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26 March 2017
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Parish notes

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World Meeting of Families - will take place in Ireland 22nd - 26th August 2018.

Pope Francis has expressed his wish to be present.
There will be a special collection next weekend 1st/2nd April to enable forward planning for this event.
This will replace the Share Collection


St Mary’s, Lucan


The Parish website has in recent times undergone a facelift. We will try to keep it up to date with news of happenings in the parish. Do have a look at it and if you have any suggestions for improvement let us know.
You can use the contact page for the purpose.

Best Wishes
to girls and boys of Scoil Mhuire Girls N.S. and St Andrew's who will be confirmed next Friday 31st March
Please keep them in your prayers

Lenten Talk
The 2nd talk takes place on Monday 27th at 8pm in the Parish Centre.
Title : Creation - Science and Genesis.
The speaker is Sr Colette Kane O. P. from the Tairseach Ecology Centre Wicklow.
Sr Colette is well-known for her stimulating presentation on this challenging topic.
The Lenten Talks are arranged by the Justice and Peace Group

St Mary's Parish Pastoral Council
Hello again,
Our most recent meeting took place on Monday March 20th last, Feast of the Solemnity of St Joseph the Worker.
Ms Aine Clayton chaired the meeting and our Prayer and Reflection centred on the life of St Joseph about whom relatively little is known. However because he answered Gods call to him to be the father of Jesus and husband of Mary how different might things have been had he refused?
Child Protection issues were discussed especially the continuing need to aid those parishioners volunteering in the Parish to have their Garda Vetting completed as swiftly as possible. We remind people that Garda Vetting has to be renewed on a regular 3 or 5 year cycle.
Preparation for the Parish Retreat is beginning in the next few weeks, more news on that as it arises. Part of this preparation may involve looking at faith development and education for young people and other who may feel they are adrift from the Church.
Our Parish Website is undergoing a facelift and makeover. Please feel free to access it and see how you life it at:
Should you wish to make contact with the Parish council please do so via the Parish office.
Our next meeting take place after Easter, on Saturday April 22nd at 10.30am.
Damien Douglas

Lectio Divinie
A prayerful looking at the Sunday Gospels. In the Bungalow each Thursday in Lent at 8pm Bible Group
The Bible Group meet each Monday night at 8pm in the Bungalow. All welcome.

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

Legion of Mary
The above meet every Wednesday in the Bungalow at 7pm. (Just ring the doorbell).
New members are more than welcome.

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

Lenten Retreat
Dr. Eileen Kane will present three biblical paintings as a meditation during Lent. The parish is indeed privileged to have Eileen with us as not only is she an international History of Art academic (University College Dublin) but a woman of deep faith who is a Minister of the Word in her Dublin parish.
The meditations will take place immediately after the 10am Mass on 29th March and Wednesday, 5th April.

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.



Departing from Dublin for 9 nights on 8th May 2017
Spiritual Director: Fr Aloysius. Cost €599 p.p.s.
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

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