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.
The Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir & The Flint Ladies Choir (from North Wales) will perform a programme of choral singing which will comprise popular, classical, sacred and cultural pieces at Church of The Ascension of The Lord, Balally ParishWhen: Saturday, the 4th of June 2016, 8pm. Admission: [Read More...]
Camp Veritas is a one week 'play and pray' sleep away summer camp for teens 12 to 18 years old. This is it's second year running in Ireland and it is being held in Maynooth University Campus from the 26th June to July 1st this year. Cost for campers is $450 (approx. €400, rate of conversion on date [Read More...]
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told the heads of women’s religious orders from around the world that he would set up a commission to study the New Testament deaconesses and he also insisted more can and should be done to involve lay and consecrated women in church decision-making at every level.A[Read More...]
The Immaculate Virgin, as privileged witness of the great events of the history of salvation, "kept all these things, pondering them in her heart” (Luke 2:19): Woman of hearing, woman of contemplation, woman of closeness to the problems of the Church and of people. Under the guidance of the Holy Spi[Read More...]
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The military mantra of “suck it up” and an intense love for the Catholic faith drove Cheryl Tobin to reach new heights — the cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica and a personal blessing from Pope Francis.Despite having stage 4 cancer, undergoing chemotherapy and missing a section from[Read More...]
The Parish Pastoral Council had its monthly meeting. This meeting of the PPC is where the concerns and views of the parishioners are aired as well as being the forum for planning and plotting. Important issues about the future of the Parish, changes in child protection procedures, and upcoming event[Read More...]
Look around you. You live in a world that has lost faith. Religion has been replaced by work and achievement. In such a world, people take work very seriously. They want nothing less than perfection in it. Hence, their goal and their norm of judgement is efficiency. Consequently people are judged no[Read More...]
Pope Francis says it is the Holy Spirit that moves the Church(Pope Francis says it is the Holy Spirit that moves the Church but for many Christians today, the Holy Spirit is a stranger.Speaking on Monday morning during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta the Pope urged believers to allow themselves to be [Read More...]
WOW: There are several important feast days in the Church. We all know that Easter is the most important... few know that Pentecost is the next in line. It is also known as Whit Sunday or Whitsun .... sometimes confused with White Sunday ... but really mening “wit” ... understanding, wisdom. This [Read More...]
This Week: The arrival of May has been highlighted by the rousing singing of the “Queen of the May” at every Mass. In spite of the the bank holiday and the midterm break in the primary schools a lot was happening in the Parish. Members of the finance committee had to meet in Clonliffe to participa[Read More...]
"We live in a numble abode" said Uriah Heep in David Copperfield. That was in 1850. I don't think anyone now refers to his or her house as 'an abode' - 'umble' or otherwise. But the word itself is interesting. It is related to 'abide'. You abide in an abode.The word 'abide' is used repeatedly in tha[Read More...]
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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.