LATEST NEWS

10/01/2022

"If you judge people you have no time to love them."

- Mother Teresa


  1. CORONAVIRUS COVID-19.- We respectfully ask all parishioners and visitors to continue to exercise caution as we adhere to the rules regarding social distancing, hand sanitising and mask-wearing. 
  2. DUBLIN WELSH MALE VOICE CHOIR will perform in All Saints' Church on Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock on Friday 7 October at 7.30pm. Tickets are €15. Phone 086 6017 313.

  3. The NATIONAL MATERNITY HOSPITAL'S Annual Remembrance Service will take place on 9 October at 3.00 pm in St Andrew's Church, Westland Row. Contact chaplainber@nmh.ie.

  4. KNOCK PILGRIMAGE - Escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, 12 October 2022. €599.00 per person sharing. Price includes 4 nights in Knock House Hotel with full board. All entertainment and excursions included. Single supplement €100.00. Contact Patricia on 087 1890 236 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com. 

  5. COASTAL ROSARY for Faith & Life in Ireland - On Sunday October 9th, the annual Coastal Rosary will take place at 2.30 pm. Join thousands of people from around Ireland to pray the Rosary for Life and Faith at our coasts, grottos, rivers, churches, and other suitable places. Simply sign up a Rosary location here or text your location to 087 278 6552 

  6. CROSSCARE ANNUAL APPEAL Thank you for your response to the Crosscare Appeal on Sunday 18 September which raised €6,420

  7. SECOND HAND BOOKS - please do not place coin for second hand books in the keyhole of the safe - the safe cannot be opened with the key if this occurs. Place your coin on the top of the safe and then drop it into the safe using the 'drop mechanism'. Thank you.

  8. 30 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR OUR CHILDREN With schools, universities and colleges starting back soon, help us make September a month of prayer for our young people (our children and grandchildren. Please share this resource, use it and remember to say at least one short prayer for them each day in September. You can find, download, print and share this short resource here. For more information contact Frank Brown, Parish Pastoral Worker in Saggart-Rathcoole at frank.brown@dublindiocese.ie 

  9. BUILDING HOPE In April Archbishop Dermot Farrell established a Task Force called Building Hope to assess the needs of the people of the diocese emerging from Covid-19 and to support parish communities, as they undertake radical renewal and look to the future. We hope to establish a Parish Team to keep us informed about developments. See diocesan website (here) for further information. If you would like to be part of this team, please leave your name and number with the office or email parishoffice@newtownparkparish.com 

  10. CHURCH VOLUNTEERS are needed - Sanitizers to keep our Sacred Space clean; Readers; Ministers of the Eucharist; Power Point Team and Zoom Camera Team. A short training session will be given, where necessary.
  11. WORLD YOUTH DAY LISBON 2023 - August 1 to 6 in Lisbon 2023.

    Parishes and individuals are now invited to register their interest in either attending WYD Lisbon or organising a parish group to participate.

    At present it is intended to have the option for teenagers aged 16-18 to participate as well as those aged 18-29.
    The Archdiocese of Dublin has a great tradition in participation at World Youth Day. This is a great opportunity to reach out to young people and connect them to young people in many parishes that will participate at WYD.
    A full pastoral programme for all pilgrims will also commence later in the year, with opportunities for leadership roles as well.
    More info here

  12. UKRAINE CRISIS - If parishioners have made offers to accommodate Ukrainian refugees with the Red Cross, or are already hosting, we request you to please inform the Diocese by emailing Patrick Nelson (patrick.nelson@dublindiocese.ie) and Victoria Leatham (victoria.leatham@dublindiocese.ie).