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St. Matthew's Ballyfermot Trinity Sunday

Posted on: 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 & Harry Bootman
(Confessions after both morning and evening Mass)
Fri: Altar list of the Dead (First Friday)
Sat: -----/ Patrick Kearney & Bridget Smith
Sun: 9 Pro Populo; 10.30 Bobby Moorhead; 12 Noel & Mary Mullen; 6.30 Maureen Brunell.
May they rest in peace.

Please pray for those recently deceased
Desmond Walsh, Blackditch Rd

St Vincent de Paul – Clothing Appeal
The St. Vincent de Paul (Main branch) will be having a clothing appeal next weekend. Bags will be available on the 29/30 May. Collected the following Sunday.

Corpus Christi (June 5/6th)
Corpus Christi Procession will take place after 6.30 Mass on Saturday evening. First Holy Communicants are especially to attend. This will replace the usual Sunday Mass (the last “Do this in Memory” Mass). All are welcome. Party afterwards!!
In preparation for this you are invited to a clean up of the Parish Jublilee Garden on Friday evening. Meet at 7pm.

Eucharistic Congress 2012
A special collection will take place next Sunday to defray the expenses linked with the Congress to take place in 2012. It will replace the usual Share Collection. please be as generous as possible.

Parish trips
To Eddie Stone in Clonfert, Wednesday 30th June. €12.50 towards the minibus. Bring a packed lunch. Tea provided there. Contact Sacristy. Only a few spaces left!

To Knock (Overnight) Friday/Saturday 16/17th July. Staying in St. Joseph's hostel (in grounds of shrine) €75.. includes supper, B&B, lunch plus unlimited tea & biscuits! Donation towards minibus €10. An optional suggestion is to stop in Donamon Castle beyond Roscommon (home of the Divine Word Missionaries & Fr Gerard McCarthy from Ballyfermot) for dinner €15. Suggested Total €100.
For more details contact Rita Long or Fr Joseph Ryan.

Parish pilgrimage to Lourdes – Sept 1 – 7
“Padre Pio Group annual pilgrimmage” for 6 nights in Lourdes from Sept 1st – 7th. €699 per peson sharing room. Contact Rose O Reilly or Eddie Teeling for more details.

The Irish Still Births and neo-natal death society will hold a Blessing of Remembrance service in Glasnevin Cemetery at the Old Angels Memory Garden on Sunday May 30th at 3.00pm. All are Welcome.

Palmerstown Cemetery Mass
Sunday June 20th @ 3pm.

Divine mercy Meeting
Maryfield nursing home, Chapelizod is host to a Divine Mercy Meeting every Monday @ 8pm. All are welcome.

Parish Pastoral Council
Again reminding parishioners that a new Parish Pastoral Council needs to be set up in September. Volunteers are invited to come forward to join in the pastoral planning of the parish. For more details contact any of the existing members or parish team.

Flood Victims in Poland
The Polish Chaplaincy in Dublin is coordinating relief for the flood victims of Southern Poland. They are appealing for donations of money, food, clothing and clean supplies. The collection point is at: The Polish Chaplaincy, St. Audoen's Church. Contact: 087-2393235. For more information see their website

Youth Trip to Knock – National Summer festival
takes place from June 25th -27th. The festival will see young people between the ages of 18-35 travel from every Diocese in Ireland to explore, question, ignite and celebrate their faith. View website for full details:

Service of Commemoration & Hope
organised by S.T.A.R. (Support Treatment Aftercare & Rehabilitation) on Thursday, 24th June @ 8pm in St Matthew's Church. We remember those who have died from drug related causes, their families and reaching out with hope to those still involved in drug use and in recovery.

All Hallow's College
Conference 7th/8th Aug. Theme “Hail Mary Full of Grace.” A chance to listen and maybe share on faith topics. Lively panel of presenters promised. See notice board for more.

Meditation – John Maine Method
Meditation as normal on Monday @ 8.15pm.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Continues as normal on Monday, Wednesday & Friday after 10 Mass until 9pm. Takes in the Prayer (Counsel) room. Entrance through door near car park.

Permanent Diaconate - Last Call
Applications are currently being considered from men between 35 and 60 years of age, who wish to explore the possibility of a vocation to the Permanent Diaconate. For more see The latest date for initial applications is Sunday June 14th. Enquiries to Fr. Kevin Doran 8087532 or

Irish Catholic Newspaper promotion
Copies can be collected from the table at the sacristy door.

Wild Birds
A Talk and Slide Show by Erick Dempsey
Will take place in St Matthew's Parish Centre on Tuesday 1st June at 7.30. Admission 3euro.
This has been organised by Dublin City Council and the Ballyfermot Environment Group and the Ballyfermot Garden Club.

EXAM PRAYER: Gracious God, some of us are anxious, worried, or tense about exams; we ask you for your gifts of peace and calm during this time. Help us to do our best so that we can reap the rewards of our study. Help us also to be true friends and a support to others. We give you the gift of our work so that we can use our talents now and in future in your service. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

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