To celebrate our national Patron, we will have the opportunity to attend Mass on Thursday at 6.30pm (Vigil) and at 10.00am and 11.30 on Friday.
If you are looking for a wonderful night of uplifting music join in with the 60 schools, with over 2000 students (600+ per night) who are participating in the Emmanuel. Join us on any of the three nights, February 28/March 1/March 2 at 7.30pm. Come with your music group/choir or friends for an inspirational night and some new ideas. Book now at 01 7007000 or www.helix.ie.
Appeal for the people of Turkey and Syria
Archbishop Farrell has given approval for a diocesan collection to be taken up in support of the people of Turkey and Syria affected by the devastating earthquakes. The Turkey/Syria Collection will take place on 25/26 February, the 1st Sunday of Lent celebrations, and will replace the SHARE collection.
The collection will be channelled through Trócaire, who are working with partners in the affected area. They have the capability to ensure that any funds raised in Ireland will be managed appropriately to meet the needs of those most badly affected.
Laudate Festival – OLV
The Laudate 2023 festival events will be celebrated as a follow-on from Catholic Schools Week in the Archdiocese of Dublin. The Laudate Festival brings a large choir of several hundred children together in each of the venues below to raise the roof in songs of praise to God and to lead us in reflection..
Entry is free for all. All are welcome.
Church of Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road, on Tuesday, January 31, 7-8.15pm
Confirmation Preparation Mass for all those receiving the sacrament this year – 5th Feb @10.00am
Archbishop’s Interview – Partnership of Parishes
Conscious that we are beginning local conversations regarding Parish Partnership, we hope you will find this video interview by iCatholic with Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell helpful:
Archbishop Farrell has that said the introduction of parish partnerships as part of structural changes in the Irish Church’s largest diocese is “much more than ‘managing decline’”. The archbishop announced the radical proposal for parish partnerships in early December, after a period of consultation with the Archdiocese of Dublin’s 197 parishes which began last Easter. The full article can be read here
Ballygall Abroad Christmas Greetings
Ballygall Abroad Christmas Greetings – Greetings to the following families and friends who are away from home this Christmas.
To Geraldine and family in Jordan, greetings from Sarah, & Charlie
To Edel, Grainne & Emma Nash in Germany,
Marina and Miles Miletic, Ines and Miles Ostojic, Donna & Mucca Ostojic all in Medjugorje and
Ines & Antonio Garcia-Igaz, Mercedes & Maria, Jemma & Jamie form Marie & Ruth.
The Reid Family in Cambridge, UK
Paddy & Monica Carr and AnneMarie Gregory and family in Scotland.
Pauline Geoghegan in Melbourne
John, Andrea and Oliver in Sydney
The McCleane, Carroll, Stapleton, Robinson, Connaughton, Henshaw Families, all in Adelaide, South Australia.
The Vavasour Family in Sydney New South Wales.
The Seery Family in Perth
John McDonald in Sydney
Greeting to Colm Aileen, Noah, Max & Molly Rose, 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.
Gillian Fontes in Montpelier.
June Poole and John in New South Wales.
The O’ Brien Family in Canada
Lucia Power & family in Waterloo, Ontario
Darragh, Emily, Finn & Eoghan in Toronto Canada,
Shay & Barbara Marmion, Long Island, New York.
Fiona Bristow in Toulouse
Joan Balfe in Ratoath.
Sally Ann Murphy & parents in Colorado
Joseph Murphy & parents in Long Island, New York.
Ballygall Abroad 2022
Christmas Greetings to Family And Friends Abroad
If you would like to greet your family members, who are living abroad, for our Christmas Services, please leave their names, town / country in the Parish Office on or before Thursday morning December 22nd.
We will welcome them through our online broadcasts on Christmas Eve / Christmas Day before each of our Masses begins.
Christmas 2022 – Greetings and Schedule
Please click link below to view Christmas Card from the Parish Team, which details all the Christmas Mass and Service times.
Our Mother of Divine Grace church, Ballygall is currently recruiting a Parish Sacristan.
This role is offered initially on a one-year fixed term /part time basis (approx 20 hours) including weekends.
ROLE The role is to provide a high level of support to the parish priest and parish team in the general running of the parish.
- Preparing the altar for daily Masses and other Liturgical Services e.g., Weddings and Baptisms
- Opening and closing the church
- Ordering/Administration /stock control of altar supplies
- Ensuring that the church is maintained to a high standard
- Any other duties that may arise
- Awareness and understanding of working within a parish environment with knowledge of the Catholic Church/Liturgy. Experience in a similar role is desirable.
- Awareness of Fire and Health and Safety Regulations
- Reliable with a flexible approach to working as part of a team and in relation to working hours
- Strong interpersonal skills/experience of dealing with the public and parishioners and respectful towards parishioners
- Sensitivity, confidentiality, and ability to take direction as appropriate
- Enthusiastic, motivated, and willing to undertake job related training e.g., Health and Safety Training etc
If you are interested in this role and think it might be for you, please make your application to
Fr. Joseph Ryan,
41 Cremore Heights,
St. Canice’s Road,
Or Email: email@example.com
Please reply enclosing a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter no later than 5.00pm on Friday 30th December 2022. Interviews will take place during the week of 9th January 2023.
Candidates successful at short listing may be required to attend two interviews. The final successful candidate will be required to undergo Garda Vetting.
To download this advertisement in .pdf form click here