September Sick & Housebound Visits

The sick and housebound in the parish will be attended this coming week.
Thursday (1st Sept) – Arles
Friday morning (2nd Sept) – Ballylinan
Friday afternoon (2 Sept) – Killeen
If you wish to be added to those who are attended monthly, please ring the Parish Office with your details. (059) 862…

Killabban Graveyard Mass

Graveyard Mass in Killabban on Thursday 25th August at 7.30pm.

We remember all who are buried in this ancient site associated with St Abban, who founded a church in area in 650AD. The existing ruins that occupy this special site date to 13th century.

This year’s gathering will be a special occasion, as we have invited…

Ballylinan Cemetery Mass

This coming Friday we gather in the Ballylinan Cemetery, Friday 19th August at 7.30pm, (weather permitting) to remember our dead in Ballylinan.

A word of thanks to our Community Employment scheme for attending to the cemetery and keeping it looking so well. Thanks to all who care for graves and the surrounds. Thanks to those…

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday next 15th August, is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation. Mass times for the Holy Day are as follows:
9am Killeen,
10am Arles
11.30am Ballylinan.

Arles Graveyard Mass Friday 12th August at 7.30pm

You are welcome to gather and remember our faithful departed this coming Friday in Arles. After mass a cup of tea and refreshments will be available in Arles Hall – you are most welcome to stay and chat with neighbours and friends.

Well done on a great victory!

Congratulations to Donie, and all the Laois Ladies, for their heroic performance in Croke Park last weekend. A proud occasion for everyone involved and great memories for all the supporters throughout the county.

Whist Drive

Whist Drive
In Arles Hall
Every Thursday Night 8.30pm
Prizes & Raffle on the Night
All welcome!

Prayer before an Examination

Dear Lord, as I take this exam, I thank you that my value
Is not based on my performance, but on your great love for me.
Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together.
Help me, not only with this test, but the many tests of life…

Begin your day in a Spirit of Prayer

Join our daily mass (10am: Tuesday – Friday) from the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arles.
If you can’t come in person, please join us from your own home via our parish webcam.
Our Mass will be preceded each morning with the Rosary at 9.30am.


First Holy Communion 2022

The dates for the Celebration of First Holy Communion in the parish are as follows:

Ballylinan – Saturday 7th May 2022 at 11am in St. Anne’s Church, Ballylinan.

Killeen – Saturday 7th May 2022 at 2pm in St. Abban’s Church, Killeen.

Arles – Sunday 8th May 2022 at 10am in the Church of the Sacred…