NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 27 August 2023 – The Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time - Liturgical Colour - Green

Prayers + Readings for Sunday 26/27 August from page 335 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 Noreen Hyslop & Fr. John Ward recently deceased, and for those whose anniversary occurs around this time.


August 2023 Mass Times and intentions


Saturday 26 August 2023

10.00 a.m. - Celebrant’s intentions


5.00 p.m. -Mary (May) Kelly- anniversary

Denis & Angela Mangan- anniversary


Sunday 27 August 2023

9.00 a.m. – Noreen Hyslop- recently deceased

10.30 a.m.- Ann Hennessy -2nd anniversary

Tom Quinn- 2nd anniversary

Esther Turner- month’s mind

Michael Byrne- anniversary

12.00 noon – Parishioners’ intentions


Monday 28 August 2023

10.00 a.m. – George O’Connell- recently deceased

Thomas Keogh- recently deceased

Elizabeth Gormley - Anniversary


Tuesday 29 August 2023

10.00 a.m. – Parishioners’ intentions (16 Aug)


Wednesday 30 August 2023

10.00 a.m. – Mary O’Neill- recently deceased

Pat & Berna Allen- r.i.p.

John Keogh – rec. deceased


Thursday 31 August 2023

10.00 a.m. – Thomas Keogh- recently deceased


Friday - 1 September 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 & 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 your donations towards this event.

Painting of the outside of the Church & Presbytery is needed & will cost above € 4,500. Contributions 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.


 Mass for Peace – Please join the Medjugorje Prayer 

 Group for a Mass in honour of Mary Queen of Peace in

the Divine Master Chapel on Thursday 31st August at

8.00 p.m.  Rosary at 7.30 p.m.


The Season of Creation begins on September 1st and runs until October 4th the feast of St Francis of Assisi. This year's theme is "Justice and Peace to Flow".  The parish Environmental Group will lead a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament at 7pm on each of the Friday nights in September in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Following the hottest summer on record the world is experiencing the effects of our damaged environment and the need to pray for climate justice has never been more urgent. Please come and join us.


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: