The Parish schools have been contacted regarding Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Families will be contacted in due course directly.
As part of the preparations for First Holy Communion, children and their parents were especially invited to join us for 10 o’clock Mass on Sunday 6th June (feast of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). At this Mass had music and prayers geared towards our younger folk.
Do This in Memory – On Sunday 18th April at 10.00am we celebrated a family Mass with music and prayers geared towards our Sacramental children.
Easter gardens are a special way to celebrate Easter. Tradition is that an Easter garden is built to remind us of the garden where Jesus rose from the dead. The Easter garden should be colourful and full of joy to reflect the Easter story of joy in the Resurrection. It remains in place for 50 days of Easter up until Pentecost. Read all about Easter gardens here
Here’s a recorded message by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year. It expresses to you and to parish communities the broad approach which is being taken: there is no pressure to celebrate the sacraments by any given deadline; we should use this time of uncertainty to support families to nurture your children as they journey towards the sacraments whenever they can be safely celebrated; and the Diocese are creating supports and resources for parishes to draw on in their accompaniment of families.’
IS CELEBRATED EACH SUNDAY OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AT 10.00a.m
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”( Matthew 19:14)
(Children please do this with your Parents)
This page is for the children and parent of our parish to visit and pray in an interesting and fun way. For the foreseeable future you will find activities and prayers on the gospel stories and seasonal themes.
Sunday Nov 29th First Week of Advent.
This Sunday is the first week of Advent and we have an Advent activity sheet for you. You can download it here.
The Look newsletter is also available at the front porch for collection. Perhaps is your children would like to colour in the picture and email it back to us at Ballygallparish@outlook.com we will display it in the church. We would like to hear from you if you have any suggestions for additional children’s resources, please use the above email address.
The Family Mass group is dedicated to encouraging children’s participation in the celebration of the Mass and supporting them in their faith development as they learn about Jesus’ message of love for all. They work together to create a welcoming and prayerful atmosphere where all can feel a real part of the community of faith. The children look forward to the Mass for a variety of reasons. They can meet other children, participate themselves and understand what is going on.
If you are interested in finding out more please talk to any member of the Family Mass group after 10.00 a.m. Mass or contact the parish Office (01) 836 9291