Covid-19 Update 19/09/2020
Due to The Government decision to place the county of Dublin on Level 3 of the COVID-19 National Recovery Plan, Places of worship will have to remain closed except for private prayer, weddings and funerals. Attendance at wedding liturgies and funerals will be limited to 25 people. For the next three weeks at least, Mass will only be celebrated behind closed doors . Mass will be streamed on the parish webcam and broadcast on the parish radio at: 09:00 Monday – Saturday and 11:00 on Sundays
We appreciate your support at all times. Despite the financial challenges facing many, if any parishioner is able at this time to make a contribution to the different collections, you may do so through this new donate facility. We thank you sincerely for your donations to our Parish the Family Envelope Fund (Main source of income for the running of the Parish); the Christmas and Easter Dues and to the First and Second Collections (the First Collection, along with the Dues goes to the Diocesan Common Fund for the salary of Priests; the Second Collection (SHARE) is for the poorer Parishes and for the support of Pastoral Initiatives in our Diocese. Be assured of the gratitude of myself and the Parish Finance Committee. If you are in a position to donate please find the donate button on the bottom left hand side of the home page our website, your donation will be gratefully received.
W wish to thank most sincerely those who have kindly contributed through our donate online facility.
Thank you. Fr. Tony (firstname.lastname@example.org)
QUOTES TO INSPIRE: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel.” (Maya Angelou).
“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains”. (Anne Frank).
“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don’t have strength”. (Napoleon Bonaparte).
THIS SUNDAY – Our Church will be open from 12.00 – 2.00pm for anyone who wishes to spend a few moments in quiet prayer. This is carried out adhering to all requirements and guidelines.
PENTECOST SUNDAY – NEXT SUNDAY – 24th MAY: We will offer the 11.00am Mass for all our parishioners, all families, for our country and our world. We invite you to light a candle next Sunday for HOPE as you join us on our Webcam. The Feast of Pentecost is a Feast of Hope, Peace and Healing and we desperately need these in our lives at this time.
THE MORNING WILL COME
O God, as I look back at my life I see many little pieces of light. They have given me hope and comfort in my bleak and weary times.
I thank you for the radiance of a dark sky full of stars and for the faithful light of dawn that follows every turn of darkness.
I thank you for the loved ones and strangers whose inner beacons of light warmed and welcomed my pain.
I thank you for your presence in my depths, protecting, guiding, reassuring, loving.
I thank you for those life-surprises that sparked a bit of hope in my ashes.
And yes, I thank you for my darkness (the unwanted companion I shun and avoid) because this pushy intruder comes with truth and reveals my hidden treasures. (Sr. Joyce Rupp:OSM).
Loving lord, in this time of anxiety, give me serenity. In this time of fear, give me confidence in your love. In times of illness, help me to preserve my health and the health of those around me.
In this time of social isolation, let my phone calls be ones of kindness, wisdom and compassion. In this time of worry, give me the courage to reaffirm my belief that we are together in this time of trial. Lord Jesus, in this time of great challenge, we need your presence, we need your healing peace. Help us to live in hope that this pandemic will pass.
Under your protection, O Mary, we ask your help and protection. Give us confidence in your care for us in these days. O Mother of the Healing Jesus, we pray for the compassion of your Son upon us. Give us a deep faith, trust and an awareness that our God is with us. AMEN.
St Agnes Church has installed a new webcam which we hope will be of benefit to the housebound and those abroad.
Please check from time to time for further updates when the current restrictions are eased.