• on April 14, 2016

The Week That Was @ Balally Parish: "A Revolutionary Outcome"

This Week:

Again this week there has been plenty going on around the Parish. Last Sunday the young people from Queen of Angles and St. Olafs , supported by their teachers , organized the 10.00 a.m. liturgy. This “Breath of Life Mass” was a further step in the journey towards their confirmation. It was also a sign of their full participation in the Church’s life. They were wonderful. During the week all the young adults were offered the sacrament of reconciliation.

The latest PPC (Parish Pastoral Council) meeting started a process of forming a picture of how the parish may look in the future and the enhanced role the lay people will be playing in the life of the community. This reflection is ongoing and will lead to a revolutionary outcome.

In spite of the “spring showers” surely you will have noticed changes to the gardens leading into the Church. Again the volunteer gardeners are enhancing the area around the Church and making it ever more inviting.

 Other special teams were also busy during the week with the Funeral Team fulfilling their ministry again on Monday and Tuesday. The Parish was also represented in the installation of the new church of Ireland Minister in Kilternan.

Pope Francis has finally published a document on the Family. “Amoris Laetitia” (the joy of love). For our parish this is a special document given that the community met twice to discuss the theme. We also sent the findings of our discussions to those involved in compiling opinions for the Synods. The text of Amoris Laetitia is controversial and over the next few months we will have opportunity to read it and discuss it.

 

 

Funny ….. Not So Funny

“Someday your prince charming will come. Mine just took a wrong turn, got lost, and is too stubborn to ask for directions”

            Mary Boyle on her 90th birthday, still hoping to get married.

           

 

Did You ever hear the like…?

“The things  that we love tell us what we are”

  • Thomas Aquinas
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