23 June 2017, Friday
Parish News

GARDA E-VETTING PROCESS

Under the new Garda Vetting Bill 2012/2016 all clergy, staff and volunteers who work with or have regular access to children/vulnerable adults must be Garda vetted. The legislation also states that any person involved in the "advancement of religious beliefs" must be vetted.

All those who participate in any parish ministry in the Church, Parish Centre, or around the parish, are invited to come to the Parish Office on THURSDAY 29th JUNE between 7—8 p.m.

If this date is unsuitable for you, a further opportunity will be given at a later date. Please bring with you your VETTING INVITATION FORM with Section One completed. Also bring along a recent UTILITY BILL with proof of address and any two of the following: PASSPORT, DRIVING LICENCE, PUBLIC SERVICES CARD (photographic ID required). Garda Vetting is a confidential process and the information can only be shared with the person who signs off on the  VETTING INVITATION FORM, in our case, the Parish Priest. INVITATION FORM to all involved in Parish Ministry. Please make sure to collect a copy and complete Section 1 only. We will then organise the next step in the process. Please check next week’s newsletter.  Thank you your co-operation.

NEW PILGRIM PATH WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

Evil, forgiveness and prayer: Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor, speaks of the power of prayer and forgiveness in the wake of profound suffering. Listen to this extraordinary interview on www.newpilgrimpath.

LOCAL CONFERENCE OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

Monthly collection will take place after all Masses next weekend Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th June 2017. Many thanks for your kind generosity and support.

BLACKROCK HOSPICE OPENGARDEN

Come and join us for our very special annual Little Flower of Life event on Sunday 2nd July, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  All Welcome. Performances on the day include the acclaimed Tenor, Simon Morgan with Barbara Galvin Sheridan, Serendipity Barbershop Chorus. If you would like to sponsor a flower for €5, in memory of a loved one, please call 1850 660 606 or online www.olh.ie/flower

We will include the names of those you would like remembered on a special Little Flower of Life card and place it in our beautiful garden on the day. Thank you for supporting your Local Hospice.

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, at 01-808 7555 / 837 6820.

MEETING OF HOUSE TO HOUSE COLLECTORS

The next meeting of the House to House Collectors will take place on Monday 26th June 2017. Many thanks to all Collectors and Subscribers.

WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA

A Eucharistic Vigil will be held in the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Churchview Road, Killiney on Friday 30th June 2017 starting with Holy Hour at 7.30 p.m. Celebrant Fr. Piaras MacLochlainn C.C. Dublin Bus from Bray 45a to Churchview Road and City Centre 7a or 7 to Churchview Road. NO VIGIL WILL BE HELD IN AUGUST 2017.

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY

The next Monthly Meeting is on Friday 30th June 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

DUN LAOGHAIRE ACTIVE RETIREMENT

Monthly Meeting will be held on Friday 30th June at 2 pm in the Boylan Centre, Sussex Street.

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 dates are: 2nd to 4th June; 30th June to 2nd July; 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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