The Faith Formation Group are facilitating seven Parish Conversations during the Lent and Easter seasons in Preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018, which takes place on Tuesday evenings at 8pm at the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Woodview House, Mount Merrion Avenue (the entrance is opposite the shops at the junction with Cross Avenue. Car parking is available and all are welcome).
The first conversation took place on February 20, which was an introduction to World Meeting of Families through the Icon and Logo. In the conversation, we gained a deeper understanding of the wealth of the icon designed for the World Meeting of Families, in a conversation led by Statia Davey and Gareth Carroll of our Faith Development Team.
Our Lenten Conversations continue on Tuesday evenings at 8pm. The remaining six Conversations are listed below.
February 27 – The Reality of Family Life Today
March 6 – The Christian Vision for the Family
March 13 – God’s Dream for Love
April 10 – Married Love Growing to Maturity
April 17 – God’s Mercy – No One Excluded
April 24 – A Gospel of Hope for Our Families
The second collection at Mass on February 25 will be to help defray the costs of the World Meeting of Families 2018 and will replace the Share Collection.
Renewal of religious vows: We are blessed to have religious communities from six Congregations in our parish. On Sunday at our 10:30am Family Mass, members from these communities will renew their vows.
On Friday, March 2, at 3pm, we will join members of the Christian Churches of Booterstown, Blackrock and Monkstown at the Church of SS Philip and James, Cross Avenue, for an ecumenical service “All God’s Creation is very Good” marking this year’s ecumenical world day of prayer. Resources have been compiled by the women of Suriname this year.
We have relaunched our Facebook page. Why not visit us, by clicking here, to receive updates on what is going on across the parish.
Exciting plans for the new pastoral centre were unveiled on January 21. The plans include a coffee dock, a new sacristy, facilities for a mother and toddler group and a pre- and after-school service, warm bright meeting rooms and a large multi-purpose room. You can check out the plans, by clicking here. We are appealing to all our parishioners and supporters to make a donation to help us with this development. To donate, click on the Donation Form to the right.
Click here for the Prayers of the Faithful for February 25.
Click here for dates for Confirmation and First Holy Communion 2018.
Child Protection: All members of our parish groups who are in contact with children or vulnerable adults have completed the Garda vetting procedure. Click here for Parent Consent Form for youth activities: Youth Application form. The latest document from the Archdiocese is the Code-of-Conduct for parish staff and volunteers. You can also download from here the Application Form for Volunteers with any of our parish groups. We observe the Archdiocese of Dublin Guidelines on Use of Information Technology when working with children and young people. See also our parish Child Protection Policy, Anti Bullying Policy, Guidelines for an Away Trip, Code of Behaviour, Complaints Procedure for Young People and Parents, and Youth Application and Parental Consent Form.
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