Sunday Mass Times Changed
Both Sunday Mass times have changed. First mass starts at 10:15am and the second mass is at 12:15pm.
Further clarification has been received from Government regarding the announcement on Tuesday that from Friday October 22nd,
“religious services and weddings can proceed without capacity limits but with all other protective measures remaining in place”.
The update from Government provides the following commentary:
This is a very positive measure, however it is imperative that all other Covid-19 protective measures remain in place in order to protect all members of our communities/congregations.
Premises should be well ventilated, hand sanitiser should be provided, Places of Worship should continue to use separate entry and exit routes, and face masks should be worn. Congregations should be encouraged to spread out as much as possible when attending Places of Worship and those experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms should be discouraged from attending.
As the capacity of Places of Worship and numbers attending varies greatly, the onus will be on each Place of Worship and community to consider what they are comfortable with and what best suits their congregation. This will be particularly relevant for funerals/special ceremonies, with large congregations in attendance. Attendees on these occasions should not be permitted to stand in the aisles or doorways and hand-shaking and the use of condolence books/sharing of Booklets etc should continue to be avoided.
Choirs or soloists performing in Places of Worship should be limited in line with the size/capacity of the venue, and should adhere to 2 metre social distance from other singers, the choir master, the congregation and any other individuals in the setting (as they will not be wearing face masks during performances).
The first Confirmations in 2021 in our parish took place on 21st and 23rd October and we want to congratulate all the children on their special day. May many blessings come to you on your Confirmation day, and may God’s love be in your heart to strengthen you along life’s way.
Registration for after school religion classes for children from Senior Infants up to 6th class attending non-Catholic schools in our parish are now open for this year 2021-2022. Please click on the link below for your school to enter your child’s details and if you have multiple children please submit a registration form for each child. Once the form is submitted a copy of the registration details will be emailed to you so you have a copy for future reference.
- Griffeen Valley ETNS Religion Class Registration
- Lucan CNS Religion Class Registration
- Lucan East ETNS Religion Class Registration
We will be in touch with you shortly with the plans for the religion classes in your school
There is now a newly formed gardening team of volunteers in Divine Mercy who have been hard at work brightening up the Church grounds and providing flowers for the altar. There is always a welcome for everyone and plenty of laughter and jokes as well as cups of tea/coffee. As with all the Church groups they always welcome new members so feel free to come along.
Remember to bring your banana skins, teabags, coffee granules, crushed egg shells if you have any for our homemade fertiliser. We meet on Saturdays after the 10am morning mass.
Stewards: Please consider helping us on the Steward team as with people’s situations ever changing and the coming of the summer holidays we will need more people to cover all the masses. You can get in touch with our online contact form or approach any of the stewards after mass. Training will be provided.
Sanitising after mass: All the pews need to be sprayed and wiped down after mass and since many hands make like work please consider staying after mass and picking up gloves, spray bottle and cloth from the table in the porch and help the team get the Church ready for the next mass. With a few hands on deck it only takes a few minutes but is most appreciated.
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.
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.