Sunday 11 March 2018
MEMORIAL OF THE DEAD
Recently deceased: Martin Byrne, Lucy Chanakya, Patrick McDonough, Rose Browne
Month’s Mind: Pauline McKeever
Anniversaries: Oliver Keating, Jennifer Cullen, Tommy Leahy, Jim Lawler, Eddie Gilmartin, Bernadette Tracey, Olive Mooney, Pat & Harry Mathews, Sean & Johnny Gilthorpe.
May they rest in peace.
CROSSCARE YOUTH SERVICES – The Annual Collection for Crosscare Youth Services will take place at all Masses next Sunday, replacing the usual Share Collection. Crosscare’s mission is to provide innovative and relevant services to those most in need.
SVP CLOTHING APPEAL has been deferred to August due to the bad weather last weekend.
ST PATRICK’S DAY, Saturday 17th March is a holy day of obligation.
Vigil Mass on Friday at 7.00pm and Masses on Saturday will be at 9.30, 10.45 and the Vigil Mass for Sunday at 7.00pm at usual. (There is no Mass at 12.00).
Ecumenical Celebration for St. Patrick’s Day - An ecumenical celebration for St. Patrick’s Day, including worship, music and drama, will be held at 6.00pm on 17th March in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. (Organised by the Dublin Council of Churches).
COFIRMATION – Children from Guardian Angels’ NS will be confirmed in this church on Friday 16th March at 11.00am. Please remember them, their parents and teachers in your prayers.
GRANDPARENTS ‘ASSOCIATION – A meeting of the Catholic Grandparents' Association will be held at 10.00am on Monday 12th March in the Murray Centre. All grandparents are most welcome. Please contact M. Timoney, phone 087 6548115.
BETHANY BEREAVEMENT Support Group will meet at 7.30pm on Monday 12th March in Conference Room 2 (end of church).
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – 21/22 March, 6.30pm – 9.30pm – Parish Renewal Retreat. Speakers Fr George Anthony, O.P. and Dr Zubin Jacob. See notice board or details.
CENTERING PRAYER group will meet in the Sacristy Area on Monday
12th March at 7.15pm.
FAITH AFFIRMED: A group of lay people, typically in their 20s/30s or 40s, meet every Monday at 7.00 pm in the Murray Centre. Drop in any Monday; or contact Pauline at email@example.com.
LIGHT A CANDLE ON MONDAYS – we would encourage parents to bring their children to light a candle every Monday during Lent. Join us in Conference Room 2 from 8.15am, just before school.
The BOOK CLUB will meet on Tuesday 13th March at 10.30am in the Wishing Well. The book for discussion is ‘The woman in the window’ by AJ Finn. New members are always welcome.
HATS FOR HOMELESS – our knitters will meet at 10.30 on Wednesday 14th March in Conference Room 2.
We had a note of thanks from Crosscare for all the woolly hats which were very much appreciated in the recent weather, when they were need most!
PRAYING WITH SCRIPTURE group will meet at 7.20pm on Wednesday 14th March in the Murray Centre. All welcome.
The CHILDREN'S ANIMATION PROGRAMME in preparation for World Meeting of Families continues this Sunday at 12.00 Mass. Please join us.
PARISH CONVERSATIONS - Let's Talk Family – continues in the Murray Centre on Tuesday from7.30pm – 9.00pm. It is not necessary to register beforehand, just come along. All are welcome.
A PARISH VOLUNTEER GROUP has been set up for the World Meeting of Families 2018. If you wish to join this group please contact the World Meeting of Families (worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer) giving the group name ‘Newtownpark Avenue Parish’ and group leader ‘N. Fitzpatrick’. If you want further information please phone 086 121 1647.
PRO-LIFE CANVASS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED –The prolife campaign is seeking volunteers to canvas for the protection of the 8th amendment. Volunteers are urgently need in the Dun Laoghaire area. If you want to help, please contact Pro Life Canvass Organisers, Brian Canny, phone 087 634 2160 or Ciara Murphy, phone 086 341 6252.
AWARE PUBLIC LECTURE takes place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 14th March in the Swift Centre, St Patrick’s University Hospital, James’ Street, Dublin 8. Topic “Gambling Addiction in Ireland – current status and future directions”. All welcome. Admission is free. See notice board for further details.