See below some selected upcoming events in our church:
For information on each of the celebrations or events below, please click on the name of the celebration/event:
Level 5 Restrictions beginning December 26, 2020:
From December 26, 2020, the celebration of Mass with a congregation is again suspended until the Government relaxes restrictions. A temporary timetable is again in place and three Masses will be celebrated by the Carmelite Friars each day which will be livestreamed in our website:
Sunday: 8.00am, 10.30am, 4.00pm
Monday to Saturday: 8.00am, 10.00am, 3.00pm.
The St Jude Novena will be livestreamed at 8.00pm on Tuesdays.
Confessions will be available on Monday to Saturday from 11.00am to 12.00 noon.
The church will open for private prayer each day:
Sunday: 11.30am to 3.15pm.
Monday to Saturday: 11.00am to 2.30pm.
While many people will wish to attend Mass in church, please remember that the Irish Episcopal Conference has instructed that the requirement to be physically present at Mass on Sundays and holy days is still lifted. The faithful may fulfil their obligation by joining with Mass and making a spiritual Communion through radio, television and the internet, such as through our webcam, or by attending Mass during the week instead of Sundays.
Church Shop & Mass Office
The Church Shop is available Monday to Saturday and items may be ordered by phone (01 475 8821) and they will be sent out by post. Mass cards and other items can also be ordered through our online shop.
Undertsandably, many people are concerned about funerals for loved ones during this time. The Irish Government, following consultation, have drawn up 'A Guide for the Bereaved during the Covid-19 Pandemic'. In keeping with those guidelines and directives from the Archbishop of Dublin, a funeral can certainly take place in a Catholic Church and prayers be said at the grave at the time of burial, or in the crematorium. However, the numbers able to be present in the church arestill reduced due to the social distancing which must be observed in the church, and which greatly reduces the numbers we can have in the church. It may be necessary to close the church at the time of a funeral to give the family priority. The numbers which can be accomodated will be given to the family at the time of arranging a funeral.
These are very difficult guidelines at a time when the greatest comfort is the gathering of family and friends and the emotional support that comes with that. As we say a respectful goodbye to those who have died and pray for their eternal repose, we must also protect those who are living and so funerals at this time must have small numbers in attendance.
The car park is open from 6.45am to 7.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 8.45am to 5.30pm on Sundays.
For information regarding the Carmelite Community Centre please telephone (01) 475 4673 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.