NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 20th November 2022
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
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 395 St. Paul Sunday Missal 2022 Cycle C
Your prayers are requested for the soul of Tom Cash who died recently, and for the Very Rev. Timothy Hurley whose anniversary occurs around this time.
MAY THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
November Mass times and intentions
Saturday 19 November 2022
10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions
5 p.m. –Martin Butler- 2nd anniversary
Liam Sellers- anniversary
Mary & James Moran- anniversary
Paul Doyle- anniversary
Hugh (Sonny) Ivory – recently deceased
Sunday 20 November 2022
9 a.m. – Margaret Kelly- anniversary
10.30. a.m. – Deceased members of the Holy Family Church choir
Joe Perry- R.I.P.
Ellen, Thomas, Thomas jnr., Helen & John Howard, Mark Lee anniversary/ R.I.P.
Michael Lynch- 1st anniversary
Bridget Nolan- anniversary
12.00 noon – Parishioners’ intentions
Monday 21 November 2022
10.00am – Anne & Mario Magliocco- 50th anniversary of their wedding
Tuesday 22 November 2022
10.00 a.m. – Noel Clarke- anniversary
Special Intention- Mass Bouquet
Moira Delaney- recently deceased
Wednesday 23 November 2022
10.00 a.m. – celebrant’s intention
Thursday 24 November 2022
10.00 a.m. – Joseph Langan -anniversary
Dick Doyle- anniversary & Jim & Sarah Kelly- anniversary
Friday 25 November 2022
10.00 a.m. – Tony Martin- anniversary
Marina Finnerty- recently deceased
Family Mass 12 Noon Mass on 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 encouraged to take part. Practice for this family Mass takes place at 11.15 am each Sunday prior to the Mass.
A warm welcome to those who recently joined parish ministries. If interested in joining a Parish ministry, please contact one of the parish clergy.
The monthly collection for St. Vincent de Paul last weekend realised €1,382. The local conference is extremely grateful for your continuing generosity.
Altar List of the Dead- November 2022 November- the month of the Holy Souls - we remember our dear departed and pray for them. Mass is offered for those on the 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 First Sunday of Advent Cycle A falls on next Sunday 27 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 known as “Share” is a diocesan collection that supports the diocesan central services, and 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. The blue box on the table near the doors is for contributions. 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. Thank you.
Roof Repair -Most of the work of making the church roof waterproof has been completed. One turret and some leaks in the day chapel roof remain to be done. Donations received this year to date from parishioners total € 15,060. Thank you for your generous support. Gubay Foundation donated through the Archdiocese € 25,000. A payment of € 6,771.05 was also received from the insurer. The total received for the roof was € 46,831.05. Total to date the Parish has paid€ 74, 506.10 to Skyline Steeplejacks ltd. The shortfall of €27,675.05 came from the Parish Support Fund/ main parish account.
Records of Dues held at the Holy Family Parish office show the following:
Christmas Dues collected Nov. 21 - Feb. 22 €10,160
Easter Dues 2022 collected €8,215
Summer Dues 2022 collected €5,345 in the parish
Total €23,720 (figures subject to audit approval)