Christmas Carol Service

We are delighted to announce the return of the parish Christmas Carol service this year which will take place at 7pm on Thursday 8th December. There will be music and singing by our talented parish music groups including some old favourites for everyone to join in with.

There is no cost to attend. We will also have a raffle on the night and donations to our parish on the night are welcome.

It should be a wonderful evening for us to gather together in joy and song as we prepare to welcome the birth of our Lord.


SVP Annual Appeal – 10th/11th DecemberSVP annual appeal

As it comes into its busiest two months of the year, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) is receiving an average of 800 requests for help every day.

Launching SVP Annual Appeal entitled “Impossible Choices”, Rose McGowan, SVP National President, said that despite the additional cost-of-living support payments made by the Government, there are many people who are struggling to meet basic family expenses.

A member of the local SVP will be talking to us at mass on the weekend of Saturday 10th/Sunday 11th December and appealing for donations to help those in our local community who are in desperate need. Please give what you can and let us continue to pray for the health and well-being of all.


Parish Notices – Sunday 27th November 2022, First Sunday in Advent

An Advent Prayer
Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming, so that, gathered at his right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly Kingdom.
We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen


Bumper Bingo Night

There is weekly Bingo in the Church every Wednesday evening @ 7:30pm and all are welcome to attend and have some fun with a wonderfully warm group of people. On Wednesday 14th December there will be a Bumper Bingo night so make sure to make a note in your calendar and have your pens/markers at the ready. Good luck to all the players.


Confirmation Registration 2022/23

In order to be able to plan for the Confirmation ceremonies in the summer we need each child to register/enrol with the parish so we have a full and correct list of the children. This is required for all children wishing to make their Confirmation in our parish in summer 2023 regardless of which school they attend.

Click here to register your child for Confirmation with the parish


First Holy Communion Registration 2022/23

In order to be able to plan for the First Penance and First Holy Communion ceremonies in the spring/summer we need each child to register/enrol with the parish so we have a full and correct list of the children. This is required for all children wishing to make their Confirmation in our parish in summer 2023 regardless of which school they attend.

Click here to register your child for First Holy Communion with the parish


Sacramental Dates for 2023


Parish Notices – Sunday 20th November 2022

Ministers of the Word and the Eucharist Forthcoming Meetings Thursday November 24th:
Ministers of the Word: 7.00pm
Ministers of the Eucharist: 8.00pm
In order to plan for the future, it would be appreciated if we could have a full attendance at
these meetings in the Church.

Annual Mass for People who Died Recently Friday November 25th, 7.30pm
The annual Mass for those who have died since last November will take place on Friday 25th November at 7.30pm. Families of those whose funerals were celebrated in the Church of Divine Mercy will be contacted and invited. Just in case of an oversight, please feel free to contact the Parish Office 01-4572900 to ensure you receive your invitation. Please note the date of this Mass has been changed.


Food Bank Appeal

Divine Mercy Food Bank provides parcels of nonperishable food items to people who need the service. Food parcels can be collected from 11.00 am—12 Noon on Mondays (excluding public holidays) from the Balgaddy Road entrance to the church.

Donations of non-perishable food items are requested from parishioners and can be left in the green containers inside the doors of the church.

This week donations of tinned foods would be especially welcome, e.g. peas, beans, spaghetti, soup, rice pudding, tuna, salmon, etc.


Religion Class Registrations

We are delighted to announce that online registrations are now open for the non-Catholic schools in our parish. Click on the following links to go to the religion class page for your child’s school.

We are asking parents, who are interested in religion classes for their children this year, to fill in an expression of interest/registration form for each child. Once we know the number of children requiring classes in each school and their class level, we will be able to determine the number of classes/teachers required and plan accordingly. The fees have not been decided as of yet and will be communicated to all who have registered using the contact details provided.

We regret the delay in getting the classes up and running this year and appreciate your patience as we return to in-person classes after Covid.


Wednesday tea/coffee morning

There is a cup of tea/coffee and a slice of cake after 9.15am Mass every Wednesday in the St. John Paul II Room (room with tables and chairs to the right of the porch at the main Church entrance. All are most welcome.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The RCIA or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church from 7 years old above. It includes several stages marked by study, prayer and rites at Mass. Participants in the RCIA are known as catechumens.


Daily Readings Readings

Under our Welcome menu you will find links for the Daily Mass Reading which updates every day as well as Sunday Mass Reading for the following Sunday’s mass. It is a great way to be able to read along during mass if you so wish or take time to reflect on the passages during the week and see what message they have for you. One quick note is that if it is a Sunday and you want to see the Gospel for today then click on the Daily Mass Reading link as the Sunday listing will be for the following week.


Donations

Sincere thanks to all who contribute financially to the Parish. We are very grateful to you for your loyal support.

We now have a DONATE button on the right of our Website where you can make a donation to the Parish or the Diocese.  We would ask anyone is able to, to consider making a donation, as the Parish income is at an all-time low. Thank you so much for your generosity in these difficult times.