18 September 2019, Wednesday
Parish News

 

SATURDAY

6 p.m.

Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey, Monkstown,

Kill-o-the-Grange

6.30 p.m. Glasthule, Sallynoggin
SUNDAY
8.30 am Sallynoggin
8.45 am Dalkey
9.00 am Kill-O-The-Grange
9.15 am Dun Laoghaire
10.00 am Sallynoggin (Irish), Monkstown
10.15 am Glasthule, Dalkey
10.30 am Kill-O-The-Grange
11.30 am Dun Laoghaire, Sallynoggin, Glasthule, Monkstown
12.00 noon Dalkey, Kill-O-The-Grange
12.30 pm Glasthule
1.00 pm Dun Laoghaire
5.30 pm Sallynoggin

18 SUNDAY

MASSES

6 Vigil Masses:

4 x 6.00 p.m. 2 x 6.30 p.m.

24 Masses at 14 Time slots

    

  

THANK YOU

This week’s newsletter is the last printed for us by Grace Communications (Irish Catholic Newspaper). We wish to thank all the advertisers for their support.

From next weekend we will resort to our former Newsletter. Please bare with us until we find a new service provider.

  

SCRIPTURE STUDY

Scripture Study Class with Fr. Tom McDonald resumes on Monday 16th September 2019 at 7.30 p.m. in St. Michael's Hospital Chapel (entrance through main door of Hospital), Dun Laoghaire. Topic: The Psalms. Contact: 087 612 3675. All are welcome.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND ROSARY INTENTION

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each 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. The Rosary Intention and Eucharistic Adoration each morning will be for the family and for the protection of the unborn child. Booklets on the table beside the Adoration signing register.

 

NEW PILGRIM PATH WEBSITE OF THEWEEK

Founded by the American Quaker theologian, Richard Foster, Renovaré(from the Latin "to renew" or "to restore") is an ecumenical Christian non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and churches to become better Christians by engaging in "intentional Christian spiritual formation." Renovaré encourages people to develop a balanced vision of Christian faith and witness which draws on the experience of the whole church - across all denominations, and throughout Christian history - and to develop that into a practical strategy for spiritual growth, drawing on classical religious activities, such as prayer, Bible reading, worship, meditation, fasting, and silence. For this, and other rich online spiritual resources, visit www.NewPilgrimPath.ie

 

A FUNERAL OF AN IRISH EMIGRANT WHO DIED ALONE

A Funeral Mass for an elderly Irish man Joseph Tuohy who died alone in Islington, North London organised by the "Friends of the Forgotten Irish" will be held on Friday 27th September at 10 am in St. Joseph's Church, Glasthule.

Joseph passed away recently after spending all his working life in the U.K. capital. No living relatives can be traced. His ashes will be brought to his final resting place in Co. Tipperary (the county of his birth) and laid to rest in consecrated grounds showing the respect he deserves. It would be wonderful to see as many mourners as possible at this funeral. "Home at last". Details Margaret Brown - 086 344 2533.

 

JOIN THE WHIST REVIVAL

Whist Drives are held in Stradbrook Rugby Club, Blackrock each Monday afternoon from 2 pm till 4 pm. This friendly competitive classic card game is great for keeping your brain and memory agile and making new friends. Beginners welcome and the Whist is open to all ages. There is no need for a partner. For details please contact Anni 086 257 3536 or just come along.

 

LIVING WELL WITH DEMENTIA

Living Well with Dementia is a community based HSE service that run a number of weekly activities in your local areas that are particularly welcoming to people living with dementia, their families and carers. These activities increase physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and are a great way to meet new friends and stay socially engaged in your community.

Why not come along to our Choir, Bridge, Movement to Music, Pleasure of Art or Exercise groups for some fun and relaxation, we would be delighted to see you. For further information contact Mary Spain on 086 041 8450 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

DUN LAOGHAIRE BOROUGHHISTORICAL SOCIETY

Lecture “Old South Dublin Manufacturing Firms”,on Wednesday 18th September at 8 p.m. in The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire. Speaker: Frank Barry. Entrance:€3. Non-members welcome.

 

OCTOBER DEVOTIONS

The October Devotions will commence on Tuesday 1st October immediately after the 10 a.m. Mass and will continue each morning Monday - Saturday for the month of October. The October Devotions consist of - The Rosary, Litany of Our Lady and the Prayer to St. Joseph. Everyone is encouraged to pray these Devotions either in Church or at home. The Devotions in the Church will be led by the members of the Parish Rosary Group.

    

Lough Derg News:  One Day Retreats resume again on Saturday 17th August and continue on specific days until Sunday 29th September. For bookings or further information telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 985 1518 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

PRAYING THE ROSARY

Each Saturday at 2.30 pm at Our Lady’s Grotto, Oliver Plunkett Road, Monkstown; Each Saturday at 3 pm in St. Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire; Every Tuesday at 6.30 pm at Our Lady’s Grotto, Eden Villas, Glasthule

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE SUNDAY 6th OCTOBER 2019

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.

  

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

SeniorLine is looking for women and men aged 55+ to train as telephone line volunteers. Training begins in September. You would work in Donnybrook every three weeks, private safe parking provided. SeniorLine is a national service for older people who may be lonely, unsupported or with specific problems. We respond with empathy, and give time to every caller. If you would like to know more, please contact Anne on 087-7450721 as soon as possible.

  

SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA

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

  

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

Volunteer Drivers: The Irish Cancer Society’s Volunteer Driver Service is looking for volunteer drivers who will drive patients to and from their chemotherapy appointments. The service is free to the patient with all driver expenses are paid. We are currently looking for volunteers in the Dublin north and west areas to drive patients to and from their appointments in our partner Dublin hospitals. For more information or an application form please email Gail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " or call 01 231 0566.

 

Aware is currently recruiting volunteers across three services – Support Line, Support Mail and Life Skills Online. No prior qualifications or experience is required as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation. For more information phone Emma on 01-237 4926.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

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

USED POSTAGE STAMPS

Christmas is coming and so are the cards. Please save your stamps which can be left into the Parish Office and they can be recycled to raise funds for charity. Thank you.

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. To date they have raised over €80,000. If you have any coins or foreign currency which can be repatriated please leave into the Parish Office.

Full text of the Pope's video message at the Opening of the World Meeting of Families.

Dear Friends,

"As I prepare to visit Ireland in a few days' time for the World Meeting of Families, I send a warm word of greeting to all the Irish people. I am excited at the thought of returning to Ireland.

"As you know, the World Meeting is a celebration of the beauty of God's plan for the family. It is also an occasion for families from all over the world to meet and support one another in living out their special vocation.

"Families today face many challenges in their efforts to embody faithful love, to bring up children with sound values and to be a leaven of goodness, love and mutual concern in the larger community. You know all this.

"I hope that this festival will be a source of renewed encouragement to families everywhere, especially those families that will be present in Dublin. May it remind us all of the essential place of the family in the life of society and in the building of a better future for today's young people.

"Young people are the future! It is very important to prepare them for the future, preparing them today, in the present, but also rooted in the past: young people and grandparents. This is very important.

"Although the specific reason for my visit to Ireland is the World Meeting of Families, I would like to include all the members of the Irish family.

"I know that many people are working hard to prepare for my Visit, and I thank all of them from my heart. I ask everyone to pray that this great festival will be a moment of joy and serenity, a caress of Jesus' tender love for all families, and indeed, for all God's children.

"I assure you of my closeness in prayer, and I would ask you to pray for me. From my heart, I send you my blessing.

"May God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, bless you. Amen

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.

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.

 

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. 

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 see 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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