St Mary’s & Ladychapel, Maynooth Parish Notices 30th October 2016



St Mary’s & Ladychapel, Maynooth Parish Notices 30th October 2016 Feast of All Saints Tuesday 1st November

Choices after the Leaving Certificate Workshop for 5th and 6th Year Parents
Are you a parent supporting a 5th or 6th year  student? Are you trying to make sense of the career and course options, and pathways available when they finish school?  Are you finding the volume of information difficult to understand? This workshop is for you if you answered “Yes” to any of those questions and will take place on Saturday, 12th November 2016 from 12-2pm in the Glenroyal Hotel in Maynooth. For further information or to book please contact or email [email protected] or call 01 4433324.

Today we celebrate all the saints – those who are canonised and all our families and  friends who are in heaven.

Masses: St Mary’s – 8.00 and 10.00 am & 7.00 pm

Ladychapel – 8.00 p.m.

Feast of All Souls Wednesday 2nd November. Today we pray for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory.  The Church asks us “to help the faithful departed by earnest prayer to God for their entry into the communion of saints in heaven”.

Masses: St Mary’s – 8.00 a.m., 10.00 a.m. & 7.00 p.m.   

 The 7.00 p.m. evening Mass will be offered for all those whose names are entered on the Altar List  of the Dead. Eternal rest grant onto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine on them. May they rest in peace.  Amen.

A six evening short course on the St Paul
Fr. Kieran O’Mahony, a well-known Augustinian biblical scholar who is working for the Diocese of Dublin, is at present presenting a short course on St Paul.  This is over six Thursday evenings which started on Thursday 13th October.  It will continue for the next four

Thursdays finishing on Thursday 17th November.  The course takes place in the Presentation Girls’ School at 7.30 p.m.  The evening will consist of a 45 minute talk followed by   discussion after a cup of tea.  All Welcome.  If you are interested in the bible or especially if you have never studied the bible – why don’t you consider coming along!   

New Altar Servers needed
We are once again recruiting for more Altar  Servers.  If you are interested in becoming an Altar Server please contact Fr. Liam, Fr. Paul or Martina in the Parish Office.  To become an Altar Server the child must have received his/her First Holy Communion.  The four week training will begin soon. This also involves a commitment from the  parents/guardians – one of whom also attends the training sessions and is present in the sacristy before and after the Mass at which their child serves.  The Dublin Diocesan Child Protection Policy is followed, (this is available in the Sacristy, Parish Office and on the Parish Website). It is planned that new Altar Servers will be commissioned in time for the Christmas Ceremonies.

There will be a meeting of all the present Altar Servers in St Mary’s Church on Saturday 12th November at 4.00 p.m.

New Ministers of the Word needed
We are looking for new Ministers of the Word to read in St Mary’s Church.  If you are willing to read at Masses in the Church please contact Una Phillips Tel. 086-3578379 or contact Martina in the Parish  Office – Tel: 01-6293018 or email [email protected]  

Annual Mass for Deceased Parishioners
The Annual Mass will be offered for all our parishioners who have died since the 1st November 2015 and for all those whose names are entered on the Altar List of the Dead.  It will take place in

St Mary’s Church on Tuesday 22nd November at 8.00 p.m. After the Mass you are welcome to the Boys’ School for a cup of tea. After the Mass you are welcome to the Boys’ School for a cup of tea.

Annual G.A.A. Mass for Deceased Members
The Annual Mass for deceased members of Maynooth G.A.A. will take place in the  G.A.A. Clubhouse on Saturday 19th November at 8.00 p.m. All welcome.

Mass for Deceased Members of St Mary’s Brass & Reed Band
The Annual Mass for Deceased Members of  St Mary’s Brass & Reed Band will take place on  Sunday 13th November at 1.00 p.m. in St Mary’s Church

Monday 31st October – Bank Holiday
Masses in St Mary’s:  10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. (The 7.00 p.m. Mass is the Vigil Mass for the Feast of All Saints) Please note there will be no 8.00 morning Mass

Parish Contact Details:
Fr Liam Rigney, P.P. Tel: 087 2607377
Fr Paul Kelly, C.C. Tel: 087 2463876
Parish Office Martina Kennedy Tel: 6293018

Mass times  St Mary’s Church

Saturday Evening:  7.00 pm (The Folk Group every 2nd week)

Sunday 08:45, 10:00 (Family Mass Group), 11:30 (Choir) 1.00, & 6:00 (Maynooth Gospel Choir 2nd Sunday of the Month)

Sunday 10:00 (Adult Choir)

Live streaming available @
Parish Email: maynoothparishoffice

Altar Society AGM
The Altar Society AGM will take place on Wednesday 2nd  November at 8.15 p.m. in the Parochial House

Prayers & Rosary for Holy Souls On Sunday 6th November there will be     Prayers & Rosary at  Laraghbryan Cemetery at 3.00 p.m. for those who are buried there and especially for those who died during the past year. All welcome to attend.

Altar List of the Dead
Envelopes for the Altar List of the Dead are available in the   Church porches.  You are invited to place the names of all those of your family and friends who have died on to the Altar List of the Dead.  All those whose names are entered on the Altar List of the Dead will be prayed for at all the Masses during the month of November and on every first Friday for the coming year.  When you have filled it in please return it in the Sunday collection basket, or to the priests or to the Parish Office.  

New Parish Pastoral Centre
The great news is that Kildare County Council has approved the application for the building of the Parish Pastoral Centre at the rear of the Parochial House adjacent to the church. The building of this Parish Pastoral Centre is thanks to 234 parishioners who made pledges to the Living the Joy of the Gospel fund-raising initiative last year.  The dream of the Parish Pastoral Centre is fast becoming a reality!

Thanks to the Parish Finance Committee and the Buildings Committee for getting this exciting project to this point. The next stage is to go out to tender in the near future and to raise the balance of funds required.  Thanks to your on-going support which is making it possible to look forward to the completion of the building of the new Parish Pastoral Centre. This in turn will so enrich and develop the pastoral life of our parish.