Below you will find the list of the most recently published parish news so you can keep up to date with what is happening in our parish.

  • November Remembrance Mass
    The November Remembrance mass will be celebrated on Thursday 12th November @ 7pm. Please join with us via our Live Stream to pray for all those who have gone before us. The health restrictions have made this year particularly difficult for anyone suffering a bereavement so let us also pray for that they will be surrounded by God’s love and support to help them through.
  • All First Communion Ceremonies are postponed
    Due to the Covid-19 Level 3 restrictions in place in Dublin all planned First Confession and First Communion services that were due to take place in the coming weeks are now postponed. Read Archbishop Diarmuid Martin letter about postponements When the restrictions are lifted and we get the all clear to safely reopen our Church again we will set new dates for these ceremonies. It is important in light of the worrying rise of cases of Covid-19 nationwide that we all work together to keep everyone safe. Take care of yourselves and each other and we will continue to keep

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  • Divine Mercy Family Choir on RTÉ
    We are delighted to announce that this coming Sunday 27th September @ 11am our very own and talented Divine Mercy family Choir will be in RTÉ studios with Father Alan Hilliard to celebrate mass live on the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2020. The mass will be shown on RTÉ One at 11am and should be available to watch on the RTÉ Player afterwards if you want to tune in to see our own Divine Mercy mass online on our website at 10:30am.
  • Church open for Private Prayer
    While the Church is not open to parishioners for Mass, the Faustina Chapel is open for private prayer from 10am to 12 noon Monday to Friday. Please remember to sanitise your hands when you enter and wear a face covering if you would like to visit the Church so it can remain a safe space for everyone. Thank you.
  • Archbishop Diarmuid Martin addresses postponements
    Further notice concerning the pastoral situation in County Dublin under changed Coronavirus norms. I am seriously concerned that many people may be underestimating the seriousness of the current situation in County Dublin and indeed now in other counties. The spread of the virus has reached serious levels and constitutes a real risk of radically increased infection within the community. In many cases, the increase in numbers is due to gatherings within households and communities. That is the reason why the public health authorities are stressing the urgent need to reduce the number of contacts that each one of us has

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  • Mass is now online only
    From Saturday 19th September mass will only be available via our website Live Stream / Facebook. There will be no in person mass in the Church of Divine Mercy. All planned First Confession and First Communion services that were due to take place in the coming weeks are now all postponed until we get the all clear to reopen and reschedule these Sacraments. The following is an excerpt from a message sent to parishes from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Confirmation has been received that, in the light of the very worrying increase in infection in the Dublin area, the entire County

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  • Church gardening
    The Church grounds are looking absolutely amazing with all the work that has been done by volunteers over the summer. The new flowers and plants are absolutely blooming, unfortunately so are the weeds. If you can please join us after 10am mass next Saturday 19th September for another Church Community gardening get together. It is a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to mingle and help us enjoy hopefully more of the beautiful sunshine we have been enjoying recently. With your help we can keep the flower beds looking well for the benefit of all our Church users, whether

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  • Message from Archbishop about Baptism and First Holy Communion
    I have received a number of queries concerning comments of the Acting Chief Medical Officer about gatherings in households after Baptism and First Holy Communion liturgies. The comments of the CMO were clearly about celebrations in households and did not refer to religious ceremonies themselves. Indeed I have been receiving many positive comments on the manner in which First Holy Communion liturgies are being celebrated in small groups, with full respect for the social distancing and face covering norms. Many have found these intimate celebrations – often with the participation of just both parents – more prayerful and reflective than

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  • Be Kind to our stewards
    As you know we have a wonderful team of volunteer stewards and cleaners in our Church who give up their time for each mass to make sure that our Church is a safe and welcoming environment for all Church users in these uncertain times. The policies we have put in place have all been carefully considered by our Priests and our reopening team on which we are blessed to have medical staff to help advise on best practises. Our volunteers accepted when they signed up to help that they would have to attend a training session, sacrifice their time on

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  • First Penance / First Holy Communion 2020
    We have dates in place for the celebration of First Penance and First Holy Communion for our parish children in the coming weeks, please see our First Communion Page for more details. You will find all the information you need from a search page with the dates and times of your child’s ceremony to the service booklets for you to download/print and use to prepare your child for their special day. Please make sure to complete the Registration Form to let us know that your child will be attending.
  • Stewards needed for mass
    In order to be able to hold masses each day we require stewards to help ensure everyone moves safely through the Church and follows the guidelines for the safety of all the Church users. We have been blessed to have a dedicated team in place who have worked tirelessly since the end of July to allow us to return to our normal schedule of masses. With colleges/schools starting back in the coming weeks some of our volunteers will no longer be available. If we don’t get more volunteers we will be forced to reduce the number of masses we offer

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  • Confirmation Congratulations
    Congratulations to all the children from Divine Mercy Senior School, Griffeen Valley Educate Together and Lucan East Educate Together schools who made their Confirmation in the parish this week. With the limit on the number we can hold in the Church it was a very different ceremony to other years but it will be the same Spirit which was bestowed and will help the children as their continue their faith journey. We are also hugely grateful to the volunteers who helped with the organisation and stewarding that allowed these services to go ahead and keep everyone safe.
  • Church leaders urge people to use face coverings
    The Irish Catholic Bishops Conference have released a statement asking for everyone to wear a face covering for all Church services. This is a quote from the statement which is available in full on their website Irish Catholic Bishops Conference Following further recent consultations with public health authorities, we join with Christian church leaders all over this island in formally recommending and encouraging the use of face coverings at all services of worship, along with the ongoing maintenance of 2 metre physical distancing… Statement from Irish Catholic Bishops Conference It is fantastic to see the Church leaders of different Christian

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  • No morning mass on Saturday 22nd August
    There will be no Saturday morning 10am mass on Saturday 22nd August as the Church will be in use for the Confirmation ceremonies for the parish children. The Saturday vigil mass at 6:30pm will take place as usual that evening.
  • Huge thanks to our gardening volunteers
    For the last two Saturdays we have had wonderful help from our parish community to help tidy up the grounds around the Church. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who gave up their time to help us. It is so wonderful to see people coming together with a sense of community and good spirits even though we are all going through this difficult time. It is easy to see the huge improvement it has made to make our Church entrances that will benefit all the Church users. THANK YOU!