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23 June 2019
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St Mary’s, Lucan



The above

Icon of Our Lady of Protection

was written by Bernie Martin. Bernie is well known in the parish for her many talents, singing and baking to mention just a few. Her sister Clare Murphy is also involved in the parish as a Minister of the Eucharist.
The Icon was donated to St Mary’s Church, in memory of their late parents Jack and Mary Martin.
God Bless those hands Bernie!

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

Coffee Dock Volunteers needed: For our Sunday Mornings
You will be on a team with two or three people serving tea/coffee after Mass for 3 or 4 Sundays a year.
If you can help out, we would be most grateful. Please phone Deirdre in the Parish Office 01 6217041. 9.30am to 2pm

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 Bungalow.
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

Pilgrimage to Knock Pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 29th June.
There are still some places left.
Bus €20
Collection Points:
7.50am: Circle K Garage (Topaz) in the village
8am: Arthur Griffith Park
8.10am: Bus Stop opposite St Patrick’s Church
8.20am: Statue at Dodsboro

To book a place, please contact
Marie Anderson – 087 2691786
Marie McBride – 087 1226766

St Patrick’s One World Project
Our project supports Lusungu in Malawi under the auspices of Wells for Zoe. We recently received a letter from Lusungu, the young woman we are sponsoring through third level college in her native country of Malawi.

The following is her letter:
“When I was selected to come to college, I had a fear that I might not attend it because I come from a family which is less privileged and I understood when they told me they could not afford it because college needs are expensive, they are indeed right because it really required much money for transport, food, accommodation, clothes, stationery and of course, fees which make a place in college beyond the reach of most girls in Malawi.

Then this fear disappeared when Wells for Zoe come in and offered to help me. I want to say thank you very much to everyone in St Patrick’s Parish who are supporting me through Wells for Zoe.

My life really changed from the help you are giving me. I’m not missing classes simply because I am always healthy by taking food which you provide for me. I’m also grateful to you because I submit my assignments on time using the money you are giving me, which I use for printing out my assignments. Without your help I would have had to withdraw from the college because apart from you there was no else to offer me that kind of help. So for that thank you very much.

Thank you to John and Mary for connecting me with St Patrick’s Parish, Esker, Dodsboro, Adamstown. I really appreciate it.

May you all remain blessed”.

Lusungu sent us her college results obtained during her first year. They are very impressive and she is obviously studying very diligently.

Thank you to our parishioners who are supporting St. Patrick’s One World Project.

Legion of Mary
Are looking for volunteers to help with Prison Visits. Please call Frank 086 3951741

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.


Dublin Rosary Rally

Dates: 20th July, 10th August, 14th September and 12th October
Time: 4pm
Location: Dublin, O’Connell St junction of North Earl St. (at the Spire)


Medjugorje Mass

TUESDAY 25 JUNE at 6.30 PM.
Confessions & Rosary at 5.50pm.



Fatima 10-14 September
Accompanied by Spiritual Director
€499.00 PPS
Pat & Phil 087 223 8911

October 4–14: 10 nights €629.00 pps .insurance.

Contact Pat and Phil 087 2238911/ 01 6281436

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages. April – Oct. 2019
7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €279 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.