28th February, 2021
2nd Sunday in Lent
Cancellation of Public Masses
Due to the very latest Government restrictions, all of the Masses in St. Finian's church have reverted to online only - since December 26th 2020 onwards.
St. Finian's Church:
Weekdays and Saturdays at 7pm only
Sundays at 10am only
All Masses in St. Finian's Church are available on our webcam.
No Masses from here until the new resrictions are lifted.
St. Finian's will remain open for visits until 3pm each day. Strict rules of sensible hygiene will continue to apply; please ensure you maintain a distance of at least two metres from others, use the sanitisers provided and wear a mask.
Mass intentions can be booked with Stephanie at email@example.com
or on 01 8409043.
Plase join us online in praying the Stations of the Cross every Friday evening during Lent - at 6.40pm.
Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Lenten Campaign in the first week of Lent. All donations will be sent directly to Sr Orla in Rumbek, and this will eliminate administration fees. Envelopes are available at the back of the church. You can put your envelope in the donation box on the wall just to the right on the way into the church, or through the parish office post box, or donate online at loretorumbek.ie
A Novena of Grace to St Francis Xavier begins next Thursday 4th March until Friday 12 th March. The Novena prayer will be said during our online Masses.
You can find a prayer card at the back of the church.
If you would like to have your petition included in the Masses during this Novena, email us at or drop your petition through the parish office letterbox. We will gladly include all of your intentions in the Mass during this Novena.
St Francis Xavier Pray for us
World Day of Prayer will be celebrated on Friday 5th March, 2021. The host country is Vanuatu and the theme is “Build on a Strong Foundation".
Through the worship service we hear the voices of the Vanuatu women, who invite us to focus on the Bible story in Matthew 7:24 27.
Jesus tells a story about the kingdom of heaven using the image of a house and the land on which the house is built. Choosing the land on which to build the house is an important decision for people in Vanuatu. The combination of considering the terrain and the climate is crucial in a tropical archipelago located in the South Pacific Ocean, prone to earthquakes, cyclones, volcanic eruptions and rising sea levels. On April 6th, 2020, Vanuatu was hit by Cyclone Harold, which had made its way across the Pacific destroying many islands in its wake.
The Annual World Day of Prayer for our combined parishes will be held this year in St. Cronan's Church, Brackenstown on Friday 5th March at 12 noon. All are welcome to join in through St. Cronan's church webcam.
Masses are being offered for:
Friday 26th February
Alexander Larkin (RD)
Pauline Brophy (RD)
Tony Fetherston (RD)
Vigil Mass at 7pm
Kay Doody Macken (AN)
Maureen Carroll (6th AN)
John Byrne (RD)
Mass in Thanksgiving
Mass at 10am
Edward & Margaret Breslin (AN)
Mary Lewis (RD)
Martin Kinsella (RD)
John Feeley (RD)
Bernie Walsh (RD)
Dan Doyle (Birthday Rem RIP)
Monday 1st March
John Lynch (RIP)
Patrick Farnan (RD)
Martin Kinsella (RD)
Denis & Cathleen Scanlon (RIP)
Roger Ryan (MM)
Maurice Coogan (1st AN)
Eileen McGuirk (Birthday Rem RIP)
Patricia Seery (RIP)
Elsie Meyler (RD)
Margaret & Bill Hazzard (AN)
Peggy & Patrick Carpenter (RIP)
Michael Cruise (RD)
Patricia Brennan (RD)
Paula Dowling (RD)
Denis & Cathleen Scanlon (RIP)
Mary Alice McMahon (RD)
Bernadette Purdy (Happy Birthday Wishes)
Kathleen Hanley (1st AN)
Altar List of the Dead (RIP)
Vigil at 7pm
Tom, Mary & Joe Reynolds (AN)
Joe Fahy (RD)
Gerry Kelly (RD)
Séamus Dillion (AN)
Benny O’Reilly (RD)
Martin Kinsella (RD)
Ken Treacy (1st AN)
Special Intention (Treacy Family)
Family Offering Envelopes
New family offering envelopes will be ready for distribution soon. If you can help deliver boxes to households please get in touch with the Secretary at All money that comes into the parish from these envelopes stays within the parish and helps towards the running and upkeep of our church.
The Parish Office is not open for personal callers at the moment due to the virus restrictions.
You can contact our Secretary, Steph, via email or by phone 01-8409043.
Envelopes can be dropped in the parish office letterbox at the front of the church (in the external office door beside Our Lady’s statue near the main church door).
Over the past number of months, Missalettes were always available from the parish. Our printing order brought us up to Pentecost Sunday. Following new guidelines from the Archbishop, Sunday Missalettes will no longer be available from the Parish until further notice. You can now download your Sunday Missalettes by following the link below.
A Mass leaflet with the correct readings for each Sunday can be downloaded here: Missalette
Mass Leaflets provided by RPD Limited.
Note that leaflets are not usually made available by RPD before the previous Thursday.
All of our Parish Newsletters for 2021
are available here: Newsletters
PPC and Volunteers
Once again we would like to thank our parish volunteers along with the parish PPC for all their hard work in keeping everyone safe while they attended Christmas Mass in the parish. A lot of work went into organising it but it was all worth it as everyone got to celebrate the birth of our Lord in a safe way. Thank you all again.
Temporary Parish Collections
The money contributed to the Family Offering Collection is used to run the parish, i.e. pay for light, heat, insurance, repairs, altar wine and bread, wages, stationery and many more bills. Money to the Family Offering is usually contributed by way of a weekly envelope or standing order or annual cheque.
If you are able and would like to contribute to the family offering by way of standing order or weekly envelope, please contact Stephanie at 8409043, or email the parish at
We celebrate the Feast of St Joseph the Worker on March 19th . Prayer cards and medals will be available in the church on the day.
Alpha Course On-line
The Alpha Series is back – starting at the end of February 2021! Join us for video input & discussion on big life questions such as: ‘Is there more to life than this?’ and ‘Does God heal today?’
The Course is 1 hour per week, it’s free, and you can connect from wherever suits you! Choose between Wednesday evenings at 8-9pm, or Thursday lunchtime sessions at 1-2pm.
For a sneak preview, have a look at this 2 min. trailer: https://player.vimeo.com/video/256741841
To find out more, or to register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you need to talk to a counsellor?
Fingal Counselling Service is open to accept new clients and new referrals.
Given the current restrictions on face to face contact, all assessment and counselling appointments will be completed via telephone until the restrictions are lifted.
Call 01 8902596, leave a message and we will return your call.
Visiting our Church
It’s great to have our church open each day, providing an opportunity to visit the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
Please be aware to keep your social distance when visiting. Also there is a sanitising spray and cloth available at the back of the church which you can use to sanitise your seat before and after you visit.
It’s important that we keep one another safe in these strange times. God Bless You
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Easter Mass Bouquets
Easter Mass Bouquets are available from the parish office every Wednesday from 9.30am to 11.30am.
These are a lovely gift to send to anyone reminding them that they are in your prayers.