Mass Times


Castleknock

Sunday and Weekday Mass
Saturday: Vigil Mass at 6 pm.
Sunday: Mass at 9 am, 10.30 am, 12.15 pm and 6 pm.
Monday to Saturday: Mass at 10 am daily.
Tuesday and Thursday: Mass at 7.30 pm.
First Friday: Mass at 10 am and 7.30 pm.
Covid-19 physical distancing restrictions still apply which limit the number of people we can accommodate in the Church at any Mass.

Blanchardstown

St. Brigid’s, Blanchardstown

Saturday: 7:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 7:00pm

Laurel Lodge

St. Thomas the Apostle, Laurel Lodge

Saturday: 6:30pm
Sunday:
10:00am, 11:00am, 12:15pm

Navan Rd.

Our Lady Help of Christians, Navan Road

Saturday: 6:30pm (Sunday Vigil Mass)
Sunday: 9:00am, 10:30am,  12:30pm, 6:30pm

Daily: Mon-Sat: 9:00am, 10:00am

Parish website: www.navanroadparish.com

Porterstown

St. Mochta’s, Porterstown

Saturday: 7:00pm
Sunday: 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:00pm

Your support is appreciated. Thank you.


9th August 2020 – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Gospel story this Sunday is intended to be a source of encouragement for people in difficult times. In a sense we can see it as a story that speaks to our experience today.

The disciples were having a rough ride on the Sea of Galilee. They were close to being overwhelmed when Jesus appears and addresses them with the words “Courage. It is I. Do not be afraid.” Peter in an act of bravado dares Jesus to invite him to walk on the water. Peter’s initial confidence soon turns to fear and he begins to sink. His faith in Jesus falters. Jesus reaches out at once and rescues him.

The presence of Jesus brings calm to the volatile situation. Perhaps today, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Jesus invites us not to be afraid but to trust in him even when things are getting on top of us. Let us allow Jesus to reach out to us and support us in these anxious times.

Fr. Kieran Coghlan


Assumption of the BVM – 15th August

Friday 14th – Vigil Mass at 7.30pm.
Saturday 15th – Mass at 10am.


Evening Mass on Weekdays

Evening Mass at 7.30pm will continue in Castleknock on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Parish of St. Philip the Apostle in Mountview will provide an evening Mass at 7.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


Volunteers – We need you!

We need more volunteers to help with stewarding at Mass and also for the daily sanitising of the Church. If you can help please leave your name and phone number in the sacristy. Thank you.


Confirmation

Confirmations will take place during the last week of August. As there still are ongoing restrictions with indoor gatherings and physical distancing we will have several ceremonies this year. Please remember the Confirmation candidates in your prayers over the coming weeks.


First Holy Communion

Dates for First Holy Communions will be arranged as soon as the schools re-open in September. First Holy Communions are likely to take place on various dates from late September to mid October.


Open for public Mass

Our priority is to ensure the health, safety and comfort of all those who use come to our Church for Mass and private prayer.

Please enter the Church by the main door only. Please sanitise your hands at the main door as you enter. Please sit only in the designated seating. The pews are marked out so as to maintain a proper physical distance between people.

Please follow the directions of stewards who are there to assist people at Mass times.

Please consider wearing a face covering when in the Church.

For the distribution of Holy Communion we ask you to approach the altar by the two main aisles and return to your seat by the outer walls. Holy Communion will be brought up to people in the gallery area.

Other instructions to ensure the health and safety of all those attending Mass will be given during the Mass as necessary.

If the Church is full, people will be asked to remain outside. You can hear Mass via the external speaker at the main door. Holy Communion will be distributed at the main door for people standing outside.

If you are feeling in any way unwell or have been in recent close contact with a person who has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, please follow the HSE guidelines. Stay at home and self-isolate. Please do not come to the Church and put other people at risk.

The dispensation from physically attending Sunday Mass continues for the time being.

People not attending Sunday Mass may fulfil their obligation to participate at Mass in alternative ways such as by listening to Mass on radio, TV or the internet or by setting aside a specific time for personal prayer.

All public Masses in our Church are streamed live on the internet. Click on the “View Webcam” button in the right hand column on this webpage to access the webcam.

The Scripture readings for Sunday and weekday Mass are available on the right hand side of this webpage.

People may also make a Spiritual Communion using the following prayer:

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever. Amen.

Contacting the Parish

The Parish Office can be contacted at 01-6409601 or by email at castleknockparish.olmc@gmail.com

Fr. Kieran Coghlan can be contacted at 01-6408595.
Fr. Denis O’Connor can be contacted at 01-8214003.

Notices


MESSAGE FROM FR KIERAN – Sunday 8th March

Matthew’s account of the Transfiguration of Jesus on the top of Mount Tabor in the presence of the apostles, Peter, James and John is the Gospel reading on this 2nd Sunday of Lent. The Transfiguration of Jesus is a special moment of revelation for the three apostles. For a few brief minutes they are privileged [...]

CORONA / COVID – 19 VIRUS – Important notice

The HSE has issued guidance for religious services. The HSE advises that the shaking of hands at the sign of peace, shaking hands with the priest or others on coming in or going out of the Church, use of Holy Water fonts, sharing of the chalice at Holy Communion time, receiving Holy Communion on the [...]

‘DO THIS IN MEMORY’ MASS – Sunday 15th March

All who are taking part in the ‘Do This in Memory’ programme in  preparation for First Holy Communion in 2020 are invited to the Family Mass at 11 a.m. next Sunday, 15th March.

LENTEN BOOK CLUB – from Wednesday 26th February

Every Wednesday (8.15 to 9 p.m.), beginning on Ash Wednesday (26th February), and running through until the Wednesday of Holy Week, there will be a gathering in the Parish Centre. At each gathering we will discuss a book titled Finding God in a Leaf by Fr. Brian Grogan, S.J.  This is a short (60 pages) [...]

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