NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 28 AUGUST 2022
TWENTY-SECOND 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.
22 Sunday in Ordinary Time
Prayers + Readings on page 339 St. Paul Sunday Missal 2022 Cycle C
Your prayers are requested for the souls of those who died recently, and for Elizabeth Gormley 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 27 August 2022
10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions
5.00 p.m. – Mary Kelly- anniversary
Thomas (Tom) Quinn- 1st anniversary
Greg Finn- anniversary
John + Mark Byrne - anniversary
Sunday 28 August 2022
9.00 a.m. – Evelyn Swan – recently deceased
Joe Ryan- recently deceased
Eithne Shaw – recently deceased
10.30. a.m. -Michael Byrne- anniversary
Evelyn Swan- recently deceased
Evelyn Swan – recently deceased
12 noon – parishioners’ intentions
Monday 29 August 2022
10 a.m. – Johanna Prendergast – recently deceased
Joseph Blake – recently deceased
Margaret McDonagh – recently deceased
Special Mass of Thanksgiving
Tuesday 30 August 2022
10.00 a.m.- Special intention
Jim & Mary Ryan anniversary
Wednesday 31 August 2022
10.00 a.m.- Special Intention
Thursday 01 September 2022
10.00 a.m. – Altar List
Friday 02 September 2022
10.00 a.m.- Altar list
RADICAL RENEWAL: HOW DUBLIN ARCHDIOCESE IS ‘BUILDING HOPE’
Fr Byrne who is the Moderator of the Dublin Diocesan Curia and Chair of the Building Hope Pastoral Strategy Implementation Group has an article on Radical Renewal that can be found at https://dublindiocese.ie/radical-renewal/ Please read it.
Collections during Mass on Sundays/ Holydays - Dublin diocesan policy directs those two diocesan 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 diocesan 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. Parish upkeep depends on this fund. You have been very generous with your contributions to the parish upkeep fund. Thank you. Summer Dues: Donated to date € 5,025. Thank you. Roof Repairs; -Thank you for your generous contributions to the church roof repair fund. To date, €14,120 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.
If interested in joining the Funeral Ministry Team, please contact one of the parish clergy.
The Season of Creation begins on 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends on 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology. This is the annual Christian celebration to listen and respond together to the cry of Creation. This year many Christian communities will unite around the theme, “Listen to the Voice of Creation.” In response to this here in the Parish of Holy Family we will have a Holy Hour in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament on each of the Fridays in September beginning Friday 2nd from 7pm – 8pm. Please come along and join with the Parish Environmental Group to place before the Lord our concerns and worries for the world and all the creatures that inhabit it.
PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY Application is now open for the next intake of participants for Pathways. The programme, run by the Dublin Archdiocese, begins this year on Thursday, September 29, in DCU St Patrick’s Campus. Places are limited so early application is advisable. Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week course, for adults of all ages who wish to explore their faith. It runs from late September to May each year, with breaks for Christmas, Easter and mid-terms. There are no exams and no written work. The only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate. The cost is €400 per year which may be paid in instalments throughout the year, visit www.missionministry.ie or contact Pathways director Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD, at 01 8087594 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DUBLIN DIOCESAN Lourdes PILGRIMAGE
Letter is available from the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office about this year’s pilgrimage (which takes place from September 7 to 12), the office’s new address, and associate membership.
SYNOD SYNTHESIS PUBLISHED
The Synthesis of the Consultation in Ireland for the Diocesan Stage of the Universal Synod 2021 – 2023 has been published. Dr Nicola Brady, chair of the Steering Committee for the Irish Synodal Pathway, said: “The strong sense of shared responsibility that has guided our synodal process so far, from the local to the national level, has been a great encouragement. It is hoped that this will continue to motivate us to develop our skills of deep listening and discernment, as we reflect on the significance of our national synthesis, and the different voices of the church around the world, asking what God wants of us in light of what we have heard.” Click Here to access Synthesis Document.
INTERCESSORY PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Please find attached prayers of the faithful for the Sundays of August from the National Vocations Office. All parishes are asked to continue to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood.