Marriage Referendum on 22nd of May

In order to make a balanced appraisal of the issues involved in the forthcoming referendum, please read (or Google) the following: The Irish Bishops Pastoral Statement, ‘The Meaning of Marriage’, ‘7 Great Reasons to Keep Marriage as it is’ and…

Parish Field Day

Sunday the 21st of June 2015.

More details later.

The Confirmation Ceremony for the schools of Balyna Parish

The Confirmation Ceremony for Balyna Parish will be held in Broadford Church on Thursday, 28th May at 11am. Bishop Denis Nulty will administer the Sacrament.


Bishop Denis Nulty has recently issued Guidelines for Confirmation Ceremonies in the diocese.  One of these…

First Holy Communion

The children of Clogherinkoe N.S. will receive their First Holy Communion in Clogherinkoe Church on Saturday, 16th May at 11.00 a.m.    The children of Johnstownbridge N.S. will receive their First Holy Communion in Johnstownbridge Church on Saturday, 23rd May at 11.00 a.m.



  • Palm Sunday (29th of March);

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the Easter ceremonies. It    celebrates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to     accomplish his Pascal Mystery. Palms will be blessed at all masses      this weekend and the long gospel will be read.

  • Lenten Penitential Service:

Broadford Church on Tuesday, 31st March at 7.30p.m.

  • Holy Thursday (2nd of April): Mass of the Lord’s Supper in Johnstownbridge at 7.30p.m.  People are invited to spend some time in prayer before the Altar of Repose after this ceremony.  The church will remain open until 10 p.m. Please return your Trocaire boxes on Holy Thursday or on Easter Sunday.
  • Good Friday (3rd of April): Celebration of the Lord’s Passion in Broadford Church at 3.00 p.m. Stations of the Cross in Johnstownbridge Church and Clogherinkoe Church at 7.30 p.m.  Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence.
  • Holy Saturday (4th of April): Confessions in Johnstownbridge Church from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m., Broadford Church from 11.15 a.m. to 12 noon and in Clogherinkoe Church from 12.15 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.  Celebration of the Easter Vigil in Clogherinkoe Church at 7.30 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday (5th of April): Dawn Mass of the Resurrection in Johnstownbridge Church at 10.00 a.m. Morning Mass of the Resurrection in Broadford Church at 11.30 a.m.  The Easter Collection for the priest of the parish will be taken up at all Masses on Easter Sunday.


St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patricks day 17th of March.

Christ be with me, Christ within me,

Christ behind me, Christ before me,

Christ beside me, Christ to win me,

Christ to comfort me and restore me.

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,

Christ in…

Ash Wednesday

ashThis year Ash Wednesday falls on the 18th February. Ash Wednesday begins the Penitential Season of Lent. Blessed ashes will be distributed at the 10am Mass in Clogherinkoe Church and the 7.30pm Mass in Broadford Church.

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