This year due to health and safety precautions and government restrictions, it has been decided to celebrate our Annual Mass of the Dead in November online. Each person that has died during the year Oct 2019 – Sept 2020 will be prayed for and a candle lit to remember them. As families and friends will be unable to be present you are invited to join us on the parish website and pray with us from your homes on Friday 6th November 7.30pm
Now that the County of Dublin has moved to Level 3 Covid Restrictions this weekend the knock-on consequences for us are:-
Unfortunately, we will not be permitted to have any parishioners present in the church for Mass. We will have to revert to broadcasting mass online only.
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Attendees for both Funerals and Weddings will be reduced to 25 only.
Baptisms scheduled for this weekend will have to be postponed.
The church will be opened for private prayer only.
As we hear & learn more, we will keep you updated.
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
The Parish Office and Sacristy are still unavailable to the public, to book a mass, purchase Mass cards, other Religious Objects and magazines, (St. Martin/The Messenger). Also
October books are available for collection. Please contact the parish office by phone or email. 01 8369291 or email@example.com.
By now you will all have seen and heard that we are permitted to hold our first public mass this week. We have decided to commence with 10.00am Mass on Wednesday morning, 1st July and will continue with 10.00 a.m. Mass daily thereafter. We will also have Mass at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday evening and 10.00 a.m. Mass Sunday morning. While we really look forward to welcoming back parishioners to be physically present at Mass, you will notice that we have had to implement a number of changes in order to ensure the safety of all those present.
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Due to measures introduced by the HSE and guidelines from Dublin Diocese all Masses in Ballygall parish are suspended until further notice. One Mass will be celebrated behind closed doors in Ballygall church each weekday (Mon-Sat) at 10.00am and accessible to parishioners via webcam at this link.
We have also had to make the decision to close our church for the foreseeable future.
It has been difficult to keep all points of contact in the church clean. We have been cleaning during the week and thank you to those who helped out. However, as we have carpet and with the footfall in our church and the difficulties in cleaning this to sanitary level in light of recent events and the instructions from Government we feel it is safer for the people of our parish and grouping to have the church closed.
Saturday Vigil Mass 6.30pm will be broadcast from Ballygall. On Sunday the 9.30am Mass will be broadcast from St. Alphonsus Monastery, and 11.00am from Iona Road church. RTE has agreed to broadcast daily mass on RTE News Now at 10.30am from St Eunan Cathedral, Letterkenny.
See the full text of the Glasnevin Grouping of parishes response to Covid-19 here
See latest (28th March) advice from Archbishop’s house here
Here in our Parish of Ballygall we no longer have a 10.00 a.m. mass on Mondays. This does not mean that we as a Parish and Faith Community cannot gather together to pray and reflect on the day’s Readings at that time.
Some parishioners have been trained in leading prayer, so for the six Mondays of Lent, starting on Monday March 2nd at 10.00 a.m. you are cordially invited to participate in a Liturgy of the Word.
During Lent we are all encouraged to take time to pray and to reflect on God’s Word, so this offers an opportunity for our community to do this together. We hope that many of you will join us and be enriched by the experience.
The Dublin Diocese Spring Liturgy Seminar 2020 will take place on Saturday 15th February from 9.30 to 1.30 in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe. Detailed programme and booking form here
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Christmas Greetings from Ballygall to family members of parishioners living abroad and to our internet followers overseas
McCleane, Carroll, Stapleton, Robinson, Connaughton, Henshaw Families, all in Adelaide South Australia.
Pauline Geoghegan in Melbourne
The O Brien Family in Canada
The Vavasour Family in Sydney New South Wales.
The Seery Family in Perth
John McDonald in Sydney)
Greeting to Niall & Aisling in Sydney and Colm Aileen, Noah and Max in Singapore from Liam & Marie O’Connell.
Thomas Conlon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, from Breda and family.
John McDonald, in Sydney, Australia.
Mary Killalee Schubert, Virgin Islands, sends greetings to all her friends here in Ballygall.
To my sister Geraldine and family in Jordan, greetings from Sarah, & Charlie
June Poole and John in New South Wales.
Fiona Bristow in Toulouse
Darragh, Emily, Finn & Eoghan in Toronto Canada,
Shay & Barbara Marmion, Long Island, New York.
The O Hanlon Family in Connecticut and the Reid Family in Cambridge, UK
Paddy and Monica and the Gregory family in Scotland.
The Priests, PPC and Liturgy Groups of the Glasnevin Grouping of Parishes have been working together over the past few months in relation to the schedule of masses in our grouping. Due to the reduction in the number of priests we now have serving in our grouping, it was necessary to carry out a full revision of the mass timetable across all five parishes. The new schedule will commence here on the 1st January 2020. A schedule of Mass times in the other Grouping parishes will follow.
Saturday Vigil: 6.30pm
Sunday 10.00am & 11.30am Masses.
Monday to Friday 7.25am daily (no change)
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am daily (no 10.00am Mass on Mondays).
November is Month of the Holy Souls.
By now most people in the parish will have got their “Altar List of the Dead” envelopes. These can be brought back to the church and our loved ones will be remembered in a special way during November and on the First Fridays throughout the year.
Also, if you would like to place a photo or a memorial card of your family and friends who are deceased, we will be organising our Remembrance Wall this week, photos can be left into the parish office and will be held safely.