Newsletter for 12 May 2024 Ascension of the Lord (Ireland)

(B) Liturgical Colour White

Readings from page 250 in the St. Paul Missal

Mass streamed live daily via webcam.


Office Phone: 012845299

Please pray for Margaret O’Brien and Catherine O’Toole recently deceased and for those whose anniversary occurs around this time.


May 2024

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 11 May 2024

10.00 a.m.- Celebrant’s intention

5.00 p.m.- Confirmation METNS/KG

Sunday 12 May 2024

9.00 a.m. – Sean O’Halloran – Recently Deceased

Teresa Buckley - Recently Deceased

10.30 a.m.- Joe Perry – Birthday Remembrance

Baby Bess O’Donoghue – Anniversary

Derek + Gretta O’Brien - Anniversary

Sean Coleman – Recently Deceased

12 noon – John + Mary Quaid - Anniversary

Monday 13 May 2024

10.00 a.m. – Rev. Martin Tierney – Anniversary

Mary Flynn – Recently Deceased

Special Intention Mass Bouquet


Tuesday 14 May 2024

10.00 a.m. – Special Intention

Christopher O’Connor – Recently Deceased

Wednesday 15 May 2024

10.00 a.m. – Special Intention

Gerard Boyle – Recently Deceased

Thursday 16 May 2024

10.00 a.m. – Rev. Martin Tierney – Anniversary

Special Intention

Friday 17 May 2024

10.00 a.m. – Holy Souls

Special Intention



In order to facilitate First Holy Communions on Sunday 26th May 2024, the 12 Noon Mass will start at 12.15 pm for THIS DAY ONLY.


Ordination of Auxiliary Bishop (Dublin)

On Trinity Sunday, May 26, at 3 pm, the episcopal ordination of Fr Donal Roche will take place in St Andrew's Church, Westland Row, Dublin. Please pray for Fr Donal and his ministry.


Appointment of 2nd Auxiliary Bishop (Dublin)

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Paul Dempsey

(Bishop of Achonry since 2020) to be an auxiliary bishop in Dublin Diocese. Please pray for the auxiliary Bishops’ and their ministry.


Readings for Mass may be found using the Universalis phone App or online at Catholic Ireland .Net


Easter Dues – Many thanks to all who have returned their Easter Dues envelopes.


Laudato Si Quotes on the Environment

 “The divine and the human meet in the slightest detailing the seamless garment of God’s creation, in the last speck of dust of our planet…” (Laudato Si, 9)


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

4th to 11th September 2024

Spiritual director Fr. John D. Killeen

Group leader contact

Valerie Somers: 087 9908840


The MAY collection for the SVP is on next weekend 18/19 May. Please give generously.


Please pray this  prayer during the Novena 12-20 May

Building Hope Prayer

Pilgrim God, we give you thanks and praise.

You constantly journey with us even

in our darkness and doubts.

We seek your way of loving kindness

to walk together as one family.

Open our eyes to recognise you in

the faces of one another,

in the breaking of bread and in the

splendour of creation.

May the risen Christ sow seeds of hope

and new life deep within us.

May our hearts and minds be filled with your Word, bringing forth truth, justice and peace.

May the Holy Spirit working in and through us

do much more than we can dare to imagine

as we live out our baptismal calling

in humble and loving service.

We make this our prayer through Christ Our Lord. Amen.


Novena to The Holy Spirit 12 -20 May

Please join with every parish in the diocese in a Novena to the Holy Spirit –from 12th – 20th May from t the Ascension of the Lord, through Pentecost and continuing to the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church.

In conjunction with the Novena, on Monday, 13th May at 8 pm all are invited to join the Sisters at the Monastery of St Alphonsus in Dublin 9, or via their webcam on, as they lead us in prayerful reflections drawn from the Novena Prayer Booklet and including music from the Dublin Diocesan Music Group.

Let us join together across the Archdiocese, in praying and planning with Archbishop Farrell during this dedicated period of 12th – 20th May. We prepare also for the ordination of Bishop Donal Roche and the arrival of Bishop Paul Dempsey, Be blessed and build hope for a new future in partnership and a new way of being Church.
Gareth Byrne V.G. & Moderator of the Curia