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25 August 2019
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Parish notes

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St Mary’s, Lucan


St Mary’s Parish Centre
The Centre re-opens on Monday 2nd September
Looking forward to seeing you all then.

Christian Meditation
Our meetings will resume on Tuesday 3rd September in the bungalow at 8pm.
Everyone welcome. Sr. Geraldine, 01 6217158
Sr. Geraldine

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

May Clifford Celebrates Special Birthday


May Clifford (above with Fr Denis Carroll), is the Sacristan at St. Patrick’s Church in Esker. She started in the Pre-fab Church with Christy Rodgers, and also worked with her mother Mary Kearns in St. Mary’s Parish, so in total she has worked between both parishes for over 49 years.

Last week May celebrated her 80th birthday; friends and parishioners came together to surprise her with a cake, it was a lovely occasion, also present was Fr. Denis and Fr Joseph.

May is held in high esteem by all who know her, her friendly happy personality make it a pleasure to meet and chat with her.

We wish May many more years of good health and happiness and thank her for all the excellent work and dedication. She has always been so welcoming and helpful to all comers.

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

The Annual Grandparents Day at Knock
This day will take place in The Basilica in Knock on
Sunday 8th September 2019
from 12noon – 5.30pm.

(Tea is available but please bring a packed lunch)
There will be a bus leaving the layby at St. Mary’s Church Lucan at 9am.
To book a place please phone Nora on 01 8404247 or 086 3292329.
(Cost €16-20 depending on the numbers availing on the bus)

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



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.