LATEST NEWS

01/22/2023

"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. 2023 DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK - led by Archbishop Farrell on Saturday, April 29. More info here

  3. CAMINO DE SANTIAGO -  Breakthrough Cancer Research is taking on the Camino Ingl├ęs from the 15-22 May 2023. For more information here  or phone 021 422 66 55.

  4. CHRISTMAS DUES ENVELOPES are available at the back of the church and may be returned to the safe behind the Good News Stand. 

  5. WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY will take place from 18 - 25 January.

  6. HATS FOR THE HOMELESS - Our knitters are looking for donations of wool to help them to continue knitting hats, scarves and gloves for the homeless. Odd balls of wool will be accepted. The wool may be left at the end of the church for collection by a group member. 

  7. 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 
  8. LUMEN is a place of encounter, dialogue and learning in the heart of Blackrock (Sion Hill). Inspired by the Dominican ethos, they offer a broad range of morning, evening and online modules for adults of all ages. Gain from the experience and expertise of tutors and lecturers in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Spring Registration is now open. To register online please visit www.lumenop.ie

  9. BECOME A CHURCH VOLUNTEER - 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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).