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.
"Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love in a quiet absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, [Read More...]
Dublin Diocese are holding an adult faith course suitable for anyone seeking a deeper connection between their faith and their daily lives.
This course is suitable for;
Those who are searching or seeking to deepen their faith
Those already involved in their parish or local community
CHURCH CLEANING GUILD
New members needed to join either of two Teams who look after the cleaning of the church on alternate Tuesdays after 10am Mass. Please contact the Parish Office by phone, email or Facebook[Read More...]
The Local area council of the Legion of Mary has arranged a short pilgrimage to the Holy Door in Mount Argus Church on Sat 10th Sept. Following the 11am Mass and blessing with the relic of St. Charles, the conducted programme will consist of:
Entrance through the Door of Mercy
Adoration of the[Read More...]
Who is Mother Teresa of Calcutta? Well Mother Teresa herself gave her identity: "By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus." On Sept. 4, 2016, Mother Teresa will [Read More...]
Some more thoughts on why young people are deserting the Christianity, this
time courtesy of Bishop Robert Barron.
After perusing the latest Pew Study
why young people are leaving the active practice of Christianity, I confess
that I just sighed in exasperation. I don’t doubt for a moment the
‘It’s not every day that you have a new work of mercy in the Catholic
Church!’ That was how the new director of the Vatican press office,
American Greg Burke introduced the briefing, focused on the papal message
entitled ‘Show Mercy to our Common Home’.
Since biblical times, Christians h[Read More...]
Show Mercy to our Common Home
United with our Orthodox brothers and sisters, and with the support of
other Churches and Christian communities, the Catholic Church today marks
the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation”. This Day offers
“individual believers and communities a fitting opportun[Read More...]
In a fine article for September 2016 "Reality" magazine, David O'Donoghue argues that one of the reasons why younger Irish people have abandoned the Catholic faith is that the Catholic Church has been unable to present the true nature of Catholicism and these people now have a completely untrue unde[Read More...]
Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin
Mater Dei Institute Chapel, 24. AUG, 2016
“In the second half of the nineteenth century the geography of this part of Dublin was changing and was being marked by a growing and extensive presence of Catholic Institutions. It was a cle[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.