meet, either one to one or through social events. Please telephone 0044 161 941 3498, visit the website or email

Lost mobile phone
A mobile phone was lost on Wednesday last in the vicinity of the church or Oughteragh Cemetery. Finder please contact Fr. Sean who will put you in contact with the owner.