24 September 2017, Sunday
Parish News

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

We will shortly be reviewing the new Mass times as promised. We thank you for your co-operation. The Sunday Mass schedule will continue as listed.

Saturday 6 p.m.   Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey, Monkstown, Kill-O-the-Grange

                6.30 p.m.   Glasthule, Sallynoggin

Sunday  8.30 a.m.   Sallynoggin

              8.45 a.m.    Dalkey

              9.00 a.m.    Monkstown (Bi-lingual), Kill-O-the-Grange

              9.15 a.m.    Dun Laoghaire

            10.00 a.m.    Sallynoggin (Irish), Dalkey, St. Michael's Hospital Chapel

            10.15 a.m.    Glasthule

            10.30 a.m.    Monkstown, Kill-O-the-Grange

            11.15 a.m.    Dalkey

            11.30 a.m.    Dun Laoghaire, Sallynoggin, Glasthule

            12.00 noon   Monkstown

            12.30 p.m.    Kill-O-the-Grange, Glasthule, Dalkey

             1.00 p.m.     Dun Laoghaire

             5.30 p.m.     Sallynoggin

             7.30 p.m.     Dalkey (Returning 3rd September)  

22 Sunday Masses + 6 Vigil Masses: 4 x 6.00 p.m., 2 x 6.30 p.m. = 28 Masses, 16 Time slots

DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING DAY SUNDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2017

Safeguarding is all the things we do to ensure that children and vulnerable adults are protected from harm.

The Archdiocese of Dublin values and encourages the participation of children and young people in Parish Liturgies and in Diocesan activities. Each Parish has safeguarding representatives who ensure that diocesan safeguarding policies and practices are followed in this parish. Safeguarding is about creating an environment which facilitates such involvement so that all can grow strong in their faith as they experience the love of Jesus in his Church. Everyone who ministers in the Parish is a representative of the Church and must observe safeguarding practices and guidelines. This is now a legal requirement. We are at present continuing the Garda Vetting process, ensuring that all our volunteers are compliant with this law.

Pope Francis said: “Families need to know that the Church is making every effort to protect their children. They should also know that they have every right to turn to the Church with full confidence for it is a safe and secure home”.

We need to constantly remind ourselves of the importance of following safeguarding procedures and good practice guidelines. It is not an optional extra. Anyone concerned about the safety or welfare of children or vulnerable adults should contact the Diocesan Safeguarding and Protection Service, the H.S.E. or in an emergency, the Gardai. These details are displayed on the Notice boards in St. Michael’s Church.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND ROSARY INTENTION

In preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018 the Rosary Intention and Eucharistic Adoration after the 10 am Mass each morning will be for the family and for the protection of the unborn child. Booklets on the table beside the Adoration signing register. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be held 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.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINESUNDAY 1st OCTOBER 2017

Coaches depart St. Michael’s Church at 8 a.m. Breakfast and Dinner in the Longford Arms Hotel. Due to cancellations we have a limited numbers of seats still available on coaches travelling to Knock. All monies due must be paid by 29th September. Please contact the Parish Office - Monday to Friday on 01 280 4969.

LOCAL CONFERENCE OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

Monthly Collection will be held this weekend Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017. Your generous support will be greatly appreciated.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

Since 2016, the World Council of Churches, Global Catholic Climate Movement, Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, Anglican Communion Environmental Network, Act Alliance, and several other Christian agencies have collaborated in an ecumenical celebration of Season of Creation. Until the 4th October, Christians around the world are praying and caring for creation. See www.NewPilgrimPath.ie for links to inspirational and practical resources.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY CLOTHING DRIVE

The Irish Cancer Society with the help of BT Ireland are running a massive fund raising sale in all of their shops on Thursday October 19th. On this day 300 BT staff will take on the management of the shops nationwide. Last year on this one day we managed to raise €157,000 for the Irish Cancer Society to support the great work that they do 365 days a year. You can join in this great fund raising effort by bringing your unwanted clothing, bric-a-brac and saleable items here to the church next weekend September 30th and October 1st, where they will be collected and distributed to the shops. We would also appeal to you to visit the Irish Cancer shops in Dun Laoghaire, Bray and nationwide on the 19th October to pick up a bargain and support this great cause. Collection bags are available at the entrance to the church. 100% of items collected and funds raised go directly to the Irish Cancer Society. Thank you.

