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Posted on: 27 June, 2011


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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: Free/ Willie Mahady
Wed: Free/ Margaret Reddy
Thur: Free/ Richard O Brien
Fri: Altar List of the Dead
Sat: --/ Michael Canavan
Sun: 9 Pro Populo; 10.30 Michael Canavan; 12 Raymond Furlong; NO EVENING MASS.
May they rest in peace.
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Corpus Christi (June 25/26th)
Annual Collection will be taken up this weekend to defray the costs of the International Eucharistic Congress next year. It will replace the usual Share Collection. You support is greatly appreciated.
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Fr Seamus's Golden Jubilee
Fr Seamus wishes to thank everybody for a wonderful celebration last weekend. “It was the best day of my life”. The 12 o’clock Mass though longer than usual!!! was wonderful and it was great to see so many turn out despite being Father's day and cemetary mass in Palmerstown. Great to see many familiar faces that travelled to be with us. The night down in the Ballyfermot Club also was great. Thanks to all who organised the different events.
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St Vincent de Paul
Monthly Church gate collection takes place this weekend.
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Art Exhibition
Art Exhibition will take place this weekend by local artist Carol Kelly in the Parish Centre after all Masses. Buy that gift of a life time!
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Ballyfermot STAR – Service of Remembrance
Service of remembrance and hope to remember those who have died through drug related causes. Will take place in Cherry Orchard Church, Thursday 30th June @ 7.30pm
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Irish Catholic Newspaper
This Sunday sees the end of another 6 month commitment to buying the weekly paper. We invite you again to commit to buying the paper for another 6 months. If you want to opt out of buying the paper please inform the sacristans this weekend. Also if you wish to begin and place an order please do so. Make sure to collect your copy from the table at the sacristy door. Remember this is available at the reduced rate of a Euro per copy. Normal price is €1.20.
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Peter's Pence
Next weekend the annual collection of Peter's Pence to support the Pope's Pontifical Charities will be take up at all Masses. This will replace the Share collection.
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Our Lady's Children Hospital
There will be a church gate collection taken up on 9/10th July for Our Lady's Children's Hospital
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Matt Talbot Sunday
Special Mass to celebrate Matt Talbot Sunday on 3rd July at 3pm in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermott St. Dublin 1. (the shrine of Matt Talbot).
This is a Sunday set aside for us to reflect, to pray and to focus our attention on the person and life of Matt Talbot.  At this time when so many of our communities are affected by the scourge of alcohol and substance misuse, Matt is set before us as a model of temperance and a source of strength and support to all who suffer from addiction or additive behaviors.
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Calling Men over 55
Are you living in Ballyfermot, Cherry Orchard or Chapelizod? We are organising different trips every week.
Next Trip: Have lunch in the Bungalow, Cherry Orchard and visit to the Cherry Orchard Community Garden
Thursday, 30th June; Meet outside The Bungalow, 28 Elmdale Crescent, Cherry Orchard. (Bus 79 will drop you outside) At 1.30pm. Call Catherine on 8989165 or drop into 4 Drumfinn Park for more information and to book your place.
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Glasnevin Cemetery Mass @ 3pm
Glasnevin Cemetery Sunday 26th June
Newlands Cross Cemetery Sunday 10th July
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All-Ireland Rally for Life
Join thousands of others to Celebrate Life! Garden of Remembrance, Dublin 1. Saturday 2nd July @ 2pm.
Ireland - north and south - are amongst the last remaining places in Europe where abortion remains illegal. But our unborn children are under threat. Powerful pro-abortion campaigners in Ireland, the UK, European Union and United Nations are attacking our pro-life laws. That's why it's so important we show our opposition to abortion. On July 2nd, lets do that at the 5th All-Ireland Rally for Life - a joyous celebration of life for everyone!
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Are you caring for someone at home?
A Support Group for Carers meets on a monthly basis in 4 Drumfinn Park at 11am
Dates for the Summer of 2011
28th June; 19th July; 30th August
If you are feeling alone and isolated by your role as a carer, why not come along to the support group.
All family carers are welcome.
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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Continues on Monday, Wednesday & Friday after 10 Mass until 9pm. Takes in the Prayer (Counsel) room. Entrance through door near car park.
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Change in Mass times
From next Sunday!! During the months of July and August Evening Mass on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday will be dropped. It may also happen, from time to time, that the convent Sunday morning may be a Eucharistic Service instead of Mass. This depends on if there is only one priest present in the parish.
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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!
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Pathways
Are you interested in exploring your Faith? Pathways offers you a space for reflection and discussion about Faith, Life and Ministry. It aims to provide an opportunity to reflect on and share one's own experiences. This two-year course runs from September to May at All Hallows College. For more details ring 8373745 or email pathways@allhallows.ie 


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