Monthly Archives: April 2022

Parishes asked to back Ukrainian initiative

The United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough have launched U&Ukraine, an initiative to help Ukrainian people arriving in Ireland to feel welcome. The Church of St George and St Thomas on Cathal Brugha Street in Dublin city centre is to be made available for use as a hub and cultural centre and the dioceses will work with Ukrainian leaders in the community to identify practical ways to help the arriving refugees. 
 The kitchen and restroom facilities at the church need to be upgraded, so parishes are being asked for donations to support this preparatory work, as well as to fund ongoing support once the hub opens. Contributions can be made through option 6 in St Paul’s online payments system here. Your generosity will be an enormous help to these displaced people arriving in Ireland with no personal resources.
 In the slightly longer term, the intention is to sponsor a priest in the Ukrainian Orthodox tradition,  to provide pastoral and liturgical ministry to the refugees.

Line-up of joint evening services for Holy Week

In the evenings of Holy Week the  five Church of Ireland parishes in this area worship together  at 8 pm. The speaker on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights is The Very Rev. Maria Jansson recently retired Dean of Waterford. and the venues are as follows:
 Monday, April 11th
8 pm St Matthias, Ballybrack
Tuesday 12th
8 pm St Paul’s Glenageary
Wednesday 13th
8 pm St Patrick’s Dalkey
Thursday 14th 
 8 pm Christ Church Dun Laoghaire
Good Friday 15th
12 noon One hour at the Cross in St Paul’s
8 pm Holy Trinity Killiney