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20 October 2019
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Parish notes

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St Mary’s, Lucan


Visit to YCTC August 2019
Lucan Justice and Peace Group
held the Strawberry Breakfast after all Masses on 9th June during which the parish generously contributed Euro 1,000 for the benefit of our chosen charity the Youth Community Training Centre in Livingstone, Zambia.

Sr Josephine Murphy who had helped to set up the centre in 1999 for the education of vulnerable youth in skills training, visited Livingstone in August. YCTC is now run by the Baptistine Sisters on behalf of the Diocese. New courses of electrical skills and auto mechanics have been added and the Centre now has morning, afternoon and evening classes. The students pay small fees to cover running costs and teachers’ salaries. Many students are sponsored. A considerable number of past students from YCTC are now employed in hotels, maintenance departments and other businesses.

To generate extra income to keep the Centre going, there is a restaurant, block making and carpentry and tailoring production units. The latest venture is a piggery which is beginning to thrive. The aim is to increase this facility and the donation of Euro 1,000 is being used to add more space. Sr Maureen is especially keen on this and has had experience of rearing pigs in the past.


Sr. Maureen at the piggery

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

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:
Monday and Thursday 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.


Irish Pilgrimage Trust

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust are seeking applications for young people to travel to Lourdes with us next Easter.
We welcome applications from young people with
· A physical disability or illness (aged 11-30)
· A learning disability (aged 11-30)
· A serious illness up to the age of 11 accompanied by a parent or guardian

Forms and further information are available online at or through our office in Galway on 091 796 622. There is no cost for guests to travel with the Trust. All volunteer carers pay their own fare and fundraise throughout the year to cover the cost of the guests.
Applications for guests closes on October 31st.


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.