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 mission worldwide. “Together in Mission” we can all play an active role in helping over 1,096 dioceses and communities globally. This is the Church in action – communities supporting communities.
How can you help?
Support is needed by prayer as well as financially. On Mission Sunday 24th October 2010 please pray for the universal missions of the Church and give as generously as you can to the Mission Sunday Collection. Every cent of the money donated to this collection goes into a universal fund and is distributed to the missions most in need.
All aid is greatly appreciated by communities less fortunate than ourselves and “Together in Mission” may we continue to spread the good news in God's name.
Special collection which replaces the usual Share collection next weekend.
Please pray for those recently deceased
Patrick Caffrey, Lucan
Sheena Boyle (nee O Rourke), Drumfinn Ave
Edward Kinsella, late Le Fanu Rd
Tony Mountaine, late Blackditch Rd
Matthew Healy, Rossmore Rd (Mass Mon 10)
Mass Intentions This Week
Sun: (Sat 6.30 Helen Skeen)
9.00 People of the Parish ￼
10.30 Alfie & Mary Hayes
12.00 Anthony Williams
6.30 John O Toole
Mon: Kyran Mulcahy/ Lily Sweeney
Tue: Thomas Murphy/ Tommy Davis
Wed: Patrick Dowd/ Michael Hanlon
Thur: Marilyn McDonagh/ Patrick & Gertrude Mulligan
Fri: Free/ Eleanor & Paul O Connell
Sat: -----/ Stephen Brady
Sun: 9.00 Rita Quinn
10.30 Pro Populo
12.00 Nora Thompson.
6.30 Anthony Williams.
May they rest in peace.
Gala Concert in the Assumption Church
With Ireland's No 1 Singing Sensation The Halleluia Gospel Choir. Takes place on Friday 22nd October, in the Assumption Church, Ballyfermot. Doors open at 7.30pm
Please join us to celebrate the opening of Pieta House new centre at Canon Troy House; Tickets €10.00 each available from Cathy at 01 6010000 or Kevin at 085 1181118. Tickets will be available at the door on the night.
Do this in Memory
Monthly Children's Mass for those preparing for First Holy Communion will take place on Sunday October 31st @ 12.00. All are welcome.
Annual Mass for Deceased over past Year
Will be celebrated onThursday 4th November @ 7.30. Invitations will be printed up over the next couple of weeks.
Parish Pastoral Worker
Mary Kirk, 1st year student in Mater Dei college will be in Ballyfermot 2 days/week as part of her studies. She will be introduced to the parish this weekend.
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! For anyone who is between 18 and 30. This will be a half hour pray where we give time to remember the people that have gone before us. All Welcome. For more information contact email@example.com
Seniors Bulletin/Last Edition for 2010
The Senior Citizens Forum will be producing the next edition of the Seniors Bulletin for Ballyfermot, Cherry Orchard and Chapelizod with information of interest to older people.
We are looking for you to send in your stories, any classes that are taking place, services for older people in the area, activities that older people can get involved in, information on rights and entitlements and also pictures are most welcome. Information should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent/dropped in to Ballyfermot/Chapelizod Partnership, 4 Drumfinn Park, Ballyfermot, by 26th October.
Young Adult Retreat with a Difference:
If you are in the 18 to 26 age group and are looking for a weekend retreat with a difference, check out Adventure Retreats Ireland weekend on 19-21st November. The weekend which is being offered as part of its young adult series of adventure retreats is being held at the Congregation of Sacred Hearts Damien centre in the beautiful rural hinterland near Cootehill in Co. Cavan. The theme of the retreat will be Love Beyond all Measure with key note speaker being Dr Brendan Comiskey ss.cc. Special rate of €99 full board. For more information and to book please contact: 049 5552245 or email@example.com
Journey into Hope
To mark Mission month, 3 evenings of prayerful reflection in Rathmines church. 18th-20th Oct. Monday 18th Oct. How can I forgive? – John Lonergan (former Governor, Mountjoy prison) Tuesday 19th Moving beyond Addiction – Tony Bates, psychologist and founder, Headstrong, Wednesday 20th Learning from Loss – Marie Keenan – Psychotherapist and lecturer in Dept. of Social Science, UCD
Each evening will run from 7.30 -8.30pm, and the talks will take place in the church in a context of gentle reflection, music and prayer. All welcome.
IONA CENTRE AUTUMN/WINTER LECTURE SERIES
In 2012, Ireland will host the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. The theme of the Congress is: Communion with Christ and with one another. In announcing the Congress, Pope Benedict XVI hoped that it would be “a source of lasting spiritual renewal’. The Church in Ireland is invited to prepare for this great encounter with the Lord.
The Iona Centre, the pastoral centre of St. Colmcille's Parish, Knocklyon, invites the public to participate in this time of preparation. Four speakers will address the great mystery of the Eucharist this Autumn/Winter.
A series of reflections on the Mystery of the Eucharist
First one: Fr. Kevin Doran
Communion- Invitation to become what We Receive
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 8.00 p.m
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.
Launch of Older & Bolder's Campaign Film
You are invited to attend the launch of Older & Bolder's Campaign Film on Thursday 21st October at 11.30 a.m. in The Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar.
Light Refreshments will be served.
RSVP Mary Cleary, Tel. 01 878 3623:
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 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..