St Mary’s, Lucan
Note re November 2018 meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council
The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) met again last Saturday, after the 10.00 a.m. Mass. The agenda included a number of on-going issues such as
• the proposed prayer initiative for young people making Confirmation
• the draft information booklet about St. Mary’s Parish and preparations for the incoming PPC for 2019/21.
A novel suggestion was that the PPC might consider organising a Parish Assembly, on the model of a general synod, where all parishioners would be invited to come together to deliberate on the key issues for the parish today. Please watch out for more details. It would very beneficial for the incoming PPC to have the results of this ‘mini-synod’ to inform its planning for 2019/21. The PPC’s role is to promote pastoral action within the parish with a view to enhancing our liturgies and to providing more opportunities for faith development.
Another event in the planning is a Social Event for Parishioners in the Spring. This will be a ticketed event which will be managed by a small group of volunteers who have plenty of experience of arranging memorable occasions!
If you have any queries about the work of the PPC or any issues that you would like to bring to their attention, do not hesitate to contact us (via the Sacristy or Parish Office.
St. Vincent de Paul
Church collection at all masses THIS Saturday/ Sunday 17th/18th November. Many thanks for your generosity.
Ministers of the Word
The roster for Ministers of the Word for December 2018, January and February 2019 was sent to all who receive it by email on 15th November. A copy is available for collection in the sacristy for those Ministers who have not received it by e-mail.
Volunteers Needed for St Mary's Parish Centre...
If you have a few hours to spare on a weekly or fortnightly basis to help in our Coffee Dock, morning or afternoons we would be delighted to hear from you.
Please phone Deirdre - 01 6217041
We meet each Tuesday at 8pm in The Bungalow.
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.
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
PTAA – Pioneers
Abstaining from Drink and Drugs.
Annual Church Gate collection will be held in
St Patrick's Church 24th /25th November.
Anybody who is available to volunteer wth same for any Mass, please contact me - Breege Morris,
(Central Council) 086 2725875.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish of Divine Mercy,
Sick and Homebound
Ministers of the Eucharist would be happy to bring Holy Communion to the sick and homebound. Contact: Parish Office.
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.
St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Lucan Road, Fri. nights 8.30pm.
Further information – Tel. 01-8420700.