17th January 2021

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Welcome

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

Song of the Week

January 17, 2021

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Mass will not be celebrated here for the time being.

We will have a Prayer Service at Mass times (for times, please see below).

We will let you know as soon as this situation changes.

You can partake in Prayer Services at:   https://www.churchservices.tv/firhouse

Coronavirus – New Level 5 Restrictions now in operation from 26 December 2020

No Public Mass

Prayer Service Times

  • Monday – Saturday 10 am
  • Saturday – 6 pm
  • Sunday – 11:30 am

Private Prayer

Church will be open for Private Prayer:

  • Monday – Thursday 10.40a.m. (Approx) to 12 Noon
  • Saturday 10.40a.m. (Approx) to 1p.m.
  • Sunday 12.30pm to 1pm.
    (An opportunity to visit the Crib
    Face Covering & Social distancing required. )

Please use the main entrance to the Church.

Eucharistic Adoration returns Friday 8th January

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.

Go to Announcements Page for more information

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:

Mass is replaced by a Prayer Service 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:

Mass is replaced by a Prayer Service 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

Mass is replaced by a Prayer Service until further notice

  • 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.
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