NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 17th July 2022
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN Ordinary Time
Parish Mission Statement
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.
Ceremonies available on parish webcam.
Prayers + Readings on page 308 St. Paul Sunday Missal 2022 Cycle
Your prayers are requested for the souls of who died recently and for whose anniversary occurs around this time.
MAY THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
July Mass times and intentions
Saturday 16 July 2022
10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions
5 p.m. – Mary Corcoran – Anniversary
Eamonn Drugan Anniversary
Alec Sweeney Anniversary
George Fields Anniversary
Sunday 17 July 2022
9.00 a.m. Dylan Burke Rec. Deceased
10.30. a.m. Ann & Billy Walsh
Bobbie Connolly Rec. Deceased
Ina Foley Rec. Deceased
Liz Sharpe Rec. Deceased
12 noon - Parishioners' Intentions
Monday 18 July 2022
10 a.m. Holy Souls
Tuesday 19 July 2022
10 a.m. – Bridget & Patrick Lynch Anniversary
Wednesday 20 July 2022
10 a.m. Celebrant’s intention
Thursday 21 July 2022
10 a.m. Celebrant’s intention
Friday 22 July 2022
10.00 a.m. – Tom Fitzpatrick Birthday Rem.
Summer Dues 2022. Envelopes for the Summer Dues collection are available near the exits in the church. You may return the envelope with your Summer Dues donation into the big safe in the church west aisle or into the parish office, which is open Monday to Friday from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30p.m. Thank you.
Special Notice - Roof Repairs & General Maintenance. With the commencement of the church roof repairs to rectify the water leaks and general maintenance, additional work has been uncovered increasing the initially anticipated costs considerably. Due to lack of available funds to cover these additional costs, some of this work must be deferred, with the more immediate and essential repairs requiring completion, in order to avoid further deterioration of the roof and associated increase in costs.
Repair costs were initially estimated at €41,000, with final costs amounting to €74, 506. This cost together with a previous bill of €64,000 for heating repairs, has wiped out all the parish contingency fund, leaving a shortfall of €15,000 to meet our current liabilities for the roof repairs. The only funds available to meet this shortfall is the day-to-day parish account which covers the everyday housekeeping bills of wages, heating, lighting, insurance, etc. As this account is just about meeting ongoing parish expenditure, the now depleted account urgently requires to be refunded. Your generosity in these times of financial difficulty with your overall response to appeals for special donations for the heating and roof repairs is very much appreciated.
To date, €8,820 has been donated for the roof repair fund. Given the perilous condition of the overall parish finances, your continued support is very much needed and welcome. One immediate area of financial assistance, if not already addressed, is the completion of CH4 form for tax relief for donations to the parish as an eligible charity. Forms are available at the back of the church and on completion can be left in at the Resource Centre office or in the safe at the west side of the church (Bakers Pub). There are also other areas of the church and its grounds requiring attention, including car park resurfacing, painting of buildings, and replacement of two defective doors. There is a pending expected expenditure of more than €200,000. To fund the parish into the future, the Finance Committee is reviewing all possible revenue streams such as a fund-raising campaign, corporate donations etc. with further announcements to be made on this matter. Any assistance in this regard is welcome. From the Parish Finance Committee meeting 5th July 2022
Funeral Ministry Team Every parish in the Archdiocese of Dublin is encouraged to have a funeral ministry team. The team consists of religious and lay, men and women, who have been trained in providing support at a time of loss. The team will assist in helping to organise a Christian funeral. that the Church has to offer the bereaved. On receiving word of the death of a person, members of the Funeral Ministry Team may visit the bereaved family either on their own or with the priest, deacon or parish pastoral worker. The purpose of the visit is to sympathise with the family, to bring the peace and hope that the Gospel has to offer and to assure the bereaved family that the parish community is praying for them and their loved one. They will also bring the Scripture Readings and sample intercessions for the Prayer of the Faithful which will be used during the funeral ceremony. They may discuss the liturgy and help the family to choose the appropriate readings and prayers for the deceased person. The diocese is committed to providing ongoing training to funeral ministry teams both centrally and locally. If interested in joining the Parish Funeral Ministry Team, please contact one of the parish clergy.
St. Vincent de Paul collection will take place at the church door this weekend. Many thanks for your generosity.