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Ballynacally / Lissycasey Newsletter

Keep up to date with Parish news, events, information etc

P.P. Fr Albert McDonnell 085 7811823
Parish Office 065 6838135
Fr. Joe Hourigan 065 6834145; 086 8170700   

 13th & 14th Jan 2018 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Email or click HERE
Twitter: @ClondegadParish
Check us out on facebook! @ballynacallylissycaseyparish

Please note the Parish Office opening hours for coming week:
Tues, Wed & Thurs 10am – 3pm

Christ the King Church, Ballycorick - Masses:

Sat Jan 13th           7pm        Anniversary Mass for the following:

Flan & Margaret Neylon, Clonmore
Des Tighe, Ballynacally
Catherine Browne, Rosscliffe
Anthony Devereaux, Clonmore
Mick Quinlivan, Knockalough
Fr Tom O’Dea
Thomas O’Toole, Dangan
Michael Keane, Ballycorick
Stephen Keane, Ballycorick
Ambrose & Mick Cleary, Clonakilla
Mary Scanlon, Clonmore
Peggy Sheehan, Lack
John & Dorothy Madden, Ennis
Danny Green, Cahercalla
Garrett & Ann Brophy
Bridget Sheehan, Cragbrien
John & Mary Kelly, Lack
Rose Reidy, Ballyclohessy
Bridget Casey, Kildysart
Mary Margaret Frawley, Tonlegee
Mary Sheehan, Tonlegee
Eileen & Jimmy Daly, Lisheen
Pat Joe Sheehan, Tonlegee
Paddy Sheehan, Tonlegee
The deceased members of the Moylan Family
Catherine & Daniel O’Dea, Ballynacally
Patrick & Elizabeth Normoyle, Paradise
John & Maureen Arthur, Ennis
Greg Naughton, Dublin
Stephen Murphy, London
PJ Coughlan, Ennis & Coolsupeen
Kathleen Hassett, Toonagh
Tom Clancy, Lavalla
Jane Clancy, Lavalla
Margaret Markham, Ennis
Stephen Markham, Ennis
Fr Flan Markham, Ennis
Tom & Maurie Murphy, Dangan
James Enright, Mullaghbaun & Ardnagla
Martin O’Shea, Poulaphoca
Frances Arthur, Ennis
Paddy Crowley, Lavalla
James Normoyle (Junior), London
Mary Cleary – O’Dea         

Thurs Jan 18th      9.30am  Mass for the People
Fri Jan 19th            9.30am  Mass
Sat Jan 20th           12pm     Months Mind Mass for John Curtin, Ardnagla
Sat Jan 20th           7pm        Months Mind Mass for Flan Neylon, Cragbrien
(Also Communion Preparation Mass)                                           
Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Lissycasey - Masses:

Sun Jan 14th         12pm     Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Tues Jan 16th        9.30am  Mass
Wed Jan 17th        9.30am  Mass
Sun Jan 21st         12pm     Anniversary Mass for January

Names can be written in the book at the back of the church up to Wednesday evening for inclusion in the newsletter

Eucharistic Adoration in Lissycasey every Wed 6pm – 10pm

Ballycorick Eucharistic Ministers:
Sat 20th: Mary Spain, Bernie Gavin, Mary Hill
Lissycasey Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 21st: Mary Hill, Kathleen Breen, Moira Hill
Ballycorick Readers: 
Sat 20th:                Patricia Sheehan
Lissycasey Readers:
Sun 21st: Brid Browne
Prayers of the Faithful: Patricia Keane
Ballycorick Servers:
Sat 20th:  Colm Meaney, Ria Meaney & Sadbh Griffin
Supervisor: Dolores Meaney

2018 Rotas for Ballycorick Eucharistic Ministers & Readers are available in the sacristy

Please pray for the repose of the soul of: James Normoyle, nephew of PJ Normoyle, Burren who died in London recently.

Wedding congratulations to Jennifer Keane, Beneden and Daniel Potts, England who were married in Lissycasey recently.

We welcome to our faith family baby Ollie Val Normoyle, Lissycasey.

Ballynacally Pastoral Council Meeting takes place on Thursday, Jan 18th at 8.30pm at the Parochial House.

