More than 260 people attended the Mass in the Community Hall in Ballianscarthy to give thanks for the Ordination of 25 new SMA priests in 2013. Fr Dominic Anthuvan SMA (from India and a missionary now in Kontagora Vicariate, Nigeria) celebrated the Mass along with several other SMA priests and the Timoleague Parish Priest, Fr Pat Hickey.
To read an article and see photos from the event click on this link: Ballinascarthy celebrates!
Here are some more photos from the evening:
Like the Parable in the Gospel: everyone was fed and there were seven baskets left over. Thanks to the local ladies for their great work.
Donal & Nora McCarthy enjoy the ‘cuppa’ along with Kathleen Crowley and Carrie Lynch.
Fr Kevin Conway SMA with John Joe Lyons
Fr Fergus poses with Margaret & Brendan Hayes from Crookstown