Mass Arrangements from 26th December

Posted in Ceremonies

Masses in St. Benedict’s and St. Monica’s are via webcam only until further notice.

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Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

Posted 12th April 2021 in Announcements

knock-2021Online Adult & Family Pilgrimage – Saturday April 24th

The online Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to the International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine at Knock will take place on Saturday April 24th.

For the second year, it will be a virtual pilgrimage. It will include a programme of online workshops from Our Lady of Victories Church, Ballymun Road which can be accessed by webcam commencing at 11.50am. Archbishop Dermot Farrell will address online pilgrims following the Regina Caeli at 12pm. The workshop themes will include Challenge for Families, the Holy Spirit and St Joseph & the Apparition.

After a break for lunch, you are invited to switch to the Knock Shrine webcam at 2.30pm for the rosary. The Pilgrimage Mass will follow immediately afterwards at 3pm and will be celebrated by the Rector of Knock Shrine, Father Richard Gibbons. Our pilgrimage will conclude with an opportunity for quiet prayer with an online visit to the Apparition Chapel.

We hope that you find the pilgrimage to be an inspirational and positive experience. And pray that we may be in a position to gather together in Knock as an Archdiocese for our 2022 pilgrimage.

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

Posted 6th April 2021 in Announcements

aloneALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024Calls cost no more than a local call and in some instances are free.

Easter Urbi et Orbi Blessing

Posted 4th April 2021 in Announcements

urbi-et-orbi-2021If you missed Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi blessing on television this morning, click here to watch it on the Vatican News channel.

The video begins with the Pope’s Easter Message to the world; the Urbi et Orbi blessing is at 20:13.

Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies

Posted 26th March 2021 in Ceremonies

Please click here for the timetable of Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies in St. Benedict’s and St. Monica’s.

All ceremonies will be broadcast via webcam only.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation 2021

Posted 16th February 2021 in Announcements

A message from Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Please find below the link to a recorded message by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year.

It expresses to them and to parish communities the broad approach which is being taken: there is no pressure to celebrate the sacraments by any given deadline; we should use this time of uncertainty to support families to nurture their children as they journey towards the sacraments whenever they can be safely celebrated; and we are creating supports and resources for parishes to draw on in their accompaniment of families.

Message from Archbishop Dermot Farrell to Families and Children

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Posted 7th February 2021 in Announcements

Lourdes GrottoThursday the 11th of February is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, normally the World Day of the Sick. This year the prayer below might be said on the days leading up to Our Lady’s Feast.

Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes,
you appeared at the grotto of Massabielle to Bernadette.
You brought her the radiant light of your smile,
the gentle brightness of your presence,
Day by day you conversed, one person to another.
We, too, come before you, and we humbly pray,
May those who doubt, discover the joy of trust.
May those who despair, sense your loving presence.
Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes,
you said to Bernadette,
“I am the Immaculate Conception”
We pray for sinners. Show them the way of life and truth.
May we discover the joy of God’s forgiveness in our lives
Instil in us a desire for childlike innocence and trust.
You gave birth to Jesus, our Saviour and our brother,
look tenderly on our beautiful but troubled world.
Guide us to the One who is the Source of all hope,
Jesus, your Son, the way, the truth and the life,
Who teaches us to call God Father. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes – pray for us.

St. Bernadette – pray for us.

Mass Intentions

Posted 14th January 2021 in Announcements

You may now request a Mass Intention through the website - click here for more details.

Urbi et Orbi

Posted 27th December 2020 in Ceremonies

Urbi et OrbiIf you missed Pope Francis’s Urbi et Orbi blessing on Christmas Day, you can watch it here:

Urbi et Orbi: Christmas reminds us we are all united as brothers and sisters

Christmas Carols from St. Monica’s

Posted 22nd December 2020 in Announcements

On Christmas Eve, we will have a singer & harpist performing Christmas Carols before the 6pm Mass, starting at approximately 5:40pm. All are welcome to join us via webcam.