NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 29 January 2023
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Cycle A - All welcome.
Prayers + Readings for Sunday 22nd January on page 86 in the St. Paul Sunday Missal Cycle A - Sunday Masses may be viewed on the webcam www.holyfamilyparish.ie/ webcam
Parish Office phone 01 284 5299 -
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 soul of Aideen McKeever and Dominic Kelly recently deceased, and for James Mulcahy, John Sherwood, Joe Armstrong, Aidan Lyons, Eileen & James Fitzgerald whose anniversaries occur around this time.
MAY THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
January 2023- Mass times and intentions
Saturday 28 January 2023
10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions
5 p.m. -Andy Hudson- anniversary
Orlaith Humphries- anniversary
Bridget O’Brien- anniversary
Eileen Coffey- recently deceased
Sunday 29 January 2023
9 a.m. – Paddy & Peggy & Patrick Gorman-anniversary
Pauric Morris- anniversary; Bert Nelson- anniversary;
Ann Lawlor- anniversary
Greg Foley- recently deceased
Naish O’Dowd- recently deceased
10.30. a.m.- Christopher & Margaret Coyle - R.I.P.
Michael Lehane- R.I.P.
Declan Lawlor- recently deceased
Tom Moran -recently deceased
12.00 noon- Parishioners’ Intentions
Monday 30 January 2023
10.00 a.m.- Special Intention
Ed Pearson- recently deceased
Vincent Sweeney- recently deceased
Tuesday 31 January 2023
10.00 a.m. – Bernard McMahon- anniversary
Wednesday 1 February 2023 - St. Brigid’s Day-
10.00 a.m.- – Seamus Murphy- 4th anniversary
Gerry Stearn- recently deceased
Thursday 2 February 2023- Presentation of the Lord-Blessing of Candles
10.00 a.m. - Altar list
Friday 3 February 2023 – St. Blaise- the blessing of throats after Mass
10.00 a.m. – Altar list
Saint Vincent de Paul monthly church door collection last weekend raised €1,755. Thank you.
Christmas dues envelopes are available from the tables near the church doors. €7,850 has been contributed to date. Thank you!
PPC - Meeting of the Holy Family Parish Pastoral Council 4.00 p.m. Tuesday 31st January 2023 in the Resource Centre.
Building Hope – Established by Archbishop Farrell this involves groups of nearby parishes in the Dublin Diocese working in partnership e.g., Mass times & sharing of activities. It will begin with an assessment of the needs of the people of the Archdiocese, to support parish communities to undertake a radical renewal, looking to the future. Our Parish is now in the Donnybrook Deanery and is included in the Partnership of parishes: - Foxrock, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Monkstown, Kill O’ the Grange. PPC & Pastoral teams’ representatives from these 5 parishes met on Tuesday night, 17 January in the Holy Family Parish Hall. As a follow-up, the PPC will meet on 31 January. You will be kept updated on developments affecting the parish going forward.
Church Heating Costs
10 a.m. Mass from Monday to Saturday inclusive is in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in order to reduce church heating costs (gas). You may be already aware of the high cost of this heating due to the huge increase in gas costs (Average cost monthly €4,500).
Electric Thermal Radiators have been installed in the Blessed Sacrament chapel for your comfort during 10.00 a.m. weekday morning Mass (cost € 2,500 approx.). Donations to help to defray costs are invited. Outside of weekday morning Masses, the other Masses will be in the Main Church which will be heated. Thank you for your patience.
A generous donor has enabled the extension of the webcam to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel for weekday Mass at 10.00 a.m.
Church upkeep, including the heating costs, is solely funded from the voluntary family offerings – the standing orders & donations put into the blue box. Thank you for your generosity.
Saturday 11 February -Our Lady of Lourdes- World Day of the Sick. 5.30 p.m. a bus will leave from outside Holy Family Church for Mass & torchlight procession at Mary Immaculate Church, Inchicore. Contact Maria Monaghan at 0863576374 for details.
KNOCK PILGRIMAGE-Date for your diary: The 2023 Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock, which will be led by Archbishop Farrell, will take place on Saturday, April 29. email email@example.com if you have any queries.