NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 16 July 2023 – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Liturgical Colour Green


Prayers + Readings for Sunday 15/16 July from page 305 in the St. Paul Sunday Missal - Masses are streamed live daily via webcam. webcam - Office phone 012845299

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.


Please pray for those recently deceased, and for Sean Holahan & Des Kavanagh whose anniversaries occur around this time.




July 2023 Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 15 July 2023

10.00 a.m. Celebrant’s intention

5.00 p.m. – Mary Corcoran – anniversary

Des Kavanagh-8th anniversary

Alice Byrne- 1st anniversary

Mary (May) Doyle- month’s mind

Sean Holohan- anniversary

Sunday 16 July 2023

9.00 a.m. – Aidan Mason- recently deceased

Phyllis O’Brien- recently deceased

Max Wall- recently deceased

10.30 a.m.- Anne & Billy Walsh - anniversary

Noreen McMahon- recently deceased

12.00 noon – Amanda Darker- month’s mind

Monday 17 July 2023

10.00 a.m. – Mass Bouquet intention

Holy Souls & Special intention

Special intention (birthday)

Tuesday 18 July 2023

10.00 a.m. – Aidan Smyth- recently deceased

Phyllis O’Brien- recently deceased

Wednesday –19 July 2023

10.00 a.m. – Frank Dempsey- recently deceased

Special intention

Thursday – 20 July 2023

10.00 a.m. –Holy Souls

Mass Bouquet

Friday -21 July 2023

10.00 a.m. – Celebrant’s intention


The parish shop is usually open on Sunday Mornings immediately after 9.00 a.m. & 10.30 a.m. Masses


The mass schedule for Parish Partnership (Blackrock, Foxrock, Kill O' the Grange, Monkstown, Newtownpark Avenue Parishes) is on the announcements page on the webcam page - times of Masses subject to change.


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

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 effective from vigil Mass Saturday.

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


A door & windows in the sacristy corridor are being replaced as a matter of urgency quoted at €5,248.

The date for this work is 17 July.

An additional €7,264 has been paid to Skyline Roofers for their work on the North East Flat Roof Area of the church as well as € 4,142 for recent repairs to the Day Chapel roof. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Contributions welcome!


 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. Mass will be at 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. only on 1st October. Refreshments will be available after the 11.00 a.m. Mass. 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. Thank you for your kind generosity.


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.

The monthly collection for the Society of St.

Vincent de Paul takes place at the church doors

 this weekend after Masses. Please give generously.


Pilgrimage to Knock

Would you like to pack your picnic lunch (Plenty of tea & coffee available)?  so, join us on a pilgrimage to Knock. Sunday 23 July. Bus at Holy Family Kill O’ the Grange at 8.15 a.m. sharp costs €25. Contact Maria 0863576374

Know your Faith – Come to Pathways: Exploring Faith and Ministry Applications are now open for the next intake of participants for Pathways. The programme, run by the Dublin Archdiocese, begins in DCU St. Patrick’s Campus, Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9, on Thursday, September 28 (7 p.m. – 9.30 pm). Places are limited so early application is advised. Pathways is a two-year, one-evening-a-week course for adults of all ages who wish to explore their faith. It runs from late September to May each year. There are no exams and no written work. The only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate. You can just come along and enjoy! The cost is €400 for the coming year which may be paid in instalments.  Some sponsorship may be available for those of limited means. Places are limited.

For more information, please visit or contact Eileen Houlahan, CHF, Ph.D., Director, Pathways Programme