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Friday: 10am


Saturday Vigil: 5pm


Sunday: 10:30am


Mass is offered every morning in The Holy Family, Mervue at 9:30am


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Place them into the post-box for inclusion in the Newsletter.


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Saturday September 30th


Patrick Smith (A)

Thomas Sweeney (A)


Sunday October 1st  


The Peoples Mass

Wednesdays 7pm-8pm

Friday October 6th


Jack O’Loughlin (40th A)

                                                                                                                                                                                   Annmarie O’Loughlin (B.R.)


Saturday October 7th


Stanley McCormack (A)

Bridie Rabbitte (M.M.)


Sunday October 8th


Ellie Kelly (R)


The Pope’s Monthly Intention; Synod -
We pray for the Church, that she may adopt listening and dialogue as a lifestyle at every level, and allow herself to be guided by the Holy Spirit towards the peripheries of the world.

Galway Cathedral is delighted to announce the return of the weekly Sunday night candlelight rosary procession!

Join us every Sunday evening in October at 8pm as we celebrate the month of the rosary.

Each night will end with a special prayer for Pope Francis and everyone participating in the Synodal Assembly, which begins in Rome on October 4th


See Notice board for more details

Bishop Michael asks the priests and people of the Dioceses of Clonfert, Galway, Kilmacduagh, and Kilfenora to pray for Pope Francis and the participants in the Synodal Assembly that opens in Rome on 4th October 2023.


World Mind your mental health month.

Join or donate to the Galway Simon Community or COPE Galway 2023 Sleep Out and raise vital funds for homeless services in Galway.

Mass bookings outside of office hours.

There are intention slips and envelopes for you to fill out at the back of the Church & place them into the post-box for inclusion in the Newsletter



Seeing Your Life Through The Lens of  The Gospel

It is possible to be a dutiful and observant Christian, and yet feel there is something missing. Does it not make a huge difference when your heart is in what you are doing? It is so much better than just going through the motions. Where do you experience that most in your life?

The desire of Jesus for us is that we grow in that kind of committed, enthusiastic involvement in life. What encourages you to grow in this way? Recall times when your relationship with God, or with another person, was something that gave you energy, hope or joy. What lessons do you learn from those memories?

The elders probably thought well of themselves in contrast to the tax collectors and sinners. Perhaps you know some unconventional people, ones who appear to ignore the ‘right’ way of doing things, and yet they have taught you something about true goodness.

Prayer for the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in your name.
With you alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son forever and ever. Amen.

What does Saint Francis’s witness tell us today? What does he have to say to us, not merely with words – that is easy enough– but by his life?

His first and most essential witness is this: that being a Christian means having a living relationship with the person of Jesus; it means putting on Christ, being conformed to him. Where did Francis’s journey to Christ begin? It began with the gaze of the crucified Jesus. With letting Jesus look at us at the very moment that he gives his life for us and draws us to himself. Francis experienced this in a special way in the Church of San Damiano, as he prayed before the cross. On that cross, Jesus is depicted not as dead, but alive! Blood is flowing from his wounded hands, feet and side, but that blood speaks of life. Jesus’ eyes are not closed but open, wide open: he looks at us in a way that touches our hearts.

We turn to you, Francis, and we ask you: Teach us to remain before the cross, to let the crucified Christ gaze upon us, to let ourselves be forgiven, and recreated by his love.   Pope Francis from His homily on St Francis