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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

(*New role for Mary Kirk – see further down)

STOP PRESS – Parish Draw 2021 – See below

Parish Office (during level 5) can be contacted weekdays 10.00am -12.30pm by phone 018451244 or email: stsylvesters@malahideparish.ie.

See further down for information on ordering Mass Cards and for Parish Newsletter.

Online Sunday Masses while the country is at level 5 will be available locally on Saturdays at 6.00pm and on Sundays at 10.00am (Family Mass) in Yellow Walls Parish www.yellowwallsparish.ie (see below for Family Mass file of 25th Oct.)

Sunday Mass 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.

‘Rebuild my house, which as you see is falling into ruin…..’ for more see below

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ST SYLVESTER’S PARISH DRAW

If you are one of many parishioners who have not had the opportunity to contribute as you did previously to parish finances because of the pandemic, we would like to offer you this opportunity to contribute. 

Would you like to contribute to parish/parish centre finances and at the same time be in with a chance to win in our Parish Draw?

For just €10 per month by standing order or €120 per annum via a variety of payment options you can participate in the draw with the best odds around for monthly cash prizes of €1,000, €500 and €250, as well as end-of-year top prizes of €10,000 and €3,000.

Also, please consider entering the draw as a gift for family or friends.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ENTRY OPTIONS

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Mary’s Page – PLEASE CLICK HERE 

Sylvester Bear Children’s Area – PLEASE CLICK HERE 

Online Bible Study Group with Mary Kirk

Starting Thurs 11.00 am and Thurs 7.30pm for one hour approx .   (The two time slots give people an opportunity to pick a morning or an evening session) The group will be conducted online via Zoom, and will involve a presentation followed by discussion. If you are interested please contact Mary Kirk by email at marymalahideparish@gmail.com and she will send the Zoom link out each week. Please note Mary’s new mobile number is 089 2344996. The Group will be looking at an “Overview of the New Testament”, “What is a Gospel?” followed by an “Introduction to the Gospel of Mark”.  If you have trouble setting up Zoom on your computer or phone please contact Mary and she may be able to help with that too.

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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 happened between July and September.

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FAMILY MASS ON WEBCAM FROM YELLOW WALLS CHURCH AT 10.00am ON Sundays

FAMILY MASS ON WEBCAM FROM YELLOW WALLS CHURCH – ALL SAINT’S THEME

Next Sunday, 1st November 2020, at 10.00am we will have our Webcam Family Mass from Yellow Walls Church (www.yellowwallsparish.ie). We hope that the Mass will help all children and families connect to a Mass in which they can feel a sense of involvement. Attached is a file with colouring pictures along with the readings, prayers and hymns for the Mass

This Sunday is the feast of All Saint’s which always takes place on the day  after Halloween. We remind the children that a saint is someone who makes a very special effort to be like Jesus. That means that they always tried to be good and kind. Our message is that if we do likewise we can all be saints for each in this life. We will have a focus on our belief that all our loved ones who have died are among the Saints with God in heaven and that November is a special month to pray for those who have died.

We invite you to connect into the Mass with your children of all ages on Sunday morning.

Every blessing and good wish, Fr. Kevin Moore

To find the file with colouring pictures along with the readings, prayers and hymns for the Mass next Sunday.

PLEASE CLICK HERE

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PARISH NEWSLETTER

 Newsletter – 1st November 2020

This week’s newsletter contains:

Arrangements for Level 5 Directives

Launch of the Parish Draw 2021 

November Mass of Remembrance – Friday 6th November

PLEASE CLICK HERE

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MASS CARDS can be ordered by contacting the office by phone or e-mail. If you leave your name and contact number, we will call you back. We can take a card payment over the phone and post your cards to you. Please allow a day or two for us to get back to you. Individual Mass Cards €10 (incl. postage). Shared Mass Cards €3 (plus €1 for postage). Other Mass Cards that are available include Anniversary, Birthday, Thank you, Get Well, Special Intention and Wedding Anniversary.

Christmas Mass Cards will be available from November 2nd.

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ST SYLVESTER’S PARISH DRAW RESULTS

September 2020 Parish Draw Winners

 Congratulations to the winners in the September Parish Draw, which took on 14th October 2020.

€1,000 First Prize: No. 561 – T O’Neill

€500 Second Prize: No. 270 – J Whelan

€250 Third Prize: No. 9 – J Harford 

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

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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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Funerals, Weddings & Baptisms:

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

At Level 5 restrictions Baptisms are not taking place.

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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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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