31 January 2023, Tuesday
Parish News

“May each Christmas as it comes, find us more and more like him, who at this time became a little child for our sake, more humble, more holy, more happy, more full of God”. Blessed John Henry Newman.

CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS

Wishing you all the peace and joy for Christmas and every blessing for the New Year

Very Rev. Paul Tyrrell P.P.

Rev. Martin Daly, C.C.

Rev. Ciaran Enright, C.C.

WEARING OF FACE MASKS

Due to the increase of Covid cases. For the foreseeable future we are requesting the wearing of face masks at all Church services.

BLESSING OF CANDLES

Blessing of Candles for Church and Home use will take place on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, Thursday 2nd February 2023. Please take your Candles along to the Mass on Thursday at 10 am. Thank you.

FEAST OF ST. BLAISE – GRANDPARENTS DAY

The Blessing of Throats will take place at 10 a.m. Mass.

MEETING OF HOUSE TO HOUSE COLLECTORS

The next meeting of the House to House Collectors will take place on Monday 30th January. Many thanks to all Collectors and Subscribers.

NEW PILGRIM PATH WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

To make His face known (cf. John 17:26) Spiritual Lessons from TreesThe Bible mentions trees more than any living thing other than humans. The Christian has immensely valuable lessons to learn from trees, whose magnificence emerges from underground, from seeming immobility and darkness. In our Website of the Week, we look at the spiritual lessons offered by trees, from three different and  beautiful perspectives. Visit www.newpilgrimpath.ie

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2023

February 2023 marks the 31st celebration of World Day of the Sick instituted by Saint John Paul II and is celebrated on Saturday 11th February.'Take Care of Him – Go and Do the Same Yourselves’ ‘Illness is part of our human condition. Yet, if illness is experienced in isolation and abandonment, unaccompanied by care and compassion, it can become inhumane.’ (Pope Francis 2023). In that spirit, we place those who are sick in mind, body or spirit at the centre of our time of prayer with God who is charity and love. Let us surround them with compassion.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES

A Visit to Lourdes Grotto, Oblate Fathers, Inchicore in honour of the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on 11th February 2023. Mass will be held at 7 pm followed by a Torchlight procession. A bus leaves Holy Family Church, Kill-o’-the-Grange and Sallynoggin Church at 5.30 pm. Fare €10. Please come and join us. If you are interested, contact: Maria Monaghan at 086 357 6374 or 01 285 6069 (between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.)

ACCORD COLLECTION

The Annual Collection for Accord Dublin, the Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the Family, will be made at all Masses the weekend of Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February. Accord Dublin throughout the diocese offers Marriage Preparation courses – online, small groups; Counselling for couples and individuals experiencing difficulties in their relationships, currently online or by phone; A Relationship and Sexuality Programme for schools. Accord Dublin needs your support this year more than ever. Please give generously on February 11th and 12th.

PARISH MAINTENANCE FUND

Takes place after all Masses the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February 2023. Many thanks to all Collectors and Subscribers. Your generous support is deeply appreciated. This Collection is for our own Church.

LUMEN DOMINICAN CENTRE

Spring 2023 Registration now open. Lumen is a place of encounter, dialogue and learning in the heart of Blackrock on the south side of Dublin. Inspired by the Dominican ethos, we offer a broad range of morning, evening and online modules for adults of all ages. Gain from the experience and expertise of our tutors and lecturers in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. 28 In-person Modules and 4 Online Modules. Lumen Dominican Centre, Sion Hill Campus, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Information leaflets available in the Church. Contact: 01 288 2075. To register online please visit: www.lumenop.ie

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. If you have any coins or foreign currency which can be repatriated please leave into the Parish Office.

SHINE CARERS GROUP

We the local carers group wish to make you aware of our presence, to offer you an invitation to join our monthly meeting with a view to participating in the support given and received by all who attend. This is an invitation extended to all as SHINE have carer groups throughout the country. We are a resource/information centre for those who wish to meet – discuss & formulate a possible carers solution to a family/personal mental illness issue (in confidence). We meet on first Monday of the month (on a bank holiday then it’s the 2nd Monday). SHINE Blackrock Branch, Centre for Living. Rose Hill, Carysfort Ave, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Daytime: 01 7098110.

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.

CASA ROSA DOMINICAN MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL

Serving the community since 1970. Enrolling now for one or two years. Free preschool year (ECCE) programmes. Commencing September 2023. Contact Casa Rosa Dominican Montessori Preschool, Convent Road, Dun Laoghaire or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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 .        

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. 

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.