22 July 2017, Saturday
Parish News

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.

THE 2017 ORGAN RECITALS IN ST. MICHAEL’S

This weekend's Recital is given by Eric Sweeney at 8.00 p.m. on Sunday 23rd July.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

Summer can be a great time to relax, spend time with family and friends, or even get some alone time too! Do you have a plan for your spiritual life over the summer yet? Why not browse some excellent resources to see what might help your prayer life stay strong by visiting www.newpilgrimpath.ie

MEETING OF HOUSE TO HOUSE COLLECTORS

The next Meeting of the House to House Collectors (Weekly Envelope/Planned giving Envelope) will take place on Monday 24th July. Many thanks to all Collectors and Subscribers.

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO CROAGH PATRICK

Reek Sunday– 30th July 2017  the Annual Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick takes place. Mass will be celebrated hourly on the summit at 8 am; 9 am; 10 am; 11 am; 12 pm; 1 pm & 2 pm. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated from 7:30 am to 2 pm. For more information, contact Fr. Charlie McDonnell, Administrator, Parish of Westport & Parish of Kilmeena. Office Phone: 098 28871.

LOCAL CONFERENCE OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

Monthly Collection will take place this weekend Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2017. Your generous support will be greatly appreciated for the support of the poor in our own Parish.

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.

MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIESTS

Please note: There will be No Monthly Meeting held in St. Joseph’s Tivoli Road in August.

DUN LAOGHAIRE ACTIVE RETIREMENT

There will be No Monthly Meeting held in July and August.

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.

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY

The next Monthly Meeting is on Friday 28th July 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

CASA ROSA MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL

Casa Rosa, Dominican Montessori Preschool, Convent Road, Dun Laoghaire is now taking applications for September 2017. We offer the free Preschool year. Tel: 086 894 9907 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit us between 12.15 pm and 2.30 pm.

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

PLEASE NOTE

If anyone is interested in travelling to Lourdes they should contact the Diocesan Pilgrimage Office for information on the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage, 7th – 12th September 2017, at 01-808 7555 / 837 6820.

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.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG

The St. Oliver Plunkett 3 Day Pilgrimage To Lough Derg 2017 date is: 11th to 13th August. Cost €100. Students And Pensioners €90. For Information And Booking Form please phone 086 385 3027 and after 6pm phone 01 494 1171.

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                7.25 a.m. and 10 a.m.

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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