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Please note that the Newsletter updates have taken a summer break. Updates will resume in September. We wish everyone a wonderful summer!

 


15th June, 2019

THANK YOU
A huge and very heartfelt THANK YOU to the Ballinora Community for their very generous and immense help, support and encouragement of the Karen Fenton Memorial Run 2019. This event would not have been possible without members of the community who volunteered their valuable time and skills to help the Fenton Family and the Karen Fenton Ovarian Cancer Fund committee achieve their goal. The dedication and commitment of all the volunteers was fantastic – from marshals and registration volunteers to those who helped with catering, first aid and parking. We could not have done it without you! Our sincerest thanks,
The Fenton Family

TIDY TOWNS COMMITTEE AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – WE THANK YOU!
Once again over the last three weeks, a transformation has taken place all over Ballinora and Waterfall. The hanging stands, bridge boxes, tubs, tyres etc. have been filled to overflowing with the most beautiful flowers. Wildflower hedgerows have appeared. New roadside verges have been cleaned. A sincere thanks from the whole parish and community to the teams of volunteers who have planted and hung them, and who water the plants. What a difference it makes to our parish, our church, our school, our roadsides….

ARE YOU TRAVELING ABROAD?
You are welcome to call to the sacristy to get the Mass leaflets for the weekend you are away.   We usually have a supply of leaflets four weeks ahead of time. Those going to Mass in a foreign language may find this helpful.   There are also great iPhone or Android apps called “iMissal” or “Universalis” which are excellent for the readings. They do not use data when you are travelling. Try them out!  They have all the weekly readings too, so it can be used even if you are not travelling.

94TH CORK EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION – JUNE 23RD
A reminder that next Sunday, June 23rd, the Eucharistic Procession will leave the Cathedral at 3pm to process to Daunt’s Square. The prayers will begin in the square at 2.45pm, concluding with Benediction at 3.30pm. Available on www.corkcity.ie/tv

BALLINORA VINTAGE DAY
JUNE 23rd STARTING AT 11.00AM IN THE GAA PITCH BEHIND THE CHURCH.
ALL WELCOME

 


1st June, 2019

BALLINORA GAA CLUB.
Annual Golf Classic has changed to Friday 13th September at Lee Valley Golf Club. Ballinora GAA are committed to providing first class modern facilities for its members and for the local community. The Golf Classic is one of our key annual fund-raising events. Please Support.

MOUNT CARA (CARA HOUSE)
Mount Carais a twenty-five bedded facility located on the Northside of Cork City, adjacent to the North Monastery School and situated on the grounds of the “Old Bishop’s Palace”.  Mount Cara offers respite, convalescence and continuing care. To check availability and for further information, please contact Ms. Eilís Brennan (Person-in-charge) Tel: (021) 4395737.

SUMMER SHOW
Munster Summer Show volunteers required. Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of June. If you can help please contact Laura Lane 0868821593

BISHOPSTOWN SENIOR SOCIAL CENTRE
Vacancies in the following classes at Wilton Park House:
Exercise & Dance (Mondays 2:30pm)
Computers for the Petrified (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Gentle Exercise & Dance (Thursday afternoon)
More information contact 021 4348595 from Monday to Thursday 1:00pm to 4:30pm


25th May, 2019

THE  ROSARY.  (note change in time)
Will be recited at the grotto in Curraheen on each Monday night during May at 8pm

BALLINORA GAA CLUB.
Annual Golf Classic has changed to Friday 13th September at Lee Valley Golf Club. Ballinora GAA are committed to providing first class modern facilities for its members and for the local community. The Golf Classic is one of our key annual fund-raising events. Please Support.

MOUNT CARA (CARA HOUSE)
Mount Carais a twenty-five bedded facility located on the Northside of Cork City, adjacent to the North Monastery School and situated on the grounds of the “Old Bishop’s Palace”.  Mount Cara offers respite, convalescence and continuing care.  To check availability and for further information, please contact Ms. Eilís Brennan (Person-in-charge) Tel: (021) 4395737.

LIVING WITH LOSS
An information evening with keynote address by Dessie Fitzgerald (former Cork Hurler) on living with grief and loss – Thursday 6th June from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork City.  Organised by the Hospice Foundation in conjunction with local bereavement organisations.

ANAM CARA
Anam Cara Cork, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Remembrance Evening on Wednesday 5th June at 7:20pm at the Lough, Cork, followed by Tea and Coffee in the Hawthorn. 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. Please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie or 085 2888888 to help us organise.  Please note there are no Events in July orAugust.

BISHOPSTOWN SENIOR SOCIAL CENTRE
Vacancies in the following classes:
Exercise & Dance (Mondays 2:30pm)
Computers for the Petrified
Gentle Exercise & Dance (Thursday afternoon)
More information contact 021 4348595


18th May, 2019

THE  ROSARY. (note change in time)
Will be recited at the grotto in Curraheen on each Monday night during May at 8pm

COFFEE MORNING
Ballinora Scout group will be hosting annual coffee morning for the cancer services of Cork on 25th May 10am-1pmin the Scout Den. All welcome with fantastic home baking and fantastic prizes in aid of a wonderful cause

BALLINORA GAA CLUB.
Annual Golf Classic has changed to Friday 13th September at Lee Valley Golf Club. Ballinora GAA are committed to providing first class modern facilities for its members and for the local community. The Golf Classic is one of our key annual fund-raising events. Please Support.

CORK MATHS CIRCLE
One DayRevision Courses: (Tel. 0851426903 after 6p.m.only)
Junior Certificate Higher Saturday May 25th,  Leaving Certificate Honours Sunday May 26th/Thursday May 30th and Leaving Certificate Ordinary Saturday June 1st from 11-6p.m each day, given by experienced teachers/exam correctors, covering exam questions on papers 1 and 2.

PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE
(Visiting Pietrelcina, San Giovanni Rotondo and the Shrine of St Michael the Archangel); 9-13 October 2019. Cost  €699 per person sharing, Spiritual director: Fr Ben Hodnett. Booking: www.marian.ie

THANK YOU FROM THE PASTORAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
Fr Charlie Kiely wishes to acknowledge your generosity to the annual collection taken up last weekend and looks forward to meeting many of you over the coming year at our various events in the diocese.


4th May, 2019

BALLINORA GAA CLUB.
Annual Golf Classic  has changed to Friday 13th September at Lee Valley Golf Club.Ballinora GAA are committed to providing first class modern facilities for its members and for the local community. The Golf Classic is one of our key annual fund-raising events. Please Support!!

CHURCH MAINTENANCE
The Church Cleaning Rotas are available this weekend 27th/28th April, inside the front door of the church. Well Done to all the hard working ladies who give their time and energy to keep our church gleaming throughout the year.

ANN LONG,S PRESCHOOL
We  are now taking bookings for our Small Pet Farm Summer Camp and for preschool.TEL.0861726489.Email ashtreelodge@gmail.com

THE  ROSARY
Will be recited at the grotto in Curraheen on each Monday night in May commencing May 6that 7-30 p.m.

CHORAL FESTIVAL FRINGE BENEFITS:
This week we welcome the Gaudete Choir from St Patrick’s Church in Rochestown, who have participated competitively in the Festival.

CHILDMINDER REQUIRED
We are looking for a kind, reliable childminder in the Waterfall area ,to care for a year old little boy from the beginning of  September 2019 .Teachers hours, term time only. Please phone or text 0879360033

CALLING ALL TRÓCAIRE BOXES
Very few Trócaire Boxes and Envelopes have as yet been returned. Please make a special effort to return yours as soon as possible, so that the money can be sent on. Boxes and envelopes can be returned to the Sacristy or to Fr Declan.

PASTORAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICE.
Annual collection for the Diocesan Pastoral Development Office will be taken up at all Masses next weekend –Saturday/Sunday 11th/12thMay. Your generosity to this collection enables the office to continueto offer training and formation for pastoral groups and parish ministries, andadult faith development opportunities throughout the diocese.


13th April, 2019

BALLINORA/WATERFALL GARDEN AND LIFESTYLE CLUB
Easter Demo and Workshop Monday 15th April at 8 pmin The Scout Den with Megan Buckley (Florist). Visitors Welcome.. Enquiries Anne O Mahony 0876197968

BALLINORA GAA CLUB.
Annual Golf Classic will be on Friday 10th Mayat Lee Valley Golf Club.
Ballinora GAA are committed to providing first class modern facilities for its members and for the local community. The Golf Classic is one of our key annual fund-raising events. Please Support!!

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION
Information evening for people with Cardiac Conditions:

  • Venue: Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, Cork
  • Date: Thursday 2nd May
  • Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm

We will have many speakers including Michael Lyster (former RTE Sports Presenter) as our special guest.  To book a place phone Lucinda on 087 7781561 or email lmcnerney@irishheart.ie

BALL WALL LAUNCH
Ballinora Camogie, GAA, and Ladies Gaelic Football Clubs wish to extend a note of thanks to all of those who supported the launch of our Ball Wall last weekend. Thank you to those who gave baking and donations and to everyone who contributed to its success on the day. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.

NEWSLETTER

The next edition of the newsletter will be on the weekend of the 4thand 5thof May. Items to be included should be submitted before 6pm on Wednesday May 1st… and do not forget a contact number please!                                                  Happy Easter to all from the Newsletter Team.


30th 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.

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. Closing date for bookings is the 8th of April and places are limited and it’s filling up quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment.

BALL WALL LAUNCH
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. Please join us for our fundraising coffee morning and raffles.  All baking gratefully received in Hall from 9.30 that morning. The launch and dedication of the new Ball Wall to our friend Liam O’Regan will take place at 11:00. Everyone is invited

KAREN FENTON MEMORIAL RUN
The Karen Fenton Memorial Run will take place here in Ballinora on Sunday April 14th at 12.30pm. It is shaping up to be a great family and community day out.
The organisers are also seeking assistance with baking on the day. Any help is much appreciated.
Online registration is encouraged. All those who pre-enter will be put in a draw for 2 nights B&B for 2 people in the lovely Celtic Ross Hotel in West Cork.  Visit karenfenton.ie to register now.

Collection of unwanted clothing
We accept items throughout the school year.
Thank you for supporting your local school.
Enquiries to 4871664.

TRÓCAIRE LENTEN APPEAL
Please continue the contributions
‘Love no flood can quench, no torrents drown…’ Song of Songs 8:7
2.5 million people may have been affected by the devastating cyclone and floods that have hit southern Africa. Trócaire is responding on the ground with life-saving support and the Lenten campaign will help not only the people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe but thousands of others facing hardship across the developing world. www.trocaire.org

CORK SCRIPTURE GROUP TALKS:
Tuesday, 2nd April at 8.00pm: Sr. Nellie McLoughlin RSM: “The Wonder of Creation: The Miracle of Life”.  Tuesday, 9th April at 8.00pm: Tom Kelly:
“Night train – the extraordinary world of bird migration”                                                             Venue:  The Crypt, Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross, Cork.
Each talk 45 minutes, followed by questions, answers and chat over a cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee.


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
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

BIRD TALK
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
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 atpdo@corkandross.org  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