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.
Tickets may be booked via this link, from 25th June 2018.
For your safety and welfare, you should plan your whole journey from the beginning of the day until you return home.
You may have to walk for a long distance over the course of the day.
You are likely to be standing for a long period [Read More...]
Come join us on our parish trip to Glendalough on Saturday 23rd June 2018.
Our bus leaves the Church car park at 10.30am. We bring our own picnic &
something to share. All ages catered for. We will have a wonderful
experience together in the unique ambience of Glendalough. People can
choose either o[Read More...]
Last Sunday was the feast of Corpus Christi. At the Family Mass many of the
First Communion children participated wearing their Communion outfits, they
read the prayers of the faithful and presented the sheep they had received
in November as a reminder of two of the titles that Christ holds:
The La[Read More...]
World Meeting of Families
Come join us on our Parish Trip to Glendalough, Saturday 23rd June, 2018.
Our Bus will leave the Church car park at 10.30am.
Bring your own picnic & something to share with your brothers and sisters.
All ages catered for.
We will have a wonderful experience to[Read More...]
Art work decorated the Church; choirs came for practices, children
rehearsing and parents preparing… Yes indeed it was the First Holy
Communion celebration of our Parish.
People came from all over Ireland and indeed from further afield to witness
the wonder, the beauty and the innocence of the chi[Read More...]
Trinity Sunday: 27 May 2018, 11:30 AM
Reflections on the Referendum result
Fr. Dermot Lane.
It would be irresponsible of me to stand here this morning without making some tentative comments on the result of the referendum. After all, it is a subject that is on everybody’s mind today and every sin[Read More...]
Many have asked me why I have not spoken clearly about the referendum in the church over the last few months. There were several reasons. Firstly, because I wanted the Church to be a prayerful space where people can hear God, hear about God and speak to God. Secondly because I wished that people wou[Read More...]
At long last, spring is in the air, and with it, a new spring in our step. All around us life is burgeoning again, new life. We cannot cut hedges anymore this year. It is strictly forbidden until autumn: the birds are nesting. Our laws are determined to protect them so that new bir[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.