Bishop Robert Barron’s Retreat For Dublin Archdiocese Priests

Bishop Robert Barron led a retreat for priests of the Dublin Archdiocese last week, including our own Fr. Dermot and Fr. Padraig. The retreat was based on the writings and homilies of Pope Francis. Here’s a brief summary of the retreat, by the man himself; <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/Jdh_FhgOkD4″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>  

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Summer 2017: Uplifting Content #2, “Summer In The Forest”

Well, we hope you enjoyed our first uplift, “Soul Surfing” (details here). For our second ‘lift’ we switch away from quasi-mainstream Hollywood and venture towards agape love in rural France. Randall Wright’s “Summer In The Forest” endeavours to show us how to “lose our self to find our heart“. Here’s the trailer;   SUMMER IN...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk: 28th June, 2017

In spite of the holiday weather there is still a great effervescence of activity around the parish. A meeting was held with the families who are going to host our American visitors from 21st to 31st of July. The PPC (parish pastoral council) had its last meeting before the summer break. Again the whole issue...

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Parish Newsletter: 25th June, 2017

Balally-Newsletter-25-June-2017.pdf

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Can You Be A Saint In ‘Everyday’ Life?

In his June 21 General Audience, Pope Francis said holiness is attainable for *each *and *every *person! “But some of you might ask me: “Father, can you be a saint in everyday life?” Yes, you can. “But this means that we should pray all day?” No, no. It means you have to do your duty...

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Fr. Dermot & Fr. Padraig Meet Bishop Barron!

Fr. Dermot and Fr. Padraig are on retreat this week, being led by the Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, Robert Barron. Please say a wee prayer for the both of them, indeed for all of the priests on retreat this week, and for Bishop Barron, as well. There’s a few other priests you may recognise...

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Summer 2017: Uplifting Content #1, Soul Surfer

Here’s a fairly recent ‘Summer-y’ movie that, we hope, will both uplift and inspire you and your family, this Summer. Let us know how you get on with it….. Soul Surfer   Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk: Breaking News, 20th June, 2017

*Breaking News* ….. The launch of the “World Meeting of Families” (21st- 26th of August 2018) has taken place in Balally Parish. This is one of the biggest events on the horizon for the Irish Church indeed for the entire nation. Pope Francis is expected to be one of the many visitors from all over...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk: 20th June, 2017

Two things dominated the parish this week one was the weather and the other was the feast of Corpus Christi. The “Do This in Memory (DTIM)” programme finished with the participation of the first communion children in the Family Mass. One of organisers invited parents to continue their involvement in the liturgy by becoming members...

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2018 Synod of Bishops on “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment”: Give Your Opinions

  The Vatican has unveiled a website in preparation for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment”. The site contains a questionnaire in five languages, to facilitate the widest participation of all the young people in the world, not only to receive information of the event, but also to interact and take part...

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