NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 17 September 2023 the Twenty- Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Liturgical Colour Green

Prayers + Readings for Sunday 17 September from page 346 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 Patricia (Patsy) Clavin and Mairead McMahon recently deceased, and for those whose anniversary occurs around this time.




September 2023 Mass Times and intentions

Saturday 16 September 2023

10.00 a.m. - Celebrant’s intentions

5.00 p.m. – Fr. Michael O’Donohoe r.i.p. (Late parish priest of this parish)

Annie O’Dwyer – Anniversary

Carmel Cush - Anniversary

Deceased members of the Flanagan family

Deceased members of the McGuinness family

Deceased members of the Manly family

Deceased members of the Havasy family

Deceased members of the McGowan family



Sunday 17 September 2023

9.00 a.m. – Cathal O’Carroll – Anniversary

Marie O’Neill -recently deceased

10.30 a.m.- Parishioners’ intentions

12.00 noon – Rosemary Boothman – 1st Anniv.

Darren Bryan – 1st Anniversary

Peter Carr - recently deceased


Monday 18 September 2023

10.00 a.m. – Pat McKeon – recently deceased


Tuesday 19 September 2023

10.00 a.m. – Patricia Clavin- recently deceased


Wednesday 20 September 2023

10.00 a.m. – Patricia Clavin- recently deceased


Thursday 21 September 2023

10.00 a.m. – Celebrant’s intention


Friday -22 September 2023

10.00 a.m. – Lilly Maguire- recently deceased

This year's Crosscare collection takes place this weekend 16th and 17th September in place of the usual Share collection.

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


Altar Servers - Boys and girls who have made their First Holy Communion who would like to be Altar Servers here in Holy Family Parish are welcome. 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.


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.

The Archbishop will also present Bene Merenti awards to two parishioners, Margaret Campbell and Elizabeth Gregan for their longstanding and dedicated service to Holy Family Parish, during the Mass.

The Archbishop is our Father in God as a successor of the apostles and is the chief Pastor of the faithful in the diocese of Dublin.

Please celebrate the Jubilee of our Parish Church with him.


Donations towards the cost are welcome including small donations for fresh flowers.


Total cost of Painting of the outside of the Church, kerbs & Presbytery houses as well as the repainting of the barriers & bollards at the gates and the remaining work of   remarking of carpark parking spaces amounted to € 6,000. Contributions to defray this cost are welcome.  Thank you.


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 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.


Celebrate Creation with Colour- The Environmental Group would welcome the gift of some colourful indoor plants for the Autumn & Jubilee celebrations. Plants may be left at the Laudato Si area in the church. Thank you.


Mass for Peace- The Medjugorje Prayer Group invite you to Mass in honour of Our Lady Queen of Peace in the chapel of the Divine Master at 8.00p.m. on Thursday 28 September. Rosary at 7.30 p.m.