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Welcome to the parish of Good Shepherd, Churchtown.

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Good Shepherd Parish Church


PASTORAL ARRANGEMENTS Update August 2021

In Good Shepherd Church 100 people will be permitted to attend public Masses (2 x pods of 50). Please ensure you wear a face covering, observe social distance and sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the church. Places in the church will be on a first come first served basis. As there are families who may only be able to attend a weekend Mass and as there can be a number of Month’s Mind/Anniversary Masses on a Sunday, we respectfully ask that those who are in a position to attend a weekday Mass instead of a weekend Mass would consider doing so.

Mass times: Tuesday to Friday 10am

Saturday 5pm, Sunday 10am and 12 noon.

These times will be reviewed each month and may change at short notice on advice from Government/HSE

50 mourners may attend a funeral. On the day of a funeral the church will open for private prayer at 11am. Until further notice we have been advised that all funerals will be private with family and extended family only in attendance. We will do our best to give as much notice as possible through the parish website and announcements at Mass if there is a funeral. Thank you for your understanding.

Weddings: Currently 50 guests are permitted to attend a wedding ceremony. From Thursday 5 August, the maximum number of guests permitted to attend a wedding will increase from 50 to 100 (current protective measures apply).

Baptisms: From Thursday 5 August, Baptism services may proceed. However, they must follow all protective measures. The Parish Office will be in touch this coming week with families who have registered to have their child baptised. Numbers permitted to attend each baptism will very limited. Dates for the celebration of baptism will be clarified this coming week.

The Parish Office opens on Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm. You can contact the parish office at 01 2984 642 or email info@goodshepherdchurchtown.ie.

The Church will be open daily from 9am to 7pm. On the day of a funeral the church will open at 11am.

All Pastoral meetings/Pastoral gatherings in the church meeting room and Parish Centre remain postponed until further notice.

The celebration of the Sacraments of 1st Holy Communion, Confirmation remain postponed until further notice. Parishes have been advised that these sacramental celebrations cannot take place until it is safe to do so. It is very possible that it may be Autumn at the earliest before arrangements can be made to proceed with these celebrations. This will be dependent on further advice from Government/Health Authorities/Diocese in the weeks ahead. For all queries and further updates, please contact the Parish Office at sacraments@goodshepherdchurchtown.ie

Weekly donations to the 1st & 2nd collections, Family Offering, as well as Summer Dues 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).

Thank You for your continued understanding and support.

Pastoral Arrangements:August 1st. -August 7th

These may change at short notice

Sunday August 1st. Click for Missalette. Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am and 12noon (limited to 100 people). Church closes at 7pm.

Monday August 2nd. Church opens at 9am for private prayer Church closes at 7pm.

Tuesday August 3rd. Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am (Limited to 100 people) Church closes at 7pm.

Wednesday August 4th. Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am (Limited to 100 people) Church closes at 7pm.

Thursday August 5th. Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am (limited to 100 people). Church closes at 7pm.

Friday August 6th. Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am. (limited to 100 people). Church closes at 7pm.

Saturday August 7th. Church opens at 9am for private prayer. Mass at 5pm (limited to 100 people). Church closes after Mass.

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