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The Parochial Info - Bulletin Board contains information on a variety of Parish activities.
There is also quite a lot of other related information which we hope you will find useful.

40th Anniversary of Ballinter Parish

The 40th Anniversary of our Parish took place on 8th December 2013. Click here to read all about it.

You may also read about the 30th anniversary of the Parish by clicking here.

In Memory Of Alice Sarsfield

Chairperson, Ballinteer Parish Pastoral Council

Died on 10 August 2011 Alice Sarsfield

Alice died peacefully on Wednesday 10th August 2011 at Our lady's Hospice,Harolds Cross, Dublin 6.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Click here to read about Alice.

In Memory Of Aidan Leonard

7.Nov.1942 - 21.May.2010

Aidan Leonard

Aidan died peacefully on the afternoon of Friday 21st May 2010 at St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin 4.

Aidan's funeral Mass took place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday 24th May 2010 and burial followed to Mount Venus Cemetery.

Aidan's Month Mind Mass was celebrated at 7.30 p.m. in the Oratory on Wednesday 23rd June 2010. Click here to read about Aidan

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Archbishop Martin received Pallium in Rome

Although this wonderful occasion took place over 14 years ago we decided to leave it on the page for all to see.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin received his appointment on 26th April 2004 as Archbishop of Dublin.
His Holiness Pope John Paul II gave the Pallium on Tuesday, June 29th 2004 solemnity of the Apostles Peter and Paul to Archbishop Martin.

Click here to read all about it.

Altar Servers

Altar Server

Required: Boys and girls who have made their First Holy Communion to assist the Priest at Mass and other Church services.

If you are interested in serving why not talk to Fr Liam, P.P., Moderator.

Alternatively, you can leave your details with the Parish Office Tel: 499 4203.

Genealogical Links

The Ballinteer Family History Society ran from April 1993 until it's final lecture in November 2006. However, we have kept the link open so that you may still access some excellent Genealogical Links which will assist you in researching Family History by clicking the link below which will take you to the Historical Assist page.

We hope you find the various sites usefull.

Genealogical Queries and Links Page

Very Rev. John P. Canon Battelle R.I.P.

Canon Paddy Battelle R.I.P.

Canon Battelle died peacefully at 2.20p.m. on Sunday 29th January 2012 in St. Vincent's Hospital.

Click the link below to read about Canon Battelle's, Requiem Mass, Archbishop Martin and Fr Philip Curran's Homilys, his Golden Jubilee, his Retirement, and his C.V. as a Priest.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Click here to read more about John P. Canon Battelle

Very Rev. Sean Canon Carey, Pastor Emeritus, Ballinteer R.I.P.

Canon Carey

1 November 1916 - 19 October 2005

Click here to read a more detailed report on the Canon's life.

Permanent Diaconate

 Rev Noel Ryan, Deacon

Deacon Noel Ryan

Ballinteer parishioner Noel Ryan was ordained a Permanent Deacon at a ceremony in the Pro Cathedral on Monday 4th June 2012.

Click here to read more about Noel's ordination.

Eucharistic Congress 2012

Click on the Eucharistic Congress logo to see details Click here for International Eucharistic Congress 2012

Fr Alex Conlan appointed as Parish Priest of Ballybrack and Killiney

Fr Alex Conlan, P.P.

Click here to read about Fr Alex's appointment as P.P.

Monsignor Dan O'Connor

Monsignor Dan O'Connor, Episcopal Vicar for Education

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin appointed Very Rev. Msgr. Dan O'Connor, (formerly of Ballinteer Gardens) Episcopal Vicar for Education, Archbishops House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 and Parish Chaplin to Ringsend Parish, St. Mary's, Irishtown Road, Dublin 4.

Click here to go to Monsignor Dan's Page

Fr. Jim O'Sullivan R.I.P.

Fr Jim O'Sullivan RIP - Click Here

Fr Jim O'Sullivan R.I.P.

30.May.1931 - 17.April.2009

Click here to read about the Calvary Scene in his memory, and also his Funeral Mass and Homily by Canon Battelle

Faith and Light

The Ballinteer Faith and Light Community

Contact : Marie Kelly, 5, Broadford Walk, Ballinteer, Dublin 16

Tel: 087-271 3265 / 01-494 6751

e-mail the Ballinteer Faith and Light Community at

The Little Lights Community meet in the Conference Room of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Ballinteer at 3 p.m. on the 3rd Sunday of each month.

Here we meet together, to talk together, to play together and to pray together.

