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.

  • Rehearsal for First Holy Communion
    We are aware that it has been a long time for the children in our parish since they were first prepared in schools to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. Fr. Ubaldo kindly invites all children due to make their First Holy Communion in the coming weeks to attend a rehearsal beforehand in our Church. This will remind them of the steps involved (e.g. how to hold their hands etc) so that on their special day they can approach the Eucharist with confidence and welcome their special friend Jesus into their hearts. The list of rehearsal times is shown

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  • Religion class registration 2021
    Registration for after school religion classes for children from Senior Infants up to 6th class attending non-Catholic schools in our parish are now open for this year 2021-2022. Please click on the link below for your school to enter your child’s details and if you have multiple children please submit a registration form for each child. Once the form is submitted a copy of the registration details will be emailed to you so you have a copy for future reference. Griffeen Valley ETNS Religion Class Registration Lucan CNS Religion Class Registration Lucan East ETNS Religion Class Registration We will be

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  • First Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmations
    Dear parents,We send you greetings and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ. We hope that you are all keeping well. Following the recent government announcement and the Arch diocese of Dublin recommendations regarding the celebration of sacraments, we are happy to inform you that the church of Divine Mercy, Lucan South parish will soon be carrying out the three sacraments and will be using a booking system, endeavour to book in a suitable date for your son or daughter. First confessions will take place on 9th and 10th September 2021, while First Holy communion will begin from 16th September to

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  • Welcome to our new priest
    We are delighted to inform you that the Arch diocese has appointed to our parish a new priest Fr. Samuel Akaguenyi Chinedu as Parish chaplain. He will also be studying in Maynooth University and we warmly welcome him.
  • Congregation capacity increase
    From Monday 6th September onwards, our capacity at each Mass will increase. While this is great news, we need to remember that Covid is still very much with us. With this in mind, we need to be diligent in continuing with the wearing of face coverings and hand sanitising upon entering the church. Let us all endeavour to keep everyone safe by following the guidelines from the competent authority.
  • Celebration of Sacraments
    Following the recent government announcement and the Arch diocese recommendations regarding the celebration of sacraments, these celebrations have been granted a green light. Please God, our parish will therefore be carrying out first Confessions, first Holy Communion and Confirmation in the following weeks. These will take place in the coming weeks and we will have an online booking system for parents to choose from the list of available dates and times. We hope to have the booking system in place from Monday 6th September for parents to choose the date which suits each of them. There will be a limit

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  • Fr. Dominic moving to new parish
    As you know Fr. Dominic has been assigned to a new parish in Beaumont so has to unfortunately leave Lucan South Parish. We have been so blessed for the last few years with his quick smile and his deep reverence for the Faith which has helped guide us all along the right path. There are never enough words to express gratitude for all that is done, seen and unseen, so we will continue to keep him in our prayers. We are so grateful that the Lord brought him to our parish and whatever the future brings we hope that Fr.

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  • First Holy Communion and Confirmation
    Important notice regarding the celebration of the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Dear parents/guardians, Please note that parish of Divine Mercy will not be holding First Holy Communion or Confirmations before September 2021. Parents will be notified to search for the date and time of their child’s ceremony on this website soon. This is to adhere to the best practice policy proposed by the health authorities. Thank you for your understanding and patience. 
  • Fr. Ubaldo celebrates 12 years as a Priest
    Our beloved parish priest Fr. Ubaldo celebrated his 12 year anniversary since his ordination this weekend. It was an extra blessing to have Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell celebrating the 12:15 mass in our parish on the occasion. We are all grateful that Fr. Ubaldo followed the call of the Lord to the ministry and will continue to hold him and all those in service of the Lord in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Welcome our new parish secretary
    Karen Bougueroua has been appointed as the new parish secretary for Lucan South parish. We wish her every success in her new role and ask everyone to join in welcoming her. We know that starting a new job can be intimidating, so let us show Karen that our parish community are here to support her. She is a part of the parish team now, and we know she’ll do great things here.
  • Farewell for our retiring parish secretary
    We are announcing the retirement of our parish secretary: Dympna Synnott after 11 years of commitment and dedicated service to our parish. As parish community, we wish to express our gratitude to her and we wish Dympna the very best and a long healthy retirement. As a sign of solidarity and appreciation for her services, I humbly appeal to you all to join both in planning and support in the Farewell ceremony organised for her. It will take place here in the parish premises and a cup of tea will be offered and are all welcome. It will take place

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  • Divine Bloom Update 3rd July
    There is now a newly formed gardening team of volunteers in Divine Mercy who have been hard at work in mixed weather conditions brightening up the Church grounds and providing flowers for the altar. There is always a welcome for everyone and plenty of laughter and jokes as well as cups of tea/coffee. As with all the Church groups they always welcome new members so feel free to come along on Saturday mornings. Divine Bloom meet in the Church courtyard after the 10am mass on Saturday mornings. All welcome! The grounds around the Church have never looked so good. Thank

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  • First Communions and Confirmations Deferred
    Dear Parents and Guardians After all our efforts for the third time, we are very disappointed to convey the following government information to you; “that religious ceremonies such as Baptisms, First Holy Communions and Confirmations should not take place at this time. Further advice will follow on resumption of these ceremonies when it is safe to do so”. The Archdiocese has reiterated this advice. It is most unfortunate as it leaves many families disappointed once again. We realise that so many have made special arrangements and undertaken clothing expenses for the second time, but it is out of our control.

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  • Building Hope Task Force
    Archbishop Farrell has established a Task Force called Building Hope. The Task Force has been asked to begin with an assessment of the needs of the people of the Archdiocese emerging from Covid-19 and to work to support parish communities to undertake a radical renewal, looking to the future with creativity. Sharing your thoughts and experiences will be invaluable as we seek to enable the Archdiocese to act now so as to give effective witness and service in the years ahead. Click on the image below to submit your contributions.  
  • Baptisms, First Communions and Confirmations
    We are aware of the RTE news report that there might be a change to the public health guidelines for First Communions and Confirmations. We have contacted the Diocese who were surprised at the unexpected announcement. They are awaiting clarification from the Government and following this will send out a communication as soon as the situation becomes clear. We will update our website/Facebook page as soon as we have more information. UPDATE FROM DIOCESE: The following public health advice regarding “Other Religious Ceremonies” has now been published on gov.ie   “It is advised that religious ceremonies such as Baptisms, First

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