16 December 2018, Sunday
Parish News



SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH, DUN LAOGHAIRE - Saturday 15th December at 11.30 a.m.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, DALKEY - Monday 17th December at 7.30 p.m. 

OUR LADY OF VICTORIES CHURCH, SALLYNOGGIN - Tuesday 18th December at 7.30 p.m.

ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH, GLASTHULE - Wednesday 19th December at 7.30 p.m.  

ARRANGEMENTS for CHRISTMAS 2018 to the FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY 

MASS TIMES

Monday 24th December Christmas Eve—Vigil Mass at 6 p.m. 

Carols at 8.30 p.m. and First Mass of Christmas at 9 p.m.

Christmas Day Tuesday 25th December

Masses at 9.15 am, 11.30 am, and 1 pm. The Church Closes After 1 pm Mass.

Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th December - Mass at 10 am

The Church will close after Mass each morning.

Saturday 29th December—Masses at 10 a.m. and Vigil at 6 p.m.

Sunday 30th December—Masses at 9.15 am, 11.30 am and 1 p.m.

Monday 31st December 2018 and Tuesday 1st January Mass at 10 a.m.

The Church will close after 10 am Mass

Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th January—Mass at 10 a.m.

Saturday 5th January – Mass at 10 a.m. and Vigil of Epiphany at 6 p.m.

SUNDAY 6th JANUARY 2019 FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY

Masses at 9.15 a.m., 11.30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Monday 7th January 2019—Usual Mass Schedule resumes

 

PARISH OFFICE NOTICE

CLOSED FROM FRIDAY 21ST DECEMBER 2018 - RE-OPENS WEDNESDAY 3RD JANUARY 2019

OÍCHE NOLLAG 2018 AIFREANN NA GINE

Dé Luain, 24 Nollaig Mass in Irish

Christmas EveMonday 24th December 2018Belfield9.00 p.m. AN SÉIPÉAL OLLSCOILE An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath 4. BelfieldUniversity Chapel, UniversityCollege, Dublin 4.

SCRIPTURE STUDY

The next meeting of the Scripture Class will be held in January 2019. Contact: 087 612 3675 for details.

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 Koins for kids collects out of date and damaged currency and one & two cent coins.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.

 
PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDSand DUES ENVELOPES

Our Parish Christmas Card – containing all the arrangements for Christmas and the New Year are now available. The Christmas Dues Envelopes are also ready. The Cards and envelopes are available at the Church doors. Thank you.

 

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH

The 32nd Annual Gala Lunch, Cabaret and Song Contest for people living on their own will be held in the Club Room, Blackrock College Rugby Club, Stradbrook from 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. A donation of spot prizes will be greatly appreciated. Free transport available, leaving St. Michael’s Church at 11.30 a.m., Barrett Street at 11.40 a.m. approx. Tel: 280 4776.

NEW PILGRIM PATH WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

The voice of John the Baptist crying out in the wilderness and gathering great crowds invites us into the Second Sunday of Advent.  An “Arts and Faith” video offers an imaginative prayer exercise inspired by Pieter Brueghel the Younger’s St. John the Baptist Preaching. To access this, and a host of other inspiring online Advent resources including superb sacred music, visit on www.newpilgrimpath.ie

 

ALTAR LIST OF THE DEADA REMINDER 

As November has ended we would like to remind anyone who may not have sent in their Altar List to please do so. Mass on the First Friday of each Month in St. Michael’s Church is offered for all those on the Altar List of the Dead.

EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION FREEPHONE NUMBER 2 P.M. - 2 A.M. MONDAY TO FRIDAY  

10 A.M. - 2 A.M. WEEKENDS. 1800 707 707 

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.

 

PRAYING THE ROSARY

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

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND ROSARY INTENTION

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.

 

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 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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