1st August, 2021
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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.
First Holy Communion and Confirmation
With great regret once again our First Holy Communions and Confirmations have been cancelled in the parish, due to Government restrictions. As soon as we are allowed we will schedule new dates.
“Grandparents are the uniting link between generations to transmit to the young the experience of life and faith. Therefore, I have decided to institute the world Day of Grandparents and the Elderly which will be held annually on the fourth Sunday of July”
World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
July 25th will be the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. We will be having a Holy Hour with Adoration, for Grandparents and the Elderly, at 7pm on Friday 23rd July. Join us online or drop into the church with your Grandparent/Grandchild and light a candle. (This will be livestreamed on the webcam and on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/RiverValleyParish)
Help us Celebrate Grandparents and the Elderly
Send us a drawing of your grandparent or elderly relative or neighbour and tell us why they are special to you. Or maybe you would like to compose a prayer? You could tell us what you like about being a grandparent! Place your tributes and prayers in the box at the back of the Church. You can also email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or send them to our Facebook page (@RiverValleyParish). We will share your tributes and prayers at the Holy Hour.
We are sending cards to the residents of our three local nursing homes, on behalf of the people of the parish, to mark the day of celebration of Grandparents and the Elderly.
Masses are being offered for the following:
Saturday 24th July
Vigil at 5.30pm Timmy Fitgerald (RD)
Vigil at 6.30pm Health Intention
10am Mary Dolan (RD)
11am Anne Dolan (RD)
12 midday Ava Butler (RIP)
Pascal McManus (RIP)
Anne Mooney (2nd AN)
Anne O’Sullivan (Birthday Rem)
Muriel O’Brien (RD)
Marie Herbert (RD)
Colm Sands (RD)
Anne O’Sullivan (AN)
Vigil at 5.30pm Pat Kinsella (RD)
Vigil at 6.30pm Richie Leonard (1st AN)
Sunday 1st August
10am Andria Fitzgerald (AN)
11am Sean Brady (AN)
Annie & James Brady (RIP)
12 midday Mary Plunkett (AN)
Michael Plunkett (RIP)
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: email@example.com 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
Please note that the parish office will close from Friday 23rd July and reopen on Tuesday 3rd August. You can book a Mass with the sacristans that are on duty.
Bank Holiday Weekend
Please note that for Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd August, Mass will be at the later time of 11am.
The conference of the society of St Vincent De Paul would like to thank everyone for all their kind donations.
New rosters for Ministers of the Word and Ministers of the Eucharist are now available on this website.
Rosters are also available on the noticeboard inside the church hallway. You can also request a copy of your roster from the parish office.
We remember in a special way
Marie Herbert, sister of Imelda Mooney. May she rest in peace.
The parish lotto will be launched in September to raise funds to complete works on St. Finian’s church and the airport church including renewal of ceiling and floors and waterproofing and painting of the exterior walls.
More details will follow.
Our new Archbishop visits!
Last Sunday Archbishop Dermot Farrell paid us a surprise visit, celebrating the 11am Mass and greeting our people in the church grounds. We wish him every joy and blessing as our new Shepherd in the Archdiocese of Dublin.
The Archbishop’s visit came as our parish finance committee announced the proposed building of a pastoral centre at our church. We greatly look forward to being able to gather together after Masses for a cup of tea.
The inclusion of a presbytery and landscaping of the church grounds will secure our parish for the future as a place of faith and welcome in our community.
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
Or feel free to just take up a cloth and sanitiser at the end of Mass!
Baptisms in the parish
We are now taking bookings for baptisms in the parish .
Dates for July / Aug:
Sunday July 11th
Sunday Aug 8th / Aug 22nd
Thank you for all your donations to the parish. We ask that you please keep using the envelopes provided to you for the Sunday collections and for the upkeep of the church. Thank you too for taking an envelope for Summer Dues to support the Common Fund .Your kindness and generosity from both churches is very much appreciated.
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
Over the past year, Missalettes were available to download here. Unfortunely this service will be discontinued soon. However this will now give 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
Confession is available every
day after all Masses.
Adoration takes place every Friday
evening in St. Finian's church.
5pm to 6pm
All are Welcome.
Jesus will bless you, your family, and the whole world for this hour of faith you spend with Him in the Blessed Sacrament. "Blessed are they who do not see and yet believe..." "Faith can move mountains..." “What is needed is trust..." "Behold I come to make all things new." (Jn 20:29; Mk 11:23; Mk 5:36; Rev 21:5).