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Good Shepherd Parish Church

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Retirement of Fr. Brian.

It is with deep sadness and owing to continuing health issues that I am retiring as co Parish Priest in Good Shepherd Parish from this weekend. Archbishop Dermot has accepted this request following a recent meeting with him. I will be meeting with Archbishop Dermot again in the New Year and health permitting, I will be considered for an appointment in the summer diocesan changes of 2023. I will continue to reside in Churchtown for the present.

I would like to express my deep gratitude for the prayers and good wishes of so many people over the past 9 difficult months of ill health. To all who have been of support to me, all those who have given and continue to give wonderful service to the parish community, I will be forever and eternally grateful. I thank all the wonderful parish staff and parish team for their kindness and dedication over my years in Churchtown, remembering too those who have gone home to heaven. I thank the many priests who have celebrated the sacraments in my absence, sometimes at short notice. I acknowledge with gratitude the tremendous work and dedication of all in our school communities and wish you every blessing in the new school year. To all I say ‘Thank You’ I will always have very fond and precious memories of Churchtown, a place I received my secondary education and a church that I received the Sacrament of Confirmation. I will continue to remember all of you in my prayers and ask that you continue to remember me in your prayers for a return to full health.

With my sincere thanks and good wishes.

Fr. Brian

Fr. Martin writes;

Firstly I would like to thank Fr. Brian for his years of dedicated service to Churchtown and to wish him a full and speedy recovery to full health and to a new appointment hopefully next summer. Earlier this week Archbishop Farrell asked me to assume responsibility for the Good Shepherd Parish Churchtown in addition to my other responsibilities with effect from 1st October. I appreciate there are many in the parish looking forward to a new beginning and with the good will of the parishioners and with the help of God that will happen. I thank all those who have been keeping the Good Shepherd Parish on the move during the time of Fr. Brian’s illness.

Please keep him and all of us in your prayers.

Updated Pastoral Arrangements 2022

The following pastoral arrangements remain in place in the Parish of Good Shepherd until further notice:
At present, there is no limit on the numbers attending Masses and services. However, we do invite people to continue to adhere to all the safety measure before, during and after all Masses.  We recommend you continue to wear a face covering and sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the church.

Baptisms: The celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism will take place on the 1st Saturday of each month at 10am. Please contact the Parish Office for any queries or further information.

The Parish Office opens on Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm. You can contact the parish office at 01 2984 642 or email

The Church will be open daily from 9am to 7pm. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel remains closed until further notice.

No collections will be taken up at weekend Masses. Weekly donations to the 1st & 2nd collections, Family Offering, and donations for the St.Vincent de  Paul Society can be placed in the secure safes in the church. Alternatively you can contribute to these collections by clicking the ‘Donate’ button at the top of the parish website https://www.goodshepherdchurchtown.ie/ and follow the instructions. A
donation box will be placed at the exit points of the church after weekend Masses to facilitate any contributions you may wish to make.
Thank You for your ongoing support and generosity.

The Parish Lotto Draw takes place each Monday at 9.30am. (Except Bank Holidays where the draw will take place on a Tuesday at 9.30am). The jackpot stands at €15,000. Envelopes are available at the tables at the back of the church.

Thank you for your Understanding.


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