Notes from Ballinora’s Weekly Newsletter
23rd March, 2019
BALLINORA/WATERFALL SUMMER FLOWER PROJECT 2019
Sponsors sought for Flower Barrels, Hanging Baskets and Bridge Boxes – 25 Euro Each. Contact Pat O Connor at 087 2 949454 or any member of the committee.
Anam Cara Cork, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Wednesday 3rd April at 7:20pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not
FR MICHAEL PRIOR
Fr Prior died on the 24th of March 1945 of famine fever. He is buried in the grave surrounded by railings h a lovely stone in our churchyard.
Michael Prior matriculated in St Patricks College Maynooth on the First of September 1819 for the Cork Diocese and joined the theology class. He was ordained sub deacon in 1821 in Maynooth. He was ordained within a year or two probably in Cork. He was appointed to the Parish Priest of Goleen in 1822 where a famine took hold of the Mizen and worked with the clergy of all traditions to alleviate the sufferings of the people. He was responsible for building a new church in Ballinskea which began in 1825. In 1828 he was transferred to the Parish of Ballincollig. The records states that he was there until 1842. Whether he just ministered to the people of Ballinora after that is unknown but he died on March 24 1845. The story that has come down verbally was that he caught the fever, which was contagious, while attending a dying sick lady in a cabin near to this place. The people showed their regardfor this man by erecting a fine headstone and surrounding railings. In 1988 the late Liam O Callaghan replaced the cross atop the memorial in thanksgiving for him serving his own Great Grandfather John O Callagan, his wife Margaret Burdon and their family during that time. There is much more to be researched about Fr Michael but this weekend letus remember and pray for him.
BALLINORA NS – COLLECTION OF UNWANTED CLOTHING
We accept items throughout the school year. Thank you for supporting your local school. Enquiries to 4871664.
BALLINORA EASTER CAMP
Ballinora GAA, Camogie, and LGFA Clubs are delighted to announce an Easter Camp in Ballinora! The camp will take place in Ballinora GAA Grounds from the 15th – 18th of April. Boys and girls aged 5 to 13 years are welcome. For prices and registration details see www.ballinoragaa.ie. Places are limited and it’s filling up quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment.
SAVE THE DATE!
We are delighted to invite you to join us for the opening of Ballinora’s Ball Wall! It will take place at Ballinora GAA Hall on Sunday, 7th April from 10:30 to 13:00. The official opening and dedication of the new Ball Wall to our friend Liam O’Regan will take place at 11:00. Everyoneis invited.
HOLY HOUR TO PRAY FOR VOCATIONS:
on Wednesday 27th March from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at the Mercy Hospital Chapel – all are welcome
16th March, 2019
Jim Wilson, noted ornithologist, ecologist author and broadcaster will give a talk on garden birds of Ireland in the Scout Den on Tuesday 19th March @ 19:30. Free admission. Supported by the Men’s group, Community association and Tidy Towns. Children welcome. Part of the initiative by the Ballinora Community to increase environmental awareness in conjunction with deployment of bird boxes, bat boxes and bee hotels.
BALLINORA TIDY TOWNS.
Our Annual Parish Spring Clean Up is Saturday March 23rd.This is the start of our work towards Tidy Towns so that we will have a beautiful place again this year. This is National Clean Up Week also. Volunteers needed. Meeting Point- O’Sheas Bar, Waterfall. Time 9.30 am.
Date 23rd March Saturday.
Please come out to help and we will have Light Refreshments afterwards.
BALLINORA EASTER CAMP
Ballinora GAA, Camogie, and LGFA Clubs are delighted to announce an Easter Camp in Ballinora! The camp will take place in Ballinora GAA Grounds from the 15th – 18th of April. Boys and girls aged 5 to 13 years are welcome. For prices and registration details see www.ballinoragaa.ie.
Anam Cara West Cork, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 19th at 7:20pm in the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.
BIBLE AND ECOLOGY
With Sr Celine Mangan OP on Sat 23rd March from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm in the Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road. Cost €10 and all very welcome
BENEDICT’S PRIORY, COBH, CO.CORK.
Day of Recollection guided by the spirituality of the Servant of God, Mother Marie Adele Garnier. Saturday 23rd March, 9.00 Mass and Adoration, 11.00 first talk ends with tea at 3.30pm. Lunchprovided. Contact Mother Prioress 0124811354
YOUNG ADULT HELPERS TO LOURDES.
The diocesan pilgrimage is seeking young adults (18-25) to join the pilgrimage to Lourdes from 10thto 15thJune to assist with the care of the sick who travel to Lourdes. Please contact Fr Charlie Kiely on 021 4537474 or email@example.com for information.
CORK SCRIPTURE GROUP
The Gospel of John:Reflecting on the Word made Flesh. Facilitators: Fr. John Newman and Pauline Byrne. Mondays 4th, 11th, 25thMarch and 1stApril; 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. Scala Centre, Blackrock (opposite Blackrock Castle) Cost: €50 (nights plus workshop] Workshop only: €10