Meetings for parents/guardians of children preparing for Confirmation will take place this week Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th in the church here in Ballygall.
Mother of Divine Grace school parents – Tuesday 16th Oct @ 7pm
Sacred Heart parents – Wednesday 17th Oct @ 7pm.
If for whatever reason you can’t make it on your night, do come along on the other night.
Our annual Mass in remembrance of those who have died over the past year will be celebrated on Friday 2nd November @ 7.30pm. At this mass those who have died during the 12 month period October 2017 – September 2018 will be remembered by name. Families will be invited to light a candle in memory of their loved ones before the altar.
Refreshments will be served afterwards.
Meeting for Parents of children preparing to celebrate First Reconciliation & First Eucharist (Confession & Communion), will take place in Ballygall church on Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 in advance of Enrolment ceremony at Mass on Sunday, 7th Oct @ 10.30.
A Special Mass with Anointing of the Sick will take place in Our Mother of Divine Grace Church on Sunday 14th October at 3.00pm.
We welcome all to this Mass. A special welcome to those who are asking for prayers for healing and to those who are sick and housebound. Families are invited to come along with perhaps an elderly granny or grandad who may not be able to get to the church due to infirmity or old age.
Transport can be arranged if needed. Please leave the name, address and contact number before Wednesday 10th October in the office. Refreshments will be served in the church immediately after the Mass.
This Mass has been postponed. More information later
Places are still available for the grouping pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi in September. Places are no longer reserved for our parishes but members of the public are now invited to join with us. See the previous post for more details.
Fr. Joseph Ryan, Spiritual Director.
Pope Francis is coming to Ireland to join in the World Meeting of Families celebrations being hosted in Dublin in August 2018. He will be presiding over a vigil/festival of families in Croke park on Saturday 25th August and celebrating Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August.
As a grouping of Parishes we are organising 5 buses to travel together to the Phoenix Park. (1 from each parish). Tickets have been booked and if you are interested in traveling with us please contact the parish office as soon as possible. These are on a first come first served basis. There will be more information shortly. To date the main note is that the bus will be leaving Ballygall at 9am and returning 9pm approx. There will be a lot of walking and standing so it is recommended to be fairly fit.
We will keep you updated as soon as possible. Below is a rough guide of time-line from where the bus will be parked. For more details log on to www.worldmeeting2018.ie
In order to facilitate the priests in the various parishes in our Grouping covering one another during the holiday period, the following arrangements will apply throughout July and August:
- In Our Mother of Divine Grace, Ballygall there will be no 10.00am Mass on Tuesdays.
- In Corpus Christi, Drumcondra, there will be no 10.00am Mass on Wednesdays.
- In Our Lady of Dolours, Glasnevin, there will be no 10.00am Mass on Thursdays.
- In Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road, there will be no 10.00am Mass on Fridays.
- In Corpus Christi, Drumcondra & St. Columba’s, Iona Road there will be no 10.00am Mass on Saturdays (permanently)
- 7.25am Mass as usual each weekday in Ballygall.
Pilgrimage to Knock in June 2018.
Booked for Sunday 24th June overnight. Staying in St. Mary’s newly refurbished centre.
Price to be confirmed (approx €100, full board and minibus donation) but this trip has been a very relaxed gathering in the peaceful surrounding of Knock Shrine. The basilica has been completely refurbished and as we go to print the Apparition chapel and parish church are recently revamped in preparation for Pope Francis’s visit next August. Making it a place of dignity and a centre of prayer.
Thanks to all who have booked. We will be leaving Ballygall on Sunday 24th at 10am and return Monday 9pm approx.
There are still a few places available now that we are bringing a second minibus.
We invite you to join us in September for a 7 night pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi
Brochures are available with full details in the Parish Office. 3 nights B&B in Rome and 4 nights half board in Assisi.
Cost €995 per person sharing
To confirm numbers deposits need to be paid before end of May. This deadline has been extended but you need to get in quickly. Contact Marian Pilgrimages directly at 01 8788159
Glasnevin Grouping of Parishes invites you to a series of conversations based on themes from Pope Francis’s “The Joy of Love” in preparation for the World Meeting of Families this August.
The conversations take place in THE MARGARET AYLWARD CENTRE, Glasnevin Hill on Wednesday 25th April, Wednesday 2nd & 9th May, from 7.30 – 9pm. Each week there is a different focus which means that people can dip in and out as they wish without being under pressure to attend all sessions.
Admission is free and all are welcome.