Welcome to the Website of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Marino, Dublin, Ireland. We are a parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin.
We are a north side Dublin community of 5,000 homes with a population of approximately 13,000 people. We are a Parish with a vibrant community, made up of “old” Marino people and relative “newcomers” from all walks of life.
We aim to live out our Mission Statement: “THE CATHOLIC PARISH OF MARINO WILL FOSTER A VIBRANT, CARING COMMUNITY THAT IS LOVING, WELCOMING AND SUPPORTIVE OF ALL”
Our mission is to grow in the image of Christ through the Holy Spirit, to be formed by the Word and our prayer, to use our gifts to welcome those who are here and reach out to those who are not. We invite you to join us as partners in the mission. Together, let us get to know Christ better and to make Him better known.
May God Bless you wherever you are and thank you for exploring our website.
Tom Noone P.P.
Marino Parish – Celebration of Mass
In line with government advice issued on Dec. 22nd., Masses are being celebrated over the webcam only for the moment, as follows:
Sundays at 11.00am & weekdays at 10.00am.
Livestream at www.marinoparish.ie
The Church is open for private prayer from 11.00a.m. to 5.00p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 12.00noon to 5.00p.m. on Sundays.
Our new Archbishop, Dermot Farrell, has just established a Task Force for Building the Archdiocese of Tomorrow. It will operate under the title of: ‘Building Hope’ and is tasked with supporting parishes to undertake radical renewal as we emerge from the pandemic, so no small task! Details of the brief and composition of the Task Force are available here. Please keep the Task Force and its vital work in your prayers over the next few months!
Year of St Joseph. Pope Francis has declared 2021 a year of dedication and honour to St Joseph. This weekend (Sat 1st May) of course we celebrate the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, a Feast introduced by Pope Pius XII to celebrate the dignity of human work. Here is some information about this Feast Day and here are some reflections of Pope Francis from Mass on May 1st 2020.
ROSARY MARATHON for MAY: Pope Francis will launch a Rosary Marathon on Sat (1st May) to pray for an end to the pandemic and is inviting all Catholics around the world to join him in praying the rosary each day for the entire month. He has invited 30 Marian shrines around the world to lead the rosary on different dates during the month including the Marian shrine at Knock on May the 10th at 5pm. Vatican News will broadcast the rosary from each shrine daily.
On the Feast of Saint Joseph, Pope Francis launched the Amoris Laetitia Family Year, which will conclude on 26 June 2022, on the occasion of the Tenth World Meeting of Families in Rome. Speaking about the Amoris Laetitia Family Year, Pope Francis referred to it as a special year to grow in family love and an opportunity to place the family at the centre of both Church and society. Pope Francis also shared his hope that every family may feel in its own home the living presence of the Holy Family of Nazareth, that it may fill our small domestic communities with sincere and generous love, a source of joy even in trials and difficulties. Here is a video introduction to the year and there are resources for parents, grandparents & families here
WHEN VISITING THE CHURCH, PLEASE PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING:
- Please use Hand Sanitizer , available at the entrance to the Church
- Wear a Face Mask (Mandatory)
- Maintain Physical Distancing – please do not kneel in Church
- Practice Good Respiratory Hygiene.
Click here for a statement from The Bishops’ Conference on vaccines: ‘Welcoming Vaccines for the Common Good‘..
Community Supports for COVID 19
FIRST COMMUNION: Our next Mass in preparation for First Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, May 9th at 12.30pm. We welcome all families with children preparing for First Communion, whether in 2nd or in 3rd class, to pray along with this Mass. A small piece of preparatory work will be emailed during the week prior to May 9th.
CONFIRMATION: Warmest congratulations to all the Confirmation candidates who have just completed our 8 week parish programme for Confirmation. They have shown great commitment to the whole process especially as it had to be conducted over Zoom, so without the fun and engagement that comes from meeting together. We pray that this preparation is just the start of their life adventure with God! Our next Mass in preparation for Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday 16th May and as this will be the last of these Masses, we will incorporate elements of the Service of Light into this Mass.
