LATEST NEWS

LATEST NEWS 

Welcome one and all to our Parish of the Most Precious Blood in Cabra West.

We are very happy to share our Masses/Prayer Time with you, especially during these very sad days for our Country and World. 

 

To our Parishioners, Masses can still be booked by ringing the Parish Office  (8384418) or sending an e mail. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" style="color: #1155cc;">parishoffice@cabrawestparish.com

Messages are checked daily. 

 

Mass Schedule 

Monday to Friday at 10am. 

Saturday Mass (For Sunday) 6.30pm 

Sunday Mass 11.30am. 

May God bless you and keep you. 

Fr Michael O’Grady P.P. 

 

Dear Friends,

I asked Linda to reproduce my Homily of Easter Sunday for this  weeks Newsletter.  You can find it here on our web site in the Newsletter menu.

I am delighted that we have the Web Cam installed enabling us to broadcast Mass each day from behind the closed doors of the Church.

           In a sense the life of the Parish continues, though in a much different way. We live our lives with the guidance of the HSC and also the Diocese. As we have mentioned Mass can still be booked by calling the Parish Office and leaving a message, or by email, details are on the front cover of this newsletter. Funerals can still be celebrated, although not more than 10 can attend- although having a Web Cam now means more can become part of the funeral in a virtual way. We all long for the day when restrictions can be lifted and we can openly practice our faith. The Easter Day’s that are coming are days not for pessimism or worry, but ofhope and faith, God will not abandon us.

As I keep on repeating, take one day at a time, anything more is just an exercise in futility. In relation to First Holy Communion and Confirmation, once the Parish gets the word about them we will communicate with parents immediately. You have my word on that. Keep in touch with our Facebook Page in the days ahead, as this is the main way we communicate in these days.

In the meantime can I wish you and yours every blessing and good health at Easter and in the days that lie ahead. Beannachtaí na Cásca oraibh go léir

God bless.,

Fr Michael 

 

Mass Bookings

Although our Church is currently closed due to Coronavirus Masses are still being said and available to view live via web cam.  Masses can still be booked with ourselves and names added to the weekend Altar List.

If you wish to book a Mass you can phone the office on 01 8384418 and leave a  message on the answering machine, messages will be collected daily.  Alternatively you can email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message us on our facebook page "Church of the Most Precious Blood, Cabra West.

Please spread the word.

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Our Web Cam is up and running !

As of today (Friday 3rd April) we can now broadcast our Masses live via our webcam.  Log onto www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-most-precious-blood and will no longer be broadcasting Masses to Facebook Live or You Tube.

Our Mass schedule for the coming week is as follows :

Saturday 4th April @ 6.30 p.m., Sunday 5thApril @ 11.30 am

Masses next will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am.

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Dear Parishioners,
It is with a very heavy heart and after consulting with our neighbouring Parishes, and after receiving new communication from the Archbishop that I have decided to close our Parish Church until further notice.

We await further communication in the manner in which any future funeral may be celebrated.

It is my intention to continue with the daily Facebook Masses, these will be uploaded on Youtube. The times of the Masses will vary depending on the availability of the Cameraman. I propose also to have more live recordings if I can of theRrosary , and other prayers/reflections. Please check our Facebook Page and Website for more details.

In these bewildering days let us hold one another in prayer, and ask God to grant our world deliverance of this Virus. Please stay indoors unless you absolutely need to be out, and cocoon yourself if you are over 70 or have underlying health issues.

Every day I will remember all of you at the Altar, and please receive Holy Communion Spiritually. Blessed be Jesus in the most holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Fr Michael

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 Wednesday 25th March 2020 


Taoiseach’s address – what changes for Churches?

1. In order to avoid confusion, the following new actions should be undertaken in reference to the Taoiseach’s address

2. The fundamental message is “stay at home if at all possible”. The buildings of the Diocesan Offices are closed and staff are working from home and are contactable by e-mail or phone.

3. We should be encouraging people to stay at home and we should not be organising gatherings in Churches. We have to learn how the Church can now minister in different circumstances working from our homes.

4. The references to gathering of 4 people or less refers as you can see to outdoor events.

5. Places of worship are to restrict numbers at any one time in order to ensure adequate physical distancing. Churches are open for private prayer. The criterion for limiting access is the ability to guarantee physical distancing. The application of this measure involves discretion but also prudence and responsibility. We should in no way – even indirectly – be encouraging vulnerable people to leave their homes. Disregard for this norm will only lead to a situation like that of the Church of England to closing all Churches.

6. Attendance at funerals should be limited to small numbers. Be sensitive to the desires of families as to who should attend. It is possible to substitute a prayer service instead of Mass and where appropriate it is possible to celebrate Mass without distributing Holy Communion.

7. Priests have received copies of the HSE guidance regarding funerals of those who have died through contracting the virus. The responsibility of preparing the remains falls on funeral directors. Relatives who have been living with or in close contact with the deceased will be obliged to self-isolation or containment and cannot leave home.

8. In its recent documents, the Holy See has drawn attention to two strong traditions of the Catholic Church. The first regards spiritual communion and this should be counselled where there is a danger in distributing communion. The second is the tradition that in the event of difficulty in accessing Confession that making an act of perfect contrition with the desire to receive the sacrament is sufficient for the forgiveness of all sins even mortal sins.

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Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.


Fr Michael