Sunday Masses on Webcam
until further notice.
On the four Sundays of Advent we will celebrate an Advent Prayer Services at 4.00pm, relayed by webcam. It begins next Sunday and we’d love if you can join us in prayer.
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Sunday 29th November 2020
Welcome to St. Mary's Star of the Sea, Sandymount
A warm welcome to the website of St Mary’s, Star of the Sea Parish, Sandymount.
Our parish was constituted in 1851 to meet the needs of a growing population in Sandymount – Irishtown. The foundation stone of a new church was laid in that year and in August 1853 the church was officially opened. Designed by J.J. McCarthy, of the Pugin neo-Gothic school, Star of the Sea has served the people well in Sandymount and Irishtown over the years and they in turn have looked after it in its beauty and prayerful atmosphere.
The gatherings for the liturgy are creative of a community in touch with God and with each other.
We hope you’ll find our website interesting and helpful. Don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of any further assistance to you.
Fr. John Mc Donagh P.P
Mass and Confession Times:
10.30 a.m Webcam Mass
11:30 a.m. Webcam Mass (From Sunday, 15th November, during Covid Restrictions)
10.00 a.m.: Webcam Mass
10.00 a.m. Webcam Mass
After 10.00 a.m Mass (Suspended for now due to Covid Restrictions)
And at 5.30 p.m (Suspended for now due to Covid Restrictions)
Weekdays: 7:15am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:15am to 7:00pm
Sunday: 8:45am to 7:00pm
Sacrament of Marriage:
Please contact the Parish Office at 668-3316.
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Celebration of Baptism
We regret that for the time being under Government direction we are unable to hold Baptism celebrations in the Church. As you know in recent months we have celebrated Baptism with families one at a time and within HSE guidelines. We thank all who were so cooperative in doing so and hope that it won’t be long before the celebration of Baptism may resume.
Enrolment for Sacraments 2022
At this time we invite parents who wish their child to be enrolled in preparation for Confirmation in 2022 and are presently attending fifth class in a non-Catholic school to register their intention with us by phoning the parish office, Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm.
We similarly invite parents of children attending 1st class in a non-Catholic school who wish their child to prepare for first Communion in 2022 to register their intention by phoning the parish office.
We thank those parents who have contacted us in regard to their children’s Confirmation and First Communion in 2022. Because of Covid-19 restrictions we are currently unable to begin the preparation classes. However, we would appreciate if parents teach their children the basic prayers like the ‘Our Father’ the ‘Hail Mary’ and the ‘Glory be to the Father’ and try and connect with the web cam Mass at 10.30am on Sundays.
This coming week is the last week of our accepting candidates for the sacraments in 2022.
There may be a Primary School Teacher in our community who would like to be involved in the classes for children attending St Matthew's School and preparing for First Penance, First Communion and Confirmation. Classes are held on Thursdays, from around 3.45 to 5.15. If so, please contact the Parish Office or Fr John.
A Jesuit Publication for your home
Why not have a look at one issue. You might find it’s like a spiritual “Readers Digest”. There’s something for everyone: chatty articles, accessible theology, out-loud thinking on spiritual questions and serious issues, comforting news, art appreciation, a kid’s page (with puzzles and jokes) gardening hints, seasonal recipes and a challenging crossword.
General Data Protection Regulation
The new European Data Protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), is being introduced on 25th May 2018. This new law applies to any organisation, including our parish that manages and processes people’s personal information. We are now working on ways of ensuring that what we do with your information is compliant with this new law. It is a work in progress and over the next few months we will keep you informed through the parish website and in the newsletter as policies are put in place. Click on the Button below to view the Parish Data Privacy Notice: