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16 December 2018
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Parish notes

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St Mary’s, Lucan


Parish Pastoral Council
The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) met, after the 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday 8 December.
The agenda included a number of on-going issues such as the Prayer with young people making their Confirmation (it was rolled out in the boys school this week), the information booklet about the parish (the final draft is very close!), and preparations for the incoming PPC 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. A small sub-group agreed to meet to organise a general parish assembly, in Spring 2019, for all interested parishioners to come together to plan the future shape of the parish. Please watch out for more details.

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).

Regards Mary (Jackson)

Baptism Faith Friends
Have you about 2 hours free each month and would you like to do something different? We would love to have you join us as a member of the St Mary’s Baptism Faith Friends Team.
Baptisms in St Mary’s occur over two weeks. The initial presentation of the baby takes place on the week before the main ceremony when the babies are introduced to the community and receive the initial blessings of the sacrament.
Our team meets about 8 times a year for about 1 hour. We visit families who have chosen to have their babies baptised in advance and help them prepare for this very important sacrament, their very first in the Catholic Church. We also attend the presentation and the baptisms where possible.
If you think you would enjoy this ministry, you will be very welcome. Please leave your name in the sacristy and we will be in touch.
Elizabeth Boland, Baptism Faith Friends Team

Church Art Calendars
available in the Sacristy and our Parish Office. Cost €1.50.

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.

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

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. Except for December when our meeting will take place on Wed. 12th December.
We can be contacted through the Parish office: Tel: (01) 628 1018 or 089 2507213, or email:


Parish of Divine Mercy, Lucan South

Ministers of the Eucharist and of the Word
There will be a meeting for ALL Eucharistic Ministers and Readers (including weekday Ministers) in the Church on Monday 10th December at 7.30pm
We need to draw up a new list and do some refresher training.

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.