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Good Shepherd Parish Church


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RE-OPENING CHURCHES FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP TUESDAY DECEMBER 1st

We are pleased to announce that the Church re-opened for public worship on Tuesday December 1st. For many people who attend weekday and weekend Masses this will come as good news. At all times we invite you to observe the current safety norms that have been in place for many months:

  • Use separate entry and exit points at all times
  • Sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the church and parish office
  • Social distancing of 2 metres at all times.
  • There are separate arrangements for elements of the Mass involving close contact, e.g. the distribution of Holy Communion
  • Strictly no movement of people between sections of the church before, during or after Mass.
  • The Church is well-ventilated at all times. This will mean the entrance and exit doors must remain open during Mass and we advise you wear warm clothing.
  • Numbers attending Mass will remain restricted for the foreseeable future
  • Attendance at funerals and weddings will remain limited to 25 people until further notice.
  • Face coverings should be worn at all times when in the church building/parish office area.

We look forward to welcoming you back as we begin this Season of Advent together. Further details will appear here next weekend on the Pastoral arrangements and times of Masses and services for Christmas.

The Parish Centre will remain closed and no meetings or gatherings permitted until further notice with some exceptions that are deemed essential.

All Masses will continue to be broadcast on webcam for those who cannot attend. The obligation to attend Mass is still lifted until further notice.

Thank you for your continued understanding and support.

The Parish Shop (which is now located in the Parish Office) will be open as follows:
Tuesday 10am – 12noon
Thursday 10am – 12noon
Friday 1oam – 12noon

Items on sale include Advent wreaths, 2021 church and religious art calendars €2, Christmas cards (€7 for a pack of 12) Cards for special occasions €1 each, Mass Cards, candles for Advent & Christmas, rosary beads, pocket size prayer cards and many other items available.

Saturday December 5th

Private Funeral at 10am. Church opens for Private Prayer 11am. Mass at 5pm. Church closes at 6pm.

Pastoral Arrangements December 6th – December 13th

(These times may be changed at short notice)

Sunday December 6th Click for Missalette

Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am & 12 noon. Church closes at 5pm. Shop open for a short time after both masses.

Monday December 7th

Mass on webcam from Ballyroan/Rathfarnham at 10am. Church opens at 11am for Private Prayer until 7pm. Parish Office open from 11am – 2pm. Church closes at 7pm.

Tuesday December 8th

Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Mass at 10am & 11:30am. Parish Office and shop will be open today from 10am – 12:45pm . Church closes at 7pm.

Wednesday December 9th

Mass at 10am. Parish Office Closed today. Church closes at 7pm.

Thursday December 10th

Mass at 10am. Parish Office and shop will be open today from 10am – 2pm . Church closes at 7pm.

Friday December 11th

Mass at 10am. Parish Office and shop will be open today from 10am – 2pm . Church closes at 7pm.

Saturday December 12th

Church opens at 9.00am. Mass at 5pm. Church closes at 6pm.

Sunday December 13th

Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am & 12 noon. Church closes at 5pm.

For Support Services for Older and Vulnerable People click here

For Prayers in these difficult times click here

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