Job Vacancy: Parish Secretary

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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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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.

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.

Pastors Desk: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time/B

Posted 26th June 2021 in Pastor's Desk

Pastor’s Desk 27th June 2021 - Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time/B

Today’s Gospel has two stories. One of them is sandwiched between the beginning of another. We have the unusual combination of two miracle stories, a healing and a restoration to life.
Jairus, one of the synagogue officials comes to Jesus and falls at his feet and pleading him to come to his home and lay his hands on his sick daughter to make her better and save her life. Jesus is moved by his plight and immediately sets off towards the man’s home.

But then our Gospel switches to the story of the woman who has suffered from a haemorrhage for 12 years and despite expensive and painful treatments her condition has worsened. The woman comes and touches Jesus’ cloak declaring ‘If I can touch even his his clothes’. The moment she does, her ailment is miraculously cured. Jesus is immediately aware that something has happened and asks ‘Who touched me?’. The woman comes forward, aware of the miracle that has just taken place, and declares it was her. Jesus replies ‘My daughter - your faith has restored your health.’ He instructs her to go in peace and be free.

Now our Gospel returns to our original story. Officials from Jairus’s house come with the sad news that his daughter has died. Jesus tells them ‘Do not be afraid - only have faith’. Dismissing the commotion when he arrives, Jesus takes the child’s mother, father and some of his own company into the room and taking the child by the arm he tells her ‘Get up’. Immediately she gets up and begins to walk around.
Both healings teach us that Jesus wills life for all of God’s children.

Fr. Gerry

P.S. In recent days there is a lot of media speculation regarding the lifting of restrictions after 5th July due to the increase of the Covid 19 Delta variant. To avoid any confusion and further disappointment we are awaiting advice from the HSE and the Archbishop before we proceed with announcing dates for the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion. Please ensure that your contact details are up to date so we can keep you informed of developments.

Pastors Desk: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time/B

Posted 19th June 2021 in Pastor's Desk

Pastor’s Desk 20th June 2021 - Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time/B

12th-sunday-in-ordinary-timeIt is a scary experience to be caught out in a small boat when, without warning, the sea suddenly changes from peaceful blue waters into exceptionally large waves. I remember being on a small boat while on a visit to Malta many years ago and with a sudden change in the weather our pleasant journey quickly became a very frightening ordeal. When we eventually reached the shore the sense of relief was very evident in the group.

We have all experienced fear, so we can appreciate how the apostles felt in the storm-tossed boat. They quickly shout at Jesus who is asleep in the boat, seemingly unaware of the danger and showing little concern for their plight.

This story of the storm at sea can connect with the trials and sufferings in our own lives. The experiences of illness, bereavement, disappointments, and misfortunes that come our way from time to time can severely test our faith. We can feel disappointed with God when setbacks bring sadness and anxiety into our homes. We might react angrily and question why God did not intervene to prevent this heartache. All these feelings are very understandable.

When we do not get an immediate answer to our prayers, we lose heart, panic and maybe even experience a sense of drowning beneath the waves of despair. Today’s Gospel should give us hope because it shows that Jesus is always near, hidden in the very heart of suffering. We need to have faith that he alone can give us the courage and inner peace that will cast out our fears on the stormy voyage of life.

Fr. Gerry C

Pastors Desk - 6th June 2021

Posted 5th June 2021 in Pastor's Desk

Pastor’s Desk 6th June 2021 - The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ/B

corpus-christiCorpus Christi: The Body and Blood of Christ

Lord, I believe, help thou, my unbelief.
“The Eucharist is the spiritual life-blood of the Christian because in receiving it we receive the glorified body of the Risen Lord, whose life changes us, raises us up and empowers us to become like him. Pope Francis tells us that in receiving the sacrament of the body and blood of Christ, God comes to us in such a special and intimate way, filling our hearts and minds with his own love and his own thoughts, through the presence of Jesus and with the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, we are lifted up to be like Him, who loves us and shares His life with us. With Mary we say: Be it done unto me according to Thy word (Pope Francis)

Prayer: O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.

Fr. Gerry

Holy Trinity SNS 202020 Challenge

Posted 26th May 2021 in Announcements

202020Holy Trinity Senior National School is fundraising to help with the building costs of new classrooms and resource rooms. They are are asking as many people as possible to take part in 20 minutes of their chosen activity every day for 20 days in a row. Your chosen activity may include running, swimming, skipping or whatever you fancy - visit their website for more information and inspiration, and a link to their sponsorship page.

Trinity Weekly

Posted 24th May 2021 in Announcements

Trinity WeeklyOur weekly newsletter is available online at this link:

Trinity Weekly

Printed copies are available at weekend Masses, and in the church porch from Monday.