Below you will find the list of the most recently published parish news so you can keep up to date with what is happening in our parish. Don’t forget to also check out our Parish Newsletters for weekly updates on what is going on in our parish.
- St Patrick’s Day 2023To celebrate the Feast of St Patrick’s day there will be masses in Church of Divine Mercy on: St Patrick is our patron saint of Ireland, known for spreading Christianity throughout the country as a missionary during the 5th century. When Patrick was about sixteen years old, he was captured and sold into slavery in Ireland. He was put to work as a shepherd. He lived in Ireland for six years. During this time, he turned to prayer. One night, Patrick had a dream that a ship was waiting, and he knew it was the answer to his prayers. Patrick
- Youth and Young Adult GroupOn 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.
- Stations of the CrossFor 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.
- Fr. Cathal PriceAt 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,
- Family Choir invitationThe 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.
- SVP Annual Appeal – 10th/11th DecemberAs it comes into its busiest two months of the year, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) is receiving an average of 800 requests for help every day. Launching SVP Annual Appeal entitled “Impossible Choices”, Rose McGowan, SVP National President, said that despite the additional cost-of-living support payments made by the Government, there are many people who are struggling to meet basic family expenses. A member of the local SVP will be talking to us at mass on the weekend of Saturday 10th/Sunday 11th December and appealing for donations to help those in our local community who are
- Christmas Carol ServiceWe are delighted to announce the return of the parish Christmas Carol service this year which will take place at 7pm on Thursday 8th December. There will be music and singing by our talented parish music groups including some old favourites for everyone to join in with. There is no cost to attend. We will also have a raffle on the night and donations to our parish on the night are welcome. It should be a wonderful evening for us to gather together in joy and song as we prepare to welcome the birth of our Lord.
- Religion Class RegistrationsWe 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