09 July 2020, Thursday
Parish News

 

ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH DUN LAOGHAIRE

Due to the ongoing works the Church will remain closed for the moment.

Mass should return on Saturday 18th July at 6 p.m. and

Sunday 19th July at 9.15a.m., 11.30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Church should be open prior to this on the Monday 13th July for prayers and to light candles.

Volunteers are needed to help with stewarding at all Masses and prepare the Church for each Mass. Please contact the Parish Office at 280 4969 between 10 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. Monday to Friday if you wish to volunteer.

Dr. David Connolly R.I.P.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of David Connolly who passed away on Tuesday 28th April 2020.

David gave many years of faithful service in St. Michael's as the Director of Music here in the Church, guiding the Choir and part of all the wonderful liturgies. We will miss this lovely, warm and witty man. We extend our sympathies to his wife Linda, his mother Mary, his brother Peter and his wife Alison and to all those who had the pleasure of knowing David and working with him. May he rest in peace.

MASS CARDS AVAILABLE

FROM THE PARISH OFFICE MONDAY TO FRIDAY 10 am to 12 noon

PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE AT 01 2804969 TO ORDER CARDS AND ARRANGE COLLECTION.

Dear Parishioners,

Two weeks ago nobody is their wildest dreams could have imagined with what a catastrophic effect the Corona Virus would have struck our Parish, our country and our world. We are living in what many have called unprecedented times. We are at war with an invisible enemy.

As people of faith we are called to face the fears of this moment with courage not our own and with a generous heart. God is with his people in good times and in bad. Like believers in every age we say “If I should walk in the Valley of darkness, no evil would I fear for You are there”.

In an hour of trial Jesus calls on us his followers to serve the common good, by taking responsibility for each other and to prioritise the most vulnerable in our Community, ahead of our individual wants and aspirations. At this time, our first concern has to the for the elderly, the ill and those with underlying medical conditions.

It is for this reason that the celebration of Mass in our Church has been suspended and the Church itself is closed until further notice.

I encourage you to pray at home each day. To remember all who have died as a result of the virus, those who are in mourning for lost loved ones, those suffering from the virus and especially the wonderful health workers who risk their own health and lives in tending to others. Please add the Memorare to your prayers.

Use your phone each day to keep in contact with people you know, especially those elderly living alone – these are very difficult times for them.

Have courage. Keep the Faith. Hopefully we will return to our Church for a Mass of Thanksgiving when these days of darkness and fear have passed.

God bless and keep you all safe and healthy,

Fr. Paul and Fr. Martin

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

ST. JOSEPH'S PARISH GLASTHULE

St Joseph’s Church will open for private prayer this week from Monday June 29th to Saturday July 4th between 11am – 4pm.

Please respect 3-metre social distancing and use the hand gel provided when entering the church.

Face masks are recommended, please bring your own.

There is a one-way system in operation inside the church, clearly marked by arrows.

Only the pews at the back of the church will be used.

The Shrines have been moved so that you may light a candle.

Preparations are ongoing to allow for weekday Masses as soon as possible with further updates to follow.

HOLY FAMILY CHURCH KILL-O-THE-GRANGE REOPENING OF CHURCH - Monday 29th June 2020

It is hoped, circumstances permitting, to resume the Sunday Masses on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July 2020 as follows:

Saturday Vigil 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m., 10.30 a.m. and 12 noon

The dispensation, issued by the Irish Bishops Conference, from attending Mass on Sundays and holydays remains in place. You don’t have to attend Mass on Sundays and holydays but you might like to attend the weekday Mass (Mon.-Sat.) at 10 a.m.

Mass will be celebrated in the main section of the Church.

I sincerely regret that, in accordance with the Government public health authority directives, only the maximum number permitted by the regulations is allowed to be in the Church for Mass.

