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.

  • Advent for Children
    We have put together some resources to help our younger parishioners prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birthday. We have a page explaining the meaning behind the candles on our Advent wreath and we have a children’s Advent calendar with suggestions of simple things children and grown-ups could do each day of Advent. Together, let us shine our light of Faith brightly to share the peace, joy, hope and love to all we meet throughout this Advent season. Advent Wreath explained Children’s Advent Calendar
  • Advent 2021 Events
    To help everyone keep track of the events on in our parish over the Advent season we have put together an Advent calendar, copies of which are available at the back of the Church if you would like to pick one up to have at home. The Church of Divine Mercy is pleased to announced that this year an outside crib will be displayed in the Courtyard. 
  • Food Bank Advent Appeal
    While most of us are blessed to have enough food for our families not all of the people in our parish can say the same which is why the parish food bank was started. The parish food bank accepts donations of non-perishable food in the plastic containers inside the Church doors and each week delivers this food to the many families in need of assistance. We are asking our parish to make an extra effort this Advent to support the food bank so we can share the life giving gift of food with those who are in need. Consider including

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  • O Come, let us adore Him!
    We are coming up to a time of gift giving and we know that the most precious gift we have to give is our time. Please consider giving a gift of your time and join us as we spend the first three Fridays in Advent in the presence of Our Divine Saviour. What a wonderful birthday present it would be for Him and you will also benefit from the moments of calm. We are holding exposition of the most Blessed Sacrament for 12 hours from 10am to 10pm in our Church and all are welcome to join us even for

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  • Mass for deceased members of the Parish
    As it is the month of November we will have our annual mass for deceased members of our Parish on Tuesday 16th November at 7pm. Please join us for a special evening as we pray for those who have gone for their eternal reward and their families / friends.
  • Confirmations 2021 confirmed
    The first Confirmations in 2021 in our parish took place on 21st October and we want to congratulate all the children on their special day. May many blessings come to you on your Confirmation day, and may God’s love be in your heart to strengthen you along life’s way.
  • Government Covid Guidelines 22nd October
    Dear All Further clarification has been received from Government regarding the announcement on Tuesday that from Friday October 22nd, “religious services and weddings can proceed without capacity limits but with all other protective measures remaining in place”. The update from Government provides the following commentary: This is a very positive measure, however it is imperative that all other Covid-19 protective measures remain in place in order to protect all members of our communities/congregations.  Premises should be well ventilated, hand sanitiser should be provided, Places of Worship should continue to use separate entry and exit routes, and face masks should be worn.

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  • Confirmations 2021
    We are delighted that the children in our parish will be making their Confirmations in the coming weeks and we hope that the Spirit fills their hearts with love and joy. As it has been a while since they covered the preparations for their special day we want to make sure they are given an opportunity to review the format of the service. We kindly ask parents/guardians to take a look at the booklet for the service in advance with your children to familiarise them with the format and the responses during the ceremony. Thank you so much.
  • Safeguarding Sunday
    Sunday 26th September has been designated as Diocesan Safeguarding Sunday. Please see the letter below from Archbishop Farrell about the importance on ensuring the safety and well being of children and vulnerable adults in Church.
  • 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. First Communion Rehearsal will take place on

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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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