Greeting for the Month of the Blessed Virgin Mary (May) from your priest Fr Ben






May is one of the nicest times in the catholic calendar. Walking in the Easter light of the risen lord, we pay homage to Mary, mother of God and Mother of the Church.


Normally, we would have our May Procession after First Holy Communion Day.

Our May Altar would be constructed with the help and creativity of the school children and the magnificent hymn  “Bring flowers of the fairest” rings out.


Someone recently said that while COVID 19 has closed churches, God has opened Churches in the hearts of his faithful.


I have placed our May Altar at the door of the church, so that those, who in keeping with Government regulations, passing by, may pay a visit.


In your homes, like the Christmas Crib, you can create your own May Altar, and you can say the Hail Mary, the Rosary and other prayers.


Now is the time for us to draw on the great traditions that have been handed down to us.


May you all be placed under the blue mantle of Mary,


may Mary Mother of God and of the Church continue to be the Mother of this Parish,


Fr Ben

All up-to-date notices are available on our weekly parish bulletin
RTÉ will broadcast Holy Mass on weekdays at 10.30 am on RTÉ News Now
This can be accessed in Saorview  (21) Sky (521) Virgin Media (200) Éir (517)
as well as via the RTÉ player, the RTÉ news now app and via RTÉ.ie/news
RTÉ  will broadcast Sunday Holy Mass as normal.

Mass will be broadcast from the Cathedral daily: and radio CUH fm 102fm

Funerals are by private arrangement. Baptisms are postponed until further notice.

Fr Ben will continue to offer Mass in private for the intentions of the people of the parish.

See also the Prayer Page on this site for useful prayers at this time

In the event of a pastoral emergency please contact our emergency line 087 2495075

Our website will be updated regularly.






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