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5 December 2021
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Parish notes

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Who would believe that another Christmas is upon us with many Covid restrictions still in place?

For SVP, this means still no house visits, still no opportunities to have a chat and offer words of encouragement to our clients, still sending out much needed vouchers by post.

Regardless of restrictions, Christmas, as always, brings stress to families in many, different ways, not least ensuring that there is food on the table. As the season approaches, we receive many additional requests for help to make Christmas a happy time for families, particularly for the children. We rely on your generosity to achieve this goal.

Without our monthly collections at Mass, our funds are very much reduced. We thank those of you who have continued to contribute during the past year by leaving donations in the Sacristy, or by contributing online.

This year, the national Christmas appeal takes place at all Masses next weekend, 11th/12th of December.

Since not everyone will be at Mass as normal, donations can also be left at the Sacristy at any stage.

We wish you and your families God’s blessings, peace and good health this Christmas and always.

St. Vincent de Paul, Lucan



The Tap & Go System is not to be used for special collections, eg St. Vincent de Paul. This collection will take place in the Church itself.


St Mary’s, Lucan

First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the boys and girls of Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig N.S. who will receive their First Holy Communion this Saturday 4th December.
Hope you all have a lovely day and please keep them all in your prayers.

Christmas 2021
Given the current public health guidelines, the following restrictions will govern our Christmas celebrations at St Mary’s

A maximum of 450 people will be admitted to all Masses – the doors of the church will be closed when this number has been reached.
Entry will be on a first-come basis.

Mass Times as follows:
Christmas Eve: 6pm, 8pm and 10pm
Christmas Day: 9am,10.30am and 12 noon

There will be NO evening Mass on Christmas Day

Children who are in 3rd Class and above are requested to wear face masks while attending, as are all others. Please note that Sunday Obligation remains suspended in these Covid times.

To assist with the regulation of numbers Stewards will be required at the start of all Masses.
If you would be willing to help please contact Deirdre in the Parish Office 01- 6217041 or by email at

Sunday Mass Times
Saturday Vigil: 6.30pm
Sunday: 9am, 10.30am, 12 noon and 7pm.

We ask those who had booked either of the Saturday Evening Masses to please phone the Sacristy 01 6281487 to rearrange booking.

Weekday Masses:
Monday to Saturday 10am

As of 22nd October our Church can be at full capacity. However we need to remember that Covid is still very much with us. We must continue to wear face coverings in the church and use the hand sanitizer on the way in.

For all Masses, please enter the Church via the Main Door and exit via the other 2 doors. Those in the benches please go out through the back porch door and those in the chairs please exit via the side door beside the nuns’ chapel.
No exit via Main Porch Door.

All Masses will continue to be live-streamed on

St. Mary’s Readers’ Roster December 2021
The roster for readers at the Saturday vigil and Sunday masses for the month of December 2021 was sent to all readers by email on 21st November. If any reader has not received it a copy is available for inspection in the sacristy.

Church Art Calendar for 2022
Available in the Parish Office or the Sacristy.
Cost €1.50

Praying with Scripture:
Praying with scripture has recommenced via zoom. If interested please contact Cheryl Murphy at 086 8343754 to register.

Dates are bookable online to the end of October. Dates will be added as the need arises.
If you need to cancel a booking contact:

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.

Confessions – Nun’s Chapel:
After Saturday Morning 10am Mass and Saturday Evening 6.30pm Mass.

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, Sunday: 9am, 10.30am and 12 noon.
The 10.30am Family Mass is now open to the public –This 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.

We must continue to wear face coverings in the church and use the hand sanitizer on the way in.

Weekday Masses:
Monday to Friday at 10am.

All Masses are livestreamed on You tube

Confessions can be requested after Mass.

View the following on
Mass Readings for the week
Morning Prayer – Lauds
Evening Prayer – Vespers
Take five at 10 - Reflections–Weekdays: 10am Taizé – Watch and Pray


Parish of Divine Mercy, Lucan South


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

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

We need to be diligent in continuing with the wearing of face coverings and hand sanitising upon entering the church.

All Masses will be livestreamed on

Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament Friday December 3rd, 10th, 17th 2021, 10am -10 pm
Please come and join us even for a short while on these special days to prepare for the birth of Our Divine Saviour and as a gift to Jesus for His Birthday.
If you wish to volunteer for one hour on any of these days please phone 014572900 or 0862209634.
There will be Scriptural Reading, Holy Rosary, Silent Adoration and Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

Advent Food Bank Appeal:
While most of us are blessed to have enough food for our families not all of the people in our parish can say the same which is why the parish food bank was started. The parish food bank accepts donations of non-perishable food in the plastic containers inside the Church doors and each week delivers this food to the many families in need of assistance.
We are asking our parish to make an extra effort this Advent to support the food bank so we can share the life giving gift of food with those who are in need. Consider including some treats along with the staple foods so we can put more smiles on faces this Advent season.
We have no cold storage so we ask you donate non-perishable food such as tea bags, small jars of coffee, cereals, rice, pasta & pasta sauces, pot noodles / packets, biscuits, beans, peas, soups, tins of fruit, creamed rice, tins custard, toiletries, soaps, toothpaste, shower gels and toilet roll.
Thank you all for your continued support.

Daily Readings on website:
Under our Welcome menu you will find links for the Daily Mass Reading which updates every day as well as Sunday Mass Reading for the following Sunday’s Mass. It is a great way to be able to read along during Mass if you so wish or take time to reflect on the passages during the week and see what message they have for you. One quick note is that if it is a Sunday and you want to see the Gospel for today then click on the Daily Mass Reading link as the Sunday listing will be for the following week.


Medjugorje Mass

Schedule: up to December 2021
St Mary’s Church, Lucan

Rosary: 5.45pm
Holy Mass: 6.15pm

13th December

To reserve a seat Call Pat at 087 223 8911

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