17 August 2019, Saturday
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

  

ORGAN RECITAL SERIES

The Recital on Sunday August 18th at 8 p.m. will be given by Eric Sweeney (organ) and Mark Roper (poetry).

 

PARISH MAINTENANCE FUND

Takes place after all Masses this weekend Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August 2019. Many thanks to all Collectors and Subscribers. Your generous support is deeply appreciated. This Collection is for our own Church.

 

NEW PILGRIM PATH WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

Celebrate what’s right with the world!’ National Geographic photographer, Dewitt Jones, discovered a way of seeing that changed his life.  ‘The more that I went out and just celebrated the best in humanity, the more I could see it.’ In a TED talk charged with energy, he shares - through his stories and unforgettable images - a personal journey that leaves the audience with an extraordinary lens of possibility and celebration with which to view the world as one of light and potential, ‘a banquet laid, a cup overflowing’. Access it at www.NewPilgrimPath.ie

BARNARDOS NATIONAL COLLECTION DAY

On Friday 13th September we are holding are National Collection day and we need volunteers!  It basically involves supermarket bag packing and on street collections. If you are interested in volunteering please contact me on 01 708 0466 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

The Oratory 1919 — 2019

Open ON Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday - Until 1st SEPTEMBER 2019

Free Guided Tour and DVD Presentation. Library Road entrance, Dun Laoghaire. Tours on the hour 1 pm—5 pm (last tour at 4 pm). Duration 40 minutes. Wheelchair accessible. Max. Capacity 15 people. Group Booking essential via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This year marks the centenary of the building of the Oratory and the 80th anniversary of Sr. Concepta Lynch’s death in 1939. Sr. Concepta painted the Oratory between 1920 and 1936.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE SUNDAY 6th OCTOBER 2019

Coach departs St. Michael’s Church at 8 a.m. Breakfast and Dinner in the Longford Arms Hotel. €50 all included. Deposit of €20 required (non-refundable). Contact the Parish Office - Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on

01 280 4969.

 

DUN LAOGHAIRE ACTIVE RETIREMENT PLEASE NOTE: There will be No Monthly Meeting held in August.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

SeniorLine is looking for women and men aged 55+ to train as telephone line volunteers. Training begins in September. You would work in Donnybrook every three weeks, private safe parking provided. SeniorLine is a national service for older people who may be lonely, unsupported or with specific problems. We respond with empathy, and give time to every caller. If you would like to know more, please contact Anne on 087-7450721 as soon as possible.

 

OUR LADY'S HOSPICE & CARE SERVICES

Can you help? Blackrock Hospice requires volunteer drivers to drive patients to and from its Day Hospice on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday each week. If you are interested, please contact Margot Kenny, Volunteer Coordinator, Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services at 087 183 4211 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

 

BARNARDOS NATIONAL COLLECTION DAY

On Friday 13th September we are holding are National Collection day and we need volunteers!  It basically involves supermarket bag packing and on street collections. If you are interested in volunteering please contact me on 01 7080466 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text8440 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA

Come to the Church of St. Laurence O'Toole, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow to honour Our Lady. Ceremonies are held on 13th of each Month to October from 12 noon - 4.30 p.m. Bus Enquiries (01) 281 8119. All other Enquiries (01) 280 6677.

  

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

Volunteer Drivers: The Irish Cancer Society’s Volunteer Driver Service is looking for volunteer drivers who will drive patients to and from their chemotherapy appointments. The service is free to the patient with all driver expenses are paid. We are currently looking for volunteers in the Dublin north and west areas to drive patients to and from their appointments in our partner Dublin hospitals. For more information or an application form please email Gail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " or call 01 231 0566.

 

Aware is currently recruiting volunteers across three services – Support Line, Support Mail and Life Skills Online. No prior qualifications or experience is required as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation. For more information phone Emma on 01-237 4926.


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. Your intentions will be remembered in Lourdes during the pilgrimage.

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.

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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