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Saturday 11th January / Sunday 12th January 2020

Remembering our Dead   

Recently Deceased:  Charles Glennon, Breda Lane, Zelie Hartnett, Dita Cleary, Elizabeth Dimbo

Month’s Mind:         John King, James Maher

Anniversaries:          Clare Redmond, Pat Smyth, Tommy Martin, Brian McGinn, Mary O’Gorman, James Mulhearn, Philomena Maher

May they rest in peace.

Australian Fires - Pope Francis has asked for everyone to pray to the Lord to help the people of Australia at this difficult time, as major fires rage across the nation.  Addressing Australian pilgrims at the weekly General Audience in St Peter’s Square, the Holy Father said “I am close to the Australian people”.

nuFriends : Come and join us! - We are setting up a new Seniors Club in January in the Pastoral Centre. 
Meetings will take place once a week on Thurs afternoons from 1.30 – 3.30pm (Please note slight change in time.)  However, the day and time may vary for away outings.  Enrolment will take place on Thursday 23rd January at 1.30pm in the Conference Hall, Pastoral Centre.  Membership Fee for the year:  €30. 

‘Thank You’ Party for Volunteers –  will take place on Saturday 18th January from 7.00-10.00pm in the Pastoral Centre.  We ask the coordinator of each of the Church and Pastoral Centre group to email numbers who hope to attend to  For those volunteers who may not have been contacted, you may confirm your attendance to this email as well. 

Bethany Bereavement Support Group - will meet in the Pastoral Centre at 7.30pm on Monday 13 January.

Hats for Homeless – our knitters will meet in the Oval Room at 10.30am on Wednesday 15th January.  New members always welcome.

St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral will host their Epiphany Carol Service this afternoon, 12th January at 3.00pm with the Palestrina Choir and St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral Girls’ Choir to celebrate this wonderful season under the direction of Blánaid Murphy. Candlelit Carol Service of music and readings.  Admission free.

Siel Bleu IrelandBlackrock Library (Main Street) is hosting a talk by Siel Bleu Ireland on Wednesday 22 January from 10.45-11.45am.  The key to well-being is not age but attitude!  Siel Bleu facilitators believe in living an active and healthy lifestyle, giving adults the tools to improve their autonomy and quality of life. This one hour workshop caters for older adults of various levels of fitness.  Booking is essential.  For further information contact Aisling Donnelly, Senior Librarian, Phone 01-2888117.

Open Day - Blackrock Further Education Institute (BFEI),  (Main Street, Blackrock) will hold an Open Day on Wednesday 15th January from 10am to 4pm.  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 2020.  BFEI also offers a variety of part-time courses on Monday and Tuesday evenings.  Further details on

St Joseph’s Shankill is the largest care home in Ireland dedicated solely to dementia care.  The following services are available for people living with dementia and their families:
Dementia Information Hub - Open every Tuesday from 9.30am – 12pm; there is no such thing as a silly question, so come and find out more.
Cinema Club for people living with Dementia and their loved ones - €5 per couple.  Call 01 282 3000 to book a ticket and come along at 2pm on the following dates; tea/coffee and chats also a part of the afternoon.  Film dates: Sunday 12th January, Sunday 9th February, Sunday 8th March
Volunteer Team -  volunteers need to join the team.  If interested, contact Nicola on (01) 2823000 or by email:

Anam Cara South Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Support Event on 13th January at 7:20pm in the Maldron Hotel, Whitestown way, Tallaght. 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.  More information at:

World Day of the Sick 2020  
The World Day of the Sick Conference will take place in Newtownpark Pastoral Centre, on Saturday 8 February 2020.  The theme of the conference is Hope in the Face of Suicide and it will run from 9.45am –1.00pm. 
Mass and anointing of the sick will take place on Sunday 9th February at 3.00pm in the Church of the Guardian Angels with Principal Celebrant Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

            Mary our Mother, we leave all to thee – the past, the present
            and what is yet to be.






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