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.
Monday to Friday: 10.00 a.m.
Saturday:10.00 a.m. & 5.30 p.m. (Vigil)
Sunday: 9.15 a.m. & 11.00 a.m.
Please note there will be no 12.30p.m. Mass for now.
All Services will be available on the webcam.
Livestream at www.marinoparish.ie
St. Joseph’s – Rosmini
Monday to Saturday: 10.00 a.m.
Sunday: 10.30 a.m.
EASING OF COVID RESTRICTIONS: The government has stated that as and from Monday 6th Sept., religious services and ceremonies can proceed with 50% of venue capacity. However, in reality for this Church, because of the continued requirement to maintain 2 metre social distancing, our increased capacity will be just 16 spaces at the centre of the Church. We will still be required to use hand sanitiser, wear a face mask and for the Church to be sanitised after services.
GUIDELINES FOR MASS ATTENDANCE:
- Numbers are restricted and admission is on a first come, first served basis.
- Our volunteers/ushers are in attendance to guide you to your seat safely and to facilitate the safe movement of people particularly at Communion time and on exiting the Church. Please accept their guidance.
- We ask that you arrive early to allow enough time to be seated before Mass starts & to relieve the pressure on our volunteers/ushers.
- It would be appreciated if people could leave the church promptly to help with the cleaning process and NOT to congregate outside after Mass.
- Attendees should accept individual responsibility at all times i.e.
* WEAR A FACE MASK/COVERING – Mandatory
* USE HAND SANITISER – provided at Church entrance and exits
* OBSERVE 2M SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDE LINES
* DO NOT KNEEL – kneeling reduces the physical distance between people.
* CONTACT TRACING – As is best practice contact tracing is recommended, please download the HSE App or drop your name and contact number into the safes (large wooden boxes with slot) at the main entrance
* PRACTISE GOOD HYGIENE ETIQUETTE AT ALL TIMES
Thanks to all our dedicated ushers/volunteers who have made a return to public Mass possible once again. Your time and patience is much appreciated.
Community Supports for COVID 19
Archbishop Dermot Farrell has asked us to pray the following Synod Prayer each day during Advent, especially during the celebration of 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 a video explaining what a synod involves.) The Synod process has already started and the Bishops have already consulted the people on the first topic which was: ‘How do you think we should listen? How could we best gather so lots of people are heard?’ The closing date for answers on this topic was Pentecost Sunday, May 23rd. Keep an eye out for the next step in the process . (the process is explained in this infographic)
Prayers for Vocations: Archbishop Farrell is asking for people and priests to pray for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life on a regular basis. ‘As you are well aware the need is great, so let’s answer God’s call and pray that the Lord of the harvest will send labourers into his harvest’. A new Director and Assistant Director of Vocations have been appointed for the archdiocese, Fr Seamus McEntee and Fr Bill O Shaughnessy.
Click here for a statement from The Bishops’ Conference on vaccines: ‘Welcoming Vaccines for the Common Good‘..
REGISTRATION: We are now registering children for First Reconciliation/ First Communion and for Confirmation for 2022 in advance of our Parent Information Evenings and the beginning of our parish programmes of preparation for each of these sacraments. Closing date for registration for Confirmation is Friday 19th November and for First Reconciliation / First Communion is Friday 26th November. The Confirmation Registration form is available here and the form for First Reconciliation / First Communion is here.
First Reconciliation/First Communion: We have just had 4 very busy weeks in the parish with the celebration of 4 sets of First Reconciliation Services and 12 First Communion Masses for the boys and girls of 3rd and 4th class in our parish schools. These were occasions they had been waiting to celebrate for a very long time, over 18 months in some cases, so it was great to finally have these important celebrations. We pray that these boys and girls remember to keep their relationship with Jesus alive by praying every day, coming to the church and to Mass and by being caring to others!
CONFIRMATION: Please pray for the young people of the parish who have just received the Sacrament of Confirmation. During the first week in November we had no fewer than 6 Confirmation celebrations. We pray that over the coming years these young people will use the gifts of the Holy Spirit given them in Confirmation.
WELCOME TO FR. CHRISTIAN
We extend a warm welcome to Fr. Christian Ameh who was recently 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
The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world each year, from Sept 1 each year to the Feast of St Francis of Assisi on Oct 4. It celebrates both the joy of creation as well as encouraging initiatives to protect the natural environment. To respond to the climate crisis, and to mark the Season of Creation, Archbishop Farrell has published a pastoral letter, The Cry of the Earth—The Cry of the Poor: the Climate Catastrophe—Creation’s Urgent Call for Change. This pastoral is an invitation to all to reflect on the climate crisis in new ways, so that the baptised may live the life of faith more vibrantly, and everyone may respond more actively to the serious situation in which the world finds itself. The pastoral letter is available online, as well as in hardcopy from Veritas.
Year of St Joseph. Pope Francis has declared 2021 a year of dedication and honour to St Joseph. As we move through this special year dedicated him, more lovely resources are becoming available. Here are some that you may enjoy (courtesty of the Margaret Aylward Centre):
Letter from Pope Francis for the year of St Joseph – https://bit.ly/3zPcSPB
Who was St Joseph? – short video here: https://youtu.be/
Italian tradition of St Josephs table – https://bit.ly/3gMoIlX
Video: Life lessons from St Joseph the Worker: https://youtu.be/d-
Hymn to St Joseph – Dear St Joseph, build me a home, made out of love and faith not stones: https://bit.ly/3cZKKQ7
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
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Click here for some prayer resources for the Advent season.
In this Year of St Joseph, journey with him through Advent. Click here for reflections each week courtesy of Loyola Press.
Praying with the Examen or How to Notice God at Work in our Lives!
The Examen is a form of prayer popularised by St Ignatius, founder of the Jesuit Order. Ignatius believed that it was all too easy for us to overlook the sacred in our thoughts and actions and so he developed the Examen as a way of identifying God’s presence in our day. It does this in 2 ways: firstly, through looking back over our day to identify what is drawing us to God and secondly, through identifying what is pulling us away from Him. There are usually 5 steps used to review the day:
1. Becoming aware of God’s presence.
2. Reviewing the day with gratitude.
3. Paying attention to your emotions.
4. Choosing 1 feature and praying about it
5. Looking forward to tomorrow.
For information and articles about praying with the Examen and other aspects of The Ignatian Way of ‘Finding God in All Things’ see the ignatianspirituality.com website. You could start by reading this simple article.
Most people are familiar with the Stations of the Cross but may not know the Stations of the Resurrection which were prayed after Easter 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!
A PRAYER FOR WORN-TORN PARTS OF THE WORLD (from Clonard Monastery, Belfast)
- For those who are fleeing: sanctuary,
- For those who are staying: safety,
- For those who are fighting: peace,
- For those whose hearts are breaking: comfort,
- For those who see no future: hope.