NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 2nd October 2022
Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Parish Mission Statement
Our Parish seeks to live as a family – supporting one another, open to all comers, and 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 are available on the parish webcam.
Prayers + Readings on page 360 St. Paul Sunday Missal 2022 Cycle C
Your prayers are requested for the souls of Eileen Byrne Frank Archbold & Ann Thornbury who died recently, and for Mary Hudson whose anniversary occurs around this time.
MAY THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
October Mass times and intentions
Saturday 1 October 2022
10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions
5 p.m. – Mary Hudson – Anniversary
Bridie Griffin – Recently Deceased
Paul Murphy – R.I.P.
Fr. Michael O’Donohue – Anniversary. Late P.P. of this parish.
Sunday 2 October 2022
9 a.m. – Parishioners intentions
10.30. a.m. – Eamonn Hession – Rec. Deceased
Ciaran McMahon – Rec. Deceased
12 noon – Patrick Haverty, Patrick O’Callaghan & John Shanahan – Anniversaries
Ladislaus Lob – 1st Anniversary
Hildegard Schwaermer – Rec. Deceased
Monday 3 October
10 a.m. – Special Intention
The Holy Souls & Special intention
Tuesday 4 October 2022
10.00 a.m.- Shauna & Isobel Kavanagh & Taylor – Anniversary
Bertie Loughman – Rec. Deceased
Kevin Kenny – Rec. Deceased
Frank Archbold – Rec. Deceased
Wednesday 5 October 2022-
10.00 a.m. Special intention
Cepta McCarthy – Rec. Deceased
Thursday 6 October 2022
10.00 a.m. Special Intention
Ellie Madden -Rec. Deceased
Friday 7 October 2022
10.00 a.m.- Altar list of the Dead
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 on the church grounds as part of their contribution to Environmental Awareness. Olive trees were in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was arrested on Holy Thursday Night.
From 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 your child is unable to attend on a Thursday, please attend the Family Mass on Sunday.
The Season of Creation ends this week on 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron of ecology. The Parish Environmental Group organized the Holy Hour celebrations for the Fridays in September. Thank you.
Tuesday 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.
Diocesan Collections x 2
The First Collection at Mass on Sundays/ Holydays, along with Christmas, Easter & Summer Dues, is a diocesan collection for the support of the priests of the parishes and for the sick and retired priests of the Dublin Diocese. It is known as the “Common Fund”.
The Second Collection at Mass known as “Share” supports the diocesan administrative and infrastructural services, diocesan pastoral services as well as subsidising diocesan/ parish projects. The Share collection is sometimes replaced by a special diocesan collection as announced. Alternative Option, you might like to use the Tap & Go devices in the church for the 1st & 2nd Collections. All tap & go donations are divided 60% Common fund & 40% Share.
Parish Support Fund- weekly donations-Your weekly donations (Voluntary Family Offering) are vital for the running expenses of the Parish. 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 Parish ministry, please contact one of the clergy.