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 Connor 6.30 Patrick McGovern Mon: Kathleen & Andy O’Brien/ Teresa Lappin Tue: John & Bridget Oman/ James & Annie McManus Wed: Kathleen & John McKeon/ Maureen & Harry Dawson Thur: Michael & Elizabeth Flynn/ Patrick Gannon Fri: Caroline Davis/ John Dwyer Sat: -----/ Patrick & Leslie Conway Sun: 9.00 Pro Populo 10.30 Tommy Wilson 12.00 Bridget O’Brien 6.30 Christopher & Peter Behan. May they rest in peace. Liturgy Groups for Week-end Masses Our thanks to the members of these groups who have generously served to enhance our Sunday Liturgy over the years, some of them since 2002! As we enter a new Church Year and a new Decade, it is an opportune time for each group to meet, to review their achievement, and seek to assess the challenges that are ahead for enriching Sunday Mass Obviously it is important to do this before Advent. The various groups will meet on these dates in Nov. Sat. Vigil 6.30pm Group: -- 8.00pm Mon. 8th Sunday 9.00am Group: -- 8.00pm Wed. 10th Sunday 10.30am Group: -- 800pm Mon. 15th Sunday 12.00noon Group-- 8.00pm Tues.16th Sunday 6.30pm Group: -- 8.00pm Thurs 18th. Meetings will be in Fr. Seamus’ House or in Parish Centre depending on size of the group. With sincere thanks for the past, and hopeful for a fruitful ministry in meeting together the hopes and challenges ahead. Church envelopes Boxes in bundles of 50 are available for collection this weekend and can be distributed during the weekend. If you were willing to drop in a box to either neighbour and bring all 3 envelopes weekly in to the church either on the plate on Sunday or at a time convenient to you then the income could be greatly increased. Update on Parish Debt Our thanks to you through the support of the Family Offering and other fundraising initiatives for helping to bring the Loan down to under €400,000. June 2009 €629,473. - Opening balance. June 2010 €417,647. - End of Church year account. However there has been a steady decline in the Family Offering and we need more collectors/ other ways of bringing in sufficient income to keep the payments up to date. Catholic Youth Care (CYC): Annual Collection takes place next weekend Sat/Sun 13th and 14th November. Will replace usual Share Collection. Palmerstown News Magasine Palmerstown News Bumper edition on sale now, packed full of stories, citizen information, high-lights of the year's events and much, much more. A great read for those long dark evenings ahead. Available now for just 4 euro. Lay Retreat Association: Day Retreat – Milltown Park, November 21. Director – Fr Michael Drennan SJ. To book, contact 2180274. Prayer for Vocations: Sunday 21 November – ‘Christ The King.’ Afternoon of prayer for vocations to priesthood and religious life at Saint Patrick's College Maynooth arranged by St Joseph's Young Priests Society. Commencing 2.30pm and Concluding 5.00pm. For more details ring (01) 493 8965 E-Good News: The November edition of e-Good News – a monthly e-zine supporting the reading of the Gospel of Luke can be downloaded from www.yearofevangelisation.ie Parish of Our Lady’s Nativity Leixlip: A four week course, “Come and See”. For people who wish to deepen their faith, using scripture and reflecting on faith at this time. Takes place on Nov 3rd, 16th, 24th, & Dec 1st, 8:15-10:00pm. Contact Parish Office for more details: Tel. 6243673. Catholics United for the Faith (CUF): A movement of laymen and women founded to support and defend the Church. The President of CUF (Mike Sullivan from Ohio, USA) will give a lecture at the The Elijah Prayer Group Clarendon Street Oratory on Monday 8th at 7pm Annual Mass for Deceased over past Year Thanks to all who attended and to those who organised the Mass last Thursday. A prayerful experience for all. Youth Remembrance Prayer 18th November at 7pm to 8 pm. St. Paul's Church, Arran Quay. Youth Remembrance prayer followed by tea and a chat! Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims this year is being held on Sunday 21 November: www.parcgroup.ie for further information. Iona Centre Autumn/Winter Lecture Series The Iona Centre, the pastoral centre of St. Colmcille’s Parish, Knocklyon, invites the public to participate in this time of preparation for the 2012 Eucharistic Congress. A series of reflections on the Mystery of the Eucharist Third talk: Fr. Finbarr Clancy, S.J. Sacrament of Communion Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 8.00 p.m Suicide - A Christian Response A talk given by Cllr. Derek Keating (Pieta House) followed by a discussion at the Parish Centre, Palmerstown on Tuesday Nov 9th @ 9pm. Tea & Scone provided.... All welcome! Parish Pastoral Council Meeting Takes place on Tuesday 9th @ 8pm. Suggestion Box in Porch We want your suggestions/thoughts/ideas etc. These are looked at by the Parish Council and if possible are acted upon. Can be given anonymously. 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.
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 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..