St. Paul's Parish - Ayrfield

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Parish Notes:
        St.Paul's                   
                        Ayrfield
Mass Times:                     Saturday      6:00pm Vigil
                                            Sunday       10:30am
Weekday Mass:              Monday to Friday    10 am

St. Paul's Church is open for private prayer Monday to Friday after 10am mass until 1pm and Sunday after 10:30am Mass until 1pm.
See below for updated details on First Holy Communion and Confirmation 2021

Lent began on the 17th February, Ash Wednesday.
Lent Explained Leaflet

St Paul's Parish: During Lent, on Tuesdays and Thursdays the Evening Prayer of the Church will be prayed in St.Paul's Church at 5pm beginning with Eucharistic Adoration at 4:45pm.
Also, the Rosary will be prayed after the 10am daily mass on Wednesday and Friday .

07th March 2021 - Third Sunday of Lent - B
            The Eucharist Leaflet


Gardiner Street Parish - Novena of Grace    4th - 12th March 2021
Connect to online Masses at 7.30pm nightly Gardiner Street Novena of Grace

Coolock Parish are also doing short Meditations in the Parish every Tuesday from 23rd February at 7.30pm - 8pm. It is live streamed and recorded. St. Brendan's Link
The attached reflection is on next Sunday's gospel and if you can pray with us from the comfort of your own homes. We will try to pray as usual each Wednesday morning and in our intercessions hold all in prayer. Reflection

Glasnevin Group of Parishes - Living in Unsettling Times
04th March        7:30pm Our Mother of Divine Grace    Ballygall Parish
       Is God Asleep   
11th March     7:30pm Our Lady of Dolours    Glasnevin Parish
       Living With Loss   
18th March     7:30pm St. Columba's    Iona Road
       Will We Get Back To Normal   
25th March     7:30pm Corpus Christi    Drumcondra
       I Haven't Much To Offer   

FEBRUARY 2021 - CATECHESIS FOR PADRE PIO'S PRAYER GROUPS

Mass Leaflet    

28th February 2021 - Second Sunday of Lent - B
            The Eucharist Leaflet
21st February 2021 - First Sunday of Lent - B
            The Eucharist Leaflet
14th February 2021 - The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - B
          Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
07th February 2021 - The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - B
                  The Eucharist Leaflet


Preparation for First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2020 - 2021

St. Paul's Registration Form 2020 - 2021 First Holy Communion

Message by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year.

St. Paul's Registration Form 2020 - 2021 Confirmation


" Do This In Memory " is the Parish Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion.
( First Holy Communion - Saturday, 15th May 2021 )

Dates for the Sunday "Do This In Memory" Masses :
** Please note that due to the level 5 restrictions Mass is online only at 10:30am on the Sunday and we hope to return to 12:30pm when public Mass starts back

       2020-2021
Enrolment Mass Date to be confirmed in 2021
Sun, 22th Nov -- Feast of Christ the King
Sun, 20th Dec -- 4rd Sunday of Advent
Sun, 17th Jan -- 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sun, 14th Feb -- 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
**    Date of Next Mass
Sun, 07th Mar -- 3rd Sunday of Lent
This weeks Grapevine
Sun, 28th Mar -- Passion (Palm) Sunday
Sun, 18th Apr -- 3rd Sunday of Easter
Sat, 15th May -- First Holy Communion (times to be confirmed)
Sun, 06th Jun -- Feast of Corpus Christi

Date to be confirmed for the First Reconciliation Service

As the Church is closed at present to public Mass, the relevant edition of the Grapevine is available in the church and can be collected when the church is open for private prayer after mass each day.

