Christmas Message from Fr Kevin

Our Masses this Christmas will be unique, with only one hundred people in the church for each one. I invite all of you who can’t be with us in the church, to join us for one of the Christmas Masses on Christmas Eve (4pm, 6pm and 9pm) or Christmas Day (8am, 10am and 11.30am) on-line. The link to the on-line Masses can be found on the parish website

At Christmas we normally look forward to the homecomings, the family togetherness for Christmas. This year the celebration will be different. Not every family member may be able to be home this year due to restrictions that are now in place here in Ireland and abroad.

We remember all those who will be working over Christmas, especially those in the emergency services and those caring for the sick.

For some it will be a difficult time, missing loved ones who have passed away or who will be away from home.

Yet, it is the birth of a child that we celebrate, a child that went on to change the world and still does to this day. I pray that the celebration of the Lord’s birth will enlighten all your lives with hope, love and peace, and those with whom you celebrate it this year.

Fr. Kevin

Live Streaming of Church Celebrations!

Reserving Seats for our Christmas Masses – UPDATE

We regret to inform you all tickets for the 3 Masses on Christmas Eve (4pm, 6pm and 9pm) and the 3 Masses on Christmas Day (8am, 10am and 11.30am) have now been given to the people who booked them this morning.
Understandably, many people will be hugely disappointed, but in the interest of safety in these COVID times we more than ever need to adhere strictly to the Government guidelines on the number of people allowed to attend these Christmas Masses.

Public Mass has resumed

We are delighted to celebrate Mass once again with a congregation.

Weekday Mass are at 10am from Monday to Saturday.

Weekend Mass are at 6.30pm on Saturday (Vigil Mass) and 10am and 11.30am on Sunday.

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Annual Parish Bereavement Mass 2020

Perhaps they are not the stars, but, rather openings in Heaven where the love of our departed ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy  (Eskimo legend)

As the rain poured down and the wind howled hundreds of us gathered in our homes to ‘attend’ our annual Bereavement Mass, which this year was held on Wednesday, 4th November, live-streamed from St Columba’s Church.

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Remembering Our Dead

The month of November is a special time in which we remember our deceased loved ones in a special way. People write out the list of deceased family members and friends so that they can be remembered in the annual Novena for the Holy Souls. So many usually travel to visit the cemetery where their loved ones are buried and join in the public prayers that are said there at this time of the year or at another time. Our deceased loved ones are not forgotten.

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Bishop Fintan

In a message to the priests of the diocese, Bishop Fintan asks priests “to be beacons of hope and solidarity as we provide pastoral and spiritual care.”

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Donating to your parish online

Looking for a way to still give your weekly donation?

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Mass live-streamed during level 5 of this pandemic

Mass live-streamed during level 5 of this pandemic

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Who will pray for the dead this year?

The month of November is a special time for praying for our relatives and parishioners who have died.

Because of Covid-19, parishioners and relatives will not be able to attend Masses and prayer services which are celebrated annually in early November for those who have died.

The Masses will be celebrated by the priests but without a congregation. Where possible, these Masses will be broadcast and live streamed. Gatherings for the blessing of graves in cemeteries may not be held either. The graves will be blessed privately by priests.

People will still be able to visit the burial places of their loved ones and are encouraged to pray there alone or with others from their household.

A prayer leaflet has been made available by the Office for Mission and Ministry of the Diocese which people can use as their prayer. (It can be downloaded and printed or read on one’s device.)

Click below to view or download it.