Wednesday 8th December 2021
Feast of The Immaculate Conception
of The Blessed Virgin Mary
and a Holy Day of Obligation,
Mass is at 10:00 am
The Vigil mass for the Feast will be at 6:00 pm on Tuesday night.
Saturday (Vigil): 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am & 12:30pm
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am
Funeral Masses in St. Paul's Church are at 10:00am unless otherwise notified.
Funerals have no capacity limits but all other protective measures remain in place.
Grow In Love - First Holy Communion - 2022
Please note: We would encourage children preparing for First Holy Communion this year to attend mass at the weekends.
You Shall Be My Witnesses - Confirmation - 2022
The Diocese have prepared a Parish resource for Confirmation called "Walking with Families".
It is a three part programme each session lasting 30 mins.
1. Strength for the Journey - Watch Video 1
2. Gifted by the Spirit - Watch Video 2
3. Called by Name - Watch Video 3
I would encourage you and your child to take part in the programme and I am sure your child will enjoy it and find it helpful in their preparation for the Sacrament. These sessions aim to complement the work of the teachers in the school.
~ Fr. Gerard Deegan
Nearer to the Confirmation date, Candidates for 2022 will need to complete the Confirmation Details Form and return it to the Parish Office, if you do not have the facility to print the form, then please email the details requested to: email@example.com
Catechesis for Padre Pio's Prayer Groups
Father Luciano writes:
“We are at the end of this catechesis. The goal was to make us increasingly aware that Prayer Groups are also like womb communities: we must know how to welcome, we must know how to attract others. Above all, however, we need to foster that inner need for the wellbeing of our brothers and sisters, which stems from our love for Christ and was at the centre of Padre Pio's life”.
Catechesis of June 2021
Due to the closure of our Churches over the last year, there was no Sunday collections and this had implications for parishes, the diocese and priests. If you wish to donate online to the First or Second collections that normally take place on a Sunday or to Easter/Christmas Dues you can do so by using the DONATE button on the top of the screen which the diocese has asked us to place on our website.
When you click on the DONATE button at the top of the page. You also get an option to donate to St. Paul's Parish, Ayrfield, by way of a once off donation or if you wish join the Family Offering - planned giving, you can to set up a Weekly or Monthly offering and enter the amount of your donation. You will need to have your payment details (card/debit card or bank details) and your mobile phone to hand. Your mobile phone is needed because a confirmation pin number will be texted to it. Please also consider using the online payment facility to set up a regular contribution to the first and second collections. These collections are the primary sources of financial support for our priests and for Share. As you are aware we do not currently have the opportunity to support these collections in the traditional way, yet our priests and Share are still depending on your support. Thank you for your support, it is very much appreciated.
Tax relief For Donation to Eligible Charities
The Parish can claim a Tax Rebate on any donations of €250 and over in any one year and add it to our funds. Donations include the Family offerings outdoor collection, by either direct debit or envelopes and donations made to the Common Fund, Share, Christmas and Easter Dues. A CHY3 Form is to be returned to the Parish Office for eligible Households.
We Remember at Mass and in Prayer Those Who Have Gone Before Us
Saturday 4th December- 6:00pm (Vigil)
Violet Byrne & Sheila O'Farrell ~ Birthday Rememberance
Ester & Michael McKenna ~ Anniversary
John Curley ~ 14th Anniversary
& Deceased members of the Murphy Family
Sunday 5th December - 10:30am
Garrett Ffrench ~ Months Mind
Sunday 5th December - 12:30pm
Joe Carr ~ Anniversary
Tuesday 7th December - 6 pm
Maura McNamara ~ 4th Anniversary
Your prayers are also requested for the happy repose of the souls of
all whose funerals took place in our church during the last year.
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.
St. Paul's Church,
Tel: 01 8160984
Sacristy Tel: 01-8160981
Fr. Gerard Deegan
28 Glentworth Park
Tel: 01 8674007
Fr. Gerard Corcoran
12 Grangemore Grove
Tel: 01 8474652
Baptisms are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month - November 12:30pm & from December will be at 12 noon
Request for Baptism Forms should be completed and returned to the Parish Office with a copy of the Birth Certificate.