Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption

Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
In the Care of the Redemptorists

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“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.

Latest News

Assumption Parish invites loved ones and families to join in our Mass of Remembrance for parishioners who passed away during the past year, and whose funerals took place in our Church. It takes place on MONDAY 23rd NOV at 7pm. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, it is only possible to participate ONLINE via our webcam at www.assumptionballyfermot.ie. Their names will be remembered and a candle lit for each one. If you wish you can email a photo of your loved one to ballyfermotassumption@gmail.com for inclusion in the Mass. If we had ‘next of kin’ contact details, that person should have received a message about the Mass. if no message was received, let us know.

Meanwhile, we will be remembering our beloved dead during the month of November. The lists and envelopes for remembering all our loved ones who have died are available in the church porch. Please take, fill in, (take too to give to others) and return. Alternatively, email the names to ballyfermotassumption@gmail.com with ‘Remember in November’ in the subject box. All will be remembered during the month of November. RIP

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For the duration that the COVID level 5 restrictions are in place, no gatherings for public worship are allowed, apart from funerals which are limited to 25 people attending.  Daily and Sunday Masses can only be celebrated online, without a public presence. All other ceremonies, such as First Communions and Baptisms are, unfortunately, postponed until the restrictions are lifted.

For simplicity’s sake, we will have just one Mass at 10am each day, including Sunday, at Assumption Church.  Click here to join those Masses live. The usual Saturday 7pm Vigil, and the Sunday 9.30am & 11.30am Masses, will be replaced by the Sunday 10am Mass until the restrictions are lifted.  Any anniversary intentions for those usual Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses will be included in the Sunday Mass at 10am.

You can access a whole range of other Masses, beginning at different times, by clicking here.

Our church at Assumption will be open for private prayer, and for people to come and light a candle, from 10.30am, to 3pm, Monday to Friday, and Sunday. (The church will be closed on Saturdays for cleaning). If, at any time, funerals are taking place, people are asked not to enter until the funeral has ended.

The Parish Sacristy Office will be open from 10.30am to 12 Noon, Monday to Friday. 

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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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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.

Upcoming Events

Assumption Parish invites loved ones and families to join in our Mass of Remembrance for parishioners who passed away during the past year, and whose funerals took place in our Church. It takes place on MONDAY 23rd NOV at 7pm. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, it is only possible to participate ONLINE via our webcam at www.assumptionballyfermot.ie. Their names will be remembered and a candle lit for each one. If you wish you can email a photo of your loved one to ballyfermotassumption@gmail.com for inclusion in the Mass. If we had ‘next of kin’ contact details, that person should have received a message about the Mass. if no message was received, let us know.

Meanwhile, we will be remembering our beloved dead during the month of November. The lists and envelopes for remembering all our loved ones who have died are available in the church porch. Please take, fill in, (take too to give to others) and return. Alternatively, email the names to ballyfermotassumption@gmail.com with ‘Remember in November’ in the subject box. All will be remembered during the month of November. RIP

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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.

Death Notices

Bernadette (Detta) O’Rourke, RIP

Margaret Pauline McClelland, RIP

Margaret Rose Croker, RIP

Patrick (Paddy) Kenealy, RIP

Valerie Lawlor, RIP

Patrick (Wacker) O’Keeffe, RIP

John Tracey, Snr. RIP

Adrian (Ado) Allen, RIP

Richard (Richie) Ryan, RIP

Joseph (Jnr) (Joey) Corrigan, RIP

James (Shay) Rattigan, RIP

Alice (Detta) McGuirk, RIP

Stephen Nugent, RIP

Frieda Ryan, RIP

Gaye Kelly, RIP

Michael (Mick) Saunders, RIP

Frank Marsh, RIP

Daniel Connors, RIP

Nicholas (Tony) Earley, RIP

Anne Berigan, RIP

Bernadette (Bernie) Murphy, RIP

John Nesbitt, RIP

Mary Nugent, RIP

Seamus (Shay) McDonald, RIP

Norah (Norrie) Colohan, RIP

Ethna Connolly, RIP

Noel Fitzpatrick, RIP

Fr. John Wall, RIP

Phyllis Daly, RIP

Anthony Winston, RIP

Maura (Eileen) Moss, RIP

Elizabeth (Betty) Dixon, RIP

Joseph (Joe) Maher, RIP

Edward (Eamon) Martin, RIP

Fr. David Lumsden, RIP

John McElligott, RIP

Bridie Cunningham, RIP

Agnes Jenkins, RIP

Sharon Kineen, RIP

Patrick (Paddy) Johnston, RIP

Carmel Nugent, RIP

Johnathan Mahony, RIP

Teresa Byrne, RIP

David Higgins, RIP

Julia (Sheila) Elliot, RIP

Thomas McCarthy, RIP

Margaret (Annie) Kelly, RIP

Delores King, RIP

John Byrne, RIP

Teresa Canning, RIP

Sandra O’Callaghan (Hodkins), RIP

Edward Redmond, RIP

Audrey Purcell, RIP

Joseph Kiernan, RIP

Emily Madden (O’Keefe) RIP

Karen Higgins, RIP

Sheila Boughton (Flood) RIP

Michael McGrail, RIP

Derek Kinch, RIP

Joseph (Eamon) Wallace, RIP

Margaret Kelly, RIP

Monica Kenny, RIP

Oliver (Ollie) Allen, RIP

Bridget (Vera) Redmond (née Bodie) RIP

Christy Geraghty, RIP

James (Jimmy) Power, RIP

Elizabeth (Lily) O’Neill, RIP

Thomas Richardson, RIP

Stephanie Byrne, RIP

John Doyle, RIP

Catherine Healy, RIP

Christopher (Christy) O’Neill, RIP

Doris Costello, RIP

Esther Brown, RIP

Brian Murrayhill, RIP

Noel St. John, RIP

Gerard O’Connell, RIP

Elizabeth (Lily) Shirley, RIP

Joan Phelan, RIP

John (Bob) Swords, RIP

James Kelly, RIP

Carmel Callis, RIP

Michael (Tony) McCabe, RIP

James Wickham, RIP

Martin Sheridan, RIP

Peter St. John, RIP

Austin (Michael) Daniel, RIP

 

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Parish Contacts

Priests:
Fr. Adrian Egan, C.Ss.R. (PP), Fr. Stan Mellet, C.Ss.R., Fr. Con Kenneally, 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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