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.
Is there a abiding logic to the fundamental core of Christian beliefs?
Listen to Bobby Barron present his interpretation of humanity's fundamental core and its logic, in this 10 minute video.
God Is Holy
=> You should be Holy
=> You should Love
=> You should de[Read More...]
Jack is loving and kind, quiet and hardworking. He gives all to his young bride Rebecca, and desperately desires children, even though Rebecca is not sold on the idea. Jack is the kind of man who works extra hours, sells his beloved Chevy Chevelle, and even humbles himself before his condescending f[Read More...]
Last Saturday a great event took place in the Parish. Fr. Padraig McCarthy
celebrated the 50th anniversary of his priestly ordination. It was a very
special occasion, the choir enhanced the 11.00 Mass, the altar society
decorated the church and prepared the altar as Fr. Padraig was joined by
his fam[Read More...]
U2's Bono has publicly expressed his whole-hearted support for Pope Francis' recent encyclical Laudato Si'; hear him speak in the video below. If you'd like to like to learn more about Laudato Si, by Nobel Laureate, Jeffrey Sachs, click here.
You are invited to attend the 12 o’clock mass next Sunday, 26th February in the Three Patrons Rathgar for the cause of the Beatification of the Servant of God, Alfie Lambe. Read more about Alfie's life here.
Prayers for the Beatification of Servant of God Alfie Lambe
O God, who by your infinite me[Read More...]
On Sunday we had great participation in the latest “Do This in Memory” mass. There was also great interest in the clothes collection for the St. Vincent de Paul. We also had 4 baby boys baptised into our faith. It is always a very happy occasion. The families are prepared by the baptismal team . The[Read More...]
Love is in the air!
Regardless of their religious beliefs, millions of people around the world observe Valentine’s Day on February 14th every year by doing something romantic for their beloved.
But how much do you really know about the real St. Valentine?
Here’s the first thing to know:[Read More...]
Fr Padraig McCarthy celebrates the 50th anniversary of his ordination to
the priesthood on Saturday 18 February. Mass here in Balally church at 11am
that day, with refreshments in the Parish Centre after Mass. All welcome.[Read More...]
Fr. Lane will be giving a course on ‘Laudato Si', the papal encyclical on
the environment, in Milltown Park on the 6th, 13th, 20th February from
7.00-9.30 pm The course is part of a programme entitled "Further Studies in
Milltown Park have kindly agreed that parishioners from Balall[Read More...]
Golly Gosh, this was a busy week in our Parish. On Sunday the 400 club
informed the community of the importance of the Club over the years and
thanked those who have been involved. Many more signed up to be part of
this exclusive group.
On Monday the secret and surprise party was unleashed on the u[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.