NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 11th December 2022

Third Sunday of Advent Cycle A - All welcome.

Prayers + Readings for Sunday Cycle A – are on page 417 St. Paul Sunday Missal.


Parish Office phone 01 284 599- email: office hours Monday – Friday 10.30 a.m.- 12.30 p.m. unless closed for Christmas and other breaks.

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.

Evening Prayer of the Church 7.00 p.m. in the Church on Mondays during Advent, 28th November, 5th December, and 12th December. Your prayers are requested for the souls of Sarah Gregan,  Mona McInerney, James (Jimi) Giles, and Lucy Darker who died recently, and for Maura Flynn whose anniversary occurs around this time. MAY THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN.

December Mass times and intentions

Saturday 10 December 2022

10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions

5 p.m. – Rory Taite – Anniversary

Maura Flynn – Anniversary

Thomas Peter Keating – Anniversary

Christine  and Yvonne Ryan - Anniversary

Sunday 11 December 2022

9 a.m. – Parishioners Intentions

10.30. a.m. – Baby Sam O’Donoghue – Anniv.

Derek Wynne – Rec. deceased

Maurice & Kathleen Boothman & their daughter Rosemary

Rita & Brian Flynn - Anniversary and Dymphna & Larry Griffin - anniversary

12.00 noon –   Mary & Sonny Schofield. Betty Mooney, & Marie & George Bennett R.I.P

Denise French, & Richard Grogan & Breda Buckley – Rec Deceased

David Fitzgerald – Rec Deceased.

Monday 12 December 2022

Deceased members & Supporters of Fianna Fail in Dun Laoghaire area.

Tuesday 13 December 2022

10.00 a.m.Matthew Lawlor - Months Mind

Hugh Lennon – recently deceased

Sarah Gregan – recently deceased

Special Intention

Wednesday 14 December 2022

10.00 a.m.-Declan Maguire- anniversary

Johnny O’Connell – recently deceased

John Fenton -recently deceased

Sarah Gregan- recently deceased

Thursday 15 December 2022

Noel O’Neill & Anne Flood- anniversary

Mona McInerny - recently deceased

Sarah Gregan- recently deceased

Sadie McDonald- recently deceased

Friday 16  December 2022

10.00 a.m. – Caroline Reed – recently deceased

Sarah Gregan- recently deceased

special intention.


The Annual Appeal of the society of St Vincent de Paul will take place this Saturday & Sunday, 10 & 11 December and will replace the Share collection on those dates. Please give as generously as possible to help people in the Holy Family parish who are in need this winter. 


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 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. Thank you.


TRIDUUM MASS Christmas CARDS are available in the parish shop. Mass will be offered on 19th, 20th & 21st December. Proceeds will go to the Parish roof fund.



Monday 19th December - Penitential Service / Confession 7.00 p.m. 

Monday to Saturday 19th – 24th December -Confession available after 10.00 a.m. Mass

Mass Times -Saturday 24th December Christmas Eve-10.00 a.m. (morning), 5.00 p.m. (Vigil), 6.30 p.m. (Family Mass) Carol Service 7.30 p.m., 8.00 p.m. (Night Mass) Sunday 25th December Christmas Day-9.00 a.m. (Dawn Mass), 10.30 a.m. (Day Mass) 12.00 noon

Monday 26th December to Saturday 31st December 2022 (mornings) Mass at 10.00 a.m. daily-

Friday- The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph-Mass at 10.00 a.m. only

Saturday/ Sunday 31st December 2022/ 1st January 2023 -Mary, The Holy Mother of God and World Day of Peace

Saturday 5.00 p.m. (Vigil), Sunday 9.00 a.m., 10.30 a.m. & 12.00 noon

Monday 2nd January 2023 to Saturday 7th January 2023 Mass at 10.00 a.m.

Thursday 5th January 2023 - 7.00 p.m. Vigil of the Epiphany

 Friday 6th January 2023 -10.00 a.m. Epiphany of the Lord

Saturday/Sunday 7th/ 8th January 2023- The Baptism of the Lord- Sat. 5.00 p.m. (Vigil); Sunday 9.00 a.m., 10.30 a.m., 12.00 noon.

 The Parish Office will be closed from Wednesday 21st December 2022 and will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

Website www.holyfamilyparish

Christmas Cards with the timetable for Christmas and dues envelopes will be available to take home from the tables near the church doors. Thank you.


Back again in concert- Moya Brennan- an Irish Christmas with special guests, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh and Nia along with Craobh Phiarais Ui Ghreagain Musicians

Monkstown Church, Tuesday, 20th December at 7.30 p.m. Tickets: or Hewetts, Carrickbrennan Road, Monkstown