18 December 2017, Monday
Parish News

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

We will shortly be reviewing the new Mass times as promised. We thank you for your co-operation. The Sunday Mass schedule will continue as listed.

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 

ARRANGEMENTS FOR CHRISTMAS 2017 TO THE

FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY 2018

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE

Saturday 23rd December Confessions from 10.30 a.m. - 11.30 p.m.

MASS TIMES

Sunday 24th December – Christmas Eve Masses at 9.15 a.m., 11.30 am and 1 pm

Vigil Mass at 6 p.m. Carols at 8.30 p.m. and Night Mass at 9 p.m.

Monday 25th December – Christmas Day - Masses at: 9.15 am, 11.30 am, and 1 pm.

Church Closes After 1 pm Mass.

Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th December - Mass at 10 a.m.

Church will close after Mass each morning.

Sunday 31st December – Masses at 9.15 am, 11.30 am and 1 p.m.

Monday 1st January 2018 – Mass at 10 a.m. The Church will close after 10 am Mass

Tuesday 2nd Thursday 4th January - Mass at 10 a.m.

Friday 5th January – Mass at 10 a.m. and

Vigil of Epiphany at 6 p.m.

SATURDAY 6th JANUARY FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY

HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATION - Masses at 10 a.m. and Vigil at 6 pm

Sunday 7th January 2018 - Masses at 9.15 a.m., 11.30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

PARISH DEVELOPMENT FUND OUTDOOR COLLECTION

Takes place after all Masses this weekend Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December 2017. Many thanks to all Collectors and Subscribers. Your generous support throughout the year is deeply appreciated. This Collection is for our own Church.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH, DUN LAOGHAIRE

Saturday 16th December at 11.30 a.m.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, DALKEY

Monday 18th December at 7.30 p.m.

OUR LADY OF VICTORIESCHURCH, SALLYNOGGIN

Tuesday 19th December at 7.30 p.m.

ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH, GLASTHULE

Wednesday 20th December at 7.30 p.m.

CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENTS AND CHRISTMAS DUES ENVELOPES

Parishioners are respectfully reminded that the Annual Collection of Christmas Dues is now taking place and these may be left in the safe provided in the Church or handed in at the Parish Office/Sacristy. Thank you for your kind generosity.

Christmas Arrangement Cards and Dues envelopes are available at the Church doors. Thank you.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Please note: There will be no Eucharistic Adoration in St. Michael’s Church from Friday 22nd December 2017 to Friday 5th January 2018. Eucharistic Adoration will resume on Tuesday 9th January 2018.

CÓR NAOMH MHICHÍL

On Christmas Eve at 9 pm in the chapel of Belfield UCD Cór Naomh Mhichíl will sing at Midnight Mass. Aifreann na Gine.Oíche Nollag ag a 9 canfaidh Cór Naomh Mhichíl ag an aifreann I séipéal UCD Belfield.

THE CONCORDIA SINGERS

Carols for Concern on Friday 22nd December 2017 in Royal Marine Lounge at 9 pm with Concordia Singers. All welcome! Fáilte roimh cách!

OÍCHE NOLLAG 2017 AIFREANN NA GINE

Dé Domhnaigh, 24 Nollaig Masses in Irish, Christmas EveSunday 24th December 2017 A R D A I D H I N 7.30 p.m. AIREAGAL AN AISÉIRÍ Bóthar na Cille Móire, Baile Átha Cliath 5. Artane Oratory of the Resurrection, Kilmore Road, Dublin 5. B E L F I E L D 9.00 p.m.AN SÉIPÉAL OLLSCOILE An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath 4. BelfieldUniversity Chapel, UNIVERSITYCOLLEGE, Dublin 4. Ard Deoise Átha Cliath Pobal an Aifrinn.

AN IRISH CHRISTMAS

Moya Brennan in Concert on Wednesday 21st December at 7.30 p.m. in Monkstown ParishChurch. Presented by Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh with special guests Comhltas traditional music groups of Craobh Phiarais Uí Ghréagáin. Tickets €15/€10 from Hewetts and Monkstown Post Office and online at www.moyabrennan.com. Enquiries 086 813 9981.

