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 sexual abuse of children by priests and religious will be held in St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, within the framework of the Apostolic Visitation of the Archdiocese of Dublin. The liturgy will ask the forgiveness of God and of all survivors for the failure of those Church leaders and many others in the family of the Church to respond with love, integrity, honesty, understanding and compassion to the pain and distress of survivors. During the liturgy which has been prepared principally by survivors, Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will wash the feet of a group of people who have suffered in various ways through abuse.
Please pray for those recently deceased
Joseph Merriman, Drumfinn Ave
Patrick Dodrill, Decies Rd
Cora Kenny, Drumfinn Rd
Ellen O Brien, c/o Blackditch Rd
(Funeral Mass, Mon 10am)
Veronica Redmond, Blackditch Court
(Funeral Mass, Mon 11.30)
Frank McCowen, Loch Conn Rd
(Funeral Mass in Leixlip - Monday, 11am)
Patrick Lackey, Rossmore Rd
(Funeral Mass in Assumption - Monday, 11.15am)
Margaret Sherlock, Cloiginn Pk
(Removal Mon 5.30.... Funeral Mass Tue 10am)
Pat O Looney, fromerly Kennilsfort Rd
Mass Intentions This Week
Sun: (Sat 6.30 Maureen, Caroline & Tommy Davis)
9.00 Jimmy Clarke
10.30 Daniel Doyle
12.00 Camilus Murray
6.30 People of the Parish
Mon: Christopher Glynn/ Paddy, Lil & Christy Nugent
Tue: Frances O Connor/ Terry Delacy
Wed: Andy & Kathleen O Brien/ Liam Dunne
Thur: Catherine Whelan/ Joseph McCormack
Fri: Sarah & Thomas Donegan/ Edward Lynch
Sat: ----/ Rosanna Higgins & Elizabeth Byrne
Sun: 9.00 Josephine & Desmond O Farrell; 10.30 Pro Populo; 12.00 Denis Murphy; 6.30 Martin & Mary Lynskey
May they rest in peace.
The Annual Collection for ACCORD, The Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the Family, was taken up last weekend. Almost €1300 was raised. Thank you!
Saint Pio Devotions
“Saint Pio of Pietrelcina” devotions will take place on Friday in connection with the Evening Mass at 7.30 finishing with Benediction. (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is on all day Friday until 9pm).
12.00 Mass Group Rota
Volunteers taking part at the 12 Mass are reminded to collect their rotas from the sacristy after Mass.
Our thanks to those who responded to last week's appeal for help with cleaning the church. If you are willing and able! Just arrive in about 10.30 and you will be provided with the necessary equipment to help maintain our building.
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) with the ministers of the Eucharist or during Holy Communion and use the chalice set aside for you!
Readers - Follow up Course
Takes place in Clonliffe College on Mondays during March - 14, 21, 28 & 4th April. Topics covered will include the readings of the Easter Triduum & Gospel of Matthew. Transport will be provided. Small cost involved! Leave name into sacristy
Pieta House Events
DARKNESS INTO LIGHT 5K EVENT will be held on Saturday 7th May, 2011 in the Phoenix Park Dublin, starting at 4.30am. Registration on line from Monday 14th February , 2011 @ darknessintolight.pieta.ie or by post to Pieta House, Lucan Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin.
Palmerstown On Air!
Fed up with negativity and know that you deserve some feel good factor? Then tune in to 'Positively Palmerstown' on 96FM (West Dublin Access Radio) on Mondays from 5-6pm.
You want not just some accountability but good news on the SME front and a platform for Opportunity Seekers? Then listen to 'HIGH NOON' on 96FM (West Dublin Access Radio) on Fridays for the half-hour from Noon to 12:30pm.
Pancake Party: Tallaght Children's Hospital
Asking you to host a Pancake Party between March 4th and 8th. The money raised will go towards helping sick children receive the best possible care in The National Children's Hospital. To host a Pancake Party simply register online at www.pancakeparty.ie or call 01 4142375.
Palmerstown Community School
Sixth year students – accompanied by their Religion teachers – took part in a retreat in Orlagh Retreat Centre this week. The retreat gave them the opportunity to reflect on their lives and futures.
Some of our senior students attended Trinity recently. Getting experience on what it's like there.
After a hugely successful season so far our U-19 Boys basketball team were narrowly beaten in the final of the All-Ireland league series by the Presentation College, Athenry last weekend.
Gardiner St Church – February Adult Faith
Faith – why we are where we are!
Tuesday Feb 22nd: Church and Faith – Fr Gerry O’Hanlon SJ. 8-9 p.m. Donation - €5 per session.
Gardiner St Church: Novena of Grace
March 4th -12th. Weekdays (Mon-Fri.): 11.00am, 1.00pm, 5.30pm, 7.30pm. Sat: 11.00am, 1.00pm, 6.00pm. Sun: 11.00, 12.30, 3.30 and 5.30pm. Homilists: Frs Gerry O'Hanlon, Peter McVerry, Piaras Jackson & Peter Sexton SJ. New for this year, Lunchtime Grace. The 1.00pm session will cater for people on lunch-break – and will finish by 1.30pm, including all the usual novena prayers, hymns and a brief homily.
(As mentioned before we will have our own Novena of Grace in St. Matthew's with Fr. Hugh Fagan leading the Novena @ 10am & 7.30pm)
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Continues every Monday, Wednesday & Friday after 10 Mass until 9pm. Takes in the Prayer (Counsel) room. Entrance through door near car park.
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 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..