22 August 2017, Tuesday
Parish News

Thank you for your co-operation as we move into a challenging time of adjustment in our Parish and the reduction of Sunday Masses. Below is a list of Masses in our area. You may like to keep this list (cut out and place on your fridge or notice board at home) for easy reference. As you know nothing is set in stone and we will be reviewing St. Michael’s Parish new Mass times over the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please Note: There are no changes in the Mass times for Holy Days.

Saturday 6 p.m.   Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey, Monkstown, Kill-O-the-Grange

               6.30 p.m.   Glasthule, Sallynoggin

Sunday  8.30 a.m.   Sallynoggin

              8.45 a.m.    Dalkey

              9.00 a.m.    Monkstown (Bi-lingual), Kill-O-the-Grange

              9.15 a.m.    Dun Laoghaire

            10.00 a.m.    Sallynoggin (Irish), Dalkey, St. Michael's Hospital Chapel

            10.15 a.m.    Glasthule

            10.30 a.m.    Monkstown, Kill-O-the-Grange

            11.15 a.m.    Dalkey

            11.30 a.m.    Dun Laoghaire, Sallynoggin, Glasthule

            12.00 noon   Monkstown

            12.30 p.m.    Kill-O-the-Grange, Glasthule, Dalkey

             1.00 p.m.     Dun Laoghaire

             5.30 p.m.     Sallynoggin

             7.30 p.m.     Dalkey (Returning 3rd September)  

22 Sunday Masses + 6 Vigil Masses: 4 x 6.00 p.m., 2 x 6.30 p.m. = 28 Masses, 16 Time slots

NOTICE EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adorers are invited to make their respective hours in front of Jesus present in the Tabernacle. As the Monstrance has been damaged Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the Altar will not take place in our Parish for the foreseeable future.

GARDA E-VETTING UP-DATE

We ask those involved to please check their email over the next two weeks for their Vetting form which should be completed and returned online. To complete this process you will be asked for all previous addresses and dates of where you have lived from your time of birth. While you await your reply this would be a ideal time to compile this information if you have not done so already. For those who have no personal email we have set-up a dedicated email address and we will be in contact with you when your form is received and arrange to

SCRIPTURE STUDY

Scripture Study Class recommences on Monday 11th September 2017 at 7.30 p.m. in the Mercy Convent, Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire. Contact: 01 280 7798 or 087 6123 675.

NEW PILGRIM PATH WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

“Layer upon layer keeps uncovering, isn’t it amazing what meditation enables? It’s limitless, all these beginnings...I have been given the kingdom of heaven, yes, but to be led to understand that this is the kingdom of eternal forgiveness is astonishing!” These words are from one of the last letters of the late David Wood, Anglican priest and ambassador for Christian meditation. Listen to his engaging and deeply human talks on www.newpilgrimpath.ie

THE DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is taking place from – September 7th to 12th 2017. It will be led by His Grace Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Many Invalids – poor and sick will accompany the Pilgrimage. Thanks to everyone in this Church who have contributed so generously to this Invalid fund so far.

GRANDPARENTS NATIONAL ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE

The Annual Pilgrimage takes place on September 10th in Knock Shrine at 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to honour & thank grandparents for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin, the Ballina School Choir and Dana sings 'Our Lady of Knock'.  All welcome.

VIATORES CHRISTI RECRUITMENT SESSION

Always wanted to volunteer overseas? Want to do a course on global social injustice? Learn more at the Viatores Christi (VC) - Information & Recruitment Session in DUBLIN on Saturday 26th August 2017 at 11.00 at VC HQ, 8 New Cabra Rd., Phibsboro, Dublin. Tel. 01 868 9986 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . ALL WELCOME!

ADULT EDUCATION SERVICE DUN LAOGHAIRE

Support for adults with Reading, Writing, Spelling, Maths  and Computers. Courses free to eligible participants.

Contact: 01 204 3681 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER 2017

Coach departs St. Michael’s Church at 8 a.m. Breakfast and Dinner in the Longford Arms Hotel, €45 all included. Deposit of €20 required (non-refundable). Contact the Parish Office - Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on 01 280 4969.

