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A visitor attending a Baptism, Wedding, Funeral, Confirmation or First Holy Communion… A visitor to the area staying with family or friends…
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Welcome!    Fáilte!

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Ash Wednesday

Ashes will be blessed during live streamed Masses on Ash Wednesday.

LENT – A NEW WAY FORWARD

Our Pastoral Unit which comprises of the Parishes of St. Paul’s, Ballybrown-Patrickswell, Mungret-Crecora-Raheen had a meeting recently,  to prepare for Lent.  Fr. Mike Cussen, Moderator, Donal Fitzgibbon, Chairperson and Patricia O’Rourke is Secretary of the Unit.  They came up with the idea of a Lenten Pack for each family to collect on Ash Wednesday from their local parish church.  Each Lenten Pack contains  a Lenten Information letter, Blessed Ashes, Trócaire box, Lenten prayer card, and Letter to God on which we invite you to write your own letter to God during this challenging time of COVID-19.  The letter is to be placed in the enclosed envelope and sealed.  These letters can be left at any one of our Churches in a basket near the Altar.  They will remain there during Lent and on Holy Saturday night they will be burned in the Paschal Fire.

PLEASE DO NOT PUT MONEY IN THE ENVELOPE AS IT WILL NOT BE OPENED.

We will all highlight the Season with the colour Violet to remind us that it is a Penitential Season, a season of preparation for the great moment in the Church’s year when we celebrate the Central Mystery of our faith which should fill us with hope, viz. Christ Dying and Rising.

Full details available in Lenten Pack which may also be collected from the Parish Office.

12/02/2021:

26/01/2021: Updated Statement on Funerals 

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Level Five Restrictions Return:

A Message from Fr. Mike Cussen P.P:

Due to the very worrying rise in Covid-19 cases across the nation, we see the return of Level 5 restrictions from 26th December 2020 and for the next while, although our churches remain open for quiet and personal prayer, sadly they are once again closed to public worship.  All our Masses and services will continue online via livestream on our webcam.  Although you cannot attend in person you may be assured that we are thinking of you all when we are celebrating Mass and we will continue to keep you all in our prayers.  Even though we are separated we are very much connected in faith.

With every blessing – Fr Mike

1st January 2021

26/12/2020:  Masses Online Only, until further notice, due to Level 5 Restrictions

A Lenten Prayer 

Lord,
I know how much You love me.
Help me to use Your love as a way to
persevere in my Lenten intentions.
I am weak but I know that, with Your help,
I can use these small sacrifices in my life to draw closer to You .
Amen.

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

A Prayer Labyrinth

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