27 September 2022, Tuesday
Parish News

NEW PILGRIM PATH WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

Catholic Nonviolence Days of Action: 21st September to 2nd October 2022

2022 is the third year of the Catholic Nonviolence Days of Action (CNDA), celebrated between 21 September, the International Peace Day and 2 October, the International Day of Nonviolence and Gandhi’s birthday.  

The theme for 2022 is: “Blessed is every step toward nonviolence.” Acknowledging that a life of nonviolence is a process that takes daily work, you are invited to take steps that broaden your understanding of its many facets, steps that deepen your faith in the nonviolent message of the Gospel, and steps that increase your engagement as we build a nonviolent world for all of God’s creation. Pax Christi International has developed a valuable guide for groups and individuals to Making Active Nonviolence Our way of Life in the Church and the World. You can access it here: www.newpilgrimpath.ie

EBLANA CLUB EVENINGS

The weekly  talks and debates in Dún Laoghaire, continue Thursdays at 7.30 p.m. in the Eblana Club, 3 Eblana Avenue, Dún Laoghaire. On Thursday 29th September the talk will be given by local artist Veronica Heywood who will discuss "Legendary Irish Landscapes"  which is also the title of her book which was recently launched. Entry is free  and all are welcome as usual. 

Full information on all the 10 evenings (every Thursday to the end of November) available on eblanaforum.com To book a seat simply email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

UNIVERSITY CHURCH DUBLIN

Weekly Taizé services have resumed at Newman University Church on Tuesdays at 6 pm. The Taizé service includes about 40 minutes of song, prayer, and silence. The church is dimly lit, the Taizé cross is brought out as a focal point of prayer, and the congregation brings forward lit candles with their prayers. There is tea and biscuits after the service each Tuesday.

On Wednesday September 28th at 6 pm Brian Grogan SJ will give a talk at University Church titled “Climate Grief and Christian Hope”.

Saturday October 1st at 11 am Newman University Church are having a Nature Walk begins at the Church.

To end the Season of Creation on October 4th at 6 pm a Taizé service will be held in honour of St. Francis’s Feast Day.

DUN LAOGHAIRE ACTIVE RETIREMENT

The next Monthly Meeting will be held on Friday 30th September 2022 at 2 pm in the Boylan Centre, Sussex Street. New members welcome. Activities include: Bridge, Indoor Bowling, Chair exercises, Arts and Crafts, Creative Writing.

ST. MARY'S POPE'S QUAY CORK LET'S REFLECT ON OUR CHRISTIAN JOURNEY

Six courses live on Zoom. Each course is 7 evenings over 7 weeks for €70. Starts late September. To book your place or for more information email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 085 7464802 between 9 am and 5 pm.

TABLE QUIZ SEAPOINT RUGBY CLUB

In aid of Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann (O.N.E.) on Friday 7th October at 8 p.m. in Seapoint Rugby Club, Churchview Road, Killiney, Dublin. All welcome. Teams of 4. Entry fee €40. Prizes and Raffles. A great night out.

DOMINICAN COLLEGE SION HILL OPEN NIGHT

Sion Hill Blackrock Secondary School for Girls (since 1836) invites you to the Open Night on Thursday 29th September 2022 from 4.30 pm to 7 pm for all interested parents and their daughters. The school is conveniently served by Public Transport (Bus and Dart). Tel: 01 288 6791, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or www.sionhillcollege.ie

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 10 a.m.

SEASON OF CREATION

The Season of Creation began on 1st September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and will end on 4th October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology. This is the annual Christian celebration to listen and respond together to the cry of Creation. This year many Christian communities will unite around the theme, “Listen to the Voice of Creation.”

HOLY FAMILY CHURCH KILL-O-THE-GRANGE

For the Season of Creation starting Friday 2nd from 7 pm and 8 pm, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Holy Hour will be held each Friday in September. All welcome.

B.E. - BEGINNING EXPERIENCE

B.E. is a support group for those coping with the pain of loss of their life partner, through Death, Separation or Divorce. Few people are able to cope alone with the pain of loss. Coping effectively with bereavement is a skill we can all learn. Next Residential weekend will take place from 7th - 9th October in St Mary’s Priory Main Street Tallaght. For further information please contact 086 087 7379 or email MARINO INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

Are you looking for food for the mind and oxygen for the soul in the company of fellow travellers? Join the Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality and Human Development Programme. It is open for applications now. For more information www.mie.ie/spirituality. If interested please contact Mary at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or 087 450 8549.

A PEOPLE'S HISTORY

Capturing The Voices Of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, in partnership with the National Folklore Collection at University College Dublin, is carrying out an oral history project in the county, The People's History of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown. We are looking to speak with residents (and former residents) of the county area with a view to recording what they know about their families' and their own histories in the area.

