Lenten Events 2021


The approaching season of Lent is described as a joyful season. Despite the difficulties and restrictions we face, Lent gives us an opportunity to rediscover who we are and the life-giving message of the Good News. 

Unfortunately this year we are unable to mark Ash Wednesday in the traditional way. It is in solidarity with one another and with all our neighbours that we must continue to strictly adhere to social distancing, hand sanitising and the wearing of face coverings. 

While our church remains closed for public worship, in solidarity with one another and with wider society, our church is open daily offering time for private prayer.

In preparation for Ash Wednesday and Lent you can join us online for daily Mass https://www.mountmerrionparish.ie/webcam/

We will post information here about evening reflections, Lenten talks, reconciliation services and times to come together for prayer and spiritual nourishment. 


Embark on a Celtic Lenten Journey as Vox Hiberniae (harpist Mary O'Donnell, violinist Sarah Lane and vocalists Kerrie O'Connor and Teresa O'Donnell) lead us in song from Galilee to Gethsemane.

Mount Merrion Parish Pastoral Council invites you to join our 2021 series of LENTEN “TALKS ON THURSDAYS” @ 8pm (via ZOOM)

  • Thurs 4th March - Fr Paddy Moran CSSp Missionary and Director of Vocations for the Spiritans “Our Lenten journey through the desert that is Covid: Searching for God in the signs of the times”
  • Thurs 11th March – Rev. Canon Gillian Wharton Rector of Booterstown and Carysfort with Mount Merrion “Lent 2021 - More Self-Care and Love of Others, and Less Sin”
  • Thurs 18th March - Dr Jessie Rogers Lecturer in Sacred Scripture, St Patrick’s College Maynooth “Always the same, always new: becoming ourselves in the presence of an untamed God.”
  • Thurs 25th March – Fr Columba McCann OSB Monk of Glenstal Abbey “What is God doing for Lent? Wisdom about Christian Transformation from St Thérèse of Lisieux and St Benedict of Nursia”

TO REGISTER: Please contact the Mount Merrion Parish Office by email on parishoffice@mountmerrionparish.ie.

          You will be sent a ZOOM weblink to allow you to join the live talk each Thursday.

          The talks are free and all are welcome.



Join us for Pastoral Conversations - 5 Tuesdays starting 16th February @8pm.

  1. February 16th - Let it Go
  2. February 23rd - Would you listen to Him?
  3. March 2nd - Songs of the Sanctuary
  4. March 9th - Into the Light
  5. March 16th   Seeds of Hope

Presented by a team from the Office for Evangelisation and the Liturgy Resource Centre. To book email lisia.cashen@dublindiocese.ie


More information on all of these events published on our website in our This Week's Newsletter section


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