Canon of the Metropolitan Chapter
Fr. Liam has been appointed by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to be a Canon of the Diocesan Chapter. The Chapter in years gone by would take over the running of the Diocese should he be ill or become unable to govern. Today’s Canons join the Archbishop on ceremonial occasions in the Pro-Cathedral such as The Feast of St. Laurence O’Toole or St. Kevin. The Archbishop may consult the Canons in any decision making. We congratulate Canon Liam
Read Archbishop Farrell’s Pastoral Letter for Advent www.dublindiocese.ie He asks that we pray the Synod Prayer during Advent at Mass and in our homes.
Since the re-opening of our church for public Mass, it is important to say a big thank you to those Parishioners who have kept us all safe through good stewarding and sanitising at each Mass. The welcoming smile of all the stewards is noted. People were nervous and to some extent still are, with the virus still with us, but the stewards give great reassurance to those attending Mass.
At times we have had to put the sign that our church has reached the maximum numbers allowed to attend. Whilst this is not a nice thing to do, it is important we adhere to guidelines and also for health and safety reasons for all. People have different health issues and it is important that everyone leads their life with safety as their number one concern.
We know that our Parish and indeed everyone's life plan in o the future will be different in Covid times. The work of the Lord and the operation of our Parish will proceed but maybe in a different way. All of us should be thinking now about our way forward. We may come back to this later in the summer.
In many ways the future of our Parish and our Diocese may well be an exciting and challenging time. Let us all look forward with hope.
Fr. Liam Belton
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This is a small voluntary charity putting all their efforts into the funding of lifesaving equipment (a Pediatric MRI Scanner). This will save children's lives decades into the future. "Koins for Kids Ireland" has a home for every coin or banknote on this planet (damaged dirty, obsolete, foreign, old, new, one & two cent accumulations) To date they have raised in excess of €200,000.
No donation is too small and your donation can be left into the Parish Office.
COVID-19 community supports are now in place to ensure vulnerable members of the community are reached and helped at this time.
These comprise the local authority, Health Service Executive, County Champions, An Post, Community Welfare Service, An Garda Síochána, other State organisations, charities and other support organisations.
These dedicated helplines are focused specifically on ensuring that the cocooning elderly, vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels. Click below for more details