Masses on 25th & 26th September

Posted in Announcements

In order to accommodate First Communion ceremonies for the children of the parish schools, there will be two changes to the Mass schedule this weekend:

Saturday 25th September: Morning Mass will begin at the earlier time of 9.30am

Sunday 26th September: 11.30am Mass will be reserved for First Communion families only

The Vigil Mass at 6.30pm on Saturday and morning Mass at 9.30am on Sunday will be celebrated as usual.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and co-operation, and ask you to pass the word on to those who may not see this notice.

First Communion Update

Posted in Announcements

The parish has prepared an invitation card for each registered candidate which outlines your assigned seat and also Health & Safety measures that we would ask you to follow on the day.

Most of the candidates have moved schools within the parish and the schools they have transferred to are kindly supporting the parish in distributing these invitations to the candidates this week, so please check your child’s schoolbag.

We have done our best to identify those registered candidates who have moved outside of the parish to make arrangements for them to collect their invitation.

If your child was registered but you did not receive an invitation please contact the parish office, preferably by email. Please note that the parish office is closed until Thursday 23rd September.

Kind regards,
Fr Gerry

Sacraments Update 25th August 2021

Posted in Ceremonies

Outlined below are the specific dates & times per the school, class & teacher as recorded at the time of registration.

In the event that you are unable to attend the date/time allocated to your child, please contact us by email and we will re-schedule you to another date/time.

Similar to last year’s Sacraments we will be issuing invitations for each candidate which will admit 4 people in total, i.e. the candidate & 3 other family members, this is what we must do to ensure the Sacraments can go ahead & we are trusting that everyone will respect & adhere to the restrictions.

Each candidate will be assigned a specific seat number & this will be specified on the invitation and we will contact you closer to the time with details of the how/when/where in relation to the invitations which MUST be brought with you to the Church on the day.

  Schedule for Confirmation 2021
  Schedule for First Eucharist 2021

Mass Arrangements from 10th May 2021

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The parish church will re-open for public Masses on Monday 10th May 2021.

We will be allowed a maximum of 50 people in the church, with face coverings recommended. The document below details the safe practices that we will follow in the church, which are the same as we applied during similar circumstances last year.

Church Notice - Holy Trinity
As before, anyone who can attend Mass during the week is urged to make one of those days their ‘Sunday’ and so free up a place at the weekend for someone who is working Monday to Friday.

Click here for details of Mass Times.

Funerals and weddings will both be limited to 50 people attending the ceremony.

Confirmation Update

Posted 7th September 2021 in Announcements

The parish has prepared an invitation card for each registered candidate which outlines your assigned seat and also Health & Safety measures that we would ask you to follow on the day.

As the candidates have now moved schools we are not in a position to distribute these & you will need to collect your invitation on Wednesday 8th September from 5-6pm at the Parish Bungalow, 41 Grangemore Grove.

We understand that this is a tight timeline and appreciate your understanding during this exceptionally busy time. The invitation can be collected by you, the candidate, a family member or friend: all they need to know is the name of the school & teacher.

Note: we would ask that you don’t collect on behalf of someone else without their permission, just to avoid any panic or confusion.

Kind regards,
Fr Gerry

Update 10th September
The remaining invitations can be collected from the Sacristy after any Mass.

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Posted 13th August 2021 in Ceremonies

the-assumptionOn Sunday 15th August we will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Masses in Holy Trinity will be at the usual times for weekends:

Vigil Mass: 6.30pm Saturday 14th August
Day Mass: 9.30am & 11.30am Sunday 15th August

Sacraments Update 9th August 2021

Posted 9th August 2021 in Ceremonies

The Parish is proposing to celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion during September per the details below, which are subject to public health guidelines in place at the time:

Confirmation: Thursday 16th September – Sunday 19th September

First Communion: Friday 24th September – Sunday 26th September

Dates & times will be confirmed in the week beginning 23rd August 2021.

Note that the services on Thursdays & Fridays will take place at approximately 6pm.

Praying for Vocations

Posted 26th July 2021 in Announcements

dublin-vocations-posterArchbishop Farrell is asking for people and priests to pray for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life on a regular basis. As you are well aware, the need is great, so let’s answer God’s call and “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest”.

Follow this link for more information:
Is God calling you to be a Priest?

World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly

Posted 24th July 2021 in Announcements

Pope Francis has proclaimed a ‘World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly’ which will take place for the first time this year on Sunday 25th July 2021.

pope-francis-message-for-world-day-for-grandparents-and-the-elderly“Grandparents and the elderly are often overlooked but this new day in the Universal Church calendar is a momentous achievement for grandparents and the elderly and will hopefully reassure them that they are loved and that they are needed. It is refreshing also to note the renewed commitment by the Church for the Pastoral Care of the elderly, a group of people who have suffered greatly during the Covid-19 pandemic due to being isolated from family, from their faith and from many of their daily supports.”

“I firmly believe that grandparents and the elderly are needed now more than ever, not just as teachers of the faith, but as fountains of wisdom and sensibility – qualities which our world needs these days.” (Pope Francis)

Prayer for Grandparents

Lord Jesus, you were born of the Virgin Mary,
the daughter of Sts. Joachim and Anne.
Look with love on grandparents the world over.
Protect them! They are a source of enrichment for families,
for the Church and for all of society.
Support them! As they grow older,
may they continue to be for their families
strong pillars of Gospel faith,
guardians of noble domestic ideals,
living treasuries of sound religious traditions.
Make them teachers of wisdom and courage,
that they may pass on to future generations
the fruits of their mature human and spiritual experience.

Job Vacancy: Parish Secretary

Posted 20th July 2021 in Announcements

Holy Trinity Parish is currently advertising a position within the Parish Office for a Parish Secretary on a part-time basis at 15 hours per week (Monday to Friday).

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Peter's Pence Collection

Posted 30th June 2021 in Announcements

peters-penceThe annual Peter’s Pence collection takes place on the Sunday nearest to the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. This year it will be held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July. The Peter’s Pence Collection provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world. This year’s Peter’s Pence collection will replace the second collection for Share.

Click here to read a letter from Archbishop Dermot Farrell concerning this year’s Peter’s Pence collection.