Holy Family Parish, Kill o' the Grange

Sunday 9 May 2021

Sixth Sunday of Easter




Dear Parishioners and friends


Love, or charity, is the primary Christian virtue.  The Father’s relationship with his Son Jesus is expressed in love.  So, too, is Jesus’ relationship with his disciples.  And it is love that Jesus commands his disciples to have for one another.  Saint John puts this demand of Jesus in the context of his last supper with his disciples.  Jesus’ laying down his life for his friends is presented as the highest expression of love that any human being can have for another.


Pope Francis has asked for a marathon of prayer during the month of May to bring an end to the pandemic.

Pope Francis Prayer for Protection from the Coronavirus

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign
of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself,
and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test
– and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.


Sixth Sunday of Easter

St Paul Missal page 250

Your prayers are requested for Rev. Fr. Martin Tierney and Monsignor Ardle MacMahon and all those recently deceased and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time.




Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 8

10 am       

Celebrant’s intentions

4.30 pm       

Sean Flannery – Recently Deceased

Irene Edkins - Recently Deceased

Gerard Mathews - Recently Deceased

Sheelagh Collier - Recently Deceased

Mary Fitzpatrick - Anniversary

6 pm             

Kathleen (Kay) Walsh – 1st Anniversary

Paula Gogarty – Recently Deceased

George Lamb - Recently Deceased

Angela Leahy - Recently Deceased

Sunday 9

9.00 am   

Joe Noone - Recently Deceased

Jules Logan - Recently Deceased

Marion Maguire - Recently Deceased

10.30 am 


Jack Synnott – Month’s Mind

Ann Brougham - Recently Deceased

Ned Lester - Recently Deceased

Detta and Derry Malone - Anniversary

Austin + Carl Mullen - Anniversary

Thomas + Annie O’Toole - Anniversary

12 noon        

Parishioners’ intentions

Monday 10

10 am            

Patricia Murphy - Recently Deceased

Special Intention

Paula Gogarty – Month’s Mind

Tuesday 11

10 am       

Celebrant’s intentions

Wednesday 12

10 am

The Holy Souls

Special Intention

Sadie McDonnell – Birthday Remembrance

Thursday 13

10 am

Deceased Member of the McGuinness Family

Florence O’Mahony – Recently Deceased

Special Intention

Special Intention

Friday 14

10 am

John Ruane - Recently Deceased

Jack Synnott – Recently Deceased



Our Lady of Fatima * 13 May

Between May 1917 and October 1917, Our Lady appeared several times to three Portuguese children – Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their cousin, Lucia dos Santos.  In the apparitions, Our Lady asked the children to pray the Rosary for the world.  Let us pray during this Pentecost month that the Holy Spirit may fill us with the fruits of God’s love to serve people with the joy of the gospel.



The parish office is currently open from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm on each weekday, Monday to Friday inclusive.  From 10.30 am to 11.30 am callers to the office are dealt with one at a time, one person being admitted at a time to order Mass cards, Mass intentions, etc., certificates, bookings, and any other inquiries. 


The office will be closed on Thursday 13 May for auditing/accounts.  Any inconvenience is regretted.