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The Parochial Info - Bulletin Board (2 separate pages) 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.

Hi World

40th Anniversary of our Parish   Alice Sarsfield RIP   Aidan Leonard RIP     

Archbishop Receives the Pallium    Altar Servers      Blessing of Pets     

Canon Battelle, R.I.P.      Canon Carey R.I.P.     

Deacon Noel Ryan      Eucharistic Congress 2012      Fr Alex Conlan P.P.  

Fr Jim O'Sullivan RIP   Faith & Light   Genealogical Links      Intercessory Prayer Team  

Missing Persons (1)      Irish Missing Persons (2)     

Jim Marsh R.I.P.      John Furlong R.I.P.   John O'Leary R.I.P.  

Legion of Mary      Msgr. Dan O'Connor   Matt Talbot     

Miriam Walsh      Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto     

The following items are on a separate page.

Just click on one of them listed below and it will take you directly to the item of your choice.

Parish Assembly    

Parish Pastoral Workers      Parents Association     Parish Walking Group    

Pope John Paul II     Pope Benedict XVI       Pope's letter to the Catholics of Ireland       Pope Francis      

Repository Shop      Readers (Ministers of the Word)     

School Hall Bookings      St. John's Banners      St.Therese's Parents Beatified       Spiritual Chat/Guidance  

St Padre Pio      St. Valentine     

Visitors from Marlay Park !      Woodpark Resident Award      

40th Anniversary of Ballinter Parish

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

40th Anniversary

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

30th Anniversary

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 below to read about it.

Alice Sarsfield RIP

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In Memory Of

Aidan Leonard

7/11/1942 - 21/5/2010

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 10am on Tuesday 24th May 2010 and burial followed to Mount Venus Cemetery.

Aidan's Month Mind Mass was celebrated at 7.30pm in the Oratory on Wednesday 23rd June 2010.

Click below to read about it.

Aidan leonard RIP - Click Here        

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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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 26 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 below to read all about it.

Archbishop receives the Pallium

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Altar Servers
Altar Server

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: 4994203.

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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 & Links Page


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Blessing of Pets


The first ceremony of the blessing of pets took place at the
12 noon Mass in October 2009 and also on three other years .

The Mass was celebrated each year by Fr Brían O'Sullivan, Glasthule.
We have captured some photos of the blessings from 2009, 2012, 2013 and the last one on 19th October 2014.
Just click on the links below to see them.

Click below to see some photos of the 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2009 blessings.

Blessing of Pets Photos 2014

Blessing of Pets Photos 2013

Blessing of Pets Photos 2012

Blessing of Pets Photos 2009

Canon Battelle, R.I.P.

Very Rev. John P. Canon Battelle

Canon Paddy Battelle R.I.P.

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

Read about Canon Battelle's, Requiem Mass, Archbishop Martin & Fr Philip Curran's Homily's,
his Golden Jubilee, his Retirement, and his C.V. as a Priest.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

John P. Canon Battelle

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Very Rev. Sean Canon Carey

Canon Carey

Pastor Emeritus, Ballinteer


1 November 1916 - 19 October 2005

Click below to read a more detailed report on The Canon's life.

Sean Canon Carey

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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 on the link below to read about it.

Permanent Diaconate

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Eucharistic Congress 2012

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

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Fr Alex Conlan appointed as
Parish Priest of Ballybrack & Killiney

Fr Alex Conlan, P.P.

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

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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

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Click on Fr Jim O'Sullivan's photo below to read about Calvary Scene in his

memory & also his Funeral Mass & Homily by Canon Battelle

Click on his photo below to read about it.

Fr Jim O'Sullivan RIP - Click Here        
Fr Jim O'Sullivan RIP
30/05/1931 - 17/04/2009

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Faith & Light

The Ballinteer Faith & Light Community

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

Tel: 087-2713265   /   01-4946751 or

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 3pm on the 3rd Sunday of each month.

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

All Welcome

Faith & Light was founded by Jean Vanier & 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 below to see some photos of the Faith & Light Mass celebrated in Ballinteer Parish on 18/9/2011.

Faith & Light Mass in Ballinter

Click below to enter the Faith & Light website.

Faith & Light Website

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Jim Marsh, Parishioner

Jim Marsh   RIP
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 6.30pm 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   RIP |

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In Memory Of

John Furlong

Died 9th December 2009

Johnny Furlong

John Furlong

John Furlong died peacefully on Wednesday 9th December 2009 at home.
His remains arrived in the church at 5.30pm 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.

Click below
Some fond memories of the late John Furlong |

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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In Memory Of
John O’Leary
John O’Leary
Died on 5th April 2012
Ballinteer Parish Pastoral Council member & 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 below for more details.

John O’Leary RIP

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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

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

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

Meetings every Tuesday at 7.30pm 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

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

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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

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The Venerable 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.

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Happy retirement Miriam
    After 17 years Miriam celebrates her retirement as Church Organist     
Miriam Walshe
Church Organist

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

Click Here - Miriam's celebration Mass & Reception

Click on Miriam’s Photo to see some nice photos of the occasion

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Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

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

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto |

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