NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 16th  October 2022

Twenty-Ninth 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 available on the parish webcam.



Prayers + Readings on page 367 St. Paul Sunday Missal 2022 Cycle C

Your prayers are requested for the souls of  Rosemary Boothman  ( month’s mind ) who died recently, and for Julie Lewis and Michael Gormley (snr. ) those whose anniversaries occur around this time.


October Mass times and intentions

Saturday 15 October`

10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions

5 p.m. – Teresa & Christopher Ledwidge - Anniversary

Paul Morrissey  R.I.P.

John Yourell – Rec. Deceased

Julie Lewis - Anniversary

Sunday 16 October 2022

9 a.m. Parishioners Intentions

10.30. a.m. – Mona & Harry McCoy R.I.P.

Mary Morahan – 1st Anniversary

Lucio Bernal – R.I.P.

12.00 noon – Rosemary Boothman – Months Mind

Phyllis Heffernan – 1st Anniversary

Paul Heaslip - Anniversary

Monday 17  October

10.00 am - Angela Cahillane – Anniversary

Special Intention

Tuesday 18 October 2022

10.00 a.m. – John & Carmel O’Hare - Anniversary

Wednesday19 October  2022-

10.00 a.m. -  Tom Clear -Recently Deceased

Thursday 20 October 2022

10.00 a.m. – Jack & Joe O’Toole R.I.P.

Special Intention

Friday 21 October 2022

10.00 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions


Next Sunday, 23rd October, is World Mission Sunday. The annual Collection for support of Catholic Missionary activities and missionaries replaces the Share Collection.


Donegal tragedy: Statement of the Archbishop

 Over the ( last ) weekend, along with people all over Ireland and these islands, I watched with deepening sadness and loss the unfolding events in Creeslough. This tragedy is of huge proportions, not only for the closely-knit community of Creeslough, but for the whole of Ireland.  The words of Saint Paul ring true: ‘the life and death of each of us has its influence on others.” (Romans 14:7)  

On my own behalf, and on behalf of the Archdiocese of Dublin, I offer my sympathy to the community in Creeslough, and to the wider community in Co Donegal upon your loss. No words can make sense or explain a tragedy as numbing as yours. In moments such as this when we can only stand in solidarity with each other. I wish to assure you of a place in my prayer, and in the prayer of the parishes and people of Dublin in these tremendously difficult days, and in the weeks and months ahead. May our Lord who knew tragedy, loss, and death from the inside be your consolation and your strength. May his presence among you, and within you, carry you and give you the strength to carry each other (see Matt 11:28–29).

 +Dermot Farrell Archbishop of Dublin


FAMILY MASS 12.00 noon Sundays

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 particularly encouraged to take part.  There is a practice on Thursday from 4.00 pm to 5 pm in the Church.  Parents are encouraged to attend this practice and we will be pleased to hear their suggestions and ideas.  If your child is unable to attend on a Thursday, please attend the Family Mass on Sunday. 


Altar List of the Dead- November 2022

November- the month of the Holy Souls -is when we remember our dear departed and pray for them. Mass is offered for those named on the annual Altar List on the First Friday of each month. Envelopes & Lists are available on the tables near the church doors and may be filled in & then returned to the church safe or to Parish Office.


The annual Mass to commemorate those whose funerals were held at Holy Family Parish Church during the year up to the 22nd October 2022 will be celebrated at 7.30 p.m. Monday 7th November 2022.


 Diocesan Collections x 2-The First Collection at Mass on Sundays/ Holidays, 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 may be 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 a Parish ministry, please contact one of the clergy.