07 April 2020, Tuesday
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

 

A MESSAGE OF HOPE FROM ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN FOR HOLY WEEK 2020

“We can find in our hearts ways to celebrate the mystery of Christ’s death and Resurrection and draw from that mystery the  strength to allow goodness to triumph in our lives.”  

Please see full video message from Archbishop Martin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaj571VqYxA

CELEBRATION OF HOLY WEEK & EASTER 2020

As the government and health authorities have mandated a ‘stay at home’ Policy, the Holy Week and Easter liturgies will be transmitted via www.dublindiocese.ie & www.procathedral.ie

St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Administrator,  Fr. Kieran Mc Dermott

Monday to Wednesday 6th — 8th April - 10.30 a.m. Mass

HOLY THURSDAY - Mass of the Lord’s Supper 6.00 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY - Stations of the Cross 12 noon

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3.00 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL - Saturday 9.00 p.m.

EASTER SUNDAY of the Lord’s Resurrection 11.00 a.m. Mass

HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES – SIGNED FOR THE DEAF COMMUNITY

St. Joseph the Artisan Church, Bonnybrook Parish

Holy Thursday at 7.00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday at 3.00 pm Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Good Friday at 7.00 pm Stations of the Cross – told through the eyes of Mary

Easter Sunday at 11.30am

RTÉ broadcasting output of liturgies during Holy Week 2020

Holy Thursday 9th April

16.40 - 17.35       Mass of the Lord’s Supper.  Father Joe Campbell CC, Mullingar, Diocese of Meath, to celebrate Mass in commemoration of the Last Supper and Christ’s agony in Gethsemane, from the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar. (RTÉ One TV and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra / LW252 / Digital Radio platforms. The Mass will air on radio at the later time of 19.00.)

Good Friday 10th April

15.00 - 16.00       Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday.  Live from the Cathedral of Christ the King, Father Derek Darby commemorates the Passion

and death of Christ, observing full health and social distancing protocols. (RTÉ One TV & RTÉ Radio 1Extra/LW252)

22.00 - 22.30      The Leap of Faith. Michael Comyn asks whether and how the Easter story continues to resonate with people in today’s Ireland

(Radio 1).

Holy Saturday 11th April

22.00 - 23.00       Easter Vigil Mass.  Bishop Tom Deenihan of Meath celebrates the resurrection of Christ, with a vigil Mass in the Cathedral of Christ the King. Beginning with the lighting of the Paschal candle, the liturgy, which signifies the triumph of light over darkness and of life over death (RTÉ Two & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra/LW252).

Easter Sunday 12th April

10.00 - 11.00       Easter Sunday Mass. A Eurovision Mass, previously planned for Metz Cathedral, takes place instead in the Dominican Convent of Saint Jacques (Saint James the Great) in Paris, due to France’s COVID-related restrictions on indoor gatherings. Translation and commentary are by Fr. Thomas McCarthy OP (RTÉ One & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra).

11.00 - 11.20       Urbi et Orbi: Pope Francis’ Easter Message.  Pope Francis will deliver his Easter blessing To the city and the world with prayerand encouragement by video link from within the Vatican. Translation and commentary by Fr. Thomas McCarthy OP (RTÉ One).

 

APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY AGENT FORM DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AFFAIRS AND SOCIAL PROTECTION

TO BE USED WHEN THE DEASP CLAIMANT IS PAID BY SOCIAL SERVICES SWIPE CARD AND IS UNABLE TO ATTEND AT THE POST OFFICE. Please note: A Temporary Agent Form must be completed for every collection. If you can’t get to the post office to collect your pension or any other social welfare payment, you can now allow somebody else, known as a temporary agent, to collect it. The Temporary Agent form is available in all post offices or online. We would highly recommend that a family member or trusted friend does this for you. If you do not have a nominated person available please contact the

dlr Community Call Helpline where you will be referred to a support organisation that will be able to facilitate you. Call: 01-271 3199 (Monday to Sunday 8 am – 8 pm – 7 days a week), email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dear Parishioners,

Two weeks ago nobody is their wildest dreams could have imagined with what a catastrophic effect the Corona Virus would have struck our Parish, our country and our world. We are living in what many have called unprecedented times. We are at war with an invisible enemy.

As people of faith we are called to face the fears of this moment with courage not our own and with a generous heart. God is with his people in good times and in bad. Like believers in every age we say “If I should walk in the Valley of darkness, no evil would I fear for You are there”.

In an hour of trial Jesus calls on us his followers to serve the common good, by taking responsibility for each other and to prioritise the most vulnerable in our Community, ahead of our individual wants and aspirations. At this time, our first concern has to the for the elderly, the ill and those with underlying medical conditions.

It is for this reason that the celebration of Mass in our Church has been suspended and the Church itself is closed until further notice.

I encourage you to pray at home each day. To remember all who have died as a result of the virus, those who are in mourning for lost loved ones, those suffering from the virus and especially the wonderful health workers who risk their own health and lives in tending to others. Please add the Memorare to your prayers.

Use your phone each day to keep in contact with people you know, especially those elderly living alone – these are very difficult times for them.

Have courage. Keep the Faith. Hopefully we will return to our Church for a Mass of Thanksgiving when these days of darkness and fear have passed.

