From Father Peter’s Desk

From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 21st September, 2018

On Sunday Ciaran Callan informed the community of the financial situation of the Parish. This was after the accounts were approved by the financial committee. The Board of Management also had its monthly meeting and reviewed the finances of the Parish Centre and made some recommendations about its use. Another important meeting took place on...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 13th September, 2018

Five Babies were baptised into the faith on Sunday after the 12.45 Mass. The Baptism team organises these baptisms by meeting the families and helping them take this step in the spiritual journey of their children. It was a lovely ceremony with the participation of the families in the readings and prayers as well as...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 6th September, 2018

Following the recent visit of Pope Francis, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has asked parishes to consider the following questions: 1. Where do we go forward now in the challenge of renewing the faith we carry in our own hearts and renewing the life of the Church? 2. Why are we no longer captivating so many of...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 31st August, 2018

The Parish informs, with notes and photographs, of its participation in the recent historic events Guests were hosted in the Parish from different countries including Guatemala, Mexico, England, Japan and Czech Republic. In spite of the logistic and linguistic challenges this was a true participation in the spirt of the World Meeting of Families. Other...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 10th August, 2018

Though many have gone on holidays (including St. Mark) the many preparations for the World Meeting of Families continues. The Host families of our guests from Latin America had a special coordinating meeting. We also had the visit of Sister Margaret, home from Australia – Parishioners were delighted to meet Sr Margaret one of the...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 31th July, 2018

What goes on in the Parish during the Summer? This is a question that is on the lips of all. As groups take their holidays and schools are closed what do people get up to in Balally? In spite of appearances there is a lot going on. A special committee is reviewing the heating/insulation problems...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 13th July, 2018

The World Meeting of Families in August is fast approaching. We have two buses booked for the Pope’s Mass in the Phoenix Park: 144 passengers and their tickets. We have a waiting list set up as there may be some cancellations. Visitors from Guatemala and Mexico We have had a very generous response to our...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 27th June, 2018

The Invasion of Glendalough: First the Vikings, then the Normans and now the ‘Balallyians’ invade Glendalough… We started with a gentle pilgrimage around the lakes, stopping from time to time to listen to beauty, reflect on scripture, and enjoy the company of others. Then hunger took over and bumper lunches were produced; loaves and wine...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk: 21st June 2018

Over the last few weeks important meetings have taken place in the Parish. The Finance committee reviewed the financial situation of the parish and set up a sub-committee to plan the renewal of the heating and insultation of the Church. The Baptism team has held several meetings to plan the enhancement of the Sacrament of...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 7th June, 2018

Last Sunday was the feast of Corpus Christi. At the Family Mass many of the First Communion children participated wearing their Communion outfits, they read the prayers of the faithful and presented the sheep they had received in November as a reminder of two of the titles that Christ holds: The Lamb of God The...

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