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.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
18th – 25th January each year marks a special week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Finishes with feast of conversion of St. Paul (25th Jan).
Catholic Schools Week
During Catholic Schools Week we are offered the opportunity to celebrate the contribution that Catholic Education makes to the wider community and the people who make up the living and vibrant faith communities which characterise our schools. The theme Catholic Schools - Rooted in Jesus Christ is inspired by the Pastoral Letter of Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI to the Catholics of Ireland, which was published last March. In section 9 Pope Benedict directly addresses the children and young people of Ireland.
During the past week we were able to welcome boys from Mary Queen of Angels and girls from St. Louises to St Matthew's for Mass.. For the feast of St. Brigid and the blessing of the throats on the feast of St. Blaise. To mark the week the girls in Caritas college had a special prayer service also with the blessing of throats.
well done to all who organised these events.
St Vincent de Paul – Monthly Collection
Montly church gate collection for the Society of St VdeP takes place this weekend. (last Sunday of the month). (Almost 500e was raised at this mass. Well done to people for their support especially in financially difficult times!
19th World Day of the Sick
All are invited to participate in a Mass and celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on Sunday 6th Feb at 3.00 p.m. St. Anthony's Church, Clontarf, led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
Coeliacs and reception of Holy Communion
The chalice is available for those who suffer from a severe gluten intolerance as normal. Just come up and receive (the Precious Blood) with the ministers of the Eucharist or during Holy Communion and use the chalice set aside for you!
Every First Friday we remember the ‘Altar list of the Dead’ at both morning and evening Mass.
Sick or Housebound & would like a visit
Let us know their names and we’ll try to organise a visit either in hospital or at home.
Mind, Body & Spirit Day
We offer you yoga, meditation & nutritional advice on 5th Feb from 10:30 – 4.00pm in the Parish Centre.
To secure your place, please call Amy 086-8762495
We look forward to sharing time with you.
Bingo in Parish Centre
Bingo continues on Saturday nights @ 8pm in the Parish Centre. (In aid of Padre Pio Lourdes fund)
Please pray for those recently deceased
Elizabeth Belmont, Claddagh Green
Betty Rollo, Claddagh Rd
Rose Monaghan, Cremona Rd
James Langan, Drumfinn Ave
Breda Cradden, Drumfinn Ave
Mass Intentions This Week (30th Jan)
Sun: (Sat 6.30 Edward Lacey)
9.00 Esther & Augustus Gracey
9.30 (convent) Maureen Byrne
10.30 People of the Parish
12.00 Olivia Smith
6.30 Mona Kennedy
Mon: Henry Harrington/ Patrick & Mary Murphy
Tue: Mary Mulcahy/ Seamus McGedly
Wed: Free/ Hughie Kelly
Thur: Free/ Jonathon Heavey
Fri: Altar List of the Dead
Sat: ----/ Mary Cunningham, P. & B. O Brien
Sun: 9.00 Free; 10.30 Pro Populo; 12.00 Jimmy & Michelle Lane; 6.30 John Creagh
May they rest in peace.
Wed 2nd - Fri 11th Feb, 10am and 8pm - Lourdes Novena. Also Sat 5th Feb, 12 noon - Anointing of the Sick in Mary Immaculate, Inchicore.
Four Spring Talks:
February 2nd, 16th, March 2nd & 16th 2011
All talks take place in The Iona Pastoral Centre, Knocklyon, Wednesday evening at 8.00 p.m. All are welcome. For further details please see www.dublindiocese.ie
Funeral Ministry for Beginners
Sat 19th Feb. For further details ring the Diocesan Liturgy office at 8087554
Palmerstown Community School (News)
Congratulations to the Boys U-19 Basketball Team on their recent victory in the All Ireland Schools Cup Final. They defeated Presentation College, Athenry, Co. Galway, following a very competitive match in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.
We wish the very best of luck to the U-16 Boys who have also reached the final of the same competition.
A cheque for €1050 was presented to Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin recently. The money was raised thanks to the combined efforts of the school choir who held a Christmas Carol Service and Ms. Kinehan's 6th Year L.C.V.P. class who organised a coffee morning. A big THANK YOU to the students involved for their hard work and to everyone in the local community who supported them.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Continues every Monday, Wednesday & Friday after 10 Mass until 9pm. Takes in the Prayer (Counsel) room. Entrance through door near car park.
An Introduction to Centering Prayer
Monday Evenings - Denis Gleeson 7th February
Take an important step in your spiritual development. These evenings are an introduction to centering prayer based on the writings of Thomas Keating. Takes place in Emmaus retreat Centre, Swords. 7.30pm - 9.00pm. For 6 weeks - €60.
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 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 Matthew's Ballyfermot 24th Sunday Or. Ballyfermot
10 September, 2010
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 gat.. 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..