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Sunday, 7th July 2019

Recently Deceased:      Evelyn Gaylard, John Power.

Month’s Mind:            Dick McKenzie

Anniversaries:              Carrie & Ned MacHugh, Ann Parsons, Richard Nolan Brendan Dornan, Madeline Power, Desmond Reddin Pauline Reddin.
May they rest in peace
Peter’s Pence:  Thank you for your generous response to last week’s collection for Peter’s Pence which raised €3,530.

Strawberry Sunday takes place in the Coffee Dock after all Masses today – please join us with your family and friends.  Traditionally on Strawberry Sunday, we gave out a bowl of strawberries and cream and people kindly gave a donation.  This year the Coffee Dock Team have decided to expand on the theme of Strawberry Sunday – they have baked and bought flans and meringues, frozen yogurt for smoothies and lots of other strawberry treats.   While Strawberry Sunday is about Community, we also want to reduce our debt so there will be special offers on all these treats.   Your support would be appreciated.

Dublin Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage: Become an Associate Member   of the Pilgrimage to Lourdes in September.  A member of the Pioneer Association is available at the back of the church today to accept donations.  Contributions will be used to reduce the cost of the invalid fare on the pilgrimage.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes:   Join St. John the Baptist Parish on their pilgrimage to Lourdes on 14th September. 5 Nights with full board at        4* Hotel La Solitude for €749 pps.  Spiritual Director Fr. John Delany.  For further details contact Blackrock Parish Office – phone 01 288 2104.

Date for your Diary: The Garda Band will give a Concert in the Pastoral Centre on Sunday 11th August at 2.00 p.m.  All welcome

The Book Club: Summer Reading selected by the Book Club is:            “When all is Said” by Anne Griffin and “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck.  The Book Club will resume in the Pastoral Centre on Tuesday                              3rd September at 10.30 a.m. New members always welcome.

World Apostolate of Fatima (Ireland): The apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917 are remembered on the 13th of each month (until October) at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Roundwood Parish Church,                    Co. Wicklow.  Next day of prayer is 13th July.  Starting at 12.00 noon, the day concludes with Mass at 3.45 p.m.  St. Kevin’s bus serves Roundwood.  See poster on notice board at the back of the church for further details or phone 085 771 2232.

Pallottine Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place on the 28th August and will be led by Spiritual Director: Fr. Jaimie Twohig S.A.C. Accommodation will be in the Hotel Saint Sauveur for 5 nights full board.                              Cost is €749 pps: single room supplement.  To book contact St. Anne’s Parish Centre, Shankill, Co. Dunlin. Phone: 01 282 2704.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Join this special pilgrimage where you will have an opportunity to walk in the Footsteps of Jesus by visiting Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Mount Tabor, Jerusalem and much more. Pilgrimage takes place from 13-21 September with direct flights Dublin – Tel Aviv return €1,695 pps.  Limited Places available – Contact MAP Travel – call Patricia on 01 878 3111 or email: or visit:

Young Adult (18-35 years) Catholic Conference:
“Seek Beauty: Find Truth” – takes place in DCU All Hallows College from 10.00 a.m. 31st August to 4.00 p.m. 1st September.  For further information visit  
(This is a Legion of Mary project).


Not ‘till the loom is silent
And the shutters cease to fly
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful
In the skilled weaver’s hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.





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