We Sympathise with the families of Nan Barron, Derek Mc Guinness and John Chapman who died during the week. May they Rest In Peace
We welcome Tilly Alice Heneghan, Sloan Francis Landy & Timothy Damien McAuley who were Baptised last weekend.
First Holy Communion and Confirmation:
First Holy Communion
We welcome the pupils of our four Primary Schools who will enrol for their First Holy Communion at the 11.30 a.m. Mass this weekend. We wish them and their families a beautiful memorable journey as they prepare for the Sacrament on this first Mass of the ‘Do This In Memory Programme’. As you celebrate the start of your First Holy Communion journey today, remember that God’s Love will always be there to Comfort you, Guide you and Bless you.
Confirmation : ‘Led by the Spirit’
The Confirmation candidates will continue with the Confirmation programme ‘Led by the Spirit’ on Tuesday Oct 22nd . The Julian Prayer Group will discuss the Our Father: How to pray (Matthew 6: verses 5-15) with the Confirmation candidates.
World Mission Sunday
The Theme of this year’s World Mission Sunday appeal, ‘Together We are Mission’ is a message for everyone. We think that only priests & sisters, catechists & lay people that work with those in need, are called to mission – but through Baptism we all are. In his World Mission Sunday message, Pope Francis writes, “I am a mission, always; you are a mission, always; every Baptised man & woman is a mission.” At all Masses this weekend, the Mission appeal replaces the Share collection.
Family Mass Children’s Liturgy Group:
Family Mass Children’s Liturgy Group takes place each Sunday at the 11.30a.m. Mass. All children and their parents are welcome to this child-friendly service in the Day Chapel.
Our Lady of the Rosary:
The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. This is because the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on October 7th. We encourage parishioners to pray this Powerful Prayer during October. May our Lady’s Mantle cover our parish with all the Graces of her Son.
November Mass of Remembrance:
Every year during November the Parish Community prays a special Mass in which we remember all our loved ones who have died since this time last year. The Mass will take place on Saturday 2nd November at 7p.m. Refreshments will be served after Mass. While Special Invitations will be issued shortly to each family, of course all are welcome to attend.
Planned Giving: Sunday 13th October was €1,010. Thank you for your generous support to the Parish.
Opening Hours Monday-Friday 9.30 to 11.30am. For outside office hours, please contact by email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voice message on 01 8949464. Any correspondence for the parish may be left in the parish Post Box – located by the notice board in the main porch.
All are welcome to Tea/Coffee every Wednesday after Mass in the Day Chapel. Arising from this the Rosary will be prayed @ 8.45a.m. on
Now that the weather has got colder and the heating is on, please be mindful to close the doors of the Church behind you. By simply closing the doors behind you, you can help reduce heating costs and protect the environment.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Day Chapel:
Every Monday from 9.30a.m. to 12 noon.
Every Thursday from 7.00a.m. to 10 p.m.
Every Friday from 9.30a.m. to 12 noon.
Loughshinny and Rush Historical Society
Oct 24th Presentation is titled “Cricket in Fingal – A Social History by Jim Bennett.
Oct 30th Benefit Show in the Millbank Theatre for the opening night of Arthur Miller’s classic “The Crucibles”. See notice board for details.
Toastmasters is a non-profit educational organisation that teaches our members how to develop their public speaking and communications skills, in a fun and encouraging way. The next meeting of Balbriggan Toastmasters will be on Tuesday 22nd October starting at 7:50p.m. in Balbriggan Community Centre, Dublin Street, Balbriggan. Our meetings are held every two weeks and guests and new members are very welcome.