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.
Pope Francis surprised several Roman families on May 20th, 2017, when he showed up to bless their homes for the Easter season! What would you do if the Pope showed up at your front door unexpectedly?!
Click here to watch the video report.
Here's the main prayer said during a Home Blessing;
When C[Read More...]
You will have noticed a lot of comings and goings this week in the Parish.
Four schools with choirs have been rehearsing for the first Holy
Communions. New art work is appearing daily on the walls of the Church
telling us something about the boys and girls who will receive their first
Eucharist and [Read More...]
For the first time EVER a person will be beatified on Irish soil, on Saturday 13th May, 2017.
Fr John Sullivan SJ (a.k.a "The Saint On A Bike") will be beatified at 11.00 am on 13 May, 2017 in Gardiner Street Church. The principal celebrant and homilist representing Pope Francis will be C[Read More...]
Our parish is dedicated to the Ascension of the Lord.
This year, the Feast of the Ascension falls on the 28th May, 2017.
We invite everyone to come into the Parish centre after each Mass to enjoy
each other’s company and to enjoy a cuppa and a donut (Holy Donut Sunday)
We will have a special CONC[Read More...]
The last week has seen so much going on in the Parish......
We had the most wonderful ceremonies of Confirmation on Thursday and Friday
of last week.
Queen of Angel's and St. Olaf’s children were so well prepared and the
liturgies were very reverent and prayerful. Monsignor Paul Callan was the
Fortify 2017 is a Catholic Parish Youth Ministry Conference designed to showcase youth ministry options available to parishes in Ireland. Young people in Ireland deserve an opportunity to receive the faith. There are approaches in Ireland that are effective. Let’s see what they are and start to use [Read More...]
This extraordinary painting by Caravaggio, which was viewed by the Balally Parish Reader's Club last week, comes to life in today's gospel. We are all challenged to recognise the factual-actual presence of Jesus in today's Mass and, perhaps, to kindle a fire within our own heart.[Read More...]
On Friday 9th June, the Parish will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fr. Dermot Lane's ordination to the priesthood and 25 years of service as Parish Priest in Balally.
There will be a Mass of Thanksgiving on Friday 9th June at 7.00 pm in the Church.
This will be followed by supper in St. Olaf's [Read More...]
A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don't, the spiritual leader provid[Read More...]
This Week, the Parish Team had their weekly meeting to evaluate the Lenten
and Easter events and to prepare for the very busy schedule of
Confirmations, Communions and graduations.
Wednesday saw the gathering of the Funeral Team for the yearly review and a
most wonderful meal.
The Funeral Team i[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.