Au Revoir to Sister Irene

On Saturday August 12th, the Congregation of Ballygall and Glasnevin Grouping got together to bid Au Revoir to our dear Friend and Colleague Sr. Irene, as she heads to her new Role in Bonnybrook Parish.  At 6.30 Mass, Fathers Joe and Harry were joined by Fr. Richard and Fr. Damien as they concelebrated a special Mass to honour Sr. Irene’s long and fruitful ministry in Ballygall.  
Breda O Doherty, Chairperson  of Ballygall PPC, paid tribute to Sr. Irene’s great contribution and dedication to Ballygall Parish.
Gifts were presented by Breda, Kay, Sadie and Fr. Richard. The children of the parish were represented by Morgan, James and Lee McCluskey who presented a specially commissioned card, made by Patrick from the Website team.   A celebration cake was cut and everyone got together for a cuppa and a chat with our guest of honour. 
 
We wish Sr. Irene good luck and good health in her new role.  We will miss you.
 

Fr. Frank Reburn

We welcome Fr. Frank Reburn as Co-PP to the parishes of the Glasnevin Grouping. Fr. Frank will be based in our neighbouring parish of Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road. Having previously ministered in the Malahide parish of Yellow Walls, Fr. Frank will take up his new appointment from the beginning of September. 

Griffith Close & Heights – Memorial Service August 2017

 

A number of the neighbours gathered on Saturday 5th August 2017 to remember those who died over recent times in the Griffith area, in particular on Griffith Close and Griffith Heights.

A tree was planted and the names of those who died were inscribed on memorial stones. Fr Joseph was invited to bless the memorial tree and bless the houses in the locality. After prayers people chatted and even a bottle or two of vino appeared and “vanished”.

Over the years there have been different deaths, tragic, sudden, after long/short illnesses. In each case families are left behind to carry on. To have a special place to remember and say a little prayer can be of great consolation.

 This memorial space brings a sense of community and no one is alone. We all have neighbours and are together in our grief and joys too.

Some of those who gathered at the corner of Griffith Close for the blessing ceremony. Thanks to those who organised the event and may the memories be a source of strength and blessing to all who are grieving at this time.

First Friday 7th July

Next Friday is the First Friday of July, when we pray for all the faithful departed at both 7.25 and 10 o’clock Mass. If you know someone who is house bound and would like Holy Communion brought to them please leave in their name, address and phone number into the sacristy/office during the week.

World Meeting of Families 2018

Information evenings will be held in Clonliffe college 27th /28th June for representatives of parishes who are interested now in preparing for the World Meeting of Families 2018. These meetings will give a detailed outline of the resources available and a chance for parishes to think about what they might like to do after summer in preparation for this great event. If you are free and interested contact us in the sacristy or parish office for more information.

Summer Solstice – Dawn Mass – Our Lady of Victories Church

6.30am Wednesday 21st June 2017

There will be a special Dawn mass in OLV at 6.30 am Wednesday 21st June to celebrate and thank God for the gift of life and all creation. Fr Paul Hampson will be the celebrant. (Tea and toast afterwards)

dawn

All are welcome to celebrate and join in the festivities organised by the Liturgy Group in Our Lady of Victories Church, Ballymun Road.