First Communion and Confirmation 2021-2022

Posted in Ceremonies

Parents of children due to receive the Sacrament of First Communion or Confirmation here in Holy Trinity Church in 2022 are invited to read this letter from Fr. Gerry:

Letter to Parents

In our multicultural school environment, it cannot be taken for granted that every child is eligible (they were baptised into the Roman Catholic tradition) or wishes to receive the sacrament. If you wish your child to participate and receive either of the sacraments please click on the respective registration link below.

First Communion Registration Form 2021-2022

Confirmation Registration Form 2021-2022

We have enhanced our systems to support the delivery of the registration form, baptism certificate and registration fee to be 100% online, eliminating any risk for those involved in face-to-face contact and handling paper. However, as always we are here to support any parents who do not have access to the internet, electronic device or printer and you can call in to the parish office where Noreen or Anne will be happy to assist you in this regard.

Each sacramental programme will commence with an enrolment day as follows:

First Communion Enrolment: Sunday 24th October 2021

Confirmation Enrolment: Sunday 7th November 2021

(or the respective Saturday Vigil Mass @ 6:30pm)

Mass Arrangements from 10th May 2021

Posted in Announcements

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.

Pastor's Desk 29th Sunday

Posted 18th October 2021 in Pastor's Desk

As a society we can never get away from the problems posed by status and rank. It was no different in the time of Jesus.

We also have a natural desire for the people in our lives to love us, care for us, and admire us. Like most children I remember asking my parents and grandparents from time to time if the loved me or my sister best. That old struggle about who is the greatest surfaces once again among the apostles. We hear that James and John are requesting favoured treatment from Jesus. Of course, this request was greeted with indignation by the other ten apostles.

Jesus tries to calm the situation by spelling out what he regards to be the new standard for greatness and status. While He makes it abundantly clear that success in his kingdom is not measured by worldly standards. There is no place in his community for anyone who is power hungry and motivated primarily by self-interest. He declares that ‘the Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve’.

We serve God best by helping and serving one another. Christ lived what he preached. His whole life from working as a carpenter in Nazareth, to dying on the cross at Calvary set an example for such service
Perhaps today we should all ask ourselves what is the stronger desire in my life? The need for recognition or power or the need to serve others? The choice is ours.

Fr. Gerry

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

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.
AMEN

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.

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.