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					                      Parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
                                                      Parish Newsletter
3        April 2011                                     Fourth Sunday of Lent                                        Vol. 9 No. 19
                                                      Weekday Masses Cycle I
Priests of the Parish:   Fr Patrick M. Devitt Adm. 2857773          Sacristan: Finbarr Madden 2859975 (8.30-10.30am)
                         Fr Declan Gallagher c.c. 2859212           Secretary: Caitríona Fogarty 2859418 (10.30-12.30pm)
Parish Pastoral Council: Colm O’Rourke (Chairman), Marius Harkin (Secretary),Colin Gordon, Maura Coleman, Ronnie Lynam,
Sheila Quirke, Maree Cox, Ann Cuffe Fitzgerald, Peter Mooney, Liz Murray, Edel O'Toole, Catherine Tierney, Fr Declan Gallagher
and Fr. Paddy Devitt
Remembered at Masses this Weekend                                  Church Gate Collection this weekend
Sat 6.00pm:        Ernest Carney (ann)                             This weekend’s church gate collection is for Our Lady’s
Sun 8.45am:        Carmel Killeen & Carmel Shields (ann)           Children’s Hospital Medical & Research Foundation, which is
    10.00am:       Jim Fitzpatrick (ann)                           actively involved in fundraising for much needed equipment
    11.15 am:      John Lyons (ann)                                for the hospital and is vital for the ongoing specialised care
    12.30pm:       Betty Doran ( 3rd ann)                          of our child patients. Your support is greatly appreciated.
     7.30pm:       David Hanna (ann)
                                                                   Communal Rite of Penance for Easter in local parishes
Recently Deceased: Lord, grant eternal rest to:                    The schedule for pre-Easter celebrations of the Communal
Feidlim O’ Cleireachain, Vera O’Donovan Hickey,                    Rite of the Sacrament of Reconciliation is as follows:
 Peadar Cahill, Eileen O’Shea and Jenny Roper.                     Thurs 21st April: St. Joseph’s, Glasthule at 7.30pm;
                                                                   Mon 18th April: Assumption, Dalkey at 7.30pm
                                                                   Tues 19th April : OLV, Sallynoggin at 7pm(note earlier time)
Month’s Mind:          Barney McGeough, Margaret Homan,
                                                                   Wed 20th : St. Michael’s, Dun Laoghaire at 7.30pm
Michael Mooney, Elizabeth Cummins
Anniversaries: Please remember in your prayers
                                                                   Frances Hogan
anniversaries that occur around this time:
                                                                   During the week of 9th – 16th April we welcome Frances
David Brady, Dr Bernie Corboy, James O’Brien, The Coleman
                                                                   Hogan – writer, speaker and Scripture scholar who will
Family, Mary Byrne, Winifred Totterdell, Phyllis McNally,
                                                                   speak on the Lenten themes of Passion, Death and
Dervila Serrallach Giblin.
                                                                   Resurrection at 10am & 7.30pm evening Masses Mon – Fri
               May they rest in peace. Amen
                                                                   11 – 15th April.
 Remembered at Masses this week:
                                                                   Kindly organised by the Parish Pastoral Council.
Mon       10am: Eva & Bertie McArevey (ann)
Tues Tony Duggan (ann)
                                                                   Broken Faith: Re-visioning the Church in Ireland
                   Dervila Serrallach Giblin
                                                                   A three-day conference hoping to imagine and help
                   Fr Patrick Devine (ann)
                                                                   invigorate a way forward for the Irish Church. A brilliant
Wed       10 am: Betty Cummins ( R.I.P)
                                                                   selection of top international and Irish speakers drawn from
Thurs 10am: Alice Mulhall (ann)
                                                                   the disciplines of theology, psychology, pastoral ministry
Fri:      10 am: Ann Branigan (ann)
                                                                   and social justice will reflect on the current state of the
Sat       10am: Peter Lennon (ann)
                                                                   Irish Church after the Ryan and Murphy reports and
                   Peter Mooney & Family (1st ann)
                                                                   consider creative new directions for the Church.
Church Collections
   th      st                st
                                                                   €90 full 3 day conference inc. lunch (€60 conc) or €40 per
26 / 27 Mar                 1 Collection:    €1,753
                                                                   day (€30 conc). 6.00pm Wed 6th – 5.00pm Sat 9thApr at
                            2nd Collection: €1,393
                                                                   Milltown Inst. Ranelagh. E-mail: brokenfaith@milltown-
Thanks to all for their ongoing support.

