NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 20th August 2023 – The Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Liturgical Colour Green

Prayers + Readings for Sunday 19/20 August from page 332 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 Andrew O’Beirne   recently deceased, and for Marie English whose anniversary occurs around this time.


August 2023 Mass Times and intentions


Saturday 19 August 2023

10.00 a.m. - Celebrant’s intentions

5.00 p.m. – Esther Turner – Rec. deceased

Maura Fellows – Rec. deceased

Christine Quinn - Anniversary


Sunday 20 August 2023

9.00 a.m. – Parishioners intention

10.30 a.m.- Ciaran & Maura O’ Kiersey - Anniversary

Judith, Patrick & Cliona Rossiter – Anniversary

Richard Chochorowski – 1st Anniversary


12.00 noon –Tom Gallagher R.I.P. (Birthday remb.)


Monday 21 August 2023

10.00 a.m. – John Scollard (Birthday remb.)

Tom Gowing – R.I.P.

Special Intention

Tuesday 22 August 2023

10.00 a.m. – Special Intention for healing

Special Intention for healing

Wednesday 23 August 2023

10.00 a.m. – Tom Gallagher R.I.P. (Birthday remb.)

Thursday 24 August 2023

10.00 a.m. – Special intention                        


Friday -25 August 2023

10.00 a.m. –

Thanksgiving Mass

The Parish shop is usually open on Sunday after 9.00 a.m. & 10.30 a.m. Masses & also on Tuesdays after the 10.00 a.m. Mass circumstances permitting.  An assortment of greeting cards and birthday cards is in

stock/on display.


Altar Servers

We are pleased to welcome boys and girls who have made their First Holy Communion who would like to be Altar Servers here in Holy Family Parish. If your son or daughter would like to join this group please contact Judy or Deacon John after weekend Masses or through the Parish Office,

or 01 2845299.

Benemerenti Awards on 1 October 2023

On the occasion of the celebration of fifty years of our Parish on the 1st October 2023, His Grace the Archbishop will present two Benemerenti Medals here in Holy Family Parish. The recipients are Elizabeth Gregan and Margaret Campbell and we offer them our heartiest congratulations. In this Parish there have been two previous recipients of this Papal Award and they are Reggie Simmonds, RIP and Mary Walshe. The Benemerenti Medal is awarded by the Pope to Members of the Clergy and Laity for long and exceptional service to the Church.


Golden Jubilee of the Holy Family Parish Church 1973 – 2023 - Holy Family Church was dedicated by Archbishop Ryan 50 years ago this year. Archbishop Farrell has accepted to celebrate Mass in thanksgiving   on Sunday at 11.00 a.m. 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. Thank you for donations towards this event.

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.


St. Vincent de Paul August monthly collection last weekend collected €1520. Thank you


The Annual Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes -7th -12th September 2023 Enrolment of Associate members raised € 600. Thank you for your generosity.


PC Training on Voluntary Ministries

Training on the Voluntary Ministry Matters resource takes place on 12th AND 19th September 2023 via Zoom.  This is 2-part training course exploring the new guidebook for all members of PPCs in the Archdiocese. Please note: This is a REPEAT of the training given on 1st and 8th June 2023.If you would like to register for this Zoom training, please complete the online form on the Adult Faith section of


Confirmation Connect

After the launch of Confirmation Connect on Pentecost Sunday, the information session for parishes to begin Confirmation Connect will be repeated. The repeated Zoom session will take place on Wednesday, September 13, at 7:30pm. If you attended the zoom on May 31, you do not need to attend this information session. For more information email

Register here: 

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


To book in Mass intentions (to be announced at parish Masses), please contact the Parish Office (phone012845299 during office hours

Email OFFICE HOURS 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Mon.-Fri working days).


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.


Church Collections 1 Jan 2023 – 30 Jun 2023

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

Christmas Dues            € 8,640

Easter Dues                 € 8,095

Summer Dues 2022       € 5,345

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.