Share Appeal Sunday

Share Appeal Sunday takes place on the weekend of November 12/13, highlighting the important work that is funded by the weekly collection.

Here is the 2022 Share Newsletter which will also be available in the church. 

Here is a Poster which will also be available in the church.

A brief video giving an overview of the benefits of the Share collection can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2Y76XMJj4c/

Archbishop Farrell’s letter for Share Appeal Sunday will be read at Masses on the weekend of November 12/13. The text of the letter is contained in the Newsletter 

These resources can also be found at https://dublindiocese.ie/share2022/

Building Hope

Here is a document from Archbishop Farrell which summarises all parish responses to the initial parish Building Hope engagement and offers a clear sense of the direction in which we will now travel together.

Our Parish team, Parish Pastoral Council and Finance group arranged a Parish Gathering for Thursday 23rd June in the Sacred Heart Boys School to answer a series of questions under the heading of “Building Hope” as they pertain to our parish. A further question related to local parish partnerships. Using the feedback from the gathering a report was compiled and reported back to the Archdiocese and shared with the wider parish community with further discussion taking place in the Autumn and beyond.

Read the full details here

Building Hope Prayer here

Blessing of Animals

To mark the end of the season of creation that concludes on the feast of St Francis of Assisi (Oct 4th) in Iona Road parish church, there will be a special ceremony at 2pm on Sunday, 2nd October with blessing of all animals. This ceremony is popular in different churches throughout Dublin and if you are a pet owner do come along

Associate Membership of Lourdes 2022

Traditionally each year the Dublin Diocese provides support to bring over 170 sick people to Lourdes. This year there will be no sick pilgrims staying in the Accueil however some will be staying in hotels. You can help support this pilgrimage by becoming an associate member and making a voluntary offering, in the church shop. Names will be recorded and remembered in Lourdes during the diocesan pilgrimage this September.

Glasnevin & Dardistown Cemetery Mass

The annual Cemetery Mass and Blessing of Graves for the Dublin Cemeteries Trust Cemeteries will take place in the Glasnevin Cemetery Chapel at 12.30pm this Sunday, July 3rd. The Mass will be live streamed, so that people can follow the Mass on their device while standing at the grave of their loved ones in any of the cemeteries which are part of the Dublin Cemeteries Trust. To view see https://www.mcnmedia.tv/Camera/glasnevin-cemetery

Ballygall Finance Committee

The Ballygall Finance Committee is a team of parish members who volunteer their time to ensure the parish continues to meet its financial obligations and represent Parishioners interests. In real terms the commitment involves approx. 2 hours a month. There now exist open positions on the Ballygall Parish Finance Committee.

Do you have an interest in volunteering your time and joining the committee? If so, please speak to either Father Joseph Ryan or Father Harry Gaynor or contact the parish office.

Building Hope

 

The Parish team, Parish Pastoral Council and Finance group have arranged a Parish Gathering for Thursday 23rd June at 19.30pm in the Sacred Heart Boys School to answer a series of questions under the heading of “Building Hope” as they pertain to our parish. A further question will relate to local parish partnerships. Using the feedback from the gathering a report will be compiled and reported back to the Archdiocese and shared with the wider parish community with further discussion taking place in the Autumn and beyond.

Read the full details here

Building Hope Prayer here

Diocesan Clerical Changes

Fr. Richard Sheehy, Moderator of our Grouping of Parishes, based in Glasnevin is being moved to Brackenstown, Swords. Fr. Kieran Dunne will be coming to Glasnevin as curate.  Fr. Joseph Ryan (Ballygall) has been appointed as  Moderator of the Glasnevin Grouping of Parishes. In neighbouring Finglas, Fr. Richard Hyland is being appointed as PP of the three parishes: St. Canice’s, Rivermount and Finglas West. Fr. Martin Hogan comes as curate and Fr. Eamon Cahill retires but continues as Team assistant. All moves take place in mid-July.