The Weekly Missalette




Parish Priest :          Fr. Jim Mulherin P.P.

Curate:         Fr. Camillus McGrane OSM

Parish Office     4944295 – Mon – Thursday 9 – 1.00pm

Chairperson Parish Pastoral Council: John Phelan

Secretary P.P.C.   Mairead Murray

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H A R V E S T   F E S T I V A L


Today Sunday the 19th October we will give thanks for our beautiful     summer by celebrating a HARVEST FESTIVAL.    Gifts of non-perishable foodstuffs     brought by parishioners will be donated to the Capuchin Day Centre     (run by Brother Kevin) for distribution to those in need.     Thank you to everyone for their wonderful generosity.



Today Sunday 19th October is World Mission Sunday and the collection will replace the usual SHARE COLLECTION.   Pope Francis, in his message for Mission Sunday asks us to reflect on the joy Luke’s Gospel reveals.   The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus.   Today, vast numbers of people still do not know Jesus Christ and for this reason mission continues to be most urgent.   The Church is missionary by nature and was born ‘to go forth’.   So our first task this Mission month of October is to proclaim the Gospel of Christ.


Adventures in Spirituality

The influence of cosmology and ecology on spirituality today at a time when the findings of science are confirming the intuitions of the mystics. The second in our series of talks will take place on Tuesday 28th October at 8.00pm in the Parish Centre. This month’s speaker is  Niamh Brennan, Writer and Workshop Facilitator who will speak on “Our emerging spirituality in the light of our evolving cosmic story”. Her new book is entitled “The human in the Universe”


We propose to hold six talks over the winter months. Later speakers will include Mary T Malone,  Theologian and Author and Sr. Miriam Lucas, Director of Luisne Centre for Spirituality.

Come along and see how religion and spirituality are a central  part of a much bigger picture.  All are welcome





Could you help with a tidy up of the gardens around the church and the community centre, weather permitting, between 11am and 1pm on Saturday October 25th? Please bring some gardening tools, hoes, rakes, shears and spades would be especially welcome. Meet at the piazza and tasks will be allocated. Many hands make light work!   Fr. Jim OSM


We welcome to our 10.30 a.m. “Do This in Memory Mass “ today children preparing for their First Holy Communion.


Masses for the coming week:

Friday 24th Oct. 10.00 a.m. – 29th anniversary Karen Fiona Bradley RIP

Saturday 25th Oct. – 6.00p.m. – 9th anniversary Jason McMahon RIP

Sunday 26th Oct. – 12 noon – 17th anniversary Neil Fitzgerald RIP


Date for your Diary:   The Annual Service of Remembrance is on in our church on Monday 3rd November at 8.00 p.m. followed by hospitality in the Parish Parlour afterwards – a lovely service remembering our loved ones who have died recently or in the past.

Wanted all milk or water plastic tops for wheelchair for handicapped person.   Box available in porch of church on piazza side.

Blessing of Pets on Sunday 19th October at the 12.30pm. Mass.  St. John the Evangelist Church, Ballinteer.   All domestic pets welcome!

Senator Mary White is organising a Public Forum on Active Ageing and Social Networking to be held at Taney Parish Centre, Taney Road, Dundrum on Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Admission to this event is free. Thanks to better living conditions and modern medicine, the numbers and proportion of older people in our communities are growing. Learn about active ageing and social networking at a Public Forum at Taney Parish Centre, Taney Road, Dundrum at 7:30pm on Tuesday, 28 October.