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Image result for Christ the King reflectionThis Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, (Next Sunday will be the First Sunday of Advent and the first day of the Church's Calendar)The Feast of Christ the King is celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church in honour of Jesus Christ as lord over all creation. 


Mass times in The Church

Saturday (Vigil) 7:30pm

Sunday 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm. 


Christ the King

The feast is the one Jesus never would have wanted; it was a devotion of Pius XI.  Brought in at a time when Europe was becoming very secular, after the first war.

The feast says that he is king of hearts.  The throne was a cross and the man on it a king, and the final resting place was borrowed from  a friend.

Inside Out

He works from the inside out, from people’s goodness and love; not from any constitution from on high. Any reforms of the church like the reforms needed at the moment – church and abuse, church and education, a church faithful to the gospel of Jesus – means a renewal from the inside out. Media will not renew the church, leaders cannot renew parishes,  unless we find Christ at the centre of prayer and ministry.

The preface of the Mass today has the marks of the kingdom of Jesus – holiness, justice, reconciliation and more. This is the type of people we are called to be.  His is the king who embodies the qualities of the kingdom. He calls us to be like him – no more, no less. He will be the friend, our accompaniment in the worst of times.

Shared our Life

The king Jesus is the one who has shared all our lives. People could watch him and say that things couldn’t get much worse for him, with crucifixion ahead of him. We expect that our leaders will share the difficult times with us. We expect the powerful  to take the cutbacks like the rest of us. We expect them to be effected by the difficulties  of the weaker ones… He promises little except peace, truth and love. His followers will not be the powerful ones of the city nor of the country. Like him they will be men and women for others.

 Donal Neary SJ


ministryIn Holy Redeemer Parish we encourage and welcome active participation from all parishioners. This is your parish, you belong here and your role is significant to its life and survival. We encourage all, young and old to actively participate in the liturgies and upkeep of the Church.

You can take part in any number of ministries which we have on offer. Become more involved by saying yes and signing up for at least one ministry. You have many gifts and talents which God has given to you, so don’t be shy and share them with your parish. Like colours of the rainbow each Ministry adds light, life and beauty to our Church.

We provide training and information for all ministries, so don’t think you won’t know what to do as we will help you along the way. It’s great to be part of a team and ministry is an excellent way to participate as a member of a team and provide an essential service to your faith community. Remember we are all called to serve not to be served.

Each ministry has its own unique gifts and characteristics; each ministry challenges us in a different way. It’s not easy for some people to be in the public eye but the challenge brings with it its own rewards and graces.

There are many ministries which you may consider joining, Eucharistic Minister, Reader, Altar Server, Altar Society, Music Ministry and choir, dues Collectors, distributors, Legion of Mary  to name but a few. Remember that no ministry is greater or above another, all are parts working together in harmony.  Be brave and say Yes! Simply contact the parish office or any of the priests and let us do the rest.

Let me finish with a prayer from St. Teresa of Avila

“Christ has no body now, but yours. No hands, no feet on earth, but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which he looks with compassion on this world.”

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16th May 2010.

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord.

Priests of the Parish: Fr. Padriag Keenan & Fr. Patrick Rushe.


Our mission is to create a vibrant parish for the enrichment of all. Learning and

communicating with each other and, energised by the Spirit of Pentecost, we will work to build a spiritual community and witness to Jesus Christ.


The Parish Pastoral Council serves the needs of the Parish. We are indebted to all members who have faithfully served on our Parish

Pastoral Council from 2006—2010. The

election of a new Parish Pastoral Council must now take place.

A letter has been forwarded to each home within our Parish, inviting you to nominate, from your area, two parishioners, who will serve on the Parish Pastoral Council

commencing on 1st September 2010.

N.B. All outgoing members are eligible for

re-election with the exception of Tom Sheedy,

(Ardee Road) John Coggans (Carrick Road)

Eilish McNally (Beechmount Drive) Gerry Faulkner

(Oakland Park)  & May Grant (Cedarwood Park).

Nomination Forms to be returned to the

Parochial House or Sacristan of our Church by  Sunday 23rd May 2010.

Deirdre Kerr Chairperson.

Nomination forms available in Sacristy.

Mass: Mon - Sat: 10.00am.

Mass  in Honour of Our Lady of the

Miraculous Medal on Mon at 7.30pm.

CONFESSIONS: Sat: 6.45pm.- 7.15pm

MASS TIMES: Sat: (vigil) 7.30pm.

