Parish Pastoral Council
Meeting will take place on Tue, Sept 14th with Tea @ 8pm in St. Matthew's Parish Centre.
Looking forward to meeting our new members that have volunteered to join the Parish Council.
Moya Doyle, Chairperson
St Michael's House
Church gate collection will take place this weekend.
For over 55 years, St. Michael's House has been a leader in the development and provision of community-based services for people with an intellectual disability in Ireland.
Fundraising revenue is used to purchase and maintain our fleet of 104 specially adapted wheelchair buses, purchase capital items, and pilot new and innovative services. For more see www.smh.ie
Please pray for those recently deceased
Richard Carrick, Ballyfermot Rd
Mary Craig, Clondalkin
Mass Intentions This Week
Sun: (Sat 6.30 William Twamley)
9.00 Nan Dooley & Essie McCabe
9.30 (Convent) People of the parish
10.30 Bridie & Jimmy Keating
12.00 Alan & Suzanne Kearney
6.30 Bridget, Patrick & Sean Garvey
Mon: People of the Parish/ Michael Costello
Tue: Seamus Thomas/ Daniel Lawless.
Wed: Margaret Miller/ Alice Doyle
Thur: Edward Murphy/ Elaine Salinger.
Fri: Margaret Miller/ Joan & Edward Teeling
Sat: -----/Pro Populo
Sun: 9.00 Jim McGurk
10.30 Esther McMahon
12.00 Mary Kavanagh & Jim McGurk.
6.30 Margaret Boland.
May they rest in peace.
The Annual Collection for CROSSCARE - the Social Care Agency of the Dublin Diocese - will be at all masses NEXT weekend (18/19 Sept). It will replace the normal SHARE Collection
CROSSCARE is involved in a wide variety of social projects in Archdiocese of Dublin. Since it was founded over 65 years ago CROSSCARE has continued to seek to redress poverty and social exclusion. It continues to develop new and innovative programmes and to sponsor new research to help inform policy on combating poverty and exclusion. In reaching out those most in need CROSSCARE operates 11 programmes throughout the Diocese.
Our Lady's Hospice
Coffee morning, Thursday 16th Sept. Why not hold your own! Call 1850 660606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.coffeemorning.ie for more details and register for your free coffee pack.
Parish Centre Coffee Morning
Wednesday morning after 10am Mass there will be a coffee morning in aid of Our Lady's Hospice. All are welcome.
Parish Social Night
Takes place in the West County Hotel on October 7th. Tickets €10. Includes a Chicken Supper. Available in the church shop and other locations. A good night is planned. Do come and bring a friend, in fact bring a few friends. Let's make it a great night of celebrations. Transport can be arranged if needed.
Gambler's Anonymous - Open Meeting
Open meeting will take place in Ballyfermot Resource Centre on Thursday, 16th @ 8pm. For more details contact 8721133
An Opera for all Season
A series of music talks with the ever-popular Ted Courtney
(Opera in the Open and fomerly of RTE's Open House) Stewarts Hospital Library Palmerstown
Wednesdays 15th, 22nd, 29th Sept. & 6th Oct. 7-8pm. Admission free.Tel 01-6518129 to book.
Positive Ageing Week
To mark National Positive Ageing Week, the senior citizens forum is holding a coffee morning in St Matthews Parish Centre, Ballyfermot at 10.30am on Wednesday, 29th September. All donations received will go to Age Action. All welcome. Contact Catherine on 8989165 for more information.
St Dominic's School Reunion
It will be held in The Red Cow on Friday 5th November 2010 and the ticket cost will be €20.00. The ticket cost will include entry, finger food and entertainment on the night and any remaining money will be donated to the school for their fundraising. Tickets will be on sale from 6th September 2010, from a committee member or the school itself.
Annual Pilgrimage to Knock
it is planned to go to Knock on the 25th Sept. For more details contact Ann O Donnell 086 3177456.
