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HOLY FAMILY CHURCH – LATEST UPDATE
Report on Meeting – February 13th
Click here for details of the The Parish Pastoral Council meeting held on Thursday, 13th February at 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Centre to update parishioners about Holy Family site.
NOVENA OF GRACE – HOLY TRINITY PARISH
The Holy Trinity Parish (Donaghmede, Clongriffin & Balgriffin) will be holding its Novena of Grace celebrations each evening from Tuesday, March 4th until Wednesday, March 12th. Portmarnock parishioners are invited to attend this Novena. Click here for full details of dates and times.
LENTEN TALKS – CHURCHES OF MALAHIDE & PORTMARNOCK
Click here for details of Lenten Talks in Malahide/Portmarnock Churches – March 12th to April 9th
JUST A THOUGHT
“A gentleman came to our house and told me: “there is a Hindu family with eight children who have not eaten for some time”. So I took some rice and went to the family. The mother took the rice from me and divided it in two and she went out. She knew the Muslim family next door was hungry too and she had the courage to share.” – Mother Teresa
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2014
Please go to the “Sacraments” page on this website for a detailed Timetable of the programme for 2014
The priests of the Parish are grateful to all who have already sent in Christmas Dues. Dues envelopes are available in church and can be placed in the boxes provided in the church or left in the Parish Office.
HOLY FAMILY CHURCH – UPDATE
Seamus Leahy, Property Manager on behalf of Archbishop’s House & the Diocese, came out to see Holy Family Church. He agreed with the engineer’s findings and the decisions taken subsequently. He further stated that there was now an obligation on the Parish to secure the site as quickly as possible.
HOLY FAMILY CHURCH – END OF AN ERA
At an emotionally charged 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 1st, the chairman of the Parish Pastoral Council outlined the main points of the engineer’s report on Holy Family Church and stated that because it was now deemed unsafe, the church was being closed after the Mass. He announced that there would be a meeting on December 11th at 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Centre to discuss the site and its future.
It was acknowledged that the church had given a great service to the community but that the years had taken their toll on the very fabric of the building.
Mass Cards in Irish & English are available in the Parish Office.
This Parish Group provides a vital service to the community at their time of loss. The team assist the presiding priest and family in their time of mourning, in a practical way. We would like to hear from parishioners who are interested in becoming members of this ministry. If you would consider serving in this very important ministry, please leave your name and details in the Parish Office Ph. 846 1561.
PORTMARNOCK PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL 2012 – 2015
Chairperson: Seán Colgan
Vice-Chairperson: David Sweeney
Secretary: Deirdre Ward
Members: Fr. Gary Darby, Fr. John Murphy, Teresa McCabe, Deirdre Comer, Carol McNulty, Ned Byrne, Edwina McCabe, Sr. Noreen Vaughan, Margaret Browne-Linehan, Sarah Scott, Gertrude Gill.
FAMILY MASS FOLK GROUP
Sundays at 10:30 a,m, If you are interested in joining the Folk Group either as a musician or singer, please contact Ken at 086 807 4211
PARKINSON’S GROUP (Portmarnock & District)
This group has established itself as a useful forum to help those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease and their carers and families. It is open to anyone in the wider area who are in any way affected by this condition. Check “Community Notices” in Progress or contact Tony at 087 795 3302 for further information. The Group recommences on Tuesday, September 3rd. at 8:00 p.m. in Naomh Mearnóg G.A.A. Club.
CHURCH SERVICES – LIVE
We have added a new link to our “Links” page. It’s called “Church Services – Live”. When you follow this link you can avail of live Masses at various times of the day, Adoration and Evening Prayer. All these take place in various churches throughout Ireland, including Armagh, Coolock, Cork, Mount Argus and the Redemptoristine Nuns in Drumcondra. Click here to have a look.
E-MAIL ADDRESS – PARISH CENTRE/OFFICE
Please note that the correct e-mail address for the Parish Office & Parish Centre is firstname.lastname@example.org
CARE & REPAIR
This is a group of volunteers who carry out small repairs and minor tasks for people aged 60 plus, completely free of charge. If you, or anyone you know, would benefit from this service, please phone 086 865 3311
PARISH PRAYER MEETING
Every Thursday evening at 8:00p.m. in the Parish Centre. All welcome.
Please go to Sunday Newsletter Page to view current Newsletter
Parish Centre – Shalom Room
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:50 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3rd Friday Monthly 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – 3 Hour Vigil – St. Anne’s Church
No Adoration on Bank Holidays or Holydays
VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD
Have you ever wondered if you are being called to be a Diocesan Priest? If you have ever considered a vocation to the priesthood, then you are not on your own. God is constantly calling people to ministry in the Church, but often His call gets drowned out by the care and busyness of life. If you are contemplating a vocation to priesthood, contact: Vocations Director, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 E-mail: email@example.com Phone/Text: 086 834 6071 Web: www.priest.ie
THE POPE’S PASTORAL LETTER
THE MURPHY REPORT
To view the response of of The Parish Pastoral Council to this report, please go to the Child Protection Page