"...the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, (...) All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines..." - Corinthians 12
- Family and Media Association
- Legion of Mary
- Married Spirituality - Equipes Notre-Dame
- Pioneer Total Abstinence Association
- Rosary at Marian Shine
- Senior Citizens Group
- Food Banks
- Hats for Homeless
- Society of St. Vincent of Paul
- St. Joseph's Young Priests' Society
Family & Media Association
Alberione Media Centre, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock aims to promote respect by the media for Christian values, especially those relating to the family: to seek high standards of honesty, decency, fairness and truthfulness in the media; to promote effective dialogue between the media and the public; to promote public understanding of the functioning and power of the media, and to assess and enhance the value of the media to the individual, the family and the community.
Legion of Mary
The Parish branch of the Legion of Mary, the Praesidium of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, meets weekly at 10.45 a.m. on Thursdays in the Pastoral Centre.
Married Spirituality - Equipes Notre-Dame
Equipes Notre-Dame is a worldwide movement for married couples who seek to live their married lives to the full; personally, as couple, and in their community. They join together as Teams to develop greater understanding of their vocation in marriage: "the only community based on a Sacrament".
Pioneer Total Abstinence Association
The Pioneer Association was founded in 1898 by Father James Cullen, S.J., in the Church of St. Francis Xavier, Gardiner Street, Dublin. The primary aim of the Association is the promotion of sobriety and temperance. Its chief means are prayer and self-sacrifice.
Rosary at Marian Shine
The Rosary is recited at our Marian Shrine every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. during the months of May, June, July, August and September. The Marian Shrine is located at the entrance to Marian Park on Newtownpark Avenue.
Senior Citizens Group
The Senior Citizens Group meet every Monday in the Pastoral Centre for Bingo and Afternoon Tea. Lots of outings are organised throughout the year and, of course, a Christmas Dinner. All Senior Citizens are welcome.
The main distributor of food through food banks in the south of Ireland is the charity Crosscare based in Dublin. Crosscare has operated a food distribution warehouse since 1989 which has supplied food to charities such as St Vincent de Paul, Dublin Simon, Focus Ireland and its own centres for the homeless.
Hats for Homeless
Winter is very hard on the homeless that roam the streets by day and desperately try to keep warm by night. The Holiday season, when they are so alone with no family, no warm Christmas cheer from friends, is specially hard. Many only have faint childhood memories to fill their souls.
Click here to give a hand
Society of St. Vincent of Paul
The Society was founded in Paris in 1833 by Frederic Ozanam and was established in Ireland in 1844. It is part of the Dublin South Area Council and its president is a member of the Dublin South Committee.
Confidential phone number - 083 4007 094