18 May 2024, Saturday
Parish News

PARISH CONTACTS

Priests of the Parish: Very Rev. Paul Tyrrell, P.P.,

Rev. Martin Daly, C.C. and Rev. Ciaran Enright, C.C., at 01 2804969

Parish Office open Monday to Friday 10 am to 12.30 pm Tel: 01 280 4969; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Child Safeguarding: Noreen Tierney & Margaret Brennan (contact through the Parish Office)

PLEASE NOTE

THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS FROM MONDAY 20th to FRIDAY 24th MAY

RE-OPENS MONDAY 27th MAY

THE WEEKLY PARISH NEWSLETTER WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR THE WEEKEND OF 25th/26th MAY. IT WILL RESUME AGAIN FROM 1st/2nd JUNE.

PARISH MAINTENANCE FUND

Takes place after all Masses the weekend Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2024. Many thanks to all Collectors and Subscribers. Your generous support is deeply appreciated. This Collection is for our own Church.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2024

The children of Dominican Convent Primary School, Convent Road, and St. Nicholas Montessori School, Adelaide Street will make their First Holy Communion on Sunday 19th May in St. Michael’s Church at 12 noon Mass. Please pray for all the Children, Parents, Teachers and Principals of the above Schools at this important time as they prepare for the Holy Eucharist for the first time.

DUN LAOGHAIRE ACTIVE RETIREMENT

Dun Laoghaire Active Retirement Monthly Meeting will be held on Friday 31st May 2024 at 2 pm in It will be held in the Assembly Hall, Dun LaoghaireRathdown (dlr) County Council, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire. New members welcome.

CONFIRMATION 2024

Congratulations to the children who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation this week in St. Michael's Church.Please pray for all the Children, Parents, Teachers and Principal at this important time.

LOCAL CONFERENCE OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

Monthly collection will take place after all Masses this weekend Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May. Many thanks for your kind generosity and support.

DIOCESAN LOURDES INVALID FUND

Enrolments in the Dublin Diocesan Lourdes Invalid Fund are taking place from May to the end of August in our Parish Church. Donations may be left into the Sacristy or Parish Office.

The fund enables sick people to travel to Lourdes with the Archbishop in September. Your financial support and your prayer are deeply appreciated.

DUN LAOGHAIRE CHORAL SOCIETY

Performing Felix Mendelssohn's magnificent oratorio Elijah on Sunday 26th May at 5 pm in St Michael's Church, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Tickets: €25 (general admission) and €20 (student/pension/unwaged) on the door or from Eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/elijahDLCS 

In his thrilling oratorio Elijah, Mendelssohn tells the story of charismatic Old Testament prophet Elijah as he battles the Israelites' idolatrous worship of heathen deity Baal, god of fertility and storms. One woman stands out - Baal devotee and Elijah's arch-enemy, Queen Jezebel...  Seldom sung in Ireland, this is a rare chance to catch an epic war of worlds as depicted by first-rate soloists and orchestral players and conducted by John Doyle. We hope to welcome you all to this vivid and moving tale.

ANAM CARA WICKLOW

Monthly Parent Evening on Monday 20th May at 7:15 pm in the Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also now offer an online meeting too. Please contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 085 2888 888 for any queries.

BUILDING HOPE NOVENA

You are warmly invited to join with every parish in the diocese in a Novena to the Holy Spirit – our dedicated period of prayer, reflection and planning for the renewal of the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin. The Novena will take place for nine days 12th – 20th May beginning on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, through Pentecost and continuing to the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church.

BUILDING HOPE PRAYER

Pilgrim God, we give you thanks and praise. You constantly journey with us even in our darkness and doubts.

We seek your way of loving kindness to walk together as one family. Open our eyes to recognise you in the faces of one another, in the breaking of bread and in the splendour of creation. May the risen Christ sow seeds of hope and new life deep within us. May our hearts and minds be filled with your Word, bringing forth truth, justice and peace.

May the Holy Spirit working in and through us do much more than we can dare to imagine as we live out our baptismal calling in humble and loving service.

We make this our prayer through Christ Our Lord. Amen. Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us. St. Laurence O’Toole, pray for us. St. Kevin, pray for us. St. Brigid, pray for us.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE SEASON 2024

Pilgrimage Season opens on Sunday 5th May with One Day Retreats which continue for the month of May.  Also through August and September. Booking is essential. Admission €45.

The Three Day Pilgrimage season begins on Friday 31st May.  You may begin the Pilgrimage on any day until Tuesday 13th August.  Booking is advised for the Three Day Pilgrimage. Admission €80.

Quiet Day on Saturday 11th May and Friday 13th September. Booking essential. Admission €35 per person. Lakeshore Pilgrimage on Sunday 26th May and Sunday 1st September. Booking essential. Admission €25 per person. Residential Retreat available in June, July and August. Contact Lough Derg at 071 986 1518; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or www.loughderg.org

REGINA COELI

This is the Regina Coeli Prayer that is said instead of the Angelus from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.

