We have a number of Mass Rocks in our parish which are reminders of Penal times in Ireland between the mid 16th and 18th centuries. During those times Mass was celebrated in secret at remote gatherings. The Mass Rock was used as a meeting place and altar. Last August we had a lovely celebration at the Mass Rock in Ballycar. We are currently planning a gathering at a Mass Rock in Ballysallagh in the lands of Tony and Marie Costello. That Mass will be celebrated on Thursday 27th August at 7.00pm. Tony and Marie have very kindly given us permission to use their land and we will oversee the parking at the site on that evening.