Anniversaries , Recently Deceased & Prayers Requested 

Margaret Falvey, late of Lower Rd

Laura McDonagh (1st anniversary)

Eva Buckley

Gertrude Crosbie

John Collins

Finbarr Triggs

Ann Linehan, Pope’s Quay

Bill Twomey, Landsowne Court

Pauline Buckley, Rathmore Park

Lynne and Liam Barry, Perth, Australia, (sister-in-law of Ann Dorgan, Post Office Military Rd.)

Deepest sympathy is extended to Brendan Collins and family, Ballincollig on the recent death of his wife Mary, late of Victoria Tce., St Lukes. 

Sympathy is also extended to the Quinn family of Military Rd. on the death of their father Seamus.

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen


To adhere to HSE Covid-19 Guidelines, if you are not taking the Newsletter home, or if you have finished reading it, please place it in the Basket marked ‘used leaflets’.

Special Collection

There will be a special collection at all Masses next weekend for Diocesan needs.

First Holy Communions

We congratulate the children of our Parish schools, Christian Brothers College and Scoil Eanna who celebrated their First Holy Communions on Thursday, 1st Oct at 4pm. We pray for them as they continue their journey in Faith.

Pope Francis’ Intentions for the Month of October 2020

Prayer Intention for Evangelisation: The Laity’s Mission in the Church. We pray that by the virtue of Baptism, the Laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

Safe guarding your Health 
  • Numbers attending Mass are limited to 50 people.

  • Masks should be worn.

  • Congregational singing is currently suspended. 

  • Please respect the guidance of the stewards 

  • Observe any one-way system in operation.

  • The Sanctuary will be used only by our celebrant. 

  • There is a separate microphone for our reader.

  • The gifts will be on the altar.

  • In Holy Family at Holy Communion time, stay in your seat.  The Ministers of the Eucharist will move down the aisles.  Please stand up to indicate your intent to receive

  • At St. Patrick’s follow the Arrows to and from the Altar.

  • Communion will be by the hand only

  • The sign of peace will not take place.

  • The basket collection has been replaced with an exit collection.

We would also like to reassure everyone that the churches are sanatized following all Masses.

October Month of Rosary and The Missions

‘To Jesus through Mary’

Next Wednesday Oct 7 th is the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary.

‘Today’s celebration urges all to meditate on the mysteries of Christ, following the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary who was in a special manner associated with the Incarnation, Passion and Glorious Resurrection of the Son of God.’ (Divine Office)

‘Immaculate Mary, your praises we sing, You reign now in splendour with Jesus our King. Ave, Ave, Ave Maria.’

On Sunday the 18 th Of October we celebrate Mission Sunday. Please pray for the success of the missions and those who work to spread the Good News of the Gospel.

Prayer to Our Lady for Protection during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes towards us amid this coronavirus pandemic. Comfort those who are distraught and mourn their loved ones who have died. Be close to those who are concerned for their loved ones who are sick.

Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future and the consequences for the economy and employment.

Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us to God, the Father of mercies, that this great suffering may end and that hope and peace may dawn anew.

Protect those doctors, nurses, health workers and volunteers who are on the frontline of this emergency. Support their heroic effort and grant them strength, generosity and continued health.

Blessed Virgin, illumine the minds of men and women engaged in scientific research, that they may find effective solutions to overcome this virus.

Beloved Mother, help us to realise that we are all members of one great family and to recognise the bond that unites us, so that, in a spirit of fraternity and solidarity, we can help to alleviate countless situations of poverty and need.

Make us strong in faith, persevering in service, constant in prayer.

Mary, Consolation of the afflicted, embrace all your children in distress and pray that God will stretch out His all-powerful hand and free us from this terrible pandemic, so that life can serenely resume its normal course.

To you, who shine on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope, do we entrust ourselves, O Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary. Amen

Autumn Dues Envelopes 

Autumn Dues Envelopes have been handed out his week. Please return same to the Sacristy or the collector in your area.

Pray and reflect and act : 

For yourself, your family, your parish, your world, for God’s beautiful Creation.

What positive concrete actions will You take?’

(Adapted from  ‘Faith in the Family, by Bairbre Cahill in last week’s Irish Catholic)

Pope Francis' Intention for October

Universal Prayer Intention :

Respect for the Planet's Resources .


‘Immaculate Mary, your praises we sing, You reign now in splendour with Jesus our King. Ave, Ave, Ave Maria.’

A Prayer for Uncertain Times .

Lord Jesus Christ, Light of this world,

thank You for the hope You have given us in this uncertain time of pandemic.

Help us to give our worries to You and, above all, to trust in Your unfailing love;

For You have promised us

Never will I leave you, Never will I forsake you !”

Almighty God, our Protector, let us trust in You to carry us through this time of uncertainty.

Jesus, hear our cries as we mourn those who've left us.

Whatever tomorrow may bring, we will praise Your name. Amen.

Sarah Breakenridge, CAFOD volunteer (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development )

If you are finished with this newsletter and are not bringing it home.

Please place this used leaflet in the basket marked USED LEAFLETS.

Thank You.

Mother Teresa Canonised a Saint

When Saint Mother Teresa was in Calcutta for 20 years she received a ‘call within a call'. Jesus told her:

‘I am sending you into the dark holes of the poor. Come, be My light!'.

