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Welcome
A warm welcome to all, especially to those who have moved into Firhouse Parish in recent times.

Note:  No Mass on Tuesdays – Prayer Service at 10:00 a.m.

Announcement about Mass

Reopening for Worship – Everything has changed!!! It’s genuinely going to be a shock, and please be ready for it. There is a lot of nervousness around returning to church and we are working hard to keep everybody safe and at the same time, continue to provide as best we can, as we have throughout the pandemic for our parishioners and our own parishioners are our priority at this time. Please be assured of this. If what is contained below appears harsh or difficult, we deeply regret this, but please realise we are striving to act for the common good right now. Click here for full details
Important Announcement
If you are elderly, self-isolating or disabled you may not be able to get out for necessary supplies.  We have volunteers who are willing to help. If you need help please contact the parish office at: 01 – 452 4702 with your name, address and phone number. Go to Announcements Page for more information
Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Parish of Firhouse
Visitors are welcome to join us
Mass Times
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Sunday
  • 6.00 pm Saturday Vigil Mass (Congregational Singing)
  • 9.30 am 11.00 am (Adult Choir September-June; otherwise Congregational Singing)

Chalice with the Precious Blood for Holy Communion Unfortunately for anyone with gluten/wheat intolerance, the reception of Holy Communion under the species of the Body of Christ (The Host) can have health side effects. To facilitate anyone with gluten/wheat intolerance we now have a separate Chalice with the Precious Blood (Wine) free from any particle of the Body of Christ (Host) available.

Weekdays
  • Monday, and Wednesday to Saturday: 10.00 am (Weekday Masses are subject to change as announced).
  • Prayer Service on Tuesdays instead of Mass, unless it is a Holyday of Obligation

Chalice with the Precious Blood for Holy Communion Unfortunately for anyone with gluten/wheat intolerance, the reception of Holy Communion under the species of the Body of Christ (The Host) can have health side effects. To facilitate anyone with gluten/wheat intolerance we now have a separate Chalice with the Precious Blood (Wine) free from any particle of the Body of Christ (Host) available.

Working Holydays of Obligation
  • When a Working Holyday of Obligation falls on a Monday, the Mass Times are: 10.00 am and 7.30 pm
  • When a Working Holyday of Obligation falls on Tuesday to Saturday the Mass Times are: 7.30 pm (Vigil Mass) and 10.00 am
  • St. Patrick’s Day – 17th March:  7.30 pm Vigil (If St. Patrick’s Day is a Sunday 6.00 pm Vigil Mass; if St. Patrick’s is a Monday there is no Vigil Mass); otherwise 9.30 am & 11.00 am

Chalice with the Precious Blood for Holy Communion Unfortunately for anyone with gluten/wheat intolerance, the reception of Holy Communion under the species of the Body of Christ (The Host) can have health side effects. To facilitate anyone with gluten/wheat intolerance we now have a separate Chalice with the Precious Blood (Wine) free from any particle of the Body of Christ (Host) available.

Church Services
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Weekly Eucharistic Adoration
We have Eucharistic Adoration every Friday for one hour from 10.30 am (after 10.00 Mass) until 11.30 am.  All are welcome for quiet prayer.
First Friday Visits to the Housebound
Communion is brought to our ill or housebound parishioners normally on the First Friday of every month.  If you, or someone you know, would like a First Friday visit, please let us know by contacting the Parish Office at 01-452 4702 or email: [email protected]
Morning and Evening Prayer
Monday evening Rosary for our young people.   Are you concerned about reluctance of many young people to embrace the faith?   If so, please join us on Monday evenings at 6.00 pm in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Ballycullen Avenue, to pray the Rosary for this special intention. It will take only 15 minutes or so.  All are welcome.   (Please enter by the Parish Office Door). Weekday morning Rosary:  after 10.00 am Mass each morning.  The Rosary is prayed by an ad hoc group of parishioners at the back of the church.  Anyone who would like to join in is very welcome.
Miraculous Medal Novena
Every Monday After 10.00 am Mass
Annual Bereavement Mass
The Annual Bereavement Support Mass in November each year is organised by the Bethany Bereavement Support Group. Please click here for more information on the Bethany Bereavement Support Group.
Tuesday Morning Prayer Service
There is no Mass in the parish church on Tuesdays.   Instead, we have a service provided by some of our Ministers of the Word and Ministers of the Eucharist. We are grateful to these volunteers for their willingness to provide this service.   It has become a necessary but vital part of parish life. The service consists of a penetential rite, reading of the word of God (scripture readings of the day), intercessory prayers and distribution of Holy Communion.  No doubt, in future, we will need, and can expect to see further lay involvement in parish ministry.
Parish of Firhouse
Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel