Friday 27th March 2020

Urbi et Orbi , at 5.00pm Irish time, Pope Francis will preside over an extraordinary global celebration (Statio orbis) of prayer.  It will take place on the sagrato of Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome, the platform at the top of the steps immediately in from of the façade of the church.  The ceremony will consist of readings from the Scriptures, prayers of supplication, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; and will conclude with Pope Francis giving his Urbi et Orbi (to the City [of Rome] and to the world) blessing.  During this prayer ceremony the Pope will grant to participants all over the world a plenary indulgence in the context of the Coronavirus. RTÉ, will facilitate the live broadcast of Pope Francis’ extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing on the RTE News Now Channel. RTÉ News Now can be received on Saorview channel 21; Virgin Media 200; Sky 521; Eir 500 and on the RTÉ News Now App. 

In the light of the changing situation, I have decided that it will not be possible to continue with the public SUNDAY or WEEKDAY Masses in the Archdiocese of Dublin from Wednesday 25th March, until further notice.

……………. Churches can remain open for prayer, however there must be a guarantee of social distancing on all occasions and Church Buildings will be cleaned and disinfected regularly.

+Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

This weekend, please join us Mass at 6pm on Saturday & 10am on Sunday via webcam on

Sunday Missalettes with Fr Kevin’s Homily available in Church Porch, Blessington if you want to follow Sunday Mass on webcam.

For help finding the webcam online service please call Carol: 045 865 327 from 9am to 1pm or Jean: 087 235 0835 from 9am to 5pm (Monday to Friday only)

►Daily Mass via Webcam at 9.30am Monday to Friday please join us in prayer:

We have suspended the door to door delivery of the Parish Newsletter it is available now from all the Church Porches and from SuperValu, Centra, McGreal’s Pharmacy & The Credit Union and of course directly from our website. Please email any information you would like to share in the parish community:

The Parish Office is Closed to the Public. We are available by telephone for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, Newsletter Ads & Notices, General Enquiries etc. Carol 045 865 327 from 9am to 1pm and Jean  087 235 0835 from 9am to 5pm

►A Note from the Blessington Community First Responders : Folks during the current Covid-19 situation if you are elderly, vulnerable or unable to leave you home and in need of supplies or medications PM or call us and we might be able to assist. 087-2785924 or 087-2217718

St Marys’ Schools and Blessington Parish Lotto. Winning numbers on Thursday 26th March:  4, 5, 19, 26 Jackpot not won. CONGRATULATIONS to the weekly prize winner of €25 – Raymond Horan. Next Jackpot €1450.  Info: Parish Office 045 865 327


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