NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 28 May 2023 - Pentecost Sunday

Prayers + Readings for Pentecost 27/28 May from page 265 (vigil) 268 (Day) 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 Larry Ryan recently deceased, and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time.




May 2023 Mass Times and intentions

Saturday 27 May 2023

10.00 a.m. Celebrant’s intentions

5.00 p.m. - Christina Zambra- r.i.p.

Joan Williams- 1st anniversary

Stephen Greene- recently deceased

Alice Slattery- anniversary


Sunday 28 May 2023

9.00 a.m. – Parishioners' intentions

10.30 a.m. - Patrick Surgenor- anniversary

Larry Ryan- recently deceased

June & Alan Delaney- anniversary

Pat Skelly- recently deceased

12.00 noon - Frank Wynne- anniversary

Special Intention

Elizabeth Fields - anniversary

Joseph Skerritt - anniversary


Monday 29 May 2023 - Novena to the Holy Spirit concludes today

10.00 a.m. - Ted Halpin- recently deceased

Dora Corrigan & Terry Corrigan – r.i.p.-birthday remembrance

Pat Skelly- recently deceased

For those who sympathised with the McGovern Family on the death of Sylvia McGovern r.i.p.


Tuesday 30 May 2023

10.00 a.m. – Parishioners’ intentions (30/4/23)


Wednesday – 31 May 2023

10.00 a.m. – Parishioners’ intentions (21/5/ 23)


Thursday – 1 June 2023

10.00 a.m. - Altar List of the Dead


Friday – 2 June 2023

10.00 a.m. – Altar List of the Dead


For information about courses on Ministry contact the Dublin Diocesan website


Collections during Sunday/ Holy Day Masses w.e.f. 3/4 June 2023

The first collection (Common Fund- support of the priests of the diocese) will be taken up immediately after the Collect of the Mass and before the Readings. The notices will be read during this collection.

The second collection (Share / Special collection) will be taken up immediately after the intercessions/ Prayer of the Faithful.

Thank you for your generosity to the collections and to the Church Fund (blue box & VFO).


A door & windows in the sacristy corridor needs to be replaced as a matter of urgency quoted at € 5, 248. Contributions welcome!


Congratulations to the young people from Kill O’ the Grange & Monkstown Educate Together National Schools who received First Holy Communion here on Saturday 27 May.


Online – 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 Online form is available.


Trocaire Boxes/ donation envelopes Thank you to those who have already returned Trocaire boxes. €2,737 has been donated this year to date.


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

All are welcome.


Summer Dues- Envelopes for Summer Dues are available on the tables near the church doors.

Christmas, Easter & Summer Dues, with the first collection at Mass, support of the priests of the diocese.


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 is 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)


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 1 pm 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.