17 December 2017
Memorial of the Dead
Frank Keenan, Rose Browne, Larry Doyle, Tom Walsh
Vivienne Fitzgerald, Teresa Walsh, Brian Patrick Corr, Deceased of Toomey Family, Tony Byrne, Renee Kelly, Deceased of Mangan Family, Sean Delap, Mary Dockerty, Patrick Duggan, Frank & Bridget Kingston, Des Rogan, Tom & Mary Keating, Frank Sansey, Fr Philip Harnett, Ursula Harnett
may they rest in peace
SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL
Acknowledge with thanks your very generous response to last week’s annual Christmas Appeal which raised €17,060.
LIGHT A CANDLE FOR ADVENT
We would like to encourage parents and children to light a candle and say a prayer on their way to school each Monday in Advent from 8.10am – 9.00am in Conference Room 2. It is a beautiful start to the day and we look forward to seeing you.
Our FUNERAL TEAM
Is looking for new people to join their group. The time commitment would be a few hours a month and a couple of meetings a year. For further information please contact Eithne, Phone 01 2893701
SERVICE OF NINE LESSONS & CAROLS
Takes place tonight (Sunday) at 7.00pm in All Saints’ Church, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock. All welcome
Will meet on Tuesday 9th January at 10.30am in the Wishing Well. Book for discussion is “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. New members always welcome.
AN IRISH CHRISTMAS
With Moya Brennan takes place in Monkstown Parish Church (Church of Ireland) on Thursday 21 December at 7.30pm. Tickets €15/10 available from Monkstown Post Office and Hewett’s or online at www.moyabrennan.com. See Notice Board for further details or phone 086 813981.
ON LINE ADVENT CALENDAR
As a unique Advent prayerful resource, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has provided its online Advent 2017 Calendar, which can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This year’s Advent Calendar focuses on the theme of family as we prepare together for next year’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin from 21-26 August. Each day during Advent you are invited to click open a virtual door where you will find faith content for family school & parish. During Advent, families are invited to take special time together to pray, to talk and to be together. Family members are encouraged to undertake a daily act of kindness or charity – as suggested by the calendar – and by so doing reaching out to help those around us. http://www.dublindiocese.ie/advent-services/
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Alpha Course 2018 – All Welcome – Please Apply
Earlier this year the parish ran a very successful & hugely enjoyable Alpha Course. We plan to run the Alpha Course again, starting from Tuesday 10th January at 7.30pm in the Murray Centre. Worldwide, it is a very popular course among young adults – all ages are welcome. The course runs over 10 weeks. The weekly meeting consists of an initial cuppa & snack, followed by a 30-minute high quality video on different aspects of our faith and Jesus’ ministry, which is then followed by small groups discussions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in attending, leaving your name, address & contact number. Please bring a friend.
PASSPORT FOR LEISURE
Is Ireland’s longest running discount card scheme specifically tailored to the leisure & recreational needs of persons aged 55 and over. For only €10 per year, members can avail of special offers ranging from generously discounted access to many of Dublin City Council’s Sport, Leisure & Recreational facilities to a large range of discounts from businesses & retaiLers throughout the city. For further information & an application form, call 01 6185000 or visit www.passportforleisure.ie
MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES 2018
7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from €279 per person. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. For further information, phone 01 4434510 or email email@example.com.
‘See the Child Jesus, says Mary, His Mother
He is the Christ: Come to Him: Stay with Him”
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