24 March 2019, Sunday
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

Please note* From Sunday 28th April

St. Joseph’s Glasthule are reducing their Sunday Masses. The 12.30 pm Mass will be discontinued.

 

VACANCY FOR ASSISTANT PARISH SACRISTAN

The Parish of St. Michael is seeking an Assistant Parish Sacristan. This role is offered initially on a temporary and part-time basis. The position is for fifteen hours per week. Call into the Parish Office or see www.dunlaoghaireparish.ie for further details. Applications to Very Rev. Paul Kenny or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  enclosing a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter no later than 5pm on Friday 29th March 2019. 

JOB DESCRIPTION
 Job Title:  Assistant Sacristan 

Job Holder: Vacant

 Job Location:  St. Michael’s Church, 

 Region: Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Reports to: Parish Priest  Team :
 Direct line management: None Total number of staff: None

 

JOB PURPOSE
To provide support to parish priests and members of the Parish Team in the general running of the parish.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
Rank % of Time
1 On going Preparing the altar for daily Mass(es) and other liturgical services, overseeing and preparing the church for use during the day ensuring the correct lighting, heating, security, light maintenance, general cleaning.
2 On going Opening the church for the morning Mass.
3 On going Ensuring that grounds are maintained
4 On going Occasional availability for baptisms, benedictions, weddings, reception of remains and Eucharist devotion, funerals.
5 On going Closing and securing the church at the agreed time.

The above contains the main outline of duties. However it is inevitable that tasks may arise which may not fall within the remit of the above list of main duties. Employees are therefore required to respond with a flexible approach when ad hoc tasks arise which are not specifically covered in their job description.  Should an additional responsibility become a regular part of an employee’s job, the Job Description will be amended to reflect this.

JOBHOLDER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):
    • Knowledge of the catholic church is desirable
    • Experience in a similar previous role is desirable
Key Behaviours:
    • Enthusiastic and motivated
    • Proactive and uses own initiative
    • Strong work ethic
    • Excellent customer service skills
  • Team member
  • Flexible
  • Ability to take direction

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

Internal

Parish Priest

Members of the Parish Pastoral Council

Parish Committee members

Parish Secretary

External

Parishioners

External contractors

LOCAL CONFERENCE OFST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

Monthly Collection will be held this weekend Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2019. Your generous support will be greatly appreciated.

NEW PILGRIM PATH WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

“We have forgotten how to value things without a price tag. Hence, when we get to our most abundant gifts — like attention, insight, compassion — we confuse their worth because they’re, well, priceless.” Nipun Mehta is a recipient of the Dalai Lama ‘Unsung Hero of Compassion’ award. He is founder of a major global philanthropic organisation, ServiceSpace, that works at the intersection of volunteerism, technology and gift-economy. His moving TED talk on generosity can be accessed atwww.NewPilgrimPath.ie

 

DUN LAOGHAIRE ACTIVE RETIREMENT

Monthly Meeting is Friday 29th Marchat 2 pm in the Boylan Centre, Sussex Street. New members welcome. Activities include: Bridge, Indoor Bowling, Chair exercises, Arts and Crafts, Creative Writing, Theatre visits, Drama and Trips.

 

MEETING OF HOUSE TO HOUSE COLLECTORS

The next meeting of the House to House Collectors will take place on Monday 25th March. Many thanks to all Collectors and Subscribers.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019

Dominican Primary School, Convent Road and St. Joseph’s Primary School, Tivoli Road on Saturday 11th May at 12 noon in St. Michael’s.

Please pray for all the Children, Parents, Teachers and Principals of the above Schools at this important time as they prepare for the Reception of the Holy Eucharist for the first time.

 

I N V I T A T I O N - Bealtaine Festival – Celebrating Creativity As We Age

Consider running a Dawn/Dusk Chorus during the month of May. Older people, their families and friends sing songs they love, songs anybody can join in. For further details please phone 01- 805 7713 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK

Join Our Pilgrimage to Celebrate 140 years since the apparition in 1879

On Saturday 27th April 2019 from 11.00 am – 4.30 pm The Dublin Pilgrimage will be led by

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

St. Michael’s Parish Dun Laoghaire are willing to organise a Bus if enough people are interested. Please contact the Parish Office as soon as possible. Deadline to confirm Bus will be 29th March.

Parish Office at 01 280 4969 Monday to Friday 10 am to 12.30 pm.

 

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE

You are welcome to a Service of Remembrance for babies who died on Sunday 24th March at 4 p.m. in the Church of the Holy Family, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire. All are welcome. We will pray for healing and peace.

LENTEN SCHEDULE 2019

During Lent – Monday to Friday - Mass at 10 a.m.; Saturday—10 a.m. and 6 p.m. anticipated Mass of Sunday.

Sunday – 9.15a.m., 11.30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

During Lent everyone is invited and encouraged to:

Attend Daily Mass; Do some Spiritual Reading; Pray the Way of the Cross (Stations); Foster Family Prayer; Visits to the 

PIPEWORKS COFFEE CONCERTS

Sunday 31st March in Sandford Parish Church at 3 pm. Rachel Talbot soprano and David O'Shea organ and piano. See www.pipeworks.ie  

 

SCRIPTURE STUDY

Scripture Study Class with Fr. Tom McDonald on Monday 25th March 2019 at 7.30 p.m. in St. Michael's Hospital Chapel (entrance through main door of Hospital), Dun Laoghaire. Topic: The Parables of Jesus. Contact: 087 612 3675. All are welcome.

DUN LAOGHAIRE ACTIVE RETIREMENT

Fun exercise classes for older people every Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. for one hour in the Boylan Centre. Contact Tony 085 784 6073.

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.

 

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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