1/4/2020 COVID-19 NOTICE
Because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak the church will be closed until further notice.
Fr. Piaras will continue to say Mass privately on the web at
7.00pm Monday to Friday
Welcome to the website of St Matthew’s Parish, Ballyfermot. We hope you will find any information that you may require on our site, but should you need any help, please don’t hesitate to contact us in the Parish Office.
As you are probably aware, we have installed a webcam to allow parishioners and others to view our celebration of the Eucharist and other services in St. Matthews. If you would like to see the webcam, you’ll find a link in the menu above, or else just click here!
When, oh when will it be? We are all looking forward to the day when our Church can be re-opened again and people can attend Mass. I was talking to Stephanie and Moya about this today and it’s clear that there are many difficulties. Some would go so far as to say that we cannot open as we haven’t sufficient resources to guarantee the safety of worshippers from the virus. I don’t agree, but we will need much co-operation and volunteers for cleaning and stewarding in order to minimise risk. When we open, less than half of those who attend Sunday Mass may be able to attend due to restrictions. We will soon be getting more guidelines from the diocese on how we are to operate and then we will let you know. As always, we would also welcome your suggestions. In the meantime, please keep praying in your homes, not only for the end of the pandemic and the sore trials it certainly brings, but also that we, as a community of faith, may in these critical times continue to bear witness to God’s love in actively remembering those who are in any need.