God bless and keep you all safe and healthy,

Fr. Paul and Fr. Martin

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

CORONAVIRUS MEASURES

DUE TO MEASURES INTRODUCED BY HEALTHCARE AUTHORITIES LIMITING ATTENDANCE AT PUBLIC INDOOR GATHERINGS TO 100 PEOPLE, MASS IN THIS CHURCH IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The Parish Office will remain closed until further notice. 

We have a duty of care to our parishioners and to all in our country to protect the health of people. The situation will be reviewed as new information becomes available.

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Day Masses is now removed. This is a time for us to pray for each other and for our country and our world as we face this crisis.

There will be a Mass broadcast from Cabinteely Church on the webcam on Sundays at 10 AM and also from Foxrock Church. Please visit their websites and tune into their web broadcast. Please continue to pray and to look after your neighbours.

LIST OF CHURCHES WITH WEBCAMS

Please check their websites for further information

Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dalkey                                                                            http://www.dalkeyparish.ie/

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock           www.foxrockparish.ie

Newtownpark Blackrock                                       www.newtownparkparish.com

St. Brigid’s Cabinteely                                          https://cabinteelyparish.ie/

Church of St. Therese, Mount Merrion               www.mountmerrionparish.ie

St. Anne’s, Shankill                                            www.stannesparishshankill.com

Church of The Assumption, Booterstown         www.booterstownparish.ie

Church of the Apostles, Ballybrack             www.ballybrack-killiney-parish.org

 COVID-19 community supports are now in place to ensure vulnerable members of the community are reached and helped at this time.

These comprise the local authority, Health Service Executive, County Champions, An Post, Community Welfare Service, An Garda Síochána, other State organisations, charities and other stakeholders.

These Dedicated helplines are focused specifically on ensuring that the cocooning elderly, vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown  

Helpline 01 271 3199. Opens 9am every day. Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

South Dublin County Council

Helpline 01-4149043 with the lines initially open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week.

Out of hours email contact through  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Other Support Services

ALONE national support line for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary.

The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

SeniorLine is a national, confidential listening service for older people, run by trained older volunteers. If you are feeling worried, stressed or isolated at this very unnerving time, please feel free to ring this FREEPHONE service anytime between 10 am and 10 pm on any day of the week on 1800 80 45 91.

Age Action and the Irish Red Cross have raised funds to provide additional assistance to older and vulnerable people around Ireland who are experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic by making once-off grants, up to a maximum of €500, per person/household affected.

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Phone: Irish Red Cross at 01 6424600 or Tel: (01) 475 6989   Lo Call: 1890 369369

NEW PILGRIM PATH WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

As we begin Holy Week, we remember the Passion of our Lord. The original meaning of the word is ‘suffering’. In today’s suffering world, bound by our common humanity, we are increasingly learning the meaning of the word ‘compassion’, ‘to ‘suffer with’. Karen Armstrong, internationally acclaimed religious historian, promotes a new kind of religious discourse that goes back to the core values of religion:  the ‘Golden Rule’ shared by all the world’s great religions: treat others as you would yourself like to be treated.  

The Charter for Compassion which she founded calls on humankind to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion. The Charter has partnered with more than 1,300 organizations in 50 countries to spread and concretely implement its message of compassion. Learn more and listen to Armstrong’s electrifying TED talk at: www.newpilgrimpath.ie

YOU ARE BEING PRAYED FOR AT KNOCK

At this very worrying and distressing time, we here at the National Marian Shrine, Knock wish to let you all know that you are being prayed for. We pray in particular that a vaccine will be found to eliminate the virus, for a full recovery for victims and for all medical and civic personnel.

As there are no public Masses being celebrated from KnockShrine at present, and while our churches are open for private prayer, Mass will only be broadcast on our website at 12 noon and 7.30pm (beginning with Rosary at 7pm) each day to pray for the elimination of the virus, for victims affected, their recovery and for all medical and civic personnel.  We invite you to join us for the celebration of the Eucharist from home on our webcam at www.knockshrine.ie Pray the special prayer composed:

Lord, in 1879 the Apparition in Knock gave comfort and hope to your people in a time of distress and worry. In the presence of Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist and the Lamb of God you showed us that we are neither alone nor abandoned in times of great need, personally and as a people. We ask you Lord, to walk with us again as we face the Coronavirus. Help our medical personnel to bring the virus to a swift end and bless them in their work. We ask healing and recovery to be given to all who are suffering from the virus, its victims and their families. May all of us, Lord, be strengthened by the spiritual support of the Christian community at this time through prayer, fasting and concern for one another. May we never abandon hope in the face of adversity and trust in your love for us. Amen. Our Lady of Knock, pray for us. St. Joseph, pray for us. St. John the Evangelist, pray for us.    

GROW IN LOVE PARISH LINK - Wish to inform you of the postponement of the weekly group until further notice. 

 

SCRIPTURE STUDY - The Scripture Study Classes have been postponed until further notice. Contact: 087 612 3675.

THE DLR NETWORK FOR OLDER PEOPLE AND CROSSCARE COMMUNITY CAFÉ

Wish to inform you of the postponement of the weekly Coffee Mornings in the Crosscare Community Café, until further notice.

SAINT JOSEPH’S SHANKILL 

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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