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19 March 2023
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St Mary’s, Lucan

St Patricks Day Masses:
Thursday 16th March: Vigil 7.30pm
Friday 17th March: 10am and 11.30am
No Evening Mass on St Patrick’s Day

Sunday Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil: 6.30pm
Sunday: 10.30am, 12 noon and 7pm.

Weekday Masses: Monday to Saturday 10am

Masses live-streamed on

St. Mary’s Readers’ Roster March 2023:
The roster for readers at the Saturday vigil, the 12 noon and 7pm Masses on Sundays in St. Mary’s for the month of March 2023 has been sent to all readers by email. If any reader has not received it a copy is available for inspection in the sacristy.

Building Hope through Servant Leadership:
The Archdiocese of Dublin is hosting a series of 5 sessions on the Mondays in Lent to introduce you to the practice of Servant Leadership.
20th March
27th March

Each evening will last from 7:30 to 9pm and will take place in St Paul's Centre for Mission and Ministry, Arran Quay.
This is especially for those in parish ministries and Pastoral Councils.
The sessions will be led by Peter Siney and Patricia Carroll from the Office of Mission and Ministry.
To register please email

Christian Meditation:
We meet every Tuesday night at 8pm in the Parish Bungalow.
All welcome, Sr Geraldine.

Confessions – Nuns’ Chapel:
After Saturday 10am Mass and Saturday Evening 6.30pm Mass.

Divine Mercy Devotion:
On Wednesdays after 10am Mass. Everyone is welcome to participate in the devotion regularly or occasionally.
St Mary’s Parish Divine Mercy Group.

Dates are bookable on line. If you need to cancel a booking contact:

Legion of Mary:
We meet every Thursday evening at 5.30pm in Room 4 in St Mary’s Parish Centre for Rosary and Prayers.
All Welcome.

Bethany Bereavement Support Group:
We meet every 2nd Monday at 10.45am and 4th Thursday at 8pm of the month in the Parish Centre. We are available to listen to or just be there for anyone who is feeling lonely or lost following the death of a loved one.
Sr Geraldine.

Recent Deaths
Deepest Sympathy to the wife, family and friends of James (Jimmy) Molloy, Esker Lawns and to the wife, family and friends of John Foley, Westmanstown.
May they rest in peace.


St Patrick’s Esker/Dodsboro/Adamstown

St Patricks Day Masses:
Thursday 16th March: Vigil 7pm
Friday 17th March: 9am and 10.30am

Sunday Masses:
Vigil Saturday 7pm
Sunday: 9am, 10.30am and 12 noon.
The 10.30am Family Mass is aimed at younger parishioners and their families.

Weekday Masses: Monday to Saturday at 10am.

All Masses livestreamed at

A Contemplative Journey through Lent
Join us for prayer Thursday of each week of Lent.
Time: 11am to 11.30am
Venue: Kairos, 125 Castlegate Way,
All Welcome
Kairos Tel: 01 5599240
St Angela Dolan

St Patrick’s Prayer Meeting:
Meeting every Monday night in the Pastoral Centre, (Side of St Patrick’s Church) from 7.30pm to 8.15pm.

Coffee Morning
Every Wednesday morning in St. Patrick's Parish Centre, St. Patrick's Church.
Tea/Coffee, Every Wednesday Morning 10.30am in the Parish Centre. All are welcome.


Parish of Divine Mercy, Lucan South

Church Gate Collection this Sunday 19th March
(Feast of St Joseph)
To help support our young men for the priesthood
We would welcome your support

Sunday Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil 6:30pm, Sunday Masses: 10.30am and 12.00 noon.

Weekday Masses: Mon.-Fri.9:15am. Sat.10am

All Masses will be livestreamed on

Stations of the Cross:
For the season of Lent we will have weekly Stations of the Cross in the Church on Saturday at 6pm before the Vigil Mass at 6:30pm. Please join us as we journey with Christ this Lent in preparation for His resurrection.
This will continue every week until Saturday 1st April which is the Saturday before Holy Week.


Prayers of the Church:
Monday to Friday: 8.40am.
The Church will now be open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm for private prayers.

Adoration and Holy Hour Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
Mon: 7.30pm: Divine Mercy Adoration
Fri: 1.15pm: Adoration MMPH Cenacle
Fri: 2-3pm: Divine Mercy Devotion/Adoration.

