Christ Church continues to open for private prayer on Wednesday mornings from 10.00 am – 11.00 am.
There is one week left to register candidates for Confirmation. Those who intend to present themselves for Confirmation in 2021 should contact the Parish Office by the end of February 2021 at the latest. (Tel: 298 5491). We do not know at this stage what will be possible in relation to classes and even the Confirmation Service.
We are aware that many of our Parishioners are due to be called to receive their first vaccination over the coming weeks, we are also aware, that for some people transport to a Vaccination Centre may be difficult. If you are in such a position or know of any other parishioner who may require assistance please contact the Parish Office and we will see how we can help.
DAILY REFLECTIONS FOR LENT - WALKING IN THE WILDERNESS WITH JESUS
Our Dioceses have kindly provided a series of reflections for Lent 2021. While we cannot be together, Lay Readers from the length and breadth of the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough have gathered virtually to provide a thought for the day online. Entitled ‘Walking with Jesus in the Wilderness’, the series of short reflections will be posted daily on the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQH1IpNHCI2ue7S782OlFw (subscribe now so as not to miss a post) and will also be available on the Diocesan Website https://dublin.anglican.org/, Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DublinandGlendalough and Twitter https://twitter.com/UnitedDioceses. Archbishop Michael Jackson will begin the series on Ash Wednesday, February 17, and will provide weekly reflections on Sundays throughout Lent. The Diocesan Readers will take over from Mondays to Saturdays providing hopeful reflections and prayers for our times based on the readings for each day until Maundy Thursday, April 1. We hope this helps you to keep a meaningful and holy Lent during these strange times.
We continue to make contact with Parishioners who have been admitted to hospital either by telephone or the sending of a card. Where appropriate, the Hospital Chaplain is also informed so that he/she is also aware of your presence. However, in these unprecedented days even the chaplains may not be granted access to patients in the wards and they again make contact by card or telephone. However, to receive any form of Pastoral Care it is important that you inform the Parish Office if you or a family member need to be admitted to hospital. We are also happy to include those who so wish in our Parish Prayer List.
LECTORS & INTERCESSORS
We value the Ministry of those who read the Scripture readings and lead the Intercessions at the Sunday morning services. If you would be interested in joining this group, please contact the Parish Office (01-2985491) as we have some vacancies at present.
The clergy would appreciate being told if parishioners are in hospital, going into hospital, are being transferred or if they have been discharged, and will be pleased to offer pastoral support. Please understand that the clergy are not automatically informed when parishioners are admitted to hospital.
We have a number of Parishioners who would dearly love to attend Sunday Services, and who require transport. If you feel in any way that you could offer to collect one or two of these parishioners it would be very much appreciated. Please contact the parish office or one of the clergy if you can assist.
The Parish Centre and Parish Office remains closed to personal callers at this time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (01) 298 5491 and we will do our best to help remotely. The Parish Office phone will be attended from 9.30am - 12.30pm Monday-Friday.
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On-call telephone number. The clergy now operate a designated emergency telephone number: 083 477 1673.
This number may be called in case or cases of pastoral emergency only, should there be no reply from the parish office or clergy numbers.