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26 February 2017
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Parish notes

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St Mary’s, Lucan


Ash Wednesday: 1st March is a day of fast and abstinence. Ashes will be blessed and distributed at 10am and 7.30pm Masses

During Lent:
Masses 10am and 7.30pm, Monday to Friday. Saturday 10am.

During Lent The Rosary will be said at 9.30am and will be followed by Morning Prayer (Monday to Saturday)

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
(Nuns Chapel), on Thursday 2pm-4pm and Saturday 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday after 10 am Mass and after the 6.30pm Mass

Lectio Divinie:
A prayerful looking at the Sunday Gospels. In the Bungalow each Thursday in Lent at 8pm

St. Vincent de Paul
- Church collection at all Masses next Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th March.
Many thanks for your generosity.

St Mary's Folk Group
Our next Mass takes place this Sunday 12.15pm.
Please sing along with us

Ministers of the Word
The roster for Ministers of the Word for March, April and May 2017 issued to all who are on email on 14th February. A copy is now available for collection in the sacristy for those Ministers who have not received it by e-mail.

Bible Group
The Bible Group meet each Monday night at 8pm in the Bungalow. This time we will be looking at the New Testament. All welcome.

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

Legion of Mary
The above meet every Wednesday in the Bungalow at 7pm. (Just ring the doorbell).
New members are more than welcome.

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

An Ecumenical Lenten Bible Study
God’s Heart for Migrants
Biblical Wisdom for a World in Turmoil

A Five Week Bible Study
Where: The Pastoral Centre, St. Patrick’s Parish, Esker.
When? Monday’s during Lent – commencing Monday, 6th March at 7.30pm to 9pm (including refreshments)

Week 1: God’s People as Migrants
Week 2. God’s Heart for Migrants
Week 3. Ruth – a Story of Migration
Week 4. Ruth – a Story of Integration
Week 5. A Migrant People

Format of each Session
Introduction to the theme, Scripture, Questions to be explored, Prayer.

Lucan Gospel Choir
We are still taking new members for the month of February. So is you are interested just come along any Tuesday night 8.10pm to St Patrick's Church, Esker (opposite SuperValu) or call 086 0747441

St. Patrick’s Prayer Group
We meet every Monday night in St. Patrick’s Pastoral Centre from 8.30-9.15pm. 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 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.



Departing from Dublin for 9 nights on 8th May 2017
Spiritual Director: Fr Aloysius. Cost €599 p.p.s.
Price includes: Return day flight from Dublin, half board basis, luxury coach transfers accompanied by local guide, full religious programme operated by Marian Pilgrimages, 24 hour emergency assistance, all airport and local taxes, fully comprehensive insurance.
Contact Pat and Phil 087 2238911


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.


Accord Lucan

Counselling for couples and individuals experiencing difficulties in the relationship.
Experienced counsellors confidential service – donation based. Phone 6010844.


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