5th May 2021

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Welcome

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

2021 First Holy Communion
Video Message from Fr Peter to the Parents / Guardians for the children preparing for First Holy Communion.

Click here

Application / Request Form for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion 2021

Archdiocese of Dublin – Message from Archbishop Dermot Farrell

2021 Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation

Please find below a link to a recorded message by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year.

https://youtu.be/XhHjlc23UWA

Join Mass Live 

Wednesday, 05 May 2021

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

Song of the Week

Please see recent announcements below.

Pope Francis urges Catholics to pray in May for end to Covid-19 Pandemic

Pope Francis invites Catholics and Marian Shrines around the world to dedicate the month of May to a marathon of prayer for an end to the Covid-19 Pandemic by praying the Rosary each day of May.

Monday Rosary

The Monday rosary will be on zoom while the current lockdown continues; if you would like to join in please send an email to rayryan66@yahoo.com.

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.

Year of St Joseph

A series of  ‘New World of Mary’ Conferences are organised during lockdown by the young adult group, within the Legion of Mary.

The series have become popular for the interesting talks given by both clerics and layfolk, now available on YouTube.

One to be recommended in the ‘Year of St. Joseph’, is an interesting insight into this beloved but silent father figure:  ‘Blessed Be St Joseph, Her Most Chaste Spouse.

https://youtu.be/hV00zx2-z4g?list

ACCORD

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

Coronavirus – New Level 5 Restrictions now in operation from 26 December 2020 – No Public Mass

Parish of Firhouse

Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Visitors are welcome to join us

Normal Mass Times

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Sunday
  • 6.00 pm Saturday Vigil Mass (Congregational Singing)
  • 9.30 am 11.00 am (Adult Choir September-June; otherwise Congregational Singing

Mass Times until further notice:

  •  Monday – Saturday 10 am / Prayer Service on Tuesdays;
  • Sunday Vigil Mass on Saturdays at 6 pm, & Sunday Morning Mass at 11.30am.

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.

Weekdays
  • Monday, and Wednesday to Saturday: 10.00 am (Weekday Masses are subject to change as announced).
  • Prayer Service on Tuesdays instead of Mass, unless it is a Holyday of Obligation

Mass Times until further notice:

  • Monday – Saturday at 10 am (except Tuesday)
  • Prayer Service on Tuesday at 10 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.

Working Holydays of Obligation

Normal Mass Times

  • 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 (If St. Patrick’s Day is a Sunday 6.00 pm Vigil Mass; if St. Patrick’s is a Monday there is no Vigil Mass); otherwise 9.30 am & 11.00 am
  • During covid restrictions Sunday 11:00 am Mass now takes place at 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.

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

Normal 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.

Wednesday 7 pm to 8 pm – online only.

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.   (Please enter by the Parish Office Gate).

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.