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25th July 2021
First World Day for Grandparents  
and The Elderly

View a special message from Pope Francis - "I am with you always" (Mt 28:20)
Three Pillars : Dreams, Memories & Prayers.

The first world day for Grandparents and the elderly took place on Sunday, 25th of July 2021.

Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence to grandparents, the elderly and all those who participate in a solemn celebration of this day as well as to those who spend time (actually or virtually) with an elderly brother or sister in need on this day.

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Parish News


 Saturday (Vigil):           6:00pm
Sunday:   10:30am  &  12:30pm
Monday - Saturday:    10:00am 

Doors open 15 minutes before each Mass.
In accordance with Government guidelines, attendance is limited to a maximum of 50 people at each Service.

   We ask that anyone who can attend Mass during the week, make one of those days their 'Sunday Mass' and so free up a place at the weekend for someone who is working Monday to Friday.

Click on the button to view the webcam for St. Paul's Church, Ayrfield

Funeral Masses in St. Paul's Church are at 11:00am unless otherwise notified.
Funerals are limited to 50 mourners.

Summer Dues 2021 
Letter from Archbishop Dermot Farrell to Parishioners about Summer Dues.

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Sacraments Update 

Candidates for Confirmation 2021 will need to complete the
 Confirmation Details Form  
 and return it to the Parish Office, if you do not have the facility to print the form, then please email the details requested to:


Archbishop Farrell has updated parishes on the celebration of the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation in 2021.   Sacrament Update Information 2nd May 2021

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Do This In Memory - First Holy Communion 2021

Due to guidelines from the government and from the Archbishop, we cannot confirm the date for the First Holy Communion ceremony.
Fr. Gerard Deegan

Please note: We would encourage children preparing for First Holy Communion this year to attend mass at the weekends.

Dates to be confirmed for the First Reconciliation Service and First Holy Communion.

Form First Communion Registration 2021

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You Shall Be My Witnesses - Confirmation 2021

The Diocese have prepared a Parish resource for Confirmation called
"Walking with Families".
It is a three part programme each session lasting 30 mins.

Strength for the Journey   -   Watch Video 1
Gifted by the Spirit    -   Watch Video 2
Called by Name     -   Watch Video 3

I would encourage you and your child to take part in the programme and I am sure your child will enjoy it and find it helpful in their preparation for the Sacrament. These sessions aim to complement the work of the teachers in the school.  ~ Fr. Gerard Deegan

Candidates for 2021 will need to complete the Confirmation Details Form and return it to the Parish Office, if you do not have the facility to print the form, then please email the details requested to: parishofficeayrfield@gmail.com

The proposed date that was set last September for Confirmation i.e. Friday, 30th April 2021 is cancelled.
Now that the Church has opened for public worship I am waiting to get the necessary instruction from the Archbishop, then I can set a new date for the Confirmation ceremony. ~ Fr. Gerard Deegan

Dates to be confirmed for the preparation masses including the Reconciliation Service  

  • Ceremony of Light - Tuesday, 1st June 2021 at 8pm via Webstreaming link 

Form Confirmation Registration 2021

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The Introduction of a new ‘Summer Dues’ for the support of Priests

This last year has been a very strange one and much of what we have taken for granted in the past, has changed. One of the areas where the impact of lower numbers and ongoing months of Church closures has had an effect is on the first collection which supports the priests of the Parish and the sick and retired priests of the Diocese. We have been very grateful for your support both online and by putting your offerings in the letterboxes in the Church. This, with your commitment of the Christmas and Easter Dues, has enabled the Common Fund to support the Priests here and in other parishes.

However, the Common Fund, which is made up of the first collection, Christmas and Easter Dues, is at an all time low and we need to build it up. We are introducing a ‘Summer Dues’ to help with this. It will be taken in the same was as the Christmas and Easter Dues and the Parish will benefit from the tax relief scheme on this contribution. We are very aware that everyone’s situation has changed and we appreciate your support. It you are able to support this new ‘Summer Dues’ we and the other priests of the Diocese would be very grateful. We hope that you get to enjoy some holiday time over the summer and meet up with family and friends. We wish you every blessing and pray that things return to some sense of normality this year.

