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.
A sample chapter from "How to Survive Working in a Catholic Parish", by Diana Klein & Fr Bernard Cotter, is now online...looks like an invaluable resource.By courtesy of Redemptorist Publications.Available for purchase here.[Read More...]
Courtesy Cindy Wooden Catholic News ServiceABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ARMENIA (CNS) — Catholics and other Christians not only must apologize to the gay community, they must ask forgiveness of God for ways they have discriminated against homosexual persons or fostered hostility toward them, Pope F[Read More...]
For the morning that's in it......Watch and listen to Pope Francis invade the collective conscience of the EU Parliament on 24th November 2014. The Pope implores the EU "to come to work together, to build a Europe, a Europe which revolves, not around 'The Economy' but around the Sacred Nature of the[Read More...]
Many thanks to Fr. Peter for recently exposing and explaining the ten "secret" prayers offered up by every priest at every Mass. In case you missed his series of sermons, here's a catch-up, courtesy of parishableitems blog;Did you know that the Church gives priests celebrating the Mass several praye[Read More...]
Courtesy of William Patenaude, CATHOLIC ECOLOGYIt’s been a year since the release of Pope Francis’ blockbuster eco-encyclical Laudato Si’. Since then there’s been lots of talk about it. Now thanks to a group of international Catholic ecologists, parishes everywhere can take concrete steps to live La[Read More...]
Dear People of Balally, On behalf of our Mother and of all the family we wish to thank you for the friendliness and hospitality you showed us last Friday on occasion of the 25th anniversary of our brother’s ordination. We feel gratitude for the recognition, the gifts and cards and all[Read More...]
This Week: There were many important activities this week in the Parish. So here is a reminder. You may have to go to the parish web site to see some photos.The Parish Party was a huge success this year. Firstly there was a beautiful Mass, concelebrated by 16 priests, with the choir at its very best[Read More...]
An excellent DVD this month, the award-winning "Bella", courtesy of director Alejandro Monteverde; this film has so much love (agape) in it that it virtually gushes through the TV screen and envelopes your entire soul.It's available, for free from your local library here or, on request from balallyp[Read More...]
The Oratory in Dún Laoghaire is a hidden gem of Celtic revival art. This tiny building is home to some of the most spectacular artwork from the early part of 20th century Ireland, all produced by Sister Concepta Lynch. This tour is not to be missed!The Oratory, Dún Laoghaire guided visit and dvd pre[Read More...]
The combined Welsh choirs delivered a lovely evening last Saturday inthe Parish and also helped to raise funds for the roof restoration fund. Therewas a lot of activity around the Parish centre as many of the teams preparedfor the Parish Party. Heavy work was being done on the gardens at the backof [Read More...]
This year we celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Fr Peter’s Ordination. The evening begins with Concelebrated Mass in the church at 7.00pm followed by the PARTY in the Pastoral CentreA very special occasion for Fr Peter, his family, friends and for the parish. You are all invited ……and if you wish[Read More...]
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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.