FATIMA PILGRIMAGE EXTRA DATES

Joe Walsh Tours are now happy to announce that they are offering an additional 9 dates in September, October and November for you to join them in Fatima. Departure from Dublin Airport. There is limited availability on these pilgrimages, they advise you to reserve your place now to avoid disappointment.

Pilgrimages are available to book online. If you wish to book your pilgrimage over the phone with one of their dedicated Fatima specialists, please contact Therese on 01 241 0823 or Cristina on 01 241 0825. What's included:

    • Direct flight from Ireland and return Transfer on arrival from the airport to your hotel with guide assistance
    • Hotel accommodation for the selected number of night 
    • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Full religious programme led by Spiritual Directo 
    • Guided tours and social evenings 
    • Full assistance of Joe Walsh Tours guides & representatives throughout the pilgrimage and at airport

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND ROSARY INTENTION

In preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018 the Rosary Intention and Eucharistic Adoration after the 10 am Mass each morning from August 1st 2017 will be for the family and for the protection of the unborn child. Booklets available on the table beside the Adoration signing register

Please Note:

Items for the Newsletter must be received by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call into Parish Office not later than 12.30 p.m. on the preceding Monday.

DUN LAOGHAIRE ACTIVE RETIREMENT

No Monthly Meeting held in August.

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY

Join the Dun Laoghaire Branch of S.J.Y.P.S. The next Monthly Meeting is on Friday 25th August after 10 am Mass in the Boylan Centre, Dun Laoghaire. All members are invited to attend this meeting. New members contact 087 7691022 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

VOLUNTEER ROLE IN CROSSCARE DUN LAOGHAIRE YOUTH SERVICE

Any Guitar heroes looking to come to our rescue in Crosscare Dun Laoghaire youth service? (Guitars included!) We are looking for someone or some "two" to give lessons to a group of young people or 1 to1 for 8 sessions (Tuesday or Thursday 3 - 5 pm) in September. It's a short term opportunity to share your passion for music whilst getting an opportunity to work with young people! For more information please contact Orla on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 01 836 0011 Ext. 151 for more details.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018

Volunteer Application Process is now open! You can apply to volunteer here www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer. Everyone who has expressed an interest in volunteering will need to fill in their volunteer application form. We have also uploaded information on our volunteer programme to our website. Applicants to volunteer must be residents of the island of Ireland at the time of application and be over 18 years of age, as of 1st January 2018 (or as part of a group), among other terms and conditions. Volunteers can also help in the lead up to the event in the main offices of WMOF2018 and in various preparatory events taking place around Ireland.

PATHWAYS- EXPLORING FAITH & MINISTRY

Pathways is a two-year one night a week course for adults of all ages wish to explore their faith.  It runs from late September to May each year. There are no exams and no written work.  The only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate.  You can just come along and enjoy! The cost is €400 for the coming year which may be paid in instalments. This adult faith development programme begins in Clonliffe College on Thursday 28th September from 7.00pm – 9.30 pm.  Booking is now open. Places are limited so early application is advisable, some sponsorship may be available for those of limited means. For more information please visit your webpage: www.evangelisation.ie or contact: Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD, Director, Pathways Programme, Clonliffe College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin, DO3 P2E7.  Phone : 01 8379253 Ext 294 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

DUN LAOGHAIRE BOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Are holding an exhibition in the Lexicon Dun Laoghaire to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the building of the Harbour. The exhibition is on the 4th floor with interesting artefact in display cases on the 5th floor (lift available to both floors). The exhibition runs till the end of August. "A Safe Anchorage, Dun Laoghaire/Kingstown Harbour 1817-2017" giving a complete history of the Harbour is available in local bookshops.

DIOCESAN LOURDES INVALID FUND

Enrolments in the Dublin Diocesan Lourdes Invalid Fund will take place from the beginning of May in our Parish Church Monday to Friday inclusive after the 10 a.m. Mass. The purpose is to help send poor sick people to Lourdes with the Archbishop in September. Your financial support and your prayer will be deeply appreciated.

LITURGICAL PUBLICATIONS OF IRELAND

Christine Daly (LPI) has been visiting these past weeks securing advertisers for our new format Newsletter beginning soon. We thank all of the new sponsors who have committed to the Newsletter for this year.

