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Covid-19 Restrictions and Impact
Whitefriar Street Church is closed for Public Mass and public gatherings for worship.
Mass will continue to be celebrated in Whitefriar Street Church and will be available each day through our webcam and also through Church Services TV who provide the service. Please be assured that those whose names were included for remembrance in Masses will still be remembered for the day they were enrolled. Names for remembrance can still be added and a donation made when possible or using the Donation button in this website.
Mass schedule during this time of restriction is as follows and all are livestreamed:
Monday to Saturday: 8.00am, 10.00am and 3.00pm. The St Jude Novena will also be live streamed on Tuesdays at 8.00pm.
Sunday: 8.00am, 10.00am and 4.00pm.
The church is open for private prayer from 11.00am to 2.15pm Monday to Saturday, and on Sundays from 11.00am to 3.15pm.
Confessions will be heard from 11.00am to 12.30pm Monday to Saturday.
While many people still wish to attend Mass in church, please remember that the Irish Episcopal Conference has instructed that the requirement to be physically present at Mass is lifted during these weeks. 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. While the church may be closed, be assured that the Carmelite Community is still praying and offering Mass each day for the intentions and safety of all who would normally worship in and visit our church.
As it is for us, we appreciate that faith is a cornerstone for so many people, particularly in these difficult days, and therefore some of the restrictions will cause an amount of anxiety and upset. However, they are intended to be temporary and only for as long as the threat of the virus lasts. It is everyone's intention that normality return as soon as possible and that we can welcome everyone once again to our church for Mass and other forms of community prayer. Throughout this time we continue to keep this pressing health issue to the fore in our prayers and ask you to pray for this same intention including all those directly involved in treating this disease, for those who are infected, for those who have died and for their families.
Undertsandably, many people are concerned about funerals for loved ones during these weeks of confinement. 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 still take place in a Catholic Church and prayers can still be said at the grave at the time of burial, or in the crematorium. However, in keeping with the directives, a maximum of ten people may attend be it in the church, at the grave or in a crematorium chapel, and they must observe social distancing.
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 have small numbers in attendance. A more formal Mass can be celebrated in church when the restrictions have been lifted in the months to come.
Mass cards can be ordered by telephone and will be sent out by post. Please ring the Mass Office on (01) 472 0927. Orders can be paid for by Visa or Debit card.
Until restrictions are further lifted, the car park will be open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6.00pm (the gates will be closed at 6.00pm sharp).
The Carmelite Community Centre, Coffee Shops and Project Shop are closed until restrictions have been further lifted. For information regarding the Community Centre please telephone (01) 475 4673 or email email@example.com.