Advent Healing Service – 13th December

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Christmas is not always a happy time for people and often burdens we carry can
feel worse at a time when there is so much stress and expectation of happiness.
This simple and welcoming service offers and opportunity to come together and
place our worries and concerns in the empty manager and invite Jesus to come into
our lives with His healing presence. Petitions for prayers may be written and left in
our petition box placed on the Sanctuary. All these intentions will be prayed for
during our healing service. It is our hope that all will leave feeling blessed, supported and
stronger for the Christmas Season

Advent Calendar 2017

Advent Calendar 2017

Advent Calendar: 

The first day of Advent heralds the beginning of the Catholic Church’s new year.  Advent (from ‘ad-venire’ in Latin or “to come to”) is the Church season encompassing the four Sundays and weekdays leading up to the celebration of Christmas.  Advent is a time of spiritual preparation for the Lord’s coming at Christmas.  Advent also prepares us for the second coming of Christ at the end of time.

We are delighted to be bringing you our online Advent Calendar again this year.  It will go live on the First Sunday of Advent on 3 December 2017.  This year’s Advent Calendar will have a special focus on family as we prepare together for next year’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin from 21 – 26 August. 

Note: The virtual doors above cannot be opened ahead of their actual date.  This warning is for those enthusiasts who ‘can’t wait’.

Advent Calendar 2017


If you would like to greet your family members who are living overseas, during our Christmas Masses and WebCam Broadcast, please leave their Names/Town/Country in the Parish Office. 018369291.
They will be welcomed through our internet broadcasts on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day before our Masses begin.
Please leave details no later than Saturday Dec. 16th to guarantee inclusion.


During two weeks of November (Tue 14 – Fri 24), there will be a number of reduction in weekday Masses. In Glasnevin church there will be no mass on the Thursdays and in Ballymun Rd. no mass on the Fridays. Here in Ballygall there will be no 10 a.m. Mass on Monday 20th. Our Mass that day will be in OLV.

(Meeting of the priests & chairpersons and reps of the PPC’s will go ahead on Tues. 14th despite a number of the clergy being away.)

Henri Nouwen

Fr Henri Nouwen

After nearly two decades of teaching psychology at several institutions including the University of Notre DameYale  and Harvard , Nouwen went on to work as Chaplain with mentally and physically challenged people at the L’Arche Daybreak Community in  Ontario.  Many continually draw inspiration, challenge and consolation  from his writings. A snippet on . . .








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First Friday

Friday 6th October is the First Friday of the month.

At 7.25 & 10 Mass we will be remembering our beloved dead in a special way.

It is also a day when the priests try and visit those who are housebound and unable to get to church. If you know someone who is unable to get to Mass and would like to receive Holy Communion please leave their name, address and a contact number in to the Parish Office (8369291) during the week.