NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 1 October 2023 the Twenty- Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Liturgical Colour Green

Prayers + Readings for Sunday 1 October from page 354 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 recently deceased, and for those whose anniversary occurs around this time.


October 2023 Mass Times and intentions


Saturday 30 September 2023

10.00 a.m. - Celebrant’s intentions

5.00 p.m. – Sylvia McGovern- birthday remembrance & Tom McGovern r.i.p.

Brian Daly – recently deceased

Paul Morrissey- birthday remembrance

Jack O’ Reilly- anniversary


Sunday 1 October 2023

9.00 a.m. – Ann Thornbury- 1st anniversary

Eamon Boylan – Recently Deceased

11.00 a.m.- Golden Jubilee Mass for Holy Family Parish Church- Principal Celebrant Archbishop Dermot Farrell


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 will celebrate the Mass in thanksgiving.  Refreshments will be available to all after the 11.00 a.m. Mass. All are welcome.

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


Sincere thanks are due to all who worked so hard and contributed to this Golden Jubilee celebration.


The usual weekend timetable resumes on 7/8 October.

Monday 2 October 2023

10.00 a.m. – Holy Souls & Special Intention

Anicee Abbas- recently deceased

Mass Bouquet Special Intention

Tuesday 3 October 2023

10.00 a.m. – Holy Souls

Ann Smyth- recently deceased

Bill Mahon – recently deceased

Wednesday 4 October 2023

10.00 a.m. – Shauna & Isabella Kavanagh- Taylor- anniversary

Patrick Gill – recently deceased

Thursday 5 October 2023

10.00 a.m. – Altar list of the dead

Friday -6 September 2023

10.00 a.m. – Altar list of the dead

Donations towards church upkeep are critically needed. Kindly put them in the blue box on the tables near the exits. Thank you.

 Last weekend church door collection for

St. Vincent de Paul raised €1,289. Thank you for your generosity.


Holy Family Parish commemorative book (40th anniversary) is available to take away as a token of this occasion.


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.


Synodality: Last week, the Standing Committee of the Irish Bishops’ Conference met in, Maynooth, to discuss the universal Synod on Synodality in Rome from 4 – 29 October, on the theme: ‘For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission’. Bishops said, “The Synodal Process is about conversion, and we pray that all participants will be open in mind and heart to what the Holy Spirit wants of each individually, and collectively.  In light of Pope Francis’ comment that ‘without prayer there will be no Synod’, we encourage people of faith to unceasingly pray to God over the coming weeks at daily and weekend Masses, at home, and in religious communities, to intercede for Pope Francis and for all members of the Synodal Assembly.”.  Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick, and Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ of Raphoe, will represent the Irish Church at this global assembly. The aim of the Synodal Process is to provide an opportunity for the entire People of God to discern together how to move forward towards being a more synodal Church in the long-term.  It was initiated by Pope Francis who, in October 2021, convened the whole Church in Synod.  Since that time there have been gatherings of the faithful at parish, national and continental levels.

The Archbishop’s letter on the Synod is available near the church doors.

The Season of Creation ends on October 4th the feast of St Francis of Assisi..

Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock PPC invites you to join us in a short prayer service to mark the Season of Creation.Monday 2nd October 7.00p.m.-7.30p.m.