Anointing of the Sick Sat 11th Feb 12.30pm

On Saturday 11th February (Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes) there will be Mass with Anointing of the Sick at 12.30. Refreshments after Mass. Perhaps you know someone who experiences ongoing illness who would like to attend, please invite them to come along.


Fr. Cathal Price

At the start of 1985, Lucan consisted of two parishes – St. Mary’s and St. Patrick’s up in Esker. By the end of the year, a third Parish was announced – Divine Mercy, Lucan South, with responsibility for development going to Fr. Cathal Price.

School life began in October with 8 pupils and 1 teacher. By November, the number had grown to 18, in a building owned by Stewarts Hospital. A 5 acre site was allocated for permanent school buildings. There were currently 35 new houses occupied in the parish, with 85 to be complete by Christmas. By June ’86, it was expected that 220 houses would be complete. “Fr Prices has a pre-fab Mass Centre which has a Sunday congregation of 50 and growing fast.”

From these humble beginnings our parish has grown and the existing church was built and opened 17th September 2000 having been designed by architect Anthony Gallagher. Today there is a much larger community that call Lucan South parish their home. Yesterday 13th January 2023 the current parish priest Fr. Aidan Kieran met with the founding parish priest of our parish and are pictured together below.

Fr. Cathal Price (Left) and Fr. Aidan Kieran (Right) taken on 13th January 2023

Upcoming Feast Days

Wednesday February 1: St. Brigid;

Thursday Feb. 2: Presentation of the Lord (Blessing of Candles)

Friday February 3: St. Blaise (Blessing of Throats)

Saturday February 11: Our Lady of Lourdes

Wednesday February 22: Ash Wednesday


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.


Parish Notices – Sunday 5th February 2023


Parish Notices – Sunday 22nd January 2023


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.

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.


Daily Readings Readings

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.


Donations

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.