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Good Shepherd Parish Church


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UPDATE ON PASTORAL ARRANGEMENTS June 2021

Arising from the announcement regarding the easing of restrictions on religious services the following applies effective Monday May 10th: Public Masses resume. In Good Shepherd Church 100 people will be permitted to attend (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 will be as follows: 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 are limited to 50 people.

The Parish Office opens on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from10am to 2pm. You can contact the parish office at 01 2984 642 or email info@goodshepherdchurchtown.ie. We respectfully ask people not to congregate in the area around the office as only 2 people are permitted in the office area at any time.

The Church will be open from 9am to 7pm each day. 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 Baptism, Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation remain postponed for the month of June. Further updates will be published towards the end of June. For all queries, please contact the Parish Office.

Weekly donations to the 1st & 2nd collections, Family Offering, as well as Easter 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. All envelopes must be received by 7pm on Sunday to be included in the draw.

Thank You for your continued understanding over the past few very difficult months.

Pastoral Arrangements: June 13th- June 20th

These may change at short notice

Sunday June 13th Click for Missalette. Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am and 12noon (Limited to 100 people).  Church closes at 7pm.

Monday June 14th Church opens at 10am for Private Prayer. Mass on webcam from Rathfarnham/Ballyroan at 10am. Church closes at 7pm.

Tuesday June 15th Private Funeral at 10am Limited to 50 mourners (Family and extended family) Church open for private prayer at 11am. Church closes at 7pm.

Wednesday June 16th Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am (Limited to 100 people) Church closes at 7pm

Thursday  June 17th Private Funeral at 10am Limited to 50 mourners (Family and extended family) Church open for private prayer at 11am. Church closes at 7pm.

Friday June 18th Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am (Limited to 100 people) Church closes at 7pm.

Saturday June 19th Church opens at 9am for Private Prayer. Mass at 5pm (limited to 100 people). Church closes after Mass.

Sunday June 20th Church opens at 9am. Mass at 10am and 12noon(Limited to 100) Church closes at 7pm.

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