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 blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church."Tertullian=========================================Poem Dedicated to Père Jacques Hamel, by Unknown Behind the altars candles gently burn.A wisp of smoke dances then fades awayas Father Jacques, too ol[Read More...]
On July 26th at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland a new addition to the YOUCAT family will be introduced.
Get ready to meet
(drum roll please)
DOCAT is "revealing the secret" to young people around the world.
DOCAT helps young people to know and live Catholic Social Teaching.
Sr. M. Louise O'Rourke @ Evangelium Ireland, Maynooth College, 9th July, 2016;"Christ has no online presence but yours. No Blog, No Facebook page but yours. Yours are the Tweets through which Love touches this world. Yours are the Posts through which the Gospel is shared. Yours are the Updates throu[Read More...]
A week of obstacles: As the ceiling in the Church is fixed the faithful had to negotiate their way around the scaffolding to get into Mass. The rosary was said in the prayer room as the Altar Society prepared everything and then there was a procession into the Church at 10.00.Hopefully this is the [Read More...]
Fancy an exclusive visit to the four major basilicas in Rome to discover the hidden treasures of the Eternal City?A unique film event on the occasion of the Extraordinary Jubilee proclaimed by Pope Francis will be shown in Movies@Dundrum on Thursday 7th July (7pm), 2016; Booking here. [Read More...]
A sample chapter from "How to Survive Working in a Catholic Parish", by Diana Klein & Fr Bernard Cotter, is now online...looks like an invaluable resource.By courtesy of Redemptorist Publications.Available for purchase here.[Read More...]
Courtesy Cindy Wooden Catholic News ServiceABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ARMENIA (CNS) — Catholics and other Christians not only must apologize to the gay community, they must ask forgiveness of God for ways they have discriminated against homosexual persons or fostered hostility toward them, Pope F[Read More...]
For the morning that's in it......Watch and listen to Pope Francis invade the collective conscience of the EU Parliament on 24th November 2014. The Pope implores the EU "to come to work together, to build a Europe, a Europe which revolves, not around 'The Economy' but around the Sacred Nature of the[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.