Monthly Archives: March 2022

Schedule for Holy Week in St Paul’s

Holy Week 2022 begins on Sunday, April 10th Palm Sunday with services at 8.15 am Holy Communion; 10.30 am The Liturgy of Palm Sunday; 7pm A Service of the Word.  Palm crosses will be distributed at all services.
 There will be daily early Holy Communion services in St Paul’s at 7.15 am and in the evenings the  five Church of Ireland parishes in this area will worship together  at 8 pm. The speaker on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights will be The Very Rev. Maria Jansson recently retired Dean of Waterford. 
 Here is full line-up, with services in St Paul’s unless otherwise stated:
Monday, April 11th
7.15 am Holy Communion
8 pm St Matthias, Ballybrack
Tuesday 12th
7.15 am Holy Communion
 8 pm St Paul’s Glenageary
Wednesday 13th
7.15 am Holy Communion
 11 am  Holy Communion
  8 pm St Patrick’s Dalkey
Thursday 14th 
7.15 am  Holy Communion
 8 pm Christ Church Dun Laoghaire
Good Friday 15th
12 noon One hour at the Cross8 pm Holy Trinity Killiney
EASTER DAY, April 17th
8.15 am Holy Communion
10.30 am Parish Communion followed by an Easter egg hunt in the church grounds

St Paul’s Daffodil Day goes onine

It was decided that it is still too soon to host a coffee morning and raffle in the parish centre in support of the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day this Friday, March 25th. This vital fundraiser has again moved online. Your contribution can be attributed to St Paul’s through the link here. This link will be sent again to those on the mailing list next Friday morning.
  If you prefer, donations can be brought to church or dropped into the Rectory (1 Silchester Road).
 You will find an online shop on the Irish Cancer Society website here, where you can buy merchandise that would normally be available at our coffee morning.

Bishops’ Appeal for Ukraine

Contributions to the Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal for Ukrainian refugees can now be paid through option 5 on the parish online payment system here  Alternatively, if you would like to make a donation using cash or cheque, please put it in a marked envelope and leave it in a collection basket at the back of the church, or drop it into the Rectory. The Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal for World Aid and Development has already committed €10,000 from its emergency funds to assist with the humanitarian response to the current crisis in Ukraine. Bishops’ Appeal is partnering with Habitat for Humanity Ireland and Christian Aid, and now encourages parishes across the island to contribute to this response to help people seeking refuge. More information here.

Extra early service every Wednesday through Lent

There will be a short service of Holy Communion at 7.15 am this Ash Wednesday, March 2nd, and each Wednesday in Lent. This is in addition to the regular midweek Wednesday communion service at 11 am.
 These Wednesday services, along with the 7 pm service on Sunday evening, will now  return to the chancel.  Twenty chairs will be available there at one metre apart.  This is usually sufficient to accommodate the numbers who attend those services. 
 If you arrive with someone from the same household please feel free to pull the chairs closer together! 
 At all communion services the rector will continue to bring communion to you in both kinds as has been his recent practice.  If you feel nervous or uncomfortable about sitting in the more confined area of the chancel please feel free to sit anywhere in the body of the church. 
 Meanwhile, we ask that you continue to wear a mask while you are in the church building.