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16 May 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.

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.
The 69 is possible if we have two distinct areas within the church, one for 50 people and the other for 19. 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.

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.

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

Deepest Sympathy to the family and friends of Aoife Bonar, Esker Park.
May she rest in peace

Shrubs for St. Mary’s Garden


Some of the plants that Áine and Joe donated - they planted and watered them.
Thanks Áine and Joe.
Pat at 087 223 8911

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.


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
Current restrictions means that there can be NO gathering outside the front of the church, should the church building reach the maximum capacity of 50. Parishioners can however remain in their cars in the car park 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.

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 side door at pastoral centre on far side of Church between 10.30am and 12.30pm


Parish of Divine Mercy, Lucan South

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

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.

Sanitising after Mass: All the pews need to be sprayed and wiped down after Mass and since many hands make like work please consider staying after Mass and picking up gloves, spray bottle and cloth from the table in the porch and help the team get the Church ready for the next Mass.

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.