ST PAUL'S PARISH AYRFIELD




Parish Notes:


Weekly Mass Bulletin


09th September 2018 - Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – B
02nd September 2018 - Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – B


Back to School.


We welcome the pupils and staff of St. Paul's Junior and Senior Schools back for the 2018/2019 academic year. The beginning of a new school year brings exciting times for all. We are sure that the Parents and Grandparents are delighted to see the children return to school also as it begins new routines after the relaxing Summer Holidays.

We especially welcome the new boys & girls who are starting Junior Infants and hope that their enthusiasm, creative skills and knowledge will blossom over time. We look forward to meeting the second class children and their families who will be preparing for the sacraments of First Penance and First Holy Communion through the "Do This In Memory" programme which will be starting once they are settled into school. Reminder to return any outstanding registration forms to the Parish office.

We encourage the children who are leaving St. Paul's Junior school and progressing to St. Paul's Senior school to continue building on the skills and knowledge learned and to enjoy the opportunities ahead.
We look forward to meeting the sixth class boys & girls and their families who will be preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation through the "You Shall Be My Witnesses" programme which will be starting later in the year. Reminder to return any outstanding registration forms to the Parish office.

A note of caution to all attending the schools expecially to those travelling in cars to be careful of other drivers and pedestrians crossing the roads. Please park in the church car park and walk across to the schools, there is plenty of room and it will reduce the conjestion at the schools. It is a busy time for everyone so we encourage everyone to stafe safe.

On Tuesday 11th at 10:00am, St. Paul's Senior School are celebrating their beginning of School Year with a mass in the Church for pupils of St. Paul’s Senior National School. We would like to invite all our teachers, parents, guardians and grandparents to join us at this mass.

Ministers of the Eucharist and Word


The new rosters for August, September & October 2018 are ready for collection from the sacristy and are available on the Noticeboard. We thank you for your continued dedication to both Ministries.

New : Ministers of The Eucharist

New : Ministers of The Word


2017 Acknowledgements & CHY3 Forms


2017 Acknowledgements for contributions made to the Parish are being sent to all Households who contributed over the course of last year, and to thank you for your ongoing support which is vital for the day to day running of our parish and the on-going maintenance expenses and the support of the priests of the Diocese.

Contributions for Tax Year ending 2017 includes any donation by way of Dues, Family Offering, Standing Order and any other contributions. The Dues along with the first collection at mass does not stay in the parish, it is sent into Archbishops House and supports the priests of this parish, as well as the priests of the diocese and the sick and retired priests.

If you are eligible for the Tax reclaim scheme on contributions of €250 or more there is a CHY3 Enduring Certificate that enables the Parish to apply to Revenue for a refund of tax. We would like to thank parishioners who have signed and returned the CHY3 Cert previously. These were signed for 2013 and the following 4 years.

If you feel you may be eligible for this scheme for 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017, a CHY 3 certificate can be obtained from the church stands or the Parish Office and returned. If you would prefer to sign a single year certificate (CHY4), this is available from the Parish Office.

Updated forms are required to be signed for 2018 and the following 4 years for anyone who would like to participate in this scheme. For more information see the church stands or contact Freda in the Parish Office for more details. In completing either form you will need to do the following: Fill in your PPS Number, sign the form and return it to the parish office as soon as possible.

If you do not wish to take part in the tax reclaim scheme or are not eligible, please let the parish office know by completing section C of the Family offering Contribution form and we will not send any Enduring Certificates in the future.

If you are a parishioner who would like to contribute to the the Family Offering collection which is used to pay the parish running expenses, church maintenance and assistance to the schools, you can contact Freda in the Parish office or Mai in the Sacristy for more details.

The parish is very grateful for all contributions to the Family Offering collection. The personal information provided is used by the parish to process the contribution in line with revenue guidelines. It is not shared with any other person or organisation. The information is kept only for as long as necessary and is then deleted from our systems.
To enable us to comply with GDPR regulations an updated Family Offering Contributions form is available with Consent to be signed and returned to the Parish Office or given to your outdoor collector.


Summer Edition of Ayrwaves

Notice to all Ayrwaves contributors,

It is with regret that I must inform you at such short notice that a decision was made not to proceed further with the production of the June / Summer 2018 edition of Ayrwaves. This edition was planned to be in circulation at the end of June.