Making space for faith and prayer
Manresa is running a very practical evening course, designed for active and busy people, on how to make space for faith and prayer in their everyday life. This course, which starts Thursday 7 October will run fortnightly for 8 weeks (7.30pm to 9.30pm) The series will include time for silent meditation, guided reflection, and an input on a theme related to Christian spirituality. (01) 8331352 or by email: email@example.com or by visiting www.manresa.ie for more details.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
As normal on Monday, Wednesday & Friday after 10 Mass until 9pm. Takes in the Prayer (Counsel) room. Entrance through door near car park.
Ballyfermot Older Adult Sports Day
Multi-activity event held in: Ballyfermot Leisure Centre on Wednesday 29th September from 11 – 4 pm. For more details contact Catherine Flood Dublin City Sport & Recreation Officer on 0879449601
Line Dancing Classes
Beginners Line Dancing continues on Thursdays @ 7.30 til 9.30 in the Ballyfermot Civic Centre. A chance for all to take part in the lively dance routine. Open to all people - male and female. Come along and meet new friends!
St Matthew's Parish January 2013 New ye. Ballyfermot
8 January, 2013
Some changes have taken place in St Matthew's that have come into effect in january 2013. Mass times: Saturday Vigil 6.30 Sunday: 9.00; 10.30 & 12.00. No Evening Mass Monday: 10.00 & 7.30pm Tuesday: 10.00 Wednesday: 10.00 & 7.30pm Thursday: 10.00 Friday: 10.0.. More..
St Matthew's Parish 16th September News. Ballyfermot
15 September, 2012
Farewell To Fr Joseph Ryan September 22 years ago Fr Seamus and I arrived to St. Matthew’s parish, both a bit green about parish life. He had over 25 years of priesthood under his belt and had been my teacher for the previous 5 years in St Patrick’s college, Thurles,.. More..
St Matthew's Ballyfermot Aug notes Ballyfermot
20 August, 2012
Please pray for those recently deceased Eilish Robinson, Blackditch Rd Christopher Cranny, Rossaveal Court Pat Magee, Palmerstown Mass Intentions This Week Sun: (Sat 6.30) Lily Sweeney 9.00 People of the Parish 9.30 Convent - Pat McCabe 10.30 Michael Holla.. More..
St Matthew's Ballyfermot 13th May Ballyfermot
12 May, 2012
Eucharistic Congress Prayer (IEC2012) Lord Jesus, You were sent by the Father to gather together those who are scattered. You came among us, doing good and bringing healing, announcing the Word of salvation and giving the Bread which lasts forever. Be our companion o.. More..
St Matthew's News 2nd Sunday of Lent Ballyfermot
3 March, 2012
Lent 2012: How’s your Trócaire box doing? Still plenty left in the porch. Bring one home to your neighbour! Lenten activities ------------- Novena of Grace 4th - 12th March Novena prayers said at all weekend Masses and preached novena at weekdays 10am & 7.30pm. .. More..
St Matthews 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time Ballyfermot
6 February, 2012
World Day of the Sick To mark the world day of the sick, there will be a Mass of Healing and Anointing of the Sick in Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mourne Road today Sunday, 5th February at 3pm. Main Celebrant will be Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. The parish minibus will l.. More..
St Matthew's News 4th Sunday Ordinary T. Ballyfermot
28 January, 2012
Catholic Schools Week Catholic Schools Week begins on January 29th. This year’s Theme is “Catholic Schools: Christ’s Living Body active in our world.” It is hoped to have a number of events linking the parish and the schools. Feb 1st the girls from Caritas will be t.. More..
St Matthew's News 2nd Sunday Ordinary T. Ballyfermot
14 January, 2012
Beginning of Ordinary Time Our thanks to all those who helped with the taking down of the Tree and Crib etc. A special thanks to those who give of their time each week to clean the church. A loyal group meet every Tuesday morning after 10am Mass and give an hour or t.. More..
St Matthew's News 3rd Sunday of Advent Ballyfermot
23 December, 2011
Christmas Tree (Giving Tree) Some of you may remember that back in 2008 Volunteers, men and women, went out from County Clare, and some from my own Co. Limerick, to help build a Medical Centre-cum-Hospice – to serve the 100,000 people living in appalling conditions i.. More..