Altar Server Ministry:
We are relaunching the altar server ministry in the parish. We are seeking recruits from 3rd Class to Second Year. Full training will be provided. We promise that anyone who joins the altar servers will have a safe and rewarding experience. It would be a great way of helping your parish community. Future Altar Servers should give their contact details to the Parish Office.

Divine Mercy Food Bank:
Divine Mercy Food Bank provides parcels of non-perishable food items to people who need the service. Food parcels can be collected from 11.00am—12 noon on Mondays (excluding public holidays) from the Balgaddy Road entrance to the church. Donations of non-perishable food items are requested from parishioners, and can be left in the green containers inside the doors of the church.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society:
Last June we set up a branch of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society in Lucan South Parish. The aim is to pray for vocations and also try to help seminarians financially.
St Joseph’s started with Olivia Mary Taffe in 1895. Her son died before he was ordained. She then started to support young men who had a vocation to the priesthood but didn’t have the means to pay for their education. It was to help with their formation and also to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
There are many branches throughout Ireland and we also assist seminarians throughout the world both spiritually and financially.
There are special occasions of prayer for vocations for our members, feast days of St Joseph are March 19th and May 1st and also world day for vocations.
We would gladly welcome new members. We meet 1st wed of each month. Our next meeting is 5th April at 10.40am for 1hour.
We have a special church gate collection 19th March St Joseph’s Feast Day to help support our young men for the priesthood and would welcome your support.

Legion of Mary:
The Legion of Mary meets every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in the Confessional Room in the church. Their works include visitation of homes, nursing homes, prisons and outreach to the poor. All are welcome.

Wednesdays tea/coffee morning:
There is a cup of tea/coffee and a slice of cake after 9.15am Mass every Wednesday in the St. John Paul II Room (room with tables and chairs to the right of the porch at the main Church entrance. All are most welcome.

Bingo returns on Wednesday 11th January at 7.30pm in the St. John Paul Room Divine Mercy Church. Doors open at 7.00pm. All welcome.



Escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, Monday 27th March 2023. €599.00 per person sharing. Price includes return train, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full board.
All entertainment and excursions included. Day trips to Westport, Ballintubber Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Fr. Peyton Centre & National Museum. Single supplement €100.00.
Contact Patricia on 087 1890 236 or email

Medjugorje Group Pilgrimage 2023
Direct flights from Dublin
15th May or 18th October for 9 nights, was €825 now €775. Single room supplement €180.
17th May for 7 nights, was €775 now €715. Single room supplement €140.
Phone Pat Colgan on 087 2238911 or book through Marian Pilgrimages on 01 878 8159 (and say I’m going with Pat Colgan

Have you ever dreamed of doing the Camino de Santiago?
Breakthrough Cancer Research are taking on the Camino Ingles from the 15th-22nd May 2023. Enjoy this amazing adventure with our experienced guide and help us Make More Survivors. For more information please contact or phone 021 422 66 55 for more details.

A little bit about us Breakthrough Cancer Research is an Irish medical research charity focused on cancer. We’re based on the Western Road in Cork and fund life-saving cancer research all around the country and work to significantly impact the number of children and adults who can survive this disease. We are particularly focused on improving outcomes for those cancers which are poorly served by current treatment options. Our focus is on cancers with the lowest survival rates that are currently difficult to treat (poorer prognosis cancers).

Currently we are targeting seven cancers: Brain, Liver, Lung, Oesophageal, Ovarian, Pancreatic and Stomach cancer which are responsible for almost half of all cancer deaths in Ireland.

We know research is the only effective way of preventing future deaths from cancer – it is the only proven way to make a difference.


Proposed Pilgrimage to Italy 2023/24


St. Mary’s & St. Patrick’s Parishes are considering the possibility of organising a pilgrimage (7 nights, half board) under the spiritual direction of Fr. Philip Curran, October 2023 or the spring of 2024 to shrines of Italy located in Tuscany and Umbria including Assisi, Orvieto, Siena and Florence and are currently in discussion with Travel Agents regarding costs and dates. ,br>
If you are interested in taking part in this pilgrimage, please leave your contact details (without any obligation at this stage) with Deirdre in St Mary’s Parish Office telephone 01 6281487 or email and you will be contacted when more detailed information is available.