Collections

Family Offering
Envelopes: €515
(Envelopes & Standing Order offerings finance the running costs of the Church)

1st Collection (Diocese)
Blue bag: €285
(Priest salaries and sick & retired priests of the Diocese)

2nd Collection
SHARE - €230
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BAPTISM

Parents who wish to have their child Baptised are invited to attend a meeting beforehand. The next meeting will take place in the Church on Wednesday 9th January at 7.30pm
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Birthday Cards for Jesus

We are inviting all the children in the parish to make a birthday card for Baby Jesus. These cards can be placed at the Christmas tree at the Christmas Eve Family Mass.
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Divine Mercy Food Bank

Thank you to all the people who have supported our Food Bank throughout the year. Thanks also to all the schools, Scouts, Lions Club and other Parish groups who donated food in the run up to Christmas; your wonderful generosity will help very many families over what can be a difficult time of year.
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Christmas Wishes

Fr John and the Parish team would like to wish all our Parishioners a very Happy & Peaceful Christmas and God’s Blessing in 2019
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Christmas Dues

Christmas Dues envelopes are available at the back of the Church. The priests of the Parish are very grateful to you for your generosity to the dues and to all of our collections.
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Parish Office

The Parish office re-opens on Wednesday 2nd January.
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Christmas Timetable

Confession;
Monday 24th 10am – 11am

Mass:
Christmas Eve; Monday 24th
9.15am Mass
5pm Family Mass
8pm Vigil Mass

Christmas Day; Tuesday 25th -  10.30am & 12noon

Wednesday 26th - Sat 29th - Mass at 10.00am

Saturday 29th - 6.30pm - Vigil
Sunday 30th - 10.30 & 12noon

Monday 31st & Tuesday 1st
Mass 10.00am
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CONFESSIONS

Confessions are generally available after 10am Mass on Saturdays.
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COLOURING COMPETITION

Thanks to all the children who entered our Christmas Colouring Competition; the closing date is this Sun 23rd

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SILENT NIGHT

Silent Night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, mother and child,
Holy Infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night, shepherds’ quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar;
Heavenly hosts sing “Alleluia”,
Christ the Saviour is born. Christ the Saviour is born.
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Policy Statement

The Archdiocese of Dublin and the parish of Divine Mercy, Lucan South
value and encourage the participation of children and young people in Parish liturgies and in Diocesan activities in order to enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.
We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their protection from all forms of abuse.
This is a commitment binding on all priests and on those who work in our Diocesan offices and agencies, and in our parishes.
It extends to all the many and varied ways that children share in the life of the Church in our Diocese.
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Care for the Church

We would ask you to keep an eye on the Church anytime you are passing.
Please report any suspicious activity tothe Gardaí in Ronantown; Ph. 01 6667700
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COELIAC
Gluten free hosts are available for anyone with coeliac condition or on a gluten free diet, please speak to the priest before Mass.
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ADORATION

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Chaplet of Divine Mercy takes place here each Monday & Thursday - 2pm – 3pm

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ACCORD

Accord - Catholic Marriage Care Lucan,
“if you can’t talk to each other; talk to Accord”. Professional counsellors available for couples and individuals who are experiencing difficulty in their relationships.
Ph.01-6010844 www.accord.ie

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ADORATION & PRAYER
Adoration takes place every Friday from
9:45am – 3:00pm

Divine Mercy Prayer Group
Monday nights
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Scripture Sharing
Tuesdays,
9:45am – 10:45am
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Under Pressure ?

Christmas can be a very stressful time, if you need someone to talk to, someone who will really listen to you, call;
Samaritans; 1850 609090
Senior Helpline; 1850 440444