St Matthew's News 2nd Sunday of Advent Ballyfermot
7 December, 2011
Advent - Daily Morning Prayer: Mon-Fri. 9.50am Sr. Anne Marie has offered us a more accessible style of Morning Prayer. While still retaining the format of the Church's Morning Prayer, it is shorter and simpler, also allowing for moments of silence and quiet prayer... More..
St Matthew's News 32nd Sunday Ordinary . Ballyfermot
5 November, 2011
Mass Times Sunday Masses Saturday 6.30 Sunday 9am, 10.30, 12.00 and 6.30pm Monday to Friday 10am and 7.30pm Baptisms 1st and 3rd Saturday at 12 o'clock and 2nd Sunday at 1.15pm. Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Ireland SBHI will hold a church-gate collecti.. More..
St Matthew's Mission Sunday October Ballyfermot
26 October, 2011
Mission Sunday Mission Sunday comes only once a year. Today we are given the opportunity to express our unity with and support to Christian communities everywhere. World Mission Ireland provides spiritual and practical assistance to the Church’s mission worldwide. “.. More..
25th Sept St Matthews 26th Sunday of Or. Ballyfermot
26 September, 2011
Please pray for those recently deceased Peter Flood, Le Fanu Rd Mary Rowe, Fairview Des Roe, England Mass Intentions This Week Sun: (Sat 6.30) Patrick Ward 9.00 People of the Parish 10.30 Dermot Wilson 12.00 Ralph & Rose Richardson 6.30 Noel Kelly M.. More..
St Matthew's News 20th Sunday Ordinary . Ballyfermot
14 August, 2011
The Eucharistic Congress Bell We will have the Bell in St. Matthew’s parish on Sunday 2.30pm until 1pm Monday. There will be an opportunity to pray from 3 until 6.30 Sunday. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during this time. The bell can be rung as a gesture of us.. More..
St Matthew's news Corpus Christi Ballyfermot
27 June, 2011
Please pray for those deceased Mass Intentions This Week Sun: (Sat 6.30) Mary & Tommy Murphy 9.00 Kay & Mike Costello 9.30 (convent) Liturgy of Word 10.30 People of the Parish 12.00 Thomas Devitt 6.30 Jerry Ryan Mon: Vincent Donohoe/ Mary Norgrove Tue: Fr.. More..
St Matthew's Ballyfermot Parish News Ballyfermot
19 March, 2011
Lenten activities Trocaire Boxes are available at all doors. Weekday Mass times; Mon – Fri 10 & 7.30 Lenten Cards – Copies are still available for free at all doors. These have lovely reflections for the Sundays of Lent. Lenten Morning Prayer Continuing the cu.. More..
First Sunday of Lent Ballyfermot
19 March, 2011
Please pray for those recently deceased Georgina Grothier, Bewleys Drive, Lucan Joseph McCluskey, Drumfinn Rd Daniel Mahon, Raheen Pk Mass Intentions This Week Sun: (Sat 6.30 Kathleen, James & Francis Reddin) 9.00 Olivia & Margaret McCann 10.30 Mary & John .. More..
St. Matthew's news 7th Sunday Ordinary . Ballyfermot
20 February, 2011
St Vincent de Paul Church Gate Collection Monthly collection takes place this weekend. This will happen also next month. (3rd Sunday of the month). Liturgy of Lament and Repentance Today, Sunday 20th February at 3pm a Liturgy of Lament and Repentance for the sexu.. More..
St Matthew's Ballyfermot Feb Ballyfermot
4 February, 2011
We have been off air for a while. Sorry about that but parish life isn't always that smooth. We include some items from the past couple of newsletters just to let you see what has been happening in Ballyfermot. Joseph Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18th – 25t.. More..
St Matthew's Ballyfermot News Ballyfermot
4 December, 2010
Second Sunday of Advent ...introduces the seasonal figure of John the Baptist, a figure who ushered in the ministry of Jesus himself. Jesus himself was a disciple of John and began his ministry when John was arrested. Jesus’ proclamation resembles that of John - repe.. More..
