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Many thanks to Fr. Peter for pointing parishioners, this morning, to the earliest known, written Christian Cathecism, “The Didache”. Resources: http://www.paracletepress.com/didache.html http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/didache.html http://restoringthecore.com/tag/didache/
Jesus said: “I tell you solemnly, no prophet is ever accepted in his own country”. The word prophet conjures up the image of someone who foretells the future, a bit like a fortune-teller. No! A prophet is someone who gets to the deepest reality of human life and is able to proclaim that this deepest...
It is that time of year… Lent is just around the corner. Time to start thinking about what we are going to do … we will start giving you some ideas. Try this WOW for a start.. more to come Preparation for Lent
The DTIM team (Do This in Memory) prepared the 10.00am Mass on Sunday. This team compliments the work done in the schools in preparing and guiding the children towards their First Holy Communion in May. Parents & Children from Queen of Angles, St. Olaf’s and Educate Together Schools participate in different moments of the liturgy...
Reflection and sharing on the experience of the Camino de Santiago. For those who have walked the Camino Saturday February 20: 11.00am —5.00pm here in Balally Parish Pastoral Centre. Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org tel : 087.2688561 or 087.9187001. Bring packed lunch – tea/coffee supplied. Suggested donation: €10.00
31st January, 2016
Sandyford Parish are having a meeting at 8pm on Thursday, 28th January in the Parish Room, St. Mary’s to explore the theme of the “Year of Mercy” and to see if there is any particular aspect of the year’s theme to focus on. All are welcome to attend. Resources: http://www.kandle.ie/mercy-resources/ http://www.im.va/content/gdm/en/partecipa/registrazione.html
Sympathy We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family and many friends of Terry Byrne, Balally Park, who died last week. May he rest in the peace of Christ.
As we hope to focus on the “Year of Mercy” please have a look at the website below and see have you any suggestions of how we can celebrate the Year of Mercy in the Parish. http://www.im.va/content/gdmien.html Did You ever hear the like…? “If you judge people, you have no time to love them” (Mother Theresa)
There was a flurry of activity around Balally again this week. Detailed preparations for the Service of Christian Unity were going on in the background and on Thursday night they came to fruition in a very beautiful liturgy. Pastor Stephan Arras, a Lutheran minister, joined our community and visitors from neighbouring churches and parishes. The...