From that day St Mother Teresa and her dedicated Sisters in the Missionaries of Charity have done fantastic work with the poorest of thepoor, founding orphanages, medical centres, house for the dying etc. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. St Mother Teresa said:

‘If I ever become a saint, I will surely be one of darkness. I will continue to be absent from heaven to light the light of those in darkness on earth.' Today let us pray :

Dear Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, come to us who continue to dwell in the dark. Come be our light! Pray for us. Amen.

Past Parishioner

Have a look at the story of a past parishioner on the parish website www. 'The Search for John Cotter' photo's and history of this man and his family who lived around the St. Luke's area over 140 years ago.

Static Collection Boxes,

As part of our Parish Fundraising, four collection boxes have been installed in Retail Outlets within St. Patrick's Parish area. All funds collected are used for the ongoing maintenance of our two Churches. If you notice one please drop a few coins into it...every little bit helps. Thank you.

Your Newsletter

Around this time every year we ask for feedback from you about your newsletter. There is no harm in asking, I suppose, but it would be nice to get some kind of response, any response at all, at all. If you have a comment or suggestion please contact us by phone at 4518191, by email at stpatricksparish or by note to either Sacristy. We owe a special vote of thanks to the members of the Holy Family team who do trojan work each week. Thank you all for participating in the rota and doing your contribution so reliably.

COPE Foundation,
Bonnington, Montenotte Plants to grace all gardens

Plant of the Week....................................'Ceanothus' .....(Autumnal Blue)

Mass Times

St. Patrick's

Vigil (Saturday) 6pm,
Sunday 12
Daily Mass, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.15am

Holy Family

Sunday 10:30am
Daily Mass: Wednesday and Friday 10:15am



Contact Numbers


Canon Dan Crowley PP No. 3 Presbytery

Telephone No.

021.450 2696


Parish Office Aonghus O'Broin, Secretary
tel: 021.451 8191 or Email




St. Patrick's David Dwyer


Holy FamilyDee Daly


Parish Website
Emergency Number for Priest on duty 087-8252284
Looking for old photos/stories.

Ken Forde has set up a new website for the Lower Road. He is gathering content for the site and invites people to loan him old photosand stories of The Lower Glanmire Road If you want to help Ken please forward your details by e-mail or phone 086-6011928 to arrange a suitable time / location.Check out Ken's website for a wonderful new selection of pictures of the Lower Road in days gone by.

Counselling Services

Counselling available in Newbury House Old Youghal Rd.  (Low cost) Enquiries to – 450799

‘ Persecuted and Forgotten'

Please pray for those fellow Christians who are being persecuted in over 30 countries . Please do not let them be forgotten anymore! A new report by the UK Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need has highlighted the plight of so many Christians throughout the world. The report stated that ...‘churches are being burnt, Christians under pressure to convert, mob violence against Christian homes, abduction and rape of Christian girls, anti-Christian propaganda in the media and from Government, discrimination in schools and the workplace...the list goes on'. The full report can be read online at the charity's website.

Welcome to the Holy Family Church! Céad Míle Fáilte!

You are most welcome to our church, named after the Holy Family of Nazareth; Jesus, Mary and Joseph. The church became part of the Catholic tradition in 1949. Over the altar there is a silhouette painting of the Holy Family with the child Jesus at the centre of the family. Over the years since 1949, and indeed before 1949 when the church was part of the Methodist tradition, many families have worshipped here, have been baptized here, received their 1 st Holy Communion and Confirmation here, were married here and when they died they had their funeral Mass here…the church echoes with families…some of which are still alive and present in today's congregations. In this Year of Faith let us pray that all our family members may continue to worship here and to grow in Faith. For those family members who have dropped off their journey of Faith, we pray that they may be inspired to return “home” …home to their faith, to their worship of God and that the Holy Family community may continue to grow and flourish in these difficult days. May faith be the heart of this parish, the heart of this community …under the loving protection of the Holy Family of Nazareth; Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

Volunteers Required

We thank all those in the parish who contribute, prepare, edit and distribute our Weekly Newsletter. If anyone would like to join the Newsletter team, please leave your name in at the sacristy.

Fatima Prayer Group

The Fatima Prayer Group now meets in St Josephs Church at 7.30pm on the 13 th day of each month. All are welcome The group participates in the St. Patrick's Day Parade and invite all to join them at Union Quay at 12.30pm.

The Legion of Mary invites new members

The praesidium of the Holy Family invites new members to join them. The meeting takes place every Friday in Holy Family church kitchen at 2.30 pm. The aim of the Legion is the spiritual growth of its members and of the wider community.  Members say the Rosary and do a task each week.


Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross will be prayed and meditated on each Friday in the Holy Family after the 10.15am Mass. Volunteers are asked to lead the Stations and also to carry the Cross around the various Stations.

Call for Altar Servers

Young boys and girls, who have made their 1st Communion, are asked to serve as Altar Servers. Altar Servers will be trained and supervised. Parent's consent is essential. Please leave names into the Sacristy as soon as possible. It would be wonderful if we could have young Altar Servers trained for Easter !

Senior Help Line, dial 1850 440 444

This confidential listening service is for older people, by older people, for the price of a local call. It is supported by the HSE. Open every day of the year 10-4pm and 7-10pm.

If you had an hour to spare and would like to give a hand in the gathering of articles and the production of the newsletter please contact the Parish Office at 021.4518191.

Aonghus O'Broin, Parish Secretary