Dublin Level 3 Restrictions (19.9.20)

 

Dear Friends.

Dublin has now been placed on Level 3 restrictions as we continue to live with the Coronavirus. Sadly no Public Masses are permitted.  

Masses will once again be celebrated behind closed doors and broadcast via the Parish Webcam at the following times. 

Mon- Fri 9.30am 

Sat 6.30pm

Sun 11.30am 

**** No 9.30am Mass on Sunday.

If you do not have access to a computer ‘RTÉ News Now’ broadcast Mass each day at 10.30am. RTÉ News Now can be received on

Saorview channel 21; Virgin Media 200; Sky 521; Eir 500 

Our Parish Church will open for private prayer on Monday- Friday from 10am to 12.30pm, except on days when there is a funeral.

The numbers who can attend a funeral is just 25.  Anniversary Masses can still be booked through the Parish Office, these Masses will be broadcast online. 

If coming into the Church for private prayer please take care and

observe the following. 

Wear Face Coverings. This should cover the mouth and nose. 

Sanitise hands well on entry and exit. 

Maintain Social Distancing at all times, both inside and outside. 

No communal prayer is permitted- private prayer only. 

If ill in any way, please do not enter the building.

We pray that these restrictions will soon be lifted. We all need to play our part and encourage family and fiends to do likewise. We continue our prayer for those who are ill with the Virus, and those who have

sadly died because of it. Finally, say a prayer for the boys and girls who were due to celebrate First Holy Communion this weekend and next weekend. God bless, and take care. 

Fr Michael. 

Creation Time 2020

Creation Time 2020: 1st September – 4th October

The Theme of Jubilee is chosen for this year’s celebration

Jubilee is a time of rest for the land from constant exploitation, a time to restore people and the earth. As people of faith, we are being called to stand up against climate injustice and to do what we can in our lives to

protect our common home.

Our Sacred Space shows images of God’s Creation;

fruit of the vine and the work of human hands.

Mass Numbers Sept 2020

As you know we are more fortunate than many Parishes in that we can accommodate up to 122 people in our Church while maintaining social distancing.

The numbers coming to Masses are increasing especially to the Vigil Mass, and the 11.30am, and we have sadly had to turn some people away as our threashold was reached on occasions.

As we mentioned before if you are able to come to Mass on a weekday you might consider not coming on the weekend so that those who cannot come on a weekday can be accommodated at the weekend. 

The Sunday Obligation to attend Mass continues to be dispensed with. 

Mass Booking Sept 2020

Owing to limits on the numbers attending Mass, we can only take 3 intentions per Mass at the weekend.We also ask that those having Mass offered limit to 5 the numbers attending from the family. Others from the families are welcome to view the Mass via our Webcam.  This is less than ideal, but we have to ensure our threshold of 122 is not breached, and that as many parishioners as possible can attend Mass. 

To secure a particular date all Masses should be booked very well in advance with the Parish Office.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these difficult times.