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Saturday 23rd / Sunday 24th September 2017


Remembering our Dead     

Recently Deceased:  Niall O’Connor, Thomas O’Reilly, Catherine Clarke, Michael Browne, Ciaran Tancred

Anniversaries:   Kevin Shortt, Caroline & Peter Shortt, Anne Doyle, Leo Doyle, Thomas Tracey, Niall Byrne, Eugene Daly, Brian Reddin, Maura Geary, Andy Byrne, Paddy Redmond, Liam O’Brien, Jacinta Morgan, Owen Morgan-Rooney.
May they rest in peace.
Society of St Vincent de Paul – is holding its monthly collection outside the church after all masses today.

Crosscare Community and Homeless Services – thank you for your generous response to last week’s collection which raised €7,880.

Senior Citizens Bingo  - Monday 25th Sept at 2.30 pm in the Murray Centre.

Faith Affirmed  – meets on Monday 25th September at 7 pm in the Murray Centre.  We invite young adults (20s, 30s, and 40s) to join us.

Centering Prayer  -  meets on Monday at 7.15 pm in Conference Room 2. 

Parent & Toddler Group – meet in the Murray Centre on Tuesday mornings at 9.30 am.  Parents and young children (0-3 years) are most welcome to join.

Praying with Scripture Group – will meet in the Murray Centre at 7.20 pm on Wednesday 27th September.  All welcome.

Hats for Homeless – Our knitters meet at 10.30am in Conference Room 2 (end of church) every second Wednesday.  New members most welcome. Next meeting Wednesday 27th September.

Catholic Grandparents Association – will meet in Blackrock Parish Centre on Wednesday 27th September at 11 am to consider how grandparents might contribute to the celebration of Christmas, in particular the custom of Bambinelli Sunday in helping children prepare for the birthday of Jesus.  Mrs Mary Cotter, Dublin Diocese Coordinator for the CGA, will attend.  The meeting is open to grandparents from surrounding parishes.

Open Night at Rockford Manor Secondary, Stradbrook Road
Takes place on Thursday 28th September from 7pm – 8.30pm.   All prospective students & parents are welcome to attend.   For further information please phone 01‑2801522 or email

A Year at St Patrick’s – Friday 29th September at 6.15 pm
You are invited to come to St Patrick’s Cathedral for a concert marking the launch of the Cathedral Choir’s latest CD – A Year at Saint Patrick’s.   The concert will last approx 40/45 minutes & hopefully if you like what you hear you’ll be tempted to purchase a copy of the new CD after the concert!  What better way to delay the Dublin rush hour than by sitting in the magnificent surroundings of the Cathedral listening to the Cathedral Choir.  Admission is free.

Date for Your Diary – Mass of the Guardian Angels
A special Concelebrated Mass will take place at 12.00 on Sunday 8th October to honour our Parish Patrons & to celebrate our Parish Community.

The Book Club  will meet in the Wishing Well at 10.30 am on Tuesday 10th October.  The book for October is Early One Morning by Virginia Baily. All are welcome.

Are you Unemployed?  Are you interested in working for Newtownpark Parish? – Our parish, with Southside Partnership DLR and the Dept of Social Protection, is recruiting a Caretaker/Cleaner to work in the church as part of the year-long Tus Community Workplacement Initiative.  Duties include assisting with cleaning and maintenance of church and grounds, preparing the church for events, etc. Participants work 19.5 hours a week, receive a wage and retain certain benefits.  If you get Jobseekers Allowance, have been continuously unemployed and signing on for 12 months, or formerly received One Parent Family or Jobseekers Transitional Payment, you may be eligible for the scheme. Applicants will be recruited by interview process and Garda vetting.  Please contact Fr Dermot Leycock at 01-2832988 for further details.

Training Nights in preparation for World Meeting of Families To introduce resources available to parishes for WMOF and to equip teams of volunteers to organise activities.  Sessions start at 7.30 pm and finish by 10 pm, on Wednesday 27th Sept in Tallaght Maldron Hotel; Thursday 28th Sept in Clonliffe College; Monday 2nd October in Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs; Wednesday 4th October in Clonliffe College.  Please phone or email the Parish Office if you intend to go to one of the sessions, as we need to advise the numbers attending.  All attending are welcome to the parish planning meeting on 11th October in Guardian Angels Church.  Please bring back as much information as possible to help in our own parish planning session.

“It is better to lose money than to lose pity”   (St Vincent de Paul)  



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