Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption

Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
In the Care of the Redemptorists

Welcome to Our Parish Website

“They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32

Sharing Responsibility on the Journey of Faith

The Parish Pastoral Council aims to promote a parish with Jesus at the centre of its mission; making welcome searchers and believers. We strive to reach out to all in our community, sharing responsibility on the journey of faith.

Welcome

Our Sunday Masses times are as follows:

Vigil on Saturday at 7pm, and 9.30am & 11.30am on Sunday mornings.

(There is also a Saturday Vigil Mass at 8.15pm in Cherry Orchard Hospital Chapel)

Weekday Masses, Monday to Saturday, are at 10am.

Holy Day Masses – 7pm Vigil on the night before & 10am on the day itself.

Funerals will normally be at 11.30am (sometimes 11.15am). However, in the rare event of two funerals needing to be held on one day, the regular 10am Mass will be cancelled, and the funerals will be at 9.30am & 11.30am. Please check www.rip.ie beforehand, or ring parish, to be sure.

All our Masses can also be viewed live, online, via our webcam at www.assumptionballyfermot.ie

Webcam Difficulties – If you ever have difficulty accessing our webcam through our parish website, try this link, via the Church Services site, for an alternative way of getting to the same place.

The church is open most days from about 8.30am to 6pm. It closes earlier on Friday afternoon for cleaning.

Please observe all the necessary safety measures both inside and outside the church if attending in person, including the wearing of face coverings.

Please use all the available exits when leaving the church.

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If people wish to donate towards the maintenance and upkeep of our parish and church, there is a facility to do that via a link on our website and Facebook page.  Just press on the ‘Donate’ button and follow the instructions.  Otherwise, people can post, or drop a donation in via the letterbox, to The Parish House, 197 Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin D10 P659.

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Click here for the Building Hope Prayer

‘Building Hope’ – An initiative of the Dublin Diocese & of Archbishop Farrell

A video of ‘Living the hope of Easter’ – Archbishop Dermot Farrell reading his  Pastoral Letter, Easter 2022

BUILDING HOPE FIRST PHASE

The first phase of Building Hope towards parish renewal continues this week. From the Process and Timeline for the second and third week of Easter, April 24 to May 7:

  1. Parish prays the Building Hope Prayer as we begin this first phase of Building Hope towards parish renewal. The Building Hope prayer can be found at https://dublindiocese.ie/the-building-hope-prayer/
  2. Parish team, parish pastoral council and parish finance committee gathers to form together the Parish Building Hope Leadership Group. The Chair of the PPC or another person chosen in their place for this role, should chair the Parish Building Hope Leadership Group.
  3. The group reflects prayerfully together on the Archdiocese of Dublin Statement of Mission and the Building Hope Task Force Report.
  4. Then the group reviews the parish profile data and resources provided and, in synodal manner, reaches a broad understanding of the direction of its response. Before coming to a final partnership determination, the parish profile material is shared widely and at a parish gathering. This is a very important part of the process intended to encourage as many parishioners as would wish to join in the dialogue and discernment.
  5. The Parish Building Hope Leadership Group invites local animators and asks them to register on buildinghope@dublindiocese.ie.
  6. Together they agree an appropriate date, suggested in the fifth and sixth week of Easter (May 15 to May 28), for a Building Hope Parish Gathering

Click here to see all the the information, documents and resources available for the ‘Building Hope’ initiative to help review, renew and secure the future of the Church in the Diocese of Dublin.

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First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2022

If your child attends St. Michael’s, St. Raphael’s or St. Gabriel’s Primary Schools, and you wish to register your child for First Holy Communion or Confirmation in Assumption Church, Ballyfermot for 2022,  please click on the links below, fill in the form and send .

First Holy Communion Registration 2022

Confirmation Registration 2022

The information you provide will only be used to facilitate the celebration of this Sacrament and the associated preparation programme. It will not be shared with anyone else. The information will be retained by Assumption Parish for administration purposes.  The information entered in the Sacramental Register is a permanent record.

Latest News

Diocesan Notices

TOWARDS A NATIONAL SYNODAL ASSEMBLY

Welcome to the Irish Synodal Pathway

On 10 March 2021, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference announced a new Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland leading to the holding of a National Synodal Assembly or Assemblies within the next five years. This process will focus on the question:

What does God want from the Church in Ireland at this time?

Full details:

https://synod.ie/

For more information from Dublin Diocese on the Synodal Pathway – Click Here

For Resources from Dublin Diocese for the Synodal Pathway – Click Here

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DIOCESAN UPDATES & ADMINISTRATION NOTICES

Click here for the latest news and updates for the Archdiocese of Dublin

 SUPPORT SERVICES 

AWARE – SUPPORT & SELF CARE GROUPS

If you, or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, please consider using the Phone in and Zoom Support & Self Care Groups, the Support Line or Support Mail, now and throughout the holiday season. These services provide support, coping skills and information – and most importantly help people who are in distress to know and feel that they are not alone in their experience.  For more information about the groups https://www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/ and all of our services on www.aware.ie

 COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

ACCORD

ACCORD Dublin has launched a new website.  For Sacramental Marriage Preparation Courses or for Marriage and Relationship Counselling please visit www.accorddublin.ie

Some COVID Notices

Crosscare COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 

Crosscare’s focus has always been to serve the most vulnerable in our society. During this crisis we are working hard to ensure that the essential services we provide remain available to our service users while operating in line with Government and HSE advice to ensure that our service users and staff are protected. 

While some of our face to face services have had to be adapted to meet HSE requirements, as much as possible we are continuing to provide supports through other remote means including phone and web based technologies.  