Persons with underlying conditions/symptoms are advised by the public health authority not to attend Church under any circumstance. They may opt to follow Mass on the Webcam at www.holyfamilyparish.ie

The social distancing (2 metres) remains obligatory. The Church seating and aisles are marked according to the norms. Hand sanitisers have also been provided for your use. The wearing of face-covering/masks is advisable

ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH MONKSTOWN

Our church will reopened for public mass on Tuesday 30th June. We warmly welcome everybody back. We are concerned for the safety of everybody and it is important to remember that the obligation to attend Mass in person was lifted at the start of the pandemic and will continue for some time to come. If you do not feel safe or confident coming to Mass in person, you are most welcome to join us for Mass via our new Parish WebCam. Mass will be at the normal times:

  • Monday to Friday 10 am

  • Saturday 6pm (Vigil mass for Sunday)

  • Sunday 10 am and 11:30 am

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY DALKEY

From Monday 13th July our Church will be open for Mass at 10.00 am and . . *from 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm for private prayer. *Mass on the webcam: Weekdays & Saturday: 10.00 am; Sunday: 12.00 pm *     

Daily updates on the website, Facebook & Church doors.

OUR LADY OF VICTORIES SALLYNOGGIN/GLENAGEARY 29th June 2020

Mass Times: Sundays: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm Weekdays 9:00 am (Mondays 6:30 pm) Confession: in the Adoration Chapel entry via Church Saturday 10:30-11:30 am, 4:30-5:30 pm; Eucharistic Adoration: Daily After morning Mass until 6:00 pm; Physical Distancing: The capacity of the church has been reduced, numbers attending have to be restricted. Please enter & leave the church in an orderly manner. Do not cluster in aisles or doorways. Follow the instructions of ushers & signs around the Church. Pews have been moved to facilitate physical distancing. Please remain in your pew throughout Mass. Those in the same household may enter & sit together. All others please maintain a distance of 2 meters (6ft). There will be no Offertory Procession or Sign of Peace. Holy Communion will be distributed to the congregation in their seats and may only be received in the hand. There will be no Irish Mass for the moment it will resume asap.

Hygiene: Always cough or sneeze into a tissue/elbow. You are encouraged to carry & use hand sanitiser. The Celebrant, Eucharistic Ministers & Ushers, will wear face masks if they approach the congregation. On Sundays, the church will close between morning masses to allow cleaning of pews, kneelers etc. On weekdays the church will not close, but those remaining for Adoration are asked to make way for cleaners.

If you are feeling unwell please do not attend church services.

Pro-Cathedral - Sunday Lunchtime Recitals On Line

For the next four Sundays, beginning 21st June , a core ensemble of orchestral players and professional singers - Aisling Kenny, soprano, Andrew Gavin, tenor – all have volunteered to perform a lunchtime recital following the conclusion of the 11.00am Mass beginning at 12 noon.   Music to relax, inspire and uplift from composers Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Albinoni and Mozart. Each recital will last 30-35 minutes.  Do join us as we live stream on the Pro-Cathedral webcam at www.procathedral.ie

Saint Mary’s Pro Cathedral Re-Opening

The Pro-Cathedral will re-open on Monday 29th June at 9.30 a.m. We look forward to welcoming you back. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the  maximum number of people permitted to enter will be 72 maintaining social distancing (2 metres). As it will not be possible to accommodate everyone at weekend Masses please consider fulfilling your Sunday obligation by participating at one of the weekday Masses.

