Pastor's Desk: Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted 5th September 2020 in Pastor's Desk

Pastor’s Desk 6th September 2020 - Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time/A

love-one-anotherThe term ‘duty of care’ is a recent addition to our vocabulary. For example, we can say that parents have a duty of care to their children. Similarly, teachers have a responsibility for the pupils in their class. Anyone in a caring profession has a ‘duty of care’ to anyone whose health or wellbeing has been entrusted to them.

We are living in unusual days and months. The Covid-19 pandemic has made us view life differently and perhaps re-evaluate just what is important to us as families and individuals. Changes to our daily routines, work practices and separation from family and friends have made us re-evaluate the importance of things we simply took for granted in the past.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds those listening that the welfare of all the members of the community, the strong and the weak, is paramount. He tells them that it is important that they support each other and even be prepared to speak out if any of them is going down the wrong path in life. He warns that these words or actions should not be motivated by any sense of malice or some previously held grudge but simply out of love.

In these days of Covid-19 we now have a new duty of care to each other. To socially distance, wear face coverings, practice correct hand hygiene, coughing etiquette. All these measures are designed to help us protect ourselves from the virus whilst at the same time protecting others we may encounter daily. We must not become complacent.

Lord, keep us strong, focused, and sensitive to one another’s needs at all times.

Fr. Gerry C.

Safe Practices in the Church

Posted 4th September 2020 in Announcements

We continue to be limited to a maximum of 50 people in the church at any time. In response to this, anyone who can attend Mass during the week is urged to make one of those days their ‘Sunday’ and so free up a place for someone who is working Monday to Friday. 

The document below gives more details on the safe practices that we are following.

Church Notice - Holy Trinity

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Posted 9th August 2020 in Ceremonies

the-assumptionOn Saturday 15th August we will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Masses in Holy Trinity will be as follows:

Vigil Mass: 6.30pm Friday 14th August
Day Mass: 10.00am Saturday 15th August

Mass on Saturday evening will be the Vigil Mass of Sunday as usual.

Webcam Update

Posted 7th August 2020 in Announcements

We have changed service providers for our webcam and are now using Church Services TV. Our feed is no longer available on the MCN Media website.

Join us at https://holytrinityparish.ie/live/ or https://www.churchservices.tv/donaghmede.

Confirmation and First Communion 2020

Posted 3rd July 2020 in Ceremonies

Please see the attached letter from Fr. Gerry and schedule for Confirmation and First Communion ceremonies in Holy Trinity Parish this year.

Updated 19th July

Confirmation & First Communion Update 19th July 

Schedule for Sacraments 2020 (with times)