Newsletter 18th/19th May, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Easter


This weekend, a new collection which will be called the Ministry Sunday Collection will be held.

This new annual collection will replace the Share Collection and will be devoted to support the building up of new forms of lay ministry for parishes. 

The work of spreading the Gospel of Jesus in our changing religious culture will require more lay men and women working in various ways alongside priests in parishes.

The Ministry Sunday Collection is about ensuring that we will have the people we need - men and women who will be to the fore in making our parishes vibrant faith communities into the future.

While many volunteers will be involved, the diocese plans to equip and train leaders and provide facilities for formation. We want to work towards a situation where all parishes in this Archdiocese benefit from their gifts and expertise. The new collection is a step in that process.



We pray for the children who will receive the sacrament of FIRST HOLY COMMUNION in this Parish on Saturday 25th May @ 11.30 am and we pray for their families.



PARISH OFFICE will be closed Monday to Friday 20th to 24th May


To provide for the Diocesan Ministry Collection, the May collection for ST VINCENT de PAUL will be held at all the masses next week-end 25th /26th May. Please give as generously as you can


St Vincent de Paul Clothing Appeal is for

  • Clean, good quality clothes, bed clothes, curtains, shoes etc.
  • BAGS will be available at the doors on
    Sat / Sun 18th / 19th May.
  • The society will collect bags outside the Church on Sat / Sun 25th /26th May.



Your prayers are requested for the souls of

Michael Brown

Fr Michael Guckian O.M.I. (ex Inchicore P.P.)

recently deceased and also for the souls of the following whose anniversaries occur about this time:

UNA Turner

Ronnie & Brian Flynn


May Mass times & Intentions

Sat 18

6.00 pm







Joe Perry R.I.P.

Liam O Murithile (1st Anniv)

Denis & Winifred (Eileen) Dowling

Henry & Ellen Keogh (Anniv)

Special Intention

Sean Lacey, Breda Lacey, Catherine Smith (Anniv)

Mary & Anne Ryan (Anniv)

Sun 19

9.00 am

Joseph Breen (Rec Deceased)

10.30 am


Tom McGovern,

Bridget & Sylvester O’Mahony

12 noon

Robert & Mary Flynn (Anniv)

Mon 20

7.00 pm

Holy Souls

Tue 21

7.00 pm

Kathleen Timmins (Anniv)

Wed 22

7.00 pm

Special Intention

Thu 23

7.00 pm

Thanksgiving Mass

Fri 24

7.00 pm


Catherine & Louis Dunphy (Anniv)

Annie Hanney (Anniv)



Thursday 29th August to 5th September

Enquiries from Group leader Valerie Somers 01-298-5485; 087-990-8840 Spiritual Director Fr John Killeen


PEG - Birds and bees, literally

A recent high-level international study, drawing on several thousand research studies, has judged that threats to the biosphere, i.e. plants and animals, insects and other minute organisms, is now as big a danger to our world as is climate change. 

What can we do about it? 

Some simple steps for a start. 

Stop using weed killers and insecticides. 

Manage your garden to help pollinators such as bees. 

Ask your local nursery to advise.   

Don’t throw out organic waste but compost it instead. 

Look up the internet for suggestions. 

Join us in the Parish Environment Group.  

We all need to do more.


DIABETES IRELAND Dun Laoghaire Branch Diabetes information meeting Wednesday 29th May @ 8pm in Stillorgan Talbot Hotel. See notice boards


300 Club Draw     -    Week 9   -     12/5/19


Ann Hall

€ 100



€ 50


Eamon Hudson

€ 30


Rosaleen Dignam



BARNARDO’S is seeking volunteers for their Dalkey Shop (1 Blue Court, Convent Road, Dalkey) to cover the following shifts: mornings on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and afternoons on Saturdays.  Volunteers will receive full training, support and supervision.  When you work in a Barnardo’s Shop you are making an important contribution to the work we do with vulnerable children across the country, as the money raised in our shops helps fund our services.   For more information or to register your interest in volunteering in this shop please contact Suzanne, Barnardo’s Volunteer Service, on 01-7080431 / 086 8570112 or email;


New Pilgrim Path is a website aimed at introducing parishioners to the great wealth of Christian resources on the Internet. It was inspired by Pope Francis’ enthusiasm for the Internet as offering immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity.  We provide links to, and a brief description of, a variety of websites.


We in the Holy Family Parish of Kill O’ the Grange value and encourage the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to their protection and support. In keeping with this we will work to do all in our power to create safe environments for children and young people in order to secure their protection and enable their full participation of the life of the Church. Safeguarding Representatives: Rev. John O’Neill & Judy O’Neill, c/o Parish Office: tel 01-284-5299; Address: C/O Holy Family Parish Office, Holy Family Resource Centre, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.


Holy Land Pilgrimage: Join us from the 13th-21 September 2019 in Tiberias and Jerusalem - led by Fr Tom Dalzell (Ballybrack-Killiney & Loughlinstown) & Sr Consilio Rock (Meath), experts in Holy Land spirituality. Direct flights, Dublin to Tel Aviv, €1,695.00 per person sharing (half board). Bookings with MAP Travel (<>). Deposit €250, balance due 10 weeks prior to departure. More information from Fr Tom at 01-2826404.  All welcome.



Those (non-parish groups ) who may wish to use facilities in Holy Family Parish (either the church and parish centre)  for once off event  outside of the normal opening times are invited to apply to the Parish Office during working hours where they will be given an application  form to complete in accordance with the diocesan policy for the use of diocesan / parish premises. Please note that the legal requirements for safeguarding, health and safety and GDPR, as well as relevant diocesan regulations, shall in all circumstances apply.
Michael O’Connor , Adm.