20 January 2018, Saturday
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 

PARISH DEVELOPMENT FUND OUTDOOR COLLECTION

Takes place after all Masses this weekend Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st January 2018. Many thanks to all Collectors and Subscribers. This Collection is for our own Church.

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

The Annual Clothing Appeal and Bag Distribution will be held in our Parish on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January 2018. The bags will be distributed at the Saturday evening Vigil Mass and Sunday morning Masses only. They will be collected the weekend of February 3rd at 6 pm and February 4th at All Sunday Morning Masses.

SCRIPTURE STUDY

Scripture Study Class with Fr. Tom McDonald continues on Monday 29th January 2018 at 7.30 p.m. in St. Michael's Hospital Chapel (entrance through main door of Hospital), Dun Laoghaire. Present course The Acts of the Apostles. Contact: 087 612 3675.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

Changes in technology have made it possible for churches to stream services over the internet, and help parishes and other religious organisations expand their reach across the globe, well beyond what was traditionally possible. This means that people  confined to home, or those living far away from home, can participate online in a service either at their own local church, if that church is one of the growing number of participating churches, or at a wide range of other churches. A “what’s on now” option is a valuable element of the service. To access this resource, visit www.NewPilgrimPath.ie

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY

The next Monthly Meeting is on Friday 2nd February 2018 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

TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERING!

Viatores Christi runs Overseas Volunteer training weekend courses in Dublin - if you are interested in becoming an overseas volunteer or just want to learn more about social justice at home or away, this course is for you. Call us today at Viatores Christi 01 868 9986 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18th – 25th January). The theme this year is “Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power” – words taken from the song of Moses and Miriam in the Book of Exodus, which we sing each year at the Easter Vigil, following the account of God saving his people from the Egyptians, leading them through the waters of the Red Sea.  Jesus himself prayed that all who follow him might be united as one, as he is with the Father.

May our prayer and gatherings during these days be an opportunity both to focus on the communion that the churches have already reached, and to pray together for that fullness of unity which is at the heart of Christ’s desire. Our Prayer after Communion this weekend puts it this way: “…make those you have nourished by this one heavenly Bread one in mind and heart." Amen, may it be so, Lord, for we are here to do your will.

 

DUN LAOGHAIRE ACTIVE RETIREMENT

The A.G.M. and Registration for 2018 is Friday 26th January in the Boylan Centre, Sussex Street, Dun Laoghaireat 2 p.m. New members welcome. Activities include: Bridge, Indoor Bowling, Chair exercises, Arts and Crafts, Creative Writing, Theatre visits, Drama and Trips. Annual Fee €25. Contact: 085 235 7858.

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 Dues envelopes are available at the Church doors. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH

Margaret Brown, Organiser of the Free Christmas Day Lunch in the Blackrock R.F.C. would like to sincerely thank all the people who so kindly donated prizes, and for all the kind help received in the run-up to the event, and on Christmas Day itself. It made for a very memorable and happy occasion for so many people who would otherwise have been alone on the day. Buiochas Dia.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2018

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

Tuesday 27th February at 11 a.m. in St. Michael’s   

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

St. Joseph’s Primary School,St. Nicholas Montessori School and Dominican Convent Primary School on Saturday 19th May 2018 at 12 noon.

COURSES AT LUMEN

Courses commence on 30th January 2018 in the Dominican Centre, Sion Hill Campus, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Information leaflets available in the Church and on www.dominicansisters.com. Contact: 01 288 2075 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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:

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.

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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