Due to the new rules now surrounding the implementation of General Data Protection Regulation ‘GDPR’ the decision has been taken to cancel the Summer edition of our Parish newsletter. This is in order for us to review our procedures to ensure the Ayrwaves newsletter does not breach any of the GDPR Legislation that was introduced on the 25th May 2018.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused, especially to those who had already submitted articles or advertising before the closing date.

Email: ayrwaves@gmail.com or contact the parish office on 01- 8160984.

The Spring / Easter edition of Ayrwaves is now in circulation throughout the parish. There are spare copies available on the church stands.
Spring / Easter 2018 Edition of Ayrwaves

Sincere thanks to all the volunteers involved in the production of this edition, our contributors, proof reader, distributors and all on the Ayrwaves Team who help to prepare each edition for circulation and distribution.


General Data Protection Regulation - “GDPR”


A new European Data Protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), is being introduced on 25 May 2018. This new law applies to any organisation, including our parish that manages and processes people’s personal information. We are now working on ways of ensuring that what we do with your information is compliant with this new law. It is a work in progress and over the next few months we will keep you informed through the parish website and in the newsletter as policies are put in place. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact the parish office.


Family Offerings 2018

The outdoors collection envelope boxes are available in the Parish Office for collection and distribution. A sincere thank you to all our dedicated collectors, counters and contributors each year. Thank you also to those who contribute by standing order, this method is most convenient.
This collection, as you know, is crucial for the practical running of our Parish and its maintenance and assistance to the Schools. If any parishioner would you like to contribute to the Family Offering Collection, either by a Family Offering Envelope or by a Standing Order, please contact the Parish Office on 01-8160984.

There are spare blue envelopes at the entrances to the Church for any person who may not be from the parish but would like to contribute to this collection for the Parish.


" Do This In Memory " ( First Holy Communion - Saturday, 19th May 2018 at 11:00am )


"Do This In Memory" is the Parish Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion.

Dates for the "Do This In Memory" Masses - 12:30pm Sunday :

2017-2018
Sun, 29th Oct -- Enrolment Sunday
Sun, 26th Nov -- Feast of Christ the King
Sun, 17th Dec -- 3rd Sunday of Advent
Sun, 14nd Jan -- 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sun, 11th Feb -- 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sun, 4th Mar -- 3rd Sunday of Lent
Tue, 13th Mar -- First Penance Service 7pm
Sun, 25th Mar -- Palm Sunday
Sun, 15th Apr -- 3rd Sunday of Easter
Sat, 19th May -- First Holy Communion 11am
Sun, 3rd Jun -- Feast of Corpus Christi


" You Shall Be My Witnesses " ( Confirmation - Friday, 4th May 2018 at 11:00am )


Dates for the "You Shall Be My Witnesses" Masses - 6pm Saturday :

Enrolment Ceremony -- 10th February 2018
Confirmation Preparation -- 3rd March 2018
Confirmation Preparation -- 10th March 2018
Ceremony of Light -- 14th April 2018


You Shall Be My Witness is the Parish Preparation Programme for Confirmation which will be commencing on Monday 12th February for all children being Confirmed this year.
For those of you who have volunteered to be Leaders in the programme we say a big thank you. This programme will give you the opportunity to get more actively involved with your child’s preparation for Confirmation.

The programme for the children will take place in the Pastoral Centre over four weeks, on the following dates:
- Monday 12th February 2018 8 pm - 9 pm
- Monday 19th February 2018 8 pm - 9 pm
- Monday 26th March 2018 8 pm - 9 pm
- Monday 5th March 8 pm - 9 pm


Ayrwaves


Email: ayrwaves@gmail.com or contact the parish office on 01- 8160984.


Email: ayrwaves@gmail.com or contact the parish office on 8160984

Ayrwaves depends on a small team of people who, like their counterparts in so many voluntary bodies in Ayrfield, give of their time and energy to the best of their abilities, and who are also fortunate to enjoy the spirited support of a parish with a tradition of outreach and inclusivity. If you would like to be part of this spirit and join in the good work that is being done in the parish we will be delighted to hear from you. We are also looking for volunteers to join our Production Team. Contact the Parish Office on 8160984 for more information or email : ayrwaves@gmail.com

Cool SIde of God & Ayrfield Youth


Cool Side of God

Registration evening and club restarted on Thursday, 12th October at 7 pm for children from 2nd to 5th class.


