25 September 2018, Tuesday
Parish News

NOTICE PARISH OFFICE

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS FROM FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER

RE-OPENS WEDNESDAY 3rd OCTOBER 2018

DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING DAY SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2018

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. 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 ensure 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.

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TOKNOCK SHRINE SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER 2018

Coaches depart St. Michael’s Church at 8 a.m.

Please Note: Limited places available on the SECOND COACH

Breakfast and Dinner in the Longford Arms Hotel. €50 all included to be paid in full.

Contact the Parish Office from Wednesday 3rd Octoberbetween 10 am and 12.30 pm on 280 4969.

 

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

Hook of Faith” is a new and visually beautiful Irish website from the diocese of Ferns (home to the famous Hook Head peninsula). Produced by a group called Ferns CAFÉ (Catholic Adult Formation and Education), the aim is to provide “interesting articles, prayers and parables” that will spark the interest of visitors to the site. For this, and for other online spiritual resources, visit www.newpilgrimpath.ie

 

LOCAL CONFERENCE OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

Monthly Collection will be held this weekend Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018. Your generous support will be greatly appreciated.

St. Vincent de Paul are looking for volunteers for St. Michael's Conference, Dun Laoghaire. Garda Vetting is essential. Please phone 087 134 9488 for more information.

 

SCRIPTURE STUDY

Scripture Study Class with Fr. Tom McDonald on Monday 1st October 2018 at 7.30 p.m. in St. Michael's Hospital Chapel (entrance through main door of Hospital), Dun Laoghaire. Topic: Parables of Jesus. Contact: 087 612 3675. All are welcome.

SHARING SPIRITUALITY

The inaugural meeting of a group dedicated to the above will take place on Monday 1st October 2018 in the Parish Centre of St. Joseph's Church, Glasthule at 8 p.m. The group will consider personal spirituality; share insights; and read or listen to the writings of some of the great spiritual guides gifted with the power to motivate and inspire. Discussion will be in a mindful spirit with the aim of supporting personal practice. All are welcome. Fáilte romhaibh go léir. The facilitator will be Carmel Heaney.

ROCKFORD MANOR SCHOOLOPEN NIGHT

Rockford Manor Girls Secondary School invites you to the Open Night on Thursday 27th September from 7 pm to 8.30 pm for all interested parents and their daughters. Principal's Welcome at 7.15 p.m. Located on the Stradbrook Road in Blackrock, the school is conveniently served by Public Transport. Tel: 01 280 1522 or www.rockfordmanor.ie

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST AND MINISTERS OF THE WORD

Evening of Prayer for all Ministers of the Eucharist and of the Word will take place on Friday 5th October 2018 at 7.30 p.m. in St. Michael’s Hospital Chapel (Entrance through main door St. Michael’s Hospital) All ministers are invited and encouraged to attend. 

OCTOBER DEVOTIONS

The October Devotions will commence on Monday 1st October immediately after the 10 a.m. Mass and will continue each morning Monday - Saturday for the month of October. The October Devotions consist of - The Rosary, Litany of Our Lady and the Prayer to St. Joseph. Everyone is encouraged to pray these Devotions either in Church or at home. The Devotions in the Church will be led by the members of the Parish Rosary Group.

SEASON OF CREATION

The Season of Creation begins this Saturday 1st September and ends on the 4th October, the Feast of St. Francis, with a renewed sense of vision and hope. The theme for this year’s celebration is “walking together.” You choose on the links provided below from the Trócaire website and the website of Global Catholic Climate Movement. Here are the links; https://www.trocaire.org/resources/parishes/climate-justice-parish-resources. https://www.trocaire.org/sites/default/files/season_of_creation_2018_guide.pdf

We take this opportunity to wish you all the best for the Season of Creation.

COMPUTERS FOR THE TERRIFIED! 1-TO-1 TRAINING FOR OVER 55’S

Are you frustrated by your lack of computer skills? Do you feel that the digital age has passed you by? Are you confused by well meaning family instruction (i.e. no patience with you!)?

Learn how to: Search the Internet; Send & receive emails; Shop and book flights; Use your own device or use computers available at some venues.

Age Action runs beginner courses in Computers, iPads, Tablets for older people who have little or no experience or for the absolutely terrified! Courses run once a week for 5/6 weeks. ALL COURSES ARE FREE OF CHARGE. Classes are run in Mounttown, Foxrock, Cabinteely, Stillorgan, Bray and City Centre. If you wish to become a volunteer or to book a course. Tel: (01) 475 6989.

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

 

SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA (DUBLIN DIOCESE)

Come to the Church of St. Laurence O'Toole, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow to honour Our Lady. Ceremonies are held on 13th of each Month May to October commencing at 12 noon - 4.30 p.m. Bus Enquiries (01) 281 8119 - All other Enquiries (01) 280 6677.

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.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND ROSARY INTENTION

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.

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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