Emmanuel 2023

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

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.


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.

Job Description

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,
The Presbytery,
41 Cremore Heights,
St. Canice’s Road,


Or Email: frjosephryan@gmail.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