NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 22 October 2023 the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Mission Sunday - Liturgical Colour Green

Prayers + Readings for Sunday 1 October from page 366 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 Vivian O’Callaghan & Gerard Cooney recently deceased, and for Liam O’Connor, Jimmy Keating, May & Kevin Connolly, Eileen & Fergus Clarke whose anniversary occurs around this time.


October 2023 Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 21 October 2023

10.00 a.m. - Celebrant’s intentions

5.00 p.m. Michael Waters- anniversary

Jim & Bridie Hayes- anniversary

Special intention

Ciara Devlin- recently deceased

Sunday 22 October 2023

9.00 a.m. – Nellie Fennessy- recently deceased

Ann Forsyth- recently deceased

Bernadette Garland- month’s mind

10.30 a.m.- Mona & Harry McCoy- anniversary

Jarlath & Mary Morahan- anniversary

Ciara Devlin- recently deceased

Eamonn Dunne- recently deceased

12.00 noon – Parishioners’ intentions

Monday 23 October 2023

10.00 a.m. –Larry O’Toole- recently deceased

Anne O’Rafferty- anniversary

Frances Mullen- anniversary

Holy Souls

Tuesday 24 October 2023

10.00 a.m. – Holy Souls

Vivian O’Callaghan- recently deceased

Special intention- thanksgiving

Special intention- thanksgiving

Wednesday 25 October 2023

10.00 a.m. – Sheila Stafford-  birthday remembrance

Healing Mass/ Special intention

Billy Smith- recently deceased

Get well Mass bouquet

Thursday 26 October 2023

10.00 a.m. – Thomas Redmond- anniversary

Phyllis Murphy- anniversary

Friday -27 October 2023

10.00 a.m. –Celebrant’s intention


Mission Sunday is this Sunday 22nd October 2023- a special collection for the Catholic Missions instead of the Share collection.

The Rosary for peace, particularly in the Holy Land will be prayed ( for the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima ) in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel from 6.00 p.m.- 6.30 p.m. Monday 23 October. All welcome


Church Upkeep - Donations towards church upkeep are critically needed. Kindly leave them in the blue box on the tables near the exits. Thank you. Your support is vital. Repairs are required to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel roof, roof covering in the main church building as well as the resource centre/hall roof and to a presbytery roof. Estimated to cost € 35,000 approx.


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.

Synodality: The Synod of Bishops is meeting 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.  Pope Francis 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 Synod newsletter for this Sunday are available near the church doors.

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

The annual Mass in commemoration of 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.

Families & friends are welcome.

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.


The monthly church door collection for St. Vincent de Paul society collected €1765.00. Thank you.


Mass for Peace – Divine Mercy prayer group Mass in honour of Mary Queen of Peace at 8.00 p.m. in the Divine Master Chapel on Thursday 26 October. Rosary at 7.30 p.m.