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Annual Mass Ballinascorney Mass Rock, 13 July 2014, 3pm

posted Jun 28, 2014, 11:57 AM by Bohernabreena Parish Administrator   [ updated Oct 8, 2014, 4:58 AM ]

Up on the hill in a clearing in the forest, the Ballinascorney Mass Rock sits as a testament to the faith of generations who've gone before. Used in Penal times, when Catholics were forbidden to celebrate Mass in churches, people gathered from many miles in all kinds of weather to worship together and share the Eucharist to sustain them in what were certainly different times.

We will celebrate Mass there together on 13 July at 3pm to remember our ancestors and celebrate our faith together. A moment to connect the past with the present and the future, and we'd love you to join us.

For those familiar with the location, there'll be signs on the road from Stone Cross and the forest entrance. There's also a map here for you to check (see Mass Rock_map_signs.jpg attached below) For everyone else, Cormac Quinn will be at St Anne's church car park from 2-2.30pm to help with directions. 

Please allow 20 minutes from St Anne’s church by car. The road in the forest is uneven. Once you reach the forest car park, it is a 15-20 minute uphill walk on rocky, uneven ground, so wear suitable footwear. Not suitable for buggies; bring a baby backpack if you have one or be prepared to give piggybacks! Think of it as a modern pilgrimage (that costs nothing, just time)!

If the weather is good, bring a flask and some picnic things, as it would be nice to share the special space after the mass with as many as can make it. Allow a couple of hours that Sunday afternoon for what is always a special celebration of our faith.
Bohernabreena Parish Administrator,
Jun 28, 2014, 11:58 AM