• on 20th November, 2015

The Week That Was @ Balally Parish

Last Sunday was one of those very special days. At 10.00 Mass the Confirmation students from Queen of Angles, assisted by teachers & families made their commitment to prepare for the sacrament. At the 11.30 we had our yearly Bethany Mass. It was a most poignant liturgy with beautiful music, the procession of candles and reading of the names. Those who had died in our Parish over the year were represented and remembered.

Of course hospitality was offered to all at the end of Mass and the Parish centre was jammers as families had a chance to chat and have a cuppa. At all the Masses the tragic incidents in Paris and Beirut were recalled and the victims were brought into the prayers of the congregation. A sense of shock was palpable as people searched for words to express their condolences and solidarity.

BEG was present at all Masses asking people to sign the Trócaire petition on climate justice to be handed to the Taoiseach.

It was storm Barney who tried to get the better of us this week… but New Roof Balally has withstood the tests of the storms and no leaks have been reported. Donations continue to be handed in to pay for the roof restoration. Once again many thanks for your continuing generosity 🙂

The Parish Pastoral Council had its monthly meeting and went through the agenda with great efficiency. The planting of the “Tree of Hope”, ideas for the “Year of Mercy” the ongoing review of Child Protection and the presentation of the PPC to the parish on the 6th of December were some of the issues discussed …. (the members also had an oul’ photo taken).

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