All Welcome

Faith and Light was founded by Jean Vanier and Marie-Helene Mathieu in 1968 to bring together people with a learning difficulty, also their families and carers and also people who would like to be their friends.

They form a community and meet regulary in the belief that the person with the learning difficulty is really important with something to contribute to society and to the Church. and has the capasity to develop both spiritually and humanly.

Click here to enter the Faith and Light website.

Jim Marsh R.I.P.

Jim Marsh, Parishioner

Jim Marsh R.I.P.
Died on 25th July 2016

Jim died peacefully in the Beacon Hospital on Monday 25th July 2016 surrounded by his loving family.
His remains arrived in the church at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday 28th July.
Jim's funeral Mass took place on Friday 29th July and burial afterwards to Kilmashogue Cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Jim Marsh lived in Ballinteer for over 40 years and was a parishioner in St John the Evangelist Church since it was first opened on 8th December 1973.
Jim has always been active in parish ministries and also in the organising of spiritual events throughout the years.

Click on the link below to read some more about one of Ballinteer Parish's favourite sons.

Jim Marsh R.I.P.

John Furlong R.I.P.

Johnny Furlong

John Furlong R.I.P.

Died 9th December 2009

John Furlong died peacefully on Wednesday 9th December 2009 at home.
His remains arrived in the church at 5.30 p.m. on Friday 11th December.
John's funeral Mass took place on Saturday 12th December and burial afterwards to Kilmashogue Cemetery.

You can read about the special presentation of the 'Bene Merenti' medal to John and see some nice photographs which
will evoke fond memories of John with his family and parishioners.

Some fond memories of the late John Furlong

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

John O'Leary R.I.P.

John O'Leary

Died on 5th April 2012

Ballinteer Parish Pastoral Council member and Child Protection Officer.

John died peacefully on Holy Thursday 5th April 2012 in St Vincents Private Hospital.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Click here to read more about John.

Intercessory Prayer Team

The Parish Intercessory Prayer Team meet regulary to pray for all in our parish and for the particular needs of those who ask for prayer.

They can be contacted on 087-1744839


The meetings are held every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. in the Conference Room and you are very welcome to come along.

'Queen of the Most Holy Rosary' Praesidium, Ballinteer.

Meetings every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. in the Conference Room.

Come as a guest to a Legion of Mary meeting!

There's no obligation!

Contact Name : Mary Lynch at 086-3616453

Everyone is welcome


Missing persons

Click on " above to read about Missing in Ireland Support Services

The Missing Irish People website is dedicated to finding Irish Missing People throughout the world.

The site is maintained by Fr Aquinas T. Duffy P.P., Templeogue Parish, Dublin and we at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Ballinteer, are pleased to have a link to the site.

Please take a few minutes to browse the site and tell your friends about it. With God's help you may recognise someone and just think of the hope that it could bring to family and friends of the missing person.

Please Note: To return from the Missing Irish People Site click on the "BACK" button on the top left hand side of the page you are browsing

The Venerable Matt Talbot

Matt Talbot

Who was Matt Talbot?

Matt Talbot was a working class Dubliner born in the middle of the nineteenth century.

He was someone who through a profound religious conversion overcame his addiction to alcohol and went on to live a reformed life of heroic sanctity.

He is the model and inspiration for all those struggling with addictions of various kinds and for those who work with them.

Click below for a brief chronology of his life.

Summary of Matt Talbot

You can also visit the Matt Talbot story and the Matt Talbot Apostolate Page from there.

Happy retirement Miriam


Miriam Walshe, Church Organist


Miriam's retirement celebration was held in the School Hall after Mass on Saturday evening 14th September 2013.

Click here to see some nice photos of the occasion

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto


Click here to read about the opening and blessing of our Grotto and see some nice photographs.

Parish Walking Group

Kilmashogue Wood Car Park - Saturday mornings - 11:00 a.m. for approximately one and a half hour walk.

There may also be a 9.30 a.m. walk, but it is important to phone 01 494 5397 in advance to check situation.

Enquiries are very welcome. Phone 01 494 1948 for further information.

or e-mail the Parish Office at

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II

His Holiness Pope John Paul II died on the 2 April 2005.

Click here to read about our beloved Pope John II.

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI resigned on 28th February 2013.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope on 19 April 2005 and choose the name Pope Benedict XVI.
He resigned for reasons of health on 28th February 2013. He was succeded on 13th March 2013 by Pope Francis.
We in Ballinteer Parish pray for Pope Francis and we also remember Pope Benedict XVI in our prayers.

Click here to read more about Pope Benedict XVI.

His Holiness Pope Benedict sent a Pastoral Letter to the Catholics of Ireland in April 2010.

