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.
MASS SCHEDULE: from Monday, May 10th. 2021
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.
RETURN TO MASS GUIDELINES
- We are delighted to welcome you back for public Masses.
- Numbers will continue to be restricted and admission will be on a first come, first served basis.
- Our volunteers/ushers will be 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 would 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
- We accept that reopening will be challenging and ask for your patience.
- Stay safe and thank you in advance for your co-operation.
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.
Shortly after his appointment, our new Archbishop, Dermot Farrell set up a TaskForce to look at the needs of the Diocese and to work to support Parishes, Diocesan Agencies and Chaplaincies, to undertake a radical renewal. This is to help us to look to the future with hope and creativity.
The first stage of the work of this Task Force is to gather our thoughts and ideas. This consultation process is now live on the diocesan website
and consists of just 5 very simple questions for you to consider. Here is a video of the Archbishop inviting us all to contibute our ideas and experiences:
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.
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 final Mass in preparation for First Communion was celebrated on Sunday, June 13th.
Here is a photo of our representation of the mustard tree with lots of birds from the children taking shelter in it! We hope to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Communion Day for incoming 3rd & 4th class children beginning in Mid-September.
CONFIRMATION: Warmest congratulations to all the Confirmation candidates who have completed our 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! Thank you to all of those too who participated in our parishes Masses for Confirmation which have also just come to an end. We plan to have our Confirmation ceremonies the week after the midterm break, ie in early November, on Tues 2nd, Thurs 4th and Friday 5th. Notificiation of dates and times has gone out to families.
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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Gospel reading for this Sunday July 25th. Click here for some background/explanation of the day’s readings from the Sacred Space website. Gospel reading for Sunday August 1st and background to the readings for that Sunday here
WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY!
This Sunday, 25th July is the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly which has just been inaugurated by Pope Francis. Here is his video message to Grandparents/The Elderly and here is a link to his written message.
“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