20 July 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 July 21st at 8 p.m. will be given by Johannes Krahl (winner Northern Ireland International Organ Festival 2018).

 

NEW PILGRIM PATH WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

At Prayer with Thomas Merton” presents daily prayers for dawn and dusk, drawn from the writings of the great 20th century Trappist mystic, Thomas Merton, interwoven with excerpts set to music composed by the sacred music composer (and president of the International Thomas Merton Society), Kathleen Deignan, C.N.D. It is a beautiful resource for a contemplative start and finish to each day of the week. Visitwww.NewPilgrimPath.ie

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY

Friday 26th July is the Feast Day of St. Joachim and St. Anne, parents of Our Lady and Grandparents of Jesus. Visit www.nationalgrandparentspilgrimage.com

PRAYER FOR GRANDPARENTS

Lord Jesus, you were born of the Virgin Mary, the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne. Look with love on grandparents the world over. Protect them! They are a source of enrichment for families, for the Church and for all of society. Support them! As they grow older, may they continue to be for their families strong pillars of Gospel faith, guardians of noble domestic ideals, living treasuries of sound religious traditions. Make them teachers of wisdom and courage, that they may pass on to future generations the fruits of their mature human and spiritual experience. Lord Jesus, help families and society to value the presence and role of grandparents. May they never be ignored or excluded, but always encounter respect and love. Help them to live serenely and to feel welcomed in all the years of live which you give them. Mary, Mother of all the living, keep grandparents constantly in your care, accompany them on their earthly pilgrimage, and by your prayers, grant that all families may one day be reunited in our heavenly homeland, where you await all humanity for the great embrace of life without end. Amen!

                                                                                Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

 

PRAYING THE ROSARY

Rosary each Saturday at 2.30 pm at Our Lady’s Grotto, Oliver Plunkett Road, Monkstown.

Rosary for Peace at 3 p.m. every Saturday in St. Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire.

RECRUITMENT COFFEE MORNING

SVP are holding a Recruitment Coffee Morning on Wednesday 24th July in the Lexicon Dun Laoghaire from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm. All are welcome.

 

DUN LAOGHAIRE ACTIVE RETIREMENT PLEASE NOTE: There will be No Monthly Meeting heldin July and 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

VOLUNTEERS

St Vincent De Paul urgently need volunteers in the areas of Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare to work in assistance with individuals and families for just once a week.   This will be for about 3 hours, day or night, (whatever suits you best).  Full training and support provided. For more information: www.SVP.ie/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / or (01) 819 8405.

PLEASE NOTE

If anyone is interested in travelling on the Dublin Pilgrimage to Lourdes they should contact the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office for information on the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage, 4th – 9th September, at 01-808 7555 / 837 6820.

 

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.

 

FATIMA PILGRIMAGE 9th to 16th SEPTEMBER 2019

7 Nights Full Board - €799 per person sharing in Domus Pacis Hotel, Fatima. Single supplement available. Further information can be seen on the Church Noticeboard - Fatima Poster. You can also contact Mary at 087 654 2925 or Eileen 01 457 4832.

 

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.

 

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2019 

Holy Land 13th to 21st September, Direct flight Dublin to Tel Aviv, 8 nights Dinner, B&B, Coach, entrance fees. €1695 p.p.s. Join a Dublin parish on this trip of a  lifetime. With the opportunity to see all the places that we have head about since childhood, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Magdala, and much more. Pick up a leaflet in the church www.maptravel.ie or

email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 01 878 3111.

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.

DUN LAOGHAIRE ACTIVE RETIREMENT  - Fun exercise classes for older people every Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. for one hour in the Boylan Centre. Contact Tony 085 784 6073.

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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