MASS TIMES

Sunday Mass Times

Saturday Vigil
5.30pm.

Sunday
11.30am.

Daily Mass

Monday - Friday

11.00am.

Saturday

11.00am

Holy Days

11.00am & 5.30pm

Confessions

Sunday - Saturday

After every Mass

 

 

CI READINGS

 
SYNODAL PATHWAY
SYNODAL PATHWAY SYNTHESIS
THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN REPORT Link :
 
 

https://dublindiocese.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Dublin-Diocesan-Synod-Report.pdf

 

SYNODAL PATHWAY FEEDBACK REPORT AS EXPRESSED BY PARISHIONEERS

QUESTION ASKED: WHAT ARE THE JOYS OF CHURCH AFTER LOCKDOWN?

The freedom to return and attend Mass in person, brought joy to many parishioners. To physically receiving the Eucharist in Holy Communion. To recite the community Rosary with people again every day in the Church.Great sense of community returning together. Hearing a conversion story brings joy. St. Agatha’s never closed once, which enabled many to privately visit and light candles during the pandemic.The high attendance of people returning as community to mourn and pray at funeral Masses, after church rules were eased.The return of the Blessed Sacrament to be adored daily.The excitement and joy in the children’s faces when brought to church to rehearse for First Holy Communion. The attachment children have to their grandparents and even seeing them come to Mass, knowing that if the parents are ignoring their responsibilities to the faith, then the grandparents transmit it.Not losing faith in difficult times.

QUESTION ASKED: WHAT ARE OUR THE SORROWS FOR THE CHURCH

That the source and summit of our faith, the Eucharist and all the Sacraments have been diminished and little value placed on them. Church has stopped preaching about the value of her Sacraments. Low attendance at Mass. Many Priests seem to be dissatisfied with their own vocation because we rarely hear them promote or preach about the beauty of vocation.  Ignorance of Church teachings. The Gospel theology not unfolded in depth, but just a generalisation of the overall story, which is already understood by the laity. Theology seems diminished by some of our theologian Priests. Evidence of the lack of faith. Loneliness felt by many parishioners. Life being undervalued. Family life less important. Families not at Mass.

QUESTION ASKED: WHAT ARE THE HOPES OF THE CHURCH

That the laities opinion will be listened to and valued. Hope in our Archbishop Farrell and in our Priests faith to the teachings of the Church. The Synodal Pathway under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The hope of resurrection and heaven which is the Good News and how it is preached weekly. Foreign nationals bringing strong faith with them in the hope it encourages others to participate by their example. Hope all Christian communities gathered to be one Body of Christ, by living the Gospel of Truth and Love and not the Gospel of Mankind. Hope taken from listening and studying the Holy Scripture in Mass, home and in prayer groups. Hope in continued devotion to Our Lady, the Mother of the Church, and the daily recitation of the redemptive mysteries of the holy rosary. Hope through the suffering of the Church, in that, Jesus encountered suffering, and it still continues. We hope our redemptive suffering, like Jesus, brings salvation to the world. .Never give up hoping in the Word of God. Hope the diligence shown in the Church in relation to Child Safeguarding Policy will never be dismissed. It is a safe place now. Hope that the faith stays strong because only faith brings hope. .Hope, knowing the Church is an open house with open the arms of Christ to welcome everybody to come and find Peace.  Hope in the guidance of the Holy Spirit especially with the Synod. Hope when things are not going our way, that we entrust ourselves to God.  Hope in responding to the church bell calling us to worship, pray and give thanks to God, made visible in the Church.

 QUESTION ASKED: WHAT ARE THE FEARS FOR THE CHURCH

Loss of caring for our souls. Mental strain. Confusion in a world led by conglomerates leading us from the reality of life to the virtual. Influence of a materialistic, technological, humanistic culture. Addiction. Aggression and Anger becoming the norm. Social media anti-Church stance. That the Church leaders will stop defending Christ’s Church, especially on matters that clearly contradict the teachings of the Gospel. The Priests begin to think it is their Church and work the mission to suit themselves.

Silent Shepherds

 
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