Holy Family Parish, Kill o' the Grange

Sunday 23 May 2021

Pentecost Sunday



St Paul Sunday Missal page 265



The Solemnity of Pentecost commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit on the apostles in a powerful and dramatic way.  Its presence was heralded by the sound of a mighty wind and the appearance of tongues of fire.  Where the Spirit is active the fruits of the Spirit are present.


The Church was made manifest to the world on the day of Pentecost by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The gift of the Spirit ushers in a new era in the dispensation of the mystery — the age of the Church, during which Christ manifests, makes present and communicates his work of salvation through the liturgy of his Church “until he comes” (CCC, 1076).




Although the Churches are open to restricted attendance at Mass, Baptisms are not yet permitted in this diocese due to Covid-19 restrictions.

A parent wishing to have a child baptised may leave the details with the secretary at the parish office and they will be informed about the protocols around Baptism when they are in place.  Any inconvenience is regretted.


ST VINCENT DE PAUL The Monthly collection for St. Vincent de Paul will take place at all the Masses this weekend 22 and 23 May 2021.  The Conference would like to thank sincerely all those who continue to support it during lockdown by donating online and leaving donations at the Parish Office.  Your generosity has allowed us to maintain our assistance to families in need in the parish.


Pentecost Sunday, 23 May 2012

St Paul Missal page 265

Your prayers are requested for Catherine (Kay) Spain and Thomas Harte recently deceased and for Mary Morgan, Catherine O’Sullivan, Declan Taite, Una Turner, and Declan Hickey whose anniversary occur around this time.




Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 22

10 am       

Celebrant’s intentions

4.30 pm       

Celebrant’s intentions

6 pm             

Special Intention

Deceased Members of the Fahy, Gallagher and Quaid families

Patsy Holdcroft – Recently Deceased

Mel Kiernan - Recently Deceased

Jackie Brien - Recently Deceased

Sunday 23

9.00 am   

Parishioners intentions

10.30 am 


Christine Borinski – Recently Deceased

Mary Morgan – First Anniversary

12 noon        

Dean Healy – Month’s Mind

John Ruane – Recently Deceased

Martin Devaney – Recently Deceased

John Lang - Anniversary

Monday 24

10 am            

Holy Souls

Special Intention

Special Intention

Tuesday 25

10 am       

Celebrant’s intentions

Wednesday 26

10 am

Celebrant’s intentions

Thursday 27

10 am

Celebrant’s intentions

Friday 28

10 am

Celebrant’s intentions


Communication Message from Dermot Farrell

Archbishop of Dublin

Arising from recent announcements regarding the easing of restrictions on religious services from May 10th the Department of an Taoiseach has clarified a number of issues that have arisen as follows:


Pods of 50


Where the size of the premises/Place of Worship allows for a capacity of greater than 50 this may be permitted only where:


  • social distancing guidelines are adhered to
  • the premises can be subdivided into distinct sections (cordoned or marked appropriately) of not more than 50 persons in each section
  • there is a minimum of 4 metres between sections
  • each section has its own entrance/exit route
  • there are separate arrangements for elements of the service involving close contact, for example, the distribution of Holy Communion
  • strictly no movement of people between sections before, during or after the service
  • the premises are well-ventilated




There is an increased risk of transmission of the virus where families and communities come together following the death of a loved one.


Therefore, numbers at funeral services (and Weddings) is capped at 50 regardless of size of premises.


Notwithstanding the increase in numbers permitted, funerals are still considered private family events and all notices in newspapers or on-line should be clear about this.


Funeral services should continue to be live-streamed to help reduce the number attending.


Attendance at wakes in private homes and at Funeral Homes remains unchanged i.e. immediate family only and people should be discouraged from queuing to pay respects.   




As with the previous reopening for religious service congregational singing and choir singing is not permitted. 


Solo singing with an accompanist is permitted subject to compliance with detailed guidance contained in HSE Covid-19 Guidance for Religious Services.


Outdoor Worship is not permitted in line with Government restrictions on organised outdoor gatherings. 


Drive-in Religious Services may take place outside places of worship (e.g. church car park) where all attendees remain in their vehicles and no sharing of vehicles outside of the family unit. If your parish is considering this option, the utmost respect for the distribution of the Eucharist is essential.


Use of Religious premises for any other purposes/parochial activities/community meetings etc. is not permitted in line with Government restrictions on organised indoor gatherings.


I hope this advice is of assistance,


Dermot Farrell

Archbishop of Dublin