It has been wonderful that so many people have been joining us online for Mass and prayer. But, as Pope Francis has said, Church is about community. Thankfully parishes throughout the Diocese are already getting ready to resume public Masses in July.
While Sts Alphonsus & Columba has remained open for prayer from the beginning, in the month of June, we would hope to partially re-open the Church of the Apostles for prayer. All the Health Measures, safe distancing, hand sanitisers, and regular disinfecting of the churches will continue to be followed.
Many thanks to all who have been supporting the parish financially in these difficult days so we can continue to pay our parish staff and bills in relation to hygiene and repairs to the old church. Please save up your Family Offering envelopes. Donations may be made using the Donate button on our parish website:
We pray for the sick and for all who have died. May the Good Shepherd be kind to them all and kind to their families.
Coronavirus Measures (Updated 28th May 2020)
Sts. Alphonsus and Columba church is open for personal prayer every day until 7.30pm.
From Monday 8th June we will partly open the church of the Apostles for personal prayer only from 10am until 2pm.
It is essential that a safe physical distance of 2 meters be observed at all times in our churches and in the church grounds. Surfaces in the churches will be regularly disinfected during the day.
Our full schedule of Masses, weekday and weekend, continues to be celebrated and streamed on the internet from Sts Alphonsus and Columba church and can be accessed at the new MCN website: www.watchmcnmedia.tv/camera/ss-alphonsus-columba-church-Ballybrack
Funeral Masses are permitted but unfortunately restricted to immediate family members only. In accordance with the regulations, the numbers in the church may still not exceed 10 people and the 2 meters distance needs to be respected.
First Holy Communions, Confirmations, & Baptisms continue to be postponed.
It is still not possible to have Confession.
Communion Calls are replaced by a Prayer Service online on the First Friday at 11am.
On Fridays at 12 noon, after the Angelus, we continue to ring the Ballybrack village church bell along with the local Church of Ireland parishes as a sign of hope.
Online Mass Times
not public but can be accessed on the internet at
Monday – Friday: 10am
(11am on Bank Holiday)
Saturday (Vigil): 6pm
Sunday: 10am & 12noon
Sincere thanks for supporting the parish financially in these difficult days so we can continue to pay our parish staff and bills in relation to hygiene, electricity, and the repairs to the old church.
Please save up your Family Offering envelopes.
Donations may be made on our parish website using the Donate button (“proceed as guest”)