NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 2 Sunday & Sunday 9 April 2023- Holy Week & Easter Week

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion & Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord - Cycle A - All welcome.

Prayers + Readings for Palm Sunday 2 April on page 143

in the St. Paul Sunday Missal - Masses may are streamed 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 Josie Finn & Jim Hogan recently deceased, and for Carmel Killeen Mary Shields & Raymond McCabe whose anniversaries occur around this time.


April 2023- Mass times and intentions

Saturday 01 April 2023

10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intention

5 p.m.- Owen & Nancy Donaghy + Michael & Elizabeth Burke

Lisa Mangan- month’s mind

Patrick Darcy- month’s mind

Betty Dundon – recently deceased

Sunday 02 April 2023

9 a.m. – Joe & Delia Campbell

Gerry Ellis- recently deceased

Sheila Greene- recently deceased

Kay Donnelly- recently deceased

10.30. a.m.- Parishioners’ intentions

12.00 noon – Betty Dundon- recently deceased

Martin Burke- recently deceased

Carmel Killeen & Mary Shields r.i.p.

Martin Burke- recently deceased

Monday 03 March 2023- 10.00 a.m. – Holy Souls

 Patrick O’ Brien – anniversary

Martin Burke- recently deceased

Eilis Timmons- recently deceased

Confession will be available in the main church after Mass/ Morning Prayer until 11.00 a.m.  Mon- Sat this week

7.00 p.m. Penitential Service with Confession

Tuesday 4 April 2023

10.00 a.m. – Holy Souls

Mary Doyle -recently deceased

Brian Finan- recently deceased

Eilis Timmons- recently deceased

Wednesday 05 April 2023

10.00 a.m.- Tom Davies- recently deceased

Sarah Uí Ghréagháin – recently deceased

Brian Finan- recently deceased

Patricia Ahern- recently deceased

7.00 p.m. Stations of the Cross in Day chapel

The Parish Office & Resource Centre will be closed from Thursday 6th April until Monday 17th April.

There will be Stations of The Cross for children on Good Friday at 12noon. All children are invited to take part and there will be a practice on Holy Thursday in the main Church from 2pm to 4pm. Enquiries Elizabeth Gregan 0872209055 

Thursday 06 April 2023- Holy Thursday

10.00 a.m. – Morning Prayer

7.30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Guillero Saroda- birthday remembrance r.i.p.

 Adoration. & with the Lord in Gethsemane until 9.30 p.m.

Friday 07 April 2023 – Good Friday- Fast & Abstinence

10.00 a.m.- Morning Prayer

12.00 noon- Children’s Stations of the Cross

3.00 p.m. The Lord’s Passion & Holy Communion

7.00 p.m. – Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday 08 April 2023

10.00 a.m. Morning Prayer

11.00 a.m. Blessing of Food

9.00 p.m. Easter Vigil & Mass- Prayers & Readings from page 192 in the St. Paul Sunday Missal

Celebrant’s intentions

Easter Sunday- 9th April- Prayers & Readings on page 226 in the St. Paul Sunday Missal.

9.00 a.m.- Peter Zambra- anniversary

Tom McGovern- anniversary

Mollie & Seamus Carroll- anniversary

10.30 a.m.- Jack Synnott- 2nd anniversary

Bernie Whelan – anniversary

Jimmy & Josie Coyne- anniversary

Martin Burke- recently deceased

12.00 noon- Parishioners’ intentions

Monday 10 April 2023

10.00 a.m.- Peter Morgan- 1st anniversary

Paula Gogarty- anniversary                         

Tuesday 11 April 2023

10.00 a.m.- Brian Finan – recently deceased

Wednesday 12 April 2023

10.00 a.m.-Brian Finan- recently deceased

Thursday 13 April 2023

10.00 a.m.- Altar List of the Dead (April)

Friday 14 April 2023

10.00 a.m. – Altar list of the Dead (April)


Leaflets with the dates and the times of the Holy Week & Easter Ceremonies are available on the tables near the church doors. Please take one. You might also like to take some additional leaflets for your neighbours & friends.


Trocaire Boxes/ donation envelopes are available on the tables near the church doors for contributions to the charitable work of Trocaire   during this Lent.

Easter Dues envelopes 2023 are available on the tables near the church doors. Please return Easter dues to the church safe or the parish office. Thank you.

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.

Maria Monaghan & friends thank those who contributed to their fund raising for Motor Neurone Disease patients’ assistance on Sunday 26 March.  Thank you!

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE- The 2023 Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock, led by Archbishop Farrell, will take place on Saturday April 29. email

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE CHOIR Would you like to participate in a Choir for our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday, April 29 at our pilgrimage Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Dermot Farrell? If you would, please email with you name, your parish, the position you sing in and your phone number or email address.  Alternatively, you can phone 086 369 1217 with this information. Rehearsals will be organised and we will provide further updates over the coming weeks

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje-Wednesday 13th September to 20th September Contact: Valarie Somers 0879908840 Priest: Fr. John Killeen


A revised version of the Parish Privacy Policy has been published on the parish website w.e.f. 24 March 2023.


If you have any questions or require further information, please email Noelle Dowling at

Newsletter text is also accessible on the Newsletter page of the Holy Family Parish website