NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 21 May 2023 -  Ascension of the Lord Cycle A - All welcome.

Prayers + Readings for the Ascension 21 May on page 256 in the St. Paul Sunday Missal - Masses are streamed live daily via webcam. webcam 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.

BUILDING HOPE - Novena to the Holy Spirit - 21 May- 29 May. Nine days from Ascension through Pentecost to the Feast of Mary Mother of the Church (May 21 to 29), is designated as a time for prayer, reflection and planning in parishes There will be special prayers & reflections during   Mass each day of the Novena .  A Novena Prayer card is available.


Please pray for Fr. Des Dooley,  Fr. Patrick McNamara C.S.Sp., Larry Ryan  & Teresa Coughlin recently deceased, and for Louise Cummins, Una Turner & Judith Hogg  whose anniversaries occur around this time. MAY THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN.

May 2023 Mass Times and intentions

Saturday 20 May 2023 -10.00 a.m. Celebrant’s intentions

5.00p.m-Sylvia McGovern- recently deceased

Edmund Kenneally- recently deceased

Sunday 21 May 2023- Novena to the Holy Spirit begins

9.00 a.m. – Baby Bess O’Donoghue- anniversary

10.30 a.m. –  Lisa Kenny ( née McGlynn ) – month’s mind

12.00 noon-Brigid Tobin- 26th anniversary

Bláithín & Paddy McAllister- R.I. P.

William Payne- recently deceased

Judith Hogg- 1st anniversary 

Monday 22 May 2023

10.00 a.m.- Special intention

Special intention ( Birthday )

Mass Bouquet intention

Anne Utke- recently deceased

Tuesday 23 May 2023

10.00 a.m. -Thanksgiving intention

Delores Browen- recently deceased

Lettie Ryan- recently deceased

Claire Regan – recently deceased

Wednesday – 24 May 2023

10.00 a.m. . – Tommy Carey- r.i.p.

Avril Walsh-recently deceased

Ted Halpin- recently deceased

Special intention

Thursday – 25 May 2023

10.00 a.m.- Special intention

Karl Mandt- recently deceased

Martin Burke- recently deceased

Special intention

Friday – 26 May 2023

10.00 a.m. – Emily Donnelly- recently deceased

Special intention

The Holy Souls

For information about courses on Ministry contact the Dublin Diocesan website


There will a viewing of the film” The Letter: A message for our Earth” in the Day Chapel after 10.00 a.m. Mass and 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 23rd May. (If there is a funeral on Tuesday morning, screening will be on Wednesday 24th instead.) All welcome!

Congratulations to the young people from Holy Family National School who received First Holy Communion here on Saturday 20 May.

Mission Awareness- The missionary priest, Fr. Thomas Faherty S.M.A. who was here last week has left his contact details / envelopes  on the tables near the exits.


On Line – Zoom- for Parish Pastoral  Councils-2 session workshop will explore the new resource Voluntary Ministry Matters

Thursday 1st & 8th June 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.

 Register now www.  On line form available .


Trocaire Boxes/ donation envelopes Please return proceeds of your Trocaire Box to the Parish office/ sacristy. Thank you to those who have already returned Trocaire boxes .€2,737 has been donated this year to date.


The May collection for the St Vincent de Paul collected  €1,710. Thank you for your generosity.


Golden Jubilee of the Holy Family Parish Church 1973 – 2023 - Holy Family Church was dedicated 50 years ago this year. Archbishop Farrell will celebrate Mass in thanksgiving   on Sunday at 11.00 a.m.  1st October. There will be Mass at 9.00 a.m. but  no Mass at  10.30 a.m. & 12.00 noon on 1 October. All are welcome.


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.


 The Annual Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes -7th -12th September 2023 will resume taking sick pilgrims .If interested, kindly contact the Parish Office. You may enrol as an Associate Member at the church shop on Sunday mornings.


UNLOCKING THE BIBLE-The Tarsus Scripture School are running a Summer School entitled “Unlocking the Bible” at St. Patrick’s Pontifical University Maynooth from the 12th to the 16th June 2023. Details are on the Posters on the Church Notice Boards. (Dr. Kieran O’Mahony, O.S.A. & Dr. Sean Goan)

Medjugorje Prayer Group- Mass  in honour of Our Lady Queen of Peace, preceded by Rosary at 7.30 p.m. ,on Thursday 25th May 2023  in the Chapel of Divine Master at Whites Cross Top of Newtownpark Avenue ( off Stillorgan Road N11 )

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

All Ireland Rosary Rally in Knock

The All-Ireland Rosary Rally on Saturday June 3rd from 1pm in Knock Includes Holy Mass, the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross and a talk by Bishop Oliver Doeme. The Main Celebrant for the Holy Mass is Archbishop Eamon Martin. A bus will leave from Dublin. Please book your seat early to avoid disappointment. Ring Loirín: 087 241 2611