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2 August 2020
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Parish notes

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St Mary’s, Lucan

Sunday Masses: Vigil Saturday, 6.30pm, 8.45am, 9.45am, 11am, 12.15pm and 7pm

From August on Sunday Masses will be on a first come, first served basis.
The queue will start at the Main Porch door across in front of the older stone part of the Church.
It is expected that parishioners respect 2 meters social distancing at all times.

Attendance at Masses are strictly limited to 69 people, this is in compliance with Public health regulations. This figure includes the Mass team of the Priest, sacristan, stewards, etc. We cannot exceed the 69 person capacity and we regret that you may be disappointed if the Church is full when you arrive.

The seating in the Church has been very carefully mapped out to ensure 2 meter social distancing so people will be asked by the stewards to sit in the marked seats. These measures are to ensure your safety as well as those around you.

Please do not congregate to chat after Mass; exit in an orderly fashion, observing social distancing at all times.

Please check on the Parish Website for any updates

Weekday Mass: Monday to Saturday 10am
Weekday Masses will be on a first-come-first-served basis. We ask for patience and understanding if there is no space left for you.

All Masses will continue to be available on the Internet at

Private Prayer:
The Church will be open for private prayer after daily Mass. (provided there are no funerals taking place).
Please enter by the main porch door only and exit by the door near the Nuns Chapel only.

Recent Deaths:
Deepest Sympathy to the family and friends of Angela Forde, formerly of Beech Park and to the wife, family and friends of Gerard (Gerry) Argue, Beech Park.
May they rest in peace.

Parish Centre remains closed until further notice.


St Patrick’s Esker/Dodsboro/Adamstown

Sunday Masses: 9am and 12 noon.
The Sunday 10.30am family Mass will continue for the present as a live broadcast on the parish website. 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.

The church building is limited to 65 people in attendance based on new guidance issued by the government. This figure is on a first come basis and is inclusive of staff and volunteers. All are expected to follow the social distance guidance and seating arrangements when in attendance.

For those who cannot enter the Church due to the maximum number having been met, loud speakers have been erected in the car park behind the pastoral centre and also at the entrance of the church. Holy Communion will be brought to the cars and those who may be standing at the entrance to the church. It is expected that parishioners respect 2 meters social distancing at all times.

Weekday Mass: Masses have recommenced on a gradual basis on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10am.

Private Prayer: The church will be open on weekdays and Saturday between 10am and noon for private prayer (funerals permitting).


Parish of Divine Mercy, Lucan South

Sunday Masses: Saturday Vigil 6.30pm, Sunday 10:30am and 12.15pm
There is currently no booking system for Mass and spaces will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis until we reach our limit. No Church wants to turn away parishioners, but please understand it is for the safety of everyone. It is therefore advisable to come in good time for Mass, or perhaps consider attending a week day Mass.
The Church will be cleaned by our volunteers after each Mass and to allow for this, the second Mass on Sunday has been pushed back and will now start at the later time of 12:15 pm.

Weekday Mass:
Monday to Friday 9:15am, Saturday 10am
Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis so please come in good time for Mass.

Live Streaming: All Masses will continue to be available on our website at as well as all the reopening details and will keep it updated as the restrictions are changed and our plans evolve.

Private Prayer:
On week days the Sr. Faustina Chapel will be available for a maximum of 5 people at a time after mass in the morning until 11:30 am to allow time for sanitising afterwards. For now there will be no access to the Church on weekends outside of mass times.

Church Community Gardening
With the gift of the beautiful sunshine as well as the rain the plants around the Church and the courtyard in particular have thrived this summer. Unfortunately the weeds have thrived just as much so we need some help to tidy the place up. We are inviting everyone who is able to join us on Saturday 1st August after 10am Mass to join us with your gardening tools and gloves for a Church Community gardening session. Hopefully we will have some dry weather to allow us to gather in some sunshine to enjoy the wonderful community spirit we have in our parish and improve the Church grounds for everyone.