St. Paul's Parish - Ayrfield

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Parish Notes:
        St.Paul's                   
                        Ayrfield
Mass Times:                    Saturday         6:00pm Vigil
                                           Sunday       10:30am & 12:30pm
Weekday Mass:              Monday to Saturday    10 am

St. Paul's Church is open for Public Masses since Monday 10th May 2021.

We will be allowed a maximum of 50 people in the church, with face coverings recommended.
As before, anyone who can attend Mass during the week is urged to make one of those days their 'Sunday' and so free up a place at the weekend for someone who is working Monday to Friday.
Funerals and weddings will both be limited to 50 people attending the ceremony.

Please sanitise before leaving the church.

Mass Leaflet    

16th May 2021 - THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD (World Communications Day) - B
            The Eucharist Leaflet           Parish Newsletter
09th May 2021 - Sixth Sunday of Easter - B
            The Eucharist Leaflet            
02nd May 2021 - Fifth Sunday of Easter - B
            The Eucharist Leaflet            


EVENING PRAYER OF THE CHURCH .. continues this week

Join Fr. Deegan on Tuesday and Thursday for the Evening Prayer of the Church, beginning with Eucharistic Adoration at 4:45pm, the Evening Prayer will be prayed at 5pm and concluding at 5:15pm.

The Rosary will be prayed after the 10am daily mass on Wednesday and Friday .


Pope Francis has asked for a marathon of prayer during the month of May to bring an end to the pandemic.
            Pope Francis Prayer for protection from the Coronvirus

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


             

Sacraments Update 2nd May 2021

As we prepare for the safe return to public worship on May 10th Archbishop Farrell has updated parishes on the celebration of the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation in 2021.

The public health advice is that ceremonies such as these should not take place at the time of resumption of public worship. For that reason, celebrations of these sacraments can not take place until we are notified it is safe to do so.

The Archbishop believes that engagement with the public authorities will enable the position to be reviewed in due course over the coming weeks and months.

Given these circumstances he says it appropriate and necessary that the celebration of First Reconciliation and Holy Communion for 2021 candidates should be deferred until the Autumn. We will follow this advice here in Holy Trinity and St. Pauls.

The celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation for 2021 candidates may be possible over the summer months if we are notified by public health authorities and the Archbishop that it is safe and appropriate to do so. We will update you as soon as we know ourselves.

The Archbishop realises that this situation will be a cause of disappointment to many families but trusts that they will understand the rationale for this approach.

I hope this gives you all some clarity on things as they currently stand.

Best wishes,

Fr. Gerry Corcoran - Moderator & Co-Parish Priest


" You Shall Be My Witnesses "

Since we are still in level 5 lockdown, which does not allow for public worship, the proposed date that was set last September for Confirmation i.e. Friday, 30th April 2021 is cancelled.
When the Church does reopen for public worship, I can set a new date for the Confirmation ceremony.
       - Fr. Gerard Deegan

Dates also to be confirmed for the preparation masses including the Reconcilliation Service and Ceremony of Light

Sunday 23rd May 2021 Pentecost Sunday
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" Do This In Memory " is the Parish Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion.

Since we are still in level 5 lockdown, which does not allow for public worship, we cannot confirm the date for the First Holy Communion cermony
       - Fr. Gerard Deegan

Please note, at present, Mass is online only at 10:30am each Sunday

Date to be confirmed for the First Reconciliation Service
Date to be confirmed for the First Holy Communion

Sun, 06th Jun Feast of Corpus Christi


CATECHESIS FOR PADRE PIO'S PRAYER GROUPS
May is not only the month so loved by Padre Pio because it is dedicated to Our Lady, but it is also the symbolic month of our birth:
May 5, the anniversary of the Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza we are called to remember our origins, our being a Prayer Group joined to Padre Pio and his Work.
The commitment suggested by Father Luciano for this May 2021 is to "to make them available to the parishes in order to organise the recitation of the Rosary in condominiums or in the neighborhoods furthest from the church because with our words and - above all with our life – we can speak of a God who truly loves us”.

Attached the catechesis of May 2021 Everything begins together with Mary and a new Rosary Meditated.

See more on the official website of Padre Pio's Prayer Groups

*** From Monday 10th May 2021, all churches are reopened for Public Masses.

*** 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 & 12:30pm

            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


Funeral Mass in Ayrfield

In order to comply with legislation, attendance at funeral masses is in accordance with Goverment guidelines and Dublin Diocesan Directive.
With effect from the 10th May 2021 up to 50 mourners can attend a funeral.

At this time we pray for the happy repose of the souls of all who passed away recently. May they rest in peace.
                   
            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


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 2021

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 orange 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. There are also forms available on the stands if anyone would prefer to contribute by standing order.


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 Euro 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


Mass Leaflet    

                 Pastors Desk                     Mass Leaflets


          Previous Mass Leaflets    

17th March 2021 - St. Patrick's Day - B
            The Eucharist Leaflet             St.Patrick's Day leaflet
14th March 2021 - Fourth Sunday of Lent - B
            The Eucharist Leaflet
07th March 2021 - Third Sunday of Lent - B
            The Eucharist 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
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