Queen of Heaven rejoice, Alleluia For He whom you did merit to bear, Alleluia Has risen as He said, Alleluia Pray for us to God, Alleluia Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia. For the Lord has truly risen, Alleluia. Let us Pray.

O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, grant that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

ALL IRELAND ROSARY RALLY IN KNOCK

The All Ireland Rosary Rally is back this year on Saturday, June 1st 2024 in Knock. The day begins with a Marian Conference at 9.30 am in St. John's Centre. Speakers include: Fr Michael Donnelly, Sr. Ana Margarita Lanzas SCTJM, and Fr. Joseph Maria Deane CFR. There will be an opportunity to meet over 20 apostolates from around Ireland from 11.30 am in St. John's Centre. A well-renowned speaker from Miami called Mother Adela Galindo will deliver the keynote Rosary talk at 1 pm in the Basilica. Then there will be the Stations of the Cross outside at 2 pm, followed by the Rosary Procession. Bishop Phonsie Cullinan will be the Main Celebrant of the 3 pm Concelebrated Mass which will include Anointing of the Sick. Confessions are available throughout the day, and there will be rosary and scapular-making workshops in the marquee. For more information and to see a list of buses going from around Ireland please visit www.AllIrelandRosaryRally.com

DALKEY PARISH

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10 am Mass on Monday and every Thursday evening from 7 pm to 8 pm.

DUN LAOGHAIRE BOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 Please note: There is a display to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of St. Michael’s, in the Church presented by the Historical Society.

PRAYING THE ROSARY

The Holy Rosary will be prayed daily (Monday to Saturday) after the 10 a.m. Mass in St. Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire. All welcome.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

The Irish Hospice Foundation provides a free Bereavement Support Line. This National Freephone Service is available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday, by calling 1800 807077. Visit www.hospicefoundation.ie for more information.

ST. LAURENCE O’TOOLE ANNIVERSARY

The Archbishop of Rouen has invited the Archbishop of Dublin and the people of the Dublin Diocese to join him in the town of Eu in Normandy in May 2025 for the celebration of the 800th Anniversary of St. Laurence O’Toole’s canonisation with the Diocese of Rouen. Those interested in participating in, or organising a group for this pilgrimage celebration, can contact Fr. Ivan Tonge, Ringsend ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), or Fr. John Flaherty, Portmarnock (SENIORLINE, IRELAND

Are you a good listener? SeniorLine, Ireland’s national telephone service for older people is inviting women and men aged 55+ to train as volunteers for our service. If interested, please contact 087-745 0721.

KOINS FOR KIDS

This is a small voluntary charity putting all their efforts into the funding of life-saving equipment for “The New Children’s Hospital” when building is complete. Koins for kids collects out of date and damaged currency and one & two cent coins. They are open to any donation. None is too big or small. If you have any coins or foreign currency which can be repatriated please leave into the Parish Office.

SHINE CARERS GROUP

We the local carers group wish to make you aware of our presence, to offer you an invitation to join our monthly meeting with a view to participating in the support given and received by all who attend. This is an invitation extended to all as SHINE have carer groups throughout the country. We are a resource/information centre for those who wish to meet – discuss & formulate a possible carers solution to a family/personal mental illness issue (in confidence). We meet on first Monday of the month (on a bank holiday then it’s the 2nd Monday). SHINE Blackrock Branch, Centre for Living. Rose Hill, Carysfort Ave, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Daytime: 01 7098110.

USED POSTAGE STAMPS

Please save your stamps which can be left into the Parish Office and they can be recycled to raise funds for charity. Thank you.

AWARE - SUPPORT & SELF CARE GROUPS

If you, or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, please consider using the Phone in and Zoom Support & Self Care Groups, the Support Line or Support Mail, now and throughout the holiday season. For more information about the groups www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/and all of our services on www.aware.ie/If you would like to volunteer with Aware, please see their website for more information:www.aware.ie/get-involved/volunteering/

ACCORD Dublin website. For Sacramental Marriage Preparation Courses or for Marriage and Relationship Counselling please visit www.accorddublin.ie

IMPORTANT NOTICE - FOR YOUR SAFETY AND SECURITY CCTV CAMERAS ARE NOW INSTALLED IN THE CHURCH AND RECORDING ON A 24 HOUR BASIS.

EUROPEAN DATA PROTECTION LAW

A new European Data Protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is being introduced on 25 May 2018. This new law applies to any organisation, including our parish that manages and processes people’s personal information. The Diocese is now working on ways of ensuring that what Parishes do with your information is compliant with this new law. It is a work in progress and over the next few months we will keep you informed through the parish website and in the newsletter as policies are put in place. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact the parish office.

 

PRAYER FOR FAMILIES

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.

 

ST. MICHAEL’S PARISH 

BAPTISMS  Baptisms in St. Michael’s Parish will take place on the second Saturday of each month at 12 noon. Please contact the Parish Office in person to make arrangements.

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.  

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 Noreen Tierney and 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.