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29 July 2018
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Parish notes

picture of a family in a church


Cemetery Mass

Esker Cemetery: Sunday 2nd Sept. at 3pm.
(weather permitting)


St Mary’s, Lucan


St Mary's Parish Centre
The centre will be closed for renovation from
1st August until Monday 3rd September.
We wish all our clients a lovely summer break

Christian Meditation
There will be NO meeting of our Meditation Group until September.
I wish all parishioners a Happy and Safe Holiday whatever you are doing .
Keep praying....
Sr. Geraldine

World Meeting of Families, Dublin, 21-26 August 2018

Dates for your Diary, 9th to 12th August 2018


The Icon of the Holy Family will arrive in St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle Road, Lucan, on Thursday 9th August 2018. Teams of parishioners from each of the three parishes in Lucan have come together to prepare for this three day visit – more details will be available from the churches over the coming weeks. Watch this space and check out the parish websites.
Everyone is welcome!
Please drop in on your way to the shops or when out for a walk!

Are you looking for a special way to prepare for the World Meeting 2018?
There are some very interesting ideas online about how we can prepare for the World Meeting of Families in August – it’s only a month away at this stage!
I especially like the idea of reaching out to friends and family and offering to pray for them and for any special intentions they might have. Special forms have been designed to help families encourage their children to pray at home – see They are very attractive and practical and you can download them yourself at home. We plan to have some printed for distribution in St. Mary’s. So watch out for us after Sunday Mass on 29th July! Please share with us what you are doing to prepare for the World Meeting.

God bless,
Mary (Jackson), a WMOF2018 Volunteer from St. Mary’s

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

European Data Protection Law
A new European Data Protection law, the General Date Protection Regulation ("GDPR") , has been introduced on the 25th May 2018. This new law applies to any organisation, including our parish that manages and processes people's personal information. We are now working on ways of ensuring that what we do with your information is compliant with this new law. It is a work in process and over the next few months we will keep you informed through the parish website and in the Newsletter as policies are put in place. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact the parish office 01-6217041.


St Patrick’s Esker/Dodsboro/Adamstown

Summer Office Hours
St. Patrick’s Parish Office will be open from 10am to 12 noon for the months of July and August.

Live Broadcast of Papal Mass at St Patrick’s Church
3pm on 26th August

The Eucharist will be celebrated in the Church
As the Pope begins the Offertory Procession, our offertory procession will commence in the Church
The Consecration will be celebrated Holy Communion will be distributed
This Celebration fulfils your Sunday Obligation
There will be no noon Mass

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

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


Medjugorje Mass

St Mary's Church, Lucan
Monday 13th August at 7.30pm
(Rosary and Confessions at 6.45pm).
All Welcome



Change of date:
From 10th to 14th September 2018
4 nights from Dublin. €499 pps. Single room supplement € 120 (limited availability).
Fully escorted group Pilgrimage.
Further details contact Group Organisers: Pat and Phl: 087 2238911.

3rd to 12th October 2018

Spiritual Director
Price from €629pps
Insurance included – fully bonded.
Contact Pat or Phil on 087-2238911 or 01-6281436


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.



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