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.
“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (*1 Cor *12:26). These
words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more
the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of
power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of
To celebrate the WMOF in this parish we are having a “Camino style
Pilgrimage” to visit seven churches (on foot) in the city.
On Tuesday 21st August, 2018 we will leave this church after the 10am Mass
and go to town on the LUAS.
Anyone who wishes to attend please arrive for the 10am Mass, in the B[Read More...]
From Saturday 18 August to Saturday 25 August, we invite pilgrims, in a single day or over the period of the week, to undertake the WMOF2018 Pilgrim Walk.
This will involve visiting seven designated churches, spending time in prayer in each of them for a special intention related to families and fi[Read More...]
Why does the Holy Spirit, in the form of the Catholic Church, require us to actively participate in the Sacrament of the Eucharist on the 15th August, each year?
Perhaps the following, beautiful video/film will bring a tear to your eye, a smile to your face, help to explain its rationale and, final[Read More...]
Balally Parishioner, Susan Hickey will be travelling over to Jamaica in
October along with a group of volunteers to work in the Mustard Seed
Communities charity. Here they will care for the children while also
participating in construction work and landscaping to renovate and improve
the campus. She[Read More...]
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 delighte[Read More...]
Local cinema times (Dundrum, Stillorgan) and movie trailer at the bottom of this page.
On March 13, 2013, the Cardinal of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, became the two hundred and sixty-sixth pontiff of the Catholic Church. He is the first pope from the Americas, the first from the South[Read More...]
A new series of digital animations and a six-part television series has been launched today as part of ongoing preparations for the World Meeting of Families 2018 and the visit of Pope Francis. Both of these new resources focus on Amoris Laetitia, the document written by Pope Francis[Read More...]
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 [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.