Sunday 9am, 10.30, 12.00 and 6.30pm
Monday to Friday
10am and 7.30pm
1st and 3rd Saturday at 12 o'clock and 2nd Sunday at 1.15pm.
Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Ireland
SBHI will hold a church-gate collection this weekend.
Spina Bifida literally means ‘split spine’ and Hydrocephalus literally means 'water on the brain'. The funds raised will go towards providing our services to our members,including respite breaks, training and education.
Parish Pastoral Council
Monthly meeting as normal on Tuesday 8th in the Parish Centre at 8pm.
Ministers of the Eucharist - Meeting
Meeting will take place on Thursday at 8pm in the Parish Centre.
Catholic Youth Care - Annual Appeal
The Annual Collection for CATHOLIC YOUTH CARE (The Diocesan Youth Service) will be made at all Masses next weekend 12th and 13th November.
Catholic Youth Care supports and services youth work and youth ministry through the Dublin Diocese. Through our various services and programmes to young people and youth groups, we reach out to many of the most marginalised young people in the Archdiocese. Please give us your support at all Masses.
Please pray for those recently deceased
Raymond Smith, Rossmore Ave
Annette McCabe, Blackditch Rd
Mass Intentions This Week
Sun: (Sat 6.30) James Monaghan
9.00 Patrick Murray
10.30 People of the Parish
12.00 John O Connor, Elizabeth & Maurite Ahearn
6.30 Edward & Kathleen Brennan, Tony Buttner
Mon Sean & Bridget Oman/ Noleen Fox & Michael Ferns
Tue Kathleen & Andy O Brien/ Frank Shanahan & Margaret Cumins
Wed: Martin, Nora & Pat Stokes/ Jim Shanahan
Thur: Free/ John Dwyer
Fri: Colomba & Elizabeth Waters/ Elizabeth & Michael Flynn
Sat: ----/Tommy Davis, Delia Maguire
Sun: 9 Patrick Murrray; 10.30 Lynch family intentions; 12 Tommy Wilson & Kathleen Keogh; 6.30 John Keating.
May they rest in peace.
Eucharistic Congress - Volunteers needed
The 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 (IEC2012) takes place next June.
At least 2000 volunteers will be needed during the week of the Congress and to assist in preparations for the Congress. The Congress is now recruiting volunteers for a wide range of roles such as administration, data entry, stewards, marketing, transport, meet & greet, multimedia, pastoral preparation and much more! We need 10 people per parish from the Dublin diocese.
If you would like to get involved please contact the priests of the Parish ASAP as we have to send in the names before middle of November.
Annual Mass for Deceased over past Year
Thanks to all who made last Thursday night's Mass so prayerful. It was heartening to see so many present at this special Mass. (Sad too).
Orlagh Retreat Centre Events
Day For Yourself: The monthly ‘Day for yourself’ in Orlagh will be held on Saturday 12th November from 10am- 4.30pm. The theme is “Enriching our lives and the lives of others” and will explore the potential and opportunities we have to develop our own gifts and in doing so make a difference to those around us. The day will be led by Dr. Bernadette Toal and Fr. John Byrne. There will be an opportunity for Mass at 4.30pm. Cost €50 including a full lunch.
Scripture Day: Sean Goan will conduct his annual introduction to the gospel of the following year under the heading The Eucharistic Community in the Gospel of Mark on Sunday 13th November from 10am -5pm. Mass will be included in the day. Cost €55.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Continues on Monday (until 6.30 Mass), Wednesday & Friday after 10 Mass until 9pm. Takes place in the Prayer room. Entrance through door near car park.
Coeliacs and reception of Holy Communion
The chalice is available for those who suffer from a severe gluten intolerance as normal. Just come up and receive (the Precious Blood) from the chalice set aside for you!
New Translation of Mass Prayers - Call to Prayer
In response to the priest's invitation to pray, Pray my brothers and sisters... the new prayer differs in only one word from the old version. Instead of saying,
‘For our good and the good of all the Church’ we now say,
‘For our good and the good of all HIS HOLY Church’. It is an amendment that really needs no explanation. There is, however, an opportunity here to look more closely at this prayer. Often it is not recited well by most congregations, possibly because it can be a difficult prayer to say and understand. Now could be a time to examine it, re- learn it and recite it with one voice. It has three phrases:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands
(i.e. the priest's hands: who is about to offer the sacrifice)
for the praise and glory of his name,
(i.e. God's name whom the sacrifice will glorify)
for our good and the good of all his holy Church
(i.e. the good of the people praying and the whole Church).
Each of these phrases should be recited clearly and distinctly.
(This is part of our reflections on the changes in the Mass. For full commentary details can be seen in the special leaflets in the porch)
Dublin West Cancer Support Group
Cherry Orchard Hospital Primary Care social work department is running a support group for people with cancer and / or their family members or carers. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6.30pm in Cherry Orchard. For further info Ph. 01 6206295
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 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..