Re-Opening of our Church


It is with great joy that we re-open our churches this Monday, 29th June. This is a lovely time for our parish communities all over the country. Our Parish Team has been very busy with preparations for the past few weeks ensuring that our Church is ready with all requirements as defined by our Diocese. As we have witnessed over the weeks, the norms and guidelines change as we move from one phase to another. The Parish Team has followed all expectations, so we are prepared as well as we can be for re-opening. When we are back together with restricted numbers, for now only 50, we will listen to any query, concern or clarification you may want answered. Do not hesitate to contact us.

We begin reopening this Monday with daily masses (Mon- Sat) at 9.00am and 7.00pm. The Church will be opened in the morning at 8.30am only. The Rosary will be prayed before masses from now onwards at 8.40am and 6.40pm. Our Church will remain open all day and if you visit for devotions or for private prayer, please observe social distancing and sanitising of hands. You may wish to carry sanitising gel with you, a mask and gloves. Please observe all guidelines. The only time there will be a 10.00am mass is when there is a funeral which will be for family and relatives only.

We are having an extra evening Vigil mass on Saturday evening: 5.30pm along with mass at 7.00pm. Our Sunday morning masses will be at 9.30am: 11.00am and 12.30pm. We are required to have stewards at all masses to ensure guidelines are being followed and to monitor numbers. If you come to our church for mass and are unable to attend because of numbers, you may follow mass in your car and you will be able to receive Holy Communion at one of the side doors.

All necessary guidelines will be communicated at masses as you return to our Church. Thank you all for your support, prayers and good wishes for our Parish Team and for the great kindness of your hearts for one another. When we return to our Church we will do what we can to build on what we do best in St. Agnes – to deepen a spirit of caring, prayerfulness, community and compassionate outreach. Our Parish Team will listen to you for suggestions and ideas as we regather and seek strength and inspiration from Christ in the Eucharist

Our return is tinged with a sadness because I’m very conscious of all in our parish who had bereavements since the 13th March – some who died from covid-19 – and who were unable to have the funerals they desired. We remember all who died and their families at this time and hopefully we will be able to celebrate memorial masses for them in the near future.
WELCOME BACK to our lovely Church this Monday, 29th and the following weekend, a place where we find the love of God in Christ and in one another. God bless you all.

 Fr. Tony ( 

Church Open Sunday 28th between 12 noon and 2 PM

New Pilgrim Path Website of the Week

Listen to the complete Bible in one year! The NIV Audio Bible, beautifully recorded over 200 hours by British actor, David Suchet (of Poirot fame), is the first full-length audio version of the Old and New Testaments recorded by a single voice. You can access it at

Pro-Cathedral – Sunday Lunchtime Recitals On Line

Pro-Cathedral - Sunday Lunchtime Recitals On Line

For the next four Sundays, beginning 21st June , a core ensemble of orchestral players and professional singers - Aisling Kenny, soprano, Andrew Gavin, tenor – all have volunteered to perform a lunchtime recital following the conclusion of the 11.00am Mass beginning at 12 noon.   Music to relax, inspire and uplift from composers Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Albinoni and Mozart. Each recital will last 30-35 minutes.   Do join us as we live stream on the Pro-Cathedral webcam at

Marriage Preparation Courses

Marriage Preparation Courses

ACCORD Dublin continues to provide marriage preparation courses for couples in the diocese. Despite having had to cancel 26 courses between March and July, we were able to reschedule the majority of our couples, and for
those whose weddings are going ahead during this period, we are delivering individual courses via Zoom. Our team of experienced facilitators is being assisted by three priests and a deacon. The feedback from these courses has been overwhelmingly positive. We can reassure you that any coupled referred to us will be taken care of to our usual high standard. For further information please contact:

Spiritual Companionship

Spiritual Companionship

Now we have moved into Phase 2 and you may be finding yourself reflecting more on your experience over the past three months.  As you do, while our Weeks of Guided Prayer remain suspended, our team of experienced Spiritual Companions/Guides are available to journey with you in that reflection on how you have been affected by these extraordinary times.

For further information and to be put in touch with a Spiritual Companion/Guide who will listen confidentially and attentively with empathy and understanding to you via phone, skype or zoom contact:

Sr Éibhlís NicUaithuas DC at  or on  087-4170628.

Pro-Cathedral – Sunday Lunchtime Recitals On Line

Lough Derg

During the month of June, Lough Derg is offering opportunities to have an experience of retreat and pilgrimage from wherever you are. Online Retreat Days continue on 18 June and from 27th – 29th  June. You can join the  Three Day Pilgrimage from afar, along with the Prior and team. To register for this historic event and for full details of what is happening during June go to    Tel: 0 (0353) 71 9861518  or  Email:

Happy 100th Birthday to Mary Norton

On the occasion of her 100th Birthday, Mary Norton at St Agnes with her Family.  Warmest congratulations Mary from all at St Agnes Parish Crumlin 

More Artwork from our younger parishoners

From: Roibín

From: Doireann

From: Alanna

From: Niamh

Link to Digital edition of Sacred Heart Messenger – June 2020

Please click on this link to view a digital edition of the Messenger: June2020 Messenger_Digital edition