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.
Issue #3 of 'Choose Life 2018' is now available;
Sarah’s Story “I have always been pro-life but I remember the day I
wholeheartedly promised to always stand up for the unborn. “I heard a woman
speak called Melissa Odhen, who survived an abortion in America. I remember
asking myself ‘If abortio[Read More...]
If you didn't get a chance to sign-up for the Balally Parish Lenten 7-Pack
edition, maybe you'd like to receive the online edition? You can download
it on our website and print it out for yourself, if needs be. Enjoy!
Trocaire boxes can be collected from our ch[Read More...]
This Week: The End of the Alleluias!
The Alleluias were buried at 10.00 Mass on Sunday. The First Communion
children coloured Alleluias and placed them solemnly in the basket that was
then buried under the altar by the ‘Joseph of Arimathea’ team. No Alleluias
will be said sung or whispered in the w[Read More...]
Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in
preparation of the celebration of Easter. In the desire to renew the
liturgical practices of the Church, *The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy*
of Vatican Council II stated, "The two elements which are especially
*Dear Brothers and Sisters,*
Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for
Easter, God in his providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a
“sacramental sign of our conversion”.
Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly
and in ev[Read More...]
Lent is in the air. The readings at Mass, the Lenten Spiritual Fitness
preparation of the ashes and the painting of the Alleluias all point
towards that wonderful season when we put God at the heart of things.
This week we also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the[Read More...]
In the Golden Ball no less, that's where we met this year for the Prayer
for Christian Unity. Rev. Rob Clements, the Rector of Kilternan Church of
Ireland considered that we should bring the event into a public space so
that we might give witness to the world of our efforts to pray together and
to e[Read More...]
A short newsletter, which facilitates deliberation on the value of human life, will be published over the coming months. Issue number one, where you can read about Kathleen Harkin, who has a Trisomy 13 condition, is now available;
Our Parish Youth Club, Teen Hope got off to a very positive start on Sunday evening last, 28th January. There was a great buzz around the new Sandyford Pastoral Centre - and young people appeared to enjoy the varied menu offered on the evening - which included pizza, short movie and Christian medita[Read More...]
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.