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Announcements

Please see current and recent Announcements below

Sacrament of Confirmation 2022

Please click here to complete the Application Request Form for the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2022, and to view Fr Peter’s letter regarding same.

Please note form must be submitted by 30 September 2021

Sacrament of First Holy Communion 2022

Please click here to complete the Application Request Form for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in 2022, and to view Fr Peter’s letter regarding same.

Please note form must be submitted by 30 September 2021

If you would like to access the full Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Archdiocese of Dublin you can download it from www.csps.dublindiocese.ie/policies

Please visit the Firhouse Parish Safeguarding Page to view our Child Safeguarding Policy Statement

26 September 2021

Year of The Family – September 2021 Kitchen Table Experiences

The Dublin Diocesan Year of the Family Resources for September were launched on 25 August in the Pro-Cathedral by Archbishop Dermot Farrell. Our aim is to offer simple activities mostly around the ‘Kitchen Table’ to encourage family reflection and action. Our wish too is to link the ‘Kitchen Table’ with the Tables of Word and Eucharist.

On Tuesday 28 September you have a chance to see what is proposed for October. This will be an online presentation on Zoom at 7.30 p.m.

To book your place please email lisia.cashen@dublindiocese.ie, by Monday 27 September, who will send you the link on the day.

Links are not to be shared for security reasons.

26 September 2021

Sacrament of First Holy Communion

Congratulations to all the children who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion recently.

Thank you to all who did so many tasks to make it such a wonderful celebration.

26 September 2021

The Annual Legion Pilgrimage to KNock Shrine

The annual Legion Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place virtually, on Sunday 26 September 2021. It will be led by Most Rev. Paul Dempsey DD, Bishop of Achonry at 3pm.

At present 50% capacity are permitted into the Basilica, but the public is still asked to continue to wear face masks and to sanitise. However, the ceremonies will be available online as follows: Shrine website: www.knockshrine.ie

26 September 2021

Firhouse Community Gardeners

Firhouse Community Gardeners would like to invite you to join us on Saturday mornings for one hour of gentle gardening. You may have seen us out and about and thought to yourself  “I’d like to be involved in this project!”

If you let the Parish Office know you’re interested we can get in touch.

Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Would you like to give a little joy and love to a needy Child this Christmas? Well you can, you can send them a Christmas Shoebox gift. Your shoeboxes will make an incredible difference to the children who receive them.

Please return your filled shoe box to the Parish Office

19 September 2021

Season of Creation

The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church, particularly since Pope Francis established 1st September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Season of Creation or Creation Time, is marked throughout the Christian world from 1st September to 4th October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment.

This year for the Season or Creation Catholics are urged to sign the “Healthy Planet Healthy People” petition in order to put pressure on world leaders to take the urgent and bold actions we need to Restore our Common Home as we approach the upcoming UN conferences in the Autumn, COP15 (on Biodiversity, due to take place in China) and COP26 (on climate change, Glasgow). You can sign this petition online by going to www.thecatholicpetition.org/. Please also talk to your family, friends and any groups that you may have dealings with to get as many others to sign this petition as possible.

At a more local level we would like to identify a network of individuals or local groups who have an interest in protecting and restoring our Common Home. If you would like to be part of this, please send an email to bohparishnews@gmail.com, putting ‘Laudato Si Network’ in the Subject line.

12 September 2021

Archbishop Farrell’s Pastoral Letter: The Cry of the Earth – The Cry of the Poor

At this time every person on our planet is confronted with two interconnected crises: the coronavirus pandemic and the ecological crisis. Both define our age. Both require urgent action. But it is the reality of climate change that is ‘humanity’s defining challenge.’ Over the coming decades, the havoc of the pandemic will pale when compared to that of climate change.

To respond to the climate crisis, and to mark the Season of Creation – which began on September 1st and continues until the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi on October 4th – Archbishop Farrell has published a pastoral letter, The Cry of the Earth – The Cry of the Poor: the Climate Catastrophe – Creation’s Urgent Call for Change. This pastoral is an invitation to all people – those in the Church and those beyond – to reflect on the climate crisis in new ways, so that the baptised may live the life of faith more vibrantly, and everyone may respond more actively to the serious situation in which the world finds itself.

