A Special Welcome to Our Mass of Remembrance: Every year during November the Parish Community prays a Mass in which we remember all parishioners who have died since this time last year. The Mass takes place this weekend and we would like to extend a Céad Míle Fáilte to the family members who are here tonight to remember a loved one. We hope this occasion will bring you comfort and the assurance of our prayerful solidarity in your loss. You are invited to refreshments which will be served after Mass, in the Day Chapel.
For anyone who might like to reach out for support in their bereavement here is a helpful contact – Bethany Bereavement Support Group Are a voluntary community and parish-based service. Their objective is to support the bereaved through the grieving process and their services are totally free of charge and confidential. Bethany Volunteers listen with understanding and empathy. Contact the helpline on 087 9905299 or go to the website at www.bethany.ie.
November List of the Dead Envelopes: are available at the back of the Church. Please take one home with you, enclose your family dead list and return to the Post Box, Sacristy or Parish Office. All the names are included in all Masses on the First Friday throughout the year. “It is a Holy and Wholesome Thought to pray for the Dead.”
We welcome Myah Zara Eccles, Seán Adam Butler, Charlie Patrick Duffy and Abigail Josie Leonard-Maher who were baptised last weekend.
Do This in Memory Programme, Enrolment Mass on Sunday 11th November @ 11.30am
Preparation meeting for Co-Ordinating group on Tuesday 6th November at 8 pm. We welcome the children & families for First Holy Communion from the four schools in the parish to this special occasion.
Planned Giving Envelope Collection: Envelope collection for Sunday 28th October amounted €1065. Thank you for your generosity.
St. Maur’s Pipe Band Annual Church Gate Collection 3rd & 4th November.
Please Note: Now that the winter has come upon us, we would ask you that on entering and exiting the Church you close all the doors behind you unless there is somebody approaching behind you. This is to reduce the very high heating bill for such a large building and is also beneficial to the environment.
Parish Office:. Opening Hours Mon- Fri 9a.m. – 11a.m.
- Please note Daily Mass Intentions are subject to change should a funeral occur on that day, be assured that the intention will be included in the following days mass.
- All names to be included in the Sunday Altar List should be submitted to the office by 12 pm on Thursday. If you do not make this deadline please submit it to the Parish Office for the following weekend. Thank you for your co-operation.
A schedule of Readers for the weekend Masses from 27/28 October’18 to 15/16 December’18 has now been placed on the Parish Notice Board for all concerned
Rush Meals on Wheels are in need of drivers. If you can spare less than 2 hours a couple of days a month, can you contact Celia at 086 3165728 of Mary at 087 9344019?
Friendly Voices is a community choir consisting of Transition Year Students and Senior Citizens. We meet every Monday in St Joseph’s Secondary School, Assembly Hall from 11.15am to 12.15. We begin with a cup of tea and a chat before we get started on our singing. Ages range from 15 years to 95 years. After the midterm break, we will be preparing for our Christmas performances. Please come along if interested. You won’t regret it!
St Catherine’s Resident’s Association would like to say a huge thank you to Antoinette Lowndes and all those who helped to win in the Fingal Cleaner Community awards. Well done Antoinette on all your hard work. Well deserved.
Rush Tidy Towns:R ush Tidy Towns will be holding a Church Gate Collection on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of November. The proceeds will be used to help fund the many projects we have in the pipeline to help make our town and surrounding areas beautiful. Any support is greatly appreciated.