Marriage Preparation Courses

ACCORD Dublin continues to provide marriage preparation courses for couples in the diocese. Despite having had to cancel 26 courses between March and July, we were able to reschedule the majority of our couples, and for those whose weddings are going ahead during this period, we are delivering individual courses via Zoom. Our team of experienced facilitators is being assisted by 3 priests and a deacon. The feedback from these courses has been overwhelmingly positive. We can reassure you that any coupled referred to us will be taken care of to our usual high standard. For further information please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Priory Institute Theology, Spirituality and Religious Experience - On Line Course

This course consists of 10 one-hour online lectures by Fr. Pat Collins C.M. given over two weeks delivered entirely online. It is offered on 13 - 24 July and again on 10 - 21 August. Participants can interact on our e-learning platform and there will be a streamed question and answer session following the final lecture. Fr. Pat Collins C.M., has lectured in All HallowsCollege, St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra and the Milltown Institute, on spirituality, theology and the psychology of religion. Click https://prioryinstitute.com/events/summer-school-2020-theology,-spirituality-and-religious-experience

LIST OF CHURCHES WITH WEBCAMS

Please check their websites for further information

Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dalkey                                                                            http://www.dalkeyparish.ie/

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock           www.foxrockparish.ie

Newtownpark Blackrock                                       www.newtownparkparish.com

St. Brigid’s Cabinteely                                          https://cabinteelyparish.ie/

Church of St. Therese, Mount Merrion               www.mountmerrionparish.ie

St. Anne’s, Shankill                                            www.stannesparishshankill.com

Church of The Assumption, Booterstown         www.booterstownparish.ie

Church of the Apostles, Ballybrack             www.ballybrack-killiney-parish.org

 COVID-19 community supports are now in place to ensure vulnerable members of the community are reached and helped at this time.

These comprise the local authority, Health Service Executive, County Champions, An Post, Community Welfare Service, An Garda Síochána, other State organisations, charities and other stakeholders.

These Dedicated helplines are focused specifically on ensuring that the cocooning elderly, vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels.

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

Other Support Services

SeniorLine is a national, confidential listening service for older people, run by trained older volunteers. If you are feeling worried, stressed or isolated at this very unnerving time, please feel free to ring this FREEPHONE service anytime between 10 am and 10 pm on any day of the week on 1800 80 45 91.

Age Action and the Irish Red Cross have raised funds to provide additional assistance to older and vulnerable people around Ireland who are experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic by making once-off grants, up to a maximum of €500, per person/household affected.

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Phone: Irish Red Cross at 01 6424600 or Tel: (01) 475 6989   Lo Call: 1890 369369

APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY AGENT FORM DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AFFAIRS AND SOCIAL PROTECTION

TO BE USED WHEN THE DEASP CLAIMANT IS PAID BY SOCIAL SERVICES SWIPE CARD AND IS UNABLE TO ATTEND AT THE POST OFFICE. Please note: A Temporary Agent Form must be completed for every collection. If you can’t get to the post office to collect your pension or any other social welfare payment, you can now allow somebody else, known as a temporary agent, to collect it. The Temporary Agent form is available in all post offices or online. We would highly recommend that a family member or trusted friend does this for you. If you do not have a nominated person available please contact the

dlr Community Call Helpline where you will be referred to a support organisation that will be able to facilitate you. Call: 01-271 3199 (Monday to Sunday 8 am – 8 pm – 7 days a week), email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Accord – important new support line  ACCORD Dublin has setup a helpline to provide support for people struggling with  relationship issues during this time of self-isolation.  The contact number is 01 9059555. The line is open from 10 until 1 pm every Monday to Friday.  More details from their new website www.accorddublin.ie

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE

ALONE still has in place the national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8.00am – 8.00pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

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 and

GROW IN LOVE PARISH LINK - Wish to inform you of the postponement of the weekly group until further notice.  

SCRIPTURE STUDY - The Scripture Study Classes have been postponed until further notice. Contact: 087 612 3675.

THE DLR NETWORK FOR OLDER PEOPLE AND CROSSCARE COMMUNITY CAFÉ

Wish to inform you of the postponement of the weekly Coffee Mornings in the Crosscare Community Café, until further notice.

SAINT JOSEPH’S SHANKILL 

If you’d like to make a donation to Saint Joseph’s Shankill contact Siobhan on (087) 967 0602 or by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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. 

 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.

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. 
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