The pastoral letter is available online, as well as in hardcopy on the tables in the Church.

https://dublindiocese.ie/season-of-creation-2021/.

19 September 2021

Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services – Lets Brew Kindness

Host a coffee morning for your family, friends and neighbours and support patient care in Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.

The crucial funds raised will improve the lives of so many patients, residents and their families.

Host your own Coffee Morning Social on or around 23rd September.

www.olh.ie
Phone: 1850 660 606

19 September 2021

Monday Rosary

Monday rosary continues every week at 6p.m. in the Parish Church.

19 September 2021

Crosscare

The annual collection for Crosscare will take place this weekend 18th / 19th September. It will replace the Share Collection. Alternately Special Prepaid Envelopes for this collection will be available around the Church and can be placed in the Envelope Collection Boxes at the doors.

You can also donate online at www.crosscare.ie

12 September 2021

First Holy Communions

Next Saturday until mid October, we will be celebrating the Sacrament of First Holy Communion at 10 am & 12 noon, and there will be strict adherence to the numbers allowed into the church for these ceremonies. Unfortunately that means that there will not be a public 10 am Mass on those Saturdays, and we will not be able to facilitate any funeral on those days either.

The ceremonies will be live-streamed on our Parish Webcam.

12 September 2021

Sacrament of Confirmation

Congratulations to all the children who were Confirmed recently.

Thank you to all who did so many tasks to make it such a wonderful celebration.

12 September 2021

SVP Back to School Appeal

SVP thanks everyone who has continued to support us by leaving donations in the church. Your support is really appreciated in these difficult times.

You can donate via the Firhouse Parish website donate button & select SVP donations. Alternatively please drop your donation into the collection boxes inside the door of the church

Thank you for your support.

29 August 2021

Confirmations and First Holy Communions

Next Saturday until mid October, we will be celebrating the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion on Saturdays at 10 am and 12 noon, and there will be strict adherence to the numbers allowed into the church for these ceremonies. Unfortunately that means that there will not be a public 10 am Mass on those Saturdays, and we will not be able to facilitate any funeral on those days either.

The ceremonies will be live-streamed on our Parish Webcam.

5 September 2021

Invitation to visit Myra House on the Legion of Mary Centenary

Dear friends of the Legion,

We would like to invite you, during the Legion of Mary Centenary, to visit the historic Myra House, 100 Francis St. Dublin, where the first Legion meeting took place on 7th September 1921.

Myra House will be open from Friday 3rd September to Sunday 12th September, daily from 10.30 am to 5 pm.

5 September 2021

Anam Cara

Anam Cara would like to invite you to join us for an online Bereavement Information and Support Evening taking place 16th September at 7pm. This event will give you an opportunity to hear a bereavement professional talk about the difficult challenges and many milestones grieving a child of any age has on you and your family.

If you would like to join us please register here https://bit.ly/3Dzyphc or contact us on info@anamcara.ie or 085 288 8888

29 August 2021

CHY3 Forms

If you have recently received a Chy3 Form in the post, please return as soon as possible to the Parish Office or Presbytery 1.

Many thanks to all who have already returned their form.

29 August 2021

YOUCAT for Kids – A useful present for those receiving Confirmation or First Holy Communion

When considering a gift for your child for First Holy Communion or Confirmation you might like to consider “YOUCAT for Kids – Catholic Catechism for Children and Parents”.

This is a modern, beautifully illustrated child-friendly book, written in suitable language, which deals with the entire Catholic Faith at an appropriate level for children and teens, which also has many helpful notes for parents. It has a foreword by Pope Francis himself. It could be a worthwhile gift for your child from you, as parents or perhaps from grandparents if you suggest it.

It is available online from several suppliers and can be bought for around €15.00 if you Google “Youcat for Kids”.

29 August 2021

SVP Back to School Appeal

SVP thanks everyone who has continued to support us by leaving donations in the church. Your support is really appreciated in these difficult times. We are making a further appeal to your generosity for our BACK TO SCHOOL drive.

Our local St Vincent De Paul conference is currently busy helping families with the costs of getting their children back to school. Last year we spent over €17,000 in the local area on back to school help. This year the demands are as great as ever so we are launching a special Back to School appeal. You may find an envelope slipped in your door, but even if you don’t receive one, we would be very grateful if you could consider making a donation to help us over this period, especially if you are no longer facing this particular financial challenge yourself.

