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Re-opening for Private Prayer

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Fr Paul is delighted to announce that we are re-opening for Private Prayer from Monday 6th July 2020 and looking forward to seeing everyone. Of course the new normal welcoming comes with restrictions for the health and wellbeing of everyone. Stay well and Stay Safe.

 

Times for Private Prayer

Monday to Friday 5pm—7pm

Sunday 11.30am —1.30pm

 

 

 
An Update on Reopening of Churches from 29th June

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

We joyfully anticipate the beginning of a new moment in the faith life and renewal of our parish. We long for the day when we can return to the Public Celebration of Mass and the Sacraments. We long for our coming together again as a community of faith, worshipping together in church, something we have all taken for granted in the past.

The medical advisors to the temporary government are proposing Monday June 29th as a possible date to open churches. The churches in the Archdiocese are different to each other in size and shape and can accommodate small, medium and large numbers in the congregation depending on their size and measurements. ‘one size fits all’ does not apply.

Before opening the churches there are ‘norms’ or rules and regulations that must be in place, to facilitate the health and safety of everyone who comes into the church building. To comply with the advice of government and the Irish Episcopal Conference the following norms apply:  

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Blessing of the Graves - Mulhuddart Cemetery

altThe blessing of graves in Mulhuddart Cemetery took place this afternoon Monday 8th June 2020. Due to Covid 19, it was not possible to have everyone attending. Those present were Very Rev. Cyril Mangan, Very Rev. Liam McClarey, S.C.A., Rev. Binoy Mathew SVD, Rev. Kieran Coghlan, Ms. Colette Kavanagh and Msgr. Eoin Thynne.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

 
130 Years Celebration and Renovation

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CELEBRATIONS & RENOVATIONS:

As you are now aware our church, St Mochta’s, will celebrate 130 years of faith and worship in this year of 2020 . To preserve the church building we need to carry out Urgent restoration measures involving repairs to the structure of the building and various works around its environs. The heating system needs to be improved including a new boiler. The stained glass windows need to be secured for their  preservation and  more work will have to be done to secure the building. We hope to embark on major fundraising projects as our  present income is contributed by a small number of parishioners who are registered and have committed to donate through standing orders and the parish envelope collection. This does not cover the annual running costs of the parish.  The shortfall between income and expenditure is presently made up through our own fundraising for example Family Fun Day, Golf Classic, Panto, Winter Songs Concert, etc. The Finance Committee and Pastoral Council are currently examining ways to improve the finances including An Appeal encouraging more parishioners to contribute through standing orders and the envelope collection. During the year we will keep you informed of our plans and we also invite you to suggest ideas in support of the Parish and its funding. Our celebrations have to go ‘on hold’  because of the restrictions in place  attempting to stop the spreading of the Covid 19 killer virus. We will keep you updated on the plans for the fundraising and celebrations.

WEBCAM

When we had to close the church our parishioners had to look elsewhere for the celebration of Mass (including myself). I decided,  with the approval of the  chairpersons of the Parish Council and the Finance Committees, to install  our own WebCam which I proposed to pay for from voluntary sponsorship. I am very heartened by the generosity of the people who have donated to date. If you are in a position to contribute you can send your donation to the Presbytery, cheques payable to ‘St. Mochta’s Church’ marking ‘webcam’ on the envelope, or you can donate via our Donate Button at this link:

St. Mochta’s Church Donate

We would be very grateful of any support you can give and you are as always in our prayer and thoughts during this challenging time.

Every good wish and blessing,

Fr Paul.

 
Guidelines for Masses during Corona Virus Restrictions

Due to measures introduced by healthcare authorities limiting attendance at public indoor gatherings to 100 people,
mass in St Mochta's church is suspended until further notice.

The church is now closed.

Masses will be transmitted via webcam  Please Click here

The Healthcare Authorities announce changes at short notice, 

so this notice is subject to change regularly.

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