To ensure that the live streaming of our masses runs without interruptions we have changed our webcam services provider. Masses can be viewed by pasting https://www.crumlinparish.ie/watch-live/ into your search or churchmedia.tv (under find your church key in Crumlin).
CROSSCARE is the Caring Agency in the Dublin Diocese and carries out wonderful work among the struggling communities of our Diocese. It provides a wide range of support services to hundreds of individuals, families and communities right across the Diocese. It depends on its annual collection in September to fund its services. Because of the pandemic their collection was considerably down this year. This Christmas, CROSSCARE invites parishes to collect specific items to deliver to needy families. The items they most need are – soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, baby hygiene products, hand soaps in containers. We invite parishioners to make donations of these products only and bring them to the Parish Centre for Sunday, 6th December only between 12.00 noon – 2.00pm. The services of CROSSCARE are called upon more frequently at this time of year, so they appreciate the generosity of Parishioners in donating to their appeal this year. Look at www.crosscare.ie for more information.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
The Annual Indoor Collection for the Society will take place this year on the weekend of 12th/13th December. Hopefully we will be able to celebrate our masses – Saturday evening at 5.30 and 7.00pm: Sunday – 9.30: 11.00am and 12.30pm. Our support for the Society ensures that they can help many, many individuals and families in our communities, especially at Christmas and more so as a result of the hardships and struggles placed on families since the onset of the pandemic. The Society is always appreciative of our support and generosity. If you cannot attend masses, you might like to make contact with the Society yourself or drop your donation into the parish office anytime, marked St. Vincent de Paul.
POINSETTIAS FOR OUR CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS
Last year the response to parishioners donating poinsettias for our Christmas flower decorations was wonderful. We invite parishioners to do likewise again this year. We ask you to bring a poinsettia – red variations and any height – to our Church for the weekends of 12th/13th and 19th/20th December. They will be stored in a cool space and placed in our sanctuary on Christmas week.
ADVENT ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
For the four Tuesdays of Advent: 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd December, we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 2.00 – 4.00pm. It will take place in the main Church. Over the past number of weeks since the lockdown, many parishioners called to the Church each day to spend time in quiet prayer. It is inspiring to witness. During this time of prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, it will be necessary to adhere to all guidelines, wearing of masks, social distancing hand sanitising and carefulness around lighting of candles. There is no need to sign up – just come along and spend this time in prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.