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Posted on: 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 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

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 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 Special rate of €99 full board. For more information and to book please contact: 049 5552245 or

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.

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:  

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