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Recently Deceased:        Bill Lynch, Bart Kavanagh, Ray Murphy,
Jack McNamara, Diarmuid Donovan, Gabriel Brennan, Henrietta Vauni, Brian O’Reilly.

Anniversaries:MaryMcQuaid, Austin Morgan,Tom, Lily, Tommy & Betty Cryan, Rosamond Leathem, Clare Redmond, Philomena Maher, Thomas Martin, Leo, Ciss & Louis Garvey.

May they rest in peace

Centring Prayer group will meet on Monday at 7.15 p.m. in Conference Room 2.  All welcome. For further information contact Eileen 087 264 4790.

Faith Affirmed group will meet on Monday at 7.00 p.m. in the Murray Centre. This group (typically in their 20s/30s or 40s) invites anyone, in or outside the parish, who is questioning their faith or who wants to deepen their faith journey and wants to meet like-minded people to share how faith relates to life today.  Drop in any Monday; or contact Pauline at

Bethany Bereavement Support Group will meet in the Pastoral Centre,  (Room 2) at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 14th January.   All welcome.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society will meet in the conference Room (Sacristy) after 10.00 a.m. Mass on Tuesday 15th January.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place from 18-25 January.   Inaugural Service will take place in the Church of St. John the Baptist                (Church of Ireland), Seafield Road West, Clontarf, at 8.00 p.m. on Friday              18th January 2019. Theme: “Justice and only Justice you shall pursue”.

Flower Classes with our Lorraine O’Brien will run for 8 weeks from 15th January in the Murray Centre.  Cost €130.  If interested contact: 097 272 6578

The Book Club will meet again at 10.30 a.m. in the Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 5th February 2019.  The book for discussion is “The Underground Railway” by Colson Whitehead.   New members are most welcome.

Open Day – Blackrock Further Education Institute (BFEI), on the Main Street, Blackrock, will hold an Open Day on Tuesday 15th January 2019 from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.   School Leavers and Mature Students are welcome to attend to find out about full-time, level 5 and 6, pre-university and pre-employment courses starting in September 2019.  BFEI also offers a variety of part-time courses on Monday and Tuesday evenings.  Further details on

Talks at Blackrock Library (Main Street)
Healthy eating for positive ageing with Rina Whyte on Tuesday 15th January at 6.45 p.m. Free event.  All welcome.  Learn how to eat to improve age related ailments such as elevated blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, osteoporosis and joint pain.
Coping with anxiety with Patricia Allen Garrett on Tuesday 29th January at 6.30 p.m. Patricia will focus on what anxiety is, the physicality of it, some of the symptoms and demystify some of the diagnosis.  She will look at things that can help such as diet, mindfulness and exercise.

Bag Pack Volunteers – The Irish Heart Foundation have a national bag pack in Dunnes Stores on Thursday 14th February 2019   and are looking for volunteers to give an hour in the new Dunnes Stores at 3-4 Newtownpark Ave., Newtownpark, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, anytime between 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m. for further information phone: 01-668 5001 or 087-280 0885 or see:

The 2019 Laudate Festival celebrations will take place in St. Therese’s Church, Mount Merrion on Wednesday, 30th January at 7.00 p.m. (nearest one to this church). If you want to travel further afield, it will also take place in St. Pius X Church, Templeogue on Monday, 28th January at 7.00 p.m. and Our Lady of Victories Church in Ballymun Road on Tuesday, 29th January at 7.00 p.m.

Anam Cara South Dublin, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Monday 14th January at 7.20 p.m. in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght, Dublin 24.  This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.  For more information see or call our Information Line on 085-288 888.

World Day of the Sick 2019 will take place on 9th February 2019 in all Hallows, Drumcondra (9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.) on the topic Community struggle with addiction: A Pastoral response.  Mass for World Day of the Sick will be held on 10th February 2019 in Corpus Christi at 3.00 p.m.

“When Jesus comes to be baptised,
He leaves the hidden years behind,
The years of safety and of peace,
To bear the sins of all mankind.”                             
(The Divine Office)




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