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" You Shall Be My Witnesses " ( Confirmation - Friday, 30th April 2021 )

Dates for the "You Shall Be My Witnesses" Masses - :
Dates to be confirmed for the preparation masses including the Enrolment Ceremony, Reconcilliation Service and Ceremony of Light

Confirmation Friday 30th April 2021
Pentecost Sunday Sunday 23rd May 2021

*** From Saturday 26th December, we moved to Level 5 of the Government's Plan for Living with Covid-19.

       Mass will be live streamed only

    *** WEB STREAMING from St. Paul's Ayrfield and Local Churches ***

Weekday Mass:        Monday to Saturday    10 am in all four Churches

Webstream Link to St. Paul's Church St.Paul's           Saturday 6:00pm Vigil
              
Ayrfield               Sunday 10:30am

            Holy Trinity       St.Monica's     St. Benedict's
                         Donaghmede                   Edenmore                     Grange Park
Saturday Vigil :     6:30pm                          6:00pm                          7:00pm
Sunday                 11:30am                       10:30am                       11:30am

Knock Shrine

             Update information from St. Paul's Ayrfield 18th September 2020

DECEMBER 2020 CATECHESIS FOR PADRE PIO'S PRAYER GROUPS


During Level 5 restrictions:
Funeral Mass in Ayrfield is at 11 am unless otherwise notified.

In order to comply with legislation, attendance at funeral masses is in accordance with Goverment guidelines and Dublin Diocesan Directive.
With effect from the 26th December 2020 up to 10 mourners can attend

At this time we pray for the happy repose of the souls of Michael Colgan and Therese Pollard. May they rest in peace. We also pray for their families and all families who lost loved ones during the year.
                   
            May He support us all the day long,
            till the shades lengthen and the evening comes,
            and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over,
            and our work is done.
            Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging,
            and a holy rest and peace at the last.

                    Saint John Henry Newman


Pray The Rosary     ~      Click here for our Pray the Rosary Leaflet


             

Donate Button:
                                                        
Due to the closure of our Churches, there will be no Sunday collections and this has implications for parishes, the diocese and priests. If you wish to donate online to the First or Second collections that normally take place on a Sunday or to Easter Dues you can do so by using the DONATE button on the top of the screen which the diocese has asked us to place on our website.

When you click on the DONATE button at the top of the page. You also get an option to donate to St. Paul's Parish Ayrfield by way of a once off donation or if you wish join the Family Offering - planned giving, you can to set up a Weekly or Monthly offering and enter the amount of your donation.
You will need to have your payment details (card/debit card or bank details) and your mobile phone to hand. Your mobile phone is needed because a confirmation pin number will be texted to it.

Please also consider using the online payment facility to set up a regular contribution to the first and second collections. These collections are the primary sources of financial support for our priests and for Share.

As you are aware we do not currently have the opportunity to support these collections in the traditional way, yet our priests and Share are still depending on your support.

                   Thank you for your support, it is very much appreciated.

The Parish can claim a Tax Rebate on any donations of €250 and over in any one year and add it to our funds. Donations include the Family offerings outdoor collection, by either direct debit or envelopes and donations made to the Common Fund, Share, Christmas and Easter Dues.
CHY3 Form to be returned to the Parish Office for eligible Households.

Further updates will be announced on our Website and changes may be implemented as advised.


Ayrwaves

Due to restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic it is not possible to deliver
hard copies of Ayrwaves to each household in the parish, as has been the practice up to now.
On behalf of the Ayrwaves Team, we would like to thank St. Paul’s parish for coming to our assistance.
in making Ayrwaves available on-line.

Ayrwaves Online

Ayrwaves includes : Community activity updates. A virtual gallery for artists based in Ayrfield (at present 35 exhibits on view). Archive containing all issues of Ayrwaves for the past 12 years. An anthology of contributions to Ayrwaves by our former colleague Jimmy Kelly, who sadly passed away this year. Pieces already submitted by people in Ayrwaves on the impact of the Pandemic. And lots more.


Outdoor Family Offering - Envelope Collections

As the health and safety of our volunteers is of utmost importance, with this in mind, we are suspending the collection of the outdoor family offering envelopes until further notice.

We thank all our contributors & collectors for their understanding & continued support.



A Prayer in the Time of the Coronavirus

Almighty and All–loving God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
we pray to you through Christ the Healer
for those who suffer from the Coronavirus Covid–19
in Ireland and across the world.

We pray too for all who reach out to those who mourn the loss
of each and every person who has died as a result of contracting the disease.

