13th June 2021

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Welcome

A warm welcome to all, especially to those who have moved into Firhouse Parish in recent times.

The Church is now open for Public Mass

To view Message from Fr Peter with arrangements and times, please click here

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Sunday, 13 June 2021

No Mass on Tuesdays – Prayer Service at 10:00 a.m.

Summer Dues / Offering

Dear Parishioner,

The last year has been a very strange one and much of what we have taken for granted in the past, has changed. One of the areas where the impact of lower numbers and ongoing months of Church closures has had an effect is on the first collection which supports the priests of the Parish and the sick and retired priests of the Diocese.

We have been very grateful for your support both online and by putting your offerings in the letterboxes in the Church. This, with your commitment to the Christmas and Easter Dues, has enabled the Common Fund to support the Priests here and in other Parishes.

However the Common Fund, which is made up of the first collection, Christmas and Easter dues, is at an all time low and we need to build it up. We are introducing a ‘Summer Dues’ to help with this. It will be taken in the same way as the Christmas and Easter Dues and the Parish will benefit from the tax relief scheme on this contribution.

We are very aware that everyone’s situation has changed and we appreciate all your support. If you are able to support this new ‘Summer Dues’ we and the other priests in the Diocese would be very gratefuI. We hope that you get to enjoy some holiday time over the summer and meet up with family and friends. We wish you every blessing and pray that things return to some sense of normality this year.

Fr. Peter Reilly

Daily Prayer

Please visit the Pray As You Go website which offers a Daily Prayer each day. It also provides a wide range of prayer tools, music, readings and commentary, and other useful options which you might find helpful.

Song of the Week

Easter Dues/Offerings

Thank You to all who have returned their Easter Dues/Offerings so far.

Dues/Offerings may be left into Presbytery 1, the Parish Office or the boxes inside the doors of the Church.

Easter Dues/Offering envelopes are available on the tables inside the doors of the Church.  Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Church Cleaning

Could you spare an hour on a Tuesday morning, at 11 am, to help vacuum and shine the church?

Many hands make light work.

Team Hope Appeal for Shoebox Charity

Team Hope would be grateful for any donations of previously loved Barbie/Sindy dolls or dolls of a similar size, wool/small soft toys and costume jewellery.

Donations can be left into the Parish office.

Monday Rosary

The Monday rosary is on zoom. If you would like to join in please send an email to:

 rayryan66@yahoo.co.com

ACCORD

Accord Dublin has a new website.  For Sacramental Marriage Preparation Courses, or for Marriage and Relationship Counselling please visit:

www.accorddublin.ie

Need Help during the Covid Restrictions?

If you are elderly, self-isolating or disabled you may not be able to get out for necessary supplies. We have volunteers who are willing to help.

If you need help please contact the parish office at: 01–452 4702 with your name, address and phone number.

Parish of Firhouse

Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Visitors are Welcome to Join Us

Mass and Private Prayer

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Sunday and Weekday Mass Times

Sunday

  • 6.00 pm Saturday Vigil Mass
  • 9.30 am and 11.30 am

Weekdays

  • 10:00 am
  • Prayer Service on Tuesdays at 10:00 am

Covid 19

  • Church Doors open half an hour before Mass begins.
  • Please follow the Stewards directions.
  • Please remember to keep social distance while in the Church.
  • The wearing of a Face Covering when visiting the Church is a requirement.
  • Please use the main entrance to the Church.

Chalice with the Precious Blood for Holy Communion

Unfortunately for anyone with gluten/wheat intolerance, the reception of Holy Communion under the species of the Body of Christ (The Host) can have health side effects.

To facilitate anyone with gluten/wheat intolerance we now have separate “gluten-free” hosts which can be received, not from Eucharistic Ministers but from the Priest.

Working Holydays of Obligation
  • When a Working Holyday of Obligation falls on a Monday, the Mass Times are 10:00 am and 7:30 pm
  • When a Working Holyday of Obligation falls on Tuesday to Saturday the Mass Times are 7:30 pm (Vigil Mass) and 10:00 am
  • St. Patrick’s Day – 17th March: 7:30 pm Vigil Mass
  • St. Patrick’s Day falls on Sunday: 6:00 pm Vigil Mass
  • St. Patrick’s Day falls on Monday: there is no Vigil Mass; otherwise 9:30 am and 11:30 am

Chalice with the Precious Blood for Holy Communion

Unfortunately for anyone with gluten/wheat intolerance, the reception of Holy Communion under the species of the Body of Christ (The Host) can have health side effects.

To facilitate anyone with gluten/wheat intolerance we now have separate “gluten-free” hosts which can be received, not from Eucharistic Ministers but from the Priest.

Private Prayer

Church will be open for Private Prayer:

  • Monday- Friday 10:40 am (Approx) to 12 Noon
  • Saturday 10:40 am (Approx) to 11:00 am

Please use the main entrance to the Church

First Friday Visits to the Housebound

Holy Communion is brought to our ill or housebound parishioners normally on the First Friday of every month. If you, or someone you know, would like a First Friday visit, please let us know by contacting the Parish Office at:

01-452 4702, or email:

olmcfirhouseparish@gmail.com

In-Church Services

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Weekly Eucharistic Adoration

We have Eucharistic Adoration every Friday for approximately one hour from 10:30 am (after 10:00 Mass) until 11:30 am.  All are welcome for quiet prayer.

Morning and Evening Prayer

Monday evening Rosary for our young people.   Are you concerned about reluctance of many young people to embrace the faith?   If so, please join us on Monday evenings at 6.00 pm in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Ballycullen Avenue, to pray the Rosary for this special intention. It will take only 15 minutes or so.  All are welcome. 

Weekday morning Rosary:  After 10.00 am Mass each morning the Rosary is prayed by an ad-hoc group of parishioners at the back of the church. Anyone who would like to join in is very welcome.

Miraculous Medal Novena

Every Monday after 10.00 am Mass we have this short novena consisting of four special prayers and prayer for our own intentions.

Annual Bereavement Mass

The Annual Bereavement Support Mass in November each year is organised by the Bethany Bereavement Support Group.

Please click here for more information on the Bethany Bereavement Support Group.

Tuesday Morning Prayer Service

There is no Mass in the parish church on Tuesdays.   Instead, we have a service provided by some of our Ministers of the Word and Ministers of the Eucharist. We are grateful to these volunteers for their willingness to provide this service.   It has become a necessary but vital part of parish life.

The service consists of a penitential rite, reading of the word of God (scripture readings of the day), intercessory prayers and distribution of Holy Communion.  No doubt, in future, we will need, and can expect to see further lay involvement in parish ministry.