Returning Home to Nigeria - A Time for Farewell Frs. Anselm and Julius return home to their families and their Diocese of Yola, Nigeria on Friday 2nd October. We are incredibly grateful for their commitment and sharing in our Pastoral Area. They came here to study in Maynooth College. Fr. Anselm studied and obtained a Masters in Moral Theology and Fr. Julius studied Health Care Chaplaincy. While with us it was incredibly sad for Fr. Julius to be unable to attend his Mother’s funeral earlier this year in Nigeria. Fr. John and I, together with our parish teams, will be at a loss not having their services and commitment. They have been with us for over two years now. Their stay was extended due to Covid-19 and we were blessed to have them. We wish them every happiness in the years ahead and a safe journey home. Due to Covid restrictions a replacement will not happen at this time. While Bishop Stephen has appointed two priests to come to us, it is not possible to do so at present. When the Covid situation eases it may be possible. Any parishioner wishing to give a gift to Frs. Anselm and Julius can place it in an envelope, leaving it in Ballinteer or Dundrum Church. Frs. Liam and John.
Thank you to everyone who has returned their CHY3 tax forms to the Parish Office. We appreciate it. For those who have not yet returned their forms, you can still do so. Many thanks
‘Scoil Naithí are now accepting enrolment forms for September 2021 between the 1st October until the 22nd October 2020 – all information available on the school’s website’ www.scoilnaithi.com/
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux or Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face is also known as "The Little Flower of Jesus". Although this year is challenging, we will celebrate St. Teresa here in Donore Avenue, Dublin 8 with our annual three-day Triduum. Each evening at 7.30pm, from Tuesday 29th September, Wednesday 30th October and Thursday 1st October. There will be a blessing of Roses and an opportunity to be blessed by the relic of St. Thérèse at each Mass. Each night we will have a guest speaker and this year we are focusing on front line workers and how they found hope in the pandemic. Mass will stream live at: www.donoreavenueparish.ie
This year World Mission Sunday will take place on the weekend of Sunday 18 October. World Mission Sunday is helping communities to build schools, clinics, parish halls and Churches for marginalised communities and missionaries in our church family in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It provides missionary programmes that protect and care for children's wellbeing by offering safe shelter, healthcare, education and hope for the future and it is vital to give generously to this special collection as the pandemic has brought about even more challenges in many war-torn countries but also these crises will remain thereafter. All return donations to World Missions Sunday Office of the Holy Father's Universal Solidarity Fund, 64 Lwr. Rathmines Road, Dublin D06 N2H1. Further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.wmi.ie
Private prayer only at St. Attracta's Oratory from 10:30am - 3:30pm. Thank you for your understanding.