If you would be interested in sponsoring an ad for your business or on behalf of your favorite charity or organization there is still time. Please contact Christine Daly at 086-813 7924 to discuss placing your ad.

Please use the Newsletter as a resource whenever you are in need of products or services, supporting our advertisers. It is their generosity that will provide the Newsletter at no cost to our Church.

THE PEOPLE'S PARK BOULES CLUB

Boules - have you ever tried the game? The People's Park Boules Club in Dun Laoghaire is open to new players with or without experience - tuition given. The Club plays every Saturday at 11 a.m. near the children's playground, weather permitting. It is a friendly group so please come and give Boules a try.  

 
ST. MICHAEL’S PARISH

BAPTISMS From January 2016 Baptisms in St. Michael’s Parish will take place on the second Saturday of each month at 12 noon.

MONTH’S MIND MASSES

To facilitate the families of those who funerals take place in St. Michael’s Church, the 6 p.m. Mass on the first Saturday of each month will be offered for those who have died in the previous month.

Please contact the Parish Office at 01 280 4969 for further information.  

BETHANY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

If you were recently or long-time bereaved the Bethany Group are there to support you. Please contact the Parish Office on 01 280 4969 for further details.

AIFREANN 10 A.M. (SUNDAY IRISH MASS)

Fáilte roimh gach éinne, (óg, sean agus mean-aosta!) chun canadh agus chun ceol a dhéanamh leis an gcór, in onóir Dé. Siúl isteach! Fáilte romhat gach Domhnach ag 9.45 a.m. 

OUR LADY OF VICTORIES SALLYNOGGIN

Divine Mercy Devotions take place each Wednesday afternoon from 2.30 to 3.30 p.m. in Our Lady of Victories Church, Sallynoggin.

 POPE FRANCIS ENCYCLICAL 

A limited number of copies on sale in the Sacristy at €5. Companion and study guide to the encyclical by Pope Francis published by the Irish Catholic available to order. Tel: 01 687 4095. Cost: €12.99.

WEEKDAY MASS TIMES IN NEIGHBOURING PARISHES

Dun Laoghaire          10 a.m.

Cabinteely                10 a.m.  - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Blackrock                10 a.m. and 1.05 p.m.

Monkstown              10 a.m.

Dalkey                      10 a.m.

Sallynoggin             9 a.m. 

                                 Monday evenings only at 6.30 p.m.

Kill-o-the-Grange 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Glasthule                 10 a.m.

Booterstown            7.30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Newtownpark          9.15 a.m. and 10 a.m.

 

EMMAUS VOCATION JOURNEY
The Emmaus Vocation Journey is designed to allow the participants to form a kind of faith-community, in which each person will be supported by the others in the process of discernment. For that reason, participants are invited to make a commitment to the whole programme. For more details contact: Fr. Eamonn Bourke at 086 834 6071 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

RECOVERY
Recovery, inc. you will learn how to manage Stress, Fears, Anxiety, Phobias, Depression and Panic Attacks. Meetings offer hope and reassurance and Techniques for getting well. Your local group meets at Holy Family Resource Centre, Kill Avenue (behind Baker’s Corner) every Tuesday at 8 pm. Tel: 626 0775 for further information.      

 
ACCORD DUN LAOGHAIRE
Counseling for couples and individuals experiencing difficulties in their relationship. Experienced Counsellors, confidential service, donation based. Tel: 01 2801682 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
     
ST. ANTHONY’S BLESSING
May the Lord Bless you and take you into His keeping; may He show you His countenance and take pity on you; may He turn His eyes towards you and give you His Peace.

        
THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND VUNERABLE ADULTS
The Pastoral Council of St. Michael’s published on 31/3/08 a policy for the protection of Children and Vunerable Adults. This policy is available on the Parish website (www.dunlaoghaireparish.ie).

The Child Protection Officers on the Parish Council are Mrs. Noreen Tierney and Sr. Margaret Brennan. Notices are displayed at the main and side entrances to the Church with further contact numbers.
 
JUST A REMINDER!
You are respectfully reminded not to forget to turn on your Mobile phone after you have left the Church.THANK YOU.
     
RESERVED SPACES
Once again you are asked to please ensure that the Car places marked for WHEELCHAIR users are reserved absolutely for their use only. Thank you.
  

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