St. Mary’s Parish Church Dungarvan
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, with the exception below;
Since Tuesday 3rd October 2023 we returned to the pre-Covid practice of one morning Mass at 11.00am only on the occasion of funerals.
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
Please use hand sanitizers on entering and exiting the Church.
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.
Announcements before this Weekend’s Masses, November 25/26, 2023
Today we celebrate the Thirty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. This is the Solemn Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe/Christ the King. Welcome and welcome to everyone who joins us by radio on 98.5FM.
Notices about the Dungarvan Lions Club Christmas Appeal are posted on the noticeboards in the church porches.
The November Newsletter is available in the church and porches.
The Holy Souls Novena continues with the Vigil Mass this Saturday evening, the 10.00am Mass this Sunday and the 9.30am Masses on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next. The final Mass of the Novena will be celebrated on Thursday next, Nov. 30th at 7.30pm. The names of those who died during the past year will be called out. A candle will be lit for each one of them. At the end of Mass, a family member is welcome to take the candle home in remembrance of their loved one.
Please make an effort to attend daily Mass or at least on one day during this last week of November to pray for your loved ones who have died.
An Advent Reflection facilitated by Sr Antoinette Dilworth: ‘The Transforming Power of Love’ will be held in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill, Waterford on Thursday next, Nov. 30th at 7.30pm.
Next Sunday, Dec. 3rd is the First Sunday of Advent, Year. B and the beginning of the new Church Year.
These announcements may be read on the parish website: www.dungarvanparish.ie
Parish notes are included each week in the two local newspapers.
Newspaper Notes, 27th November 2023
Holy Souls Novena
The final Mass of the Novena will be celebrated this Thursday, Nov. 30th at 7.30pm. The names of those who died during the past year will be called out. A candle will be lit for each one of them. At the end of the Mass, a family member is welcome to take the candle home in remembrance of their loved one.
On Sunday next, 3rd December we celebrate The First Sunday of Advent. Year B. The beginning of a new Church Year. Advent is a time of prayer and preparation, of looking back and looking forward. Looking back to the birth of Jesus in the stable at Bethlehem, celebrating his coming into our lives anew at Christmas and looking forward to his coming at the end of time. Our simple heartfelt prayer is ‘Come Lord Jesus.’
First Week of Advent
I pray: Lord, you have blessed me with this Advent time
and given me the opportunity to make straight the paths in
my life that need some weeding, tending and straightening.
I ask for this help in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Am I on a clear path to God? What distractions have
kept me from thinking about God during my day?
What do I think and do that is opposite to God’s way?
Come, Lord Jesus, come! I am clearing a path for you in my
home and in my life. Amen.
(Diocese of Waterford and Lismore Liturgy Commission).
An Advent Reflection facilitated by Sr Antoinette Dilworth: ‘The Transforming Power of Love’ will be held in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill, Waterford on Thursday, Nov. 30th at 7.30pm.
Parish of Kilgobinet – Colligan – Kilbrien
The Vigil Mass next Saturday, 2nd December will be celebrated in Colligan Church at 7.30pm.
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.