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.
For the day that's in it....we can point you and your kids towards a beautiful story of St. Patrick and "The Wolves", full PDF version. This book also has beautiful artwork, some prayers and a recipe for oatcakes! The paper version of the book is available here, at gracemedia;
Please see below key points from the submission of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference to the Citizens’ Assembly on the topic of the Eighth Amendment. The full text, which follows in English, Irish and Polish, was submitted to the Citizens’ Assembly on 9 December 2016 and was also made avai[Read More...]
Another memorable week in the history of the Parish .. Our communion
classes had their first
penance and have decorated the Church with art work that tells of their
individuality and faith
On Sunday the Confirmation Children showed their growing maturity as they
participated in t[Read More...]
Thank you Lord for all mothers.
On this day let us think of them
Whether they are with us or gone to their heavenly reward.
We think of their kindness, their compassion,
their care for us and all their unconditional love.
We pray that you will watch over them and support them in th[Read More...]
The Mother's Day edition of 'Choose Life 2018' is now out....with Cliona's beautiful story of everlasting love with John Paul, her child, who survived for only seventeen minutes outside her womb.
In a recent meeting of Priests, representatives of Parish Pastoral Councils
and Pastoral Workers, we spoke about the 8th amendment. Parishes shared
their initiatives and experiences, thoughts and worries about the whole
process. One thing that did emerge from the conversation was the need for
The Big Snow will be a great memory for the Parish over the years. Not
alone did many come out and help to clean the ways into the Church but many
discovered the benefits of the webcam and were able to follow the Mass from
the safety of their homes. We also had many reports of good Samaritans
If you are able, please come down and help us to clear more snow from the Church grounds this morning, before the 10 a.m. Mass (e.g. 9 a.m.) to help make the Church grounds as safe as they can be for those who wish to celebrate Mass in our Church today.[Read More...]
Due to the snow we are closing the Parish Centre until further notice.
*Evening Prayer* has been cancelled this Thursday evening, 1st March 2018.
*Bingo* has been cancelled on Friday evening, 2nd March 2018.[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.