NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 15th January 2023

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Cycle A - All welcome.

Prayers + Readings for Sunday 15 January on page 78in 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.


Your prayers are requested for the souls of Alice Keegan and Ray Owens recently deceased, and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time.


January 2023- Mass times and intentions

Saturday 14 January 2023

10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions

5 p.m. – Philip Carroll-anniversary

Lily Kelly- recently deceased

Ashling Hickey- month’s mind

Sunday 15 January 2023

9 a.m. – Agnes Shanley- recently deceased

Betty Doyle-recently deceased

Michael Gleeson- recently deceased

10.30. a.m.- Sarah Rafferty- recently deceased

Ray Owens- recently deceased

Thomas Quinn-R.I.P.

12.00 noon-Anne & Michael Penston and their son, Brendan, & their daughter, Anne Kelly, R.I.P.

Elizabeth, Michael & Anthony Ball- anniversary

Joe Gilsean- recently deceased.

 Monday 16 January 2023

10.00 a.m.- Special Intention

Special Intention

Special Intention

Special Intention

Helen Toner- 14th anniversary

Tuesday 17 January 2023

10.00 a.m.Special Intention

Marie-Therese Barry- recently deceased

Mona McInerney- recently deceased

Special Intention

Wednesday 18 January 2023- Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends 25th January

10.00 a.m.- Special Intention

Thomas Moran – recently deceased

Mass Bouquet

Thursday – 19 January 2023

10.00 a.m. Special Intention

Richard O’Connor- recently deceased

Joan McCarrick- recently deceased

 Friday 20 January 2023

10.00 a.m.-Patsy Rossiter- anniversary

Raymond Owens-recently deceased

 Christmas dues envelopes are available from the tables near the church doors.  Thank you!

A word of thanks to all who so kindly cleaned and decorated the church so beautifully for Christmas.


The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place from January 18 to 25. This year’s theme is Be-Longing. All pastoral resources for this are available on the following website:

Its inauguration in Dublin will take place at an interdenominational service in Christ Church Cathedral on Wednesday 18th January at 8.00 p.m. preacher is the Very Rev. Paul Canon O’Driscoll P.P., Parish of the Travelling People.

There is a church unity service nearby at the Church of the Assumption, Castle Street, Dalkey at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 24th January.

“The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is a privileged moment of prayer, encounter, and dialogue. It is an opportunity to recognise and receive the richness and value that are present in the other, the different, and to ask God for the gift of unity. “From Archbishop Dermot Farrell’s letter of 4th Jan. 2023


Church Heating Adjustment

10 a.m. Mass from 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. Outside of weekday Masses, other Masses will be celebrated in the Main Church which will be heated. A generous donor has enabled the extension of the webcam to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel for weekday Mass at 10.00 a.m. Work on its installation will begin during the coming week. The heating is under ongoing review. Thank you for your patience and understanding.  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.

The monthly collection of the St Vincent de Paul will take place at masses next week, on 21 & 22 January.


Parish Partnerships Building Hope

Holy Family Parish is now in the Donnybrook Deanery.

Partnership of parishes in the Donnybrook deanery

Foxrock, Newtownpark, Blackrock, Monkstown, Kill O’ the Grange.

Parish Teams and Parish Pastoral Councils of the partnership parishes will meet at 7.30 p.m. in the parish hall on Tuesday 17th January.