News & Events

SUMMER 2020

© 2020 Carmelite Monastery of St Joseph, Kilmacud, Co. Dublin, A94 YY 33, Ireland Registered Charity in Ireland    CHY 6210 Hosted by Blacknight Made with Xara

Seeking the Face of God

When the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we hope to resume Carmelite Vocations Discernment Days for women aged 25-45 If you would like to attend our next Vocations Discernment Day, please contact us.

Regular Liturgies

Holy Mass Mon to Fri 7.30am Sat, Sun, Bank Holidays: 9.00am Evening Prayer 4.35pm daily Eucharistic Adoration 4.30-6.00pm every Sunday 8.00am-12 noon on First Fridays Webcams are available from Kilmacud and Mount Merrion Parishes.
Opening of Chapel Our Public Chapel will be open from 4.30pm to 6.00pm each Sunday for private prayer. Please note that only eight persons can be present in the chapel at one time, due to social distancing rules. Hand sanitiser is available in the porch for use on your entry and exit. Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Please scroll down for Novena Prayer

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

Living with COVID-19 Restrictions!

Living with COVID-19 Restrictions! It has certainly been a very strange few months for everyone, and not least for ourselves here in Kilmacud Carmel! The COVID-19 restrictions have meant a lot of changes for us, as they have for everyone. We have installed “Hand Sanitiser” units in our front porch and chapel, and we are getting used to donning face-masks when we have to go out for doctors appointments! Unfortunately, we were unable to visit our elderly Sisters in care, but that is slowly starting to open up now, and it is lovely to see them face-to-face again. We were glad of the “Skype” visits offered though and really appreciate the good care by nursing- home staff!! Our Altar- bread baking work ground to a halt due to there being no public Masses, but we hope to be back to that work soon. We missed our daily Mass here, but were grateful for the variety of places we could “visit” via webcam. It was wonderful to see inside so many parish churches all over Ireland, and especially during the Easter Season, to see how beautifully they were decorated! During these months we have tried to keep ourselves safe by restricting access to the house, and by regular cleaning of door-handles and the door-bells, and also by cleaning the outside packaging of groceries delivered. Of course we have prayed continuously for all those affected by COVID-19, and we are full of admiration for all the “frontline workers”. We extend a huge THANK YOU to each and evey one of you. God bless you all! Please let us know if you find any glitches or problems with this website, and we will do our best to rectify them as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting, God bless, and happy browsing!!

Sr Mary Gabriel’s Platinum Jubilee!

Monday 1st June marked the 70th anniversary of Sr Mary Gabriel’s religious Profession here at Kilmacud Carmel. She was still a teenager when she made perpetual vows as a Carmelite Nun back on 1st June 1950, and has remained faithful in love and service to God all those years. So on this Jubilee day, the Lord rewarded her with a beautiful sunny day and many surprises!! Of course, we all thoroughly enjoyed the festivities from morning 'til night!! History Corner In the course of our ongoing research into the history of our community, we often uncover interesting things! Our Sr Mary Alphonsus (Mary Potter 1875-1965) was one of ten children born to Henry Potter, an officer in the English Army, and Nora O' Regan. Henry served in the Indies, in Australia and in other colonies, and the family lived in Brugges and England. Mary’s sister Nora became a nun in the Redemptoristine Monastery, Drumcondra, Dublin, and her brother Henry - (known as Harry Potter!) - also joined the Redemptorist Order and became a priest in Limerick. In 1914 he was the first Redemptorist to volunteer as a military chaplain in WWI. He served from 1915 until October 1919 and was awarded the Military Cross. He gave many missions all over Ireland. Unfortunately we have no photos of our Sr Mary Alphonsus, but we share here a photo of Fr Harry Potter! Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Giltenane .

Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Dear Mother of Carmel, we pray you to commend to your divine Son all the cares and anxieties of those who have asked our prayers: help and restore those suffering in body or mind, pity those who are tried by ill-health and disease, give them light in darkness, and in your great compassion for the afflicted and unhappy, lead them close to the strength of Jesus Christ, your Son our Lord. Amen.

Planning for opening up again….

As life and society gradually opens up again here in Ireland after the COVID-19 restrictions, we are taking it slowly in order to protect our vulnerable Community members, our Chaplains and also members of the public who pray with us. Our chapel has been re-arranged (see above) to accomodate the 2-metre social distancing, and only eight chairs are possible now!! We have decided that we will not open for Public Mass yet, but will let you know here when that changes. Pray with us, but remember social distancing!! For the moment, our Chapel will only be open from 4.30pm - 6.00pm on Sundays, limited to eight persons maximum present at one time. Please observe social-distancing guidelines, use the hand sanitiser and maintain suitable distance from others who may be in the chapel. Thank you. Parlour Visits We are not open for Parlour Visits yet, but we will let you know when that changes.

Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel: 16th July

The identity of all Carmelites is shaped by a conscious intimacy with the Blessed Virgin Mary. The first hermits on Mount Carmel built a small chapel which was dedicated to Mary. By the mid-13th century, after their migration to Europe, the Carmelite friars bore the title: "Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel". This title has been preserved in one form or another ever since, and creates a devotion within the Order to Mary as Sister as well as Mother. Historical records show that towards the end of the 13th century, the Carmelites stated that their Order had been founded to honour Mary, and in their struggle for identity in the Middle Ages, the Carmelites looked more and more to Mary. She has always been a gentle presence and a refreshment in the harshness of secular society. All Carmelites make their profession of vows to God and also to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Carmelites reflect on Mary under five different titles: 1. Mary is our Mother, and Carmelites even add another title - "Mother and Beauty of Carmel" 2. Mary is Patron of Carmelites - we love and serve her, and she protects us. 3. Mary is Sister of Carmelites. This idea was found in the first millenium and also in the teaching of Pope Paul VI. It reminds us that she is one like us, and that she cares for us and guides us. 4. Mary is the Most Pure Virgin. This title is common in Carmelite saints and writers and points to her undivided and pure heart. 5. Mary is a Model for Carmelites - we try to imitate her in all our thoughts and actions. Every new generation discovers more insights into the riches of God and His Mother Mary, and the Carmelite Order is no different as we continue our own exploration of our beautiful Marian heritage. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.
News Snippets! •	The Provincial Chapter of the Carmelite OCD friars will take place by video-link from July 27-31. Fr John Grennan OCD will take up office as Provincial on July 28.We thank Fr Michael Mc Goldrick OCD for his years of Service as Provincial, and all his brotherly support.Please keep our Friars in your prayers these weeks. •	On Saturday 6th June we had a surprise visit from the Papal Nuncio when he called to collect some Altar-Breads! It was a joyful and spontaneous meeting! •	Sr Mary Kevin celebrated her 97th birthday on 7th June. •	Sr Mary Emmanuel’s mother died in Vietnam on 1st May after a long struggle with cancer.

What’s New

7 July: After some delays due to “Websister” being so busy with other tasks, we have now updated this News page and also the Reflections page!! Photos on the banner will change periodically. Regular reflections from Fr QQ are posted on our Facebook page.
St. Joseph’s Carmel
© 2020 Carmelite Monastery of St Joseph, Kilmacud, Co. Dublin, A94 YY 33, Ireland Registered Charity in Ireland    CHY 6210 Hosted by Blacknight Made with Xara News & Events

SUMMER 2020

Planning for opening up again….

As life and society gradually opens up again here in Ireland after the COVID-19 restrictions, we are taking it slowly in order to protect our vulnerable Community members, our Chaplains and also members of the public who pray with us. Our chapel has been re-arranged (see above) to accomodate the 2-metre social distancing, and only eight chairs are possible now!! We have decided that we will not open for Public Mass yet, but will let you know here when that changes. Pray with us, but remember social distancing!! For the moment, our Chapel will only be open from 4.30pm - 6.00pm on Sundays, limited to eight persons maximum present at one time. Please observe social-distancing guidelines, use the hand sanitiser and maintain suitable distance from others who may be in the chapel. Thank you. Parlour Visits We are not open for Parlour Visits yet, but we will let you know when that changes.

Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel:

16th July

The identity of all Carmelites is shaped by a conscious intimacy with the Blessed Virgin Mary. The first hermits on Mount Carmel built a small chapel which was dedicated to Mary. By the mid-13th century, after their migration to Europe, the Carmelite friars bore the title: "Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel". This title has been preserved in one form or another ever since, and creates a devotion within the Order to Mary as Sister as well as Mother. Historical records show that towards the end of the 13th century, the Carmelites stated that their Order had been founded to honour Mary, and in their struggle for identity in the Middle Ages, the Carmelites looked more and more to Mary. She has always been a gentle presence and a refreshment in the harshness of secular society. All Carmelites make their profession of vows to God and also to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Carmelites reflect on Mary under five different titles: 1. Mary is our Mother, and Carmelites even add another title - "Mother and Beauty of Carmel" 2. Mary is Patron of Carmelites - we love and serve her, and she protects us. 3. Mary is Sister of Carmelites. This idea was found in the first millenium and also in the teaching of Pope Paul VI. It reminds us that she is one like us, and that she cares for us and guides us. 4. Mary is the Most Pure Virgin. This title is common in Carmelite saints and writers and points to her undivided and pure heart. 5. Mary is a Model for Carmelites - we try to imitate her in all our thoughts and actions. Every new generation discovers more insights into the riches of God and His Mother Mary, and the Carmelite Order is no different as we continue our own exploration of our beautiful Marian heritage. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.

