NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2022
Twenty- Sixth 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 356 St. Paul Sunday Missal 2022 Cycle C
Your prayers are requested for the souls of those who died recently, Dr. Rosemary Boothman and Darren Bryan, and Noel Kennedy whose anniversary occurs around this time.
MAY THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
September Mass times and intentions
Saturday 24 September 2022
10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions
5 p.m. – Mary Taite- 1st anniversary
Dag Henrichsen-3rd anniversary
Jack O’Reilly- anniversary
Michael Coleman- recently deceased
Anne Kennedy- recently deceased
Sunday 25 September 2022
9 a,m. – Rosemary Bootman- recently deceased
Andrew Chapman- recently deceased
Nora O’Rourke- recently deceased
10.30. a.m. – Kathleen Corr- anniversary
Rosemary Boothman- recently deceased
12 noon – Parishioners’ intentions
Monday 26 September 2022
10 a.m. –Pauline Molloy- recently deceased
Mary Byrne- decently deceased
Tuesday 27 September 2022
10.00 a.m.-Lilian Condon- recently deceased
Wednesday 28 September 2022
10.00 a.m. Des Bodley- recently deceased
Thursday 29 September 2022
10.00 a.m. Cathal O’Carroll- recently deceased
Friday 30 September 2022
10.00 a.m.- Celebrant’s intention
Cross Care Annual Appeal 2022 raised €1,531 here last weekend. Thank you.
Sunday 2nd October 2022 is the first of our Family Masses. Following this Mass children from Monkstown Educate Together National School, Holy Family National School and Kill O’the Grange National School will plant three olive trees in the church grounds as part of their contribution to Environmental Awareness. Olive trees were the trees in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was arrested on Holy Thursday Night.
From next Sunday 2nd October 2022 the Mass at 12 Noon will be the Family Mass. Children are encouraged to take an active part in this Mass through reading, singing, and drama. Children preparing for the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation are encouraged to take part. There will be a practice for this Mass each Thursday from 4.00 pm to 5 pm in the Church, beginning Thursday the 29th September 2022. Parents are encouraged to attend this practice and we will be pleased to hear suggestions and ideas from parents. If you child is unable to attend on a Thursday, please attend the Family Mass on Sunday.
The Season of Creation began on 1 September 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. Christian communities will unite around the theme, “Listen to the Voice of Creation.” There will be a Holy Hour in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament on each Friday in September 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.
7.00 p.m. 4th October 2022- Meeting of Parish Pastoral Council at Resource Centre
Tax Back Returns 2021
The CHY3 Forms for the tax rebate scheme 2021 have been posted. S.A.E, return envelopes were not included in order to save parish funds. Please fill the forms and return them to the parish office or to the big safe in the church. Thanks.
Collections during Mass on Sundays/ Holydays - Two separate diocesan collections are 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. You might like to use the Tap & Go devices for these collections. 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 Boxes on the tables beside the doors either before or after Mass. Parish upkeep depends on your contributions to this fund. Standing Order Forms are available on the tables near the church-door. if you would like to fill in one and return it to the office/ safe in the church when convenient. You have been very generous with your contributions to the parish upkeep fund. Thank you.
If interested in joining the Funeral Ministry Team/Baptismal Team, please contact one of the parish clergy.