Holy Week
                                                                   A Day to Remember
Holy week begins on Palm Sunday 19th April and palms will be
                                                                   This year the annual Alzheimers Tea Day is on Thursday 5th
blessed at all Masses. Mass is at 10am on Monday, Tuesday
                                                                   May, a day when we join together to remember people in
and Wednesday of Holy Week. Morning prayer at 10am on
                                                                   Ireland with Alzheimers disease and raise funds to support
Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Easter
                                                                   vital services. If you would like to host a tea day please visit
Sunday begins with the Sunrise Ecumenical Service at
                                                          or call 01 2073816 and remember that
Killiney Hill at 6.07 am for all the early birds and no evening
                                                                   all money raised locally, stays locally.
Mass on Easter Sunday evening. Easter Cards with the full
Holy Week schedule and Easter Dues envelopes will be
                                                                   Art/Floral Art & garden Exhibition
available in the Church porches next weekend.
                                                                   The Dalkey Active Retirement Association’s annual Art &
                                                                   Floral Art Exhibition is on next Saturday & Sunday 9th &
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                                                   10th April in Our Lady’s Hall from 10am – 5.30pm. All are
Exposition every Monday from after the 10 a.m. Mass until
                                                                   welcome, please drop in!
5 p.m., when the time of veneration closes with Benediction.
‘ Know your Flann from your Cruiskeen Lawn’                     New Choir members
The Flann O’Brien Reading Group series at Dalkey Castle &       The Adult choir is actively seeking new members – if you are
Heritage Centre was devised to mark the centenary of the        interested , please leave your details with the Parish Office.
writer this year. Final session will be held on Mon April 4th
at 7.30. All welcome. No previous knowledge required.
Admission Free.                                                 Dalkey to Lourdes Pilgrimage 2011
                                                                Did you make a New Year resolution to visit Lourdes this
Mothers Day at Lough Derg                                       year? If not, then it is still not too late to make a Lenten
Mother & daughter retreat is new to Lough Derg this year        resolve to do so! It is always a wonderful experience for
and is a opportunity for mothers and daughters to get to        those who travel, either by visiting the Grotto for quiet
know another better in a relaxed manner as well as enjoying     personal prayer, or by visiting the many places associated
the sanctity of the islands peace and space. The cost is €35    with St. Bernadette. Why not travel with the Dalkey
pp inc boat fare, tea and coffee on arrival and light lunch.    Lourdes Group from 10th to 15th August 2011 (5 nights)?
For details visit                          For booking form and full details contact John Byrne at Our
                                                                Lady's Hall, Monday,Tuesday,Thursday, 10am—11am,
The Importance of Being Ernest                                  Wednesday 3pm—4pm. Early booking is advisable.
Oscars Wilde’s wonderful play is at Dalkey Town Hall nightly
at 8pm from next Wednesday 6th April to Saturday 9th Apr
inc. Tickets €12 from the heritage Centre, Exchange
Bookshop or at the door.

Understanding Islam
We continue this week the second last the series of five
talks on Tuesday 5th April at 7.30pm in Our Lady’s Hall.
The theme is “The expansion of Islam: succession, culture ,
philosophy and conquest’ - speaker Siraj Zaidi with a Q&A
to follow. Come early to get a seat. To find out more contact
the Parish office on 01 2859418 or email

Lough Derg Pilgrimage
Lough Derg opens again on 1st June.If you are seeking an
opportunity for calm, for renewal or growth, then this
ancient Sanctuary of St. Patrick might well be the place. For
full details of the 2011 programme visit
or contact St Oliver Plunkett’s Parish in Sandyford who are
organising 3 pilgrimages this year. For details contact
Miriam on 086 3853027.

Drama & Codependency
Bray Women’s Refuge invites you to an awareness raising
seminar on addictions and co-dependency on Thursday 14th
April at the Ramada Hotel Bray. Cost €25 to inc tea/coffee
and 3 course lunch. Email

Church Sound System
We are in the process of carrying out a review and audit of
the sound system in the Church. We would like to hear from
anyone who is experiencing difficulties with the sound and
microphones. Can you please send us your feedback by letter
or email to the parish office by Friday 8th April ? Many

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