NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 26 February 2023

First Sunday of Lent  - Cycle A - All welcome.

Prayers + Readings for Sunday 26 February  on page 108  in the St. Paul Sunday Missal Cycle A - Masses may be viewed live daily via webcam. webcam

email: 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 Mable Cruise recently deceased, and for Sr. Claire Mannion RSM whose anniversary  occurs around this time.


February 2023- Mass times and intentions

Saturday 25 February 2023

10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions

5 p.m.-  Mary & Jemsie Kelly- anniversary

Pat & Ann Surgenor- r.i.p.

Imelda Gane- recently deceased

Sr. Claire Mannion – 3rd  anniversary

Sunday 26 February 2023

9 a.m. – Rosemary Gannon- recently deceased

George Callery- recently deceased

Tom Keogh- recently deceased

10.30. a.m.-Jim Cullen- anniversary

Eugene Egan- anniversary

12.00 noon-  Parishioners’ intentions

 Monday 27 February 2023

10.00 a.m.-     For  the intentions of all who sympathised with the family of the late Rosemary Boothman.

Thanksgiving/ Special intention

Tuesday 28 February 2023

10.00 a.m. –  Maire Hinolan- recently deceased

Elsie Whitty- recently deceased

Wednesday 01 March 2023

10.00 a.m.-  Mary Delaney- recently deceased

Martin Ryan- recently deceased

Thursday 2 March 2023

10.00 a.m. – Altar list of the dead

Friday 3 March 2023

10.00 a.m. – Altar list of the dead                                                   

7.00 p.m. Stations of the Cross


Stations of the Cross at 7.00 p.m. on Fridays during Lent in B.S. chapel

Last weekend church door collection for St. Vincent de Paul raised € 1.698.50 . Thank you.


Special Collection for Earthquake Victims

A special church collection for the relief of the Turkey/ Syria Earthquake victims which has been approved by Archbishop Farrell will be held at  Masses this weekend. It replaces the usual Share Collection .


Trocaire Boxes/ donation envelopes are available on the tables near the church doors. Please take one home with you for contributions to the charitable work of Trocaire   during this Lent.


Family Mass 12 Noon -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 a.m. each Sunday prior to the Mass. Thank you.

Building Hope Established by Archbishop Farrell to involve groups of nearby parishes working in partnership e.g., Mass times & sharing of activities.   

 Partnership Grouping is   Foxrock, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Monkstown, Kill O’ the Grange. You will be kept updated on developments affecting the parish going forward.

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 contributions towards the electric heaters recently installed in the B.S./ Day chapel.

PPC Meeting will take place at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 7th March at the Resource Centre.

World Day of  Prayer will be held in St. Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire at 4.00 p.m. on Friday 3 March. All welcome.

Review of Parish Income- Expenditure for 2019, 2020, 2021 . See Newsletter page of the parish website.

Building Hope through Servant Leadership-Five sessions on Monday Evenings in Lent to introduce you to the practice of servant leadership: February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27, all 7.30pm to 9pm in St Paul’s Centre for Mission and Ministry, Arran Quay. This is especially for all those in parish ministries and pastoral councils. Led by Peter Siney and Patricia Carroll. 

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 

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Wednesday 13th September to 20th September

Contact: Valarie Somers 0879908840

Priest: Fr. John Killeen