Fr Joseph and Paddy McDonnell decorating the church for World Meeting of Families and the arrival of Pope Francis.
Click here to read an update from the Glasnevin Grouping of Parishes on the progress to date on its 2018 Project to host 11 people from Ethiopia in Dublin for the World Meeting of Families gathering in Dublin
Read the July Newsletter of the Glasnevin Grouping WMOF 2018 Ethiopian Project Newsletter here
Download a pdf of the Holy Week 2018 Ceremonies schedule here
Well done to all who helped out over the weekend to make our church accessible for Sunday services. Thank you to those who cleared the snow. Thanks to those who helped clear neighbours’ drives etc. Now it’s business as usual. Let us continue our Lenten journey in faith and trust in the Lord who has risen for us.
the Cleane, Carroll, Stapleton, Robinson, Connaughton, Dunne and Henshaw Families in Adelaide; The Vavasour Family in Sydney, New South Wales; John McDonald in Waterloo, NSW, Sarah, Charlie and Fionnuala send greetings to Geraldine and her family, our viewers in Jordan; Ruth Ryan sends greetings to Donna & Maka McGettigan and Otojic and Family in Medjugorge; a big hello to Edel, Emma and Grainne Nash who are in Germany; we greet Noreen & Jimmy Gaffney in Port Saint Lucie, Florida USA; we say hello to Emily Hirshorn in West Harrison, New York, along with her Parents Hope and Billy, her sisters, brothers and grandparents Bob & Diane Houston in Dallas, Texas; To Kathleen O’Callaghan in New York; to Darragh, Emily and Baby Finn in Canada, Lucia and Noel Power and family in Waterloo Toronto; hello to the Coffey Family home from Putney, London and to Yvonne McDonagh in Eastbourne; a very special shout out to AnnMarie and all the Gregorys in Scotland; And Grainne and Frank in Christchurch, New Zealand send good wishes to all their friends in Ballygall.
Download a .pdf of our Parish Christmas Schedule here
Christmas is a special time when we remember all those we have cared for as we light our Christmas Tree during our Tree of Life Ceremonies held in the grounds of both hospices (Raheny and Blanchardstown).
You can remember a loved one by dedicating a light on our Hospice Christmas Trees. Lights on the Christmas Tree may be be sponsored until the end of December, €5 per light. if you wish to sponsor a light you may do so by contacting the hospice on 01-8327535 or online www.sfh.ie or just call into the hospice at Raheny or Blanchardstown and sponsor your light(s) through main reception.
Thank you for your support of St. Francis Hospice.
Christmas is not always a happy time for people and often burdens we carry can
feel worse at a time when there is so much stress and expectation of happiness.
This simple and welcoming service offers and opportunity to come together and
place our worries and concerns in the empty manager and invite Jesus to come into
our lives with His healing presence. Petitions for prayers may be written and left in
our petition box placed on the Sanctuary. All these intentions will be prayed for
during our healing service. It is our hope that all will leave feeling blessed, supported and
stronger for the Christmas Season