The club is held every Thursday night in the Pastoral Centre starting back on Thursday 12th October from 7pm – 8:30pm.
Registration on the night for new members. The subs are €2.
On club nights we play games, do art projects and practice with the choirs for the 12 O’clock Sunday Family Mass.
We also work with the “Do this in Memory” group for First Holy Communion.
Last year we had outings to the Panto, Viking Splash Tour and Bowling. It’s a great way of making new friends, so come along and see for yourself. We are holding a Parent’s / Guardians evening on Thursday 19th October from 7pm – 8pm and would love to meet you.
If you have queries, you can contact Caroline on 086 165 9349


Ayrfield Youth Club

Registration evening and club restarted on Thursday, 19th October at 8 pm for children from 6th class and older.


The club is held every Thursday night in the Pastoral Centre starting back on Thursday 19th October from 8pm – 10pm.
Registration on the night for new members. The subs are €3.
Activities include Table tennis, Music, Art and at the end of the night we have food and a chat.
Last year we had outings to Tayto Park, Panto, Bowling and a trip to the Cavan Centre. The choir sing each Sunday at the 12 o’Clock Family Mass. If you have queries, you can contact Caroline on 086 165 9349


Church Choirs are resuming after the summer break

Voices of Ayrfield start back at the 6pm Vigil Mass on Saturday 2nd September 2017.
Practice every Friday at 6:30pm contact John at 085 7605 1789

St. Paul's Folk Group start back at the 10:30am Mass on Sunday 3rd September 2017.
Practice every Wednesday contact Alan at 8470018

St. Paul's Community Choir start back at the 6pm Vigil Mass on Saturday 9th September 2017.
Practice every Tuesday at 8pm contact Freda at 086-8452288

Coolside of God & Ayrfield Youth Choir will be starting back at the 12 noon Family Mass on Sunday 8th October 2017.

New members are always welcome for any of the choirs, see the church notice board or contact the parish office 01-8160984 for details.


Mass Schedule from September 2017


Weekend Mass Saturday 6pm (Vigil) and Sunday 10:30am & 12:30 pm (Family Mass)
Weekday Mass Monday - Friday at 10am.

First Monday of the month mass at 10am, mass will be offered for all those on the Mass Bouquet List.
First Tuesday of the month mass at 10am and devotion to St. Pio.
First Friday of the month mass at 10am, will be offered for all those on the Altar List of the Dead.

The Miraculous Medal Novena will be said at the 10am mass on Monday morning.
There will be no Mass on Monday evening at 7:30pm
There will be no Mass on Saturday mornings.

Baptisms are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 12 noon. A preparation night will be arranged in the Pastoral Centre on a Tuesday of the previous month at 7pm.

Eucharistic Adoration :

         Monday - Friday 9:30am - 10:00am
         Monday and Wednesday 10:30am - 12:00 noon and 7:00pm - 8:00pm




Fr. Tom Colreavy R.I.P.



On the first anniversary of his death, his sister Kathleen, his brothers Hugh, Mick, Jack and Seamus and extended family wish to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised with them on their sad loss.

To those who attended his reposing at his home in Ayrfield, his funeral mass in St. Paul’s Church, Ayrfield, and his requiem mass and burial in St. Mary’s, Gortletteragh. To all who travelled long distances, especially Fr. Emilio Bortolini who came from Brazil. To the people who sent mass cards, letters of sympathy, posted condolences and tributes on the rip website and donated to St. Francis Hospice Raheny.
To Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and his fellow bishops and priests who attended his funeral in Ayrfield and Gortletteragh. To Frs. Dermot Clarke (deceased), Seamus Conway, Padraig O’Cochlain, Liam Murtagh, John Quinn, Gerry Corcoran and Paddy Boyle who made both masses so meaningful and consoling. The choirs of St. Paul’s, Ayrfield and St. Mary’s, Gortletteragh. The teachers, pupils and choir of St. Paul’s National School, Ayrfield. The parishioners of St. Paul’s Parish and Ayrfield Community Centre who did the catering. Thanks to the Gardaí, O’Tooles and Gortletteragh GAA clubs who provided traffic control, stewarding, and Guards of Honour. To Jennings Undertakers, Coolock and John McKiernan Undertakers, Gortletteragh.

Special thanks to Sean and Madeleine Tully, Capetown, South Africa who cared for Tom in his final illness, and the parishioners of St. Paul’s, Ayrfield who were so good to Tom over the previous nineteen years he had spent with them. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions.

Fr Tom’s Anniversary Mass will be celebrated in St. Paul’s Church Ayrfield on Saturday, the 3rd February at 6pm. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

On behalf of the Parish, Fr. Liam Murtagh will unveil and bless a special memoriam at the grotto prior to mass. There will be light refreshments served in the Pastoral Centre after mass. All are welcome.


        May He support us all the day long,
        till the shades lengthen and the evening comes,
        and the busy world is hushed,
        and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.
        Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging,
        and a holy rest and peace at the last.

            Cardinal John Henry Newman

With Fr. Emilio's permission, the following are links to the words and music of both of the songs he wrote for Fr. Tom.
A Very Good Man
Can You Hear Me

Fr. Tom Colreavy will be missed by people of all ages and nationalities, not only in Ayrfield, Leitrim and all the Parishes he was part of but all over the world. He not only touched the hearts of all he met but embrassed them.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Celebration of the Life of Fr. Tom Colreavy



Christmas Mass Schedule 2017 for the surrounding parishes of Ayrfield, Donaghmede, Edenmore & Grange Park

Saturday 24th December : Confessions will be held in Holy Trinity Church, from 10am - 11am


Tax relief For Donation to Eligible Charities

The Government has allowed charitable organisations such as ours to collect a tax rebate on any donation amount over €250 in any one year! The Parish can then claim that rebate and add it to our funds. Donations include the Family offerings outdoor collection, by either direct debit or envelopes and donations made to the Christmas and Easter Dues. CHY3 Form to be returned to the Parish Office


Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament

The following times will resume after teh summer break beginning on the 4th September 2017:
Monday and Wednesday 9:30am – 12:00 noon and 7:00pm – 9:00pm and
Every morning from 9:30am – 10:00am


Our Lady of Knock Prayer Group meeting takes place on the last Thursday of the month
at 8pm in St. Gabriel’s Nursing Home, Glenayle Road, Raheny.


Bethany Bereavement Support

 

A meeting is held the 1st Tuesday of every month in the Parish Centre, Edenmore.

(The room at the front of St. Monica’s Church.)  All Welcome.

 

The evening includes:

*    A guided meditation to ease stress.

*    A little information about the grieving process.

*    An opportunity to express your grief in a safe environment.

*    A cup of tea and a chat.

 

 

Facilitated by trained volunteers.  Confidentially is a requirement.  No Cost.

Bethany phone no  085 – 2076606

Previous Weekly Mass Bulletin

26th August 2018 - Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time – B
19th August 2018 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B
12th August 2018 - Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B
05th August 2018 - Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

29th July 2018 - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B
22nd July 2018 - Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B
15th July 2018 - Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B
08th July 2018 - Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B
01st July 2018 - Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

24th June 2018 - The Nativity of John the Baptist – B
17th June 2018 - Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – B
10th June 2018 - Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B
03rd June 2018 - The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) – B

27th May 2018 - The Most Holy Trinity - B
20th May 2018 - Pentecost Sunday - B
13th May 2018 - The Ascension of the Lord - B
06th May 2018 - Sixth Sunday of Easter - B

29th April 2018 - Fifth Sunday of Easter - B
22nd April 2018 - Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
15th April 2018 - Third Sunday of Easter - B
08th April 2018 - Second Sunday of Easter - Divine Mercy Sunday - B
01th April 2018 - Easter Sunday - B

25th March 2018 - Palm Sunday - B
18th March 2018 - Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
11th March 2018 - Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
04th March 2018 - Third Sunday in Lent - B

