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.
In his June 21 General Audience, Pope Francis said holiness is attainable
for *each *and *every *person!
"But some of you might ask me: “Father, can you be a saint in everyday
Yes, you can.
“But this means that we should pray all day?”
No, no. It means you have to do your duty all[Read More...]
Fr. Dermot and Fr. Padraig are on retreat this week, being led by the Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, Robert Barron. Please say a wee prayer for the both of them, indeed for all of the priests on retreat this week, and for Bishop Barron, as well.
There's a few other priests you may recognise in th[Read More...]
Here's a fairly recent 'Summer-y' movie that, we hope, will both uplift and inspire you and your family, this Summer. Let us know how you get on with it.....
Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm[Read More...]
*Breaking News* …..
The launch of the “World Meeting of Families” (21st- 26th of August 2018)
has taken place in Balally Parish. This is one of the biggest events on the
horizon for the Irish Church indeed for the entire nation. Pope Francis is
expected to be one of the many visitors from all ove[Read More...]
Two things dominated the parish this week one was the weather and the other
was the feast of Corpus Christi. The “Do This in Memory (DTIM)” programme
finished with the participation of the first communion children in the
One of organisers invited parents to continue their involvement i[Read More...]
The Vatican has unveiled a website in preparation for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment”. The site contains a questionnaire in five languages, to facilitate the widest participation of all the young people in the world, not only to receive info[Read More...]
Come to the 11th All -Ireland Rally for Life on Saturday, 1st July starting at 2pm from Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
This is possibly the last Rally before a referendum which seeks to strip away the rights of pre-born children.
The time to stand is NOW and the person to stand is YOU!
*Let us love, not with words but with DEEDS*
Pope Francis is asking all Christians to welcome the poor into their homes
for lunch on November 19, 2017, to celebrate the first World Day of the
Poor, the Vatican announced today.
The announcement came this morning, as Archbishop Rino Fisichella,
The information meeting for the visit of the American students will take
place on Tuesday 20th of June 2017 in the Balally Pastoral centre at *20.00*
The objectives of the trip will be outlined, the calendar and schedule for
the days will be distributed and all questions will be answered.[Read More...]
There was only *one *game in town this week: Fr. Lane’s Golden Anniversary
Mass, the Parish celebration of 25 years of our Parish Priest as well as
the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the parish. For many it was the
most beautiful liturgy that we’ve had in the Parish for some time. The
Last Sunday, the Feast of Pentecost was a day of great colour and variety
at all the Masses.
The boys and girls from Queen of Angels and St Olaf’s schools, who recently
received the Sacrament of Confirmation participated in the 10am Family Mass.
There was an array of county and club colours to be [Read More...]
A beautiful work of Sacred Art, just released! Enjoy!
Wouldn't it be nice if this were played at all Masses, this Pentecost Sunday, all over the country?
Composed by Ephrem Feeley for the World Meeting Of Families 2018
By Courtesy: icatholic[Read More...]
Sunday Vigil (Sat)
Holy Day Morning
Holy Day Afternoon
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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.