Parish News

Words from the Archbishop

19th February, anniversary of the death of Blessed John Sullivan S.J. In John Sullivan we see see the story of the weaving of the story of Jesus into his life. His example of living certainly made God real to the many people he encountered on the journey of life, especially the sick and those experiencing poverty….. As Pope Francis says, “We are…

Parish News

Diocesan Mission Statement:  Following the report from the Task Force based on the information submitted to them from the parishes giving their views on where we are at present and where we need to go now, the Archbishop has issued a statement containing our priorities for the next few years, a link to which a video outlining its contents may be found…

Update on Synod assemblies

The venue and dates for our parish gatherings to which all living in the parish are to be invited are now confirmed. the venue will be the Sports Complex on Gurteen road and the dates for the gatherings are Wednesday 23rd March and Wednesday 30th March at 7pm. You might a note of that on your phone are in your diary. We…

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Donate / Tap and Oo During the month of January 2022 the Tap and Go machine in Ballyfermot Upper Parish collected€230.00from 13 transactions. This is split 60% to the Common Fund and 40% to Share. This is aconvenient way to donate, but with the PARISH WEBSITE DONATE BuTTON you can alsocontribute to the parish itself if you do not have a family…

Animators for the Synodal Pathway

ROLE: TO animate local assemblies for the Synodal Pathway ROLE DESCRIPTIONTo organise together with the PPC a local gathering where people can share in an environment of prayer and acceptance To enable participants to listen well to each other To support a prayerfulprocess of discernment in the parish To ensure that anyone who wants to take part is included SUPPORT AND RESOURCES…

Task Force’s work of Building Hope

The task Force has produced a report from its consultation with the people of the diocese, and now work is proceeding to prepare for parish assemblies and the diocesan synod. In the meantime you are encouraged to pray: Ever faithful God, You sent your son into the darkness of human history to fulfil your will, and guide your people home to you. …

We welcome all those who join us for Mass

It’s great that more are now able to attend in person.   We are also glad that others join us online. We ask those who attend to please to follow the same procedures as when we were allowed open before, that is, as regards facemasks, social distancing and sanitising hands; entrance is by the front doors and exit by the back doors;…

Finances

The necessary restriction of public worship has profoundly affected the two essential Sunday Mass collections on which parish funds depend. The first collection—as you know—supports clergy ministering throughout the diocese as well as sick and retired priests and priests working in other ministries throughout the diocese. The second collection in the red baskets—the ‘Share’ collection—supports diocesan services to parishes especially disadvantaged parishes.…