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Serving Our Parishioners For Over 50 Years

Our Lady of Victories has been a focal point for the community, both spiritually and temporally, since 1969. In 2019, we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the incorporation of Our Lady of Victories parish here on Ballymun Road.

To learn more about the history of Our Lady of Victories church and parish and the people who played a pivotal role in its incorporation, click the button below.

Weekly Update

for week ending Sunday 19th September 2021

Sunday missalette can be found under these updates.

No doubt you are all aware of the latest developments regarding the recent government announcement.

It is lovely to think that finally we are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.

From the 6th of September it is now possible to celebrate all our religious ceremonies at 50% of the Church’s capacity.

“All religious ceremonies can go ahead with 50% of venue capacity, regardless of the immunity status of attendees.” (gov.ie)

This means that the numbers attending our masses can greatly increase.

Mass times are as follows:

10.00 am Mon to Thurs, and Sat.

10.00 am & 12 noon Sun.

Face coverings are still to be worn at all times.

Hand sanitisers to be used on entering and leaving.

Be mindful of social distancing.

Communion to be received on the hand only.

Our Lady of Victories Livestream

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In Memoriam

Recently Deceased: We pray for Alan Smith and Lisa McGrath who passed recently.

Months Mind: We pray for Edward D’Arcy and Joe Egan whose month’s mind occurs around this time.

We pray for all who are bereaved at this time that they may find comfort in God’s eternal love and our support

Newsletters

Click the image to view the corresponding newsletter

OLV Church Newsletter

ALONE - Helpline For The Elderly

Alone-COVID

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels Poster

Mass Times

Monday to Thursday, and Saturday at 10:00am

Sunday at 10:00am and 12:00 noon

Mass Missalette

Useful Helplines

HSE - (1850) 24 18 50

The dedicated helpline if you or someone you know may have symptoms of Coronavirus or been in contact with someone who has

TravelWise - (01) 613 1733

The Department of Foreign Affairs helpline for people with travel related concerns about Coronavirus

ALONE - (0818) 22 20 24

Open 8am-8pm for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to Coronavirus

SeniorLine - (1800) 80 45 91

Free phone service, open everyday 10am-10pm, which now supports older people with concerns about Coronavirus

Asthma Advice - (1800) 44 54 64

Free callback service available to people with asthma and the parents/carers of young people with asthma

COPD Advice - (1800) 83 21 46

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease call back service, not to be used as an emergency service

Askonefamily - (01) 662 9212

Helpline for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and for those separating

Samaritans - 116 123

If you are worried or finding it difficult to cope, this helpline is free and open day and night

Pieta House - (1800) 24 72 47

Free 24/7 profession helpline for people at risk of suicide & self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide

Women's Aid - (1800) 34 19 00

24 hour support for women living with abusive partners, if you have concerns about your immediate safety please contact the Gardaí on 999

Rape Crisis Centre - (1800) 77 88 88

Free 24 hour service for women and men who have been raped, sexually assaulted, or sexually abused at any time in their lives

FLAC - (1890) 35 02 50 / (01) 874 5690

If you have a legal query, the Free Legal Advice Centre's helpline is open Monday to Friday 9:30am-1:00pm and 2:00-5:00pm

Workers' Rights Centre - (1890) 74 78 81

SIPTU helpline, open 8:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday, for issues related to work

Threshold - (1800) 45 44 54

If you are a renter and worried about the security of your tenure during the pandemic this helpline is open Monday to Friday 9am-9pm

MABS - (0761) 07 20 00

Advice service for money management and debt issues, open weekdays 9am-8pm

Contacting Our Lady of Victories

How to contact the Parish Office or Sacristy at this time.
Both the Parish Office and Sacristy remain closed to the public. However, we continue to provide as best service as we can to you, so if you have any queries please contact us at (01) 842 0346 or email us at info@olv.ie and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

If you need to drop anything into us please use black letterbox slot on external wooden door to sacristy area (up the steps) at back of the church. Many thanks for your co-operation.

Donations

Planned Giving/1st and 2nd Sunday collections, Christmas dues
We are very grateful for your continued support and understanding during these challenging times.

We are also taking the opportunity to update our parish database so if you have not already kindly supplied us with your phone/email contact details you may ring the number (01) 842 0346.

How to contribute to the Parish/ Diocese at this time.
We have installed a DONATE Button (EasyPaymentsPlus) on the website.  This online donation facility can be used to donate to 1st , 2nd collections, dues, or parish planned giving. Grainne (our new Parish Secretary) can help you use this Donate button or if you wish to set up a standing order through online banking. (Grainne’s contact details are above).  The benefit of online donations and standing orders has been emphasised by the current situation. EasyPaymentsPlus support helpline is 1800 746 4484.

