16 June 2024, Sunday
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)

THE 2024 ORGAN RECITALS IN ST. MICHAEL’S

The season has begun for our Organ Recitals here in St. Michael’s. The Sunday Evening Recitals during the months of June, July and August attract a number of people from around Ireland and abroad to Dun Laoghaire Parish.

The series continues Sunday 16th June at 8 pm and will be given by Éric Lebrun. Further details on posters at Church entrance.

POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR JUNE

For those fleeing their country Pope Francis dedicates June to praying “for migrants fleeing wars or hunger, forced into journeys full of danger and violence, to find acceptance and new life opportunities in their host countries.”

JOYFUL OCCASION IN ST. ANDREW’S, WESTLAND ROW

On Sunday 26th May, the Ordination of Fr. Donal Roche as Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin and the welcoming of Bishop Paul Dempsey as he began his ministry as Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin took place in St. Andrew’s, Westland Row. Please remember Bishop Roche and Bishop Dempsey in your prayers.

SUMMER DUES COLLECTION

The Summer Dues collection for the support of Priests, those retired and those infirmed will take place again, beginning the weekend Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June 2024.Summer Dues Envelopes are available on the tables at the doors of the Church. Your generous support is deeply appreciated.

DUN LAOGHAIRE ACTIVE RETIREMENT

Monthly Meeting will be held on Friday 21st June 2024 at 2 pm in the Assembly Hall, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (dlr) County Council, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire. Please Note:This is the last meeting before the summer break.

CAKE SALE IN AID OF THE PALLOTTINE UNION OF APOSTOLATE [UAC]

The annual cake sale will take place after the 10 a.m. and 12 noon Masses on Sunday June 16th in St. Anne’s Resource Centre, beside St. Anne’s Church, Dublin Road, Shankill. Cathy’s cards will also be available for purchase. Donations of cakes can be dropped into St. Anne’s Resource Centre between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on June 15th

JESUIT RETREAT

The Irish Jesuits are launching a new Young Adult Retreat (18-30 years old) that will take place in Gonzaga College between 28th - 30th June, called All Things New. There will be talks and workshops discussing faith and social issues facing young people in Ireland, as well as the opportunity to connect with others who are either practising or rediscovering their faith. Tickets: eventbrite.ie/e/all-things-new-2024-tickets-845799919327

THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS

The Month Of June Is Dedicated To The Most Sacred Heart Of Jesus. The Feast Day Of The Most Sacred Heart Friday 7th June 2024.

NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART. O, my Jesus, you have said, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened unto you. Behold, I knock, I seek and I ask for the grace of …… (name you request). Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory Be … Amen.

ANAM CARA

Monthly Parent Evening on Monday 17th June at 7:15pm in the Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow. 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.

CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS ASSOCIATION.

The CGA is the only Association in the Country dedicated to honouring - thanking and supporting Grandparents for all they do for us particularly in passing on the faith. We hope and pray that you might be able to join us yourself on this special day, so we can also thank you for everything you do for us and for so many. May St. Joachim and St. Anne, parents of Mary, Grandparents of Jesus bless you all the days of your life. Welcome Grandparents And Families Celebrating Grandparents National Pilgrimage And World Day For Grandparents And Elderly at Knock Shrine Sunday 28th July at 3pm.

PARISH MAINTENANCE FUND

Takes place after all Masses this weekend Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June 2024. Many thanks to all Collectors and Subscribers. Your generous support is deeply appreciated. This Collection is for our own Church.

LUMEN - ITALIAN DAY

Italian day at Lumen on Thursday 27th June from 10.30 am - 3 pm. We invite you to join us on an Italian voyage of discovery through the Italian language, culture and cuisine for all lovers of Italy. To book online please see: lumenop.ie/product/an-italian-holiday-at-lumen/

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.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE SEASON 2024

One Day Retreats 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 Friday 13th September. Booking essential. Admission €35 per person. Lakeshore Pilgrimage on 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

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 (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.

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.

 

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.

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.