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Welcome

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

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

Announcement about Mass

Reopening of Church for Worship – Everything has changed!!!

It’s genuinely going to be different so please be ready for this. There is a lot of nervousness around returning to church but we are working hard to keep everybody safe and at the same time continue to provide the best service we can (as we have throughout the pandemic) for our parishioners. It is our own parishioners who are our priority at this time. Please be assured of this. If what is contained below appears difficult, we deeply regret this, but please realise we are striving to act for the common good right now.

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BEFORE MASS CAN START, WE NEED LOADS OF VOLUNTEERS!

If you can  help please contact the parish office at: 01 – 452 4702 or email:  olmcfirhouseparish@gmail.com

Important Announcement

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.

Go to Announcements Page for more information

Parish of Firhouse

Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Visitors are welcome to join us

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)

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

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 (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

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.

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.
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

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.

Parish of Firhouse

Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel