24 July 2024, Wednesday
Parish News

PARISH CONTACTS

Priests of the Parish: Very Rev. Paul Tyrrell, P.P.,

Rev. Martin Daly, C.C. and Rev. Ciaran Enright, C.C., at 01 2804969

Parish Office open Monday to Friday 10 am to 12.30 pm Tel: 01 280 4969; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Child Safeguarding: Noreen Tierney & Margaret Brennan (contact through the Parish Office)

ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH TOWER

As all are aware the Church Tower requires maintenance work. Plans for the repair work to the Church Tower requires specialized equipment which will arrive in six to eight weeks from the UK. The repair work will then commence. We apologies for any inconvenience during this time.

ORGAN RECITAL SERIES 2024

The Recital on Sunday 21st July at 8 p.m. will be given by Joonho Park. Admission €15 / €10.

On next Sunday 28th July at 8 pm the Recital will be given by David Grealy. All are welcome to attend. Further details on posters at Church entrance.

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY

Thursday 26th July is the Feast Day of St. Joachim and St. Anne, parents of Our Lady and Grandparents of Jesus. Visit www.nationalgrandparentspilgrimage.com

PRAYER FOR GRANDPARENTS

Lord Jesus, you were born of the Virgin Mary, the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne. Look with love on grandparents the world over. Protect them! They are a source of enrichment for families, for the Church and for all of society. Support them!

As they grow older, may they continue to be for their families strong pillars of Gospel faith, guardians of noble domestic ideals, living treasuries of sound religious traditions. Make them teachers of wisdom and courage, that they may pass on to future generations the fruits of their mature human and spiritual experience.

Lord Jesus, help families and society to value the presence and role of grandparents. May they never be ignored or excluded, but always encounter respect and love. Help them to live serenely and to feel welcomed in all the years of live which you give them.

Mary, Mother of all the living, keep grandparents constantly in your care, accompany them on their earthly pilgrimage, and by your prayers, grant that all families may one day be reunited in our heavenly homeland, where you await all humanity for the great embrace of life without end. Amen! Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

DUN LAOGHAIRE ACTIVE RETIREMENT

PLEASE NOTE: There will be No Monthly Meeting held in July and August.

EBLANA CLUB EVENTS

Meanwhile the Eblana Club's "JACK'S CLUB" open mic music takes place each Monday evening also at 7.30p.m.  All welcome.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE SUNDAY 18th AUGUST 2024

Coach departs St. Michael’s Church at 8 a.m. Breakfast and Dinner in the Longford Arms Hotel. €65 all included. Deposit €30 required (non-refundable).

Contact the Parish Office - Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on 01 280 4969.

POBAL AN AIFRINN

Beidh an t-aifreann Gaeilge ag atosnú ar 1 Meán Fómhair ag a 10.30 am. Míle buiochas le gach duine a chuidigh linn an searmanas iontach seo a choimeád sa tsiúl i rith na bliana.

The Mass in Irish has finished for the Summer. There will be no 10.30 a.m. Mass on Sundays. The Irish Mass will recommence on September 1st at 10.30 am. We wish to express a heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in, or helped organize, this uplifting religious service as Gaeilge throughout the year.

DIOCESAN LOURDES INVALID FUND

Enrolments in the Dublin Diocesan Lourdes Invalid Fund are taking place from May to the end of August in our Parish Church. Donations may be left into the Sacristy or Parish Office. The fund enables sick people to travel to Lourdes with the Archbishop in September. Your financial support and your prayer are deeply appreciated.

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes this year will be led by Archbishop Dermot Farrell from 5th September to 12th September 2024. Contributions to the Lourdes Invalid Fund will be gratefully received.

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION - BENEFIT CONCERT

A benefit concert in support of the Irish Heart Foundation will take place on the 31st July at 7:3 0pm at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Based in Los Angeles and recognized as one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras, Kaleidoscope makes its European debut with an exciting program of works for clarinet and string quartet by Christopher Cerrone, Emma O’Halloran, and Johannes Brahms. We hope that you will join us for a celebration of music for a great cause. Tickets priced at €25 can be purchased from the Royal Irish Academy of Music website.

SALLYNOGGIN PARISH

No 1 pm Mass on Sundays in July and August. Mass at 9 am and 11 am only

SUMMER DUES COLLECTION

The Summer Dues collection for the support of Priests, those retired and those infirmed is taking place again. Summer Dues Envelopes are available on the tables at the doors of the Church. Your generous support is deeply appreciated.

CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS ASSOCIATION.

The CGA is the only Association in the Country dedicated to honouring - thanking and supporting Grandparents for all they do for us particularly in passing on the faith. We hope and pray that you might be able to join us yourself on this special day, so we can also thank you for everything you do for us and for so many. May St. Joachim and St. Anne, parents of Mary, Grandparents of Jesus bless you all the days of your life. Welcome Grandparents And Families Celebrating Grandparents National Pilgrimage And World Day For Grandparents And Elderly at Knock Shrine Sunday 28th July at 3pm.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE SEASON 2024

One Day Retreats through August and September. Booking is essential. Admission €45.

The Three Day Pilgrimage season begins on Friday 31st May.  You may begin the Pilgrimage on any day until Tuesday 13th August.  Booking is advised for the Three Day Pilgrimage. Admission €80.

Quiet Day Friday 13th September. Booking essential. Admission €35 per person. Lakeshore Pilgrimage on Sunday 1st September. Booking essential. Admission €25 per person. Residential Retreat available in June, July and August. Contact Lough Derg at 071 986 1518; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or www.loughderg.org

DALKEY PARISH

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 10 am Mass on Monday and every Thursday evening from 7 pm to 8 pm.

DUN LAOGHAIRE BOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 Please note: There is a display to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of St. Michael’s, in the Church presented by the Historical Society.

PRAYING THE ROSARY

The Holy Rosary will be prayed daily (Monday to Saturday) after the 10 a.m. Mass in St. Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire. All welcome.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

The Irish Hospice Foundation provides a free Bereavement Support Line. This National Freephone Service is available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday, by calling 1800 807077. Visit www.hospicefoundation.ie for more information.

ST. LAURENCE O’TOOLE ANNIVERSARY

The Archbishop of Rouen has invited the Archbishop of Dublin and the people of the Dublin Diocese to join him in the town of Eu in Normandy in May 2025 for the celebration of the 800th Anniversary of St. Laurence O’Toole’s canonisation with the Diocese of Rouen. Those interested in participating in, or organising a group for this pilgrimage celebration, can contact Fr. Ivan Tonge, Ringsend ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), or Fr. John Flaherty, Portmarnock (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. If you have any coins or foreign currency which can be repatriated please leave into the Parish Office.

SHINE CARERS GROUP

We the local carers group wish to make you aware of our presence, to offer you an invitation to join our monthly meeting with a view to participating in the support given and received by all who attend. This is an invitation extended to all as SHINE have carer groups throughout the country. We are a resource/information centre for those who wish to meet – discuss & formulate a possible carers solution to a family/personal mental illness issue (in confidence). We meet on first Monday of the month (on a bank holiday then it’s the 2nd Monday). SHINE Blackrock Branch, Centre for Living. Rose Hill, Carysfort Ave, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Daytime: 01 7098110.

USED POSTAGE STAMPS

Please save your stamps which can be left into the Parish Office and they can be recycled to raise funds for charity. Thank you.

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.

 

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.

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.