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Sunday 19 November 2017


Recently deceased: Mary Barrington, Margaret Sheehy, Agnes O’Leary, Tony Crimmins.

Month’s Mind: Ann Farrell.

Anniversaries:- Kaelem Hainsworth, Michael, Kathleen & Anne Tolan, John Smith, Sylvia Duffy, Patrick Griffin, Gerry Goss, Mary Kate O’Keeffe, Jack & Nance Hyland, Betty& Lauri Kelleher.

May they rest in peace.

NOVEMBER ALTAR LISTS are available at the back of the church.  Please take one and return to the safe behind the Good News Stand.

THE THREE TENORS Concert will take place in the Church on Thursday 
30th November.  Tickets €20 are now available at the Good News Stand and Texaco Service Station, Newtownpark Avenue.

PRAYING WITH SCRIPTURE Group will meet in the Murray Centre at 7.20pm on Wednesday 22nd November.  All welcome.

HATS FOR HOMELESS Knitters will meet at 10.30am on Wednesday 22 November in Conference Room 2 (end of church).

“MARK MY WORDS” is a four-week programme taking place in Mount Merrion Parish from 21st November – 12th December (Tuesdays) inclusive.  Talks, with Dr Kieran O’Mahony OSA, take place at 7.30pm in the Parish Community Centre, North Avenue, Mount Merrion and will be followed by light refreshments.  All welcome.  See notice board for further details.

COLÁISTE EOIN & COLÁISTE ÍOSAGÁIN – CHRISTMAS FAIR - The two schools are holding their Annual Christmas Fair this Sunday 19th November between 1.00pm – 5:00pm.  Call in at any time over the course of the afternoon for a great selection of items on the various stalls and great fun as well! Go raibh míle maith agaibh.

ROSARY ON THE COASTS for life and faith, takes place next Sunday 26th November at 2.30pm at over 140 locations around Ireland on the feast of Christ the King – See notice board for details of venues.

BETHANY GROUP – the Bethany support group needs new members.  For more information, contact Joanne 087 7722594.  The Bethany group meet on the 2ndTuesday of each month in Conference Room 2.

FR PETER McVERRY – On Tuesday 5th December, there will be a public interview with the well-known homeless campaigner, Fr. Peter McVerry about his work and life in the Parish Centre of the Church of the Divine Word in Marley Grange at 8.00pm.  Admission is free, but Fr Peter will be signing copies of his new Christmas book, which is a fundraiser for the Peter McVerry Trust.  All are welcome

CROSSCARE FOOD APPEAL will take place on 1st/2nd December.  Donations of food may be left in the church on this weekend only.  Items most needed: shampoo and hygiene products, soups, tinned meats, seasonal biscuits, cleaning products. 

Rotunda Hospital – SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE.  Those who have lost a baby are invited to a Service of Remembrance in the Pro-Cathedral this afternoon at 3.00pm.  Afterwards light refreshments will be served in the Gresham Hotel.  If you have any queries please contact the Hospital Chaplain on 01 8171700.

HEALTH CARE SUPPORT IN THE COMMUNITY – an Information Event will take place in Oatland’s College, Stillorgan, tomorrow night, Monday 20th November at 7.00pm.  A variety of health care professions will be present.  See notice board for further details.

LIVING WITH GOUT - A special information evening on living with gout will take place on Monday 20 November in the Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2.   Prof. Geraldine McCarthy, consultant rheumatologist at the Mater Hospital, will explain the many aspects of gout. A question and answers session will take place at the end of the meeting.  Registration is from 7pm, with the talks starting at 7.30pm. Book your place today - See:  Admission is free.


Saints are like windows.
Through them the light of God’s wisdom
streams into the world,
banishing the darkness,
and brightening the road for uncertain travellers.
Through them the warmth of God’s love
radiates through the world,
banishing the coldness,
and warming the hearts of even the most forlorn of his creatures.
And through them we catch a glimpse of another world,
a world that lies not just beyond the walls of our earthly home, 
but even beyond the stars.


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