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:
November - The Month of Holy Souls
During the month of November we remember all who have died and, traditionally, part of the remembrance for Catholics was placing a note with the names of those they wished to remember before the altar. Those who visit the church this month can fill in the notes available in the church and we will place them before the altar (which can be seen on our webcam). Those who cannot visit a church at this time can send in the names of those they wish to remember through our email and we will print the names and place them before the altar.
October 22 - Level 5 restrictions:
As the country is now in Level 5 on the Living with Covid plan, all public Masses and gatherings for public worship have again been suspended. Masses will be celebrated each day but will only be available through our webcam. The church will open according to the following timetable:
Private Prayer: Monday to Saturday from 11.00am to 2.15pm; Sunday from 11.30am to 3.15pm.
Confessions: Monday to Saturday from 11.00am to 12.00pm.
Mass will be livestreamed each day: Monday to Saturday at 8.00am, 10.00am and 3.00pm; Sunday at 8.00am, 10.30am and 4.00pm. Tuesday St Jude Novena at 8.00pm.
The Church Shop will open daily but on reduced hours. Mass cards and other items can be ordered through our online shop.
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 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.
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.