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20 January 2019
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Leixlip Interfaith Celebration 23rd January 2019

You are invited and encouraged to attend the 16th Annual Interfaith Celebration at Our Lady's Parish Centre, located behind the Church of Our Lady's Nativity, Station Rd, Leixlip, Wed 23rd Jan at 8pm sharp.

Speakers from the Baha'i, Buddhist, Islamic and Jewish Faiths along with a Humanist and Christians from the Catholic, Church of Ireland and from the local Redeemed Christian Church of God, Covenant Parish Leixlip have each been invited to speak for 6 minutes on the Theme "Journeys to Inner Peace". There are 4 new speakers. The Catholic Speaker will be Mary Garry- Malahide who has been involved in Christian Meditation since 1993 and worked with Fr. Pat Murray until his illness in 2012. She continues to facilitate Meditation Groups. Ray Maloney -Dublin- for the Bahai's, Desmond Gough from the Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre, Co. Cavan, and Br. Paul Makhuza - Zimbabwe/Kildare from the Covenant Parish Leixlip. We are also very pleased to welcome back Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri the Islamic representative and Judith Charry as the Orthodox Jewish Speaker. Light refreshments will be served.

All are Welcome.


St Mary’s, Lucan


Justice and Peace Group
The Justice and Peace Group wish to acknowledge the great kindness and generosity of parishioners who supported our Craft Fair and contributed to the Giving Tree.
The three charities concerned, the Alice Leahy Trust, the MSF Yemen Appeal, and the Relief Charity for Poor in Venezuela, each received €1227.50, from the total of €3682.50.

Date for Your Diary!
Safeguarding Information Session for Volunteers
Thursday 31 January 2019, in St. Mary’s Church, 7.30 to 9.00 pm.

Nora Butler and Damien Douglas, the parish’s Child Safeguarding Representatives, have arranged for the Dublin Diocesan Child Safeguarding & Protection Service to come out to Lucan to deliver an introductory training course for recently vetted volunteers, for others who have not yet attended a course and for those who were trained over 3 years ago and need a refresher.

Attendance at these training courses is mandatory for all volunteers in order to reach the highest standards of child safeguarding and protection set by the Diocese. A complementary, longer and more detailed, training course for volunteers working directly with children and vulnerable adults will be available later in the year.

Please avail of this opportunity to attend this short course in Lucan or, otherwise, you may have to travel further afield to satisfy your obligation to attend!

Parish Pastoral Council

Christian Meditation
We meet each Tuesday at 8pm in The Bungalow.
Everyone welcome.
Sr. Geraldine

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

Volunteers Needed:
For Newsletter Friday morning to help collate and deliver the Lucan Newsletter.
Please phone Deirdre – 01 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 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

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

Daily Mass:
Daily Mass now includes 10am on Saturday Morning

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


Pilgrimage - Medjugorje 2019

Extra date: May 8th: 7 nights €599.
May 6th - 9 nights €649. pps
May 3rd - 12 nights €739. pps
Contact Pat and Phil 087 2238911/ 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.


AA Meetings

St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Lucan Road, Fri. nights 8.30pm.
Further information – Tel. 01-8420700.