13 November 2018, Tuesday
Parish News




“Journey with Jesus” is an American Presbyterian website offering a rich variety of inspirational poetry from writers as diverse as Teresa of Avila, GK Chesterton, John Donne, Thomas Aquinas, Seamus Heaney, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Mary Oliver, and many, many more. There are general spiritual poems, Celtic poems, and poems specific to the seasons of the Church year. Access this beautiful site and other valuable spiritual resources at www.newpilgrimpath.ie

Award winning Dalkey Players

Present“The Beauty Queen of Leenane” by Martin McDonagh in the Dalkey Town Hall, from Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th November.Tickets €15. Concession price €10 Tuesday night only. Booking: 087 9919261 or online (with booking fee) at www.eventbrite/e/the-beauty-queen-of-leenane  


Altar Server Day

After the wonderful joined experience of Altar Servers coming together for the World Meeting of Families and serving together at the masses in the RDS and Phoenix Park.  We are inviting Altar Servers from the Archdiocese of Dublin to gather on Saturday 24th November in St. Paul’s Arran Quay for a Diocesan Altar Server Day from 9.30 am – 2.30 pm with the Altar Servers getting to know others in the same ministry, singing, praying and sharing together. For further information please contact: Christina Malone at 0857162152 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it also Fr. Paul Thornton at 087 740 4729 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents are holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Monday 12th of November at 7:20 pm in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght, Dublin 24. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents.


Scripture Study Class with Fr. Tom McDonald on Monday 12th November 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.



The Altar List of the Dead remains open until the end of November. Envelopes for this purpose are available on the tables inside the Main doors of the Church. You are invited to prepare them and return them to the safe inside the Main door or hand them in at the Parish Office.

All Masses on the First Friday of each Month in St. Michael’s Church are offered for all those on the Altar List of the Dead.    



10 A.M. - 2 A.M. WEEKENDS. 1800 707 707 

Volunteer with Trócaire in Ireland   

Trócaire supports some of the most vulnerable people in the developing world, while also raising awareness of injustice and global poverty in Ireland. We are a group of committed individuals who meet three times a year in Dublin to organise initiatives in our communities for Trócaire. Would you be interested in becoming involved?  If so, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.trocaire.org/volunteer for more information.

The Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Centres in Dublin are walk-in information and support centre based in seven hospitals across the city for cancer patients, their families and anyone concerned about cancer.  We’re looking for volunteers to work with our Daffodil Centre Nurses. Duties include: Welcoming enquirers to the centre;Talking to enquirers, listening and identifying their needs and signposting to appropriate sources of information and support; For medical or complex queries arranging for the enquirer to talk to the Cancer Nurse. Training will be provided. For more information on becoming a volunteer please contact Deirdre Murphy, Irish Cancer Society Tel: 01 231 0564 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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


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.



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


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.


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.



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.



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.


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.  


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.


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. 


Divine Mercy Devotions take place each Wednesday afternoon from 2.30 to 3.30 p.m. in Our Lady of Victories Church, Sallynoggin.


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.


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.


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, 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.      

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
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 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.
You are respectfully reminded not to forget to turn on your Mobile phone after you have left the Church.THANK YOU.
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.