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:
Beginning March 28 until further notice:
Whitefriar Street Church is closed for Public Mass.
Mass will continue to be celebrated in Whitefriar Street Church and will be available each day through our webcam. Please be assured that those whose names were included for remembrance in Masses will still be remembered for the day they were enrolled. Names for remembrance can still be added and a donation made when possible.
Mass schedule during this time of restriction is as follows:
Monday to Saturday: 8.00am, 10.00am and 3.00pm. The St Jude Novena will also be live streamed on Tuesdays at 8.00pm.
Sunday: 8.00am, 10.00am and 4.00pm.
For our Holy Week schedule, which will be livestreamed, please click here.
The palms which will be blessed on Palm Sunday, and the Easter Water blessed at the Easter Vigil, will be available when the church re-opens.
Following the Government and H.S.E. instruction of March 27, and with the greatest regret, Whitefriar Street Church wil not open to the public until Easter Sunday, April 12, at the earliest. While the church may be closed, be assured that the Carmelite Community is still praying and offering Mass each day for the intentions and safety of all who would normally worship in and visit our church.
While many people still wish to attend Mass in church, please remember that the Irish Episcopal Conference has instructed that the requirement to be physically present at Mass is lifted during these weeks. 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.
If anyone is feeling unwell they should stay at home and follow the instructions of the H.S.E.
As it is for us, we appreciate that faith is a cornerstone for so many people, particularly in these difficult days, and therefore some of the restrictions will cause an amount of anxiety and upset. However, they are intended to be temporary and only for as long as the threat of the virus lasts. It is everyone's intention that normality return as soon as possible and that we can welcome everyone once again to our church. Throughout this time we continue to keep this pressing health issue to the fore in our prayers and ask you to pray for this same intention including all those directly involved in treating this disease, for those who are infected, for those who have died and for their families.
Mass cards can be ordered by telephone and will be sent out by post. Please ring the Mass Office on (01) 472 0927. Orders can be paid for by Visa or Debit card. Please be aware that the national postal service is under pressure at this time and deliveries may take a week or more to arrive.
Please also be advised of the following closures and cancellations:
* The car park at Whitefriar Street Church will remain closed to the public until restrictions have been lifted.
* The 2020 Lenten series of talks has been cancelled in keeping with the government advisory on Covid-19.
* The Carmelite Community Centre, Coffee Shops and Project Shop are closed until restrictions have been lifted.