You can donate via the firhouseparish.ie website donate button & select SVP donations. Alternatively please drop your donation into the collection boxes inside the door of the church.

Thank you for your support.

15 August 2021

Families Walking Together in Hope

The ‘Walking Together in Hope’ initiative will be launched on 25 August 2021 at Saint Mary’s ProCathedral. The Archdiocese of Dublin will provide some simple and achievable ideas for families and parishes starting in September 2021.

We want to encourage families to take part in various initiatives to support faith lived in the home and celebrated together in our parishes. Our goal is to celebrate moments of hope and joy in family life, with resources suitable for learning, living and leading faith that are complementary to the way family is lived today.

For more information click here

1 August 2021

Praying for Vocations

Archbishop Farrell is asking for people and priests to pray for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life on a regular basis.

As you are well aware, the need is great, so let’s answer God’s call and “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest”.

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 4524702 with your name, address and phone number.

Sunday 25 July 2021

Pope Francis’ Message for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Dear Elderly Friends,

“I am with you always” (Mt 28:20): this is the promise the Lord made to his disciples before he ascended into heaven.  They are the words that he repeats to you today, dear grandfathers and grandmothers, dear elderly friends.  “I am with you always” are also the words that I, as Bishop of Rome and an elderly person like yourselves, would like to address to you on this first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly.  The whole Church is close to you – to us – and cares about you, loves you and does not want to leave you alone.

We keep all Grandparents and the Elderly in prayer this weekend.

Click here to visit Archdiocese of Dublin page with full message from Pope Francis, and resource link.

Archdiocese of Dublin website: www.dublindiocese.ie

25 July 2021

“Koins for Kids Ireland”

This is a small voluntary charity putting all their efforts into providing a “Pediatric MRI Scanner” for The New Children’s Hospital when the building is complete.

www.koinsforkids.ie collects out of date, obsolete, damaged currencies and one and two cent coins.

If you have any of this unwanted currency please leave it into the Parish office.

25 July 2021

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Thank God and sincere thanks also to our many listeners and supporters as RADIO MARIA IRELAND continues to grow. As an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station we enjoy commercial free broadcasting – Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies – do join our growing faith family!

Why not drop a line to our Priest Director, Fr. Eamonn McCarthy, or send in your prayer or song requests to us at Radio Maria Ireland, St. Anthony’s Business Park, Ballymount Road, Dublin 22.

www.radiomaria.ie

20 June 2021

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.

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.

The Church is now open for Public Mass

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

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.

11 July 2021

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

A group from the parish will be joining a pilgrimage from Wednesday 20th to 27th October incl. (presuming that restrictions continue to ease over the coming months).

Please contact Ray Ryan 087 9195012 for details.

6 June 2021

Marian Pilgrimages

“Marian Pilgrimages have released their pilgrimage schedule for 2021 and 2022 to Lourdes, Medjugorje, Fatima, Italy & Holy Land.

For more information or to register your interest please visit www.marian.ie or ring Marian Pilgrimages on 01 878 8159

Church Court Yards

Could you spare an hour on a Monday morning
at 10:30 am – to help clean and tidy the
four courtyards.

We would appreciate any help you can give us.

Many hands make light work.

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.

Accord Dublin

ACCORD Dublin has a new website.

For Sacramental Marriage Preparation Courses, or for Marriage and Relationship Counselling please visit:

www.accorddublin.ie

Plenary Indulgence

The Holy Father Pope Francis presided over an extraordinary global celebration (Statio orbis) of prayer on 27 March 2020.

The Holy Father’s address is called URBI ET ORBI.  It is very unusual for this to happen.  URBI ET ORBI normally only happens at Easter and Christmas.   More information.

9 May 2021

Year of St Jospeh

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.

 

Word on Fire

We have put up a link on our Faith Supports page to the Word on Fire website. This website supports the work of Bishop Robert Barron and reaches millions of people to draw them into – or back to – the Catholic faith.

The content on the Word on Fire website is very extensive and the site is certainly worth a visit.

Click here to visit our Faith Supports page.