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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 18th April 2021

Sunday missalette can be found under these updates.

Welcome and thanks for visiting

The following continues to be broadcast live on our Webcam

Masses (Monday to Thursday & Saturday) followed by the Rosary (unless there is a funeral) and Sunday also at 10am.

Adoration Mon: 7.00pm – 8.00pm,

Tues & Weds: 7.00pm – 7.30pm.

Our Church opens for private prayer from 10 am to 4/5 pm

Mon – Sun  (these times are subject to change).

Please observe the notices in place.

Sanitise but remember the solution contains alcohol which is highly flammable so make sure your hands are fully dry before lighting candles

If for any reason you feel unwell defer your visit until you feel better.

Remember Masks must be worn at all times while in the church

Dear Parishioners

Regretfully we have decided to close the church for private individual prayer due to rise in covid infections. This is to help encourage our parishioners to stay home while the public heath situation is so serious. We will keep this decision under review. Thank you for your understanding.

God Bless

Fr Frank

Welcome and thanks for visiting

The following continues to be broadcast live on our Webcam

Masses (Monday to Thursday, Saturday followed by the Rosary (unless there is a funeral) and Sunday also at 10am.

Adoration Mon: 7.00pm – 8.00pm,

Tues & Weds: 7.00pm – 7.30pm.

Trocaire Boxes are available to collect in our church at the Albert College door. Also there are special envelopes for anyone who wishes to make a once off donation to Trocaire.

Thank you all so much for your support to the Parish and diocesan collections and indeed for Christmas Offerings. We have the facility for online donations on our website and this may be a useful option during these difficult times.

The Glasnevin Grouping their Lenten Reflections each Thursday at 7.30 pm online by Fr. Paddy Sweeney. This Thursday’s theme  (18th March)  is “Will We Get Back to Normal” and it will be hosted by St. Columba’s. Iona Road at www.ionaroadparish.ie   (See the poster below for further details)

Next Wednesday 17th March is St. Patrick’s Day and mass will be broadcast via Webcam.

Our Church opens for private prayer from 10 am to 4/5 pm

Mon – Sun  (these times are subject to change).

Please observe the notices in place.

Sanitise but remember the solution contains alcohol which is highly flammable so make sure your hands are fully dry before lighting candles

If for any reason you feel unwell defer your visit until you feel better.

Remember Masks must be worn at all times while in the church

A message for Easter

As I write this we have now spent a full year with Covid. When we first went into lockdown, little did we think that after a year we would still be battling the pandemic. In many different ways for all of us, it has been a difficult time. Our routines have been greatly disrupted, most of the year has been spent in isolation with very little contact with family and friends. People who normally visited family for Christmas had to remain in their own homes. The familiar has become unfamiliar. Some of our parishioners have had to live with the pain and suffering of losing a loved one. Our traditional supports around bereavement are no longer present..

Yes it has been a challenging year for us all. But we must not give into despair. We are an Easter people with eyes on the future and not on the past. As we journey forward towards Easter we do so with hope filled hearts. May this Easter be a time of great blessing for you all and for all your loved ones.

See below for the Holy Week arrangements Easter Schedule

Once again all our Easter Ceremonies will be celebrated behind closed doors but available to watch on our webcam. Joining with our colleagues from our neighbouring parishes we will have a full week of ceremonies for Holy Week as follows.

Holy Week/Easter Arrangements 2021
Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road
Palm Sunday 28th March
10.00am  – Mass
Monday 29th March
10.00am – Mass
7.00 – 8.00pm – Holy Hour from Our Lady of Victories
Tuesday 30st  March
10.00am – Mass
7.30pm – Penitential Rite from Our Mother of Divine Grace Church, Ballygall.
Wednesday 31st March
10.00am – Mass
7.30pm  – Seven Last Words: A reflection on the seven last words spoken by Jesus before his death on the cross, presented by Our Lady of Dolours Parish, Glasnevin.
Holy Thursday 1st April
No morning mass
7.30pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Good Friday 2nd April
12 noon – Stations of the Cross for Children from Corpus Christi Church, Drumcondra
3.00pm – Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
7.00pm – Way of the Cross from Our Mother of Divine Grace Church, Ballygall.
Holy Saturday 3rd April
7.30pm – Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday 4st April
10.00am – Mass
We invite you to join us for some or all of our Easter Ceremonies

Finances

No body likes to talk about money especially during these times. One of the immediate effects of Covid 19 was for the priests of the Diocese to receive a 25% pay cut. With our churches closed for so long it has not been possible to hold collections which is the only source of income. Funds in the parish and the Diocese have been greatly affected. A lot of people have made great efforts to ensure some form of cash flow especially for our parish; returning Planned Giving Envelopes, dropping envelopes for the First/Second collections into our letterbox, donating online and for the many efforts and generosity we thank you. Envelopes for the Easter Offerings are now available in the church, entering through the Albert College side.

 For the people who returned the Christmas Offering envelopes we thank you. We sent out 2,500 envelopes and received 211 back! Its still not to late. The Christmas/Easter Offerings make up an important part of the priests income. It includes all the priests who hold a position in the Dublin Diocese, sick and retired priests, priests who work in the poorer parishes. All the contributions go into the Common Fund which is then shared amongst the clergy.

