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.
Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeFirst readingHebrews 7:25-8:6The power of Jesus to save is utterly certain, since he is living for ever to intercede for all who come to God through him.To suit us, the ideal high priest would have to be holy, innocent and uncontaminated, beyond the influence of s[Read More...]
“There have been many changes in Irish society but our duty to love our neighbour no matter where he or she is from is unchanged and, thankfully, unchangeable” – Bishop John McAreavey
For 2017, and in terms of our support for migrants and refugees, Pope Francis is expressly asking all of us[Read More...]
I grew up in a loving, comfortable atheist household of professional scientists. My dad was a lapsed Catholic, and my mom was a lapsed Lutheran. From the time that I could think rationally on the subject, I did not believe in God. God was an imaginary being for which there was no proof. At best, God[Read More...]
Yes the decorations were taken down and the Crib was stored away as Christmas time gives way to ordinary time. But before all the Christmassy things were removed the baptismal team invited the families of the baptised children to a special participation in the 12.45 Mass on the feast of the Baptism [Read More...]
To mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Balally Parish is hosting an Ecumenical Service here in the Church on Thursday 19th January at 7.30pm.
This year’s theme is: “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels” (2 Corinthians 5: 14-20).
Rev Rob Clements, Rector of Kilternan Church of Irela[Read More...]
INVITATION - A celebration Mass for the children who were baptised in our Church during 2016. Together with their Parents and Godparents,the are invited to come to the 12.45pm Mass on Sunday 8th January, 2017, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. You are invited to bring your baptismal candle,and[Read More...]
Nurturing the call received in Baptism... Deepening the connection between Faith and Life.
The course will benefit everyone who wants a deeper connection between their faith and their daily lives.
Previous participants said…
"I’m going home with treasures."
"I am so glad [Read More...]
Is it really possible that a YouTube video could have a significant role in the conversion of an atheist to Catholicism? Well, despite the seeming impossibility of a social-media inspired religious transformation it would appear that, when it comes to the work of our Lord, nothing is impossible.
Holy Day Of Obligation, Mass Times @ Balally;
Vigil Mass: Thursday 5th January 2017, 7.30pm
Mass: Friday 6th Janaury 2017, 10.00am
Mass: Friday 6th Janaury 2017, 1.10pm
The magi have a short but memorable place in the Gospel story. After Jesus was born, magi from the east follow a star t[Read More...]
Ever wanted to explore the important things in life? Never really understood the Christian faith or been inside a church? Maybe you gave up on it a long time ago. Alpha was designed for you, or anyone who doesn’t go into a church much, if at all.
Beginning on January 24th 2017 in the Murray Centr[Read More...]
Missed Mass this morning due to your bank holiday sleep-in? Fear not, the good Sisters in PDDM (Divine Master Convent) have an evening Mass this evening, 2nd January 2017, at 7.45pm. The PDDM is located at the top end of Newtownpark Avenue, close to the end of the Leopardstown Road, map below.
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.