Please see current and recent Announcements below
Summer Dues / Offering
The last year has been a very strange one and much of what we have taken for granted in the past, has changed. One of the areas where the impact of lower numbers and ongoing months of Church closures has had an effect is on the first collection which supports the priests of the Parish and the sick and retired priests of the Diocese.
We have been very grateful for your support both online and by putting your offerings in the letterboxes in the Church. This, with your commitment to the Christmas and Easter Dues, has enabled the Common Fund to support the Priests here and in other Parishes.
However the Common Fund, which is made up of the first collection, Christmas and Easter dues, is at an all time low and we need to build it up. We are introducing a ‘Summer Dues’ to help with this. It will be taken in the same way as the Christmas and Easter Dues and the Parish will benefit from the tax relief scheme on this contribution.
We are very aware that everyone’s situation has changed and we appreciate all your support. If you are able to support this new ‘Summer Dues’ we and the other priests in the Diocese would be very gratefuI. We hope that you get to enjoy some holiday time over the summer and meet up with family and friends. We wish you every blessing and pray that things return to some sense of normality this year.
Fr. Peter Reilly
Archdiocese of Dublin – Message from Archbishop Dermot Farrell
2021 Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Please see recorded message by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year.
The Church is now open for Public Mass
To view Message from Fr Peter with arrangements and times, please click here
Could you spare an hour on a Tuesday morning, at 11 am, to help vacuum and shine the church?
Many hands make light work.
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.
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.
“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”
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
A group from the parish will be joining a pilgrimage from Wednesday October 27th to Wednesday November 3rd. incl. (presuming that restrictions continue to ease over the coming months).
Please contact Ray Ryan (087‑9195012) for details.
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.
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.
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.
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.