Thanks also to those who have dropped in envelopes into the black letterbox slot in the external back door to the sacristy up the steps. Your support is much appreciated.

If you need help with any of these options, please contact Grainne – contact details on our website

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things,
and I desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you now as if you were already there
and I unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you.
Amen.

Fr. Frank

Parish News & Events

Weekly Parish Newsletter

Recently Deceased. We pray for Willie Byrne, Patrick Corcoran and Beattie O’Shea who are recently deceased.  We pray for Nell Carroll whose month’s mind occurs at this time.


Novena of Grace to St Francis Xavier which commenced on Wednesday 4th March takes place at our 10 morning Mass including our 10 Mass this Sunday.


Rehearsals for Emmanuel will be taking place in the church during the week. We also look forward to welcoming the boys and girls to their First Confession on Tuesday.


“Faithfest is an event which creates an opportunity for young people to have fun, make friends and explore faith, it’s a space where young people can be themselves. Faithfest is on Friday 13th March from 6:30 – 9:30pm in Holy Diocesan College, Clonliffe Rd, Drumcondra.  The theme is Dream Big. Some of the workshops will include: Cage Soccer, Meditation, Self-Esteem and Music.

Don’t forget to bring along your consent form which can be downloaded below: www.evangelisation.ie or may be picked up from tables inside the church.  Reminder to everyone coming to Faithfest – the entrance to Clonliffe is through the Mater Dei Carpark. The blue gates are closed.

We are inviting our young people from our parish to come along, they will need to bring the consent form mentioned above and €2.


Advice re. containing the Coronavirus based on HSE guidance

  • Please do not attend if you are ill.
  • The practice of shaking hands on greeting and departure at religious services/ gatherings is being suspended for both religious leaders/clergy and laity.
  • Our holy water fonts are not to be used.
  • Everyone administering Holy Communion should wash their hands or use alcohol based hand gel before beginning.
  • Holy Communion will be administered into the hands only and NOT onto the tongue
  • Only the celebrant should drink from the Chalice. No one else should drink from the Chalice – this includes other priests, ministers of the Eucharist and members of the congregation.
  • Please wash hands regularly and use the gels provided throughout the church

We would kindly remind the small number of persons who are leaving clothes, religious objects, magazines etc. in the church or church porches to refrain from doing so.  We have nowhere to store them nor do we have the facility to pass them on.


Tuesday 10th March at 8 pm

Lenten Reflection  Led by Marie Dunne CHF.  Marie will draw on scripture and music in this time of reflection as we yearn to be refreshed and nourished on our Lenten journey Time 8pm to 9pm Donation €5. Margaret Aylward Centre, Glasnevin


Wednesday 11th March at 7.30 pm

Why not attend one of the Wednesday night talks taking place in place in Margaret Aylward Centre, Glasnevin: First Talk is Wednesday 11th March: Rev. Gordon Linney (Author, Thinking Anew: Faith in a World of Change and Doubt)


Guided Reading Scripture in Our Lady of Dolours Glasnevin Parish Centre

Sr. Therese Fitzgerald on Tuesday 10th March: A closer look at the text of the Passover. It takes place in the front meeting room of Glasnevin parish centre at 10.45am approx.  after 10 morning Mass. Tea/coffee will be provided.


Correction to last weeks bulletin  regarding Crosscare volunteers for packing food.- it should have read Ballymun of course instead of Ballymena! Crosscare volunteers notice is repeated below

Commitment: Weekly : Pre Packing: Thursday 9am-12

Foodbank Day: Tuesday:9am-1pm. Location: Sports and Community Centre, Balbutchers Lane, Poppintree, Ballymun. Contact Orla 01 8360011 EXT 151 or email volunteer@crosscare.ie  Note: This work may be physically demanding.


Our evening adoration service has been cancelled until March 15th.  Our Monday afternoon adoration is also cancelled for the moment.

Child Safeguarding in Our Lady of Victories

The Archdiocese of Dublin recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children, is committed to ensuring their safety and well-being and will work in partnership with parents/guardians to do this. The Archdiocese recognises each child as a gift from God, and values and encourages the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.

All diocesan personnel (including clergy, religious, staff and volunteers) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse.

Your Parish Safeguarding Representatives are:

Ger Casey and Jo McGlynn

and are contactable through the parish office (see below for contact details).

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