Sun: 10.00am. 11.30am. 12.30pm & 6.00pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each Tues. in the Church after 10.00am Mass until 11.30am

Pentecost Sunday 23rd May

A Healing Mass  in association with Family of God Community will be celebrated in the Church of the Holy Redeemer at 6.00pm. The sacrament of the Anointing will be administrated after Mass.

St. Pio Triduum takes place in the Church of the Holy Redeemer on:

Mon. 24th May: Mass 7.30pm.

Tues. 25th May: Mass and Anointing of the Sick 7.30pm.

Wed. 26th May: Mass & Benediction 7.30pm

Rosary at 7.10pm & Blessing with relic after Mass each evening.

All are welcome.

St. Pio pray for us.

St. Brigid’s School.

40th Anniversary: 1970—2010.

A Mass of thanksgiving  will be celebrated on Friday 28th May at 11.00 am in the Church of the Holy Redeemer.


Most Rev. Gerard Clifford DD.

All parishioners & friends of the Parish of the Holy Redeemer & St. Brigid’s School are invited to the Mass.

Anniversary & Remembrance  Masses in the Church of the Holy Redeemer 

Sat 15th May  (vigil)                              7.30am.Av.              Frances McCrave.

Sunday 16th May                 10.00am. Av.            Kevin & Ciaran McKeever.

                                                                11.30am. Av.            Briege McHugh.

                                                                12.30pm. Av.            Daniel Dawe & Mary Ellen Woolsey.

                                                                  6.00pm. Av.           

Monday 17th May.                 10.00am.Av.            Seán McCartney.

Novena.                                     7.30pm. Av.            Dec. mem. Corcoran family.

Tuesday 18th May.                 10.00am. Av.     Edward Galvin.

Wednesday19th May.                            10.00am.Av.     Brigette Maguire.

Thursday 20th May.                                10.00am. Av.            Thomas Mulligan.

Friday 21st May                      10.00am. Av.            Mary Williams.

Saturday 22nd May.                                10.00am. Av.            

Saturday 22nd May (vigil)        7.30pm. Av.            Patrick & Annie Malone & Dermot Murphy.

Sunday 23rd May.                  10.00am. Av.            McKevitt family.

                                                                11.30am. MM.          Paddy McCoy.

                                                                12.30pm. Av.            Dec. mem McKeown family.

                                                                  6.00pm. Av.            Mary & Frank Donnelly & dec. family mem.

                                                                                   MM.       John Richie Short.  



Viatores Christi

Members of Viatores Christi will speak at all Masses next weekend on 22-23 May.

What is Viatores Christi?

Viatores Christi, Catholic lay missionary development workers, was founded in 1960 and recruits, prepares and facilitates the placement of lay people who wish to serve in areas of need in Africa, Asia and South America.

We welcome into our community those

recently baptised.

Lucas Francis Conway-Hubble.

We remember those who have died:

Karen Clarke, Willow Grove.

Frank Thompson, Castletown Cottages.

Seamus Mackin, Hillview.

Brendan O’Shea, St. Nicholas Ave.

Gretta McEnteggart, Fr. Murray Park.

Catherine McKeown, Riverside Cr/Park Street.

James Durnin, Cluan Enda.

Brigid Ferrick, Ballinrobe.

Essie McClernon, Hackballscross.

May they rest in peace.

Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 30th May.


Parish Collections: 8th/9th May 2010

Envelopes: €1,230:00 Church: €1,568:00

Total: €2,798:00.

Family ResourceCentre Lotto. 10th May ‘10

Nos: 05101921. One Jackpot Winner.

Lotto Jackpot: €5,000:00

Parish Bingo on Monday at 8.30pm:


Little Flower Prayer Group: Wed at 11.00am

Catholic Newspapers on sale in the main porch of the Church.

‘Young People’  - ‘Walk by Faith’.

Catholic Youth

Knock Summer Festival of Prayer, Music,

Reflection, Talks, Workshops & more from 25th—27th June. (strictly 18—35’s)

Contact: 0949375035

St. Therese’s Special Olympic Club are

having a ‘Fun Day’ on Saturday 22nd May from 2.00pm—5.00pm in the

Redeemer Family Resource Centre to raise funds for five members of their club who are taking part in the Special Olympics Ireland, in Limerick in June.

All notices for  inclusion in the Parish Bulletin should be typed or written and submitted to the Holy Redeemer Parochial Hse by 6.00pm of  Tuesday each week.