Registration First Communion and Confirmation
We ask all parents with children for the sacraments this year to ensure they are registered with the Parish Office, and have given a copy of the Baptism Certificate
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Confessions every Saturday 5.45pm and after Saturday evening Mass
Altar Server Ministry
We are relaunching the altar server ministry in the parish. We are seeking recruits from 3rd Class to Second Year. Full training will be provided. We promise that anyone who joins the altar servers will have a safe and rewarding experience. It would be a great way of helping your parish community. Future Altar Servers should give their contact details to the Parish Office.
Stations of the Cross
For the season of Lent we will have weekly stations of the cross in the Church on Saturday at 6pm before the vigil mass at 6:30pm. Please join us as we journey with Christ this Lent in preparation for His resurrection.
The stations of the cross will begin on Saturday 25th February and continue every week until Saturday 1st April which is the Saturday before Holy Week.
Youth and Young Adults Event Wednesday 5th April
On Wednesday 5th April starting at 9:45 there will be an event held in the Church for youth and young people aged between 13 and 30 years old. Parents are also welcome to attend. The event will be open to everyone from surrounding parishes and different faiths including non-Christian. It should be a fun day where young people can meet each other in a safe environment and there will be different group discussions/activities as well as lunch being provided on the day. Please share this with any family/friends/neighbours who you think might be interested.
Family Choir invitation
The Divine Mercy family choir are looking for new members/families to join them singing or playing instruments. There are no age limitations for the choirs so all are most welcome to join in with a very welcoming and supportive group. They rehearse on Fridays 5pm – 6:30pm and sing at the 12 noon Sunday mass each week. Anyone who is interested can come along to rehearsal or talk to them after Sunday mass. You can also contact Mike/Tina on 086 8608406 or the parish office.
2021 Parish Finances Announcement
At the end of November, the finance committee outlined the current state of the worsening parish finances at each of the weekend masses. The details of this announcement as well as the accounts are available to review on the noticeboard in the Church as well as on our website here at Parish Finances.
Confirmation Registration 2022/23
In order to be able to plan for the Confirmation ceremonies in the summer we need each child to register/enrol with the parish so we have a full and correct list of the children. This is required for all children wishing to make their Confirmation in our parish in summer 2023 regardless of which school they attend.
Click here to register your child for Confirmation with the parish
Confirmation Dates 2022/23
- Divine Mercy Senior NS (Ms. Smyth & Mr. Breen’s classes): Wednesday 24th May @ 11:00am
- Divine Mercy Senior NS (Ms. Dee & Ms. Goggins’ classes): Thursday 24th May @ 11:00am
- Lucan Community NS: Saturday 27th May @ 10:30am
- Lucan East Educate Together NS: Saturday 27th May @ 10:30am
- Griffeen Valley Educate Together NS: Saturday 27th May @ 12:30pm
First Holy Communion Registration 2022/23
In order to be able to plan for the First Penance and First Holy Communion ceremonies in the spring/summer we need each child to register/enrol with the parish so we have a full and correct list of the children. This is required for all children wishing to make their Confirmation in our parish in summer 2023 regardless of which school they attend.
Click here to register your child for First Holy Communion with the parish
Sacramental Dates for 2023
Food Bank Appeal
Divine Mercy Food Bank provides parcels of nonperishable food items to people who need the service. Food parcels can be collected from 11.00 am—12 Noon on Mondays (excluding public holidays) from the Balgaddy Road entrance to the church.
Donations of non-perishable food items are requested from parishioners and can be left in the green containers inside the doors of the church.
This week donations of tinned foods would be especially welcome, e.g. peas, beans, spaghetti, soup, rice pudding, tuna, salmon, etc.
Religion Class Registrations
We are delighted to announce that online registrations are now open for the non-Catholic schools in our parish. Click on the following links to go to the religion class page for your child’s school.
- Lucan Community National School
- Lucan East Educate Together National School
- Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School
We are asking parents, who are interested in religion classes for their children this year, to fill in an expression of interest/registration form for each child. Once we know the number of children requiring classes in each school and their class level, we will be able to determine the number of classes/teachers required and plan accordingly. The fees have not been decided as of yet and will be communicated to all who have registered using the contact details provided.
We regret the delay in getting the classes up and running this year and appreciate your patience as we return to in-person classes after Covid.
Wednesday tea/coffee morning
There is a cup of tea/coffee and a slice of cake after 9.15am Mass every Wednesday in the St. John Paul II Room (room with tables and chairs to the right of the porch at the main Church entrance. All are most welcome.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The RCIA or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church from 7 years old above. It includes several stages marked by study, prayer and rites at Mass. Participants in the RCIA are known as catechumens.
Under our Welcome menu you will find links for the Daily Mass Reading which updates every day as well as Sunday Mass Reading for the following Sunday’s mass. It is a great way to be able to read along during mass if you so wish or take time to reflect on the passages during the week and see what message they have for you. One quick note is that if it is a Sunday and you want to see the Gospel for today then click on the Daily Mass Reading link as the Sunday listing will be for the following week.
Sincere thanks to all who contribute financially to the Parish. We are very grateful to you for your loyal support.
We now have a DONATE button on the right of our Website where you can make a donation to the Parish or the Diocese. We would ask anyone is able to, to consider making a donation, as the Parish income is at an all-time low. Thank you so much for your generosity in these difficult times.