St Matthew's Ballyfermot, Parish News Ballyfermot
19 November, 2010
Please pray for those recently deceased Tommy O’Brien, Cloiginn Ave John Byrne, Palmerstown Woods Sean Jones, Drumfinn Rd Bridget (Delia) Maguire, Loch Conn Rd Mass Intentions This Week Sun: (Sat 6.30 Patrick & Leslie Co.. More..
St Matthew's Ballyfermot, Parish News Ballyfermot
12 November, 2010
Please pray for those recently deceased Robert Ryle, Blackditch Rd Maureen Mooney, LeFanu Rd Mass Intentions This Week Sun: (Sat 6.30 Patrick & Esther Whelan) 9.00 People of the Parish 10.30 Isabella &, Michael & John McMahon 12.00 John O C.. More..
St Matthew's news 29th Sunday Ordinary . Ballyfermot
20 October, 2010
Mission Sunday Mission Sunday comes only once a year. On this special day we are given the opportunity to express our unity with and support to Christian communities everywhere. World Mission Ireland provides spiritual and practical assistance to the Church’s missi.. More..
St Matthew's Ballyfermot 25th Sunday Or. Ballyfermot
30 September, 2010
Parish Social Night Would those who have taken but not sold tickets bring them back so that we can see what has been sold. There are only some left in the Sacristy. West County Hotel, October 7th. Tickets €10. Includes a Chicken Supper. Available at main doors of t.. More..
St Matthews Ballyfermot Ordinary Time 2. Ballyfermot
25 August, 2010
St Matthew’s Parish Notes 22nd August 2010 ----------------------- Special Collection for Pakistan There will be a special collection at all Masses this weekend to contribute to the relief assistance and the reconstruction in Pakistan. This special collection will .. More..
St Matthews Ballyfermot Ordinary Time 1. Ballyfermot
7 August, 2010
Be ready!￼ In Luke’s gospel Jesus challenges his disciples to trust the Father’s promise to give them eternal happiness in His kingdom. But they are to be prepared at all times, because the Son of Man may come at an unexpected hour either at the moment of their.. More..
St Matthew's Ballyfermot News Ballyfermot
25 July, 2010
Lord Teach us how to Pray "When I give bread to the hungry, they call me a saint; when I ask why the hungry have no bread, they call me a communist." Bishop Helder Camara Lord, help us, when we pray for the coming of you.. More..
St Matthew's Ballyfermot News Ballyfermot
9 July, 2010
The Good Samaritan Today’s gospel asks the question of us. Which of us is the Good Samaritan? Do we cross the road being too busy with our own business, do we leave it to others or are we willing to put ourselves out for the sake of others? .. More..
St Matthew's Ballyfermot Corpus Christi Ballyfermot
9 June, 2010
Eucharistic Congress 2012 As we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, a reminder that this weekend there will be a national collection at all Masses in support of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. Please pray for those recently deceased Frank Kane, O.. More..
St. Matthew's Ballyfermot Trinity Sunday Ballyfermot
29 May, 2010
Mass Intentions This Week Sun: (Sat 6.30. Mary O Donnell) 9.00 People of the Parish 10.30 Patrick McMahon 12.00 Aileen Cullen 6.30 Patrick Keating Mon: Free/ Free Tue: Free/ Anthony Maxwell Wed: Carmel Moriarty/ Rosaleen Smith Thur: Free/ Cecelia & Harr.. More..
St Matthew's Church Divine Mercy Sunday Ballyfermot
14 April, 2010
Divine Mercy Sunday This took place on Sunday. The Church opened at 2.30, began with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the chaplet was recited at 3pm. The afternoon finished with Mass at 4.30pm. Confessions were available until start of Mass. Please pray for.. More..
St Matthew's Church Ballyfermot, Easter. Ballyfermot
8 April, 2010
Christ is risen, Alleluia! Wishing you and your families every blessing of the easter day. May the Risen Lord be close to you. Easter Thanks Our thanks to all who have contributed in any way to the past week’s liturgies. To the choirs and various singers who add.. More..