Icon of the Holy Family

Fr Tim Bartlett explains that at all Christmas Day Masses people will be given a copy of the Holy Family Icon for their home.

The Icon card includes the official World Meeting of Families Prayer. Many of these were distributed at our Christmas Masses. There are some copies still available in the porches this weekend the Feast of the Holy Family.

Unwanted Christmas Gifts

Do You Wish to Donate Your Unwanted Christmas Gifts?

We will take in your unwanted Chrismtas gifts and will pass them to Crosscare who will redistribute them this time next year to people living in their homeless services. These gifts may be left at the foot of our Christmas tree during the coming week until Monday 8th January.

For more details of a similar venture see the Dublin diocesan website.

Ballygall Abroad Christmas 2017

 Christmas Greetings from Ballygall to family members of parishioners living abroad and to our internet followers overseas

the Cleane, Carroll, Stapleton, Robinson, Connaughton, Dunne and Henshaw Families in Adelaide; The Vavasour Family in Sydney, New South Wales; John McDonald in Waterloo, NSW, Sarah, Charlie and Fionnuala send greetings to Geraldine and her family, our viewers in Jordan; Ruth Ryan sends greetings to Donna & Maka McGettigan and Otojic and Family in Medjugorge; a big hello to Edel, Emma and Grainne Nash who are in Germany; we greet Noreen & Jimmy Gaffney in Port Saint Lucie, Florida USA; we say hello to Emily Hirshorn in West Harrison, New York, along with her Parents Hope and Billy, her sisters, brothers and grandparents Bob & Diane Houston in Dallas, Texas; To Kathleen O’Callaghan in New York; to Darragh, Emily and Baby Finn in Canada, Lucia and Noel Power and family in Waterloo Toronto; hello to the Coffey Family home from Putney, London and to Yvonne McDonagh in Eastbourne; a very special shout out to AnnMarie and all the Gregorys in Scotland;  And Grainne and Frank in Christchurch, New Zealand send good wishes to all their friends in Ballygall.

Tedtalk Pope Francis

TED Talks’ are about

spreading worthwhile ideas.

They are hugely popular worldwide.                                                           

Earlier this year Pope Francis was invited to contribute.

This Season of Goodwill is an ideal time to view his talk.

To view click here ⇒    Pope Francis’ Ted Talk

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St. Francis Hospice Dublin – A Time to Remember

Christmas is a special time when we remember all those we have cared for as we light our Christmas Tree during our Tree of Life Ceremonies held in the grounds of both hospices (Raheny and Blanchardstown).

You can remember a loved one by dedicating a light on our Hospice Christmas Trees. Lights on the Christmas Tree may be be sponsored until the end of December, €5 per light. if you wish to sponsor a light you may do so by contacting the hospice on 01-8327535 or online www.sfh.ie or just call into the hospice at Raheny or Blanchardstown and sponsor your light(s) through main reception.

Thank you for your support of St. Francis Hospice. 

Advent Healing Service – 13th December

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Christmas is not always a happy time for people and often burdens we carry can
feel worse at a time when there is so much stress and expectation of happiness.
This simple and welcoming service offers and opportunity to come together and
place our worries and concerns in the empty manager and invite Jesus to come into
our lives with His healing presence. Petitions for prayers may be written and left in
our petition box placed on the Sanctuary. All these intentions will be prayed for
during our healing service. It is our hope that all will leave feeling blessed, supported and
stronger for the Christmas Season

Advent Calendar 2017

Advent Calendar 2017

Advent Calendar: 

The first day of Advent heralds the beginning of the Catholic Church’s new year.  Advent (from ‘ad-venire’ in Latin or “to come to”) is the Church season encompassing the four Sundays and weekdays leading up to the celebration of Christmas.  Advent is a time of spiritual preparation for the Lord’s coming at Christmas.  Advent also prepares us for the second coming of Christ at the end of time.

We are delighted to be bringing you our online Advent Calendar again this year.  It will go live on the First Sunday of Advent on 3 December 2017.  This year’s Advent Calendar will have a special focus on family as we prepare together for next year’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin from 21 – 26 August. 

Note: The virtual doors above cannot be opened ahead of their actual date.  This warning is for those enthusiasts who ‘can’t wait’.

Advent Calendar 2017