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21 January 2018
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St Mary’s, Lucan

www. www.lucanparish.com

Pastoral Council Meeting
The Pastoral Council had its first meeting of 2018 on Mon 15th last.
It was a very busy evening. Organisers of the Parish Mission were invited also to come and share with us their experience of the Mission. We hope this will help us to discern how best to serve all our parishioners in the coming year.
We sincerely thank the Coordinators who did Trojan work for weeks and months before the event.

Another item for discussion was the World Meeting of Families to be held in Dublin in August. Living in the Dublin area, we are privileged to be at the centre of what will be a momentous event and we are planning to be part of it! Catholics will travel to Dublin from all over the world –USA, Asia, Australia, Canada, Africa & South America. See the huge plans underway at www.worldmeeting2018.ie
A. Clayton

Parish

Christian Meditation
We meet each Tuesday at 8pm in The Bungalow.
All welcome
Sr. Geraldine, 6217158

Confirmation Dates 2018
Gael Scoil Naomh Pádraig - Tuesday 6th February
Gael Scoil Eiscir Riada - Thursday 8th February
Scoil Mhuire Girls N.S. and St Andrew's - Friday 9th March
St Mary's Boys N.S. and Lucan Educate Together - Friday 16th March

St Mary's Folk Group
Our next Mass is this Sunday at 12.15pm. Come along and take part in the singing

Legion of Mary
We meet in Room 2 in the Parish Centre every Wednesday at 6.30pm. We are much involved in home visits and nursing homes. With extra help we could a wider range of work in the parish.
Come and join us, you will not regret it.
More info: Peter 01 6241105/Brigid 01 6281686

St Mary's Church Car Park will close at 4.15pm each weekday.

Parish Ministry
It is an important part of our ministry to support people in times of sickness and bereavement. We would greatly appreciate it, if you would let us know if someone in your family is ill or admitted to hospital.
Phone Parish Office – 6217041 between 9.30 and 2pm.

Holy Communion for the sick and housebound
If you wish to avail of this service or if you know someone who does, please contact Sr. Geraldine, ph. 6217158 or one of the priests.

Bethany Bereavement Support Group
Bethany Group is available to listen to or just be there for anyone who is feeling lonely or lost following the death of a loved one. We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month from 10.30am-11.30am, also on the 4th Thursday of each month from 8pm - 9pm.
Parish Centre – 6217041

 

St Patrick’s Esker/Dodsboro/Adamstown

www.stpatrickslucan.ie

Esker Folk Group
The group is looking for new members both musicians and singers.
Please contact Dave at 087 7867781.

Bethany Bereavement Support Group
This is a voluntary parish based ministry which aims to help and support those who have suffered a loss through bereavement or otherwise. Grieving is a natural process which can be helped by someone listening with empathy and understanding. We meet from 8pm to 9pm in the Pastoral Centre, St. Patrick’s Church. This is a free, confidential service and is available to everyone in Lucan and the outlying areas.

We can be contacted through the Parish office: Tel: (01) 628 1018 or 089 2507213, or Email: stpatrickschurchesker@eircom.net

 

Parish of Divine Mercy, Lucan South

www.lucansouthparish.net

Monday Night Prayer Group
New meeting time 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Prayer Group
Meet in the day chapel, Divine Mercy Church every Friday from 6pm - 8pm. All welcome.

Visitation Group
A big thank you to all who have volunteered…we need a few more…are you free one hour every few weeks to visit someone housebound or in hospital? We are putting together a visitation team to reach out to those who would like contact from the parish. If interested please give your name in the sacristy.

Sick and Homebound
Ministers of the Eucharist would be happy to bring Holy Communion to the sick and homebound. Contact: Fr. Éamonn or Parish Sisters.

 

Pilgrimages

Medjugorje 2018
May 9th to 16th €599 - pps.
And
May 7th to 16th €625 pps.
Contact Pat and Phil 087 2238911

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages 2018
7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from €279 per person. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com.

 

Accord Marriage Care

Relationship and marriage counselling
“If you can't talk to one another talk to us”
Accord Marriage Care
Lucan, Phone 6010844

 

Crosscare’s Care Local - Plate Pals Mealtime Companion

Crosscare's Care Local is seeking volunteers as Plate Pals Mealtime Companions, in Nursing-homes throughout Dublin with a commitment of 1-3 mealtimes per week. Plate Pals combat malnutrition and isolation among residents by providing valuable one-to-one assistance at mealtimes, providing gentle reminders and words of encouragement for the full hour it can take them to finish a full meal. Current openings in St. Mary’s Hospital in the Phoenix Park. To learn more, please call Peter Donnelly on 01-836 0011, ext. 135 or visit the volunteer page on our website for an application

 

Amen Support Group

Amen Support Group Meetings for male victims of domestic abuse and men experiencing difficulties with their relationship will commence in October.
Please contact 0469023718 for further details.

 

AA Meetings

St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Lucan Road, Fri. nights 8.30pm.
Further information – Tel. 01-8420700.
E-mail: gso@alcoholicsanonymous.ie

 

 

Ministers of the Parishes

Moderator - Fr. John Hassett,127 Castlegate Way, Adamstown. Ph. 6812088

St. Mary’s – Lucan
Fr. Philip Curran, 231 Beech Park, Lucan. Phone 2533804
Fr. Thomas Kennedy, 14 Roselawn, Lucan. Phone 6280205

St. Patrick’s – Esker / Dodsboro / Adamstown
Fr. John Hassett,127 Castlegate Way, Adamstown. Ph. 6812088
Fr. Denis Carroll, Retired.

Divine Mercy – Lucan South
Fr John Laizer, 32 Earlsfort Road. Ph. 6212560

St. Andrew’s – Church of Ireland
Rev. Scott Peoples, 5 Upper Cross, Ballyowen Lane. Ph. 6249147
Rev. Sandra Hales, 280 Riverforest, Leixlip. Ph. 6014679

Lucan Methodist Church
No contact number at present

Lucan Presbyterian Church
Rev Richard Houston
Church Office- 01 628 0217