Dominican Church Claddagh
AS RESTRICTIONS ARE EASED …
Precautions are still advised in the church -Communion arrangements; Hand sanitizing;
social distancing – use your own judgment, cleaning of the church until further notice. We
are so grateful to all who continue to help – Ushers, collectors, Ministers of Music; Readers,
Ministers of the Eucharist, Cleaning volunteers etc, etc. It is because of your generous help
that we continue keep our church as a safe place for all who come to pray.
MUSIC IN CHURCH!
It is over 18 months since the Dominican Choir Claddagh have been allowed sing at Mass.
We hope this will be facilitated by the gradual lifting of remaining restrictions.
ROSARY SUNDAY (1st Sun October)
Annual Rosary Sunday Collection for the education and training of Dominican students will
be taken up. We have been blessed by welcoming 4 young men who received the
Dominican Habit in our noviciate recently, while 3 Novices made their first profession and
moved to the House of Studies in Dublin. Please keep up your prayers for vocations.
ALL DAY ROSARY: Thurs 7th October
Beginning after 10.00am Mass until evening. Do please, drop into the Church to share the
rosary during the day.
DOMINICAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: SUNDAY 10th Oct
The National Dominican Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sun 10th October. The preacher
and principal celebrant will be Fr. John Harris, OP our recently elected Prior Provincial.
As there are still restricted numbers, we will not be running our own pilgrimage coach this
year. People may wish to travel privately.
ST. MARTIN ‘NOVENA’
Our St. Martin ‘Novena’ begins on 3rd November until Tuesday 9th November, each day at
7.30pm and at 3.00pm on the Sunday. The preacher: Fr. Benedict Moran, OP
This Church has been in frequent use since the re-opening in the summer (with restrictions):
Baptisms and weddings are being celebrated– many of them re-arranged for second or
third time. Congregations at Sunday Mass have almost reached the capacity we were
allowed. Now that our capacity is expanded to 50% of capacity, there is ample space to
welcome all who wish to come. We look forward to the return of all who were regular
before the original ‘lockdown’.