NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 8 October 2023 the Twenty- Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - Liturgical Colour Green

Prayers + Readings for Sunday 1 October from page 358 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 Fr. John Carey recently deceased, and for Ashling Fowley, Bernadette Kennedy,  Tony, Dermot & Brendan Payne, Theresa Killeen, Charlie Herron , Michael Cush & Kathleen ( Chick ) McGowan whose anniversary occurs around this time.


The usual weekend timetable resumes this weekend 7/8 October.


October 2023 Mass Times and intentions


Saturday 7 October 2023

10.00 a.m. - Celebrant’s intentions

5.00 p.m. -Michael White- anniversary

Brendan Barnes- anniversary

Joseph Corcoran- anniversary

Tony O’Grady- anniversary

Bernadette Garland- recently deceased

Patsy Clavin- month’s mind



Sunday 8 October 2023

9.00 a.m. Margaret Harrington- recently deceased


10.30 a.m.- Patrick Haverty- anniversary

Patrick O’Callaghan- anniversary

John Shanahan- anniversary

Mary Hudson- anniversary

Maeve McGarry- recently deceased


12.00 noon – Alice Gray- anniversary

Mary & Declan Taite- anniversary


Monday 9 October 2023

10.00 a.m. -Holy Souls & Special Intention

Special Intention

Helena Duckett- recently deceased & Healing Mass Bouquet

Tony O’ Grady- anniversary

Tuesday 10 October 2023

10.00 a.m. – Parishioners’ intentions (1 Oct)

Wednesday 11 October 2023

10.00 a.m. – Mike Bernie- recently deceased

Thursday12 October 2023

10.00 a.m. – Intentions of both Bene Merenti recipients 2 special intentions

Bridget Stafford – birthday remembrance

Friday -13 October  2023

10.00 a.m. – David O’Sullivan 1st anniversary


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

Your support is vital.

There are repairs required to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel roof, the north tower in the main church building as well as the resource centre / hall roof. Estimated to cost € 35,000 approx.

Golden Jubilee Celebrations 1 October 11.00 a.m. Mass (Archbishop Dermot Farrell)

Sincere thanks are due to all who worked so hard and contributed to the success of the Golden Jubilee celebrations Mass & refreshments last weekend.

The Archbishop, on behalf of the Holy Father Pope Francis, presented Bene Merenti awards last  weekend to Margaret Campbell and Elizabeth Gregan for their longstanding and dedicated service to Holy Family Parish. Congratulations to Margaret and Elizabeth. 


Family Parish commemorative book (40th anniversary) is available to take away as a token of the jubilee celebrations on 1 October. - donation in blue box 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 invited  to take part. Practice for this family Mass takes place at 11.15 a.m. each Sunday prior to the Mass. Thank you.

Mission Sunday 22nd October 2023

Synodality: 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’. 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.

 Copies of the Archbishop’s reflection on the Synod for this Sunday are available near the church doors  with copies of the Synod News

Altar List of the Dead- November - the month of the Holy Souls - we remember our dear departed and pray for them. Mass is offered for those on the Altar List on the First Friday of each month. Envelopes & Lists are available on the tables near the church doors and may be filled in & then returned to the church safe or to Parish Office. 

The annual Mass to commemorate those whose funerals were held at Holy Family Parish Church during the year up to the 21st October 2023 will be held at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday 8th November 2023.