NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 30 July 2023 – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Liturgical Colour Green


Prayers + Readings for Sunday 29/30 July from page 313 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 Fiona Carolan & Tommy Lyons recently deceased, and for Tony Payne & Liz Nolan whose anniversary occurs around this time.




July/ August 2023 Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 29 July 2023

10.00 a.m. - Celebrant’s intention

5.00 p.m. - Vincent Huggins- anniversary

Timothy Ryan - anniversary

George Fields - anniversary

Henry Gilligan - month’s mind

Greg Finn- 4th anniversary & his deceased relations


Sunday 30 July 2023

9.00 a.m. – Celebrant’s intention

10.30 a.m.- Mary Caulfield- recently deceased

Fr. Pat Hudson O.F.M.- 6th anniversary

12.00 noon – Patricia Devine - month’s mind


Monday 31 July 2023

10.00 a.m. – Mary Morahan- r.i.p.

Special intention

Mr. Loftus- recently deceased

Special intention (healing)

Special intention (exam)

Henry Kelly r.i.p. - 100 birthday remembrance r.i.p.


Tuesday 1 August 2023

10.00 a.m. – Holy Souls

Martin Murphy - recently deceased

Special intention– healing mass

Agnes Flatley – Rec. deceased


Wednesday 2 August 2023

10.00 a.m. -Parishioners’ intentions (30 July)


Thursday 3 August 2023

10.00 a.m. – Altar list of the Dead


Friday - 4 August 2023

10.00 a.m. – Altar list of the Dead


The Parish shop is usually open on Sunday after 9.00 a.m. & 10.30 a.m. Masses. An assortment of greeting cards and birthday cards is in stock/on display


For Mass intentions (to be announced at parish Masses), please contact the Parish Office (phone 01 284 5299 email OFFICE HOURS 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Mon.-Fri working days).


Church Collections 1 Jan 2023 – 30 Jun 2023

First Collection (Priests) from 1 Jan – 30 Jun €31,110

Second Collection (Share) from 1 Jan – 30 Jun €19,930

Special Collections – Accord €1,433 Turkey/Syria Earthquake €5,635 Lay Ministry €1,150 Holy Land €620

Blue Box Church Fund VFO from 1 Jan- 30 June 2023 €27,381 + Donations for Heating/ repairs €5,385 Figures are provisional subject to audit. Thank you for your generosity.


Repairs & Maintenance -A door & windows in the sacristy corridor have been replaced as a matter of urgency. Total cost €5,3642.20

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 are always 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 to all 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. Contributed to date €2,515

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.


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, PhD, Director, Pathways Programme at 01 8087594



Knock Pilgrimage: Escorted 3 Night Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, 19th August 2023.  Price includes return transfers via train, 3 nights in Knock House Hotel with full board.  All entertainment and excursions included.  Day trips to Westport, Ballintubber Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Fr. Peyton Centre & National Museum. €549.00 per person sharing.  Single supplement €150.00.  For more information contact Patricia on 087 1890 236 or email