Our Parish seeks to live as a family – supporting one another, open to all comers, building a community where each person feels wanted and cared for. To make this happen, we will work to grow in holiness through prayer and service and we will try to show God’s love in our daily lives.


Prayers + Readings on page 84 St. Paul Sunday Missal 2022 cycle c

Your prayers are requested for the soul of Annette McHale recently deceased and for whose anniversary occurs around this time, MAY THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED THROUGH THE    MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN.


January Mass times and intentions

Saturday 15th January 2022

10 am – Celebrants Intentions

4.30 pm – Parishioners Intentions

6 pm –     Jim Cullen Rec. Deceased

                 Mona Noctor Rec. Deceased

                 Mary Kelly Rec. Deceased

                 Jane Regan Anniversary

Sunday 16th January 2022

9 am – Jimmy Cullen Rec. Deceased

              Michael Byrne Anniversary

              Michael Feerick Anniversary     

10.30 am – Anne O’Halloran Anniversary

                    Sr. Rosaleen O’Halloran Rec. Deceased

                    Michael Reid Rec. Deceased

                    Sylvia Mullen Rec. Deceased

12 noon – Jim Cullen Rec. Deceased

                   Mona Noctor Rec. Deceased

                   Kay Lynch Rec. Deceased.

Monday 17th   January 2022

10 am –     Jim Cullen Rec. Deceased

Tuesday 18th January 2022

10 am –     Mona Noctor Rec. Decease

                    Special Intention

Wednesday, 19th January 2022

10 am –     Celebrant’s Intentions

Thursday 20th January 2022

10 am –     Celebrant’s Intentions

Friday 21th January 2022

10 am –     Celebrant’s Intentions



Work commenced on the reinstatement of the church heating system on Monday 10th January 2022. The contractor, engaged with the approval of the diocesan authority, is G & J Engineering Limited, Saggart, Co. Dublin. It is expected that work will continue for the next 3 weeks or so.

While the work is in progress, there may be an inconvenience but appropriate adjustments will be made for the benefit of congregants. There will be daily Mass at 10.00 a.m. in the Church. (Monday to Saturday inclusive)

Funeral Masses (Monday to Saturday)

Will be held at 10.00 a.m. and will displace any other Mass Intentions booked for that time on the particular day/date of the funeral Mass. The intention will be transferred to another Mass at a more suitable time and date after making contact with the person who booked the Mass intention. This arrangement will continue until the church heating installation is completed after 3 / 4 weeks’ time, the Church will be closed after Mass while work is going on. (Health & Safety)


WEEK OF PRAYER for Christian Unity 18th – 25th of January 2022.

Week of prayer for Christian Unity is from Tuesday 18th January and ends on Tuesday 25th January the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle. The theme this year is “We saw the star in the East and we have come to worship him “(Matt 2:2) from the account of the visit of the 3 Wisemen (Matt: 2:1-12) This is a week of prayer for unity among all Christians when we all pray for the intention of Christ trust “all may be one” (John 17:21)



The next Church Gate Collection will be held this weekend 15th and 16th of January. Please give generously


New Year’s environmental resolutions

Signs of climate change and global warming are multiplying.  In our own parish, RDS are already collecting branches for nesting – in the middle of winter!  Scientists warn that an enormous Antarctic glacier is being slowly detached by warm water from below, and within a few years will slide into the sea.  It is estimated that this will increase sea levels around the world by up to 40 cms, that is by well over a foot.  This could mean periodic inundation for coastal areas such as Sandymount and Ringsend – one small example of how climate change affects us all.  


Finally, one practical step you can take is to come along to the next meeting of the Parish Environmental Group, Wed 12th Jan at 10.30 am in the Resource Centre committee room.  Give it a try!



Your attention is drawn to Synod prayers available on the tables near the church doors.  Please take a card home with you and if possible pray it frequently for the success of the Synod. This prayer is the prayer that has been recited for the invocation of the Holy Spirit on Ecumenical Councils and Synods. It is centuries old.