Welcome – Céad Míle Fáilte – to the Parish of
St Columbanus, Ballivor and St Dympna, Kildalkey
Holy Mass every Saturday live here:
Fundraising for Ballivor Church – Bi Centenary 1821 -2021
The church of St Columbanus (1821 – 2021) has served the people of Ballivor for 200 years. We know that with your help it will be around for the people of the parish for another 200 at least.
It is 30 years since the church was renovated and painted and its now ready for re-decoration for the Bi-Centenary to be held in November 2021… We hope that this fundraiser will reach far and near those who have fond memories of Ballivor, Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmation, Weddings, Funerals and our regular Sunday Mass make up some the happy and sad occasions we have celebrated together. Say thank you to this fine building by helping us make it even more beautiful in this special year. Thank you. Please use the link below to donate! Copy link or see the facebook page!
Click here >: Support Ballivor Church redecoration
Update on First Holy Communion and Confirmation 2021
Thursday the 3rd of June 2021
Dear Parents / Guardians,
The Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation will take place on Tuesday the 6th of July 2021. Please see your email for further details
The Celebration of the Sacrament of First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday the 17th of July 2021, please see your email for further details.
I am aware that many of you are already watching the Parish Facebook Live Mass every Saturday evening at 7pm and I want to encourage you to continue taking this time with your child to attend our Sunday Mass, the Mass can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/ballivorkildalkey.ie or you can open your web browser and watch it without having a facebook account. I cannot emphasise enough how important Mass is (even via media) for your child this year. In fact I would say above all else it is the singular most important preparation for the Sacraments. Jesus wishes us to be a reflective and prayerful people and all prayer comes from and is centred on Jesus in our Sunday Mass. I would push the boat out by saying that if the children were never in school but still came to Sunday Mass I would be more that delighted to give them the Sacraments,
All Children should by now already be registered with the Parish for the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion.
All Further information for parents / guardians will be available by emailing:
Please indicate in the subject box either: First Holy Communion or Confirmation. Thank you for praying with and supporting your child in their Faith formation. May the Holy Spirit be present in your home at this special time in the life of your family. I pray that our time spent together in preparation for these wonderful Sacraments will be joyful and happy.
Yours sincerely in Christ,
Fr Mark Mohan PP
Use this link to view Mass every Saturday night at 7pm:
Novena Prayer to the Sacred Heart
O Divine Jesus, who said,
“Ask and you shall receive”,
I kneel at your feet.
From whom shall I ask if not from you,
whose heart is the source of all blessings.
With a lively faith in you,
I come to ask…
Share your petitions silently with the Sacred Heart.
I admit I am most unworthy of your favours, Jesus,
but this is not a reason for me to be discouraged.
You are the God of mercies and you will not refuse a contrite heart.
Look with pity on me,
I beg you, and your compassionate Heart
will find in my weakness a motive for granting my request.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on me.