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25 July 2021
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Parish notes

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St Mary’s, Lucan

New Sunday Mass Times:
Saturday Vigils: 5pm and 6.45pm
Sunday: 8.45am, 10.30pm, 12.15pm and 7pm.

We ask those who have already booked Masses for the weekends to please phone the Sacristy 01 6281487 and check whether the time of their Mass is different due to changes in Sunday Mass times.

Weekday Masses: Monday to Saturday 10am

All Masses will continue to be live-streamed on

Our churches are open for Public Masses. While number will continue to be restricted and social distancing enforced it does mean that in St Mary’s we can have a maximum of 69 people in attendance for Masses.
There are 27 places on the individual chairs (11 as you enter from the porch, 12 at the Sacristy side and 4 at the front of the altar.) There are then 42 in the pews.
There can be no movement between these two areas. Each area will have separate entrances and exits.

Admission to all Masses will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Enter at the main porch door, queueing from the left across the front of the old part of the church maintaining social distance at all times.
We rely on your understanding to make this work. Masks must be worn.

Visits to the housebound:
If the housebound person has been fully vaccinated and at least two weeks have elapsed since the second dose, either Fr. Tom or Fr Philip and/or any ministers of the Eucharist who are also fully vaccinated can call once again. As a precaution we will wear face coverings and ask those to whom we are calling to do the same.

If you were on the house call list prior to the pandemic you will automatically receive a visit. If you are housebound and are not already on the list you can call Deirdre at the parish office (01 621 7041) and leave your details, we will be happy to call on a monthly basis.

Stewards needed:
In order to comply with the social distancing and sanitization guidelines we will require volunteer stewards for each Mass. If you are willing to volunteer for one Mass on Sunday or weekdays contact Deirdre in the Parish office on 01 6217041 or fill in the online form on the parish website.

Confessions – Nun’s Chapel:
Monday and Wednesday after 10am Mass
Saturday after the 10am and 5pm Masses

Praying with Scripture:
Praying with scripture is continuing on zoom. If interested please contact Cheryl Murphy at 086 8343754 to register.

Private Prayer:
The Church will be open daily for private prayer on weekdays from 10.30am to 6pm (funerals permitting) and on Sundays from 12 noon to 6pm. Please enter by the Main Porch Door and exit by the side door (near the Nun’s Chapel).Please ensure social distancing when visiting the church and use hand sanitizers provided when entering and leaving.

Deepest Sympathy
to the family and friends of Ethna Coyne, The Square.
May she rest in peace.


St Patrick’s Esker/Dodsboro/Adamstown

Sunday Masses:
Vigil Saturday 7pm
9am, and 12 noon.

10.30am Family Mass – live streamed only This online Mass is aimed at younger parishioners and their families; it is an accessible liturgy for children and enables them to participate more fully in the Sunday Mass.

Weekday Masses: Monday to Friday at 10am.

Numbers continue to be restricted to 50 people in the church building.
Admission will be in a first-come first-serve basis
For Sunday Masses only:
When capacity is reached parishioners can remain in their cars in the car park behind the church, and receive communion.

All Masses are streamed live on the Parish You Tube channel

Volunteers Needed: To be able to put the safety procedures in place for the benefit of everyone we need volunteers to help with stewarding and sanitizing the Church at Masses. Thank you to those who have come forward.

Parish Notice:
Following government information: “that religious ceremonies such as Baptisms, First Communions and Confirmations should not take place at this time. All these ceremonies have been postponed. Further advice will follow on resumption of these ceremonies when it is safe to do so.

Confessions: Confessions can be requested after Mass. The confession box is not to be used. However, a space that respects open privacy is available in the Church to receive the Sacrament.

Private Prayer: Church can continue to be accessed daily for private prayer. Access is through the the entrance at the bell tower between 10.30am and 12.30pm.


Parish of Divine Mercy, Lucan South

New Sunday Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil 6:30pm
Sunday 10:15am and 12:15pm

Weekday Masses: Monday to Friday 9:15am, Saturday 10am

Admission will be in a first-come first-serve basis to a max of 50 people

All Masses will be livestreamed on

Please follow guidelines:
Wear a face covering over both nose and mouth.
Use hand sanitizer when entering the Church.
Sit 2m apart on seats marked by the yellow stickers.
Family groups can sit together in dedicated group seats in the side rooms.
Movement between the pods (side rooms and main church) is not permitted.
Follow the instructions of the Church stewards – they have purple hi-vis vests so easily recognized.

Stewards: Please consider helping us on the Steward team as with people’s situations ever changing and the coming of the summer holidays we will need more people to cover all the Masses. You can get in touch with our online contact form or approach any of the stewards after Mass. Training will be provided.

All Baptisms, Confirmations and First Communions have been postponed until further notice.

Private Prayer:
While the Church is not open to parishioners for Mass, the Faustina Chapel is open for private prayer from 10am to 12 noon Monday to Friday.

Divine Bloom:
There is now a newly formed gardening team of volunteers in Divine Mercy who have been hard at work in mixed weather conditions brightening up the Church grounds. There is always a welcome for everyone and plenty of laughter and jokes As with all the Church groups they are always looking for more people to help out so if you want to pitch in get in touch with the parish office and they will put you in touch. All are welcome!