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26 September 2021
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Parish notes

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St Mary’s, Lucan

Sunday Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil: 6.30pm
Sunday: 8.45am, 10.30am, 12.15pm and 7pm.

New Sunday Mass Times with effect from 2nd/3rd October 2021
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

New Arrangements:
From this Saturday (11th September) there will be only one Vigil Mass on Saturday Evening at 6.30pm.
Our capacity for each Mass has increased to 300 while this is great news 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.
We ask people to disperse throughout the Church when they come to Mass and to leave a space between themselves and the next person/household.
At each Mass, the priests will ask for extra volunteers, on the day, to help the Stewards sanitise the seats etc.

All Masses will continue to be live-streamed on

St. Mary’s Readers’ Roster October 2021
The roster for readers at the Saturday vigil and Sunday masses for the month of October 2021 was sent to all readers by email on 20th September. If any reader has not received it a copy is available for inspection in the sacristy.

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:
Monday and Wednesday after 10am Mass
Saturday after the 10am and 6.30pm.

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.

Recent Deaths
Deepest Sympathy to the partner, children, parents, family and friends of Shane Carey, Ballydowd and to the parents, family and friends of Alan Carey, Ballydowd.
May they rest in peace.


St Patrick’s Esker/Dodsboro/Adamstown

Sunday Masses:
Vigil Saturday 7pm, Sunday: 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.

Summary of reopening measures until 17th October
Capacity will be 50%, accommodating a maximum of 300 people. Admission continues on a first come basis.
Church opening times 9.15 a.m. Monday- Saturday inclusive
The facility of the Church car park for participation at Sunday Mass will remain available.
Mass can be accessed over the usual Church media channels
10.30am Family Mass will continue online until Sunday 17th October

Weekday Masses:
Monday to Friday at 10am.

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

New Contact Details:
Fr Ubaldo Muhindo 01 4056858
Parish Office: Monday- Friday: 9.45am – 1pm
Tel: 01 4572900

Congregation capacity increase:
Our capacity at each Mass has increased. While this is great news, we need to remember that Covid is still very much with us. With this in mind, we need to be diligent in continuing with the wearing of face coverings and hand sanitising upon entering the church. Let us all endeavour to keep everyone safe by following the guidelines from the competent authority.

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

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

All Masses will be livestreamed on

Private Prayer:
The Faustina Chapel is open for private prayer from 10am to 12 noon Monday to Friday.


Medjugorje Mass

Schedule: August – December 2021
St Mary’s Church, Lucan

Rosary: 5.45pm
Holy Mass: 6.15pm

11th October
15th November
13th December

To reserve a seat Call Pat at 087 223 8911

Mass also live at


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Departs 13th October 2021
Dublin to Mostar, Mostar Airport is only 30 minutes from Medjugorje
7 nights: €695 pps (insurance included)
9 nights: €755 pps (insurance included)
Terms and conditions apply
Professional Guide – Spiritual Director
Tour Operator: Marian Pilgrimages – Fully Bonded – Fully Licensed

Contact: Pat 087 2238911

Departing and returning tests required in absence of Covid passport.
Pilgrims must arrange and pay for those tests separately.
A Covid test centre has been opened beside the First Aid Centre in Medjugorje to facilitate people needing a test before returning home.

For more information regarding Pilgrimages and Monthly Medjugorje Mass visit facebook page: Medjugorje Mass Lucan