ROCKFORD MANOR SCHOOL OPEN NIGHT

Rockford Manor GirlsSecondary School invites you to the Open Night on Thursday 28th September from 7 pm to 8.30 pm for all interested parents and their daughters. Principal's Welcome at 7.15 p.m. You are welcome to come in to meet the Principal, view the School and chat with some members of the Teaching Staff who will be available to answer any questions. "Great results - great things happening". Located on the Stradbrook Road in Blackrock, the school is conveniently served by Public Transport. Tel: 01 280 1522 or www.rockfordmanor.ie

MEETING OF HOUSE TO HOUSE COLLECTORS

Takes place on Monday 25th September. Many thanks to all Collectors and Subscribers.

ECHOES MAEVE BINCHY AND IRISH WRITERS

Saturday 30th September is a full day event 9.30 - 5.30 at DalkeyCastle. Writers Gordon Snell, Martina Devlin, Joseph O’Connor, Róisín Ingle and Bernard Farrell will speak between readings and recordings.

Prof. Margaret Kelleher, UCD will open the day with Maeve Binchy, her lasting appeal. Actor,Barry McGovern will talk about playing Beckett roles and explore the Beckett connection in Maeve’s story When Beckett met Binchy. Playwright and personal friend to Maeve and Gordon, Bernard Farrell will close the day on Maeve-A Legacy in Laughter. Book at www.echoes/booktickets Special offer for local groups of 5+ at DalkeyCastle. Tel: 01 285 8366.

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY

The next Monthly Meeting is on Friday 29th September after 10 am Mass in the Boylan Centre, Dun Laoghaire All members are invited to attend this meeting. New members contact 087 769 1022 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

PRESENTATION BROTHERS' GLASTHULE

Study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, takes place in Presentation Brothers' Hall, Glasthule for 12 weeks, beginning Wednesday 13th September.

SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMME

Lumen – Dominican Centre, Blackrock is running a two year part-time programme on Thursday evenings and six Saturdays to start on 28 September 2017.  It is exciting and inspiring and is open to all, no prior learning needed. Contact Anne Ryan, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 086 884 3652.  

SCHOOL RE-OPENING 2017

We welcome all our students, teachers, parents and all involved with the education of the young back to school for the new academic year. May God bless and direct everyone involved in the work of education and formation.

To be entrusted with the development and well being of our children is to be entrusted with the future itself.

PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY PROGRAMME

Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week, Adult Faith Development course on Thursday evenings in ClonliffeCollege, September to May (7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.). Start date: Thursday 28th. September. Applications accepted while places remain.  Contact: Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan at 8379253 Ext. 294; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "'; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text76041 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SCRIPTURE STUDY

Scripture Study Class recommences on Monday 25th September 2017 at 7.30 p.m. in St. Michael's Convent Chapel (entrance through Main door of Hospital, Dun Laoghaire. Contact: 01 280 7798 or 087 6123 675.

ADULT EDUCATION SERVICE DUN LAOGHAIRE

Support for adults with Reading, Writing, Spelling, Maths  and Computers. Courses free to eligible participants. Contact: 01 204 3681 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please Note:

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VOLUNTEER ROLE IN CROSSCARE DUN LAOGHAIRE YOUTH SERVICE

Any Guitar heroes looking to come to our rescue in Crosscare Dun Laoghaire youth service? (Guitars included!) We are looking for someone or some "two" to give lessons to a group of young people or 1 to1 for 8 sessions (Tuesday or Thursday 3 - 5 pm) in September. It's a short term opportunity to share your passion for music whilst getting an opportunity to work with young people! For more information please contact Orla on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 01 836 0011 Ext. 151 for more details.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018

Volunteer Application Process is now open! You can apply to volunteer here www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer. Everyone who has expressed an interest in volunteering will need to fill in their volunteer application form. We have also uploaded information on our volunteer programme to our website. Applicants to volunteer must be residents of the island of Ireland at the time of application and be over 18 years of age, as of 1st January 2018 (or as part of a group), among other terms and conditions. Volunteers can also help in the lead up to the event in the main offices of WMOF2018 and in various preparatory events taking place around Ireland.

LITURGICAL PUBLICATIONS OF IRELAND

Christine Daly (LPI) has been visiting these past weeks securing advertisers for our new format Newsletter beginning soon. We thank all of the new sponsors who have committed to the Newsletter for this year.

If you would be interested in sponsoring an ad for your business or on behalf of your favorite charity or organization there is still time. Please contact Christine Daly at 086-813 7924 to discuss placing your ad.

Please use the Newsletter as a resource whenever you are in need of products or services, supporting our advertisers. It is their generosity that will provide the Newsletter at no cost to our Church.

ST. MICHAEL’S PARISH

BAPTISMS From January 2016 Baptisms in St. Michael’s Parish will take place on the second Saturday of each month at 12 noon.

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 Mrs. Noreen Tierney and Sr. 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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