There is Mass at 4:00pm every Saturday in Portuguese.
There will be rosary after the Mass on Wednesday.
There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for about 30 minutes
after the service on Thursday. There will also be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
on Friday after rosary until 12:00 noon. This extended time is part of our celebrations
of the Tercentenary of the Birth of the Venerable Nano Nagle (see below).
The Venerable Nano Nagle is the foundress of the Presentation Sisters and 2018 marks the 300th anniversary of her birth. Throughout this year it would be good to pray in a particular way for some of the intentions which were important to her. She wrote ‘If I could be of any service in saving souls in any part of the globe, I would willingly do all in my power’, and so during the month of October we can pray for the worldwide mission of the Church. As well as making this intention part of our daily prayer, there will be an extended period of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament this Friday 19th October (9:45am - 12:00 noon). The letters of the Venerable Nano Nagle can now be viewed at http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:153347. Bishop Declan will be with us on Thursday 8th November for Mass at 2:00pm as part of our celebrations for this special year.
We begin to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of our church building on Friday 26th October which is the anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone. There will be Mass at 12:00 noon on that day which will be offered for Canon Leahy (who laid the foundation stone) and our three former deceased parish priests. There will also be a holy hour that evening at 7:00pm.
The Big Picture will be weekly sessions beginning at the end of October to help us deepen our understanding and love of the Bible. There will be the opportunity to see a brief introduction after both Masses next weekend in the convent.
Journey in Faith sessions take place on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm in the Presentation Convent next to Holy Family Church. These sessions are intended for anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic or who would simply like to find out more about the Faith. Please encourage anyone you know to attend. Father Gary is happy to talk with people about their faith journey.
‘See I am doing a new thing’ is a Celebrate Conference for the whole family on 27th and 28th October. It is a non-residential weekend including tailored 'streams' for all ages of children and young adults. This year the keynote speakers are Michelle Moran, David Wells and Sue Whitehead. There will also be workshops, seminars, praise and worship, prayer ministry, Holy Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confession. The event is hosted by Catholic Charismatic Renewal at St Bede's Catholic College (Lawrence Weston, Bristol, BS11 0SU). For more details please visit www.celebrateconference.org.
Youth Synod : During October, Pope Francis is holding a Synod in Rome on Youth, Faith & Vocational Discernment. For the week of 15th – 21st October, our diocese is entering into a time of focus and prayer for young people. Prayers for each day are available along with many more resources for young people, catechists and parishes from your parish and from www.cliftondiocese.com. You can follow our Social media journey to the Synod each day using @cliftonyouth.