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.
RECONCILIATION: Tuesday 20th December
Joint Parishes Sacrament of Reconciliation in St Mary’s, Sandyford, Tuesday 20th December at 7.30pm.
CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES: Saturday 24th December
5.00pm Church of the Ascension, Balally
Family Mass 6.30pm St. Mary’s Church, Sandyford
7.30pm Our[Read More...]
“COME LET US ADORE HIM”
From everyone on the Parish Teams, we want to wish you and your loved ones a happy and joy filled Christmas. We look forward to welcoming you to the celebration of Mass in one of our four beautiful Churches. During this holy season we also remember those who have passed from[Read More...]
*In July of 2017 we are receiving students from the Parish of SS. Simon and
Jude, Pittsburgh. So get on their website and get to know all about them
before they come. Here is the link: http://ssjpittsburgh.org/
*Extraordinary things were going on in the Parish over the last week.
Faithful to the long tradition the Advent prayer team has continued to
prepare beautiful morning liturgy for this time of waiting. They brave the
elements and are in place in the Church at 7.00 am. The whole community is
Come for a time Quietness, Prayer & Music, for those who would like a little space, to balance a busy life in the weeks of Advent. Each Weekday Morning from Monday 28th November until Friday 23rd December at 7.00am in Balally Church.(approx. 25minutes) All Welcome Every Morning - Or Any Morning[Read More...]
Our Annual Christmas Raffle & Sale of Jams & Cakes will be held in the Pastoral Centre on Sunday 11th after all Masses.
Join us in the church that afternoon for the Annual Christmas Carol Service at 3.30pm, followed by light refreshments in the Pastoral Centre.[Read More...]
Homelessness in Dublin is on the rise and is evident, to some extent, in the areas around Balally e.g. Entrance to Lidl in the Old Dundrum Shopping Centre. How should we act towards these people? A Denver-based urban ministry 'Christ in the City' offers some advice.
“Ask the person’s name[Read More...]
An excellent series of podcasts are now available from the always entertaining, illuminating and debonnaire Robert Barron; everything from Michaelangelo through to Dante, right through to being in a state of 'beige'. http://wordonfireshow.com/podcast-archive/[Read More...]
Today is the feast day of Christ the King. Jesus is the one, true leader whom we are all due to give homage and to follow, in love. One way to execute these actions of love is to participate in the celebration of a Mass/Eucharist, on this beautiful, God-given Winter's day.
*This Sunday is the last Sunday of the Year of Mercy so the website of the
week has to be;*
*it contains all the information about what has been going on during this
extraordinary year..*[Read More...]
Sunday Vigil (Sat)
Holy Day Morning
Holy Day Afternoon
To donate to the Parish Church Roof Repair fund online please click on the ‘Donate’ button 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.