Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption – Ballyfermot, Dublin 10

In the Care of the Redemptorists

Registered Charity Number 20016166
Revenue Number CHY7424

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.

Holydays of Obligation:Vigil Mass for the feast at 7pm on the evening before & 10am on the day itself (However, if the holyday falls on a Monday there will not be a 7pm Vigil Mass on the Sunday evening before but there will be two Masses at 10am & 7pm on the Monday itself).

Funerals will normally be at 11am (sometimes 11.15am). However, in the rare event of two funerals needing to be held on one day, the regular 10am Mass may be cancelled, and the funerals could be at 9.30am & 11.30am. Please check www.rip.ie beforehand, or ring the parish sacristy 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.

Baptisms are held on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays, and the 2nd & 4th Sundays, of the month, normally at 1pm or 1.30pm. Please contact the sacristy at least a month in advance to check availability.  A copy of the civil birth certificate of the child is required when making the booking. If living outside the parish, a letter of recommendation is usually required from the parish where you live.

Weddings are by arrangement and a minimum of six months notice required. Please make contact with the priest in the parish where you live to begin the preparation process as early as possible. Couples are expected to partake in an ACCORD Pre-marriage Course as part of their preparations

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

Please use all the available exits when leaving the church.

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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Notices & News

ALPHA COURSE-  WATCH THIS SPACE

We hope to run an Alpha Course in Ballyfermot, on Tuesday nights, 7pm -8.30, beginning Tuesday January 24th, for ten evenings before Easter, and on one evening after the Easter break. Venue: probably Pastoral Centre at Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Ballyfermot.

It is for people, young and old, searching for meaning, asking the hard questions, exploring faith, life and God.

All sessions start with a time to connect over food and a cuppa. The course features high quality video content made to engage people from all walks of life. Generally 20-30 minutes long, they are designed to inspire conversation. The time for discussion encourages meaningful conversation and an opportunity to share in an open, welcoming, and judgement-free environment.

Learn more by going to YouTube, or googling Alpha Courses.

Enquiries to seamus.devittcssr@gmail.com

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BUILDING HOPE IN PARISH PARTNERSHIP

The Parish Partnerships were shared with parishes in the first week of Advent, along with a Timeline and Pastoral Aids which will be used in the next stage of Building Hope. These are now available at https://dublindiocese.ie/parish-partnerships-2022/.

A video of Archbishop Farrell reading his Advent Pastoral Letter The Time Has Come can be found on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Aq1VLwIIbow/.

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Working Document for the Continental Stage

On Thursday, the Press Conference for the presentation of the Document for the Continental Stage of the Synod: “For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission”, took place. The Document for the Continental Stage is the fruit of the Syntheses resulting from the consultation of the People of God in the first phase of the synodal process and will be the focus of the time of listening, dialogue and discernment of the Continental Synodal Assemblies (January-March 2023).

Click here for the English Version

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Synthesis of the Consultation in Ireland for the Diocesan Stage of the Universal Synod 2021 – 2023

“The strong sense of shared responsibility that has guided our synodal process so far, from the local to the national level, has been a great encouragement. It is hoped that this will continue to to motivate us to develop our skills of deep listening and discernment, as we reflect on the significance of our national synthesis, and the different voices of the church around the world, asking what God wants of us in light of what we have heard.”
Dr Nicola Brady, Chair of the Steering Committee for the Irish Synodal Pathway
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Click here for Vatican News

Click here for Irish Bishops Conference News

Click here for Archdiocese of Dublin News

Click here for Synod News

Click here for Building Hope News

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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.

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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