Sunday 1st October 2023 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Lord, let me honour you not only by my lips but by my actions. Amen”


This Week’s Feast Days

Monday 2nd: The Guardian Angels

Tuesday 3rd: Blessed Columba Marmion, priest

Wednesday 4th:  St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;

For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying of the self that we are born
to eternal life.

Thursday 4th: St. Faustina Kowalska, virgin

Friday 6th: St. Bruno, priest

Saturday 7th: Our Lady of the Rosary



Thank you for your donations to last Sunday’s Collections. The Offertory Collection amounted to €890 and the Second Collection amounted to €545.


This Friday, October 6th is the First Friday of the month. The 10am Mass on the day will be offered for all who are recently deceased and those whose names are on the Parish Altar list of the Dead.


St. Mary’s National School Donnybrook

We will be taking Applications for Junior Infants September 2024 as and from Monday 2nd October until Wednesday 25th October.

Application forms are available on our school website


The Parish Pastoral Council will meet on this Wed. October 4th.


The Parish Finance Committee’s Quarterly meeting was held Monday 25th September and the accounts for the first half of 2023 were reviewed.


On next Sunday October 8 at the 11am and 6:15pm Masses in University Church St. Stephen’s Green will be celebrating the church’s builder’s feast day, St John Henry Newman (his feast is October 9.) Both choirs from University Church will be singing at each of the Masses. There will be refreshments afterwards in the church courtyard.


The Synod on Synodality – Communion, Participation and Mission, opens in Rome on October 4th, representing the next stage in the process of listening and discerning what God wants from us His People in the world of today.

I am writing to you to ask you to join with me in giving some time and space in your thoughts and prayer to the dialogue taking place in Rome throughout the coming month.”

Archbishop Farrell


A Diocesan Liturgy Seminar will take place on Saturday October 14th in Ard Scoil Rís, Griffith Avenue Marino.

Registration               9.00am
Workshops                 9.30am
Tea/Coffee                 11.00am
Workshops                 11.20pm
Closing Prayer          12.50pm

Please call the Parish Office at 2196740 / 2680041 if you would like to attend this seminar. Further details of this course are on the Parish Notice Boards.