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.
On Saturday 28 October 2017, 3pm, Movies@Dundrum will screen "St Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome in 3D".
During this 90 minute film, four experts will discuss the basilicas and the works of art contained in them:
Antonio Paolucci, director of the Vatican Museums, will guide us through[Read More...]
Ophelia tried to steal the limelight but she couldn’t overshadow important
events that happened this week in the Parish.
On Saturday Bill and Alice Sutherland celebrated their golden jubilee
surrounded by family and friends. The Mass was beautiful, finishing with a
reflection by Alice and Bill abo[Read More...]
The UK "Channel 5" will broadcast what looks like a very interesting show,
starting on Thursday 19th October 2017, 10pm. The show documents how five
"party" ladies' lives were transformed when they lived alongside a
congregation of nuns in a convent.
Further reading here.
A mother was giving instructions to her three children as she sent them
into hear Fr. Peter preach in Balally.
She asked... "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?"
Her son quickly responded, "Because people are sleeping!"[Read More...]
There was such a fervour of activity around the parish this last week. A
historical liturgy took place on Sunday at 11.30 mass with the passing on
of the parish from Fr. Dermot to Fr. Peter. There were important symbolic
gestures that highlighted the role and importance of the community. The
keys, [Read More...]
After 25 years at the helm, Fr. Dermot Lane today handed over our parish to the new, Co-Parish Priest, Fr. Peter Byrne.
Fr Lane will continue to help in the parish as chaplain.
It was a ceremony full of symbols that highlighted the role of community in our parish, shown in the photos below.
Six Parishes will mark significant Wedding Anniversaries on Sunday 15th October, 2017 as part of the preparation for the World Meeting of Families in 2018.
Those married in years 1947,1957,1967,1977,1987 and 1992 are invited to attend, including those who have been widowed. The events are bein[Read More...]
'Twas a powerful week.
The Parish was well represented at the gatherings to prepare the World
Meeting of Families (21-26th August 2018). The 15 parishioners took home
the excellent materials and the infectious enthusiasm that Martin Kennedy
gave us, free of charge, for the upcoming event and the[Read More...]
Are you looking for a place where you can meet other young people to explore faith and life in a fun and exciting way? Faithfest has- music, prayer, workshops and chat n'chill!
For teenagers from parishes who wish to meet otherteens from other parishes in Dublin. Come along to Holy Cross Coll[Read More...]
The Balally Parish Book Club meets in the Parish Centre on the first Tuesday of every month at 8pm. We have two vacancies in the club at present.
Books read by the group focus on spirituality, ecology and personal development. In the past the group has read Papal encyclicals, and books by Echart To[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.