Sacraments Update

Posted 2nd May 2021 in Ceremonies

As we prepare for the safe return to public worship on May 10th Archbishop Farrell has updated parishes on the celebration of the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation in 2021.

The public health advice is that ceremonies such as these should not take place at the time of resumption of public worship. For that reason, celebrations of these sacraments cannot take place until we are notified it is safe to do so.

The Archbishop believes that engagement with the public authorities will enable the position to be reviewed in due course over the coming weeks and months.

Given these circumstances he says it is appropriate and necessary that the celebration of First Reconciliation and Holy Communion for 2021 candidates should be deferred until the Autumn. We will follow this advice here in Holy Trinity and St. Paul’s.

The celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation for 2021 candidates may be possible over the summer months if we are notified by public health authorities and the Archbishop that it is safe and appropriate to do so. We will update you as soon as we know ourselves.

The Archbishop realises that this situation will be a cause of disappointment to many families but trusts that they will understand the rationale for this approach.

I trust this new information from the Archbishop provides greater clarity for all parents and children.

Kind regards,
Fr. Gerry

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.

Święconka - Blessing of Easter Baskets

Posted 29th March 2021 in Ceremonies

SwieconkaOn Holy Saturday, 3rd April, we will celebrate the Polish tradition of Święconka, the Blessing of Easter Baskets.

As with all of our Holy Week and Easter ceremonies this year, this will take place via webcam only: we invite families to gather in their homes with their Easter Baskets at 11.00 am to receive the blessing.

The link below includes the blessing prayers in Polish and a summary in English, and an explanation of the contents and symbolism of the baskets.

  Swieconka - Blessing of Easter Baskets

Please spread the word to anyone who may be interested in participating.

Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies

Posted 26th March 2021 in Ceremonies

Please click here for the timetable of Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies in Holy Trinity Parish.

All ceremonies will be broadcast via webcam only.

Palm Sunday

Posted 24th March 2021 in Ceremonies

palm-sundayThis weekend we will celebrate Palm (or Passion) Sunday, beginning our journey through Holy Week to Easter.

Palm crosses are available in the church porch. These will be blessed during the Palm Sunday Masses on Saturday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 11.30am.

Mass booklets for Palm Sunday are also available. These are very limited, so parishioners are asked to take just one per household if possible.

Masses for St. Patrick's Day

Posted 14th March 2021 in Ceremonies

saint-patrick-001_largeVigil Mass: Tuesday 16th March at 6:30pm

St. Patrick’s Day Mass: Wednesday 17th March at 10:00am

Both Masses will be transmitted via webcam only; the church will remain closed.

Novena of Grace 2021

Posted 1st March 2021 in Announcements

St Francis Xavier

This year’s Novena of Grace in honour of St. Francis Xavier takes place from Thursday 4th March to Friday 12th March online from Holy Trinity Church.

This year we will not have guest speakers and there will be no extra evening Masses; the Novena prayers will be said at scheduled Masses as below.

Novena Masses

Monday to Friday: 10.00am
Saturday: 6.30pm
Sunday: 11.30am

Novena Prayer

O most kind and loving saint, in union with you I adore the Divine Majesty. The remembrance of the favours with which God blessed you during life, and of your glory after death, fills me with joy; and I unite with you in offering to God my humble tribute of thanksgiving and of praise.

I implore of you to secure for me, through your powerful intercession, the all important blessing of living and dying in the state of grace. I also beseech you to obtain the favour I ask in this Novena (here mention the favour to be asked for):

but if what I ask is not for the glory of God or for the good of my soul, obtain for me what is most conducive to both.


Concluding Prayer

O God,
who was pleased to gather unto your Church
the peoples of the East
by the preaching and miracles of blessed Francis,
mercifully grant that we who honour his glorious merits,
may also imitate the example of his virtues,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation 2021

Posted 22nd 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


Sacramental Masses

In Holy Trinity, the schedule of Family Masses tailored to families with children due to receive the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation will continue on Sundays at 11:30am as follows:

1) Sunday 7th March: 3rd Sunday of Lent

2) Sunday 28th March: Palm Sunday

3) Sunday 18th April: 3rd Sunday of Easter

4) Sunday 6th June: Feast of The Body and Blood of Christ - Corpus Christi

Children for First Communion and Confirmation are invited to join in via webcam or to attend in person if the church reopens.