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Welcome to the parish of Good Shepherd, Churchtown.

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Good Shepherd Parish Church


PASTORAL ARRANGEMENTS October 2021

Attendance at Masses and Services remains permitted at 50% of a church’s capacity. Please ensure you continue to wear a face covering and sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the church. Please continue to use the marked entrance and exit doors.

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 On the day of a funeral the church will open for private prayer at 11am. 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.

Baptisms: The celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism must follow all protective measures. All baptisms are fully booked up for the remainder of 2021. Please contact the Parish Office for any queries or further information.

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. Pastoral meetings/Pastoral gatherings in the Parish Centre have resumed on a phased and limited basis from Monday September 6th. Numbers attending these meetings will remain limited until further notice. Further updates will follow at the end of October.

From Monday September 6th the celebration of the Sacraments of 1st Holy Communion, Confirmation may resume. Ceremonies must continue to follow all protective measure. Numbers attending these Sacraments will remain limited up to the possible further easing of restrictions on October 22nd. The dates for the celebration of these Sacraments that were postponed in 2020 and 2021 have been communicated to all families who registered with the Parish at the beginning of the summer and are published below. Please contact the Parish Office for any queries at: sacraments@goodshepherdchurchtown.ie

Sacrament of Confirmation for those who were due to be confirmed in 2020 took place on Saturday October 2nd with an alternate option for Saturday February 26th at 10am

Sacrament of 1st Holy Communion for those who were due to receive their 1st Holy Communion in 2020 will take place on Saturday November 13th at 10am with an alternate option for Saturday February 12nd at 10am

Sacrament of 1st Holy Communion for those who were due to receive their 1st Holy Communion in 2021 will take place on Saturday November 20th at 10am with an alternate option for Saturday February 12nd at 10am

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.

Mass Times: October 16th.- October 24th.

Saturday October 16th. Private Funeral at 11am (Limited to 50% capacity ). Church opens at 12.00am for Private Prayer. Mass at 5pm. (Limited to 50% capacity ) Church closes after Mass.

Sunday October 17th. Click for Missalette. Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am and 12noon (limited to 50% capacity). Church closes at 7pm.

Monday October 18th. Church opens at 9am for private prayer. Church closes at 7pm.

Tuesday October 19th. Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am (Limited to 50% capacity) Church closes at 7pm.

Wednesday October 20th Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am (Limited to 50% capacity).  Church closes at 7pm.

Thursday October 21st. Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am. (Limited to 50% capacity). Church closes at 7pm.

Friday October 22th. Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am.(Limited to 50% capacity) Church closes at 7pm.

Saturday October 23rd. Church opens at 9.00am, for Private Prayer. Mass at 5pm. (Limited to 50% capacity ) Church closes after Mass.

Sunday October 24th. Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am and 12noon (Limited to 50% capacity). Church closes at 7pm.

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