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25 February 2018
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St Mary’s, Lucan


Justice and Peace Group - Lenten Talk
When: Tuesday 27th February - 8pm
Where: St Mary's Parish Centre
Lecturer: Fr Peter McVerry
Topic is: Families in Homelessness


World Meeting of Families 2018 – 25 weeks to go
Everyone is welcome!

Thousands of families – and single people – from all over the world are expected to visit Dublin in August for the World Meeting of Families. Each day more and more people apply. You, too, can register by going online at

Volunteers are needed to make this global event happen. We understand that a number of people, from the three parishes in the Lucan Group, have already signed up as volunteers and families have offered to host some of the overseas visitors in their home.

If you have signed up already, please let us know (the Parish Office e-mail is The parish would be willing to bring WMOF2018 Volunteers together to support them as they begin their preparations for what is likely to be a once in a lifetime experience for many!

If you would like to speak to someone local about volunteering, just let one of us on the Pastoral Council or in the parish team know (there is a sheet in the Sacristy) and we’ll follow it up for you.

We had a very informative evening on Monday last at the first of the Parish Conversations on Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia (the Joy of Love). There was an interesting mix of video presentations prepared by the Diocese and discussions in small groups on the reality of life for modern families. The conversation continued to flow over a cup of tea at the end!

Session 2 will be on Monday next in the Parish Centre at 8.00 pm, after Evening Mass. All are welcome to attend – including those from the wider Lucan area.

The material is available online, for all to view, at

If you wish to hear more or get involved in the World Meeting, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Mary Jackson
(PPC member & WMOF Volunteer)

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

Confirmation Dates 2018
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

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

Lucan Gospel Choir
The Lucan Gospel Choir will be singing on Sunday morning at 10.30 mass in St. Patrick's Church, Esker.
We hope you can join us and sing along to some uplifting music for the soul.

As the father sent me, so I send you
Ecumenical Scripture reflections

Where? Pastor Centre
When? Mondays February 26th, March 5th 12th and 19th at 7.30pm
(Lead by Ministers of the Four Mains Traditions)
Catholic, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian, Methodist

Icons of the Holy Family Parish Retreat
Lead by Fr Damian McNeice
(assistant to Archbishop of Dublin)
Daily Mass during the retreat at 10am on Wednesday 14th, 21st, 28th March, with presentation taking place immediately afterwards in the Church) (followed by refreshments in the Pastoral Centre)

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:


Parish of Divine Mercy, Lucan South

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.



Medjugorje 2018
May 9th to 16th €599 - pps.
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

Holy Land Pilgrimage 23-31 October 2018
Last Sunday in the gospel we heard about Jesus in the wilderness, today we hear about the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor. Would you like to visit these amazing places. And also these other places that we have heard about since childhood Sea of Galilee, Cana, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Dead Sea and much more.

Would you like to join Leixlip Parish on this Pilgrimage? Price: €1,575.00 per person sharing (half board) This price includes: Direct flights Dublin - Tel Aviv return, Airport taxes and charges, 8 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels (twin sharing), (3 nights Tiberias/5 nights Jerusalem), Dinner, bed and breakfast basis throughout, Transfers and coaching as per programme, Entrance fees where applicable .

MAP Travel 01878311


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.



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