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.
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
- Social distancing is to be observed.
- Hand sanitizers should be used on entry and exiting the Church.
- Face masks should be worn in the Church, where possible.
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.
For Information on Baptisms please contact the Parish Office.
Announcements before this Weekend’s Masses, October 1/2, 2022
Today is the Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. Welcome and welcome to everyone who joins us on 98.5FM.
Look: An activity page for children based on this weekend’s gospel is available at the back of the church and in the side porch.
The newsletter for October is available in the church and porches. It lists some of the celebrations in October which is the Month of Mission. It also has information on the Rosary. You are welcome to take one for a neighbour, relative or friend who may no longer be able to attend Mass regularly.
The annual Eucharistic Adoration Retreat will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Irishtown, Clonmel this Sunday, 2nd October. Beginning with Rosary at 2pm and concluding with Mass at 5pm. Suggested donation: €10.
This Sunday, October 2nd is also the Annual Day for Life. This year’s theme is: Caring for the Older Person. Information in the October newsletter.
Friday next, 7th October, we celebrate Our Lady of the Rosary. Pope Francis invites us to rediscover, especially during the month of October, the beauty of the prayer of the rosary, which has nourished the faith of the Christian people through the centuries. (7/10/2020).
Please continue to return the Autumn Collection envelopes for the support of the priests of the parish.
Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. The novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help continues on Monday at 7.30pm. No 9.30am Mass on Mondays during the novena.
These announcements may be read on the parish website: www.dungarvanparish.ie
Parish notes are included each week in the two local newspapers.
24th June: Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Lord Jesus Christ, your heart was moved with love for those who came for help in their need. You healed the sick. You fed the hungry. You forgave sinners. You cried over Jerusalem. Above all. You showed to those who were prepared to listen the way to true life, for you are the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Lord, your heart is still moved today by your people and their many needs. Open my heart to hear your word, to accept your love, and to respond to your call. In particular, I beg you to grant me the favour I ask during this novena (make your request silently), provided that it will contribute to my own eternal good and to the building up of your kingdom of love, peace and justice here on earth.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
Exam Student’s Prayer
Lord, as I prepare to study (sit my exam)
Send your Holy Spirit to guide me.
Keep me calm. Help me to do the best I can.
Give me peace, understanding and wisdom.
Be with me today and always. Amen.
Prayer for Students at Exam Time
Everlasting God, pour out your Spirit of Wisdom on students.
R/ Give them your blessing.
Help them to remain calm and to attend carefully to the questions asked. R/
Help them to think clearly, to remember accurately, and to express themselves well. R/
May they reflect the best of the work they have done, and the best of the teaching they have received. R/
May your love be upon them, O Lord, as they place all their trust in you. R/
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.