21 September 2017, Thursday
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.

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

CROSSCARE

The Annual Collection for CROSSCARE – the Social Care Agency of the Dublin Diocese – will be made at all Masses this weekend Saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th September 2017. It will replace the usual SHARE Collection.

On behalf of the Catholic Community in the Archdiocese of Dublin CROSSCARE provides a range of education, care and support programmes to people and families who are in crisis, vulnerable and socially marginalized.

Please give us your support at all Masses this weekend. Thank you.

REPARATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Due to the recent attack on the Blessed Sacrament during Exposition a period of prayer in Reparation will be held in St. Michael's Church on Saturday 16th September after the 10 a.m. Mass ending with Benediction at 12 noon. All are most welcome.

DUN LAOGHAIRE BOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

LectureThe Martello Towers of the Dublin Coastline on Wednesday 20th September 2017 at 8 p.m. in The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire. Speaker:. Rob Goodbody. Entrance to Lectures €3.   Non-members welcome. Book stall on the night.

DUN LAOGHAIRE ACTIVE RETIREMENT

Dun Laoghaire Active Retirement Association Monthly Meeting will be held on Friday 22nd September 2017 at 2 pm in the Boylan Centre, Sussex Street.

CBC MONKSTOWN PARK OPEN NIGHT

Open Evening on Thursday 21st September 2017 from 7 pm – 9 pm. All prospective students and parents are welcome to attend. Please contact the College on 01 2805854 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for any additional information.

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY

The next Monthly Meeting is on Friday 29th September after 10 am Mass in the Boylan Centre, Dun Laoghaire All members are invited to attend this meeting. New members contact 087 769 1022 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

PRESENTATION BROTHERS' GLASTHULE

Study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, takes place in Presentation Brothers' Hall, Glasthule for 12 weeks, beginning Wednesday 13th September.

SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMME

Lumen – Dominican Centre, Blackrock is running a two year part-time programme on Thursday evenings and six Saturdays to start on 28 September 2017.  It is exciting and inspiring and is open to all, no prior learning needed. Contact Anne Ryan, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 086 884 3652.  

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

Written in the spirit of Bach and Handel, whose music he loved, Felix Mendelssohn’s powerful choral masterpiece, Elijah, brings to life some of the most dramatic moments in the Old Testament. Fire comes from the heavens, storms gather, and the people cry for vengeance. From the prophet’s curse of drought to his ascent to heaven on a fiery chariot, Elijah is an extraordinary and uplifting musical experience. Listen to this, with accompanying lyrics, at www.newpilgrimpath.ie

SCHOOL RE-OPENING 2017

We welcome all our students, teachers, parents and all involved with the education of the young back to school for the new academic year. May God bless and direct everyone involved in the work of education and formation.

To be entrusted with the development and well being of our children is to be entrusted with the future itself.

GARDA E-VETTING UP-DATE

The E-Vetting process is moving ahead and we thank all of you who have completed your online Vetting form. A number of these have been processed and returned to the parish. Please don’t worry if you are still awaiting confirmation of your E-Vetting. They have been busy processing those volunteers involved recently with the World Meeting of Families events.

Many thanks to all for your continued cooperation.

SALLYNOGGIN/GLENAGEARY PARISH

On Saturday 16th September the relics of St. Thérèse and her parents Ss Louis & Zélie Martin will be in Our Lady of VictoriesChurch Sallynoggin/Glenageary from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  All are welcome to come to venerate and to pray in the presence of the relics.

 

PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY PROGRAMME

Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week, Adult Faith Development course on Thursday evenings in ClonliffeCollege, September to May (7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.). Start date: Thursday 28th. September. Applications accepted while places remain.  Contact: Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan at 8379253 Ext. 294; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "'; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text29090 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SCRIPTURE STUDY

Scripture Study Class recommences on Monday 25th September 2017 at 7.30 p.m. in St. Michael's Convent Chapel (entrance through Main door of Hospital, Dun Laoghaire. Contact: 01 280 7798 or 087 6123 675.

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. Limited places available. 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 dates in 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.

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.

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.

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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