News Bulletin


Offertory Envelopes


If you would like to receive a set of Offertory Envelopes (AND ARE NOT ALREADY DOING SO) please contact Parish Office a.s.a.p. or complete and return registration card (available in church porch).

If you are currently in receipt of envelopes please notify Parish Office of change of name or address within the last year. Thank you.

Money reclaimed by the Parish from Inland Revenue through GIFT AID on your weekly offering is a significant part of our Parish income and we thank parishioners who have signed up to the Gift Aid Scheme.

If you are no longer a Tax payer please advise Parish Office as soon as possible.

Study Theology Online

This Spring come and join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning! Phone: 00353 1404 8124

Ministers of the Word

St. Paul’s Missals for Sunday readers are available for collection in sacristy.

Also please collect from Sacristan copy of Diocesan General Data Protection Form. Please sign and return form to Parish Office. Thank you.

Diocesan Directories

Diocesan Directories 2019 – £4 each are available in sacristy.

Comboni Missionaries

COMBONI MISSIONARIES wish to thank you for your recent generous contributions in response to their mission appeal.  A total of £2,015 was collected.

Octave of Prayer

OCTAVE OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: JANUARY 18-25th 2019                                              

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from 18th to 25th January – the Octave of St Peter and St Paul.

A Church Unity Service will be held in St Peter’s Cathedral on Tuesday, 22nd January at 7 pm. All welcome.

Day of Prayer

DAY OF PRAYER given by Fr. Kilian Byrne. Theme:  “Lord to whom shall we go?” Where:   Knock Shrine – St. John’s Rest & Care Centre. When: Saturday February 2nd, 10am-5pm. Includes: Talks, Rosary, Adoration, Mass. Further Info: Helen 086 1678027 /

Someone Does Care

I found God in the morning,
We just sat and talked

I kept Him near me everywhere I walked.
I called on God at noontime,

A heart filled with despair,
I felt his quiet presence, I knew He was there.

We met again at sunset,
The waning of the day,

I made Him happy – I had lived His way.
Then when at bedtime I knelt,

Silently in prayer
Again His gentle presence I felt,

“Someone does care”


Thanks for your generous response to our Christmas Missionary Appeal.

Donations are still being received.

Appeal will close on Sunday 20 January 2019.

Extract of letter recently received from Sister Philomena, St Anthony’s Village, Zambia

Just now we have a good number of babies, children from street mothers, sick mothers or mentally challenged mothers. The Lord takes care of “His little ones” through kind people with a heart for the needs of others.

May the Lord richly bless and reward you and fill you with Peace and Joy during this Holy Season and protect you in the coming year. With love and gratitude, Sister Philomena, OP”



Thursday 21 March 2019 @ 11.00am


St. Aloysius Primary School: Saturday 11 May 2019 @ 10.00 am

St. Joseph’s Primary School: Saturday 18 May 2019 @ 10.00 am

Non-Parish Schools: Saturday 1 June 2019 @ 10.00am

Recently Deceased

Annie McDonnell: Florence McKeown

Months Mind


Margaret Blaney: Gerry Robinson: Margaret Agnew: Joseph Taggart: Joan McClinton: Emma & john Burns: Mary Ann McManus: Martin Mooney: Catherine and John Watters: Jim Magorrian: Sr Mairead Walsh: Betty McAuley: Brian Magennis: Molly Dowey: Arthur & Sally Rooney: Kevin Corken: Marie Nugent: Jimmy Doherty: Rosaleen & Arthur Quigley: Dominic & Mary Brady: Wilfred McClurg: Mary & Joseph Osbourne: Dorothy Hanna: Patrick Lavery (Jun)

May they rest in peace.