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.
21stSunday in Ordinary Time
Prayers + Readings on page 336 St. Paul Sunday Missal 2022 Cycle C
Your prayers are requested for the souls of Mary Wynne and Evelyn Swan who died recently, and for those whose anniversary occurs around this time.
MAY THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
August Mass times and intentions
Saturday 20 August 2022
10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions
5.00 p.m. – Deceased members of the Carr family
Greg Finn (3rd anniversary) & deceased family members
Paddy Smyth - recently deceased
John Connor - recently deceased
Sunday 21 August 2022
9.00 a.m. Patricia Wynne- recently deceased
Breda Flood- recently deceased
Bernadette Brown- recently deceased
Michael Lavin- recently deceased
10.30. a.m. – Ciaran O’Kiersey- anniversary
Ann Hennessy- 1st anniversary
Joan O’Reilly- recently deceased
12 noon – Tom Gallagher- anniversary
Denis & Angela Mangan- anniversary
Monday 22 August 2022
10 a.m. – John Connor-recently deceased
Evelyn Swan, Mary Prendergast, Martins Prendergast and Sr. Noreen Long - all recently deceased
Tuesday 23 August 2022
10.00 a.m.-Parishioners intentions
Wednesday 24 August 2022
10.00 a.m. - Maeve Gilboy- anniversary
Jack Stafford- anniversary
Jimmy Lenehan- recently deceased
Ann Surgenor - anniversary
Thursday 25 August 2022
10.00 a.m. - Celebrant’s intention
Friday 26 August 2022
10.00 a.m. - Desmond Dempsey & Paul Lynch- R.I.P.
Paul Lynch – R.I.P.
Evelyn Swan- R.I.P.
BROTHER KEVIN RETIRES
Archbishop Dermot Farrell sent his congratulations to Brother Kevin Crowley OFM Cap. Brother Kevin is retiring from the Capuchin Day Centre.
Archbishop Farrell said:
I congratulate Brother Kevin as he retires from the Capuchin Day Centre, where he devoted his life to the service of the poor. His work with its staff and volunteers transformed the lives of those who availed of the services at the centre, from misery and despair to hope and love. One can only marvel at the many people he personally served. He was able to see Christ in the people he met. His was a love that reached out.
As Brother Kevin retires, we should remember the poor we still have with us, in ever greater numbers because of wars, famine, drug and alcohol addiction. Today we ask the Lord to help us to work towards an alleviation of poverty, to have compassion for those who are experiencing Calvary and sorrow for our own self-indulgence.
Thank you, Brother Kevin, for showing us how to walk in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi. I wish you every blessing in your long overdue retirement.
RADICAL RENEWAL: HOW DUBLIN ARCHDIOCESE IS ‘BUILDING HOPE’
Fr Byrne is the Moderator of the Dublin Diocesan Curia and Chair of the Building Hope Pastoral Strategy Implementation Group. His article on Radical Renewal can be found at https://dublindiocese.ie/radical-renewal/
Collections during Mass on Sundays/ Holydays - Dublin diocesan policy directs those two separate collections be taken up during the Mass- the First Collection for the priests of the parish and the diocese (Common Fund) after the homily and the Second Collection (Share Fund) after the intercessions. The Share collection is sometimes replaced by a special collection as announced.
Parish Support Fund- weekly donations-Your weekly donations (Voluntary Family Offering) are vital for the running expenses of the Parish. This Parish Fund is used to pay salaries, the bills for lighting, heating, insurance, repairs and general maintenance. Please put what you have been giving for the running of the Parish into the BLUE BUCKETS on the tables beside the doors either before or after Mass. The upkeep of the Parish depends on this fund. You have been very generous with your contributions to the parish upkeep fund. Thank you.
Summer Dues: Donated to date € 4,975. Thank you.
Roof Repairs; -Thank you for your generous contributions to the church roof repair fund. To date, €12,120 has been donated. € 74,000 approx. is total cost. Work will resume towards the end of August. Your continued support is very much needed and welcome.
Funeral Ministry Team Every parish is encouraged to have a funeral ministry team consisting of religious and lay, men and women, trained in providing support at a time of loss, to organise a Christian funeral that the Church offers the bereaved. Funeral Ministry Team may visit the bereaved family either on their own or with the priest, deacon, or parish pastoral worker 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. 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 help in choice of the appropriate readings and prayers. 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.
Summer Dues 2022. Envelopes are available near the exits in the church. Please return the envelope with 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 12.30 p.m. €4,760 has been donated to date. Thank you for your generosity.