PASSPORT FOR LEISURE

Passport for Leisure is Ireland's longest running discount card scheme specifically tailored to the leisure and recreational needs of persons aged 55 and over. For only €10 per year, members can avail of special offers ranging from generously discounted access to many of Dublin City Council’s Sport, Leisure and Recreational facilities to a large range of discounts from businesses and retailers throughout the city. For further information and an application form call 01 618 5000 or visit www.passportforleisure.ie.

 

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK 

Among the richest treasures of Advent are the seven "O Antiphons." This series of seven ancient verses epitomises the spirit of Advent, with its deep longing for the coming of Jesus. Beautifully poetic and theologically deep, the Great O Antiphons build a mood of eager expectation as Christmas Day approaches. To hear the antiphons and access a commentary on each, visit www.newpilgrimpath.ie

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

Concert with Paul Byrom live in Monkstown Church, Monkstown on Monday 18th December at 8 p.m. Special guest Mia Fitzgerald. Tickets €27 available online www.mermaidartscentre or 01 272 4030. In aid of Lauralynn Children's Hospice.

SCRIPTURE STUDY

The next meeting will be held in January 2018. Contact: 087 612 3675 for more information. 

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH

The 31st Annual Gala Lunch, Cabaret and Song Contest for people living on their own will be held in the Club Room, Blackrock College Rugby Club, Stradbrook from 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. A donation of spot prizes will be greatly appreciated. Free transport available, leaving St. Michael’s Church at 11.30 a.m., Barrett Street at 11.40 a.m. approx. Tel: 280 4776.

AWARE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The national organisation providing support, education and information services for those impacted by depression and bipolar disorder, is urgently seeking 100 new volunteers. Aware relies on the passion and dedication of its volunteers to ensure that the organisation can continue to provide free support services nationwide, essential services that have a profound impact on individuals and families throughout Ireland.  

Aware is currently recruiting volunteers across its four support services – Support Line, Support Mail, Support & Self Care Groups and Life Skills Online. No prior qualifications or experience is required, as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation. For more information, please visit aware.ie/volunteer or call 01 6617211. 

DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING DAY SUNDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2017

Safeguarding is all the things we do to ensure that children and vulnerable adults are protected from harm.

The Archdiocese of Dublin values and encourages the participation of children and young people in Parish Liturgies and in Diocesan activities. Each Parish has safeguarding representatives who ensure that diocesan safeguarding policies and practices are followed in this parish. Safeguarding is about creating an environment which facilitates such involvement so that all can grow strong in their faith as they experience the love of Jesus in his Church. Everyone who ministers in the Parish is a representative of the Church and must observe safeguarding practices and guidelines. This is now a legal requirement. We are at present continuing the Garda Vetting process, ensuring that all our volunteers are compliant with this law.

Pope Francis said: “Families need to know that the Church is making every effort to protect their children. They should also know that they have every right to turn to the Church with full confidence for it is a safe and secure home”.

We need to constantly remind ourselves of the importance of following safeguarding procedures and good practice guidelines. It is not an optional extra. Anyone concerned about the safety or welfare of children or vulnerable adults should contact the Diocesan Safeguarding and Protection Service, the H.S.E. or in an emergency, the Gardai. These details are displayed on the Notice boards in St. Michael’s Church.

 

OFFICIAL FAMILY PRAYER FOR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018

God, our Father, we are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son, one family, in the Spirit of your love. Bless us with the joy of love. Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need. Help us to live your forgiveness and peace. Protect all families with your loving care,   especially those for whom we now pray:

(We pause and remember family members and others by name.)

Increase our faith, strengthen our hope, keep us safe in your love, make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share. This we ask, through Christ our Lord, Amen.  Mary, Mother and guide, pray for us. Saint Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.  

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us. Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, pray for us.

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 will be for the family and for the protection of the unborn child. Booklets on the table beside the Adoration signing register. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be held Tuesday to Friday from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m. Adorers unable to attend at this time may continue Adoration before the Tabernacle at their usual hour.

Please Note:

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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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