25th February 2018 - Second Sunday in Lent - B
18th February 2018 - First Sunday in Lent - B
11th February 2018 - Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - B " World Day 0f The Sick "
04th February 2018 - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - B

28st January 2018 - Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
21st January 2018 - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
14th January 2018 - Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
7th January 2018 - The Baptism of The Lord

31st December 2017 - The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph
24th December 2017 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
17th December 2017 - Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudate)
10th December 2017 - Second Sunday of Advent
03rd December 2017 - First Sunday of Advent

26th November 2017 - Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
19th November 2017 - Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
12th November 2017 - Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
05th November 2017 - Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

29th October 2017 - Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
22nd October 2017 - Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
15st October 2017 - Twenty Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time
08st October 2017 - Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
01st October 2017 - Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

24th September 2017 - Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
17th September 2017 - Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
10th September 2017 - Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
03rd September 2017 - Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

27th August 2017 - Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time
20th August 2017 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
13th August 2017 - Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
06th August 2017 - The Transiguration of The Lord

30th July 2017 - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
23rd July 2017 - Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
16th July 2017 - Fiftheenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
09th July 2017 - Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
02nd July 2017 - Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

25th June 2017 - Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
18th June 2017 - The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
11th June 2017 - The Most Holy Trinity
04th June 2017 - Pentecost Sunday

28th May 2017 - Ascension of the Lord
21st May 2017 - Sixth Sunday of Easter
14th May 2017 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
07th May 2017 - Fourth Sunday of Easter

30th Apr 2017 - Third Sunday of Easter
23rd Apr 2017 - Second Sunday of Easter - Divine Mercy Sunday
16th Apr 2017 - Easter Day of the Lord's Resurrection
~~~ Holy Week and Easter Timetable 2017 ~~~
09th Apr 2017 - Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
02nd Apr 2017 - The Fifth Sunday of Lent

26th Mar 2017 - The Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday )
19th Mar 2017 - The Third Sunday of Lent
12th Mar 2017 - The Second Sunday of Lent
05th Mar 2017 - The First Sunday of Lent

26th Feb 2017 - The Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time
19th Feb 2017 - The Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
12th Feb 2017 - The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
05th Feb 2017 - The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

22nd Jan 2017 - The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
15st Jan 2017 - The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
08st Jan 2017 - The Baptism Of The Lord
01st Jan 2017 - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

25th Dec 2016 - The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
18th Dec 2016 - Forth Sunday of Advent
11th Dec 2016 - Third Sunday of Advent
04th Dec 2016 - Second Sunday of Advent

27th Nov 2016 - First Sunday of Advent
20th Nov 2016 - Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King
13th Nov 2016 - Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
06th Nov 2016 - Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

30th Oct 2016 - Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time
23rd Oct 2016 - Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
16th Oct 2016 - Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
09th Oct 2016 - Twenty Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time
02nd Oct 2016 - Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

25th Sep 2016 - Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
18th Sep 2016 - Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
11th Sep 2016 - Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
04th Sep 2016 - Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

28th Aug 2016 - Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
21st Aug 2016 - Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time
14th Aug 2016 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
07th Aug 2016 - Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

31st Jul 2016 - Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
24th Jul 2016 - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
17th Jul 2016 - Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
10th Jul 2016 - Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
3rd Jul 2016 - Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

26th Jun 2016 - Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
19th Jun 2016 - Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
12th Jun 2016 - Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
5th Jun 2016 - Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

29th May 2016 - The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ
22nd May 2016 - The Most Holy Trinity
15th May 2016 - Pentecost Sunday
8th May 2016 - Ascension of the Lord
1st May 2016 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

24th Apr 2016 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
17th Apr 2016 - Fourth Sunday of Easter
10th Apr 2016 - Third Sunday of Easter
3rd Apr 2016 - Second Sunday of Easter - Divine Mercy Sunday

27th Mar 2016 - Easter Day of The Lord's Resurrection
20th Mar 2016 - Palm Sunday
13th Mar 2016 - The Fifth Sunday in Lent
6th Mar 2016 - The Fourth Sunday in Lent

28th Feb 2016 - The Third Sunday in Lent
21st Feb 2016 - The Second Sunday in Lent        Pastoral Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland
14th Feb 2016 - The First Sunday in Lent
07th Feb 2016 - The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

31st Jan 2016 - The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
24th Jan 2016 - The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
17th Jan 2016 - The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time