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St Michael’s Parish adheres strictly to the government and diocesan guidelines regarding Covid 19.

Our church is currently open for private prayer only.
Funerals and Weddings by arrangement.

We wish all our community most well at this challenging time.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine!

Note about Thiago Cortes RIP

St Michael’s faith community wishes to extend its sincere sympathy to all the Brazillian community in the Parish and throughout Dublin and  Ireland,  on the recent,  tragic and untimely death of their fellow country man, Thiago Cortes. 

May he Rest in Peace. Solas na bhFlaitheas dó. 
We pray for his parents and family and friends. We pray that justice will be done for Thiago.

“A Comunidade da Paróquia St. Michaels deseja, por meio desta, extender os sinceros pêsames e simpatia a todos os membros da Comunidade Brasileira na Paróquia, em Dublin e na Irlanda em função da recente e trágica morte do seu conterrâneo Thiago Côrtes. Que ele descanse em paz ao lado de Deus.

Ainda, rezamos para o conforto de seus familiares, parentes e amigos, e para que a justiça seja feita para Thiago”.

Morning Prayer: September 1st

Today we join Pádraigín for our morning prayer on September first – marking the first day of the “Season of Creation” – where we are encouraged to contemplate God’s wondrous work of creation all around us. This Season of Creation let us challenge ourselves to both appreciate and take better care of our common home, the earth, and every individual person as God’s creation.

Morning Prayer: August 31

On the feast of Saint Aidan of Iona and Lindisfarne, join Pádraigín Clancy of St Michael’s, Inchicore for our morning prayer. As Pope Francis says, let’s not go around with funerial faces, let’s look and act as if the Resurrection happened! Today is a day of hope, we embrace the hope of the Resurrection in a new way as we remember Saint Aidan and his hope as he brought the gospel from Iona and Lindisfarne out across Britain.

July 2020 Parish Newsletter

As we come together again for Mass from today,  June 29th 2020 at St Michael’s,  our latest Newsletter  contains guidelines and regulations for parishioners on Mass attendance during this period.  Currently we are restricted to 50 people only in the church for any gathering.  We are hoping that this number  may be raised in the coming weeks.   We look forward as a faith community, to being together again,  with Christ and one another. 

AN CHÉAD CHOMAOINEACH 2020 Teachtaireacht ón bParóiste do na Páistí I nGaelscoil Inse Chór

A Chailiní agus a  Bhuachaíllí,  Bail ó Dhia oraibh!

Seo í Pádraigín anseo.   An chuimhin libh go raibh muid ag obair le chéile le Múinteoir Connie ag ullmhú do bhur  gCéad Chomaoineach.  Rinne sibh an-obair go deo do na h-Aifrinn ullmhúcháin éagsúla I Séipéal Naomh Mhichíl. Tharraing sibh pictúirí áille le dathú, agus chas sibh iomainn le chéile agus d’inis sibh paidreacha naofa do Íosa.   Bhí mise agus an t-Athair Louis ag tnúth go mór le bhur lá mór inniu, agus tá a fhios againn go raibh sibhse ag tnúth go mór  leis freisin.  Tá an-díomá orainn – mar a bhfuil oraibh fresin –  nach bhfuil an Chéad Chomaoineach  ar siúl an Satharn seo.  Ach, ná bígí buartha.  Bíodh misneach agaibh I gconaí – mar chomh luath agus atá cead againn  teacht le chéile, le guí sa Séipéal,  beidh bhur gCéad Chomaoineach ag dul ar aghaidh.  Agus beidh an-lá go deo againn an lá  sin!   Idir an dá linn, caithfaimid a bheith foighdeach;  bainigí sult as an Samhradh, ag spraoi sa mbaile; coinnigí ag guí agus ag rá bhur bpaidreacha pearsanta gach lá do Dhia, ar son bhur  gclann agus bhur muintir, bhur gcairde, bhur n-ainmhithe agus ar son  na ndaoine a bhfuil grá agaibh dóibh.   Beidh muid I dteagmháil arís!

Beannacht Dé Oraibh ar Fad ó Phádraigín agus ón t-Ath Louis

Agus ó Pharóiste Naomh Mhichíl ar fad.

Hello Girls and Boys!

This is Pádraigín here.  Remember I was helping you prepare for First Holy Communion with Muinteóir Connie.  You coloured lovely pictures and said special prayers for our preparation masses.  Myself and Fr. Louis and all the people of the Parish of St Michael’s were really looking forward to your First Holy Communion Day this Saturday May 23rd. We know you were all looking forward to it  too. Like you, we are disappointed that it is not happening today.   But do not worry because as soon as we are all allowed to come together and pray together again we will celebrate your First Holy Communion with you and your families in Inchicore.   In the meantime, take care and remember to say your prayers to Holy God at home,  to mind you, and your families and friends and all the people and animals  you love.  We will be in touch again soon with some fun things you might like to do as you wait for your Communion Day.

God Bless you all,  from Pádraigín and Fr Louis and all at St Michael’s

This week’s Newsletter

The latest St Michael’s Parish Newsletter is available to view and download here:

May 2020 Newsletter

Beannacht na Cásca Oraibh!

Beannacht na Cásca Oraibh!

A Happy Easter to Every One from St Michael’s Parish, Inchcicore

O give me faith,
That I may be
Alive when April’s
Dances in every
Whitethorn tree.

By Patrick Kavanagh

Mac na hÓige Slán – The Son of the Virgin is Safe

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Mac na hÓige Slán – The Son of the Virgin is Safe A popular tradition in Ireland is that when the cock crows on Easter Sunday morning it says; Mac na hÓige Slán – The Son of the Virgin is … Continue reading

Sun-dancing in the Sky: Easter Sunday Morning

Sun-dancing in the Sky: Easter Sunday Morning

It was widely held in the Gaelic tradition that the Sun danced in the sky Easter Sunday morning. Various methods were employed to experience it. A 19th century account collected from Barbara Mc Phie of Dreimsdale Scotland by antiquarian Alexander Carmichael tells of her experience; ‘The glorious gold-bright sun was after rising on the crests of the great hills, and it was changing colour- green, purple, red, blood red, white, intense-white, and gold-white like the glory of the God of the elements to the children of men. It was dancing up and down in exultation at the joyous resurrection of the beloved Saviour of victory. To be thus privileged, a person must ascend to the top of the highest hill before sunrise, and believe that the God who makes the small blade of grass to grow is the same God who makes the large massive sun to move’ ( trans. From Scots Gallic).