17 August 2018, Friday
Parish News

 

LOCAL MASS TIMES FOR SUNDAY 26th AUGUST

SATURDAY

6.00 p.m.

Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey, Monkstown, Kill-o-the-Grange, Loughlinstown
6.30 p.m. Glasthule, Sallynoggin, Cabinteely
SUNDAY
8.00 a.m. Loughlinstown
8.30 a.m. Sallynoggin
8.45 a.m. Dalkey
9.00 a.m. Monkstown, Kill-o-the-Grange
9.15 a.m. Dun Laoghaire
10.00 a.m.

Sallynoggin, Dalkey, Cabinteely,

St. Michael's Hospital Chapel,

Ballybrack/Killiney (Sts. Alphonsus and Columba)

10.15 a.m. Glasthule
10.30 a.m. Kill-o-the-Grange
11.15 a.m. Dalkey
11.30 a.m. Glasthule, Sallynoggin
12 noon Kill-o-the-Grange
12.30 p.m. Glasthule
3.00 P.M. Dalkey - Live Screening of the Pope's Mass with Holy Communion in the Church

      PLEASE NOTE NO EVENING MASSES

 

PARISH MAINTENANCE FUND

Takes place after all Masses this weekend. Many thanks to all Collectors and Subscribers. Your generous support is deeply appreciated.This collection is for our own Church.

 

This Sunday’s ORGAN RECITAL will be given by Simon Harden at 8.00 p.m.

 

NEW PILGRIM PATH WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

Make a retreat designed for people too busy to make a traditional retreat! The excellent Creighton Online Ministries offer a 34-week audio retreat. This sounds like a long time – but, as the experience of thousands has shown, any person can do this retreat in the background of a very full life. Weekly themes, reflections and questions are designed to help retreatants experience a relationship with God coming alive in the midst of everyday life. For this, and other online spiritual resources, visit www.newpilgrimpath.ie

 

Relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux at WMOF2018

The Relics will be at the Opening Ceremony in the RDS, Dublin on Tuesday 21st August and they will be in the sanctuary for the Papal Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August. The Relics will visit a number of parishes across Ireland between August 4th and September 9th – full itinerary on the Church Notice-boards.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIESPILGRIM WALK

The route includes seven Churches in the city: 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Whitefriar’s, Aungier Street. The theme for this station is love at the heart of the family.

St. Teresa’s Carmelite Church, Clarendon Street. The theme for this station is the gift of parents to the family.

St. Audoen’s Church, High Street. The theme for this station is the gift of grandparents to the family.

St. Michan’s, Church Street. The theme for this station is fostering the gift of forgiveness among families. This is an Anglican Church, and its inclusion is part of the ecumenical dimension of the Pilgrim Walk.

St. Michan’s, Halston Street. The theme for this station is the gift of children to the family.

St. Saviour's, Dominick Street. The theme of this station is God walks with families when times are tough.

St. Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street. The theme for this station is the role of teachers in enriching the children of our families.

We also invite pilgrims to visit the Cathedral Church of the Archdiocese of Dublin: St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street.The theme for this station is the gift of brothers and sisters within the family.  Please note that The Pro-Cathedral will close after 12:45pm Mass on Thursday 23rd August until Sunday 26th August in the morning. Church Opening Times: 9:30am to 7pm.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TOKNOCK SHRINE SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER 2018

Coach departs St. Michael’s Church at 8 a.m. Breakfast and Dinner in the Longford Arms Hotel. €50 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. 

 
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA (DUBLIN DIOCESE)

Come to the Church of St. Laurence O'Toole, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow to honour Our Lady. Ceremonies are held on 13th of each Month May to October commencing at 12 noon - 4.30 p.m. Bus Enquiries (01) 281 8119 - All other Enquiries (01) 280 6677.

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.

 

DIOCESAN LOURDES INVALID FUND 

Enrolments in the Dublin Diocesan Lourdes Invalid Fund are taking place at this time 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.

   

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY

NO MONTHLY MEETING BEING HELD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

PRAYING THE ROSARY

Rosary for Peace at 3 p.m. every Saturday in St. Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire.

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.

NEWSLETTER

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.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018

9th World Meeting of Families from 21st -26th August 2018, guided by the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”. Held every three years, this major international event brings together families from across the world to celebrate, pray and reflect upon the central importance of marriage and the family as the cornerstone of our lives, of society and of the Church. Whilst WMOF2018 will include exhibitions, cultural events and musical performances, events around the city, gestures of solidarity, it has at its heart the following key moments: • A National Opening of World Meeting of Families will take place simultaneously in the twenty-six dioceses on Tuesday 21st August; • 22nd to 24th August, a three-day Pastoral Congress will take place in the RDS, Dublin and will include entail a joyful, reflective programme of workshops, talks and discussions centred on the theme. The Congress will also offer an engaging programme for young people to include faith and fun activities for children; A Festival of Families will be held on Saturday 25th August 2018 in Croke Park, Dublin. This will involve a cultural concert within a prayerful and joyful atmosphere, during which personal stories of faith will be shared by families, each representing the five continents. Pope Francis will be present for this event; and, • The Closing Mass for WMOF2018 which will take place at the Papal Cross in the heart of the Phoenix Park in Dublin on Sunday 26th August. The Mass will begin at 3.00pm. This is a solemn Eucharistic Celebration which will involve thousands of pilgrims from Ireland and around the world in the PhoenixPark, Dublin. Pope Francis will be principal celebrant of this Mass. Tickets for PhoenixPark will be issued by email as a ‘print at home’ ticket by 31st July. • Pope Francis will also visit Knock Shrine on the morning of Sunday 26th August to pray for families and the WMOF2018.

Now is the time to start planning:

Now is the time to come together as the family of families to help one another prepare for and enjoy this incredible, historic event, which Pope Francis will celebrate with us. Regularly check the public service information being provided by the statutory agencies involved on . www.gov.ie/popeinireland

The following are some key statistics from the bookings: • 116 countries are represented in bookings for the Mass in PhoenixPark. • Registered overseas visitors for the Mass are in excess of 15,000 people. • Approximately 46% of those planning to attend the Final Mass gave an address in Dublin. • The balance of the remaining bookings are spread evenly across the country. • Over half of those registered to attend the World Meeting of Families in the RDS are parents with children under 18 years of age.

A JOY FOR ALL THE EARTH

Official Hymn for World Meeting of Families 2018 Composed by Ephrem Feeley

Love bears all things, endures all things Love longs for all things good, love never ends

 

1. Love is patient, and love is kind. Love is not resentful; it is not rude. Love is not arrogant, nor boastful, nor jealous, but love rejoices, rejoices in the truth.

 

Refrain The joy of love, a joy for all God’s family, The joy of love transcending time and space. Our Love for each other mirrors God the Father’s love.  The joy of love: a joy for all the earth.

 

2. Here in God's family all find their home. All can find salvation troubled souls find peace. Here is found tenderness, compassion and justice Here God reaches down to us and touches us with grace. R.

 

3. Love is our origin, our constant calling. Love is our fulfilment, in God’s dwelling place. Love is the mystery of Father, Son and Spirit, Love is communion of blessed Trinity. R.

 

4. This is what God asks of us, to act with justice,  to love with tenderness, to walk humbly with God, to give our lives in service to others.   The joy of the Gospel is the joyful love of Christ! R.

 

Love bears all things, endures all things Love longs for all things good, love never ends.

© World Meeting of Families 2018 Ltd. All rights reserved.

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.

 

ST. MICHAEL’S PARISH 

BAPTISMS  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 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.
  

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