The following are notices and upcoming events here in St Finian's Church 


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Mass Times from July 27th:


St Finian’s River Valley:


Monday to Friday 10am Mass


Saturday: No morning Mass

Sat Vigil at 6.30pm

Sunday: 10am & 11.30am


Mass may also be celebrated at these times outside if needs be and conditions suit.


 Our Lady Queen of Heaven:


Monday to Friday 1pm


Mass Sunday: 11.00am

9th August, 2020

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reopening Public Masses


We welcome all our parishioners back to Mass. Well done to everyone who ventured out to Mass this week. It was such a glorious occasion to see everyone back praying together and receiving the Blessed Sacrament. We would like to express a very big THANK YOU to our wonderful teams of Volunteers in St Finian’s and Our Lady Queen of Heaven church who gave up their time and worked so hard every day to keep your return back to Mass a safe one. We continue to follow the Government guidelines.


New Guidelines:


It is recommended that you wear a mask inside the church.

Please come 15 minutes before Mass. Entry is via the Main door only.

Please keep 2 metres distance from others - both inside and outside the church.

Please sanitise your hands on the way in.

First collection will be as you come in the front door.

Seats will be marked with an Angel for distance so please sit with an Angel.

You will be directed to your seat. There will be a section for families and couples.

Holy Communion will be distributed one section at a time.

You will be directed when to approach the Altar, keeping 2 metres from the person before you.

The priest will be behind a Perspex screen.

Extend your hands under the screen to receive the Blessed Sacrament.

Exit the church to the right after Mass keeping your physical distance.

Sanitiser will be at the exit doors.

Second collection will be on your way out.

Please do not congregate outside

Please observe respiratory etiquette (cough, sneeze into your elbow or a paper tissue and discard).

If you are in a vulnerable category or have any symptoms, eg cough, please stay at home.


You can join us at Mass by Webcam every Weekday at 10am and every Sunday at 10am.

As there are no basket collections at the moment we have one container on the way out for ALL collections: 1st (Priests'), 2nd (Share), and all envelopes. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

We congratulate all children in the parish who received their First Holy Communion last weekend. We ask that you keep them and their families in your prayers. Two more classes will be receiving their First Holy Communion this weekend Saturday 8th August. We thank Grace and her wonderful team of volunteers who help make these ceremonies so special.

Don't forget: These Communions can be viewed on our Webcam.


We are so looking forward to having the Sacrament of Confirmation in the parish again.

Confirmations will take place on:
Saturday 12th September
10am and 12pm
Saturday 19th September
10am and 12pm
Saturday 26th September
10 am and 12pm
Saturday 3rd October

Don't forget: These Confirmations can also be viewed on our Webcam.



Over the past number of weeks, 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. 

Mass Leaflets provided by RPD Limited.

Note that leaflets are only made available by RPD from the previous Wednesday.

All of our Parish Newsletters for 2020

are available HERE:


We are blessed to have our church open every day from 9am to 6pm. In order to keep everyone safe, we ask that you practice some guidelines that have been put into place:


The middle section of the church is only to be used when sitting or kneeling to pray.


Please make sure that you are six feet away from others.

Hand Sanitisers have been installed in the church this week. Please ensure that you use them when entering the church. We are all in this together.

God Bless You - Fr. Des

Confessions are available after any mass, on request.

Prayer for Healing at this Time


Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness”. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the Corona virus, that we may experience your healing love. Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they gain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another. Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders. Amen


Pope Francis’ prayer to Our Lady

during the Pandemic

O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm. You, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen. We fly to thy protection, O Holy Mother of God. Despise not our prayers in our necessities but ever deliver us from all dangers O glorious and blessed Virgin.


Our parish has a Facebook and twitter page. Keep in touch with us and see what interests you in your parish.

Facebook:  RiverValleyParish

Twitter:        @RiverValleyP

Maintaining Church Grounds


Our church grounds are always kept immaculately at all times and it’s all thanks to Eugene on his ride-on mower, and Jack and Nora keeping the flowerbeds looking so colourful. And indeed to Gerry White and his team who drop by to give us a digout!. Thank you to one of our parishioners who has donated a brand new petrol strimmer to the parish. We are over the moon with it. Well done to everyone involved!

Masses are being offered

for the following this week:

Saturday 8th August
Vigil at 6.30pm
Julie Powney (8th AN)
Ian Kane (19th AN)
Paddy Corrigan (4th AN)

Sunday 9th
10am: Special Intention
11.30am: Health Intention

Mon 10th
Special Intention
Nan Brennan (RD)

Tuesday 11th
Zoe O’Mahony (RIP)
Pancratius Gidh (RD)
Maria Crisanta Magadia AN)
Silvia De Guzman (RIP)
Reynaldo Clarito (RIP)
Special Intention

Wednesday 12th
Sr Fidelia O’Sullivan (RD)
Brenda O’Callaghan (RD)

Thursday 13th
Brian Reilly (RD)
Linda Connell (RD)

Friday 14th
Nora & Tom Cafferkey (AN)
Health Intention

Saturday 15th
Vigil at 6.30pm
Nick Collier (1st AN)
Zoe O’Mahoney (RIP)
Larry & Phyllis Farrell (AN)

Sunday 16th
10am: Patrick Maher (RD)
Tony O’Hare (RD)
11.30am: Bernadette Blake (AN)
Justin Dervan (9th AN)

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.

Stay safe

St Vincent De Paul


The members of the St Vincent de Paul conference would like to thank you for your kind donations.



Thank you to all our wonderful team of volunteers who help out each day in both churches, making our time in the church a safe one. Your time and dedication are very much appreciated.

Parish Collections

Do you know where the different church collections go?

Do you know for example that NONE of the money placed in the baskets during Mass is for the running of the parish.  The First Collection at Mass is lodged with the Diocese for the common fund. This money is for the remuneration of priests.

 The second collection at Mass is usually for SHARE. This is used to pay for the personnel employed at diocesan level e.g. the staff of the different offices in Archbishop's house e.g. Finance, H.R., Parish Pastoral Workers, Education, Liturgy and several other departments.

 Only 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. Money to the Family Offering is usually contributed by way of a weekly envelope or standing order or annual cheque.


If you are in a position 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


Offerings Received in our Church during the last Month


For the Running of our Parish


Family Offering:                  €980

Standing Orders:                €370

Upkeep Envelopes:            €260

Shrines:                              €550


The above are the sole means of support for the running costs of our parish. Please consider contributing if you don’t already do so.  Please contact Stephanie in the parish office for details.


The Parish Newsletter is available each week via email.  If you would like to add your name to the distribution list please contact Stephanie on  All Newsletter are also available on our Newsletter page .


Fr. Des Doyle 


The Chaplain's Residence

Dublin Airport

Ph: 01 8447283

Fr. Antony Vibin


The Presbytery

2 River Valley Heights

Ph: 01 8404162

Sr. Josephine Keegan


Loreto Sister

Ph: 01 8405982

M:  087 1473048

Stephanie Pepper


Parish Secretary

Ph: 01 8409 043

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