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.
This Week :
The best aerobics, the best Christmas Carols, the best school singing, the
Leinster Orchestra .. it all happened on Sunday afternoon in the Parish
‘The Twelve days of Christmas’ ended a wonderful hour and truly created the
Christmas spirit. Adults and children alike left [Read More...]
Young people often feel stressed and anxious. Would you agree? Teen Hope is to be a space where you can just be yourself - a pressure free zone! It's a space where, through fun and engaging activities, you can build friendships and encounter an experience of welcome, belonging and discipleship. If y[Read More...]
Mass Times @ Balally for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 8th December 2017:
Thursday: 7.30 pm Vigil Mass
Friday: 10.00am, 1.10pm
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is the subject of a lot of misconceptions (so to speak). Perhaps the most common one, held even by many Catholics, is th[Read More...]
Matthew’s Gospel tells us that our left hand mustn’t let our right hand know
what we are doing when we are caring for the needy (Mt.6,3) but we want you to have
a little peek at what the left hand is up to… last Sunday we gathered 140 bags of food
and other items for the Food Banks in[Read More...]
Once again this Advent, early risers are gathering in Balally Church from
7.00am to 7.25am to prepare for the coming of Christmas.
The service lasts for 20 -25 minutes to accommodate those who have to get
on the road early.
It is lay led, based on one of the Scripture readings of the day, with
It was Christ the King, the great solemnity that ends the liturgical year;
the altar was richly decorated and the DTIM* children received the sheep
they have to mind until Christmas day. They have to bring the sheep closer
to the Baby Jesus over the next four weeks of advent.
The Finance Committee [Read More...]
Today, Sunday 26th November 2017, is the feast day of "Christ The King". Jesus Christ rules over all, a King-ship of pure Love, available for all.....a true King, who came to serve you. Celebrate His reign, this very day, in Balally Church at 10am, 11.30am and 12.45pm. Hear Bishop Robert Barron's ho[Read More...]
"The Star", a beautiful and funny re-telling of the first Christmas story from a different perspective, is currently being shown in Irish cinemas (Movies@Dundrum, Odeon Stillorgan, Omniplex Rathmines, Vue Liffey Valley). Get out at see it, before it's too late!
Pick your cinema here;
Following Poland's and Italy's example, Ireland’s faithful are turning out
in great numbers to pray for a great restoration of the faith especially
among the youth and to pray for protection for our Unborn babies, in
Ireland, North and South.
The "Rosary on the Coasts for Life and Faith" will [Read More...]
Our Suggestion Box is in place ..Please, we want to hear any and all
Suggestions and/or Comments that you have.
So please leave a suggestion in our suggestion boxes located in the Church
Porch and the in the Coffee dock.[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.