8 December 2019

8 December 2019

Collections

Family Offering
Envelopes: €670
(Envelopes & Standing Orders finance the running costs of the Church)

1st Collection (Diocese)
Blue bag: €305
(Priest salaries and sick & retired priests of the Diocese)

2nd Collection
SHARE – €175
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ADORATION & PRAYER

*Divine Mercy Prayer Group
Monday nights;
7:30pm – 8:30pm
*Scripture Sharing
on Tuesdays;
9:45am – 10:45am
*Adoration
on Fridays; from
9:45am – 3:00pm
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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 this Wednesday 11th December at 7.30pm
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Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards

Christmas Mass Bouquet cards are available this week in the Parish office. All Masses on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day will be offered for the intentions of those on our Mass Bouquet list.
Mass offering €5
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Advent Candles

Advent Candles for use in the home are available from the Parish Office or the Sacristy, cost €10.
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St Vincent de Paul

The Annual Christmas Appeal by St Vincent de Paul takes place at all Masses this week-end. As they say – ‘Christmas is not the same for everyone’
This year’s collection is of critical importance’ as the organisation is experiencing a huge increase in calls for assistance.
Please be as generous as you can.
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Penance Service

A combines Penance Service for all 3 Lucan Parishes will be held in St Patrick’s, Esker on Wed. 18th December at 7pm
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Look out for your Neighbour

As we are now coming into the darkest evenings of the year, please be mindful of your neighbours who may be elderly or less inclined to venture out at this time. Why not drop in and check on them and perhaps offer to drive them to Mass if they need assistance.

Also, Ministers of the Eucharist would be happy to bring Holy Communion to anyone who is sick and housebound, just contact the Parish Office.
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Youth Conference

An International Youth Conference for all 16 – 35 year olds will take place at Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from 27th – 30th December www.afcmteamireland.org
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COLOURING COMPETITION

We are running a Christmas Colouring Competition for all the children in the Parish – please pick up your free colouring sheet. ________________________________________
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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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COELIAC

Gluten free hosts are available for anyone with coeliac condition or on a gluten free diet
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Child Protection

Please see the Child Protection noticeboard at the back of the church for helpful information. Volunteers who work with children in our parish are Garda vetted and we regularly organise safeguarding training sessions for volunteers.
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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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Financial Debt Burdens

If you are experiencing financial debt problems; please contact any of the following services to assist you to get back on track financially:
www.backontrack.ie
www.mabs.ie
www.isi.gov.ie
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ADORATION

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Chaplet of Divine Mercy takes place here each Monday & Thursday 2pm – 3pm.
We would like to invite some new people to come and join us for this quiet time with the Lord.
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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 to the Gardaí in Ronantown;
Ph. 01 6667700
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Parish Choirs

The parish choirs practice here in the Church every week.
Adult’s Choir on Monday evenings.
Children’s & Youth Choirs on Friday evenings.

Parish Office

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