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22 April 2018
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Parish notes

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St Mary’s, Lucan


Bible Group:
The Bible Group will start off next Monday 23rd April at 8pm in the Bungalow. We will talk about the New Testament and the Resurrection. All welcome.

Parish Pastoral Council:
PPC meets regular during the 12calender months to discuss various issues for the improvement of the parish. Their April meeting was held Saturday 14th, the main topics were:

Child Protection / Garda vetting:
The issue is tabled literally at every meeting and it is still on going to put clarity on certain issues.

Property and Finance:
It was highlighted, but nothing has changed from the last meeting held on 10th March 2018.

Parish Booklet:
The booklet is at the last finishing touches. It hoped to go into circulation to all the homes in the parish soon, it will be beneficial for the new families in the parish, it will also give them the insight information about the parish in general, and a bit of the history of the parish. It will be a nice thing to have in the home.

Parish Family Day:

The parish will be organising a parish family Fun Day on Sunday 24th June. It will be a big event, and it will be held in environs of the church grounds, it will start off with mass, and to mark the event, there will be a lot of activities for the families starting from the afternoon, there will be face painting, music and many more.
Please keep an eye for updates, in the parish website, Newsletter and Sunday Masses announcements.

Welcome Ministry:
When a credit is due, give it. Derek Carpenter, who devoted most of his valuable time, coordinated rosters in our parish for years has now resigned from the position, and on behalf of the parish community. We express our sincere gratitude to him for his dedicated service to this ministry.

Eighth Amendment Referendum:
The voting day for the Eighth amendment referendum is fast approaching. To repeal of Eighth amendment will alter attitudes to disability. There will be a Pro Life Rally in Dublin on Saturday 12th May. It is important that we actively support the Pro-Life cause and in the other hand, Supporting the Culture of Life. Bearing in mind that, if the Eighth amendment to be repealed, Ireland would be the first country in the world to hold a referendum to introduce abortion by popular vote. Saturday the 12th May
will be the final opportunity before Referendum Day, to add our presence to a large gathering, uniting together in a bid to retain the Eight Amendment and save the life of the unborn.

Leaflets will be distributed after Masses this coming weekend.

Charles Nwaokorie, PPC – Member

Thank You
CASA - Caring and Sharing Association thank most sincerely the parishioners of the St Mary's Church, Lucan for their very generous contributions to our Church gate collection held on the weekend of April 7th and 8th.
The collection which amounted to €1,422.00 will greatly help in the funding of our Lourdes Pilgrimage for our members, adults and children with Physical, Intellectual and Sensory and disabilities along with many sick and terminally ill people.
Thank you to all those who helped make the collection a great success. Thank you for your continued and valued support of CASA and please know that your efforts will make a difference to the lives of those that come into our care.

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

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

St Patrick's Parish Pilgrimage to Knock
Our pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 26th May
To book a place, please contact:
Marie Anderson - 087 2691786
Marie McBride - 087 1226766
Cost and times to be confirmed at a later date.


A Parish Journey –

the story of St Patrick's Esker Dodsboro Adamstown


This book is on Sale from St Patrick's Parish Office, Price €10
• Monday-Friday 10am - 12 noon
• Saturday-Sunday - After all Masses.< br> Plus the following outlets:< br> Londis Adamstown
St. Mary’s Parish Centre
Lucan Library


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

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 7th to 16th €625 - pps.
Contact Pat and Phil 087 2238911


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