29 January 2020, 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

  

THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL CLOTHING APPEAL

Appeal and Bag Distribution will be held in our Parish on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February 2020. The bags will be distributed at the Saturday evening Vigil Mass and Sunday Masses. They will be collected the weekend of 8th February at 6 pm and 9th February at All Sunday Morning Masses.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 26th January to 2nd February 2020 Theme: 'Living in Harmony with God’s Creation'

During this week we thank God for the witness of our Principals, Teachers and Staffs of the Catholic Schools in our Dioceses. We remember the members of the Boards of Management of Catholic Primary Schools and the members of the Boards of Management in the Post Primary Schools. We pray for the Catechists and Chaplains in the Second and Third level Colleges of the Diocese operated by the Education Boards and Institutes. During this week we ask the Lord to bless and protect the Parents, Grandparents, Godparents and families of the Pupils in our schools.

SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD

Pope Francis has declared a special Sunday on the 26th January to be dedicated to the Bible each year. The feast is the start of a year of increased engagement with the Word of God. All resources can be found on www.dublindiocese.ie/living-the-word-workshop/  and www.tarsus.ie/page-73/ The Episcopal Conference has also prepared excellent liturgical resources here: www.catholicbishops.ie/2020/01/14/resources-for-sunday-of-the-word-of-god/

ST. MICHAEL'S CHOIR DUN LAOGHAIRE

Do you know that choral singing is good for your health? We are a friendly adult choir in St. Michael's that sings at 11.30 a.m. Mass each Sunday. We practise in the Church on Wednesday evening from 7.30 - 8.30 pm and would love to welcome new members. Please contact David Connolly, our conductor at 01 285 8892.

 

SCRIPTURE STUDY

 

Scripture Study Class with Fr. Tom McDonald on Monday 3rd February 2020 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.

NEW PILGRIM PATH WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

The ‘Voice of the Martyrs’ (VOM) is a nonprofit, interdenominational Christian missions organisation dedicated to serving persecuted members of our Christian family worldwide and leading other members of the body of Christ into fellowship with them. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned for 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith; his wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years. The Wurmbrands based these missions on Hebrews 13:3, which instructs us to “Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.” Access VOM at www.NewPilgrimPath.ie.

GROW IN LOVE PARISH LINK

We would like to invite you with your child to the Boylan Centre, Sussex Street, Dun Laoghaire, each Sunday. Here we hope to be a living community together where with the children we will chat, listen and do some activity that will help in the nourishment of our faith. All children are welcome but must be accompanied with an adult as it is with your child that you will journey with, on their faith story. It is a simple 30 minutes session before the 11.30 a.m. Mass. 

This has been arranged by a group which includes, a parish volunteer, granny, mother, daughter and primary school teacher. 

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as we can on Sundays from 10.45 a.m. - 11.15 a.m. in the Active retirement room at the Boylan Centre. Each child must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is to stay with your child during the duration of the 30 minutes. 

LAUDATE FESTIVAL

The Laudate Festival celebrations will take place in:

Church of St. Agnes, Crumlin on Monday 27th January at 7.00 – 8.15 p.m.

Our Lady of Victories Church, Ballymun Road on Tuesday 28th January at 7.00-8.15 p.m.

Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan on Wednesday 29th January at 7.00 – 8.15 p.m.

St. Pius X, Templeogue on Thursday 30th January at 7.00 – 8.15 p.m. All are welcome.

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL - OCTOBER 2020

7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split. Book any flight - any time. For further information: Tel. 01 4434510 or www.med-irishcentre.com

DUN LAOGHAIRE TIDY TOWNS

We are looking for volunteers. If you think you can help please come to our meeting on Thursday 30th January at 7.30 p.m. in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire. See facebook.com/dunlaoghairecra

OPEN EVENING

Tai Chi for Health and Vitality on Tuesday 4th February from 7 pm - 9 pm in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire Cost: €10. For more information 086 0789241 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "

LIVING THE WORD WORKSHOP

Will be held on Wednesday 29th January from 7.30 – 9.30 pm in Holy Cross Diocesan Centre Clonliffe. Patricia Carroll of the Office of Evangelisation and Ecumenism will lead a workshop for this year’s Lenten journey. Please register as soon as possible with m This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

THE DLR NETWORK FOR OLDER PEOPLE AND CROSSCARE COMMUNITY CAFÉ

Invite you to attend our weekly Coffee Mornings on Wednesdays from 10.30 am to 11.30 am in the Crosscare Community Café, Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire. All welcome to join us for tea, coffee and a chat.

SAINT JOSEPH’S SHANKILL

Saint Joseph’s Shankill is the largest care home in Ireland dedicated solely to dementia care. We would like to offer people living with dementia and their families the following services: Dementia Information Hub

Open every Tuesday from 9.30 am – 12 pm, there is no such thing as a silly question come and find out more.

Cinema Club for people living with Dementia and their loved ones - €5 per couple. Call 01 282 3000 to book a ticket and come along at 2 pm on the below dates, tea and coffee and chats also a part of the afternoon. Sunday 9th February; Sunday 8th March.

Volunteer Team: We are looking for volunteers to join our amazing team and make moments matter for the people in our care in 2020. Contact Nicola on (01) 282 3000 or by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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   

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.

 

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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