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.
Parishes are responsible for providing for the spiritual needs of their community but also for being a front line witness of Christ to the world. Both of those responsibilities suffer or benefit from an effective communications strategy. Here are some great examples for you to peruse and decide on. [Read More...]
Again another busy time in the Parish. You can see all the teams working in their different ministries, from the Prayer groups to the Liturgy teams, the Flower arrangers, choirs and all the other groups who keep the Parish so lively.
Other events that occurred this week were:
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*The Ebulletin is Back:*
*So many things going on in the Parish over the last few weeks. The
Hospitality is back, the 400 Club is ongoing, the Bingo celebrated 40 years
of great and dedicated work.*
*As well as these permanent events we had the enrolment ceremonies for the
first communion chil[Read More...]
The Yanks are coming!
We want to flag this unique event:
We have invited a group of 12 to 15 American University students from the parish of Saints Simon and Jude Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to visit this parish from 21st to 31st July 2017 - More news to come.
watch this space!.....
Archbishop Eamon Martin, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland has published a message for Day for Life 2016:
Pope Francis often speaks about the need for a ‘revolution of tenderness’ to melt the ‘hardness of heart’ that is so prevalent in today’s world. Nowadays the way of tendernes[Read More...]
Next weekend 8th/9th October, we welcome Siobhán Tighe and Michelle Manley from the Diocesan Youth Ministry Project to speak at weekend Masses here in Balally and in Sandyford.
In St. Mary’s: on Sat 8th at the 6pm Mass and on Sun 9th at 11pm and 6pm.
In Balally: at the 10am and 11.30am and 12:45 M[Read More...]
A few photos highlighting the magnificent display of flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables currently on display in front of our altar. Spot the plant that was brought all the way from Assisi, Italy.
"Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love in a quiet absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, [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.
Thank you for visiting the Balally website.
Wishing you every blessing and Shalom.
Fr. Dermot A. Lane, PP
Our Online Community
Sunday Afternoon Mass
Sunday Afternoon Mass
Time:12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Sacrament of the Eucharist, celebrated with Congregational Singing.