NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 8th January 2023

The Baptism of the Lord - Cycle A - All welcome.

Prayers + Readings for Sunday 8 January on page 74 in the St. Paul Sunday Missal Cycle A - Sunday Masses may be viewed on the webcam webcam

Parish Office phone 01 284 599-


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.

A very happy and healthy & blessed New Year to all!

Your prayers are requested for the soul of Philomena Murphy, Raymond Owens and Pope Emeritus Benedict xvi recently deceased, and for Michael Byrne whose anniversary occurs around this time.


January 2023- Mass times and intentions

Saturday 7 January 2023

10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions

5 p.m. – Patrick McGrath 45th Anniversary

Frank Furlong – anniversary

Derek Wynne – Months Mind

Michael Byrne - anniversary


Sunday 8 January 2023 - The Baptism of the Lord

9 a.m. – Parishioners Intentions

10.30. a.m. – Alex Sweeney - anniversary

James Pierce – anniversary

Michael McDonagh – Rec. Deceased

12.00 noon – Barry Dunne R.I.P.

Deceased members of the O’Riordan and Deasey families

Teresa Scally – Rec. Deceased


 Monday 9 January 2023

10.00 a.m.- Special Intention

Evelyn Swan (Birthday rem.)

Special Intention

Bernadette O’Donoghue – Anniversary

Special Intention


Tuesday 10 January 2023

10.00 a.m.Special Intention

Lily Kelly – rec. deceased

Special intention

V.J. Alexander – Anniversary


Wednesday 11 January 2023

10.00 a.m.- Special Intention

Lily Kelly – rec. deceased

The Holy Souls


Thursday – 12 January 2023

10.00 a.m.- Special Intention

Lily Kelly – rec. deceased

Eileen Doyle – rec. deceased


 Friday 12 January 2023

10.00 a.m. – Special Intention

Lily Kelly – rec deceased

Noel McClean – rec deceased


 The Parish Pastoral Council will meet at 7.00 p.m.  in the Parish Resource Centre on Tuesday 10th January 2023.

The Parish Advisory Finance Committee meeting will not meet on 17th January 2023, as previously scheduled, it will be rearranged for a later date.


Church Heating Adjustment

10 a.m. Mass Monday to Saturday inclusive is being celebrated, in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in order to reduce church heating costs. You may be already aware of the high cost of this heating due to the recent acute increase in the charges for gas. The church upkeep, including the heating costs, is solely funded from the voluntary family offerings – the standing orders and donations put into the blue box on the table near the church door. The First & Second Sunday Collections, as well as Dues, are Diocesan Collections and not for Parish upkeep. Thank you for your generosity to both these diocesan collections as well as to the Parish Fund.

Outside of weekday Masses, other Masses will be celebrated in the Main Church which will be heated. Webcam is presently available from the Main Church only but it is not as yet accessible from the blessed sacrament chapel.

The heating arrangements are being constantly reviewed subject to current heating costs. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Christmas dues envelopes are available from the tables near the church doors.  To date, € 6,205 has been contributed. Thank you.

Car Park Repairs- much-needed Surface repairs in the church car park were carried out in December by Stanley Asphalt ltd. at a cost of €4,483.25. Thank you for your generous support.

Parish Partnerships Building Hope

The Archbishop’s letter of 30th November 2022 about Parish Partnerships is available on the diocesan website and in the newsletter page of the parish website Holy Family Parish will now be in the following partnership of parishes in the Donnybrook deanery

Foxrock, Newtownpark, Blackrock, Monkstown, Kill O’ the Grange. We will hear more about Parish Partnership Building Hope during the coming year.