St. John The Baptist, Blackrock

There may be parishioners or visitors, who come to Mass here in St. John the Baptist, on Sunday, and Weekdays, who are unable to receive the Host in Holy Communion. Please feel free to receive Holy Communion from the Chalice, which is placed on the table in front of the Sacred Heart, on Sundays and on the side of the altar on Weekdays.

Pope’s Intentions

That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.

Annual Toy Collection for St. Vincent de Paul

The Annual Toy Collection for St. Vincent de Paul will take place next Sunday 24th November at the 10.30 a.m. Family Mass. During the Mass, children will be invited to bring their gifts up to the altar as part of the offertory. Saint Vincent de Paul asks that all gifts are wrapped and clearly marked at the front with Boy/Girl and the approximate age. All gifts collected will be distributed by Saint Vincent de Paul to needy families.
Saint Vincent de Paul would like to thank everyone in Blackrock for their very generous response to this appeal every year.

AONACH NA NOLLAG/CHRISTMAS FAIR
COLÁISTE EOIN & COLÁISTE ÍOSAGÁIN

The two schools will be holding their Annual Christmas Fair on this Sunday 17th November between 1.00pm – 4.30pm. Items for sale such as CAKES, CRAFTS, PLANTS, DVDs, BOTTLES for the Bottle Wheel, PRIZES for the Wheel of Fortune and other items will be gratefully accepted over the next week in the 2 schools, or contact 087 2631905 to arrange for collection.
BOOKS are especially welcome, especially those new, nearly-new or those in the Irish language. All donations gratefully received.

John Canon Delany

We are delighted to announce that Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has appointed our Parish Administrator to be a member of the Metropolitan Chapter. The Chapter Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in the Pro-Cathedral last Thursday 14th November, The Feast of Saint Laurence O’Toole, Patron Saint of the Diocese of Dublin.
Warmest Congratulations to John Canon Delany.

Parish Christmas Cards

The Parish Christmas Mass Cards are available in the Parish Office. The intentions of those to whom the cards are sent will be remembered in a Triduum of Masses to be celebrated in preparation for the feast of Christmas.

November Talks. Church of the Guardian Angels Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock.

Thursday 21st November
“The State of the Nation”
Stephen Collins
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Thursday 28th November
“The future of the Parish”
Donal Harrington
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All talks take place at 8.00pm in the Murray Centre.

PARISH MAINTENANCE FUND

The collection for the Parish Maintenance Fund, for repairs to the Church buildings, will take place next week-end 23rd /24th November, 2019. Your support is much appreciated.

Do One Thing

This is a new initiative run by The Young Church Dublin to help vulnerable people in our city. We aim to gather young people from across the Dublin Diocese to come to St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay between 5.00pm and 9.00pm on Tuesday November 26th where we will pack boxes and bags for the variety of homeless people of our city. see https://www.dublindiocese.ie/event/do-one-thing/

November Altar List of the Dead

The month of November gives us the opportunity to remember our dear departed when we enter their names on the Altar List of the Dead, so that they may be prayed for at all Masses during November and on the first Friday of each month for the coming year. If you wish to have the names of your loved ones inscribed on the list, there are envelopes at the back of the Church. These can be returned in the collection baskets at Mass or to the Parish Office.