Holy Family Parish, Kill o' the Grange

Sunday 11 July 2021

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time






Amos 7:12-15

Psalms 85:9-14

Ephesians 1:3-14

Mark 6:7-13

In commissioning the Apostles in today’s Gospel, Jesus gives them, and us, a preview of His Church’s mission after the Resurrection.

His instructions to the Twelve echo those of God to the twelve tribes of Israel on the eve of their exodus from Egypt. The Israelites likewise were sent out with no bread and only one set of clothes, wearing sandals and carrying a staff (see Exodus 12:11; Dueteronomy 8:2-4). Like the Israelites, the Apostles are to rely solely on the providence of God and His grace.

Perhaps, also, Mark wants us to see the Apostles’ mission, the mission of the Church, as that of leading a new exodus—delivering people from their exile from God and bringing them to the promised land, the kingdom of heaven.

Like Amos in today’s First Reading, the Apostles are not “professionals” who earn their bread by prophesying. Like Amos, they are simply men (see Acts 14:15) summoned from their ordinary jobs and sent by God to be shepherds of their brothers and sisters.

Again, this week, we hear the theme of rejection: Amos experiences it, and Jesus warns the Apostles that some will not welcome or listen to them. The Church is called not necessarily to be successful but only to be faithful to God’s command.

With authority and power given to her by Jesus, the Church proclaims God’s peace and salvation to those who believe in Him, as we sing in today’s Psalm.

This word of truth, this Gospel of salvation, is addressed to each of us, personally, as Paul proclaims in today’s Epistle. In the mystery of God’s will, we have been chosen from before the foundation of the world—to be His sons and daughters, to live for the praise of His glory.    Let us, then, give thanks for the Church today, and for the spiritual blessings.  He has bestowed upon us. Let us resolve to further the Church’s mission—to help others hear the call to repentance and welcome Christ into their lives.



Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, 11 July 2021

St Paul Missal page 308


Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Doreen Broderick recently deceased and for Bridget Lynch and Sean Boylan whose anniversary occurs around this time.




Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 10

10 am       

Celebrant’s intentions

4.30 pm       

Celebrant’s intentions

6 pm             

Brian Doyle, R.I.P.

John + Margaret Pierce, Anniversary

Joan O’Reilly + Connie Reddin, Francis Giringlli and Jimmy Pierce, R.I.P.

Niall Colgan + Nora Griffin, R.I.P.

Eileen + James Fitzgerald, R.I.P.

Sean Boylan – 1st Anniversary

Sunday 11

9.00 am   

Paddy O’Leary, Recently Deceased

Pat Buckley, Recently Deceased

Susan Stapleton, Month's Mind

10.30 am 


Richard Egan, Anniversary

Sean, Pauline + John Egan R.I.P.

Bridge Lynch, Anniversary

Raymond Murphy, 1st Anniversary

Deceased members of Murphy and Ball Family

Rita + Brian Flynn, Anniversary

Carmel Ruane, Recently Deceased

12 noon        

Parishioners’ intentions

Monday 12

10 am            

Mary O’Keefe, R.I.P.

Special Intention

Holy Souls

Pat McGrath, R.I.P.

Tuesday 13

10 am       

Celebrant’s intentions

Wednesday 14

10 am

Pat Dullaghan, R.I.P.

Stephen Cullen, Recently Deceased

Niall Colgan, Recently Deceased

Special Intention

Thursday 15

10 am

Des Kavanagh, 6th Anniversary

Special Intention

The Holy Souls

Kevin Synnott, Recently Deceased

Friday 16

10 am

Denis + Margaret Dennehy, R.I.P.

Nancy Dullaghan, Recently Deceased

Special Intention



Peter’s Pence

Thank you for your contributions to the “Peter’s Pence” collection on 3 and 4 July €980.  This replaced the share collection.  Whatever was placed in the red plastic buckets last weekend (envelopes/loose money) has been included in the annual “Peter’s Pence” collection.


Building Hope Task Force

As already explained, the Archbishop has set up a Task Force to support parishes to undertake renewal and to enable the diocese to give more effective witness to the gospel message.  You are invited to share your views on the challenges offered.  The consultation form will remain available online until 18th July.  Please keep this work in your prayers.  You can complete the form by visiting www.dublindiocese.ie where you will also find a video message from the Archbishop.  Thank you.


Summer Holiday Wishes to Students

A happy holiday to all at school during the Summer months.  Enjoy your free time and keep well. We look forward to seeing you again in the Autumn.


Pray for Pope Francis

Let us pray for a speedy recovery for Pope Francis who underwent surgery last week.