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The faith community
at St Michael’s welcomes you
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We hope you find it helpful.
Céad Míle Fáilte!
Vigil: 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Masses (Live Feed): 9:00am & 11:00am
Weekday Masses (Live Feed):
Holy Days: Vigil-7:00pm;10:00am
Baptism & Marriage by appointment
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Michael’s parish. We appreciate
your contribution especially during
these challenging times. Donations
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Please Note: that if you are a tax-
payer and your donation is €250
per year or more, a tax refund can
be claimed by the parish with your
consent. Further details from the
priest or parish office.
Go raibh mile maith agat.
The Parish Office
52a Bulfin Road,
Tel: 01 4531660
Location in Maps
Fr. Louis McDermott, O.M.I., Co-P.P.
Category Archives: News
Hi there! Here is some information about Ash Wednesday and Lent in our Parish!
1. Ashes will be blest at 10AM mass on Ash Wednesday. Small bags of Ashes will then be available to collect in the porch at St Michael’s church from 10.30AM – 7.00PM.
Fr Louis will also administer a virtual blessing for anyone who has clay or ash at home during the mass.
2. A small Lenten Prayer Card will also be available in the porch of the church.
3. Please find a list of some Prayer and Reflection courses for Lent here. Click the link below to download it!
4. Please also find a list of some Support Services available in the community. Click the link to download it!
“Lent, the Church’s springtime,
Waiting to burst into bloom.
Emptiness waiting to be filled with God-ness, goodness.
An invitation to Grow in Love”
Ag Críost an Síol…
Hello to you all and best wishes for 2021
Bliain nua mhaith agaibh ar fad!
January can be a difficult month each year, as we let go of Christmas-time and try to embrace the ‘beginning again’ that a New Year offers.
This January is more difficult than most, as we are facing the realities behind another level 5 lockdown and the fact that the Coronavirus is still with us. Indeed, among our community some are sick, in hospital, in nursing-homes, in isolation at home or working on the frontline services, putting themselves at risk each day, for the good of us all. The good news is that the vaccine is here and on its way to each of us. There are also measures which we can all take each day to continue to keep well and keep each other safe.
The recent publication of the Report on the Commission of the Mother and Baby Homes has opened up much trauma, pain and hurt for many of us. Hopefully, as a country we are now engaging in appropriate actions to ensure survivors are heard and that healing can begin. We also must ensure that this kind of harsh treatment of the most vulnerable, in our community, is never repeated.
Patrick Kavanagh famously wrote ‘ Christ Comes with a January Flower’ . The January flower is the snowdrop, also called St Brigid’s Flower – Bláithín Bríde!
As the day lengthens and as we come towards St Brigid’s Day, may we find renewed hope in Christ. Just as the snowdrops of January, are a sign of hope and endurance at this time of the year, may we too hope and endure through all that happens. May we stay strong, be safe and support each other as best we can. Let us pray for each other in a new way.
May we remember in particular in our prayers our frontline workers. We give thanks for their inspiration as we say in the words of Bruce Springsteen;
“May your strength give us strength,
May Your faith give us faith,
May Your hope give us hope,
May Your love give us love.” ( ‘Into the Fire’ )
May 2021 turn out to be a brighter, easier and healthier year for us all.
Go mbeirimid beo ar an am seo arís
(Anne O’Brien, Chair Parish Liturgy Committee, and Pádraigín Clancy, Parish Pastoral)
The proposed Residential Development (cost rental and social accommodation), at the former St Michael’s Estate, has created much justifiable and grave concern among the local community.
Led by Dublin City Council, in conjunction with Design Team Bucholz McEvoy and Connect the Dots, the project has now entered the First Phase of a Four Phase consultation process with the local community.
You are invited to submit your concerns, ideas, hopes, for the development in the following ways:
- By answering an online survey at: https://surveys.connectedthedots.ie/emmet-
- By picking up a hardcopy of the survey at the local library( temporarily located in Richmond Barracks) and returning it, completed, to the library.
- By phoning your comments to 01 -2226538
This is an opportunity for our community to be heard – we must have our say – make sure you have yours ! Answer the survey today! Ní neart go cur le chéile!
PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for submissions and feedback is November 5 th 2020.
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!
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