Once again I thank you all for your continuous support and loyalty to your parish and to the Diocese.

Fr. Frank

In Memoriam

Recently Deceased: We pray for Lucy Crowther who have passed recently.

Months Mind: We pray for Tony Byrne 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.

Novena to St. Joseph 23rd April – 1st May​

Pope Francis on Tuesday announced a special year dedicated to St. Joseph starting from 8 December 2020 until 8 December 2021, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church, as well as the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady.

Beginning Friday the 23rd of April the Novena to St. Joseph will commence each day at 10.30 am (Unless there is a funeral). In which case the Novena will be prayed after the Funeral mass. I invite you all to join with me on Webcam as together we pray this Novena.

ALONE - Helpline For The Elderly

A Message from Trócaire

Last year, Madris and her children Joy-Faith and Alex appeared on the Lenten box. 

Your generous support has helped them through the ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“In the first few months, I was struggling to choose whether to buy masks for my children to prevent them from getting the covid 19 virus, or to buy food to prevent them from hunger” says Madris. These are the stark choices faced by so many people across the world affected by Covid, where there are little government safety nets for people who lose their incomes.

Thanks to the generosity of your parish, Madris was able to feed her family. Your support helped provide food, face masks and other key items to help the family survive, and trained Madris in how to recycle local materials to create a hand washing tap at the family home.

“I want to thank Trocaire very much. You really saved me and my children’s lives. If it wasn’t for your support now we would not even be here smiling. God bless you” said Madris. Madris wants you to know that she is “thankful for the people of Ireland for always remembering her.”

And please, continue to keep South Sudan in your hearts and prayers this Lent. There is still need. War has taken enough from Ajak & Awut, and they need your love, prayers and support.

With every blessing this Lent,
Colm Hogan

A Message from Archbishop Dermot Farrell

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Message from Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year.

The Glasnevin Grouping of Parishes Present

Living in Unsettling Times

Reflections for the time & season

A series of Online Reflections by Fr. Paddy Sweeney over five Thursdays in Lent at 7:30pm. The weekly reflections can be accessed on web-cam from each of the five parishes in turn.

Mass Missalette

There is no missalette for Palm Sunday

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

Please see the Weekly Update above for the latest information regarding COVID Level 5 restrictions.

We are doing everything we can to ensure all our visitors to our Church are safe and secure but we also need your help, so we ask you to do or note the following please

  • The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and/or Holy Days is suspended.

We strongly encourage you to wear masks to help combat the spread of the virus.

  • Please do not to block the doors while entering and leaving and also please respect social distancing at all times.
  • Sanitize your hands on entry.
  • Unfortunately all toilets will be closed. We cannot make any exceptions to this.
  • Try to keep the lighting of candles at shrines to private visits to your Church when it is open at times other than for Mass.
  • Remember that hand sanitiser can be flammable, so ensure your hands are completely dry before lighting candles.

Mass times and Church opening times
Masses will take place Monday to Thursday at 10am and Saturday at 10am normally*. Sunday Masses will be at 10am and 12 noon. Church will generally be open Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm for private individual prayer. 

Due to Covid 19 restrictions the maximum number of persons permitted to enter the Church for Sunday Masses is now 150 but will remain at 50 persons for weekday masses.

We are doing everything we can to ensure all our visitors to our Church are safe and secure but we also need your help, so we ask you to do or note the following please

  • The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and/or Holy Days is suspended.

We strongly encourage you to wear masks to help combat the spread of the virus.

  • Please do not to block the doors while entering and leaving and also please respect social distancing at all times.
  • Sanitize your hands on entry.
  • Please go to and remain in the seat shown to you by our volunteer stewards.
  • There is no physical Sign of Peace until further notice.
  • If receiving Holy Communion please follow the instructions given.
  • Please leave patiently and promptly after Mass and avoid gathering in groups outside on the church grounds.
  • Unfortunately all toilets will be closed. We cannot make any exceptions to this.
  • Try to keep the lighting of candles at shrines to private visits to your Church when it is open at times other than for Mass.
  • Remember that hand sanitiser can be flammable, so ensure your hands are completely dry before lighting candles.

Latest update on numbers permitted to attend Mass.
Following a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on 3rd July the position on numbers attending Mass was updated. In accordance with this advice we have now been able to divide the Church into 3 distinct sections which can have up to 50 persons in each section. (Total 150 persons in church). This arrangement will be put in place for Sunday Masses only which will be at 10am and 12 noon.   We will be staggering the opening of the entrances to the church.  We will open the main door first and as soon as that section reaches 50, we will then open the Albert College door and fill that section and then finally Collins Avenue side will be filled.  Stewards will be on hand to assist people.  I know this is not easy for parishioners but hopefully we will get used to it and it will become more normal.  Once again your safety is very important to us. I am looking forward to having a larger congregation to celebrate the Eucharist.

Weekday Masses numbers are still restricted to 50.

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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