Give wisdom to policymakers,
skill to healthcare professionals and researchers,
comfort to everyone in distress
and a sense of calm to us all in these days of uncertainty and distress.

This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord
who showed compassion to the outcast,
acceptance to the rejected
and love to those to whom no love was shown.

Amen.

Archbishop Michael Jackson
Dublin & Glendalough


Ministers of the Eucharist and Word


The new rosters for February, March & April 2020 are ready for collection from the sacristy and are available on the Noticeboard. We thank you for your continued dedication to both Ministries.

New : Ministers of The Eucharist

New : Ministers of The Word


St. Paul's Parish Ayrfield Mission Statement


1. To nurture our Christian community where everyone is welcomed and have a sense of belonging.

2. To be responsible for guiding the future development and well being of our faith community.

3. To explore new ways of doing things and be a support and service to all our parish groups.

The purpose of the Council is to enable the involvement of parishioners in th ecare of their own parish, be fostering the sacramental, liturgical and social life of the parish.

It is our wish that through the whole area of communication, service and outreach we will discern the needs of the parish and in so doing, build up a vibrant Christian community.


Family Offerings 2019

The outdoors collection envelope boxes will be available in the Parish Office for collection and distribution at the end of January. A sincere thank you to all our dedicated collectors, counters and contributors each year. Thank you also to those who contribute by standing order, this method is most convenient.
This collection, as you know, is crucial for the practical running of our Parish and its maintenance. If any parishioner would you like to contribute to the Family Offering Collection, either by a Family Offering Envelope or by a Standing Order, please contact the Parish Office on 01-8160984.

There are spare blue envelopes at the entrances to the Church for any person who may not be from the parish but would like to contribute to this collection for the Parish.


General Data Protection Regulation - “GDPR”


A new European Data Protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), was introduced on 25 May 2018. This new law applies to any organisation, including our parish that manages and processes people’s personal information.

We are now working on ways of ensuring that what we do with your information is compliant with this new law. It is a work in progress and we will keep you informed through the parish website and in the newsletter as policies are put in place. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact the parish office.


Tax relief For Donation to Eligible Charities

The Government has allowed charitable organisations such as ours to collect a tax rebate on any donation amount over €250 in any one year! The Parish can then claim that rebate and add it to our funds. Donations include the Family offerings outdoor collection, by either direct debit or envelopes and donations made to the Christmas and Easter Dues. CHY3 Form to be returned to the Parish Office


                 Pastors Desk                     Mass Leaflets


          Previous Mass Leaflets    

31st January 2021 - The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - B
          Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
24th January 2021 - The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - B
          Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
17th January 2021 - The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - B
                  The Eucharist Leaflet
10th January 2021 - The Baptism of The Lord - B
                  The Eucharist Leaflet
06th January 2021 - The Epiphany of The Lord - B
                  The Eucharist Leaflet
03rd January 2021 - The Second Sunday of Christmas - B
                  The Eucharist Leaflet
27th December 2020 - The Holy family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph Sunday of Advent - B
          Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
20th December 2020 - Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
          Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
13th December 2020 - Third Sunday of Advent - B
          Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
08th December 2020 - The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - B
                                                       The Eucharist Leaflet
06th December 2020 - Second Sunday of Advent - B
          Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
29th November 2020 - First Sunday of Advent - B
          Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet

22nd November 2020 - Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of The Universe - A
       Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
15th November 2020 - The 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - A
       Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
08th November 2020 - The 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - A
       Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
01st November 2020 - All Saints - A
       Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet

25th October 2020 - The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A
            Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
18th October 2020 - The 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A
            Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
11th October 2020 - The 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A
            Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
04th October 2020 - The 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A
            Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
Notices for the reopening of St. Paul's Church : 29th June 2020

Greetings from Infant Jesus Sisters in Nigeria : Thank You Message
            Crosscare 2020
27th September 2020 - The 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A
            Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
20th September 2020 - The 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A
            Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
13th September 2020 - The 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A
            Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet
06th September 2020 - The 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - A
            Parish Newsletter             The Eucharist Leaflet