Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Bishop Edwin Regan and eight Priests joined us on Friday 23 May 2008 at 7 p.m. to Celebrate Holy Mass in thanksgiving for our Diamond Jubilee. The Priests who had served in our Parish during previous years, joined us and we remembered especially, Father James Koenen our Founder, together with Parishioners, Friends and Benefactors, including Sister Eileen McConnon IBVM, the Loreto Provincial Superior and Sister Jen Bromham IBVM who designed and built our lovely stained glass window, which the Bishop described as a fine example of modern stained glass, made from Polish and French glass. The Bishop acknowledged the contribution which the Loreto Sisters had made to Bala Mission and thanked Sister Patricia for her service of over ten years to the Parish. After the final hymn, we all gathered round the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima and sang the Fatima Hymn – and what wonderful singing honoured Our Lady!! Thanks be to God for sixty years of many Blessings through the Celebration of the Mass and the Sacraments and Jesus’ continual Eucharistic Presence in our special little Church!


Opened in 1948, the Church is the first church outside of Portugal to be dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima. Previously, Bala did not have a Catholic Church in the town centre, and the little white-washed church, hidden behind a house, was converted from a stable dating back to the early 17th Century. The oak statue of Our Lady of Fatima was carved by José Ferreira Thedim who made one for the Fatima Basilica. The statue now stands in a shrine lined with Welsh slate.


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 Our Statue of Saint Jude

Evening Shadows Fall 

Our Statue of Our Lady of Fatima 

 Newly refurbished - pictured in the workshop

 20th November 2007

 Prayer to Our Lady of Fatima

O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary,

 you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima

 and reveal a glorious message. We implore you,

 inspire in our hearts a fervent love 

for the recitation of the Rosary. 

By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption 

that are recalled therein may we obtain the graces 

and virtues that we ask, 

through the merits of Jesus Christ, 

our Lord and Redeemer.




St. John Roberts - Trawsfynydd - Born 1576,

 Martyred at Tyburn 1610