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Saturday 30th November / Sunday 1st December 2019



Recently Deceased: Lily Manning, Eamonn Long, Colette McCarthy

Anniversaries: Anthony & Kathleen McDonald, Tony McDonald, John Leen, Elizabeth Flynn, Jim & Louise Farrell, Mary Farrell

May they rest in peace.


The Christmas Appeal will take place at all masses next Sunday, replacing the usual Share collection. The Society earnestly requests your support for their annual indoor collection. Your very generous donations at this time, together with your monthly contributions to their outdoor collections, enables the Parish Conference to assist those who seek the Society's aid. Your help makes a huge difference. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.

In the year ended October 2018, €48,800 was distributed in cash grants locally, in the area, and with twinned Conferences. A further €6,500 was used for education, food, clothing and furniture. We thank all benefactors for your generosity.

New SVP confidential number is 083 4007094

CENTRING PRAYER GROUP will meet on Monday at 7.15pm in the Oval Room. All welcome.

SENIOR CITIZENS’ BINGO takes place on Monday at 2.30pm in the Oval Room. All welcome.

HATS FOR HOMELESS - Knitters will meet on Wednesday at 10.30am in the Oval Room.

The BOOK CLUB will meet in the Pastoral Centre at 10.30am on Tuesday 3rd December. The book for discussion is ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ by Heather Morris. New members always welcome.

FILM CLUB – Please note that there will be no meeting of the Film Club on Thursday 5th December to allow for Concert preparations. The Film Club will meet on Thursday 12th December instead.

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION on 6th December, 10.30 am – 12.00 noon

CHRISTMAS CONCERT – an Evening with Phil Coulter will take place on Thursday 5th December at 7.30pm in the church. Tickets €25 are available from the Good News Stand, the Pastoral Centre and Texaco Service Station on Newtownpark Avenue.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE - We have some lovely prizes for the raffle taking place on the night of the Concert. Tickets €2 each or a book of six tickets for €10.

· 2 Nights B & B for two people at Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow

· Luxury Christmas Hamper, sponsored by Centra, Newtownpark Avenue

· Four Green Fees for Dun Laoghaire Golf Club

· €100 voucher sponsored by Dunnes Stores

· Voucher for Christmas tree (from Tony in car park).

NEWPARK MUSIC CENTRE CHRISTMAS Concert will take place in the Pastoral Centre on Sunday 8th December at 3.00pm Tickets €10/€5 (child) available from reception in the Music Centre or on line at

FR PETER MCVERRY SJ will deliver an Advent Talk in St Laurence O'Toole Church, Kilmacud on Wednesday, 11th December at 7.30pm. Fr McVerry is a man of faith who lives the teachings of Christ every day, championing the cause of the homeless and working for a more just society. Fr McVerry will share his reflections on advent and honouring the message of Christmas in our lives.

ADVENT TALKS: on Monday 2nd and 9th December at 7.30pm in St. Joseph's Church, Glasthule, Co. Dublin. Speakers: on 2nd December Roger Childs (RTE Religious Programming) and 9th December Sr. Úna Agnew who has a special interest in the works of Patrick Kavanagh. Light refreshments served afterwards.


Fr Diarmuid O'Murchu’s workshops continue on December 7th and 13th, each from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. The title of his series is: Advent - The Season of the Parables. Cost €25. To pre-book email or phone 086 0517575

HSE COMMUNITY HEALTH, Dublin South Dun Laoghaire - Living Well with Dementia invites you to a presentation: ‘Reflections on Being in the Caring Role’ with guest speaker Dr Aideen Lewis, Clinical Psychologist. Monday 2nd December from 7.00pm – 9.00pm in Oatlands College, Stillorgan (Sports Hall). See notice board for further details.

ANAM CARA SOUTH DUBLIN, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Support Event on 9th December 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. For more information, see or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know But if you listen, you may learn something new. (Dalai Lama)





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