St. Mary’s Parish Church Dungarvan and COVID-19 Regulations
PLEASE NOTE: The Parish Church is open for the celebration of public Masses and Masses continue to be broadcast on 98.5FM.
For Information on Baptisms please contact the Parish Office.
The Parish Office is open each day from 10.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.30 p.m.
Monday to Friday – 9.30am Mass
Saturday – 7.30pm Vigil Mass (Please note: There will be no 11.00am Mass on Saturday mornings)
Sunday – 10.00am & 12.00 noon Mass
All Masses broadcast on 98.5FM
- Attendance is limited for funerals.
- 2 metre social distancing is to be strictly observed at all times.
- Hand sanitizers should be used on entry and exiting the Church.
- Face masks should be worn in the Church, where possible.
We invite the excellent volunteers who helped so willingly last time to come forward again. More volunteers are needed. Without the help of volunteers, the Church cannot open safely.
Announcements at this Weekend’s Masses, January 22/23, 2022.
We celebrate the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Year C. Sunday of the Word of God. Catholic Schools Week begins today. Welcome and welcome to everyone who joins us by radio on 98.5fm.
Please continue to place the offertory collection, weekly collection envelopes. Also, please return Christmas collection envelopes for the support of the priests of the parish as the financial year for the Diocesan Clergy Common Fund ends on January 31.
We continue to pray the Novena Prayer to Our Mother of Perpetual Help at Mass each Monday morning.
Catholic Schools Week begins today and continues until next Sunday. Its theme is ‘I have come that you may have life and have it to the full.’ (Jn 10:10)
For the present, we will keep all the COVID-19 restrictions in place. Please wear your mask, observe social distancing, sanitise your hands and receive Holy Communion in the hand only. We will monitor progress over the next few weeks. We need to continue to keep each other safe and healthy.
This Sunday, the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time has been set aside each year by Pope Francis as Sunday of the Word of God. Pope Francis reminds us that ‘Christ Jesus is knocking at our door in the words of sacred Scripture. If we hear his voice and open the door of our minds and hearts, then he will enter into our lives and remain ever with us.’ (Pope Francis, 30/9/2019) You are welcome to visit the sacred space dedicated to the Word of God at the top of the Church, pause and pray: ‘your words are spirit Lord, and they are life.’
A reminder that there is no 11am Mass on Saturdays.
Prayer During the Pandemic
Almighty and all loving God,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
We pray to you through Christ the Healer.
For those who suffer from Covid-19 in Ireland and across the world.
We pray for those who mourn the loss of loved ones who have died as a result of contracting this disease.
Give wisdom to our government leaders, skill to healthcare workers and researchers.
Comfort to all in distress and a sense of calm to all of us in these days of uncertainty.
Keep us and our loved ones safe from this virus.
Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, who showed compassion to the outcast, acceptance to the rejected and love to those to whom no love was shown. Amen.
Pope Francis’ Prayer to Our Lady
You shine continuously on our journey
as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who, at the foot of the cross,
were united with Jesus’ suffering,
and persevered in your faith.
“Protectress of the Roman people”,
you know our needs,
and we know that you will provide,
so that, as at Cana in Galilee,
joy and celebration may return
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the will of the Father
and to do what Jesus tells us.
For he took upon himself our suffering,
and burdened himself with our sorrows
to bring us, through the cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God;
Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always
from every danger, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.