Click here to read this letter and other Pontifical Documents on the Vatican website.

Pope Francis

Pope Benedict XVI

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina, was elected Pope to succeed Pope Benedict XVI on 13th March 2013 and chose the name Pope Francis.

We in Ballinteer Parish pray for Pope Francis and we also remember Pope Benedict XVI in our prayers. Click here to read more about Pope Francis

You can click on this Vatican website link to see and listen to music from the Sistine Chapel famed for its Michelangelo frescoes. Use your mouse to move around and see this magnificent chapel where the new Pope was elected.
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Ministers of the Word

Ministers Of The Word proclaim the Word Of God, reading the Sacred Scripture during Mass and other Church ceremonies.

Just as we need The Bread Of Life, so too do we need The Word Of God. Scripture is a source of great hope and light in times of darkness and sorrow.

The Ministry Of the Word Of God is an important lay contribution to the life of the Church. Becoming a Reader will give you an opportunity to partake more fully in The Mass and you will also help your fellow parishioners towards a greater understanding of Scripture.

We are always looking to recruit additional Ministers, and expertise in public speaking or top grades in elocution lessons are NOT required! What is needed is a commitment to your faith. Everything else comes from The Holy Spirit.

Readers are only required to read at one or two Masses every five weeks. The Readers Group is divided into five rotating teams, each with a leader who organises the team on their week.

If you would like to find out more - or volunteer to join us - please contact:

Brendan Lane, Secretary, phone: 298 8977 or click below to send an e-mail: Ministers of the Word

or Contact the Priests of the parish or the Parish Office.

To see suggestions for Ministers Of The Word on improving your reading, click here

Ballinteer Church Repository Shop

Repository Shop

The Parish Shop has a large selection of Spiritual reading, religious objects and cards for all occasions...

Open after Saturday evening and after all Sunday morning Masses

Why not pay us a visit after Mass !

For all your requirements:

Rosary Beads, Prayer Books,

Cards and Keepsakes,

Medals and Rosettes, Gifts and Souvenirs

Open after 6:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday and all Sunday morning Masses.


The banners are on display on the Sanctury wall behind the Altar in our Parish Church.

Click here to view larger photos and details of the Banners

Parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Louis and Marie-Zélie Martin, parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, were beatified on Mission Sunday, 19th October 2008 at the Cathedral of Lisieux.

They were canonized on Sunday 18th October, 2015 by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square in Rome

Click here to read about their Beatification.

Click here to read their life story on the Little Flower website

Saint Padre Pio

St Pio

The full sized statue of St. Pio which was purchased by the late Canon Battelle for the parish in Italy in 2003 may be seen in the Church.

Blessing of Statue

The statue of St. Pio was blessed at Mass on Monday 3rd November 2003 in the Church.

Fr Richard Hendrick OFM, a former parishioner and now a Capuchin Priest, was invited back by Canon Battelle to bless the statue. Photos of the special mass may be seen here

Prayer to Saint Pio

O God, you gave Saint Pio of Pietrelicina, Capuchin priest, the great privilege of participating in a unique way in the passion of Your Son, grant me through his intercession the grace of ... which I ardently desire; and above all grant me the grace of living in conformity with the death of Jesus, to arrive at the glory of the resurrection.

Glory be to the Father (three times)

Click on the photo below to read a summary of St. Padre Pio's Life.

The Life of St. Pio- Click Here

St. Valentine

Did you know that after more than 150 years ensconced in the Carmelite Church in Whitefriar Street, Dublin, the relics of St. Valentine were moved to Kildare on a temporary basis in 2007.

The small black and gold casket, which contains the remains of the martyr and a small vessel tinged with his blood was transported from Whitefriar Street to Whiteabbey Carmelite Church in Kildare Town in February 2007.

The journey was a somewhat nervous one for the relic's custodian's because the items lose their authenticity if the seal had been broken.

** The good news is that the relics have been returned to the Carmelite Church in Whitefriar Street, Dublin **

Click here to read all about St. Valentine and the temporay move.

Sean Roche


Although the award to Sean was made back in 2007 we decided to leave it up as Sean continues his good work in the area.

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council held an awards ceremony for the Tidy Districts Competition on Thursday, 11 October 2007. The was made by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council under their Tidy Districts Awards 2007.

Sean has been active in Woodpark Residents' Association for many years. Sean Roche one of twelve people in the County to receive a Community Environmentalist award from the Cathaoirleach, Councillor Denis O'Callaghan.

Congratulations Sean, you have done Ballinteer proud.