Newsletter for 23 June 2024 - The Twelfth

Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) - Liturgical Colour Green- Day for Life

Readings from page 289 in the St. Paul Missal

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Please pray for Joan Campbell & Mary McCormack recently deceased and for those whose anniversary occurs around this time.



June 2024

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 22 June 2024

10.00 a.m. - Celebrant’s Intention

5.00 p.m. – Frances Waters – Anniversary

Dick (Richard) Brennan – 1st Anniversary

Patrick Masterson – Anniversary

Henry Gilligan – 1st Anniversary

Sunday 23 June 2024

9.00 am Mary Fitzpatrick – Birthday Remembrance

 Mary McCormack – Recently Deceased

10.30 am – Mary O’Keeffe – Anniversary

Phil Mooney- anniversary

Frank Cahir – Anniversary

Mary McCormack – Recently Deceased

12.00 noon – Patricia Devine – Anniversary

William + Kathleen Bennett – Anniversary

Joseph + Bridget Nolan - Anniversary

Monday 24 June 2024

10.00 a.m. – Special intention

Special intention - Get well Mass bouquet


Tuesday 25 June 2024

10.00 a.m. – Special intention

Special intention Get well Mass bouquet

Wednesday 26 June 2024

10.00 a.m. – Parishioners’ intention

Thursday 27 June 2024

10.00 a.m. – Eugene (Pooch) Davis – Recently deceased

Patricia Keating – Recently Deceased

Friday 28 June 2024

10.00 a.m. – Patricia Keating – Recently deceased

Bernadette Brady – Recently deceased


Message from Archbishop Farrell about the Summer Dues initiative- Our Gospel reading at Mass today talks about sowing seed on the land. Priests and other parish leaders and ministers are being asked to find new and creative ways of sowing the word of God, seeking to build up partnerships of parishes in the times that are upon us. Night and day, while we are asleep when we are awake, the seed is spouting and growing; how we do not know (Mark 4:26-34).  The mustard tree emerges from the tiniest of seeds. We do not yet know what will emerge for the Church locally, but ‘we are always full of confidence’ (2 Corinthians 5:6). We are full of prayer too – it is the Lord’s work, the work of the Holy Spirit who calls us to mission.  Please support your priests through the Summer Dues collection. The generosity that people show towards their priests is indispensable. Please play your part, too, in a renewed and active involvement of all parishioners as together we sow seeds for a future harvest, trusting always in God’s plans for us.

Tax on donation scheme:  The generosity that people show towards their priests is very reassuring. Your contributions can go further without any additional cost to you thanks to the tax relief available on charitable donations. With your help the parish can claim a tax refund from Revenue to the value of up to 45% of your identifiable contributions amounting to €250 or more in any given year.  Please use the envelope provided, giving your details so that the parish can contact you, to help process the tax rebate from Revenue. The parish can reclaim the tax no matter whether you are PAYE or Self-Assessed. This tax rebate from Revenue is now an important source of income for the parish.

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes this year will be led by Archbishop Dermot Farrell from 5 September to 12 September. Contributions to the Lourdes Invalid Fund will be gratefully received at the parish shop.

Summer Dues – Many thanks to all who have returned their Easter Dues envelopes. Summer Dues are being collected from this week onwards.

Laudato Si Quotes on the Environment

 “This contemplation of creation allows us to discover in each thing a teaching which God wishes to hand on to us, since “for the believer, to contemplate creation is to hear a message, to listen to a paradoxical and silent voice .” (Laudato Si, 85)


Medjugorje Mass for Peace 

The Medjugorje Prayer Group invites you to a Mass for Peace in the chapel of the Divine Master on Thursday 27th June 2024 at 8 pm


Sunday Mass Time - Change from Sunday 11 August 2024.

The Parish Pastoral Council at its meeting on 13 June reflected on the number (3) of Masses celebrated on Sunday mornings and on the availability of priests in coming months. Previous PPC  meetings looked at the number of people attending each of the three Sunday  Masses over recent months. They also recognised the need for priests to take their annual holidays, to go on retreat, and to recuperate, when necessary, from sickness and other health issues when such may arise from time to time.

The Council also considered the extreme difficulty and at times the impossibility, in finding priests from outside the parish to cover the Masses when a priest of this parish is not available for one or another reason.

The Council for these reasons unanimously endorsed the decision to reduce the number of Masses on Sunday from 3 to 2, one at 10.00 a.m. and one at 12.00 noon, to begin on  Sunday 11 August 2024. The vigil Mass on Saturday at 5.00 p.m. will continue as usual. 

The congregations at the weekend Masses will be advised of the change.

People who have booked Mass intentions at 9.00 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. from Sunday 11 August and afterwards will be contacted and offered alternative times at the other Masses.

 The PPC very much regrets the need to reduce the number of Masses on Sundays from 3 to 2 and hopes that there will not be too much disappointment. Thank you for your kind understanding. May God bless you all.