Sacraments Update 2nd May 2021
As we prepare for the safe return to public worship on May 10th Archbishop Farrell has updated parishes on the celebration of the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation in 2021.
The public health advice is that ceremonies such as these should not take place at the time of resumption of public worship. For that reason, celebrations of these sacraments can not take place until we are notified it is safe to do so.
The Archbishop believes that engagement with the public authorities will enable the position to be reviewed in due course over the coming weeks and months.
Given these circumstances he says it appropriate and necessary that the celebration of First Reconciliation and Holy Communion for 2021 candidates should be deferred until the Autumn. We will follow this advice here in Holy Trinity and St. Pauls.
The celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation for 2021 candidates may be possible over the summer months if we are notified by public health authorities and the Archbishop that it is safe and appropriate to do so. We will update you as soon as we know ourselves.
The Archbishop realises that this situation will be a cause of disappointment to many families but trusts that they will understand the rationale for this approach.
I hope this gives you all some clarity on things as they currently stand.
Fr. Gerry Corcoran - Moderator & Co-Parish Priest
Masses in St. Paul's Church are Live Streamed Only until further notice
MASS TIMES in Ordinary Time
Monday - Friday 10:00am
Saturday Vigil 6:00pm
Click HERE to view our webcam
St. Paul's Church is open for private prayer Monday to Friday after the 10:00am live streamed Mass until 1:00pm
and Sunday after the 10:30am live streamed Mass until 1:00pm
Please sanitise when finished
Evening Prayer of the Church ....continues this week
Join Fr. Deegan on Tuesday and Thursday for the Evening Prayer of the Church, beginning with Eucharistic Adoration at 4:45pm, the Evening Prayer will be prayed at 5:00pm and conclude at 5:15pm.
The Rosary will be prayed after the 10:00am daily mass on Friday.
Funeral Masses in St. Paul's Church are at 11:00am unless otherwise notified.
Funerals are limited to 10 mourners.
Do This In Memory - First Holy Communion 2021
Since we are still in level 5 lockdown, which does not allow public worship, we cannot confirm the date for the First Holy Communion ceremony.
Fr. Gerard Deegan
Please note: At present, Mass is online only at 10:30am each Sunday.
Dates to be confirmed for the First Reconciliation Service and First Holy Communion.
You Shall Be My Witness - Confirmation 2021
Since we are still in level 5 lockdown, which does not allow for public worship, the proposed date that was set last September for Confirmation i.e. Friday, 30th April 2021 is cancelled.
When the Church does reopen for public worship and when I get the necessary instruction from the Archbishop, I can set a new date for the Confirmation ceremony.
Fr. Gerard Deegan
Dates to be confirmed for the preparation masses including the Reconcilliation Service and Ceremony of Light
- Pentecost Sunday - Sunday 23rd May 2021
Catechesis for Padre Pio's Prayer Groups
May is not only the month so loved by Padre Pio because it is dedicated to Our Lady, but it is also the symbolic month of our birth: May 5, the anniversary of the Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza we are called to remember our origins, our being a Prayer Group joined to Padre Pio and his Work.
The commitment suggested by Father Luciano for this May 2021 is to
"to make them available to the parishes in order to organise the recitation of the Rosary in condominiums or in the neighbourhoods furthest from the church because with our words and above all with our life we can speak of a God who truly loves us".
We Remember at Mass and in Prayer Those Who Have Gone Before Us
May they rest in peace
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 10 mourners.
From 26 December 2020 until further notice, Covid-19 Level 5 Restrictions apply. Masses will be live streamed only.
Saturday Evening Vigil: 6:00pm
Week Days: Monday to Friday 10:00am
St. Paul's Church,
Tel: 01 8160984
Fr. Gerard Deegan
28 Glentworth Park
Tel: 01 8674007
Fr. Gerard Corcoran
12 Grangemore Grove
Tel: 01 8474652
Baptisms are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 12 noon.
A preparation night will be arranged in the Pastoral Centre on a Tuesday of the previous month at 7:30pm.