Ballybunion

  1. St. John’s Church Ballybunion

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PARISH PRIEST:

Fr. Sean Hanafin

PARISH SECRETARY:

Geraldine O’Connor

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:

Mon, Wed, Fri 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

TEL: 068 27102

SACRISTAN: Annemarie Breen.

email address: ballybunion@dioceseofkerry.ie

LIVE MASS BROADCAST via our Facebook Page: St. Johns Parish Ballybunion

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Click here for Fr. Seán’s Sunday message 

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FUNDRAISING GOLF CLASSIC
A golf classic in aid of the St John’s Restoration Fund and Ballybunion Tidy Towns will be played at Ballybunion Cashen Course on Friday, October 7th. Teams of four €200 and the timesheet will run from 8.00am to 4.00pm. Enquiries to the Parish Office: 068 27102 or Fr. Sean Hanafin 087 8341083. For Tee times please contact Mr. Noel Nash (089) 412 8600. Thank you in anticipation of your support.GOLF CLASSIC
A golf classic in aid of the St John’s Restoration Fund and Ballybunion Tidy Towns will be played at Ballybunion Cashen Course on Friday, October 7th. Teams of four €200 and the timesheet will run from 8.00am to 4.00pm. Enquiries to the Parish Office: 068 27102 or Fr. Sean Hanafin 087 8341083. For Tee times please contact Mr. Noel Nash (089) 412 8600. Thank you in anticipation of your support.

A warm welcome from Ballybunion parish to those who have arrived amongst us from Ukraine.

God searches for everyone

No one is left behind by God. The parable, this Sunday, has the Shepherd leaving the 99 behind and going to great lengths to find the lost sheep. The Children , 8 year olds, love this story, they don’t want to be left out. God loves all humans equally even the person who is lost. God is continually searching for us.

Love and Kindness are never wasted……..Liam O’Flaherty–

Teach us to Pray.


God is Near 

 

 

 

Love One Another 

The message or theme of The Gospel is the teaching of Jesus ‘love one another’.

 


Listen to the Voice of Jesus

 

Easter

The light of the Paschal.

 

Human Dignity 

What is happening in Ukraine is a huge disdain for human dignity. Human beings are being dehumanised. We pray for those affected.


Life is Fragile 

Let your voice be heard 

Allow Peace to Break out.



Blessed are the Poor.

”Lord I am not worthy”


God’s Word

 

The Baptism of Jesus 

 ‘This is my Son in whom I am well pleased’ 


 

God becoming human made all humans equal. 

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Renovation cost €2.2 million. We ask locals and visitors  to contribute and also to encourage family and friends at home and abroad.

 

 

Ballybunion Parish statement 2020 Click Here

Purple is the colour dominating Churches during Advent. Vestments, Candles and Banners are all in Purple. 

The Advent Wreath

 

The Advent Wreath is set up in the Church to help us count off the weeks to Christmas, the coming of the Light (Jesus) into the world. The Pink Candle on the Advent Wreath symbolises the Joy of God as God’s people turn to God in trust.

Painting of Pope John Paul II

Carmel McCarron painted this image of Pope John Paul II in 1988.This beautiful painting now hangs in the Sacristy of Ballybunion Church as part of the Church’s heritage.


Red Banners and Confirmation.

Red Banner

Red banners are hanging in Ballybunion Church since the end of September. Red is the colour for Sacrament of Confirmation.


The Remembrance Tree.

The Remembrance Tree

Praying for the dead is one of our strongest customs, especially during the month of November.

 

The Sacrament of Confirmation.

 

 

First Holy Communion 


 

The 1st Communion ceremonies are a significant moment in the lives of the children. It’s recognised as special by the school community, the children’s family and by the parish community.

The draw of the lit candle to prayer.

The lit candle can draw us to prayer. Christians in the early church prayed by the light of candles, this continued up to the invention of electricity. When we pray with lighted candles we bring all those Christians who have prayed before us. We recall their Christian witness, feel the comfort of their prayers, as they continue to intercede for us in the communion of saints.

Green Vestments and Banners

Gathering around the Altar table.

Year of St. Joseph.

Year of St. Joseph This year (December 8th 2020-December 8th 2021) is dedicated to St Joseph, husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

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Church Restoration

The historic St. John’s Catholic Church (1897) in Ballybunion was beautifully restored at a cost of €2.2 million in 2014. Any donation to help us reduce our current debt of €592,524 would be most welcome.

Wall plaque near Our Ladies Altar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church Stained Glass Windows:

The Holy Family

 

St. Stephen and St. Michael.
St. Elizabeth and St. Thomas
The Sacred Heart of Jesus and Sr. Mary Alacoque
St. Giles

 

St.Bridget

 

 

St. Brendan
St. Ita

The Rose Window

 

 

 

Fr. Sean Hanafin P.P.
 The Presbytery
 Church Rd.
 Ballybunion, Co Kerry
 Tel: 068 27102, Fax: 068 27153  e:mail: ballybunion@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

 

 

CHURCH WEEKDAYS SATURDAY SUNDAY HOLY DAYS
St John’s Church, Ballybunion 10.00 am Mon, Wed and Friday

 

7.00 p.m. 11.30 a.m. As announced

WEEKEND MASS TIMES 

VIGIL MASS :  Saturday Vigil Mass at  7 p.m.

Sunday Morning:  11.30 a.m. Mass