We would love to reach out to members of parishes all over the county in the hope of connecting in particular with older parishioners who would be interested in taking part in this important project, which will become part of a major national archive and an invaluable research resource for years into the future. There is no need for participants to carry out any research, or to have specific information relating to particular dates or noteworthy events - we are interested above all in the experiences of ordinary families from the-area over the generations. Interviews can be carried out in English or Irish.

Anyone who would be interested can contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 087 118 3160 and we will get in touch to arrange an interview.

SHINE CARERS GROUP

For The Carers of those who are effected by Mental Illness meeting on First Monday each month 8 pm (2nd Monday if it's Bank Holiday) in the Centre for Living, top of Carysford Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. www.shinecarersblackrock.ie

KNOW YOUR FAITH PATHWAYS- EXPLORING FAITH & MINISTRY

Pathways is a two-year one night a week course for adults of all ages wish to explore their faith.  It runs from late September to May each year. There are no exams and no written work.  The only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate.  You can just come along and enjoy! The cost is €400 for the coming year which may be paid in instalments. This adult faith development programme begins this year in DCU St. Patrick's Campus, Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9 on Thursday 29th September from 7.00pm – 9.30 pm.  Booking is now open. Places are limited so early application is advisable, some sponsorship may be available for those of limited means. For more information please visit our webpage:

www.missionministry.ieor contact: Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD, Director, Pathways Programme.  Phone 01 808 7594, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ARCHDIOCESE SEEKING TO APPOINT PROPERTY ASSET MANAGER

The Archdiocese wishes to appoint an experienced Property Asset Manager to devise and deliver a comprehensive property strategy. The Property Asset Manager will assist parishes to:

  • Develop an asset management strategy, in collaboration with all stakeholders, to reflect emerging requirements.
  • Develop efficient and effective property management tools to deliver appropriate support and quality service to parishes and other end users.
  • Provide and deliver a property consolidation plan.
  • Develop a residential model to reflect the future needs of the diocese.
  • Manage all property related stakeholder relationships.

Full details can be found at dublindiocese.ie/vacancies/. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with enquiries.

WORLD YOUTH DAY – LISBON 2023

Parishes and Individuals are now invited to register their interest in either attending WYD Lisbon or organising a parish group to participate. Over the past year many parishes and people have noted in submissions for the Task Force and also preparatory meetings on Synod the importance of reaching out to younger people.

World Youth Day will take place 1st to 6th August in Lisbon 2023. Package options and costs are still being determined and the registration system will open in September. At present it is intended to have the option for teenagers aged 16-18 to participate as well as those aged 18-29. 

The Archdiocese of Dublin has a great tradition in participation at World Youth Day. This is a great opportunity to reach out to young people and connect them to young people in many parishes that will participate at WYD. A full pastoral programme for all pilgrims will also commence later in the year, with opportunities for leadership roles as well. Get in touch and keep in touch

We would like to hear from you between now and before September so that we can focus and fine tune the various package options that will be proposed.

Parishes are now invited to register their interest – providing information if possible on numbers and maybe local leaders also. Individuals can also use this system to register their interest. Groups (Schools, Third Level Chaplaincy, Faith groups) – can also use this system Expression of Interest for WYD Lisbon 2023   

Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .        

AWARE - SUPPORT & SELF CARE GROUPS

If you, or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, please consider using the Phone in and Zoom Support & Self Care Groups, the Support Line or Support Mail, now and throughout the holiday season. For more information about the groups www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/and all of our services on www.aware.ie/If you would like to volunteer with Aware, please see their website for more information:www.aware.ie/get-involved/volunteering/

TEEN HOPE CONNECTED 

Teen Hope Connected is a weekly Youth Group. It takes place every Wednesday 6-7pm via Zoom. Join us for fun, exploring faith and life with other Teens through small group discussions, top class games and prayer. If you are interested in joining, please email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

YCD CONNECTED – BRINGING YOUNG PEOPLE TOGETHER

The Young Church Dublin invite you to join our connected group for Young Adults (20’s 30’s) We meet online every Wednesday, from 8.00-9.00pm for some time of fellow, reflection on Scripture and prayer together. It provides an opportunity to connect in with other young adults in a community of faith. For more information please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GENERATION TECH

Generation Tech is a free service and is run by volunteers. Volunteer run FREE HELPLINE to help older people in Ireland with tech issues. Our volunteers are tech experts and work in shifts from 8am-8pm Monday to Friday. Support is provided over the phone. If you need help with smartphones, tablets, social media, apps, PCs, printers, etc. CALL US on: 01-9633 288. 

ACCORD Dublin has launched a new website.  For Sacramental Marriage Preparation Courses or for Marriage and Relationship Counselling please visit www.accorddublin.ie 

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown  Helpline 01 271 3199. Opens 9 am 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

COVID-19 TECH SUPPORT FOR OLDER PEOPLE

Covid19 Tech is a  group of I.T professionals who have come together from  across Ireland to volunteer and offer free tech support to Irish seniors in our communities so they can stay connected with their loved ones and required services during the Covid19 crisis. More information visit: https://covid19tech.ie

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.

 

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. 

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       

 
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.