The 2019 Diary for booking Masses in each of our Churches is available as of this weekend.  If you wish to book a Mass please visit the sacristy of the Church in which you wish the Mass to be celebrated after any of our Masses.  Unfortunately Masses cannot be booked through the Parish Office as the diary for each Church is kept in that particular Church.  In order to respect the special significance of the first anniversary of a loved one’s death, these dates have already been set aside for all those buried in our parish in the past year.              

Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards from the Harbour Parishes are available in all our Churches after Masses over coming weekends. This year, instead of simply sending family and friends an ordinary Christmas Card, why not send them our Christmas Mass Bouquet Card which means that they will be included in our Novena of Christmas Masses?

The cards themselves are available free of charge and all the offerings and donations received for the Masses will go to the Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal in our parish to help them support local families in need. We thank our Parish Assembly for organising the cards and helping to making them available over the coming weekends.  

Our next get together will take place on Friday morning, 14th December, at 11.00 a.m. in Passage West Library. Come and enjoy a wide selection of musical favourites.  All are welcome.

Scoil Barra Naofa, Monkstown are hosting ‘Entertaining at Home’ - A Cookery Demonstration with award winning chef Mark Doe in Monkstown Golf Club at 7.30 p.m. on Friday 25th January 2019. Tickets cost €20 including tasting plate. Available to purchase from School Office, Passage West Pharmacy, Paula at 087 2417032 or Beckie at 087 2452940. All proceeds will go towards the Classroom Renovation Fund.

 

Special Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards from the Harbour Parishes will be available in all our Churches after Masses over coming weekends. Instead of simply sending someone an ordinary Christmas Card this year, why not have your family and friends included in our Novena of Christmas Masses?

The cards themselves are available free of charge but all the offerings and donations received for the Masses will go to the Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal in our parish to help them support local families in need. We thank our Parish Assembly for organising the cards and helping to making them available over the coming weekends.  

The month of November when we remember loved ones who have died is fast approaching.  The Novena of Masses for the Faithful Departed will be celebrated from the Feast of the Holy Souls on Friday 2nd November right through to Saturday 10th November. As part of our Novena each year we celebrate an Annual Mass of Remembrance for those who have died over the past twelve months.

The Mass of Remembrance for Passage West will be celebrated on Friday 2nd November at 7.30 p.m. in St Mary’s Church in Passage West.

The Mass of Remembrance for Monkstown, Shanbally and Ringaskiddy will be celebrated in the Church of the Sacred Hearts, Monkstown on Friday 9th November at 7.30 p.m.

If you have someone in your family who has died in the past year whom you would like remembered in these Masses please contact Cathy in the Parish Office or any of the priests and we will pass on your loved one’s name to those who are preparing our remembrance services. All are welcome to join us in praying for our loved ones.

Welcome back! We hope that the wonderful weather we have enjoyed over the summer months has lifted all our spirits and will stand us in good stead for the challenges and opportunities of the coming months as we slowly slip back into the rhythm of school, work and meetings.  The coming weeks will see many parish and community activities spring back into action after a well-deserved break over the summer.  Almost 600 copies of our newsletter are printed and circulated through local Churches each weekend so we encourage local groups and organisations to take advantage of it to keep the community informed of any upcoming events or activities.

Details of any events can be forwarded to the Parish Office or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9.00 p.m. on Wednesday evening any week.

If anyone would like to pen a short article on any aspect of parish or community life or any contemporary issue we are always interested in new voices and fresh insights and will be happy to include them when we have space.  The newsletter is also available for download on our parish website www.harbourparishes.ie each week. We look forward to working together over the coming months to keep the community informed of local news as well as giving us pause for thought and reflection.

        The Newsletter Team

The Rosary will continue to be prayed each Wednesday night in October at the Grotto in Ardmore Estate, Passage West at 8.00 p.m.  All are welcome.

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