Resumption of Public Mass

Public Mass has resumed. Our stewards will be on duty, and we would ask you please to continue wearing facial masks, sanitising your hands, and keeping the safe social distance of 2 meters, both inside and outside the church.

Numbers for public Mass, Weddings, and funerals are capped at 50 participants and Confirmation and First Holy Communion are not allowed at this time.

 

The full schedule of weekday & weekend Masses will continue to be streamed on the internet.

Sts Alphonsus & Columba church

https://churchmedia.tv/camera/sts-alphonsus-and-columba-ballybrack-killiney-parish

 Church of the Apostles

https://www.churchmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-apostlesballybrack

 

Public Mass is celebrated in Sts Alphonsus & Columba church:

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays @10am

Saturday @ 6pm & Sunday @ 10am

and in the Church of the Apostles:

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 10am, and Sundays @ 12pm.

Many thanks to our teams who disinfect the churches regularly every day.

 

Confirmation, First Holy Communion & Baptism

The government and healthcare authority advice (30th June 2021) remains that: 

"religious ceremonies such as Baptisms, First Holy Communions and Confirmations should not take place at this time. Further advice will follow on the resumption of these ceremonies when it is safe to do so”  

and the Archbishop of Dublin has now told parishes (3rd August) that his own advice of 30th April -- that Confirmation and First Holy Communion be deferred until Autumn 2021 -- remains appropriate.  

This parish still hopes to hold the rescheduled Confirmation 2020 ceremonies in mid-September 2021

followed by First Holy Communions 2021 in late September,  

and Confirmations 2021 in early October.  

Our Communion and Confirmation Clubs, our parish-based preparation courses, will continue as scheduled until they are completed.

The parish will be in contact with parents/ guardians with exact dates for small group ceremonies. Thank you for your patience and please check the parish Newsletter (in church and online) for updates. 

Baptisms have resumed and the parish is contacting parents who had booked before the restrictions. New bookings may be made by completing the Baptism Booking Form from the parish website and returning it to the parish office.