Firhouse Parish

Parish Contacts

Parish Priest

Fr Peter Reilly

Presbytery 1

1 Ballycullen Avenue

Firhouse  Dublin 24

Phone: (01) 4599855

Mobile in case of emergencies:

087 9746831

Email:

pjrfirhouseparish@gmail.com

Sacristan

Hugh McCahill

Parish Secretary

Jackie Martin

Assistant to Secretary 

Ann Murphy

Parish Office

Ballycullen Avenue, Firhouse, Dublin 24.

Monday - Friday

9.30.a.m. - 4.00.p.m.

Phone: (01) 4524702


Email:

olmcfirhouseparish@gmail.com

Facebook:

www.facebook.com/Firhouse Parish/

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Current Activities

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Prayer for Life

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On the Wednesdays of Lent we held a half hour of Prayer for Life at 6.45.p.m. and again at 7.30.p.m. in the Resource Room at the back of the church; ahead of the national referendum on the 8th Amendment, which is due to take place this summer.  While local volunteers have delivered information booklets to every house in the parishes of Firhouse and Knocklyon to date, God alone, through His Holy Spirit, can change closed minds and hard hearts in favour of the unborn ahead of the referendum.  All are welcome to join us in asking Him to help us in this vitally urgent matter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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First Friday Visits to the Housebound

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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

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Weekly Eucharistic Adoration continues

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We have Eucharistic Adoration every Friday for one hour from 10.30 am (after 10.00 Mass) until 11.30 am.  All are welcome for quiet prayer.

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Evening and Morning Rosary

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Monday evening Rosary for our young people's faith:  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 Door).

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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.

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Bethany Bereavement Support Group

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Have you been bereaved by the loss of a loved one?  Firhouse Bethany Bereavement Support Group is holding a series of open meetings for bereaved persons on the 3rd Monday of each month from 7.30 pm to 8.45 pm.  For enquiries about these meetings or any other aspect of the work of the Bethany Bereavement Support Group, please contact the Parish Office at 01-4524702 or Bethany member:  087 2852647.

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Tuesday Morning Prayer Service

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We used to have two priests in our parish (and years ago we also had a parish sister).  Now, with the dramatic fall in vocations we have only one priest.  As part of the fallout from this we now have 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 penetential 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.