Parish Notes:

Weekly Mass Bulletin

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

Devine Mercy Pilgrimage in Knock

A coach for the Divine Mercy Pilgrimage in Knock is being organised for Sunday 23rd April. The Seats are €25 each and the bus will depart at 8am sharp. Please give your name and number in to th eSacristy or Parish Office if you are interested in order to secure your seats.
This Trip Includes:
Bottle Water and Fruit, Pick up from St. Paul's Church, Stopping in Atlone and Knock.
Knock, Stopping in Atlone and drop off at St. Paul's Church.

For more details contact Padraig O'Connell on 083 848 1644

" You Shall Be My Witnesses " ( Confirmation 2017 - Friday, 5th May 2017 at 11:00am )

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

Enrolment Ceremony -- 4th March 2017
Confirmation Preparation -- 18th March 2017
Ceremony of Light -- 1st April 2017

" Do This In Memory " ( First Holy Communion - Saturday, 13th May 2017 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 noon Sunday :

Sun, 23rd Oct -- Enrolment Sunday
Sun, 20th Nov -- Feast of Christ the King
Sun, 11th Dec -- 3rd Sunday of Advent
Sun, 22nd Jan -- 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sun, 12th Feb -- 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Tue, 7th Mar -- First Confession 7pm
Sun, 19th Mar -- 3rd Sunday of Lent
Sun, 9th Apr -- Palm Sunday
Sun, 30th Apr -- 3rd Sunday of Easter
Sat, 13th May -- First Holy Communion 11am
Sun, 18th Jun -- Feast of Corpus Christi


The closing date for submission of articles, advertisements, etc. for the Spring edition, which will also include special articles on the Late Fr. Tom Colreavy is Wednesday 15th March.

Email: 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 :

December 2016 Edition of Ayrwaves

Fr. Tom Colreavy R.I.P.

        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.

Ministers of the Eucharist and Word

The new rosters for February, March and April are ready for collection from the sacristy and are available on the Noticeboard. We thank you for your continued dedication to both Ministries.



Family Offerings 2017

Family Offering envelopes for 2017 have been distributed to homes in the parish. If anyone would
prefer to contribute by direct debit they can contact Freda in the parish office on 8160984 for details.

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

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 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