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17 November 2019
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Parish notes

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St Mary’s, Lucan


St. Vincent de Paul
Church collection at all Masses this Saturday/ Sunday 16th/17th November. Many thanks for your generosity.

Parish Assembly: Stage Four – Volunteers Meet Together
You may be aware that earlier in the year, through the process of the Parish Assembly, the Parish Council identified four areas we need to address: Youth, Sunday Mass Experience (Liturgy)

Faith Formation and forming a new Parish Pastoral Council.
We are happy to announce the next phase of the Parish Assembly Process. All who expressed an interest in being involved are invited to a meeting to progress this initiative in a practical way.

The meeting takes place on Saturday 23rd November in St. Mary’s Parish Hall from 10.45 am to 12.45 pm. (2 hrs max.)

We are very fortunate that Sr. Ann Codd, a Presentation Sister on the Provincial Leadership Team, with experience of working with Parish Councils, is available that morning to guide the process forward.

The Parish Team thought this event would be a good opportunity to also invite others in St. Mary’s who are involved in the many ways in the parish.

A Personal Invitation for YOU
If you are even a little interested in this venture, wonder what is involved, or how you might help, please feel free to come along on the 23rd, to listen, to learn and perhaps to be energised by the enthusiasm that has already been generated. If you wish to participate in this meeting, please call the Parish Office and let Deirdre have your contact details, including preferably your email address.
Parish Office, 6217041 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 9.30-2.00pm) or email:

Please pray that the Holy Spirit will guide us all in this important venture.
Áine Clayton, (Chair, Pastoral Council)

Craft Fair
The Justice and Peace Group plan to hold the Annual Craft Fair on Sunday 1st December.
Anyone who is interested in being allocated a table, should leave their details in the parish office.
We are also seeking new members for our group, so if you would like to help, please get in touch.

Ministers of the Word: The roster for Ministers of the Word for December 2019, January and February 2020 was sent to all who receive it by email on 13th November. A copy is available for collection in the sacristy for those Ministers who have not received it by e-mail.

Christian Meditation
Our meetings are on Tuesday in the Nuns Chapel at 8pm.
Everyone welcome. Sr. Geraldine, 01 6217158
Sr. Geraldine

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, in the Parish Centre.
Parish Centre – 6217041

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 Patrick’s Esker/Dodsboro/Adamstown

Pioneer Total Abstinence Association
The bi annual PTAA Church Gate Collection will be held in St Patrick's Church next weekend 23/24th. Is there any volunteer who would be willing to help me with same.
Thank you
Breege Morris Central Council 086 2725875

Wednesday Coffee Morning:
All are welcome to come in for a chat and enjoy our hospitality every Wednesday after 10am Mass in the Pastoral Centre.

St. Patrick's Prayer Group
Monday nights in St Patrick's Pastoral Centre from 8.30 - 9.15 pm.
All welcome.

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 on the third Wednesday of each Month 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 meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 8pm to 9pm.
We can be contacted through the Parish office: Tel: (01) 628 1018 or 089 2507213, or email:


Parish of Divine Mercy, Lucan South

Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament & Chaplet of Divine Mercy:
Will continue each Monday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Please come and spend some time in Adoration.
(If you would like to commit to one hour per month or per fortnight please phone Bernadette at 0862209634)

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


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.