National Synod of the Church
The Irish Catholic Church is holding a Synod. This is a listening process with the power to change local church law, within the teachings of the church. (click here for further explanation as to what is meant by a synod.) The Synod process has already started and the Bishops wish to hear from you.
You have a unique insight into the Irish church because no one else has seen and experienced the world as you have. So, you are invited to share your thoughts, experience and ideas where you can. Not because you’ll have all the answers, but because a Synod for the Irish Catholic Church will not be complete without all the voices, from inside, the margins and outside.
The first topic they wish to hear from us on is: ‘How do you think we should listen? How could we best gather so lots of people are heard?’
What do you think? Talk to some friends, pray, reflect and then tell the Bishops in 300 words or less at this link. Closing date for answers on this topic is Pentecost Sunday, May 23rd.
WAITING IN JOYFUL HOPE! The time between Easter and Pentecost is a time for celebrating the resurrection but also a time of waiting patiently for Pentecost Sunday and the coming of the Holy Spirit. We have been doing alot of waiting lately and sometimes, probably like the apostles did after Good Friday and even after the resurrection, in some fear and anxiety given the pandemic. Let us pray that like the disciples, we too will be filled with the Holy Spirit this Pentecost and refreshed and restored. Here is a lovely reflection from the Oblate Fathers on what this time of waiting can mean for us.
FAREWELL AND THANKS TO FR. PAUL CHURCHILL
Congratulations to Fr. Paul Churchill who has been appointed by Archbishop Dermot Farrell as Parish Priest to St. Joseph’s Parish, Berkeley Road. Fr. Paul took up his new appointment on Feb 21st. During his time with us as Parish Chaplain, Paul has been an inspiring and dedicated preacher of the Word of God and has given generously of his time and gifts. He will be greatly missed. Since it is not possible to gather as a community to say farewell and thanks to Fr. Paul, you are invited, if you wish, to express your good wishes and thanks by leaving a note or card into the Sacristy or one of the safes at the back of the church.
WELCOME TO FR. CHRISTIAN
We extend a warm welcome to Fr. Christian Ameh who has just been appointed as Parish Chaplain to the parish. Fr Christian hails from the same diocese in Nigeria as Fr. John Aikoye and Fr. Alijoe. Fr. Christian will be with us as he takes up his studies in Maynooth College. We hope that he settles into Marino Parish life and acclimatises to Irish weather.
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“Easter is not magical. It is transcendent. Jesus is not somewhere else. Christ is everywhere—through him all creation holds together. He lives and breathes through his body, the Church. What does it mean to live as an Easter people? It means we live as a people, all parts of Christ’s Body working together toward a single purpose: love.” (Vinita Hampton Wright)
We are now in the Season of Easter which lasts 50 days, from Easter Sunday to the Feast of Pentecost, this year being celebrated on Sunday May 23rd. During Lent we pray the Stations of the Cross, during the Easter Season we pray the Stations of the Resurrection as was the custom in the Early Church. Sometimes called the Via Lucis or the Way of Light, these stations offer a journey of joy as we follow Jesus and his companions on 14 of the most inspiring events that happened after the Resurrection. Here is a link to prayer, reflection and music suggestions for each of these 14 stations for adults and here is a link to the same for children, with accompanying activities and videos.
Why not set up a Prayer or Sacred Space in your home? The Derry Diocese have some suggestions here for how to do it beautifully and simply. Their suggestions are for Lent but can of course be adapted to reflect the joy of the Easter Season!
The Christian message is all about love! No need to save it all for St Valentine’s Day! We can let the important people in our lives know that they are loved and loveable everyday! Here is a reminder of what St Paul has to say about what love looks like!
As you are aware we have a new Archbishop, Dermot Farrell, formerly Bishop of the Diocese of Ossory. He has just released a video message to parents of children preparing to receive the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation this year and to those who are still waiting to celebrate these sacrament since last year. The message is available to be watched here