See below some selected upcoming events in our church:
For information on each of the celebrations or events below, please click on the name of the celebration/event:
Whitefriar Street Church is open for public worship according to the timetables on our Worship page. Please note that there are new times for Sunday Masses which have been necessitated by the requirement to clean the church between Masses and to leave enough time for one congregation to leave the church before the next one arrives.
While many people will wish to attend Mass in church, please remember that the Irish Episcopal Conference has instructed that the requirement to be physically present at Mass on Sundays is still lifted. The faithful may fulfil their obligation by joining with Mass and making a spiritual Communion through radio, television and the internet, such as through our webcam, or by attending Mass during the week instead of Sundays.
Please be aware that, with the requirement for social distancing, the numbers who can attend any Mass are greatly curtailed. Therefore, if the Mass you normally attend regularly has high numbers at it, then please consider attending a different Mass where numbers are smaller.
Undertsandably, many people are concerned about funerals for loved ones during this time. The Irish Government, following consultation, have drawn up 'A Guide for the Bereaved during the Covid-19 Pandemic'. In keeping with those guidelines and directives from the Archbishop of Dublin, a funeral can certainly take place in a Catholic Church and prayers be said at the grave at the time of burial, or in the crematorium. However, even after June 29 and the easing of restrictions, the numbers able to be present in the church will still be reduced due to the social distancing which must be observed in the church, and which greatly reduces the numbers we can have in the church. It may be necessary to close the church at the time of a funeral to give the family priority. The numbers which can be accomodated will be given to the family at the time of arranging a funeral.
These are very difficult guidelines at a time when the greatest comfort is the gathering of family and friends and the emotional support that comes with that. As we say a respectful goodbye to those who have died and pray for their eternal repose, we must also protect those who are living and so funerals at this time must have small numbers in attendance.
The car park is open from 6.45am to 10.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 8.45am to 5.30pm on Sundays.
The Carmelite Community Centre, Coffee Shops and Project Shop are closed until restrictions have been further lifted. For information regarding the Community Centre please telephone (01) 475 4673 or email email@example.com.