Homeless Services

Our Homeless Services including our residential facility for young people are open and operating normally and in line with HSE guidelines.  We are working closely with the HSE, DRHE, Tusla and other government bodies, local authorities and colleagues in other similar organisations to ensure that our service users’ needs are supported and our people are kept safe.

Crosscare opened a new inner city 100 bed cocooning services for people who are homeless to keep them safe from the virus.

Food Services

Our Food Banks remain open to support those most in need at this difficult time and we have made changes at a local level to ensure that the health of all involved is safeguarded.

Close to 7,000 emergency food parcels have been delivered to vulnerable individuals and families as a crisis response since the pandemic began.

Our Community Cafes remain open providing takeaway services to protect the health of our teams and customers. 

Our Carecall team are operating a normal service making calls daily to all our clients.

Youth Services

Youth services had to close initially and staff were redeployed to help keep the essential food and residential services running. Services are now open with a greater emphasis on on line and telephone work and working more intensely with smaller numbers of particularly vulnerable young people.

Our Drugs and Alcohol Programme team are carrying out online sessions with their clients.

Our Voluntary Clubs team continue to link in with and support our volunteers by phone and other web-based technologies.

 

Please support this important work if you can by taking an envelope from the back of the Church or donating on-line at www.crosscare.ie

COVID-19 community supports are now in place to ensure vulnerable members of the community are reached and helped at this time.

These comprise the local authority, Health Service Executive, County Champions, An Post, Community Welfare Service, An Garda Síochána, other State organisations, charities and other stakeholders.

These Dedicated helplines are focused specifically on ensuring that the cocooning elderly, vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels.

Click here to see a list of these services.

Recent Parish Death Notices

John Whelan, RIP

Veronica (Vonnie) Doolan (née Jago), RIP

Fr. Joseph Doran, RIP

Eamon Jones (Jonesy), RIP

Bridget (Bridie) Murray (née Keogh), RIP

Mary Agnes Nolan (née Carroll), RIP

Maureen Brennan (née Prendergast), RIP

William Gabbett, RIP (Thursday, 11.30am)

Mary Larrissy, RIP

Catherine Gabbett (née Casey), RIP

David (Dave) Nolan, RIP

Henry (Harry) Gaffney, RIP

Sadie Reilly (née Hughes), RIP

(Christina (Tina) White, RIP

Jillian Collins, RIP

Elizabeth O'Connor (née McCarthy), RIP

William (Liam) Thompson, RIP

Veronica Quigley (née Kelly), RIP

Gary Nugent, RIP

Mary Brennan (née Moran), RIP

Eithne Mullen, RIP

Alan (Gibbo) Gibbons, RIP

Michael Quigley, RIP

Johnny Byrne, RIP

Hilda Dolan (née Keogh), RIP

Patrick Moran, RIP

Elizabeth (Lilly) Redmond (née Donnett), RIP

Carmel Higgins (née McEvoy), RIP

Laurence Ffrench, RIP

Steven (Anto) Grogan, RIP

Davie Floyd, RIP

Monsignor Donal O'Doherty, RIP

Rosanna (Rosie) Gibbons (née Clarke) RIP

Ian Comerford, RIP

Nuala Kavanagh (née Nolan), RIP

Anthony Gartland, RIP

Sheila Cahill, RIP

Sandra Doyle, RIP

Glenn Hogan, RIP

Marie Sweeney (née Walsh), RIP

Mary Ellen Hopson, RIP

Christopher Carey, RIP

Kathleen Tully (née Redmond), RIP

Anna Evans (Née McLoughlin), RIP

Michael (Mick) Horan, RIP

Michael Tormey, RIP

Kathleen Cole (née Mitten), RIP

Frederick (Fred) McGarry, RIP

Christopher (Christy) Rogers, RIP

Mary Smith (née Murphy), RIP

Derek Kelly, RIP

Daniel Moran, RIP

Elizabeth (Lily) Swords (née O'Brien), RIP

Patrick (Paddy) McGrane, RIP

Lisa Ellis, RIP

Anthony (Tony) Kelly, RIP

Margaret (Peggy) Phelan (née Lynch) RIP

Philip McLoughlin, RIP (Memorial Mass Saturday 18th December,  at 11.30am, Assumption Church)

Rosaleen (Rose) McDermott (née Egan), RIP

Maura Devitt (née O'Driscoll), RIP

Steven (Willie) Farelly, RIP

Angela Nolan, RIP

Stephen (Willie) Farrelly, RIP

Sarah (Sadie) Chrystal, RIP

Raymond (Rayo) Howe, RIP

Laurence (Larry) Moore, RIP

Margaret Pillay (née O'Toole), RIP

James (Jack) McCormack, RIP

Thomas McCabe, RIP

Anthony Bradley, RIP

Mary Forrester (née Casey), RIP

Liam (Liamo) Thompson, RIP

Ann Monahan (née Ward), RIP

Mary Scanlon (née Ryan), RIP

Philip McLoughlin, RIP

Colm Birkett, RIP

Rachael Meehan, RIP

Parish Newsletter

Parish Contacts

Priests:
Fr. Adrian Egan, C.Ss.R. (PP), Fr. Seamus Devitt, C.Ss.R.;
Tel: 01-6264789

Pariah Secretary:
Mildred Healy;
Tel: Working from home; contact by email.
email:parishcentreballyfermot@gmail.com

Sacristans:
Ann Marie Murray & Margaret Killeen;
Tel: 01 – 6264691 (9am to 12 Noon)

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