Living with COVID-19

Restrictions!

Living with COVID-19 Restrictions! It has certainly been a very strange few months for everyone, and not least for ourselves here in Kilmacud Carmel! The COVID-19 restrictions have meant a lot of changes for us, as they have for everyone. We have installed “Hand Sanitiser” units in our front porch and chapel, and we are getting used to donning face-masks when we have to go out for doctors appointments! Unfortunately, we were unable to visit our elderly Sisters in care, but that is slowly starting to open up now, and it is lovely to see them face-to-face again. We were glad of the “Skype” visits offered though and really appreciate the good care by nursing-home staff!! Our Altar-bread baking work ground to a halt due to there being no public Masses, but we hope to be back to that work soon. We missed our daily Mass here, but were grateful for the variety of places we could “visit” via webcam. It was wonderful to see inside so many parish churches all over Ireland, and especially during the Easter Season, to see how beautifully they were decorated! During these months we have tried to keep ourselves safe by restricting access to the house, and by regular cleaning of door-handles and the door-bells, and also by cleaning the outside packaging of groceries delivered. Of course we have prayed continuously for all those affected by COVID-19, and we are full of admiration for all the “frontline workers”. We extend a huge THANK YOU to each and evey one of you. God bless you all! Please let us know if you find any glitches or problems with this website, and we will do our best to rectify them as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting, God bless, and happy browsing!!

Sr Mary Gabriel’s Platinum Jubilee!

Monday 1st June marked the 70th anniversary of Sr Mary Gabriel’s religious Profession here at Kilmacud Carmel. She was still a teenager when she made perpetual vows as a Carmelite Nun back on 1st June 1950, and has remained faithful in love and service to God all those years. So on this Jubilee day, the Lord rewarded her with a beautiful sunny day and many surprises!! Of course, we all thoroughly enjoyed the festivities from morning 'til night!! History Corner In the course of our ongoing research into the history of our community, we often uncover interesting things! Our Sr Mary Alphonsus (Mary Potter 1875-1965) was one of ten children born to Henry Potter, an officer in the English Army, and Nora O' Regan. Henry served in the Indies, in Australia and in other colonies, and the family lived in Brugges and England. Mary’s sister Nora became a nun in the Redemptoristine Monastery, Drumcondra, Dublin, and her brother Henry - (known as Harry Potter!) - also joined the Redemptorist Order and became a priest in Limerick. In 1914 he was the first Redemptorist to volunteer as a military chaplain in WWI. He served from 1915 until October 1919 and was awarded the Military Cross. He gave many missions all over Ireland. Unfortunately we have no photos of our Sr Mary Alphonsus, but we share here a photo of Fr Harry Potter! Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Giltenane .

Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Dear Mother of Carmel, we pray you to commend to your divine Son all the cares and anxieties of those who have asked our prayers: help and restore those suffering in body or mind, pity those who are tried by ill-health and disease, give them light in darkness, and in your great compassion for the afflicted and unhappy, lead them close to the strength of Jesus Christ, your Son our Lord. Amen.

What’s New

7 July: After some delays due to “Websister” being so busy with other tasks, we have now updated this News page and also the Reflections page!! Photos on the banner will change periodically. Regular reflections from Fr QQ are posted on our Facebook page.

Seeking the Face of God

When the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we hope to resume Carmelite Vocations Discernment Days for women aged 25-45 If you would like to attend our next Vocations Discernment Day, please contact us.

Regular Liturgies

Holy Mass Mon to Fri 7.30am Sat, Sun, Bank Holidays: 9.00am Evening Prayer 4.35pm daily Eucharistic Adoration 4.30-6.00pm every Sunday 8.00am-12 noon on First Fridays Webcams are available from Kilmacud and Mount Merrion Parishes.
Opening of Chapel Our Public Chapel will be open from 4.30pm to 6.00pm each Sunday for private prayer. Please note that only eight persons can be present in the chapel at one time, due to social distancing rules. Hand sanitiser is available in the porch for use on your entry and exit. Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Please scroll down for Novena Prayer

St. Joseph’s Carmel