Rev. Kevin Moore, Moderator Tel. 01-5496615

Mary Kirk, Parish Pastoral Worker  Tel. 087-4570981 



Full details concerning Mass Attendance are set out in the Newsletter below:

 Newsletter – 2nd August 2020 



Masses – both Sunday and Daily – have resumed in Sylvester’s Church. See August schedule below:

For those expressing an interest in attending Sunday and/or Daily Mass arrangements for attending Mass can be made any week between midday Wednesday of one week to midday Wednesday of the following week.


or by Telephone – leave a message at 01 549 6512

The following information is required:

Your Name:

Contact Number (mobile if possible):

Email address (if contacting by telephone):

Your preferred time for Sunday Mass (Choose one of either 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm or any available time):

Please also indicate if you would like to attend Daily Mass

If there is more than one in your family who wish to attend at the same time please include their names and contact details with your telephone request.   If other family members wish to attend Mass at a different time they should send a separate request.



‘If you cannot attend on a Sunday or Weekday that coincides with a confirmation email from us please

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK to inform us so that we can offer your place to someone else for that time and rearrange your rotation to suit.’




Important Information re Resumption of Public Masses

Sunday and weekday Masses have resumed in the Parish Grouping.

The proposed Temporary Mass schedule for the Parish Grouping over the coming weeks is shown below.

Bank Holiday Monday, August 3rd:

Cluster Mass at 10:00am in Yellow Walls. No morning Mass in Malahide or Portmarnock.

Mass Schedule for August 2020
• The new Mass times, which are initially a temporary measure, are as follows:

Malahide:        Saturday –  10.00: Sunday –  9.00, 10.30, 12.00: Weekdays –  9.30 Mon – Fri (excl Thursday – Service).

Portmarnock: Saturday –  6.30: Sunday –  11.00, 12.30: Weekdays -10.00 (excl Tuesday)

Yellow Walls:  Saturday –  6.00: Sunday – 11.30: Weekdays -10.00 (excl Wednesday – Service).

• Note that there is no 5:30pm Mass in July and August and Kinsealy has yet to be arranged.

Mass will not resume in the Carmelite Convent for the time being. Kinsealy has yet to be arranged.

Time Change for Saturday Morning Mass in Malahide: On Saturday mornings, Mass will be at 10:00am with a Penance Service after the Mass when possible. There will be no Confessions in the Confession Box for the time being. Weekday Mass from Monday to Friday in Malahide will continue to be at 9:30am.


Important Information for Mass Attendance:

Attendance at Mass in Malahide needs to be arranged beforehand: Please see details as to how to do this at the top of this page.

Arrangement to attend Mass can be made between midday Wednesday of one week to midday Wednesday of the next week for attending Mass the following week. You need only make the arrangement once and, on a rota basis, you will be informed when next you can attend Mass. If you do not get an email, text or ‘phone call by Thursday evening you are not on the list for the following week.
Please wear a face mask for the safety of everybody else attending Mass with you. If you have not got a face mask, you will be given one and asked to bring your own when next attending Mass.
If you are using a face shield, you must also wear a face mask.
Please do not attend Mass if you are feeling in any way unwell. Anyone displaying symptoms of being unwell or with consistent coughing, sneezing or runny nose will be asked to leave the Church. However, it would be preferable if that was a decision you made for yourself if such circumstances should arise for you.
In all that we do, we are seeking to have a safe and controlled environment in which Mass is celebrated. It has been nice to have people back at Mass and, even though it is in much different circumstances, we hope that the experience of attending Mass has felt safe and comfortable given the anxiety associated with people gathering in any kind of public setting. The Sunday Mass obligation has been dispensed with for the time being.

