Weekly Newsletter

Sunday, 19th November 2017

Day Mass Time Intention
Saturday 7.00pm Frank and Rebecca O’Connell, R.I.P.,
Oonagh Bermingham, R.I.P.
Sunday 10.00am Seamus Byrne,
Johanna O’Brien (A).
Sunday 11.30am Tom Cunningham (A),
Richard Mitchell (A),
Sonny Larkin (A),
Sean Ryan (A).

Please pray for those whose anniversary is at this time.

Weekday Masses:

Day Mass Time Intention
Monday 9.45am
Tuesday 9.45am Leo Morrison, R.I.P.
Wednesday 9.45am Sophie Coll, R.I.P.
Thursday 9.45am Paddy Dyer (A)
Friday 9.45am Breda Donovan, R.I.P.
Friday 7.00pm Mass of Remembrance for Parishioners who died during the year.

Offertory Collection:

€1,495.00. Sincere thanks.

Gorta Self Help Africa Organisation:

Wish to express their appreciation to those who contributed to their recent Churchgate Collection which amounted to €625.00.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues each Tuesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm. Our Lord said to his disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane “Can you not watch one hour with me”. Maybe you would like to commit yourself to 1 Hour of Adoration as we approach the season of Advent.

Sacristan’s Collection:

A Collection in support of the Sacristans, James and Joan will be taken up at all Masses next weekend, November 25th and 26th.

This is your opportunity to show your appreciation to James and Joan for all they do in keeping the Church in such pristine condition.


We welcome into our Parish Community those who were baptised recently:

  • Tadhg Lombard, son of Jennifer and Derek of Kylemore.

Monaleen Parish Special Celebration:

All Parishioners are invited to a Special Celebration Mass for Monsignor Dan this Sunday at 11.30am. Tea, Coffee and refreshments afterwards.

If unable to make Mass you are welcome to join in for a cuppa & chat afterwards.

Ballysimon Burial Ground:

Prayers for the Dead will be said on Sunday, November 19th at 3.00pm.and in Killonan at 4.00pm.

Light Up a Memory:

You are invited to the Ceremony to illuminate the Light Up a Memory Tree at Milford Care Centre on Sunday, December 10th at 6.00pm. Each person remembered will be enrolled in the Light Up a Memory Book to be displayed in the Hospice during the coming year. The Tree will be adorned with thousands of sparkling lights – each one shining in honour of someone special.

Lights will be switched off on Sunday, January 7th 2018 at 6.00pm when Mass will be celebrated at Milford Care Centre for all those remembered on the Light Up a Memory Tree. You are invited to sponsor a light on the Milford Hospice Tree by phoning 485859 or 485860 or by visiting www.milfordcc.ie. Forms are also available at the back of the Church. Your support is greatly appreciated.

ICA Castletroy:

Meeting on Monday, 20th November, Monaleen GAA Hall, 8 p.m. Demonstration on Sugar Icing – be the envy of your friends when you decorate your Christmas Cake this year!! New members always welcome.

RehabCare Resource Centre, Parnell Street:

Would like to invite everyone to a “Festive Coffee Morning” which will be held in the RehabCare Resource Centre just off Parnell Street (next to the Bus Station) on Friday, December 1st between 11.00am – 3.00pm.

This Fundraiser is held to support our four athletes who are taking part in The Special Olympics and representing “Team Munster” in Dublin in June 2018.

Tea/Coffee and a large selection of home baking will be served on the day; there will also be music and a Raffle.

Our four athletes and all at the RehabCare Resource Centre would very much appreciate your support for this very worthy cause.

History Book Launch, Monaleen GAA Club:

A History of 60 Years – 1957 -2017, will be launched at the Clubhouse by Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh on Friday, November 24th at 9.00pm . All are welcome.

Intentions for Next Weekend:

Day Mass Time Intention
Saturday 7.00pm Patrick and Ellen O’Brien (A),
Pat Crowley and deceased members of the Crowley Family.
Sunday 10.00am Sean Meaney (A)
Sunday 11.30am Deceased members of the Larkin and Swann Families.