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 the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.

St. John the Baptist Pilgrimage to Lourdes

St. John the Baptist Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place on the 14th September, 2019 for five night’s full board in the Hotel La Solitude. Special group price of €749 per person sharing inclusive of the following:
• Flight from Dublin to Lourdes
• Transfer on arrival from the airport to the hotel with guide assistance
• Accommodation in the Hotel La Solitude
• Breakfast, lunch and evening meal served each day at hotel
• Transfer to Lourdes airport for return flight to Dublin
• Luxury air-conditioned coach for all transfers and tours

Spiritual Director Fr John Delany. For further details please contact: Parish Office: 01 2882104 Also see notice boards in the Church porches. This tour is operated by Joe Walsh tours. License Number T.O. 052

First Holy Communion

We congratulate the children of Carysfort National School and Scoil Lorcáin who received Jesus for the first time in Holy Communion, in our Parish Church recently. We thank and congratulate the teachers and parents who prepared the children for this big occasion in their lives. We ask you to remember them in your prayers.

Ministry Sunday

This weekend, 18/19 May, we will for the first time hold a new collection which will be called the Ministry Sunday Collection.
This new annual collection will replace the Share Collection and will be devoted to support the building up of new forms of lay ministry in our parishes. The work of spreading the Gospel of Jesus in our changing religious culture will require more lay men and women working in various ways alongside our priests at the heart of parish communities.
The Ministry Sunday Collection is about ensuring that we will have the people we need - men and women who will be to the fore in making our parishes vibrant faith communities into the future.
While many of those involved will be volunteers, we will have to equip and train leaders and provide facilities for formation. We want to work towards a situation where all parishes in this Archdiocese benefit from their gifts and expertise. The new collection is one-step in that process.

PARISH MAINTENANCE FUND

The collection for the Parish Maintenance Fund, for repairs to the Church buildings, will take place next week-end 25th /26th May, 2019. Your support is much appreciated.

Solemn Novena

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Foxrock Co. Dublin. Monday 20th May – Tuesday 28th May 2019 Three events will take place each day 10.00 a.m. – Mass and Novena Prayers
7.00 p.m. – Mass and Novena Prayers
9.00 p.m. – Reflective Prayer Service.
Led by Redemptorist Priests: Fr. Laurence Gallagher and Fr. Peter Morris
All are very welcome

Cemetery Sunday Shanganagh Cemetery

You are invited to the Annual Mass of Remembrance and Blessing of the Graves which will take place at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday 26th May, 2019.

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The Annual collection for the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place after all Masses commencing next Sunday 19th May to Saturday 25th May, 2019. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Blackrock Further Education Institute (BFEI)

The BFEI, located on the Main Street in Blackrock, will hold an Open Day on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 from 2pm to 4pm. School Leavers and Mature Students are welcome to attend to find out about full-time, level 5 and 6, pre-university and pre-employment courses starting in September 2019. BFEI also offers a variety of part-time courses on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Further details on www.bfei.ie.