23 May 2019, Thursday
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

 

We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song.

We pray that this Easter and throughout the Year you will experience the blessing of peace promised by the Risen Lord.

THANK YOU

We thank all those who attended the Holy Week Ceremonies in St. Michael’s which is a real witness of faith in the Risen Lord. We wish to thank Michael O’Sullivan the Sacristan, Christine O’Connell and Sr. Andrea in the office for their wonderful work during Holy Week. Thanks to David Connolly, Rita Finan and the Choir. We thank Norman O’Connor and the Ministers of Holy Communion and Ministers of the Word. We are grateful to the faithful band of Church Cleaners; to Pat Keogh and the Church Collectors. The Altar Servers Eimear and Raphael. All of us together can work for the spread of the Gospel and the Good News of the Risen Christ.

NEW PILGRIM PATH WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says Pope Francis in this searing TED talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don't, Francis provides illuminating commentary on the world. For this, and other rich online spiritual resources, visit: www.NewPilgrimPath.ie

Remembrance Service

A Little Lifetime Foundation (ALLF) will hold a Blessing of Remembrance in Glasnevin Cemetery at the Old Angels Memory Garden on Sunday 26th May at 3 pm. This special Blessing of Remembrance is for all parents, family members and friends who lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, cot death or died shortly after birth. This invitation is for all families who have lost a baby - we hope you will find some comfort in coming together to remember your baby in a special way.

 

LIVING WELL WITH DEMENTIA

Dublin South (LWwD) invitation to opening of a special Art Exhibition ‘Can you see what I see’ by Caroline Hyland on Monday 27th May at the Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire from 6 pm to 8 pm. There will be information tables on level 3 and 4. The Cathaoirleach of DLRD will open the Exhibition at 6.30 pm with light refreshments provided. All welcome.

SHANGANAGH - CEMETERY SUNDAY

Mass of Remembrance and Blessing of Graves Sunday 26th May at 3 p.m. Shanganagh Cemetery, Shankill. All welcome.

Habemus Chamber Choir

Will perform an evening of diverse, resonant and exquisitely chosen music on Sunday 26th May at 7.30 pm in St. Joseph’s Glasthule. The proceeds from the evening will be donated to Group 514 of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust, who are going to Lourdes in June. This group was set up to provide those who are less able, an opportunity to visit Lourdes and be part of a life changing pilgrimage and holiday. The Group are joined annually by parishioners from Glasthule, both by fundraising and taking part in the pilgrimage as a guest or carer. Tickets will be on sale on Sunday 19th May after all masses and at the door on the night of the Concert. Tickets €10 for OAP and students and €15 for adults.

 

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.

DIABETES IRELAND DUN LAOGHAIRE BRANCH - DIABETES INFORMATION MEETING

Wednesday 29th May at 8 p.m. in the Stillorgan Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan. Speakers Dr. Paul O'Dwyer, Group Clinical Advisor, Dental Care Ireland and Professor Suzanne Norris, Consultant Hepatologist, St. James Hospital . Tea and Coffee served. Admission free. Lo-Call 1850 909 909.

 

PRAYING THE ROSARY 

Each day in May 2019, thousands of people from all around Ireland will gather at their local Grottos to recite the Rosary for Faith and Life in Ireland. Call 087 278 6552 or www.coastalrosaryireland.ie

Rosary each night (except Saturdays) for month of May at 7.30 pm at Our Lady’s Grotto, Oliver Plunkett Road, Monkstown.

Barnardos is seeking volunteers for their Dalkey Shop (1 Blue Court, Convent Road, Dalkey) to cover the following shifts: mornings on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and afternoons on Saturdays. Volunteers will receive full training, support and supervision. For more information or to register interest in volunteering please contact Suzanne, Barnardos Volunteer Service, on 01 7080431 / 086 8570112 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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.

 

MAY DEVOTIONS

Our Parish Rosary Group will lead the May Devotions each morning – Monday to Saturday inclusive after 10 a.m. Mass. These Devotions will be offered in a special way for Vocations to Priesthood and the protection of human life. 

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.

 

PRAYING THE ROSARY

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

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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