Finances:                             Ballycorick          Lissycasey
Dec 24th & 25th                      €1,110.00              €1,479.39
Dec 30th & 31st                      €256.50                 €517.29
Jan 6th & 7th                           €351.69                 €474.62

Killaloe Diocese pilgrimage to Lourdes:  Bishop Fintan Monahan will lead the 62nd Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Shannon Airport on Tuesday 26th June returning on Sunday 1st July.
€695 full board  for online booking  at or €705 for paper booking.  Special section for sick or assisted pilgrims at a reduced price.  Early booking advisable.  Full details from Fr Tom Ryan Pilgrimage Director 061-364133.
Autumn Pilgrimage from Sunday 7th October, returning Friday 12th October €669 for online booking or €679 for paper booking.

Would you like to help the poorest of people in Fr David’s parish in 2018? A committee is being formed to help feed and clothe families in Fr David’s parish. If you would like to be part of this committee or if you would like to help in any way during the year, please contact the Parish Office or text 087-4160385
“Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time; they just have the heart!” - Elizabeth Andrew

Unwanted Gifts Fundraiser: A sale of unwanted gifts will take place at Ballynacally Community Centre in aid of Fr David’s Mission in Tanzania on Sunday February 4th at 2pm. If you have unwanted gifts that you would like to donate, they can be dropped to the Parish Office or to the Community Centre on Saturday Feb 3rd from 2-4pm.

Evening Course in Practical Philosophy Tue. next January 16th 2018 Clare Education Centre, Kilrush Rd. Ennis.
Registration - 7.15pm. Queries to 087  923 6367

Cahercalla Hospice Draw Results:
1st Prize €650: Ethna Fawl, Cree, Kilrush
2nd Prize €200: Brid Keane, Ballina, Co Mayo

Clondegad GAA: Clondegad teams will begin training over the next few weeks. The club are putting team managements in place at present. Any parents or players, current or past interested in being involved they can contact any of the club officers.
Clondegad GAA Lotto Results: Winning numbers: 11, 15, 24, 28. Two Match Three Winners - €100 each: Shane & Susan O’Neill, Clonmel & Katie Keane, Newhall. Jackpot: €2,400. Next venue: Five Arches 15/1/18

Lissycasey GAA club news: Lissycasey U12s continue their mini league on Sunday next at Kilmaley Astro turf.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the AGM has been postponed until Thursday next January 18th at Frure at 8pm. Lissycasey GAA newsletter, which reviews the past year is now available free at local outlets. 
Lissycasey GAA club lotto 8/1/18: Jackpot: €11,100: No: 1-2-13-16: No Jackpot Winner: Match 3 Winner: €100: Aine Kelly , Shannon View, Frure Lucky dip: Niamh Normoyle, Lissycasey;  Killian Normoyle, Lissycasey; Noreen Doohan, Kildysart. Smart Lotto: Lotto 15/1/18: Jackpot: €11,200.  Play Lotto online Lotto €2 or 3 for €5.00

Athletics: The success of our young underage athletes was highlighted this week when Anna Donnelly and Alex Pelczar  were among the list of county All star winners. This was well deserved and well done to both athletes who will be presented with their awards at a function in the Auburn Lodge on Feb 2nd. Meanwhile training has resumed on Mondays (Lees Road) and Wednesdays (Frure) with a 7pm start at the Ennis venue and 6.30pm start at the local venue.

Clothing collection in Ballynacally Please have a look through your clothing for any unwanted Clothes for our fund raising collection in Ballynacally coming up in the near future. This collection is In aid of Ballynacally NS. The usual items accepted, clean clothes, paired shoes, hats, belts, handbags and soft toys. NO BEDDING OR CUSHIONS PLEASE. More information to follow

Meal & Music: The bus to take Senior citizens from Ballynacally for meal and music in Moneypoint on Jan. 14th will leave Kings @ 11.45 and another bus will leave Lissycasey @ 12 noon. Hope you all enjoy the day. Thank You, Mary Daly 0862363273

Exercise Classes for over 55s continue at the Community Centre in Ballynacally on Fridays at 3pm. Come along and start the New Year on a healthy note.

