07 April 2020, Tuesday
Religious Services

Mass Times

Saturday: 10 am and 6 pm anticipated Mass of Sunday.

Sunday 9.15, 11.30 am and 1pm  
Monday to Friday: 10 am
Holy Days - 6 pm anticipated Mass of the Feast, Holy Day 10 am   and 1 pm. (Please check in Parish News section of our website for the changes in Mass times)
First Friday - 10 am 
DEVOTIONS:
• Miraculous Medal: Monday after 10 am Mass
• Rosary: Daily after 10 am Mass
• Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament: Tuesday to Friday after 10 am Mass till 11.30 am

Confessions

Sacrament Of Penance (Confessions):
Saturdays after the 10 am Mass

Communal Celebration of Sacrament of Penance (Rite II):
As announced

Baptisms


Second Saturday of each Month at 12 noon.

One Month's Notice required.

Please contact the Parish Office in person for Arrangements.

Telephone 01-2804969.

Marriages and Funerals

By arrangement with the Priests of the Parish. Contact the Parish Office. 01-2804969 or the Priest on Duty.

Directions

If you are visiting St Michaels for any of these services kindly note we are serviced by the following bus routes - 111, 45A, 46A, 46N, 46X, 59, 63, 7, 75, 7A, 7N. We are a few minutes walk from Dun Laoghaire Dart Station.

 Dear Parishioners,

Two weeks ago nobody is their wildest dreams could have imagined with what a catastrophic effect the Corona Virus would have struck our Parish, our country and our world. We are living in what many have called unprecedented times. We are at war with an invisible enemy.

As people of faith we are called to face the fears of this moment with courage not our own and with a generous heart. God is with his people in good times and in bad. Like believers in every age we say “If I should walk in the Valley of darkness, no evil would I fear for You are there”.

In an hour of trial Jesus calls on us his followers to serve the common good, by taking responsibility for each other and to prioritise the most vulnerable in our Community, ahead of our individual wants and aspirations. At this time, our first concern has to the for the elderly, the ill and those with underlying medical conditions.

It is for this reason that the celebration of Mass in our Church has been suspended and the Church itself is closed until further notice.

I encourage you to pray at home each day. To remember all who have died as a result of the virus, those who are in mourning for lost loved ones, those suffering from the virus and especially the wonderful health workers who risk their own health and lives in tending to others. Please add the Memorare to your prayers.

Use your phone each day to keep in contact with people you know, especially those elderly living alone – these are very difficult times for them.

Have courage. Keep the Faith. Hopefully we will return to our Church for a Mass of Thanksgiving when these days of darkness and fear have passed.

God bless and keep you all safe and healthy,

Fr. Paul

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Important Notice: Covid-19 Outbreak

Dear Parishioners of St. Michael's, this is a difficult time for all of us. We pray that with God’s help and by helping one another we can get through this crisis together.

Funerals will still take place although the number of mourners may have to be restricted. The Parish Office will remain closed until further notice.

Those who have booked masses can re arrange them through parish office or one of the priests will offer mass for that intention privately. Please refer to our website for further updates. We entrust each of you to the loving care of God our Father. 

CORONAVIRUS MEASURES

DUE TO MEASURES INTRODUCED BY HEALTHCARE AUTHORITIES LIMITING ATTENDANCE AT PUBLIC INDOOR GATHERINGS TO 100 PEOPLE, MASS IN THIS CHURCH IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 We have a duty of care to our parishioners and to all in our country to protect the health of people. The situation will be reviewed as new information becomes available.

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Day Masses is now removed. This is a time for us to pray for each other and for our country and our world as we face this crisis.

There will be a Mass broadcast from Cabinteely Church on the webcam on Sundays at 10 AM and also from Foxrock Church. Please visit their websites and tune into their web broadcast. Please continue to pray and to look after your neighbours.

Thank you again for your understanding at this difficult time.

A MESSAGE OF HOPE FROM ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN FOR HOLY WEEK 2020

“We can find in our hearts ways to celebrate the mystery of Christ’s death and Resurrection and draw from that mystery the  strength to allow goodness to triumph in our lives.”  

Please see full video message from Archbishop Martin:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaj571VqYxA

CELEBRATION OF HOLY WEEK & EASTER 2020

As the government and health authorities have mandated a ‘stay at home’ Policy, the Holy Week and Easter liturgies will be transmitted via www.dublindiocese.ie & www.procathedral.ie

St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Administrator,  Fr. Kieran Mc Dermott

Monday to Wednesday 6th — 8th April - 10.30 a.m. Mass

HOLY THURSDAY - Mass of the Lord’s Supper 6.00 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY - Stations of the Cross 12 noon

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3.00 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL - Saturday 9.00 p.m.

EASTER SUNDAY of the Lord’s Resurrection 11.00 a.m. Mass 

HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES – SIGNED FOR THE DEAF COMMUNITY

St. Joseph the Artisan Church, Bonnybrook Parish

Holy Thursday at 7.00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday at 3.00 pm Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Good Friday at 7.00 pm Stations of the Cross – told through the eyes of Mary

Easter Sunday at 11.30am

RTÉ broadcasting output of liturgies during Holy Week 2020 

Holy Thursday 9 April

16.40 - 17.35       Mass of the Lord’s Supper.  Father Joe Campbell CC, Mullingar, Diocese of Meath, to celebrate Mass in commemoration of the Last Supper and Christ’s agony in Gethsemane, from the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar. (RTÉ One TV and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra / LW252 / Digital Radio platforms. The Mass will air on radio at the later time of 19.00.) 

Good Friday 10 April 

15.00 - 16.00       Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday.  Live from the Cathedral of Christ the King, Father Derek Darby commemorates the Passion and death of Christ, observing full health and social distancing protocols. (RTÉ One TV & RTÉ Radio 1Extra/LW252)

22.00 - 22.30      The Leap of Faith. Michael Comyn asks whether and how the Easter story continues to resonate with people in today’s Ireland (Radio 1). 

Holy Saturday 11 April

22.00 - 23.00       Easter Vigil Mass.  Bishop Tom Deenihan of Meath celebrates the resurrection of Christ, with a vigil Mass in the Cathedral of Christ the King. Beginning with the lighting of the Paschal candle, the liturgy, which signifies the triumph of light over darkness and of life over death (RTÉ Two & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra/LW252).  

Easter Sunday 12 April

10.00 - 11.00       Easter Sunday Mass. A Eurovision Mass, previously planned for Metz Cathedral, takes place instead in the Dominican Convent of Saint Jacques (Saint James the Great) in Paris, due to France’s COVID-related restrictions on indoor gatherings. Translation and commentary are by Fr. Thomas McCarthy OP (RTÉ One & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra).

11.00 - 11.20       Urbi et Orbi: Pope Francis’ Easter Message. Pope Francis will deliver his Easter blessing To the city and the world with prayer and encouragement by video link from within the Vatican. Translation and commentary by Fr. Thomas McCarthy OP (RTÉ One).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Exposition of the Most Blessed

Sacrament: Tuesday to Friday after

10 a.m. Mass till 11.30 a.m.