Teen Hope 2018 – A Positive Start !

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 meditation . We...

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Understand Truth. Love Both.

Brothers and sisters I encourage you to be missionaries for the cause of life. Remember those words of Pope Francis: “To serve human life is to serve God”. Speak to your families, your children and grandchildren, friends and colleagues about cherishing the precious gift of life at all times from conception to natural death. Speak...

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Lenten Night Prayer 2018

A sung form of Night Prayer will take place in St Mary’s on the Fridays of Lent @ 8pm. -This short service will be include music, candlelight, silence, scripture, reflection and stillness to end the day. We encourage as many of you as possible to commit to attending for Lent.

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Parish Newsletter: 28th January, 2018

Balally-Newsletter-28th-January-2018.pdf

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 25th January, 2018

It was history in the making. The first ever Sponsor’s Party held in the Pastoral Centre on Saturday afternoon. ‘Cakes and Cushions’ was the indication on the invitation. The Confirmation Children (sitting on their cushions) interviewed their sponsors and asked them about the people they admire, their heroes and the name they took for their...

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Pope Francis’ Letter, Initiating 8th World Meeting Of Families In Dublin

This letter highlights aspects of Pope Francis’ vision for the Church and Family Life/Love.   “To the Venerable Brother Cardinal KEVIN FARRELL, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life   At the end of the Eighth World Meeting of Families, held in Philadelphia in September 2015, I announced that the subsequent...

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Parents Information Night for Teen Hope: Sunday 21st January

Parents Information Night for Teen Hope with details as follows: When : Sunday 21st January, Time : 7- 8pm Where : New Parish Centre at St Mary’s, Sandyford Village Who : 1st and 2nd Years Start date for Teen Hope Youth Club will be Sunday 28th January, 7 – 8.30pm. Contact : office@sandyfordparish.org Or Phone...

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Parish Newsletter: 21st January, 2018

Balally-Newsletter-21st-January-2018.pdf

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BREAKING NEWS …. THE SUGGESTION BOX ……January 2017

    Dear parishioners, to date we have received 22 suggestions in the boxes… a new world record (in the category the most suggestions ever received in Balally Parish Suggestion Box). 1. All the suggestions were very relevant and have been read and reviewed at the Parish Pastoral Council. 2. Several of the suggestions have...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 17th January, 2018

They filed in two by two. The Confirmation Children with the First Holy Communion Children. They gathered around the altar and exchanged the promise to pray for each other. This was the opening to the 10.00 Mass this Sunday. The Mass highlighted the journeys our children make in the faith this year. It was truly...

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