Fr. Gerard, Fr. Gerry & Fr. Matthias

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Catechesis for Padre Pio's Prayer Groups

Father Luciano writes:

“We are at the end of this catechesis. The goal was to make us increasingly aware that Prayer Groups are also like womb communities: we must know how to welcome, we must know how to attract others. Above all, however, we need to foster that inner need for the wellbeing of our brothers and sisters, which stems from our love for Christ and was at the centre of Padre Pio's life”.

Catechesis of June 2021 

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Donate Button

Due to the closure of our Churches over the last year, there was no Sunday collections and this had implications for parishes, the diocese and priests. If you wish to donate online to the First or Second collections that normally take place on a Sunday or to Easter/Christmas Dues you can do so by using the DONATE button on the top of the screen which the diocese has asked us to place on our website. 

When you click on the DONATE button at the top of the page. You also get an option to donate to St. Paul's Parish, Ayrfield, by way of a once off donation or if you wish join the Family Offering - planned giving, you can to set up a Weekly or Monthly offering and enter the amount of your donation. You will need to have your payment details (card/debit card or bank details) and your mobile phone to hand. Your mobile phone is needed because a confirmation pin number will be texted to it. Please also consider using the online payment facility to set up a regular contribution to the first and second collections. These collections are the primary sources of financial support for our priests and for Share. As you are aware we do not currently have the opportunity to support these collections in the traditional way, yet our priests and Share are still depending on your support. Thank you for your support, it is very much appreciated. 

Tax relief For Donation to Eligible Charities 

The Parish can claim a Tax Rebate on any donations of €250 and over in any one year and add it to our funds. Donations include the Family offerings outdoor collection, by either direct debit or envelopes and donations made to the Common Fund, Share, Christmas and Easter Dues. A CHY3 Form is to be returned to the Parish Office for eligible Households. 

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We Remember at Mass and in Prayer Those Who Have Gone Before Us

Saturday  31 st July - 6:00pm (Vigil)
    Hyacinth Ugezu             ~ Anniversary
Sunday  1 st August - 10:30am
    Patrick Cooling          ~ 50 th Anniversary
    Eugine Watters          ~ Months Mind
Sunday  1 st August - 12:30pm
    David Lyons                                 ~ Anniversary
    George & Elizabeth Evans         ~ Anniversary
Tuesday  3 rd August - 10:00am
     Philip King               ~ 1 st Anniversary

May He support us all the day long, till the shades lengthen and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.
Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging, and a holy rest and peace at the last.

In order to comply with legislation, attendance at funeral masses is in accordance with Government guidelines and Dublin Diocesan Directive. Currently, funerals are limited to 50 mourners.

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Mass Times

Saturday Evening Vigil:

10:30am and 12:30pm

Week Days:
Monday to Saturday 10:00am

Maximum of 50 people can attend each service.

Live Stream Links:

~   St. Paul's Church,
~  Holy Trinity Church,
~  St. Monica's Church,
~  St. Benedict's Church, 
      Grange Park 
~  St. Brendan's Church,
~ Knock Shrine

Contact Us

Parish Office:
St. Paul's Church,
Dublin 13
Tel: 01 8160984
Office Email: parishofficeayrfield@gmail.com

Co-Parish Priest
Fr. Gerard Deegan
28 Glentworth Park
Dublin 13
Tel: 01 8674007
Email: gpdeegan@eircom.net

Moderator/Co-Parish Priest:
Fr. Gerard Corcoran
12 Grangemore Grove
Dublin 13
Tel: 01 8474652
Email: frgerry@ayrfieldparish.ie


Baptisms are postponed until further notice following the advice of the HSE and the Archbishop of Dublin.

Request for Baptism Forms can be returned to the Church in preparation for when they can resume.

Accord Dublin

ACCORD Dublin provides Sacramental Marriage Preparation Courses and Marriage and Relationship Counselling.
Click on Accord logo to view.

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