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Rev. Kevin Moore, Moderator Tel. 01-5496615

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Mary Kirk, New Contact Details:  Mob: 089 2344996  Email:  marymalahideparish@gmail.com

*See note further down homepage regarding change of role for Mary Kirk

Mary’s Page – PLEASE CLICK HERE 

Sylvester Bear Children’s Area – PLEASE CLICK HERE 

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As was expected, Dublin has been moved to level 3 in the Government’s plan for living with covid-19.

This means that public worship will be suspended and no Masses or Services will take place in Dublin churches except for weddings and funerals.

We know this is not easy as attendance at Mass is an important part of people’s lives. The important thing at this time is to keep everyone safe from covid-19 and if suspending Masses is part of an overall plan that helps bring us all back to a safer place in relation to this virus, then it is a measure we have to accept.

We look forward to the day when Masses will resume and when that time comes it is envisaged that attendance at Masses in St. Sylvester’s will continue in the same way as it has happened up to now since Masses resumed in July. If there is any change we will let you know.

Online Sunday Masses while Dublin is at level 3 will be available locally on Saturdays at 6.00pm in Yellow Walls Parish – www.yellowwallsparish.ie and on Sundays at 11.00am in Portmarnock Parish – www.portmarnockparish.ie

Online weekday Mass will be from Yellow Walls parish at 10.00am Mon. – Fri.

Weekday Mass is also available at 10.30am in the Pro-Cathedral – www.procathedral.ie and on the RTE News Now channel.

St. Sylvester’s church will be open daily, when possible, for private prayer.

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PARISH NEWSLETTER

 Newsletter – 27th September 2020

This week’s newsletter contains:

A Gospel Reflection

A Letter from Archbishop Martin re Diocesan Safeguarding Day 2020

Details of the Family Rosary via ZOOM

PLEASE CLICK HERE

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Rebuild my house, which as you see is falling into ruin…… Isn’t it time to renew our parish?

PLEASE CLICK HERE to see the Invitation

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CHANGE OF ROLE FOR MARY KIRK, PARISH PASTORAL WORKER, MALAHIDE.

Mary Kirk, who is our Parish Pastoral Worker appointed by the Archbishop to the parish of Malahide, accepted an offer of voluntary redundancy which the diocese undertook to offer its employees as a result of a deficit in Diocesan funds which has been exacerbated by the covid-19 situation. This means that as and from Monday, September 28th 2020, Mary Kirk no longer holds an official Diocesan appointment to the parish of Malahide.

Mary intended to speak at Masses on the weekend of Sunday 27th September but due to Dublin being at level 3 of the Government Plan for Dealing with covid-19, this was not possible.

I wish to acknowledge the work Mary has done in the parish and the important connections she has made with Parish Groups and individuals. It would be a huge loss to the parish if Mary was no longer involved.

Mary still has an ongoing wish to continue to be Pastorally involved in Parish work and deep down does not wish to break her ties with Malahide Parish. This is true also of those who have worked with her in various ways over the past three years and I too would hope that her involvement in the parish could continue.

I have asked Mary if she would continue her work here in a voluntary capacity as a ‘Pastoral Support Person’ so that much of the good work that she has already begun can continue. Mary has accepted this offer and in a voluntary capacity will continue to work among us as she already has up to now.

This is Good News for the Parish of Malahide and I am very happy that her important work in the parish can continue and I know that this is Good News for Mary as well.

Fr. Kevin Moore

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Baptism Dates for 2021

PLEASE CLICK HERE

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Crosscare Appeal

CROSSCARE Envelopes for the collection that was supposed to take place last
weekend are still available in the Church or office. CROSSCARE needs all the
help it can get to support those most in need in our Diocese.

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Absence of Church Choirs

Please refer to the newsletter above for a comment on the absence of the parish choir, the Juve choir and the children’s choir which are all sadly missed.

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Funerals, Weddings & Baptisms:

Funerals, including Covid-19 deaths, can take place in the Church, along with Weddings
and Baptisms, so long as Government Guidelines are observed and adhered to.

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Collections: Via The Parish Office OR The DONATE Button:

We know that the Church is not alone in financial uncertainty as many people are
also facing huge financial uncertainty in their own personal lives.

If you cannot attend Mass, you might consider donating
to the First or Second Sunday Collections by getting in touch with the Parish
Office or by leaving a donation in the boxes for both Collections that are located
at the back of the Church or else by using the Donate button on the Parish
website homepage. In these times of uncertainty and financial strain for many
people, we sincerely thank all who have been in a position to continue their
contributions to the Sunday Collections and to the running of the Parish. You can do
so by getting in touch with the Parish Office by phone or e-mail or else by using the
DONATE button on the Parish homepage www.malahideparish.ie. In these times
of uncertainty and financial difficulty, we thank all who have been in a position to
continue their contributions to the Sunday Collections and to the running of the Parish.
It is very much appreciated. Thank you.

PLEASE CLICK HERE to DONATE

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Parish Office

New Parish Office Hours: The Parish Office is now open Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 12:30pm to facilitate
those attending the 9:30am Mass. You can also contact the Parish Office by e-mail: stsylvesters@malahideparish.ie or Tel:
01 845 1244.

Mass Cards : Orders for Mass Cards can now be taken by phone or email and posted out.

Shared Mass Cards: €3 including postage. Individual Mass Cards €10 including postage.

E-mail your Mass Card order including your name, address and telephone number to stsylvesters@malahideparish.ie. You will receive a call back to confirm the order and take a debit/credit card payment over the phone.

Phone in your details to 01 845 1244 every Friday between 11:00am and 1:00pm to order your Mass cards. Card payment will then be taken over the phone

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NOTICE REGARDING THE MALAHIDE BETHANY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

This has been a particularly difficult time for those who have been recently bereaved and for anyone who is coping with an ongoing personal grief experience.
During recent months, the Malahide Bethany Group has been continuing to offer support to those who have been bereaved.
Our weekly 10.30 am Monday bereavement support group has been conducted online since April and will continue be held online until we are ready to meet again safely in person.

We would welcome anyone who would like to join our on-line Monday morning bereavement support group.  Please contact us on our dedicated number 087-7936189 to find out more.
If you would like to speak to a trained Bethany volunteer, we are also available to provide individual telephone bereavement support.

Please click here to find out what Malahide Bethany is about.

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FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION CERTIFICATES

PLEASE CLICK HERE

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ST SYLVESTER’S PARISH DRAW

August 2020 Parish Draw Winners

 Congratulations to the winners in the August Parish Draw, which took on 9th September 2020.

€1,000 First Prize: No. 7 – B Power

€500 Second Prize: No. 337 – B O’Brien

€250 Third Prize: No. 539 – D Greene 

Sincere thanks to all who support the Parish Draw and good luck to everyone in next month’s Draw.

To learn about the Parish Draw

PLEASE CLICK HERE