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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 16.07.2023

Sun 16th July

8.30 am For the Holy Souls

10 am The Barnachea Family, intentions

12 pm A private intention

Mon 17th July

10 am Funeral Mass of Andrew ‘Glen’ Petrie, RIP

Tues 18th July

10am People of the Parish

Weds 19th July NO MASS

Thurs 20th July

10 am Fr George Haines and Fr George Lyons, RIP

Fri 21st July

10 am Funeral Mass of Mary Flannery, RIP

Sat 22nd July 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

5pm Patricia Beisty, intentions

Saturday 10 am – 11am; 4.30pm – 5pm: Confessions and Exposition

Your Prayers:

Let us keep in our prayers: Michael O’Boy, Christina Cahill, Eric Nicholas Darwent, Therese Kemp, John O’Shea, Rekha, Bina, Noel, Jose Luis Pérez, Alice, Karina McKiernan and Izabela Lissowska – all unwell at this time. We also pray for: Madeleine Melling, Jenifer Danvers, Enrico Soracchi, Raymond Tissot, Sr Theresa, Antonio Ostacchini, Lilian Murphy, Martin Wyrazik, Rita Graham, Judith Agholor, Anne Kennedy, Alan Ferrett, Zsofia Benczur –Papp and Christine Quinn, Glen Petrie, Father Mark Leenane and Mary Flannery whose anniversaries occur at this time or have died recently. May they Rest in Peace.

Glen died peacefully a few days ago. In his younger days he was an active parishioner who wrote a visitor’s guide to St Mary’s. Glen’s funeral will be at 10am on Monday. May he rest in peace.

Mary Flannery RIP

Mary Flannery sadly passed away recently. Mary’s funeral will be at 10 am on Friday July 21st. May she rest in peace.


The offertory collection for the week ending 9th July was £ 1036.76. Please do not forget, that arranging a standing order is the easiest way to support St Mary’s. Please contact the parish office for a Standing Order form.

Have you an extra 50p or a £1

If you were able to spare an extra 50p or a £1 and add it to the offertory collection alongside what you normally contribute it would help St Mary’s navigate some heavy energy bills. Taking out a standing order and completing a gift aid form (if you pay income tax) would also help. Many thanks for all that you do and give

The New Benches outside the Church:

Fr Peter writes: “ The benches outside the church have been donated by Peter Murphy in memory of his late wife Lilian and her parents. They are beautiful and deceptive! They give the appearance of being made of wood but they are actually made from recycled plastic bottles

Look whose coming for our 125th Celebrations in September…

Invites have been posted and so far Fr Eugene Curren, Canon Colin Davies, Canon Mehal, Fr Terry, Fr Tony, Fr Dan Magnier and Canon Robert Plourde have replied to say they will be attending. Martin Tissot from Bishop Douglass and Mike Freer the local MP have also said they will attend. Who will reply next? Please do not forget our special 125th celebration 11am Mass on Sunday 17th September.

MASS WITH BLESSING OF SCHOOL UNIFORMS Sunday 3rd September - 10am To mark the start of the new school year all parish children are invited to bring or wear their new (or old!) school uniforms to this Mass where they will receive a blessing to take with them into their new classes and schools for the coming year.

Time & Talent Survey:

Fr Peter writes: “Thank you to everyone who filled out a “Time & Talent” survey. As well as Eucharistic Ministers and Readers, a number of you have offered to help with other tasks. St Mary’s has an obvious breadth of talent and skills! However I suspect some of you have still not returned your surveys, or have not decided how you can help within the parish. Just a reminder, the survey provides me with two important pieces of information: an up to date register of contact details for those who already volunteer and an invitation for others to assist if they have not done so already. The survey also gives you a chance to suggest ideas for the future of the parish.

So, I am going to extend the survey for a few more weeks while I collate infrmation from those completed forms already received.

Fr Peter writes “If you are an adult and feel called to become a Catholic, or you are a Catholic adult and have never been confirmed, then you are invited to a special meeting to discover “the Rite of Christian Intiation of Adults” (a formation programme required for those seeking to become a Catholic or to be confirmed). Our meeting will be on Tuesday 25th July in the small hall starting at 7pm and finishing by 8:30pm.

First Holy Communions 2024

If your child is in Year 3 or above, a baptised Catholic, and you feel they are ready, you are invited to register them to prepare for and make their First Reconciliation and First Communion. Please collect a registration form from Fr Peter after one of the weekend Masses


Come and see “Risen” the 2016 film which explores the dramatized search for the body of Christ after his crucifixion. “Risen” is suitable for those aged 12 and above. The film will be shown at 7:30pm on Thursday 27th July (using the big screen) in the small hall. Ice Cream lollies will be distributed!

Booking a Mass Intention:

If you would like to arrange for a weekend or weekday Mass to be said for someone who has died or is unwell or for a private intention, please see Yvonne in the parish office, located in the presbytery.

Eucharistic Ministers:

There will be a meeting for all Eucharistic Ministers on Tuesday 18th July at 7:30pm in the small hall. Fr Peter will talk about re-commisioning and the resumption of the chalice at Mass. Refreshments will also be availble.

Lectio Divina Returns!

The St Mary’s “Lectio Divina” zoom happens on Monday from 7:30pm – 8:30pm. Fr Peter will host for July and then Lectio will return in September. If you want to be part of the group, or to give it a try please join using the following log in details: Meeting ID 552 379 0219 Passcode: 6YFAkc


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