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Mass will be celebrated daily - Monday to Friday (starting 1st April) via the webcam @ 5.00pm and Saturday @ 7.00pm

Sunday 5th April Evening Prayer at 5.00pm

Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, 

I believe that You are present in

the most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things

and I desire to receive You in

 my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment

receive you sacramentally,

come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace you as if You were already there

and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You    Amen.

 

This is an occasion for all of us – especially in families – to pray more intensely for each other and especially for those who have succumbed to the illness.  We should pray also for those at the frontlines – especially doctors, nurses and medical staff and other carers, including clergy – that the Lord will protect them as they place their own wellbeing at risk in the service of all.

Extract from Saint Patrick’s Breastplate

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

 

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We extend a very warm welcome to everyone visiting this website. Whether you're just having a look, or are searching out for a place to worship, we're delighted you are here.                  Fr Michael Carey ADM.

Palm Sunday 

5th April 2020

Jesus was tortured and humiliated by the pride and self-will of people.  He accepted this fate so as to overcome human destructiveness.  His humble attentiveness to God allows God's power to be active and recreative

Readings for coming week

 

 

 

 

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The COVID-19 Coronavirus

MASS CANCELLATIONS​ ST. COLMCILLE’S SWORDS

 

As we are only too well aware by now our world is facing an unprecedented health crisis posed by the coronavirus.

 

To manage the rate of increase and to adequately and effectively treat those who have the illness caused by the virus drastic action had had to be taken by all sectors of society. In a spirit of cooperation and concern for the wellbeing of others we will be, regretfully, as of this morning,

 

Cancelling all Masses up to and including 19th April,

Including weekday Masses

 

At which time the situation will be reviewed. The priests of the parish will celebrate Mass each day for the ‘booked’ Mass intentions and for the intentions of the People of the Parish. The Mass each day will be behind closed doors, or at the priest’s home.

 

Other Norms

 

  • All non-essential pastoral gatherings and meetings, are cancelled

 

  • Every Catholic is entitled to a dignified Christian burial. Attendance at funeral services and Masses should be limited to close relatives and must not exceed 100 attendees within the church building

 

  • Similarly, Church weddings and baptisms may be celebrated but numbers are vastly reduced, only parents, godarents and baby to attend

 

  • In these difficult and uncertain times, people find strength, consolation and hope in prayer.

 

  • This is an occasion for all of us – especially in families – to pray more intensely for each other and especially for those who have succumbed to the illness. We should pray also for those in the frontlines – especially doctors, nurses and medical staff and other carers, including clergy and those in retail – that the Lord will protect them as they place their own wellbeing at risk in the service of all.

 

“And all will be well and all manner of things shall be well” – Julian of Norwich

 

In the current emergency, all are dispensed from the obligation to physically attend Sunday Mass

Mass with limited congregations will be celebrated to permit participation by web-cam.  If you wish to access Mass on-line please visit one of these websites

St Colmcille's Parish now has a webcam see above for the link.  Mass will be transmitted daily Monday - Friday at 5.00pm and Saturday at 7.00pm

Memorare      
 

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer.  Amen.

St. Colmcille's
Fr. Michael Carey Adm.
5 Lissenhall Park,
Seatown Road,
Swords
Co. Dublin
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Fr John Collins
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Swords,
Co Dublin

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