Message from Church of the Immaculate Conception

Trócaire Message

While this year’s Trócaire Lenten Campaign was disrupted, Trócaire continues to fund lifesaving programmes around the world. Millions of people who live without access to adequate water supplies, sanitation and healthcare are now faced with the added threat of COVID-19. The contents of each and every Trócaire box, no matter how small, come together to make a significant difference. 

If you have a Trócaire Box or would like to make a donation to Trócaire you can put your donation into an envelope marked Trócaire, and drop it into the box provided in the parish church while the church is open, or you may drop it through the letterbox at the Parish House. If you wish to make a donation through the parish please do so before 4.00 pm on Friday 5th June.

Donations can also be made to Trócaire online at www.trocaire.org, by phone to 1850408408 or by post to Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Church Opening

Our Parish Church will be open daily between the hours of 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm , except on Saturdays, for those who would like to drop in for a few moments of Private Personal Prayer.

Everyone visiting the church, other than members of the same household, must comply with the 2 meter social distancing requirement. Everyone should sanitize their hands when entering and when leaving the church and continue to practice the recommended hand and cough hygiene guidelines at all times.

Please use only the seats which remain open. In addition a one way system must be adhered to. People can enter the church via the main porch lower door and exit via the side porch at the Sanctuary end of the church. Other doors are to remain locked and the toilet will not be available for use.

If you wish to light a candle on the shrines please do so when you are ready to leave the church.

The Diocesan Office has advised that a sacristan or steward should be available to monitor movement and carry out regular cleaning. Stewards must be under 70 years of age, and should not have any underlying health condition which could be aggravated by Covid 19.