BALLYGALL ABROAD – CHRISTMAS GREETINGS TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS OVERSEAS 2018

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.

Christmas Timetable

Mass Times:

Christmas Eve (24th) 6.30pm (Carol singing from 6pm) and 8.30pm (Carol singing from 8pm) 

Christmas Day (25th): 9am (choir), 10.30 (family mass group), 12.00 (Couples for Christ choir)

During Christmas week there will be just the 10am mass each week morning. This continues until 7th January when mass times resume as normal.

Confession:

Our Advent Penance Service with the Franciscans takes place on Wednesday, 19th December at 7.30pm.

Christmas Eve: 10.30 – 12 and 2-4pm.

November Mass to remember those who died over past 12 months

Our annual Mass in remembrance of those who have died over the past year was celebrated on Friday 2nd November. At this mass those who have died during the 12 month period October 2017 – September 2018 were remembered by name and were invited to light a candle in memory of their loved ones before the altar.

Some pictures taken during the Mass….

All Saint’s Day (Nov 1st)

Just a reminder that masses for the holy day are:

Wednesday (vigil Mass) – 6.30 pm

Thursday (1st Nov) – 7.25am & 10.00am

{All soul’s day, Friday, 2nd Nov mass times 7.25 & 10 am. With special mass to remember those who have died over the past year at 7.30pm}

November Mass in remembrance of those who died Oct 2017 – Sept 2018

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. 

Pilgrimage to Rome & Assisi – Sept 2018

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.

Papal Mass in Phoenix Park

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

Summer weekday Mass schedule

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.

Overnight Pilgrimage to Knock

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.

Glasnevin Grouping Pilgrimage to Rome & Assisi

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