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23 February 2020
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Parish notes

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St Mary’s, Lucan


The Ministry of the Word at St. Mary’s
It is a great honour and an enriching, fulfilling and spiritual experience to be a Minister of the Word. The role is to proclaim the word of God to the congregation and make it as meaningful as possible.

The last appeal for parishioners to join the Ministry of the Word at St. Mary’s took place two years ago. In the intervening period the number of readers has reduced for a variety of reasons. In order to continue to meet the objective of having two readers for each Mass an appeal is being made at all the Masses this week-end for parishioners to come forward and join the Ministry. The commitment is to read at a Mass of the reader’s choice for one month every three months.

An invitation is extended to all parishioners who feel they have been given the gift of a reasonable voice (which will be trained to sound better) and a sense of reading aloud (which will be trained to interpret better) to join this most important Parish Ministry.

If you are interested (without commitment at this stage) in exploring further the possibility of joining this Ministry please leave your contact details in the Sacristy or with Deirdre in the Parish Office and I will contact you shortly thereafter.
Michael Grant (Coordinator)

‘Praying with Scripture’
‘Praying with Scripture’ groups will begin in homes through the parish from Mon 24th.
If you would like to attend, but missed signing up last week, you can still do so, by contacting the Sacristy 6281758 - 9.30- 11.00am, or Parish Centre 621 70 41 - 9.30-2pm.
There will be a meeting each week of Lent, beginning the week of Mon 24thFeb.
Would you like to come for a few sessions?

Scripture Prayer Group
Meeting in St Mary’s Parish Bungalow
Mondays from 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Come and Join Us

Coffee Dock Volunteers needed!!!!!
Would you have two hours free every second Tuesday morning from 10am - 12 Noon
We could do with your help in St. Mary's Parish Centre.
Please ring Deirdre in the Parish Office 01-6217041.
Thank you

Christian Meditation
We meet each Tuesday at 8pm in The Bungalow.
Everyone welcome.
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 One World Project
Our annual collection supporting Lusungu in Malawi was held on weekend of Feb 8/9. The total collected was €2,202. This amount was lodged to Wells for Zoe bank account and will go to support Lusungu in her university education. As we have now reached the amount we committed to, which was to support Lusungu over her three years in third level education we have now closed this project and the Ministry Group running St Patrick`s One World Project will research and decide on a new project to commit to and the collection for that will take place in Feb 2021.

Lusungu is extremely grateful to the parishioners of St Patrick`s parish for giving her this gift of education which, without your support, she would not have had.

Thank you so much for your generosity to this project.

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
Meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 8-9pm in the Pastoral Centre. This is a free confidential service and is available to everyone.
To contact telephone 089 250 7213.


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.


Medjugorje Mass

St Mary’s Church, Lucan
Monday 2nd March 2020 at 6.30pm
(Rosary and Confession at 5.50pm)
All welcome



Medjugorje 2020

Depart May 12th 8 nights
Spiritual Director
€629.00 P P S
Pat & Phil 087 223 8911.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April - Oct 2020
7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing.
Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service.
Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you.
Tel. 01 4434510 or email


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.