Public Masses in the Parish Cluster:
Sunday Mass Time Changes: The Sunday 10:00am Mass in Yellow Walls will NOT take place during
August. Just one Sunday morning Mass at 11:30am in Yellow Walls for August.
Sunday and weekday Masses in both Yellow Walls and Portmarnock will be accessible on the Webcam.
The 11:00am Mass in Portmarnock (www.portmarnockparish.ie) and the 11:30am Mass in Yellow Walls (yellowwallsparish.ie) will have a Parish Grouping focus and the names of people to be prayed for and notices concerning Malahide and Kinsealy will be included at those Masses.
Mass will not resume in the Carmelite Convent for the time being. Kinsealy has yet to be arranged. Weekday 10:30am Mass is available on webcam from the Pro-Cathedral and on the RTÉ News Now channel.


11:00am Sunday Mass on Webcam from Portmarnock Church:
Sunday Mass for our Grouping of Parishes celebrated on the Portmarnock webcam at
www.portmarnockparish.ie providing a local focus for people to hear Sunday Mass.1.00 am Mass from www.portmarnockparish.ie



10.00 am Mass on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri from www.yellowwallsparish.ie

Until all churches resume Masses, please leave attendance at Yellow Walls Masses to those who normally attend daily Mass in that church as a limit of 50 people still applies to all churches.

NO Service of the Word on Tues and Thurs. It has now ceased.


Additional daily Mass is also available :

RTÉ News Now continues to broadcast Mass every weekday at 10:30am.

Daily Mass at 10:30am is available via webcam from St Mary’s Pro Cathedral (www.procathedral.ie).

A comprehensive list of Churches with scheduled daily Mass times is available from the following sites:






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.



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.



Is your Trócaire Box still at home?. You can drop it into the Parish Office or make a donation direct to Trócaire.


Children’s  Area

Hello, Sylvester Bear here again. I’m Back! Have a look at me on my own page at the Sacred Space from my last Mass from Yellow Walls Church.

There is also lots of information about me and my friends there.

Parents can also find out about me on the Facebook page Malahide Parish of St. Sylvester




Bible Stories for Children

Mary Kirk is making some videos of Bible Stories using a methodology called Godly Play.

A new video story will be available each week and a new link posted here.


Latest children’s Bible story is “The Parable of the Good Shepherd” and it can be accessed here:



To see all of the previous videos 



Other Information from Mary, Pastoral Worker

Please join our new Parish Knitting Project — creating Knitted Hearts. Pattern
and more information are available from Mary via Tel: 087 457 0981 or e-mail:

Mary manages the parish Facebook page Malahide Parish of St. Sylvester and the parish Twitter account @malahideparish. She also has a blog/website www.marybkirk.com with information on various topics and prayers and reflections. Please check these sites regularly for information and updates.


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. For those who can
afford to, we ask if you might consider donating to the First or Second Collections
that normally take place on a Sunday or to the Parish or Easter Dues. 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.


 Easter Dues:

Easter Dues are an important element in the remuneration of priests in the diocese.
This year, Easter Dues envelopes were ready to be distributed before Lockdown
occurred. Many parishioners have been enquiring about making a contribution to this
year’s Easter Dues and some have already done so for which we are very grateful. We
have been asked to arrange for this year’s Easter Dues Envelopes to be delivered. This
will be happening shortly. If you can afford to contribute to the Easter Dues, we ask
you to return the envelope to either of the boxes at the back of the Church or to the
parish office when possible.


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


Covid-19 Support Services
COVID-19 community supports are now in place to ensure vulnerable
members of the community are reached and helped at this time. These
comprise the local authority, Health Service Executive, County Champions,
An Post, Community Welfare Service, An Garda Síochána, other State organisations,
charities and other stakeholders.
See the Parish Newsletter for some helpful contact details:





Lenten Ecumenical talk presented by Pobail Scoil Iosa students on Wednesday night.

You can view the full presentation via the home page.



June 2020 Parish Draw Winners

Congratulations to the winners in the June 2020 Parish Draw, which took on 8th July 2020.

€1,000 First Prize: No. 526 – D Wallace

€500 Second Prize: No. 498 – T Gillen

€250 Third Prize: No. 439 – D Butler 

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