Parish News and Notices 6th December 2015


Parish Newsletter

St Mary’s & Ladychapel, Maynooth

6th December, 2015

Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

8th December, 2015 – 20th November, 2016

The Jubilee of Mercy will be inaugurated by Pope Francis in Rome on the 8th December, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary when he will open the Holy Door of Mercy in St Peter’s Basilica.  It will continue until the 20th November, 2016, the Feast of Christ the King.

Pope Francis invites us to participate fully in this Year of Mercy and he hopes that “the Holy Door will become a Door of Mercy through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons and instils hope.”  

Parish Collections 29th November —Thank you for your support

1st Collection: €1,797           Share:  €1,513

Family Envelopes/Standing Orders: €2,287

Parish Launch of Year of Mercy

Tuesday 8th December,

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Church of St Mary at 7.30 p.m.

Ladychapel at 8.00 p.m.

Maynooth Senior Citizens Committee

A big thank you to all those who supported our Sale of Work on 20th November. The amount raised now stands at €10,253.53. This was a great result and we very much appreciate the continued support we receive from the community year in year out. Many thanks to all who helped on the day especially our young scouts, we couldn’t do it without you.

Congratulations to all the prize winners. Our Monster Hamper was won by Gay Hoare, Daniel Nicoll won the 2nd prize of €200, John Walsh won €100 and Mary Deane won the 32” TV. If you didn’t win any prizes, you can take comfort in the knowledge that we will spend your money wisely for the benefit of our older people. Once again Thank you.

Maynooth University Gospel Choir Presents

 ‘A Beacon in The Night’

                                    Featuring The Good Hands

Wednesday 9th December at 8.00 p.m. in St Mary’s Church

Doors open 7:30pm€5, €3 students

All proceeds to Temple St Children’s Hospital



 Last year our Parish very generously donated food to the Crosscare Food Appeal.  Archbishop Martin is asking all Dublin parishes this year to help collect food for the food bank this Advent.

Our Parish Social Justice Group will be coordinating the collection  of the food from our Parish.   We are asking Parishioners to bring food and leave it in the sacristy at Mass times. Types of food urgently needed include pasta/rice, fruit juice, tea/coffee, soup,   sugar, powdered milk, tinned meat/fish, tinned veg/fruit, packaged dessert, biscuits, and hygiene products.

Ecumenical Carol Service

The Christmas Flower Festival will conclude with the

 Ecumenical Carol Service

on Sunday 13th December at 8.00 p.m.

in St Mary’s Church

All Welcome – Admission FREE

                           County Kildare Orchestra’s

         Christmas Concert


St Mary’s Parish Choir will be guest artists at The County Kildare Orchestra’s Christmas  Concert, in the Church of Our Lady’s      Nativity, Leixlip, on Saturday 12th December at 8.00 p.m.

Tickets: €12. Further information from 086-8955787 or

Youth 2000 

Christmas Retreat 18th – 20th December

Retreat will take place in Newbridge College.

Ages 16-35

For more information contact (01) 6753690

A reminder to Ministers of the Eucharist

If you would like to receive the rota and all correspondence by email could you please send an email to: [email protected] if you have not already done so. 

St Vincent de Paul Collection

The Annual Collection for St Vincent de Paul will take place at all Masses on

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th December.

All the money collected will be used solely for those in need in Maynooth.

Feast of the Immcaulate Conception – Tuesday 8th December      Masses St Mary’s – Monday 7.00 p.m. (Vigil) and Tuesday 8.00 a.m., 10.00 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.

Ladychapel      Tuesday  8.00 p.m.