19.02 Newsletter 12th /13th January, 2019


Newsletter 12th /13th January, 2019
The Baptism of the Lord


The collection for the ST VINCENT DE PAUL will take place next weekend 19th / 20th January, 2019.  Please give as generously as you can


Welcome to the FAMILY MASS on Sunday 20th January @ 12 noon.  All families are invited especially those preparing for first Holy Communion and Confirmation.
There will be a very short period of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament which will be exposed at the end of the Mass


Finance Committee Meeting 7.30 pm.
Monday 14th January, 2019 in Sacristy


Your prayers are requested for the souls of
Don McGovern,
Betty White,
Michael Byrne,
Paddy Darcy
recently deceased and also for the souls of the following whose anniversaries occur about this time: 
Irene Green,
George Nolan


January Mass times & Intentions

Sat 12
6.00 pm
Bridget O’Brien (Anniv)
Carmel D’arcy (Anniv)
Special Intention

Sun 13

9.00 am
William & Mary Ennis
Geraldine & Liam Ennis
Michael Costello (Anniv)

10.30 am
Neil Colgan (Anniv)
Jim Farrington (Anniv)
Eileen Hynes (Anniv)
John Sherwood (Anniv)

12 noon
Intentions of the people of the Parish

Mon 14
7.00 pm
Angie & Tom Magee(Anniv)

Tue 15
7.00 pm 
ay Cowap (Anniv)

Wed 16
7.00 pm
Irene Green (1st Anniv)
Sheila Stafford (Anniv)

Thu 17
7.00 pm
Anne & Frank Byrne

Fri 18
7.00 pm
Caroline McGlynn (Anniv)


 A modern form of injustice
Have you ever thought that carelessness about the environment is very likely to constitute an act of injustice?  It could be an injustice to people in poorer countries, who already suffer from climate change and largescale pollution.  It could be an injustice to the next and subsequent generations, who may not inherit a sustainable economy.  It could be an injustice to our neighbour, because we are failing to do enough to change things that injure us all.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity:  The inaugural Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, organised by Dublin Council of Churches, takes place on Friday, 18 January at 8pm in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Seafield Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3. This year’s theme is “Justice and only Justice you shall pursue”.    All are very welcome.


300 Club Draw     -     Week 1   -   6/1/19
1.  Mary Killeen € 100
2.  Helen Hyland € 50
3.  Edward Moore € 30
4.  Paddy Hickey €20

The next series of the “300 CLUB” began 6th Jan ’19.  
The series runs for 10 weeks and there are prizes each week: €100, €50, €30 and € 20
The prizes are larger on the 10th week:
€1000, €500, € 250 and €150
At the moment there are numbers available for those who may wish to join.  Names may be taken in the resource centre, in the sacristy any Monday after the 7 o’clock Mass and in the church after 10.30 am Mass on Sunday. 


Courses at the LUMEN DOMENICAN CENTRE at Sion Hill Campus, Mount Merrion Ave, begin on Tues 15th Jan, details on leaflets on the tables.  288-2075



Retrouvaille – a Lifeline for Married Couples: Do you want to improve the communication with your spouse? Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? Does talking about it only make it worse? The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages. Next programme starts 8-10 Feb 2019. For information contact Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, Mike & Anne (01) 450 0922, text or call 086 413 5440, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.retrouvaille.ie


Voluntary drivers needed!
Dundrum Arch Club is a social club for people age 17 + with Intellectual Disabilities run on a voluntary basis. We are looking for voluntary drivers to drive 3 members to and from their home to the club in Ballinteer Community School once a month on a Wednesday evening. 
Pick up is 7pm and collection is 9.20pm. We are short of drivers in your area so if you or someone you know would be willing to give up 1 Wednesday a month that would be great. All volunteers will need to go through the garda clearance process. For more details contact Lorraine Keegan on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check us out at http://www.dundrumarchclub.com/ Thank you.


B.E. is a support group for those coping with the pain of loss of their life partner, through Death, Separation or Divorce.
This is a healing ministry, which helps to resolve the grief that goes with the end of a marriage or relationship. Coping effectively with bereavement is a skill we can all learn.
A team, who are themselves widowed, separated or divorced share their experiences with you.
Next Coping Programme on Wed 6th Feb 2019 for 7 Wednesday evenings, at 7.15pm in White Friars Community Centre, Aungier St., D2
For further information phone 086-087-7379 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.beginningexperience.ie


World Day of the Sick 2019 will take place on 9 February 2019 in All Hallows, Drumcondra (9:30am to 1.00pm) on the topic Community struggle with addiction - A Pastoral response Mass for World Day of the Sick will be held on 10 February 2019 in Corpus Christi 3.00pm. More details closer to the time please save the dates!


Counselling Anam Cara South Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Monday 14 of January at 7:20pm in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght, Dublin 24. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.  For more information see anamcara.ie or call our Information Line on 085 2888 888 or www.anamcara.ie


Further information www.dublindiocese.ie/vacancies
Vacancy for Parish Sacristan   The Parish of the Holy Child, Whitehall is currently recruiting a Parish Sacristan. This role is offered initially on a temporary and part-time basis. The position is for fifteen hours per week on a team rota of 4 days on and 8 days off.  The Role: To provide a high level of support to the Parish Priest and Parish Team in the general running of the Parish for approximately two days a week. Applications to: V. Rev. John Canon Flaherty, Holy Child Pastoral Centre, Thatch Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. enclosing a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter no later than 5pm on Monday 21 January 2019.









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