Children from our parish (right) enjoying some good old fashioned fun in the mud at Causey Farm, Co Meath. This is part of the Booterstown Parish Youth Club Summer Project. We are very grateful to the volunteer parents who devote so much time to the project and are keeping a watchful eye on the children!
World Meeting of Families
The coach we hired for the Papal Mass on August 26 is now fully booked. The time of departure from our Church car park will be announced nearer the date. World Meeting of Families – Host Parish for the German Pilgrims – We have been asked to be a “host parish” for the German Pilgrims. This does not entail offering accommodation. The request from the WMOF Office is that we will invite the German Pilgrims to our parish on the evening of Friday, August 24, at a time to be decided. The format of the evening will be planned in the next 10 days and we will publicise it then. We will welcome offers of assistance and if you speak some German, you might like to be involved as a “Minister of Welcome” or in some other aspect of the evening such as hospitality.
We are delighted to welcome Fr John Aikoye (left), a priest from the Diocese of Idah, Nigeria, who is caring for us while our own parish priest, Fr Gerry, is on holidays.
Click here for the Prayers of the Faithful for July 15, 2018.
Please note the following:
1. There will be no 7:30am Mass until September.
2. Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesdays will resume on September 11.
Job vacancy – Parish Pastoral Centre Manager
Our Pastoral Centre will open in the Autumn of 2018, and we are looking for a Parish Pastoral Centre Manager to help us develop and manage the Centre. This role will include the management of all the day-to-day tasks in the Centre, together with promoting it as a location for Parish, Community and Business events. Click here for a detailed job description and how you can apply for this job. Closing date is Monday, July 16 at 5:30pm.
Volunteers for Parish Activities
While we will have fewer parish activities during the summer months, we are already looking ahead to resuming our many group activities in the autumn. We are appealing for new volunteers to help in the many services provided in our parish.
There are two forms that have to be completed by new volunteers. The first one provides the parish with your name and contact details and your areas of interest. You can download this form here. When completed, please bring it to the Parish Office.
The second form is to start off the process of Garda Vetting. All members of our parish groups who are in contact with children or vulnerable adults are required to have completed the Garda Vetting process. This is done through the website of the Archdiocese of Dublin. This is what you need to do: download the NVB1 Form here from the Archdiocese of Dublin website, complete it and bring it to the Parish Office for signature by our parish representative. It is then sent to the Archdiocese, and you will receive an invitation by email to complete the Vetting Application procedure. You will receive your Vetting approval in due course.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): A new European Data Protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), was introduced on May 25, 2018. We are now working on ways of ensuring that what we do with your information is compliant with this new law. It is a work in progress, and over the next few months, we will keep you informed through the parish website and in the newsletter as policies are put in place. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office.
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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