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29 January 2023
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Saint Mary’s & St. Patrick’s Parishes
Proposed Pilgrimage to Italy 2023/24


St. Mary’s & St. Patrick’s Parishes are considering the possibility of organising a pilgrimage (7 nights, half board) under the spiritual direction of Fr. Philip Curran, October 2023 or the spring of 2024 to shrines of Italy located in Tuscany and Umbria and is currently in discussion with Travel Agents regarding costs and dates.

The proposed pilgrimage would visit:

Assisi , birthplace of St. Francis and St. Clare, burial place of Blessed Carlo Acutis.

Orvieto, where the Corporal of Bolsena is on view in the cathedral. Bolsena is the location of a Eucharistic miracle that happened in 1263.

Siena, St. Catherine and location of a Eucharistic miracle that happened in 1730.

Volterra, site of a Eucharistic miracle that happened in 1472.

Florence, (patron St. John the Baptist) site of Eucharistic miracles in 1230 and 1595.

To gauge the likely level of participation if you are interested you can leave your contact details (without any obligation at this stage) with:
Deirdre in St Mary’s Parish Office telephone 01 6281487
or email

and you will be contacted when more detailed information is available.


St Mary’s, Lucan

Sunday Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil: 6.30pm
Sunday: 10.30am, 12 noon and 7pm.

Weekday Masses: Monday to Saturday 10am

Masses live-streamed on

St. Vincent de Paul
Church collection at all masses next Saturday/ Sunday 4th / 5th February. Many thanks for your generosity.

St. Mary’s Readers’ Roster February 2023
The roster for readers at the Saturday vigil, the 12 noon and 7pm Masses on Sundays in St. Mary’s for the month of February 2023 has been sent to all readers by email. If any reader has not received it a copy is available for inspection in the sacristy.

Christian Meditation:
We meet every Tuesday night at 8pm in the Parish Bungalow.
All welcome, Sr Geraldine.

Confessions – Nuns’ Chapel:
After Saturday 10am Mass and Saturday Evening 6.30pm Mass.

Divine Mercy Devotion:
On Wednesdays after 10am Mass. Everyone is welcome to participate in the devotion regularly or occasionally.
St Mary’s Parish Divine Mercy Group.

Dates are bookable on line. If you need to cancel a booking contact:

Legion of Mary:
We meet every Thursday evening at 5.30pm in Room 4 in St Mary’s Parish Centre for Rosary and Prayers.
All Welcome.

Bethany Bereavement Support Group:
We meet every 2nd Monday at 10.45am and 4th Thursday at 8pm of the month in the Parish Centre. We are available to listen to or just be there for anyone who is feeling lonely or lost following the death of a loved one.
Sr Geraldine.

Recent Deaths
Deepest Sympathy to the wife, family and friends of Anthony Speight , Sarsfield Park, to the family and friends of Anna Dignam, Dodsboro Cottages and to the husband, family and friends of Catherine Regan, Chalet Gardens.
May they rest in peace.


St Patrick’s Esker/Dodsboro/Adamstown

Sunday Masses:
Vigil Saturday 7pm
Sunday: 9am, 10.30am and 12 noon.
The 10.30am Family Mass is aimed at younger parishioners and their families.

Weekday Masses: Monday to Saturday at 10am.

All Masses livestreamed at

St Patrick’s Prayer Meeting:
Meeting every Monday night in the Pastoral Centre, (Side of St Patrick’s Church) from 7.30pm to 8.15pm.

Coffee Morning
Every Wednesday morning in St. Patrick's Parish Centre, St. Patrick's Church.
Tea/Coffee, Every Wednesday Morning 10.30am in the Parish Centre. All are welcome.


Parish of Divine Mercy, Lucan South


Sunday Mass Times:
Saturday Vigil 6:30pm, Sunday Masses: 10.30am and 12.00 noon.

Weekday Masses: Mon.-Fri.9:15am. Sat.10am

All Masses will be livestreamed on

Prayers of the Church:
Monday to Friday: 8.40am.
The Church will now be open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm for private prayers.

Adoration and Holy Hour Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
Mon: 7.30pm: Divine Mercy Adoration
Fri: 1.15pm: Adoration MMPH Cenacle
Fri: 2-3pm: Divine Mercy Devotion/Adoration.

The Divine Mercy Family Choir:
Are looking for new members/families to join them singing or playing instruments. There are no age limitations for the choirs so all are most welcome to join in with a very welcoming and supportive group.
They rehearse on: Fridays 5pm – 6:30pm.
And sing at the: 12 noon Sunday Mass each week.

Anyone who is interested can come along to rehearsal or talk to them after Sunday Mass.
You can also contact Mike/Tina on 086 8608406 or the parish office.

Divine Mercy Food Bank:
Divine Mercy Food Bank provides parcels of non-perishable food items to people who need the service. Food parcels can be collected from 11.00am—12 noon on Mondays (excluding public holidays) from the Balgaddy Road entrance to the church. Donations of non-perishable food items are requested from parishioners, and can be left in the green containers inside the doors of the church.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society:
A new branch of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society has opened in our parish the Church of Divine Mercy, Lucan South Parish.
We meet once a month here in the parish.
Our next meeting is 31st January at 7.30 pm in Divine Mercy Church. (Tuesday)
The aim of the society is to pray for vocations to the Priesthood and religious life. All are very welcome and we look forward to seeing you all.
The Parish office can be contacted at 01 4572900.

Legion of Mary:
The Legion of Mary meets every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in the Confessional Room in the church. Their works include visitation of homes, nursing homes, prisons and outreach to the poor. All are welcome.

Wednesdays tea/coffee morning:
There is a cup of tea/coffee and a slice of cake after 9.15am Mass every Wednesday in the St. John Paul II Room (room with tables and chairs to the right of the porch at the main Church entrance. All are most welcome.

Bingo returns on Wednesday 11th January at 7.30pm in the St. John Paul Room Divine Mercy Church. Doors open at 7.00pm. All welcome.



Medjugorje Group Pilgrimage 2023
Direct flights from Dublin
15th May or 18th October for 9 nights was €825 now €775. Single room supplement €180.
15th May or 18th October for 7 nights was €775 now €715. Single room supplement €140.
Phone Pat Colgan on 087 2238911 or book through Marian Pilgrimages on 01 878 8159 (and say I’m going with Pat Colgan

Have you ever dreamed of doing the Camino de Santiago?
Breakthrough Cancer Research are taking on the Camino Ingles from the 15th-22nd May 2023. Enjoy this amazing adventure with our experienced guide and help us Make More Survivors. For more information please contact or phone 021 422 66 55 for more details.

A little bit about us Breakthrough Cancer Research is an Irish medical research charity focused on cancer. We’re based on the Western Road in Cork and fund life-saving cancer research all around the country and work to significantly impact the number of children and adults who can survive this disease. We are particularly focused on improving outcomes for those cancers which are poorly served by current treatment options. Our focus is on cancers with the lowest survival rates that are currently difficult to treat (poorer prognosis cancers).

Currently we are targeting seven cancers: Brain, Liver, Lung, Oesophageal, Ovarian, Pancreatic and Stomach cancer which are responsible for almost half of all cancer deaths in Ireland.

We know research is the only effective way of preventing future deaths from cancer – it is the only proven way to make a difference.