Parish Notices for Pentecost Sunday – May 22nd & 23rd

Published on May 21, 2021

Our Churches are open for private prayer every day.

Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament here in Crookstown Church on Tuesday evenings from 7pm – 8pm for the month of May.

Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament and Evening Prayer from 3pm – 4pm in Moone Church every Sunday in May.

The Rosary with Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament in Crookstown Church every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10am during the month of May.

Mass in Moone Church on Thursday mornings at 9.30am.

The following restrictions apply to all Masses:

A maximum of 50 persons are permitted to attend Mass, funerals and weddings.  Please follow the instructions of the stewards on duty.

Sanatising of hands on entering and leaving the Churches.

Social distancing rules apply.  Face coverings must be worn unless for medical reasons.  No congregating outside the Church doors or in the grounds.

Newsletter available on the website and a small number available in the Churches.

Please take the Mass missalettes home with you.

There is a Petition Box in each of our Churches for anyone who would like to pray for someone doing exams at this time.

Exam Prayer cards are available in all our Churches.  Please feel free to take them.

Update on the celebration of Baptism. 

To those who are waiting for the Sacrament of Baptism in the parishes of Athy, Narraghmore & Moone, we congratulate you on the birth of your child. We know that there are many people who have been waiting for over a year to have their child baptised.  We have received a directive from Archbishop’s house with regard to the celebration of Baptism. “In the light of the most recent government health advice – operative for the months of May and June, the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism should only take place in exceptional circumstances. The ordinary celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism should not be organised until further notice”.  We are looking forward to celebrating Baptism with you once these restrictions are eased.

Archbishop Farrell asks for your input on the future of our
Diocese & Parish. 

As you may be aware, Archbishop Farrell has established a task force entitled ‘Building Hope’. The objective of the Task Force is to begin a listening process within the Diocese about how we can move forward as a parish and as a diocese. Covid-19 has not only challenged us as a church but has also provided an opportunity for positive change. As we seek to learn from our experience of the pandemic, what can we do now to ensure that we will be a vibrant faith community in 10 years’ time?  The Task Force have begun a consultation process with parishes, various groups and individuals within the diocese. Archbishop Farrell is asking you for your input. In the coming weeks a consultation questionnaire will be made available on our parish website and also on the Dublin Diocesan website. We urge you to seize this opportunity to give your input that will help shape the future of our parish and of our Diocese, as together we build hope. We will have more information for you next weekend.