Saturday Evening Vigil: 6:00pm
Community Choir or Voices of Ayrfield
Sunday: 10:30am - Folk Group
12:30pm - Family Mass -
Cool Side of God and Ayrfield Youth
Holy Days: 7:30pm (vigil) and 10:00am
Week Days: 10:00am - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
10:00am Tuesday - Service of Word with Communion
First Friday: 10:00am
Mass is offered for all those on the Altar List of the Dead.
First Monday: 10:00am
Mass is offered for all those on the Mass Bouquet List.
9:30am - 10:00am Monday - Friday
10:30am - 12:00pm and
7:00pm - 8:00pm Monday and Wednesday
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 7:30pm.
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - 23 February 2020
In the book of Leviticus, we hear the Lord say to Moses 'you must not bear hatred for your brother in your heart'. If your brother does wrong then for no reason, other than love, you should tell him what his offence is so that he can change his ways.
Jesus challenges the social norm of his time which declared that a person was entitled to claim an eye for an eye to exact vengeance for some wrong doing committed against them. Instead he declares they should forgive those who do harm or wrong them. They should even go as far as loving and praying for their enemies. By doing so they can bring about a change of heart of the part of those who have done wrong.
Living out this challenge to love our neighbour as ourselves is perhaps the most difficult of all the commandments. We are tasked with loving not just those who love us but also those who have hurt us by things they have said and done in the past. But, Jesus told his disciples that they would be judged on the unconditional love they showed to others.
We are all grateful recipients of God's forgiveness on many occasions in life. It follows that in return we should imitate God and share that forgiveness with those who have hurt us. When we do, we free ourselves of the burden or the hurt that has caused us pain and resentment once and for all.
Lord give us the grace to put love where there is hate, forgiveness where there is resentment, and healing where there are wounds and hurt.
Fr. Gerry Corcoran
You Shall Be My Witnesses
You Shall Be My Witnesses is the Parish Preparation Programme for Confirmation.
On Thursday 27th February at 7:30pm we will have the Ceremony of Light in the Church.
This is the final preparatory event for the boys and girls Confirmation on 24th April. For a number of years now, the Confirmation pledge is part of this short ceremony. We welcome the boys and girls, their parents, guardians and sponsors to this ceremony.
Do This In Memory – First Holy Communion Programme
Ministers of the Eucharist and Ministers of the Word - Rosters for February, March and April 2020
St. Paul's Church, Ayrfield - Watch Our Services Live Online
St. Paul's Church, Ayrfield is now broadcasting our services online.
Livestreaming was once a novelty for churches. Today it has become something many churches consider a viable part of their ministry. We are delighted to announce that since Wednesday, 17 July 2019 we are now livestreaming our mass service on the internet.
Click on Watch Online in the menu above to view our services live.
Watching our services online can be a wonderful option for those who cannot leave their homes, especially parishioners who miss church because of illness, family members who have moved away from home or military personnel stationed abroad. Additionally, there are some people who choose not to go to a physical church but do connect with God by watching a livestreamed service.
See our notice board for more information on connecting to our livestream.
We Remember at Mass and in Prayer Those Who Have Gone Before Us
Saturday, 22 February - 6:00pm (Vigil Mass)
Hugh Keenan - 9th Anniversary
Jimmy Eiffe - 2nd Anniversary
Eddie Clarke - 5th Anniversary
Sunday, 23 February - 10:30am
Annie, Paddy and Michael Lynch - Anniversaries
Sunday, 23 February - 12:30pm
Derek Dillon - Birthday Remembrance
Thursday 27 February - 10:00am
Sr. Joan Tierney - 4th Anniversary
Friday 28 February - 10:00am
Matthew Killeen - Anniversary
Your prayers are also requested for the happy repose of the soul of Nora Sisk recently deceased
May they rest in peace
St. Paul's Church,
Tel: 01 8160984
Fax: 01 8160990
Fr. Gerard Corcoran
12 Grangemore Grove
Tel: 01 8479822
Mobile: 087 2408428
Fr. Gerard Deegan
28 Glentworth Park
Tel: 01 8674007