Newsletter Sunday the Baptism of the Lord 7 January 2024 (B) Liturgical colour white

Prayers + Readings for Sunday on page 75 (2024 ed.)  in the St. Paul Missal- Masses streamed live daily via webcam. www. webcam


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The purpose of the Profession of Faith or Creed is that the whole gathered people, including the Priest, may respond to the Word of God proclaimed in the readings taken from Sacred Scripture and explained in the Homily and that they may also honour and confess the great mysteries of the faith by pronouncing the rule of faith before the celebration of these mysteries in the Liturgy of the Eucharist begins. In the Prayer of the Faithful, the people respond in some sense to the Word of God which they have received in faith and, exercising the office of their baptismal priesthood, offer prayers to God for the salvation of all. The Prayer includes intentions for the needs of the Church, for public authorities and the salvation of the whole world, for those burdened by any kind of difficulty and for the local community.

a peaceful and Prosperous   New Year to you all.

Please pray for Michael Ryan (former Sacristan), Mary Duff and Deirdre McGovern recently deceased and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time.


January 2024 Mass Times and intentions

Saturday 6 January – Epiphany of the Lord (page 70 SPSM)

10.00 a.m. Celebrant’s intention

Vigil of the Baptism of the Lord

5.00 p.m.- Peter & Cheevers & Rose & Edward O’Connor- anniversary

Patrick McGrath- 45th anniversary

Michael Keenan- anniversary

Martin McAllister- recently deceased

Sunday 7 January- Baptism of the Lord

9.00 a.m.- Parishioners’ intentions

10.30 a.m.- Evelyn Swan- birthday remembrance

John Coen- recently deceased

Brendan Monks – recently deceased

12.00 noon- Frank & Philomena Murphy – anniversary

Kathleen, Maurice & Rosemary Boothman

Brendan Monks – recently deceased

Monday 8 January 2024

10.00 a.m.- Mass Bouquet Special intention

Lotti McGerty- recently deceased

Mary Duff- recently deceased

Tuesday 9 January 2024

10.00 a.m. – Evelyn Swan- birthday remembrance

John Loughlan - recently deceased

Wednesday 10 January 2024

10.00 a.m.- Special intention

Deirdre McGovern

Thursday 11 January 2024

10.00 a.m.- Celebrant’s intentions

Friday 12 January 2024                             10.00 a.m. – Peter Weidenfeld- recently deceased

Special intention

Get well Mass


Michael Ryan R.I.P. Former Sacristan at HFP church

Michael Ryan came to work as sacristan here in 2002 when the late Fr. Martin Tierney was the Parish Priest. Michael worked here until he retired in 2020.  Michael passed away on 2nd January 2024. Michael was much loved, respected and appreciated by all during his time at Holy Family for his kindness and for his helpfulness. May he rest in peace.  Our condolences to his wife, Bernie, and to Michael’s family and friends.


The Pope’s Intention for January 2024- For the gift of diversity in the Church.


A word from Pope Francis about our care for God's Creation- Laudate Deum - “Once and for all, let us put an end to the irresponsible derision that would present this issue as something purely ecological, “green “, romantic, frequently subject to ridicule by economic interests.” (LD, 58)

Thank you for your donations to Christmas Dues. Return envelopes for Christmas Dues 2023 available on the tables near the exits.


The Family Mass each Sunday 12 Noon. Children are encouraged to take part through Drama, Prayer and Singing. All children are welcome to attend. Children preparing for First Holy Communion or who have recently received their First Holy Communion are particularly encouraged to attend.


Introduction to Servant Leadership course

The Office of Mission & Ministry is running the Introduction to Servant Leadership course again during the coming year. It is aimed at members of PPCs and those with a parish ministry – but all are welcome. The course requires participants to attend three sessions on Zoom (consecutive Tuesdays from 7.30pm to 9pm) AND ALSO a Saturday session in person (from 10.00am to 2pm)Sessions are a mixture of input, discussion and reflection exploring what Servant Leadership is and how we might grow this ministry. For more information, please contact To complete the online registration please visit the Adult Faith section of