Sunday Mass Times Changed
Both Sunday Mass times have changed. First mass starts at 10:15am and the second mass is at 12:15pm.
While most of us are blessed to have enough food for our families not all of the people in our parish can say the same which is why the parish food bank was started. The parish food bank accepts donations of non-perishable food in the plastic containers inside the Church doors and each week delivers this food to the many families in need of assistance.
We are asking our parish to make an extra effort this Advent to support the food bank so we can share the life giving gift of food with those who are in need. Consider including some treats along with the staple foods so we can put more smiles on faces this Advent season.
We have no cold storage so we ask you donate non-perishable food such as tea bags, small jars of coffee, cereals, rice , pasta & pasta sauces, pot noodles / packets , biscuits, beans, peas ,soups, tins of fruit, creamed rice, tins custard, toiletries, soaps, toothpaste, shower gels and toilet roll.
Thank you all for your continued support.
We have put together some resources to help our younger parishioners prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birthday. We have a page explaining the meaning behind the candles on our Advent wreath and we have a children’s Advent calendar with suggestions of simple things children and grown-ups could do each day of Advent.
Together, let us shine our light of Faith brightly to share the peace, joy, hope and love to all we meet throughout this Advent season.
To help everyone keep track of the events on in our parish over the Advent season we have put together an Advent calendar, copies of which are available at the back of the Church if you would like to pick one up to have at home.
The Church of Divine Mercy is pleased to announced that this year an outside crib will be displayed in the Courtyard.
We are coming up to a time of gift giving and we know that the most precious gift we have to give is our time. Please consider giving a gift of your time and join us as we spend the first three Fridays in Advent in the presence of Our Divine Saviour. What a wonderful birthday present it would be for Him and you will also benefit from the moments of calm.
We are holding exposition of the most Blessed Sacrament for 12 hours from 10am to 10pm in our Church and all are welcome to join us even for a short time.
- Where: Church of Divine Mercy
- Week 1: Friday 3rd December 10am – 10pm
- Week 2: Friday 10th December 10am – 10pm
- Week 3: Friday 17th December 10am – 10pm
We want to put together a roster so that Our Lord is not left alone so if you are available to volunteer for one hour on any of these days please phone 014572900 or text/phone 086 2209634.
During the day there will be Scriptural Reading, Holy Rosary, Silent Adoration and chaplet of Divine Mercy. We invite families with children to join us at 3pm after school or 6pm for a decade of the rosary, of course all are welcome at any time. There will be a timetable for each of the weeks will be posted so you can plan for which time best suits you.
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.
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.