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 will take place this 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.
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.
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Funeral Masses in St. Paul's Church are at 11:00am unless otherwise notified.
Funerals are limited to 50 mourners.
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: email@example.com
Archbishop Farrell has updated parishes on the celebration of the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation in 2021. Sacrament Update Information 2nd May 2021
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.
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.
1. Strength for the Journey - Watch Video 1
2. Gifted by the Spirit - Watch Video 2
3. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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.
We Remember at Mass and in Prayer Those Who Have Gone Before Us
Saturday 24 th July - 6:00pm (Vigil)
Peter Delaney ~ 5th Anniversary
Sunday 25 th July - 10:30am
Philip Land ~ Birthday Remembrance
Sunday 25 th July - 12:30pm
Your prayers are also requested for the happy repose of the soul of Mary Dillon recently deceased.
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.
Saturday Evening Vigil:
10:30am and 12:30pm
Monday to Saturday 10:00am
Maximum of 50 people can attend each service.
Live Stream Links:
St. Paul's Church,
Tel: 01 8160984
Office Email: email@example.com
Fr. Gerard Deegan
28 Glentworth Park
Tel: 01 8674007
Fr. Gerard Corcoran
12 Grangemore Grove
Tel: 01 8474652
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.