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 Monday September 6th 2021:
From Monday September 6th 2021, the celebration of Mass with a congregation of 50% of the church capicity resume as the Government relaxes restrictions. As Whitefriar Street is a very large Church we hope to be able to welcome everyone who wishes to attend Mass safely.
The regular Mass timetable is in place once again and four Masses will be celebrated by the Carmelite Friars each day which will be livestreamed in our website:
Sunday: 8.00am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 4.00pm
Monday to Saturday: 8.00am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 3.00pm.
The St Jude Novena will be celebrated once again at 8.00pm on Tuesdays. It will also 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. While the current maximum attendance is 50% of the Church capacity we beleieve that we should be able to welcome all who wish to attend Mass as Whitefriar Street Church is one of the larger churches within the city. 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. However, the numbers able to be present in the church are reduced to a maximum of 50% of the church capicity. People are asked to observe social distancing within the church. While Whitefriar Street is a very large church it may be necessary to close the church at the time of a funeral to give the family priority.
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.
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 look forward to welcoming 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 7.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 7.30am to 5.30pm on Sundays. 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.
For information regarding the Carmelite Community Centre please telephone (01) 475 4673 or email email@example.com.