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30 April 2017
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Parish notes

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The Rosary for the Month of May

The Rosary will be recited each evening Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) at 7.30pm at the Marian Shrine in Dodsboro.
All welcome to join us.

And each weekday evening on the small green in Beech Park, Lucan at 7pm during the month of May
All welcome


St Mary’s, Lucan


News from St. Mary’s Parish Pastoral Council
Just to let readers known that the Parish Pastoral Council met on Saturday morning last, 22 April 2017, in the Parish Centre, with Aine Clayton as Chair. You will be pleased to hear that the outline of the Parish Guide is shaping up and further work is planned. We’d like to thank former PPC members for the work they did on an earlier booklet of this nature – it’s been a great help. The Council thought this material would fit in very well with the preparation for the Parish Retreat later in the year. We agreed the wording for the Mission Statements for the parish and the Council and we hope to display them shortly, on the website and on a poster in the church porch.

Other topics discussed included
• the efforts being made by a number of ‘family-focussed’ groups on preparations for the World Meeting of Families in August 2018 – to which Pope Francis has been invited
• a suggestion from a parishioner that Corpus Christi Sunday should be marked in a special way and
• the preparation by the Archdiocese for the Synod on Young People in October 2017.

Our next meeting is planned for the end of May.
Mary J

Invitation to Young Catholics
Pope Francis has announced that, at a Synod in October 2017, bishops will reflect on the theme, Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. The Pope wants to hear from young people – he said he wants them to be ‘the centre of attention’. You can follow the link below to read about the preparations that are being made by the Dublin Archdiocese

One strand of the preparation is an online survey, prepared by Youth Leaders throughout Ireland, aimed at people between the ages of 16 and 29. It takes only about two minutes. All data gathered will be compiled at diocesan level and will be integrated into a national report in advance of the Irish Bishops’ Conference in June 2017.
Mary J (on behalf of the Parish Pastoral Council)

Christian Meditation
We meet each Tuesday at 8pm in The Bungalow.
Everyone welcome.
Sr. Geraldine, 6217158.

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


St Patrick’s Esker/Dodsboro/Adamstown

St. Patrick’s Prayer Group
We meet every Monday night in St. Patrick’s Pastoral Centre from 8.30-9.15pm. All welcome.

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 can be contacted through the Parish office: Tel: (01) 628 1018 or 089 2507213, or Email:


Parish of Divine Mercy, Lucan South

Monday Night Prayer Group
New meeting time 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Prayer Group
Meet in the day chapel, Divine Mercy Church every Friday from 6pm - 8pm. All welcome.

Visitation Group
A big thank you to all who have volunteered…we need a few more…are you free one hour every few weeks to visit someone housebound or in hospital? We are putting together a visitation team to reach out to those who would like contact from the parish. If interested please give your name in the sacristy.

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


Medjugorje Mass

St Mary's Church, Lucan
Monday 1st May, at 7.30pm
(Confessions and Rosary 6.45pm)
Medjugorje Messenger 071 9621938
All Welcome



Lough Derg
One day pilgrimage to Lough Derg, departing Lucan on Saturday 27th May. For further information please contact Patricia @ 086 813 5594.

Departing from Dublin for 7 nights on 10th May to 17th May 2017. Cost €599 p.p.s. Spiritual Director: Fr Aloysius.

Departing from Dublin for 9 nights from 4th October 2017. Fully inclusive. Cost €599 p.p.s Spiritual Director: Fr Philip Curran

Price includes: Return day flight from Dublin, half board basis, luxury coach transfers accompanied by local guide, full religious programme operated by Marian Pilgrimages, 24 hour emergency assistance, all airport and local taxes, fully comprehensive insurance.
Contact Pat and Phil 087 2238911 or 01 6281436


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.


Accord Lucan

Counselling for couples and individuals experiencing difficulties in the relationship.
Experienced counsellors confidential service – donation based. Phone 6010844.


AA Meetings

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



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