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Sunday, 20th August 2017

Month’s Mind:           Desmond Donohoe

Anniversaries:               Barry Drum, Philip and Mary de Burgh-O’Brien,
                                    Alfie Smith, Susie Callery, Una Ryan

                                             May they rest in peace

The Society of St. Vincent De Paul will hold its monthly collection outside the church after all Masses today.

Spirituality Course – 2017-2019 programme is now open for our Adult Education Certificate.  This is a two-year part time evening programme in Spirituality run in partnership with Lumen in the Lumen Dominican Centre, Sion Hill, Blackrock.  There are no exams and no prior learning is required – all in a relaxed and convivial environment.   For more information or to book contact:  Anne Ryan on 086 8843652 or Email – see

Newpark Music Centre Open Day takes place on Sunday 27th August from 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. in the Music Centre, Newtownpark Avenue.  Come and find out about tuition in all musical instruments, music theory, parent and toddler programmes and much more.  For further information see notice board or phone 01 – 288 3740 or see

Know Your Faith – Come to Pathways: Exploring Faith and Ministry -  An Adult Faith Development Programme begins in Clonliffe College on Thursday 28th September 2017 from 7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. until May 2018.  Booking is now open.  Places are limited so early application is advisable.  Pathways is a two-year one night a week course for adults of all ages who wish to explore their faith.  There are no exams and no written work.  The only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate.  You can just come along and enjoy!  The cost is €400 for the coming year which may be paid in instalments.  For more information, see notice board or please visit or contact: Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD, Director, Pathways Programme, Clonliffe College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin D03 P2E7. Phone: 01 837 9253 or Email:

Grandparents to Knock – The National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 10th September.  For further details, see notice board or phone:  098 – 24877 or email: or see website:   

Faith Affirmed is a parish Catholic group run by lay people for lay people.  We invite men and women (typically aged in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s) who are new to the faith: who want to re-discover their faith; who want to deepen their faith, to join us on Monday evenings at 7.00 p.m. in the Murray Centre beside the Church. Go to to find out more.  After the summer break, we resume in the Murray Centre on Monday 28th August, 7.30 p.m. –  9.30 p.m.

Chifundo Golf Day: The annual Chifundo Golf Outing will take place in Greystones Golf Club on Friday 1st September.  Chifundo Foundation funds the education of some of the poorest children in the world in Zomba, Malawi.  All donations go directly to help these children reach their potential through education in the best of schools.   Some slots are still available for the Golf at 10.00a.m.   shotgun start but the afternoon is booked out.   The cost is €250 for Team of 4 and includes prizes and a simple meal after. Any donations towards prizes and expenses would be welcome.  For further information contact John & Elaine Cogavin – 087 236 0622 or

Volunteers needed for a small study aiming to find out from parents what their experience was of communicating with their children about a parent dying from cancer.   It is hoped that the information from the study will help improve how we support other parents facing this challenge.  If you are interested in finding out more about this study, please contact the researcher. Rachel Millar at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, phone 01 498 6203.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course. 
St. John of God Hospital is holding an 8-bweek course, commencing on Tuesday 5th September to Tuesday 24th October from 6.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.   The course also includes one full day of Mindfulness.   Location: Saint John of God Hospital, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.  Price: €350.  Full tuition, support and course material provided.  For further information contact Anne O’Farrell on 01 277 1472 or Email  Free Parking available.

Legion of Mary Knock Pilgrimage takes place on Sunday 25th September.  Cost €25, includes light refreshments.  Departure at 8.00 a.m. from St. Michael’s Dun Laoghaire: 8.15 a.m. from Foxrock Church: 8.30 a.m. Mill House Stillorgan.  For further information phone 01 280 6677. See Notice Board.

Bring and Buy Cake Sale and Coffee Morning in aid of our new Pastoral Centre will take place in Mary O’Beirne’s house, 51 Stillorgan Park, Blackrock on Saturday 26th August from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.  Please come along and bring a friend.   All welcome.

Lord, as we grow older
Keep us from allowing ourselves
To become self-satisfied
From lowering our standards and
Forgetting our ideals.                                   (Fr. Frank Mitchell)


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