Yes, it's true, he did, way back in 1973. For this story and many more
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Miscarriage Association of Ireland will hold its Annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday the 11 November at 3pm in St Teresa's Church, Donore Avenue, off South Circular Road, Dublin 8. All parents, siblings, grandparents & anyone else affected by the loss of a baby are very welcome to attend, re[Read More...]
At the Family Mass labels were distributed so that the names of loved ones
now departed could be placed on the tree beside the Altar. At 12.00 Mass
names were gently pronounced and each family stood forward and placed the
candle in front of the altar. Each candle with the name of a loved one.
Then t[Read More...]
Have you ever been to a Bishops' Synod in the Vatican? Would you like to
find out exactly what goes on there? Get an eagle's eye view of the recent
2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment by
visiting our web site of the week. Vox-Pops, Interviews, Pilgrimmages; it's
all the[Read More...]
The Gospel that told the story of the blind Bartimaeus gave great scope for
thought and reflection to the children at the 10.00 Mass on
Sunday. The DTIM team involved parents and children in the Mass of
preparation for the First Communion. There was also a lot of activity in the parish office as th[Read More...]
Today's the day the Catholic Church remembers all those who have passed away, before us. Why don't you take some moments, today, to pray for someone you know that has died in recent years. Perhaps your prayer could help achieve the final elevation to an eternal rest, in Heaven, if not already there?[Read More...]
DUBLIN D09 H4C2
Dear Father Peter,
I write concerning a further National Collection to help defray the costs of the recent World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis. The collection will take place in all churches in Ireland over the weekend of[Read More...]
We all need someone to look up to; someone who will always be an inspiration for our life; every thought, word and action. But more than that, someone who we can always rely on for life-giving help; encouragement when things are going well, resilience when things appear moribund.
Could anyone fit t[Read More...]
The Altar Society was on overtime this week end. On Saturday evening the
confirmation children from Sandyford were here for their enrolment Mass.
This highlights the gradual integration of the two parishes. On Sunday the confirmation children from Queen of Angels and St Olaf’s came
forward with the[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 the Church of the Ascension. Through this Parish Website, we hope to tell you a little bit about ourselves and give you the information you might require.
The Parishioners of Balally built this Church with great effort and generosity. It was finished in 1982. Many of the first Parishioners are still active in the community, and many have gone home to God.
The Church structure is unusual as Churches go, but its building was inspired by the Second Vatican Council. Its layout highlighted the belonging to the family of God. From the tapestry of the Burning Bush (at the very centre behind the Tabernacle) the walls extend like open arms and embrace all who enter and immerse them in the Divine Presence. That Divine Presence is underscored by each of the windows which are dedicated to the opening verses of the Book of Genesis.
The configuration of the building facilitates the participation of each and every member in the liturgy. No one feels far away or distant from the Altar, and all can be seen. At the middle of the Altar, there is the icon of the Washing Of The Feetinviting all who enter to serve others as Christ has served us.
Since its foundation, the Parish has tried to be welcoming and inclusive. The ownership of the Parish by the Parishioners has been highlighted through the Parish Pastoral Council, which represents the parishioners in all critical decisions; by the Finance Committee which guarantees the safe administration of the funds of the Parish; by the Board of Management which oversees the use of the Pastoral Centre and by several other teams and groups who ensure the continued operation and vitality of the Christian Community. Besides these groups, many volunteers selflessly contribute to the life of the Parish with their talents, their time and their treasures. Many go unrecognised, many work in silence and anonymity.
As you browse through the pages of this website you might feel inspired to send us a comment or a suggestion, or there might be something amiss .. don’t hesitate to send us a note.
Fr. Peter F. Byrne ,Co-PP
On Behalf of the Parish Pastoral Council.
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