This is a special time each week for prayer and reflection. It is led by one of several teams of lay prayer leaders who pick a relevant theme for readings and reflections. There is quiet time for you to listen and to speak your thoughts to God, time to pray for special intentions, silently or aloud, soulful soothing music and a few familiar hymns to join in, and all within 20 to 25 minutes!
Saturdays after the 10:00am Mass
By arrangement with priests. See our Contact Us page
An INDUCTION LOOP is provided for hearing aid users.
Parish radio link of the housebound. The Mass and other liturgies in The Church of the Ascension are now broadcast for those who are housebound. Special radios are required and they can be obtained by contacting the Parish Office.
Remember the beautiful song that Katy Blythe and the other Pittsburgh Pilgrims left us with on that glorious July night a few weeks ago? Well, by courtesy of Navan Parish, here are the words to that song, in the form of a Prayer Card to Our Lady. We are eternally grateful to both Katy and Navan Pari[Read More...]
In spite of the Summertime there has been a lot going on in the parish.
There was a debrief meeting of many of those involved in the visit of the
American students. It was an extraordinary moment where people from both
parishes shared the good the bad and the interesting from the experience. A
Organist required to play in Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally Parish, Dublin 16. Responsibilities include one Sunday Mass and one rehearsal mid-week from the end of August 2017 to the middle of June, plus Christmas and Easter ceremonies, and two concerts. The person appointed will work[Read More...]
Our church is now live on the Internet; all our church services are available for viewing by clicking here;
It is possible to view the live stream on PC’s, laptops and a range of Apple and Android devices. In order to view the live stream, your devi[Read More...]
Don't miss out on the opportunity to venerate Mary's assumption, body and soul, into heaven next Monday 14th August, 2017 at 7.30pm and on Tuesday, 15th August 2017 at 10am & 1.10pm in our church, through the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
The abundant stream of Graces associated with our Pittsburgh Pilgrims continued to flow, even after their departure last weekend.
Fr. Jay & Fr. Peter visited the National Gallery in London during the past week, expecting to view the three Caravaggio paintings normally held there. You can imagin[Read More...]
Tonight we bade good bye to the Pittsburgh Pilgrims in a riot of joy at the parish centre.
The video below "Lovely Lady Dressed In Blue", led by Katie, captures the spirit of not only this evening's celebration but of the entire encounter with the people of our parishes and their visits to holy shr[Read More...]
Time for a podcast uplift this time around....is there such a thing as a comedian-priest? Why not join Fr. John Nepil, Fr. Michael Rapp, Fr. Nathan Goebel, and Fr. Michael O'Loughlin for a wonderfully witty, intelligent and thoug[Read More...]
We, the People and Priests of Balally Parish, are committed to:
Putting the person of Jesus Christ at the centre of our lives
Creating a Christian community that is ecumenical and respectful of other faiths
Giving priority to prayer and worship of the Trinity
Standing in solidarity with all who feel alienated
We acknowledge that we do not always live up to these commitments. We promise, however, prompted by the Spirit, to try again and again.
WELCOME to Balally Parish website.
I hope you will find it informative, and even inspiring. Informative in terms of providing the times of Church services like weekend Masses, dates for Baptisms, the names of the Parish Team, the members of the Parish Pastoral Council and of the many other groups that work collaboratively with us in the Parish. You might even want to join one or other of these groups and if so you might get in touch with us.
You might also find the website inspiring insofar as it lists the various pieces of Liturgical Art in the Church, with some commentary and explanation. In particular, you might wish to visit the entries on the website about – the Washing of the Feet – the Torah Scroll – the Burning Bush – the Stations of Creation in stained glass – the Stations of the Cross
Lastly, if you have any comments to offer on the design of the website or on how we might improve it, we would be delighted to hear from you.