26 February 2020, Wednesday
Parish News

 

SATURDAY

6 p.m.

Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey, Monkstown,

Kill-o-the-Grange

6.30 p.m. Glasthule
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

5 Vigil Masses:

4 x 6.00 p.m. 1 x 6.30 p.m.

23 Masses at 14 Time slots

Guidance when seasonal flu or a more serious epidemic is circulating.

As community of faith, we need to take proper care of ourselves. We must take care of each other’s well being. We must take care not to spread the flu. It is important to make a distinction and heed the latest advice of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) www.hpsc.ie 

Those who have flu are under no obligation to go to Mass. If you have the flu, please stay at home, rest, stay well hydrated and, if necessary, seek your doctor’s help. Mass is available via the internet on the Diocesan website www.dublindiocese.ie as well as many parishes and via television and radio. Sign of Peace: Due to the number of colds and flu around, we would kindly remind our parishioners that during the sign of peace it is fine to simply smile, wave, or bow to other to convey Christ’s peace to them.

LENTEN SCHEDULE 2020

 

Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th February - Mass at 10 a.m.

ASH WEDNESDAY - 26TH FEBRUARY (Day of Fast and Abstinence):

Those over 18 are bound by the law of fasting until the beginning of their 60th year, while all over 14 are bound by the law of abstinence. Fasting means that the amount of food we eat is considerably reduced. Abstinence means that we give up a particular food, drink or entertainment.

FIRST DAY OF LENT - MASSES AT 10 A.M. AND 1 P.M. - BLESSING AND DISTRIBUTION OF ASHES AT THE MASSES

Thursday 27th and Friday 28th - Mass at 10 a.m.

During Lent – Monday to Friday – Mass at 10 a.m.

Saturday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. anticipated Mass of Sunday.  Sunday – 9.15 a.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 Most Blessed Sacrament; Support the Lenten Trocaire Appeal.

SCRIPTURE STUDY

Scripture Study Class with Fr. Tom McDonald on Monday 2nd March 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.

PRAYER, FASTING AND ALMSGIVING.

This Lent we invite you to do a free three-day retreat focusing on The Pillars of Lent as signposts for our journey in Christ. This Lent retreat is offered entirely online with one introductory video and three videos reflecting on prayer, fasting and almsgiving. The video reflections will be available from the first day of Lent to watch at your convenience. Cost free of charge, but you must register with your email address and have access to the internet to participate. The presenters are:

John Littleton, Director of the Priory Institute, Tallaght; Donagh O'Shea OP, Director of the Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght; Philip McShane OP, MA Programme Leader, Priory Institute, Tallaght; Sinead Fallon, Pastoral Resource, St. Dominic's Parish, Tallaght.

You may register at anytime throughout Lent. Everyone is welcome.

NEW PILGRIM PATH WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

Lent presents a wonderful time to explore Scripture in our daily prayer. ‘Living Lent Daily’ is an email series of Scripture-based inspirations from Loyola Press.  Each day of Lent, those who sign up for the (free) emails will receive a reflection based on Bible verses from Loyola’s immensely popular 3-Minute Retreats. The emails also include suggestions for further exploration of Lenten themes through additional online articles and prayers. Access this superb Lenten resource here: www.NewPilgrimPath.ie.

DUN LAOGHAIRE ACTIVE RETIREMENT

Dun Laoghaire Active Retirement Association Monthly Meeting will be held on Friday 28th February 2020 at 2 pm in the Boylan Centre, Sussex Street.

Fun exercise classes for older people every Tuesday at 10.30 am for 1 hour in the Boylan Centre. Dun Laoghaire Active Retirement Association. Contact Tony 085 784 6073.

EMMANUAL CONCERT

From 9th March to 12th March 2020 at 7:30 pm in The Mahony Hall, The Helix, Glasnevin. Tickets: €15.9 March 2020 Four evenings of Contemporary Church Music sung by 2600 second level students (650 each night) with a live band that will have you up on your feet singing along. They come from all parts of the Archdiocese of Dublin - from Arklow to Balbriggan, Clondalkin to Clontarf. Come and be uplifted by their energy and enthusiasm.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY INVITATION

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in St. Joseph’s Pastoral Centre, Glasthule from 10 am to 1 pm in aid of the “Forgotten Irish Immigrants in London”. DVD produced by BBC Television will be shown during the celebrations. Irish and Bailey’s Coffee, cake and treats served throughout the Celebrations. All donations gratefully received. For more information on supporting this worthy cause please contact: Margaret Brown at 2804776.

WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE

This year’s World Day of Prayer Interdenominational Service will take place in the (DEC) Dun Laoghaire Evangelical Church, Glenageary Road, Dun Laoghaire at 2.30 p.m. on Friday 6th March 2020. The theme for the service is 'Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk' and has been prepared by the Christian women of Zimbabwe. All are welcome, men and women.

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS 2020

Will be held in Our Lady of Good Counsel, Johnstown Parish Centre, Killiney, Co. Dublin on Friday evenings at 7.30 pm beginning Friday 14th February 2020 for 6 weeks. This series is an opportunity to personally encounter the love of God and to experience the joy of living a life of faith. Late enquiries welcome as places available. Information www.communityofnazareth.org or Tel: 083 803 4761.

A FAREWELL PRESENTATION FOR FR. PAUL KENNY

A Presentation to Fr. Paul Kenny from the Parish is being organised in the near future. Those who wish to make a donation towards the Presentation can leave it into the Parish Office.  

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL - OCTOBER 2020

7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 443 4510; see www.med-irishcentre.com or r This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

PURPLE HOUSE CANCER SUPPORT

Cancer Support Service from 11 am to 12.30 pm at the dlr Lexicon, Moran Park, Dun Laoghaire: Tuesday 3rd March - Introduction to Holistic Massage; Tues 7th April-Citizen's Information for cancer patients; Tuesday 5th May - Relaxation / Mindfulness; Tuesday 2nd June - Nutrition. Purple House Cancer Support is to the forefront in providing a range of professional support services to people of all ages affected by Cancer in Ireland. The Cancer Support Group for anyone affected by cancer, patients, family member, friends all welcome. For more information contact (01) 286 6966; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or www.purplehouse.ie 

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.

  

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. 

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 Sunday 8th March, tea and coffee and chats also a part of the afternoon.

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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