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. All those coming to morning Mass are very welcome to join us starting at 9.50am.
The annual retreat (Navan Road Retreat) will take place in St Matthew's Parish Centre on Sunday 18th December. Begins at 2pm. For more details contact Ann in the Church Shop.
Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA)
Church gate collection takes place this weekend, 3rd/4th Dec. Your support is greatly appreciated.
IWA is an important provider of quality services to people with limited mobility throughout the country. Together we work to achieve greater independence, freedom and choice for people living with a disability.
Out of this Word... St Mark's Gospel
Reflections on St Mark's Gospel continues on Monday 5th & 12th @ 7.30pm in Assumption Parish Centre.
Christmas Carol Service Practice
A rehearsal for the choirs and readers taking part in our Christmas Carol Service will take place on Tuesday 6th in the church @ 7.30pm.
St Vincent de Paul
Annual appeal next weekend (10th/11th) in aid of St. Vincent de Paul. Will replace the SHARE collection.
Advance Note – Carol Service
Thur 15th @ 7.30pm in Church
Belarus - St Elizabeth Orthodox Convent
Beautiful handicrafts and icons made the Sisters of the Christian Orthodox Convent of St Elizabeth in Minsk, in Belarus are on sale after weekend Masses. Items on offer are: souvenirs such as lacquer box, matryoshka (doll set), birchbark box, decorative eggs; ceramics (bells, candle-holders, mugs, tea-light holders, Christmas cribs, Christmas decorations; wood carvings; religious articles (alabaster crosses, plastic and leather crosses, prayer ropes; books and book covers; post cards and bookmarks; candles; icons; video and audio discs; embroidered items.
Immaculate Conception – Thursday 8th
We celebrate Our Lady's special place in God's plan for our salvation. Because she was to become the mother of the Son of God she was conceived free from sin. Tuesday 8th is a holy day of obligation.
Mass times: (Wed 6.30pm)
Thur: 9.00; 10.30; 12.00 & 6.30pm.
(Also11.30 school Mass in St. Louise's)
In 2012 we intend to provide baptisms on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Saturdays @ 12.00 AND Sundays @ 1.15pm. Each ceremony will have a limit of TWO babies!
As part of the parish celebration of the Sacrament we are looking for Baptism Team members. This will involve helping on the day with the preparations before hand and during the ceremony itself. Contact the sacristy for more details or either of the priests.
Palestrina Christmas Concert:
The Palestrina Choir of St. Mary's Pro Cathedral will host their annual and festive Christmas Concert on December 8th next in the RDS. Tickets – already proving very popular – are available from www.ticketmaster.ie.
Please pray for those recently deceased
David Darcy, Cherry Orchard
Tom Casey, Clane
Mass Intentions This Week
Sun: (Sat 6.30) Henry Gough
9.00 John Finnegan
10.30 James Brien
12.00 People of the Parish
6.30 Bob Harte
Mon Holy Souls/ Patrick & Kitty Towey
Tue Joe Dineen/ Christine & Josephine McGann
Wed: Martin, Nora & Pat Stokes/ Patrick & Sheila Barnes
Thur:9am Mary & Nicholas Carroll; 10.30 Elizabeth Heavey; 12.00 Thomas Carthy (sn &jnr); 6.30 Henry & Robert Gough
Fri: Mary & Patrick O Toole/ Madeline Kenny
Sat: ----/Stephen, Billy & Jack Dunne
Sun: 9 Paddy & John Dooley; 10.30 Sarah & James West; 12 Pro Populo; 6.30 Henry Nolan.
May they rest in peace.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Continues on Monday, Wednesday & Friday after 10 Mass. Takes place in the Prayer room until 7.30 then in the Church til 9pm.
A Little Lifetime Foundation - formerly ISANDS
St Nicholas of Myra, Francis St. 4th Dec 7.30pm.
Service of remembrance for parents & family members who have had the experience of a baby's death, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, cot death or a baby who died after birth. Special Guest “Mary Black”.
Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat 16-18 Dec
Annual retreat in Newbridge College. Over 500 16-35 year olds are expected to attend this donation only event, with all newcomers welcome. The weekend consists of an action packed programme including prayer, workshops, drama, inspirational talks, music, games and chill out time. A great opportunity to learn more about your Catholic faith and to meet other young people. For more log onto www.youth2000.ie or call 016753690/0858289231.
www.IEC2012.ie - Eucharistic congress
Tickets for events linked to the Congress available online. Volunteers needed to help. More info next week!
New Translations - Go, the Mass is ended
The new English translation of the missal begins all the dismissals with the word ‘GO’. It is a strong imperative that reminds us that, while the Mass is ended, the mystery we just have celebrated is only beginning.
The new translation tries to give a greater sense of mission to God's People at the end of the Mass. When Mass is concluded, we do not just leave the Church, we ‘Go Forth’ to become the Church in the world. We enter the rest of the week with a mission.
Two of the dismissals, which have been added to the missal, make clear what this mission is:
ANNOUNCE THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD
GLORIFY THE LORD BY YOUR LIFE.
The congregation concludes the prayers of the Mass with a joyful, and what should be, a loud and unanimous proclamation, THANKS BE TO GOD.
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 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 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..