Mount Argus Update – 16 May 2021
We now have the public celebration of Mass again at Mount Argus. Masses are at 10.00 am and 6.15 pm, Monday to Friday. On Saturday, Masses are at 11.00 am and 6.15 pm. Sunday Mass is at 8.00 am, 11.00 am and 4.00 pm. There is no 9.00 am Mass on Saturday for the time being. We continue to livestream Mass every morning and evening as usual. The Bishops have said that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still suspended. At present, the number attending Mass at Mount Argus is restricted to 50 on weekdays, and two zones of 50 each at the Masses on Saturday and Sunday. We encourage you to phone the office to book to attend Mass (01 4992000). This will guarantee that there is a seat for you when you come to Mass. At present the number permitted at a funeral Mass is 50.
The church opens at 9.30 am from Monday to Friday and remains open until after the evening Mass. On Saturday the church opens at 10.30 am until after the evening Mass. On Sunday, the church opens at 7.30 am but closes after the 8.00 am Mass and re-opens at 10.30 am. This is to allow us to clean and prepare the church for each Mass. The church remains open after the 11.00 am Mass on Sunday and closes after the 4.00 pm Mass.
Confessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are from 11.00 to 11.30 am and from 4.00 to 4.30 pm, with the Blessing with the Relic of St Charles at 4.00 pm. Confessions on Saturdays are from 4.00 to 5.30 in the afternoon. There is Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4.00 to 6.00 pm.
When you come to Mount Argus, we ask you to use the hand sanitisers inside the church and to observe the one-way system of movement which is marked on the floor. The Government is recommending that those coming to church wear masks/ face coverings. We regret that the toilets are not available to visitors.
We need more volunteers for cleaning and stewarding. If you are between the ages of 18 and 70, with no underlying health concerns, and are able to help with cleaning and stewarding at Mount Argus, even for one hour per week, please contact us either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phoning the office (01 4992000).
We are happy to be welcoming you back to Mass and Confession, but we remind you of the importance of continuing to take the necessary precautions. The pandemic is not over. The virus has not gone away. We do not want people’s lives to be put at risk in church. So let’s continue to have patience and to pray for one another and support one another.