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A fitting celebration for Sr Rosarii

Last Saturday we were privileged to welcome Sr Rosarii back to her beloved St Mary’s Church in Passage West as we gathered with members of her family, the Sisters of Mercy, friends and parishioners to celebrate her 90th birthday and to acknowledge our lasting gratitude for her contribution to the life of our parish and our community for so many years.  Our Mass of Thanksgiving in St Mary’s Church was followed by a celebration in the PACE Centre where Passage West Children’s Choir ‘Cór na n-Óg’ honoured Rosarii with a beautiful selection of songs. A huge thank you to everyone involved in organising this celebration – people who baked, made sandwiches, did such beautiful flowers, the choir, the people who set up the room, the PACE Centre for the use of the hall, local businesses who supported the event, so many people, too many to mention everyone.  Your generosity and effort showed just how much Sr Rosarii is loved within our community.                                                                            Fr Seán

Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles

We welcome the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles from Ardfoyle, Cork to our Parish on the weekend of 4th /5th June to promote Mission Awareness at all Masses. The Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles were founded in 1876 as a group of international women religious dedicated to spread the Good News through service and witness of their lives.

Promoting of women and the marginalised is a priority in their apostolate. Led by Christ’s message to “bring good news to the poor”, the Sisters strive to reach out through education, health care, inter-religious dialogue, care of the Earth and involvement in non-violent action for Justice.The OLA Sisters thanks the people of the Irish Church for their contributions in so many ways, and they encourage you to continue to support them.  Sr.Mary Usifoh will speak in the Sacred Hearts Church, Monkstown and St Mary’s Church, Passage West.

An invitation to have your say in the life of the Church

It’s not every day that the Holy Father asks every Catholic in the world to have a say in the life of the Catholic Church! That is exactly what Pope Francis has done by inviting the faithful throughout the world to make their views known on how we can ‘walk together’ and truly live up to our calling to be the Church of Jesus Christ in our own time. During this month of May, the Diocese of Cork and Ross is opening up ways for people in our diocese to have a say and to listen and have an input into next year’s Synod meeting in Rome which is called by Pope Francis.

The easiest way to find out more and to have your say is to go online to where an online confidential questionnaire is available to be filled in. It will take about 15 minutes to complete but it gives people an opportunity to express their views on our Church in an honest and confidential way. The online questionnaire is open until May 24th. All the responses will be collated and added to the feedback from meetings being held across the diocese with randomly selected groups during May. A summary document will be forwarded from our diocese at the end of May. So, it’s time to have your say at


150th Anniversary Celebrations in Monkstown Church

On Sunday 22nd May 2022 we will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Sacred Hearts Church, Monkstown with Mass at 2.00 p.m.  After Mass everyone is invited to gather for a Community celebration in the grounds of the church where food and refreshments will be provided for all.  Please note that there will be no 10.00 a.m. Mass in Monkstown on Sunday 22nd May 2022 to allow us all to gather as a single community for our Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving.  We  hope that parishioners will bring baking for our gathering which can be dropped off at Church on Sunday 22nd May between 12 noon and 1.00 p.m. and hopefully will row in and help to make this celebration a memorable one for our parish.

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A Prayer for Ukraine

 God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace: may wisdom, discernment and compassion guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen.

Archbishop Justin Welby, Archbishop Stephen Cottrell




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