18 October 2019, Friday
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

  EXTRAORDINARY MONTH OF MISSION

It’s 100 years since Pope Benedict XV’s encyclical Maximum Illud called Catholics to bring the Good News to all peoples (Missio Ad Gentes).

To commemorate its anniversary, Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM2019).

This special month of prayer and action calls us all to renew our missionary commitment by sharing the Good News of Jesus with all people!

Our colleagues in World Missions Ireland have prepared a range of fantastic resources to help us journey through the month of Mission. They are all available on their website www.wmi.ie/emm

To highlight that we’re all called to share God’s love, and to gather the energy of our Church family, Pope Francis is inviting individuals, schools, organisations, dioceses, parishes, communities, orders and congregations to get behind the EMM2019 campaign!

 

WORLD MISSIONS IRELAND

It is World Mission Sunday, a day when our entire Church family comes together for a truly incredible celebration of solidarity.The theme for this years’ Mission Month of October is ‘Together we are Mission'. In his World Mission Sunday message, Pope Francis writes, "I am a mission, always; you are a mission, always; every baptised man and woman is a mission". Today, every single Church around the world shares what they can.

The Mission Sunday Annual Collection will be taken up at all Masses this Sunday 20th October. It will replace the usual SHARE Collection. From all in World Missions Ireland, and the thousands of missionaries you continue to help, thank you for your ongoing kindness towards World Mission Sunday. For further information or to make a donation please visit www.wmi.ie  

NEW PILGRIM PATH WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

At a time when humanity’s relationship with the created world has never been more fractured, the soaring prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi, ‘The Canticle of the Creatures’, rings down seven centuries and calls us to ecological conversion. Listen to it at: www.NewPilgrimPath.ie.

PARISH MAINTENANCE FUND

Will take place after all Masses this weekend Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2019. Many thanks to all Collectors and Subscribers. This Collection is for our own Church.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE (MAD) SUNDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2019

This is an open invitation to everyone – seriously everyone, anywhere, any age, any background, and any religion. On Sunday 27th October It’s a day on which we are encouraging young and not so young, groups or individuals, parents & children, clubs & societies, families & friends, politicians & teachers … to look out for others and make a small difference in their home, community, school, parish, etc..  To consciously do at least one simple act of kindness and then share it with us/everyone on Social media/The Internet. You can come together as a group to plan & do something or do something on your own. Big or small – it’s up to you! Be creative, get involved, do something and share it with us/everyone!! #MADSunday

DUBLIN DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE FUND - Letter of thanks to Dun Laoghaire Parish September 2019

I wish to thank you for the very generous contribution of €1,444-00 this year from the parishioners of Dun Laoghaire. In 2019 we brought 171 sick pilgrims from all over the diocese to Lourdes on the Pilgrimage from 4th – 9th September. These sick pilgrims were under the care of our volunteer doctors, nurses and helpers who gave so generously of their time to care for them in Lourdes.

Without the help of the priests of the diocese in promoting the Lourdes Fund and the generous commitment of local collectors in the parishes, many sick people would not have the opportunity of travelling to Lourdes, and on their behalf I say a special word of thanks for the support from your parish. The enrolment sheets containing the names of the Parish Associates were placed at the Grotto in Lourdes and Mass was offered for the intentions of all our contributors during the pilgrimage.

With renewed thanks, Yours sincerely, Fr. Martin Noone, Pilgrimage Director.

ALTAR LIST OF THE DEAD

Envelopes and Lists for this purpose are available in the Church. You are requested to kindly prepare them and return them to the safe in the Church or hand them in at the Parish Office or Sacristy. Mass on the First Friday of each month is offered for all those whose names are on the Altar List of the Dead.

“It is a Holy and a wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed from their sins”.

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.

 

ANNUAL MASS - PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

The Annual Mass for all those whose Funerals took place from St. Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire during the past year will be offered in our Parish Church on Sunday 10th November 2019 at 11.30 a.m. You, your family, relatives, neighbours and friends are all invited to this Concelebrated Mass.

 
SCRIPTURE STUDY

Scripture Study Class with Fr. Tom McDonald on Monday 28th October 2019 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.

THE IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST

Are seeking applications for young people to travel to Lourdes with us next Easter. Contact: 087 124 2134 for further information. Forms are available online at www.irishpilgrimagetrust.ie There is no cost for guests to travel with the Trust. All volunteer carers pay their own fare and fundraise throughout the year to cover the cost of the guests.   

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND ROSARY INTENTION

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each 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. The Rosary Intention and Eucharistic Adoration each morning will be for the family and for the protection of the unborn child. Booklets on the table beside the Adoration signing register.  

OCTOBER DEVOTIONS

The October Devotions continues immediately after the 10 a.m. Mass each morning Monday - Saturday for the month of October. The October Devotions consist of - The Rosary, Litany of Our Lady and the Prayer to St. Joseph. Everyone is encouraged to pray these Devotions either in Church or at home. The Devotions in the Church will be led by the members of the Parish Rosary Group.

PRAYING THE ROSARY

Each Saturday at 2.30 pm at Our Lady’s Grotto, Oliver Plunkett Road, Monkstown; Each Saturday at 3 pm in St. Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire; Every Tuesday at 6.30 pm at Our Lady’s Grotto, Eden Villas, Glasthule

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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