The Clare Branch of Cystic Fibrosis thank you for supporting their recent Christmas Card Sale. Thanks also to friends who helped by selling cards at their work places.

The Clare Branch of the Irish Kidney Association wish to thank all those that supported their recent church gate collection in Ballynacally and Lissycasey. Thanks to your generosity €500 was raised. Mile Buiochas.

Thank you to all who donated to the food and toy appeal for Clarecare and SVP. Your support was much appreciated by both organisations and helped so many families in need at Christmas.

Pilates classes commencing at Clarecastle N.S. from Thursday 18th January at 7.15pm. 6 week course €55. Please contact Eilish for enquiries or to register on 087-7416724.

Sage is a Support and Advocacy organisation that provide a free confidential nationwide service for vulnerable adults.  It helps people understand the impact of their decisions and the vulnerable person is at the centre of the decision-making process.  If you would like to enquire more about the service  01-5367330 or 1850 71 94 00. Email. or

Dolphins Baseball Club now recruiting players for our Little League Team ages 9-12yrs, training will take place in Kilrush & Ennis.  We are also looking for volunteers to help with coaching etc, Full training provided.  For more info please contact Ger @ 086 6012966 or check out our Facebook page West Clare Dolphins.

Dementia Workshop for Families/Caregivers: Partners in Homecare are holding a workshop on Dementia at the Templegate Hotel, Ennis on Tuesday 16th January 2018 at 7.00pm. Caring for a loved-one or someone living with dementia can be rewarding but it can also be very challenging and stressful. Please join us if you would like to learn about understanding dementia, how it affects behaviour and how to care for those living with Dementia. For further information call:  065 6895281 or Kaye on 0877888300.

Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People: Our next clinic will be Wednesday 17th January 2018, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. in the Parish Centre in the Cathedral Grounds, on Station Road, Ennis. This is a free service where you can acquire information regarding hearing loss, guidelines for good communication, information on equipment for your home to help you hear the doorbell, phone, smoke alarm and television.  We also provide information on Irish Sign Language, Tinnitus and Lip-reading.  Come in and have a chat, no need for an appointment. HSE hearing aid tubing can be changed and batteries for all hearing aids can be purchased for €2 for a packet of 6.  We do not service, fit or issue hearing aids at our clinic.  Family members and local agencies are welcome to seek advice.  If you require more information please contact the resource office: Mid-West, Pery Street, Limerick.  Tel: 061 467 494.  Fax: 061 467 497 Text: 087 6839754 Email:  Web:

Sucicide, Self Harm, Depression:
Samaritans:          116 123
Aware:                   1800 902 826
Pieta:                      1800 247 247
Alone:                    01-6791032 (Loneliness)
Women’s Aid        1800 341 900 (Domestic Abuse – Women)
Amen                     0818 22 22 40 (Domestic Abuse – men)
Childline                                1800 666 666 (helpline for children/teens)
Crimevictims        116 006
Drug & Alcohol     1800 459 459 (Addiction helpline)

Don’t suffer in silence; there is always somebody out there who will be able to help!


The Value of Mass

The Holy Mass is the hightest form of worship. It is the sacrifice of Calvary renewed. One Mass gives God more praise and thanksgiving, makes more atonement for sin and pleads more eloquently than does the combined and eternal worship of all the souls in heaven, on earth and in Purgatory. In the Holy Mass, it is Jesus Christ, God as well as man, who is our intercesor, our priest and our victim. Being God – as well as man – his prayer, mertis and his offerings are infinite in value


The Pilgrim Icon of Divine Mercy
Bringing Graces to each Parish, Home, Family & Devotee!
The Pilgrim Icon of Divine Mercy has been donated to our parish. It is available from the Parish Office so we encourage people/families to invite Jesus the Divine Mercy into their homes for one week.
Once a day for 7 days, pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet in front of the Pilgrim Icon consecrating your home and your family to Divine Mercy. Make it a very special week in your life with Divine Mercy as an honoured guest!
Phone the Parish Office on 065-6838135 Tues-Thurs 10am -3pm or text 087-4160385 to request the icon for your home for a week