18 May 2022, Wednesday
Parish News

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 were worthy 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.

PARISH MAINTENANCE FUND

Takes place after all Masses this weekend Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May 2022. Many thanks to all Collectors and Subscribers. Your generous support is deeply appreciated. This Collection is for our own Church.

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.

KOINS FOR KIDS

This is a small voluntary charity putting all our efforts into the funding of life-saving equipment for “The New Children’s Hospital” when it is complete. We collect out of date and damaged currency of any donation. If you have any coins or foreign currency which can be repatriated please leave into the Parish Office.

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE COURSE

Pope Francis is urging all Catholics to understand that they are called to be missionary disciples. This calls for a different vision of what it means to be Church. In this course – ideal for members of parish pastoral councils as they look ahead – we wish to explore together this new vision through reflecting on the signs of the times, the teaching of Pope Francis and a biblical understanding of faith. Our presenters have a wide range of experience in pastoral ministry as well as being theologians, missionaries and teachers. The course is jointly organised by Spiritan Mission Ireland and the Office of Mission and Ministry in the Archdiocese of Dublin. Early registration is advisable as places are limited. For more details, and how to register, see posters on Church Notice-boards.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022

Congratulations to the children of the Dominican Convent Primary School, Convent Road, St. Joseph’s Primary School, Tivoli Road and St. Nicholas Montessori School, Adelaide Street who are making their First Holy Communion during the month of May here in St. Michael’s Church.

Please pray for all the Children, Parents, Teachers and Principals of the above Schools at this important time as they prepare for the Reception of the Holy Eucharist for the first time.

CONFIRMATION 2022

Congratulations to the children of St. Joseph's Primary School and Dominican Convent Primary School who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation this week in St. Michael's Church. Please pray for all the Children, Parents, Teachers and Principals of the above Schools.

SHANGANAGH - BLESSING OF GRAVES

Mass and Blessing of Graves will take place on Sunday 29th May at 3 pm in Shanganagh Cemetery.

SENIORLINE NEEDS NEW VOLUNTEERS

We are Ireland’s national line for older people and we need new volunteers, women and men aged 55+. Full training provided. All details from Anne at 087-7450721. We would love to hear from you.

EBLANA CLUB DUN LAOGHAIRE

Well known Cork bard, JIMMY CROWLEY, will perform live in the Dun Laoghaire Eblana Club,  3 Eblana Avenue on Sunday 15th May at 7.00 p.m. Entry €5 for charity. 

GODLY PLAY STORIES

Knowing Jesus in a New Way on will be held this month on Tuesdays 17th and 24th, with a Pentecost story on Tuesday, May 31st, from 11 am to midday for adults; 3 pm to 4 pm for children. Venue: St Thomas the Apostle parish pastoral centre, Jobstown, Tallaght. Facilitators: Rosemary Lavelle and Saule Cameron.

NEW PILGRIM PATH WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

Centering Prayer with Thomas Keating “Silence is God’s first language. Everything else is a poor translation.” These are the words of the American Trappist monk, Thomas Keating, who died in 2017 at the age of 95. He developed a method of silent prayer, which he called “centering prayer”. The website of the global Contemplative Outreach movement which he founded provides many resources for the method and practice of this kind of prayer, which Fr. Keating saw as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ. Access this valuable website and watch a marvellous interview with Fr. Keating  at: www.newpilgrimpath.ie.

ANAM CARA WICKLOW

Monthly Parent Evening on Monday 16th May at 7:15pm in the Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow. Please contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 085 2888 888 for any queries.

VIRTUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATIO

If you are unable to go to church for your hour's adoration, why not click on https://virtualadoration.home.blog/ from your home, where Jesus is waiting for you. “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest” Mt 11: 28

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/

FOUNDATIONAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

The Foundational Leadership Programme offers participants a unique opportunity to explore and develop Gospel centred transformational leadership Skills. These skills can be readily applied to the participants own context. The Foundational Leadership Programme is based mainly in St. Paul’s Church, Arran Quay. It is uniquely placed to nurture and mission a new generation of faith leaders. Commitment will be one Saturday per month starting in April 2022. Initially it will mix input with blended and in-person learning. For more information and to register, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

TEEN HOPE CONNECTED 

Teen Hope Connected is a weekly Youth Group. It takes place every Wednesday 6-7pm via Zoom. Join us for fun, exploring faith and life with other Teens through small group discussions, top class games and prayer. If you are interested in joining, please email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

YCD CONNECTED – BRINGING YOUNG PEOPLE TOGETHER

The Young Church Dublin invite you to join our connected group for Young Adults (20’s 30’s) We meet online every Wednesday, from 8.00-9.00pm for some time of fellow, reflection on Scripture and prayer together. It provides an opportunity to connect in with other young adults in a community of faith. For more information please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GENERATION TECH

Generation Tech is a free service and is run by volunteers. Volunteer run FREE HELPLINE to help older people in Ireland with tech issues. Our volunteers are tech experts and work in shifts from 8am-8pm Monday to Friday. Support is provided over the phone. If you need help with smartphones, tablets, social media, apps, PCs, printers, etc. CALL US on: 01-9633 288. 

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

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown  Helpline 01 271 3199. Opens 9 am every day. Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

South Dublin County Council - Helpline 01-4149043 with the lines initially open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week. Out of hours email contact through  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

COVID-19 TECH SUPPORT FOR OLDER PEOPLE

Covid19 Tech is a  group of I.T professionals who have come together from  across Ireland to volunteer and offer free tech support to Irish seniors in our communities so they can stay connected with their loved ones and required services during the Covid19 crisis. More information visit: https://covid19tech.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.  

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. 

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 see 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.