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:
Restrictions on attending Mass have been eased since Friday October 22nd 2021:
As Whitefriar Street is a very large Church we hope to be able to welcome everyone who wishes to attend Mass safely. We are asking people to respect social distance, to use hand sanitizer and to follow all safety guidelines. In particular please only attend Mass if you are feeling well and totally sympton free of covid.
The regular Mass timetable is in place once again and five Masses will be celebrated by the Carmelite Friars each day which will be livestreamed on our website:
Sunday: 8.00am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 4.00pm. The Vigil Mass is Saturday Evening at 6pm.
Monday to Saturday: 8.00am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.10pm, 3.00pm.
The St Jude Novena will be celebrated at 8.00pm on Tuesdays. It will continue to be livestreamed on our webcam.
Confessions will be available Monday to Friday 10.30am to 11.30am and in the afternoon 3pm to 4pm daily. Confessions take place from 10.30am to 12.30pm and again at 2pm to 4pm .
The church will open at 7.30am each morning and closes at 5pm each evening. It remains open on Tuesday until 9pm for the St Jude Novena.
While many people will wish to attend Mass in church, please remember that the Irish Episcopal Conference has instructed that the requirement to be physically present at Mass on Sundays and holy days is still lifted. 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, or by attending Mass during the week instead of Sundays. We are asking people to give space to one another within the church and as you enter and leave the church. Safety is an ongoing priority.
Church Shop & Mass Office
The Church Shop is available Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 4pm daily. Sunday opening hours are 10am to 2pm. Items may also be ordered by phone (01 475 8821) and they will be sent out by post. Mass cards and other items can also be ordered 24/7 through our online shop.
Understandably, many people are concerned about funerals for loved ones during this time. The Irish Government, following consultation, have drawn up 'A Guide for the Bereaved during the Covid-19 Pandemic'. In keeping with those guidelines and directives from the Archbishop of Dublin, a funeral can certainly take place in a Catholic Church and prayers be said at the grave at the time of burial, or in the crematorium. People are asked to observe social distancing within the church.
These are very difficult guidelines at a time when the greatest comfort is the gathering of family and friends and the emotional support that comes with that. As we say a respectful goodbye to those who have died and pray for their eternal repose, we must also protect those who are living and so funerals at this time must adhere to the guidelines regarding social distance and in particular at a funeral to avoid shaking of hands which is very difficult.
The coffee shop is once again open to welcome customers indoors to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, a slice of cake or a light bite of lunch Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm daily. We are delighted to welcome all of our customers back to the coffee shop and to offering the friendly, caring service that you expect from us. Please present your covid vaccination certificates upon arrival. All Covid-19 protocols are in operation within Whitefriar Street.
The car park is open from 7am to 9.30pm Monday to Friday, Saturday 7.30am to 7pm and on Sunday from 7.30am to 5.30pm. Please note that on Sundays ONLY Mass attendees may avail of 90 minutes of free car parking at the Church car park so that Mass can be attended. There is a charge for car parking at all other times. The cost is €3 per hour or €18 maximum for a full day. Please note that we only accept card payment for the car park.
For information regarding the Carmelite Community Centre please telephone (01) 475 4673 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.