16th May, 2021
Ascension of the Lord
Ascension: Thy Kingdom come!
The Ascension of Jesus has nothing to do with a literal journey into the stratosphere, for that would involve simply a transfer to another position within “the world.” The Ascension is Jesus’ journey, not to another place,
but to another dimension. But this dimension to which he has gone is not alien to us. It is instead a source of inspiration, power, and direction. And this is why the angels who appear to the disciples just after Jesus’ departure say, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky?” What they are hinting at, none too subtly, is this: under the influence of Jesus’ Spirit, get to work!
Do all that you can to bring about the Kingdom of God on earth: a Kingdom of justice, love and peace for every
person. Get on with the mission of the church!
Reopening of our churches
for Public Masses from May 10th
Due to continuing Government restrictions, no more than 77 people are allowed to attend Mass from this date.
Masses are now back at the usual weekday times of 10am in St Finian’s and 1pm in Our Lady, Queen of Heaven.
St Finian’s church:
Saturday vigil: 5.30pm & 6.30pm
Sunday: 10am, 11am, 12 midday.
Our Lady Queen of Heaven church:
All Masses in St. Finian's Church are available on our webcam.
Please note that from the 10th May onwards, there will be no 7pm Masses during the week.
We will provide more information for you throughout the coming weeks via this website and via notices in the church.
St. Finian's will remain open for visits from 9.00am until 6pm 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.
We continue to pray the rosary during the week at 9.45 am before our 10am Mass. Everyone is welcome!
Masses are being offered for:
Saturday 15th May
Vigil at 5.30pm Daniel O’ Keeffe (11th AN)
6.30pm Peter & Rose McGroder (AN)
10am Brian Armstrong (RD)
11am Marie Malone (RD)
12 midday John Sheehan (RD) Kevin O’Connor (AN)
Jack Heerey (RD)
Marie Malone (RD)
Rita Brolan (RD)
Geraldine McCluskey (RD)
Josephine & Damien Barry (RIP)
Emmanuel Uzo (RD)
Nick Lundberg (RD)
Marian Hackett (RD)
Philomena Connaughton (RD)
Sandra O’Brien (AN)
Vigil at 5.30pm
Pat Haverty (6th AN)
Vigil at 6.30pm
Marie Malone (RD)
Annama Thomas (6th AN)
10am Kenneth Smith (20th AN)
Tom Tobin (AN)
John Marchwicki (3rd AN)
Peter Joseph Gibney (AN)
11am Linda Corcoran (RD)
Dermott Crookes (RD)
Darren Cian Camerino (AN)
12 midday Marie Malone (RD)
Parish Office - Booking Masses
The Parish Office is open for personal callers every Wednesday, from 9.30am to 11.30am. You can contact Steph via email: or by phone at 01 840 9043 to book a Mass.
Envelopes can be dropped into the parish office letterbox at the front of the church (in the external office door, beside Our Lady’s statue near the main
Confession is available every
day after all Masses.
Many thanks for all your donations to the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
€265 was collected over the last few weeks
Thank you to all our volunteers from both churches who offered their help with cleaning and sanitising and making sure that everything is in order for your safe return to Mass next week. We appreciate all your goodness and kindness. If you would like to help out at any of our Masses manning the doors or even sanitising the seats please contact Steph in the office at 01 8409043 or by email at stfiniansparish @gmail.com
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
Over the past year Missalettes were available to download here. Unfortunely this service will be discontinued soon. However this gives everyone an opportunity to obtain their own Sunday Missal. If you
would like a Sunday Missal, get in touch with the parish office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and
we will gladly order one for you. They cost €15.
For the moment, Mass leaflet with the correct readings for Sunday can still be downloaded here: Missalette
All of our Parish Newsletters for 2021
are available here: Newsletters Page
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
Baptisms in the parish
We are now taking bookings for baptisms in the parish:
Dates for May:
Sat May 15th / Sun May 16th
Sat May 22nd / Sun May 23rd
Sat May 29th/ Sun May 30th
Dates for June:
Sat June 5th / Sun 6th
Sat 12th / Sun 13th
At the moment all Baptisms will be individual, with just five people attending.