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I wish to convey my most sincere gratitude to all those who called to my home with Mass Cards- Sympathy cards. Cards of condolence, and words of kindness and compassion. You have been a wonderful support to my family and me during the period of Doreen's passing, and for which I  am most most grateful. A Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Sincerely. Tommy O Brien.167 Tonlegee Rd.



"Apple of my Eye"

This book entitled “Apple of my Eye” was written by Fr. Emilio Bortolini Neto from Brazil. Many of you will be familiar with Fr. Emilio as he has visited us many times and we are delighted that he is with us again. Welcome Emilio!

“Apple of my Eye” is a work in three parts. The first, “Him: St. Patrick and us”, is about the historical Saint Patrick, the second, “Them: from St. Patrick to us” is about Irish History, and the third part is Fr. Emilio’s personal view of Ireland, and it’s called “Us: Ireland, I love you”. 

The preface is written by Fr. Billy Swan, an Irish priest who befriended Fr. Emilio during their studies in Rome. Fr. Swan writes: “Apple of my Eye is a wonderful fruit of Fr. Emilio’s love of Patrick and years of contemplation on the story of his life. I recommend this work to a wide audience and share in Fr. Emilio’s hope that many more will come to know the story of this universally appealing saint”. 

Copies of this book are available from the Sacristy in St. Paul’s Church, Ayrfield. 
We wish Fr. Emilio every success with this publication, bearing in mind that “Love Connects” 


During the dark days of COVID Ayrwaves invited reflections on the pandemic and how it impacted on our lives. These reflections include a submission from Fr. Emilio and can viewed at this link:

(Scroll down to December 2020 to view Fr. Emilio's contribution)


Parish Survey 


As part of the new partnership of parishes between St. Paul's - Ayrfield, Holy Trinity - Donaghmede, St. Benedict’s - Grange Park, St Monica’s - Edenmore and Our Lady of Divine Grace - Raheny, we would value your opinion on the current mass times here in St. Paul’s Parish, Ayrfield. We would be grateful if you could fill out the survey forms which are available in the church.

Ministry can be defined as ‘serving one another’. Active participation of the People of God clergy – religious and lay people – is essential to the life, leadership and decision- making of our Parish.

Getting involved with your Parish can bring many blessings: make new friends, develop new skills, gain confidence, develop your faith and accompany others on their faith journey.

There are many different ministries to get involved in.


Have a chat with our volunteers and find out about all our wonderful ministries we have here in St Paul's Church, Ayrfield.

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