Church Gardening – Part 2Garden Tools

There was a wonderful response to our appeal for volunteers for the Church Community Gardening last Saturday and a huge thank you to all involved. While we made brilliant progress in the courtyard there is still a bit of work to be done to cut back the other flower beds around the Church.

We are inviting everyone who is able to join us on Saturday 8th August after 10am mass to join us with your gardening tools and gloves for our second Church Community gardening session.

If anyone has wheel barrows / garden waste pop up bags to bring along they would be great to help make it easier to gather the clippings and bring to the collection point.

There was such a warm and welcoming atmosphere last Saturday with volunteers of all ages from young children up to more experienced members of the community all coming together in the sunshine. Chairs and tables seemed to appear miraculously in the court yard with tea and biscuits for everyone which was a lovely surprise and most welcome.

It is a wonderful way to get to know other people in our parish community and enjoy some light hearted moments together.

Thank you from all the parish team!


Outdoor Seating when it rainsUmbrella needed when sitting outside

If you are sitting outside please make sure you have an umbrella or other rain protection with you to shelter. You could also sit in your car until the shower has passed. Our Church is there to provide shelter for the soul, mind and body and it feels awful to think of having to turn people away. We continue pray for fine weather so we don’t need to do this, and we hope that you will understand that if it happens it is for the safety of everyone inside and outside the Church in this uncertain Covid-19 world.


Confirmations

CONFIRMATIONS: We have dates in place for Confirmation for our parish children at the end of August, please see our Confirmation Page for more details.

Please make sure to complete the Registration Form for your child’s Confirmation.

FIRST COMMUNIONS: First Communion ceremonies will take place after the start of the school year. Please see our Communion Page for more details.


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.


Church Capacity 50 Maximum Capacity

Our Church has reopened for mass and it is wonderful to hear the responses coming back from parishioners during mass instead of the empty silence since our doors were closed. We had hoped that on 20th July the restrictions would be lifted to allow us more than 50 people inside the Main Church however this is not unfortunately possible at this time.

Click here to read about the guidelines we have put in place for reopening the Church safely.

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has asked parishioners to note that the use of face coverings is “strongly recommended for indoor settings”.

The safety of all our Church users is our primary concern and we also have plans in place to maximise the use of our Church. We are so fortunate to have the side chapel and the family room which have their own entrance/exit doors and allow us to safely sit family groups together while also maintaining 2 meter distance from other groups.

Weather permitting we can also sit people on chairs in the courtyard by the main doors as we have outdoor speakers to allow people to hear and open doors to allow people to see the altar.

If you are unable to get a seat in the Church at the weekend you can watch the mass via our website Live Stream or consider joining us at a week day mass.

Thank you so much for your understanding, patience and prayers as we navigate our way with the grace of God.