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Dublin Pilgrimage to Knock 2018The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday April 21st 2018, with the main celebration of the Eucharist in the Basilica at 3pm.
A wonderful opportunity for the Archdiocese of Dublin to gather as one large family of faith, united in worship and prayer. 
‘We are Pilgrims – Knock invites us to Healing and Peace.’

ripMargaret (Peggy) Sheridan, mother of our Parish secretary Oonagh O'Toole,  died at St. Vincent's University Hospital at 2 a.m. on today, Tuesday 27th Feb. 
May she rest in peace.
We offer our sympathy to Oonagh and her family and recommend them to your prayers.
Requiem Mass at 11.30 on Tuesday (6th) in the Church of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Sandymount, followed by burial in Deans Grange Cemetery.

Family Thought for the Day 1The World Meeting of Families Third National Collection is scheduled to take place in our parish on the weekend of 24-25 February 2018.

WMOF2018 LogoA formal announcement that Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families in Ireland is expected shortly. Pope Francis personally chose Ireland to host this event. If you would like to attend all or part of it, you can register now for the three-day Pastoral Congress through our website at www.worldmeeting2018.ie

Mgr Richard SherryRemoval:  Tuesday 16th January – 6:00pm

Funeral:  Wednesday 17th January – 12noon

May he Rest In Peace

Transformer 2018Living Water warmly invites you to our signature Transformer: Life in the Spirit seminar series starting January 17th.  This 8 week series is based on the international ‘Life in the Spirit’ programme.

worldpeacedayjpgOn the morning of the 16 th of October, 2017, in the grounds of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, there was a smell of burning. It was not the smell you get from an active fire, but the smell of burnt ash. October 16 th . . was the day ex hurricane Ophelia reached Ireland. It carried with it ash from the forest fires in Portugal and sand, possibly Africa. We live in one world. There are other storms, the storms of life, armed conflicts, wars, genocides, ethnic cleansings, natural disasters, environmental degradation, famine, poverty, economic crises and the absence of opportunity. All these generate movements of people across the world, driven by desperation, by hopelessness. The storms of life carry migrants and refugees.

a christmas giftDid you get two fitness watches yesterday, three pairs of socks, four sets of perfumes and no gold rings? Or simply more than you need? From today, staff at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin will take in your unwanted Chrismtas gifts and will pass them to Crosscare who will redistribute them this time next year to people living in their homeless services.  .

Paris2Nice17 1On Friday 15th September, Gillian McMahon headed off to Paris, France to embark on her biggest challenge yet – cycling 720km in 6 days from Paris down to Nice all in aid of ARC Cancer Support Centres.

crosscare foodbankSunday, November 19th marks the first ever World Day of the Poor, announced by Pope Francis at the end of the Jubilee of Mercy. It is an opportune moment to remind parishes that Archbishop Martin is seeking practical support for a ParishFood Appeal on December 2nd and 3rd for the Crosscare Foodbanks.
Please bring non-perishable food items ONLY to the Church, any Sunday during Mass times or on weekdays to the Parish Centre during office hours (Monday to Friday 9:30am – 1pm) up to and including Sun 3rd Dec.