- Mass Times
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We are seeking Volunteers to add to our team of stewards to cover the doors at weekend masses. A steward’s role is to manage the number of people entering the church due to Covid-19 restrictions. If you are interested please call to the Sacristy after mass or phone the Parish Office during the week on 01-4555368 to leave your name. Thank you.
Our Church is now open for weekday masses at 9.00am and 7.00pm each day from Monday – Saturday. This is a great occasion for all of us and because of restrictions of numbers, we can have only 100 people at any given mass.
Hopefully soon we will move to another phase when our numbers at mass will be higher. On behalf of our Parish Team, thanks to all of you for your co-operation, good will and expressions of appreciation, prayers and support since the 13th March. We are grateful for your kindness at all times. Much has happened to our lives since March and it will take time to readjust to a new way of gathering together for the celebration of Mass and other spiritual devotions, which begin from Monday, 6th July. (Adoration: Divine Mercy and St. Padre Pio). The Rosary will be prayed at 8.40am and at 6.40pm – before masses from now onwards.
A reminder: we have an extra Vigil Mass on Saturday evening at 5.30pm along with the 7.00pm. Our Sunday mass times are: 9.30am: 11.00am and 12.30pm. We will not have Sunday evening Mass for July and August. Nor will there be a return of the 10.00am mass for weekdays. A 10.00am mass will be for funerals with family and relatives in attendance only.
When you attend mass, we urge you to follow all guidelines around restricted numbers, wearing masks and sanitising your hands. Bring your own gloves, masks and sanitising gel but all necessary equipment is provided in our Church. If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask any member of the Parish Team or myself, Fr. Tony. We look forward to reengaging with Parishioners and meeting you again over the coming weeks and all of us will remain careful, responsible and concerned for the health, safety and well-being of one another. Fr. Tony: (email@example.com) or 01 561 1500.
THE PARISH TEAM: Since the middle of March, the following have formed the PARISH TEAM with responsibility for managing and looking after our Church and Parish to ensure that we were prepared for the re-opening for Monday, 29th June; John Graham; Mary Maguire; Karen O’Farrell; Colette Brennan; John Green; Gerry Cully; Fr. Tom Clowe; Fr. John Deasy; Deacon Jimmy Fennell; Ger Bailey; Kathleen Graham; Gemma Peelo; Barney Brennan; Richard Tobin. I am very grateful for their assistance in so many ways, preparing for weekday and Sunday webcam masses; monitoring of the Sunday afternoon opening of our Church from 12 – 2.00pm; keeping our church disinfected and cleansed. Thanks to Noel Heavey for all his help, particularly at the many funerals since March. Thanks to members of our Parish Team who also kept our Website and Church notices updated on a daily and weekly basis; placing all relevant notices in prominent positions. Because the plans and information changed so frequently about re-opening, many meetings were necessary for our Parish Team and I am very grateful for their time, co-operation and readiness to help at all times. Fr. Tony.
TOUGHTS TO PONDER
Prayer is not a spare wheel that you pull out when in trouble. It’s a steering wheel that directs you down the right path through your journey.
Why is a car’s windshield so big and its rear view mirror so small? It’s because our past is not so important as our future. Look ahead.
All things in life are temporary. If it goes well, enjoy it, if poorly, don’t worry.
Old friends are gold. New friends are diamond. If you get a diamond, don’t forget the gold. To hold a diamond, you always need a gold base.
Often, when we lose hope and think this is the end, God smiles from above and says, “Relax, it’s just a bend, not the end.”
When God solves your problems, you have faith in his abilities. When God doesn’t solve your problems, he has faith in your abilities.
A blind person asked St. Anthony if there was anything worse than losing one’s eyesight. He replied, “Yes, losing one’s vision.”
When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them. Sometimes when you are safe and happy and all is going well, remember that someone has prayed for you.
Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
GOOD NEWS: Our Church will now re-open on Monday 29th June. This is a day we have waited for and is now arriving. Our Parish Team is busy making final preparations to ensure the safety of all parishioners, following all the guidelines given by the Government and The Hierarchy. We will keep you informed through our Parish website. We continue to act carefully and responsibly at all times. All the sacrifices made are paying dividends and we look forward to regathering again for the celebration of the Eucharist and meeting one another. Let us pray that our country will appreciate the necessity for carefulness at all times.
OUR CHURCH WILL BE OPEN AGAIN THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM 12 – 2.00pm.
You are very welcome to come along for a few moments of quiet prayer and light a candle, pick up some Easter Water, religious objects, mass cards and prayer cards. It’s been a lovely experience to witness the depth of prayer, faith and caring during these times of opening in our Church.
QUOTES TO INSPIRE: “..Never lose hope: storms make people stronger and never last forever.” (Roy T. Bennett).
“..When you connect to the silence within you is the time when you can make sense of the disturbance outside you.” (Stephen Richards).
“..Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you..” (Jesus in St. Matthew’s gospel: 7:7-8).
If any person or family is in need of provisions at this time of house confinement please make contact with Dublin South City Partnership at 01 – 4732196. Speak to staff members and they will respond appropriately.%MCEPASTEBIN%
Please see full video message from Archbishop Martin here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaj571VqYxA
Dear Parishioners of St Agnes, as Covid 19 is progressing it is unfortunate that we have to close our Church to protect our parishioners. We pray that with God’s help and by helping one another we can get through this crisis together.
Archbishop Diarmuíd Martin has cancelled public Sunday and Weekday Masses in the Archdiocese of Dublin from Wednesday 25th March until further notice.
Mass will be streamed live behind closed doors daily at 12 noon and 11.00am only on Sundays.
REVISED CONFESSION TIMES FROM SAT 7TH MARCH 2020
Confessions will be heard from
10.30am to 11.00am and at 6.30pm to 6.50pm on Saturdays.
On the Eves of First Friday’s they will be heard
after 10.00am mass and at 6.45pm.
Outside of these times if you wish to have your
Confession heard please indicate this
to any of the Priests who will oblige.
Spend time in silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
Dedicated Adorers are always required.
You can fill in a volunteer form in the Oratory Porch
or leave your details with the Parish Secretary.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament times
Mon 10.30am to 6.45pm, Tues, Wed and Thurs 10.30am to 4pm, Fri 1pm to 4pm.
Divine Mercy Prayers
main altar Wed and Fri 3 – 4pm.
There are no upcoming events.
St Agnes Church, St Agnes Road
Sacristy 01 4555383
Parish Office 01 4555368