Mass is broadcast on 98.5FM

St. Mary’s Parish Church Dungarvan

in the 

Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore

Important Notices regarding Masses, Announcements at Weekend Masses & Parish Notes

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.

Mass Times

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

 

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Social distancing is to be observed, where possible.

Hand sanitizers should be used on entry and exiting the Church.

Face masks should be worn in the Church, where possible.

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The Parish Office

 

The Parish Office is open each day from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.30 p.m.

 

For Information on Baptisms please contact the Parish Office.

 

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Announcements before this Weekend’s Masses, January 21/22, 2023

 

We celebrate the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. Welcome and welcome to everyone who joins us by radio on 98.5FM.

 

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity continues until Wed. next, 25th Jan. the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. The theme this year is “Belonging: Praying for Unity amidst Injustice”.

 

The annual Catholic Schools’ Week begins this Sunday, Jan. 22nd until next Sunday, Jan. 29th of January. This year’s theme is: Walking Together in Faith and Love. We need to support, protect and cherish our catholic schools.

 

This Sunday, 22nd January, the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time has been set aside each year by Pope Francis as Sunday of the Word of God. We draw your attention to the sacred space here at the top of the church, dedicated to the Word of God.

 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will resume here on the main altar in St. Mary’s on Thursdays from 10am until 4pm when it will conclude with Benediction.  This will begin on the first Thursday in February, Feb. 2nd next. We are inviting people to commit to a specific hour here each Thursday, to ensure that there are two people present during those hours. You are invited to write your name and contact number on the Adoration Rota. This can be found on one of the tables in the centre of the Church.

 

Parish Faith Representatives. We will be speaking more about these over the next few weeks. These representatives will be a direct link between the diocese, parish and schools. A practising catholic over the age of 18 who would like to help young people on their journey of faith. Could be a young person, older person, third level student, retired person, teacher etc. Details posted on noticeboards and Ascend leaflets available in the church and porches. 

 

Please pray for Mark who will be ordained a deacon for the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore on Saturday next, Jan. 28th in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford. Please God, he will be ordained to the priesthood later this year. Please pray for him and for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

 

These announcements may be read on the parish website: www.dungarvanparish.ie

 

Parish notes are included each week in the two local newspapers.

 

 

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Newspaper Notes – 23rd January 2023

 

Ordination to the Diaconate

Mark O’Farrell will be ordained a deacon for the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore on Saturday next, Jan. 28th in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford. Please God, he will be ordained to the priesthood later this year. Please pray for him and for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

 

Annual Catholic Schools’ Week

Continues until next Sunday, 29th of January. This year’s theme is: Walking Together in Faith and Love. We need to support, protect and cherish our catholic schools.

 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Mary’s Parish Church

Exposition will resume on the main altar in St. Mary’s on Thursdays from 10am until 4pm when it will conclude with Benediction.  This will begin on the first Thursday in February, Feb. 2nd next. To ensure that there is someone here at all times during those hours, we are inviting people to commit to a specific hour each Thursday. You are invited to write your name and contact number on the Adoration Rota. This can be found on one of the tables in the centre of the Church.

 

Parish Faith Representatives

The Diocese of Waterford and Lismore’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry Team is promoting Parish Faith Representatives in the diocese. These representatives will be a direct link between the diocese, parish and schools. A practicing catholic over the age of 18 who would like to help young people on their journey of faith. Could be a young person, older person, third level student, retired person, teacher etc. Details posted on noticeboards and Ascend leaflets available in the church and porches. More detailed information is available on www.waterfordlismore.ie 

 

Christmas Collection Envelopes

Please continue to return them for the support of the priests of the parish.

 

 

Parish of Kilgobinet – Colligan – Kilbrien

The Vigil Mass on Jan. 28th will be celebrated in Kilbrien Church at 7.30pm.

 

 

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Prayers

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
O Mary,
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.