Posts from July 2021

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In Gratitude – Note from Fr. Alois

by Donal Bergin

Thank you for your welcome over four years! I learned to appreciate the parish community and friends of St. Teresa’s in many ways – your generosity, all the committees, volunteers… The Church in this country has gone through a difficult time. I really appreciate the great fidelity to the local and universal church. The Parish […]

Parish in the Pandemic Book

by Donal Bergin

Parish life from January 2020 to May 2021 was heavily marked by the Covid-19 pandemic with no public Mass and many other sacrifices people had to make. The Parish Pastoral Council appointed an editorial team to gather the material we have produced during the pandemic, our response as a parish and to select material for […]

Parish Committees

by Donal Bergin

The Parish Committees are now on a summer break: Parish Pastoral Council, Liturgy Committee and Finance Committee. Enjoy! We hope to resume in person (restrictions allowing) in September. Are you interested in their work as a way to support the parish? All committees are open to and welcoming of new members. Please contact the parish […]

People, Place, Prayer

by Donal Bergin

Thank you to those who say the Rosary after each weekday Mass. Others are welcome to join! Except when there is a funeral, Tuesday morning is the time for Eucharistic Adoration in our church. The shrine dedicated to St. Patrick also honours those who died in our parish. You can find the book with the […]

Parish Pastoral Council News

by Donal Bergin

The last meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) before the summer break took place on Saturday 17th July 2021. It was an opportunity to acknowledge in a relaxed fashion how challenging the past year has been and also the great efforts made by all to address these challenges brought on by Covid-19. It was […]

First Holy Communion and Confirmation

by Donal Bergin

As you know, the government advice communicated to the Parish Team from the Diocese is that: “First Holy Communions and Confirmations should not take place at this time. Further advice will follow on the resumption of these ceremonies when it is safe to do so.” This is due to the current Public Health Advice and particularly how […]

Congratulations – Newly Married

by Donal Bergin

Congratulations to Samantha O’Sullivan and Vincent Maguire of Maryland on the occasion of their church wedding on Friday 16th July 2021, here in St. Teresa’s! God bless and many, many years of happiness.

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Church Gate Collection

by Donal Bergin

The Society of St Vincent de Paul expresses its sincere gratitude to the parishioners of St Teresa’s for continuing to remember its work and needs through your generous contributions made over the difficult time of the Covid-19 pandemic. The church gate collections for the Society have begun again. Each of the two parish conferences will […]

Building Hope Task Force

by Donal Bergin

Invitation to Parishioners Archbishop Farrell has set up a Task Force under the title of Building Hope. The Task Force aims to stimulate engagement with the whole diocesan family and shape an inclusive approach to a pastoral strategy appropriate to our times. It is intended to support parish communities to undertake a radical renewal, looking […]

Good News Story

by Donal Bergin

Congratulations two young men in St. Brendan’s Parish, Coolock and former students of Chanel College, who set out recently to raise €8,000 for Abacus Kilbarrack Special School. Both young men have relatives who are pupils in the School. Over a period of six days, the two friends walked 300km from Coolock to the Cliffs of […]