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GOLF CLASSIC DETAILS
Date: Friday 24th September 2021
Venue: Elm Park Golf Club
Team of Four €400
(includes Golf, Dinner or Lunch)
Single Golfer €100
(includes Golf, Dinner or Lunch)
Sponsor a Tee Box €100
Full Page Ad in Brochure €100
Half Page Ad in Brochure € 50
Dinner Only € 40
To book a place or sponsor an Ad or Tee Box or make a Donation please fill in the attached Booking Form and return it as soon as possible to:
Parish Office, Star of the Sea Church
Martin Coonan: 087 2304042
Charlotte O’Neill: 086 216 2348
Parish Office: 6683316
Booking Forms are available at the main entrance to the church.
We look forward very much to celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation with a group of the girls, former pupils of Scoil Mhuire, on Tuesday evening and with a group of boys, former pupils of Star of the Sea, on Thursday evening. Further celebrations will be in the following week on Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th. Please keep all these young people in your prayers.
We hope to celebrate First Communions on Saturday October 16th with boys at 10.00am and girls at 12 noon. In the interest of safety it’s intended that only parents/guardians will accompany each child (2 adults), as happened in the celebration of First Communion in December last.
In the two weeks prior to October 16th, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with children in both 4th and 3rd classes including the children from St. Matthew’s 4th class who celebrated First Communion in December 2020.
After mid-term we’ll hope to make possible the preparation of children attending non-Catholic schools to continue or begin their formal preparation towards the sacraments. It will depend on the availability of teachers and on our capacity to provide a safe environment when the pandemic circumstances at the time are taken into account.
Many of our parishioners over the years have merited a ‘well done’ accolade. We are in debt to all who voluntarily commit themselves to serve the parish community in a host of different ways.
When Paddy Kavanagh reluctantly, and with doctor’s direction, reached a time to ‘step back,’ it brought to a close a service which Paddy had given over a span of seventy years. Apart from a short time spent outside his parish, Paddy was altar server, church collector, assistant sacristan and latterly assisted at every Baptism in the parish. Anxious to mark his long years of service the pastoral council decided to petition the Benemerenti Medal for him.
Bob Harewood has been our wonderful sacristan since the death of a great servant of the parish, Margaret O’Doherty, nine years ago but over many years, like Paddy, he has been consistently present to help, counting and banking Sunday collections and ready to stand in whenever and wherever there was a need. We greatly appreciate Bob’s great commitment to the parish in a totally voluntary capacity with kindly cheerful disposition. We readily sought that he also should be honoured with the Benemerenti Medal.
It’s a Pontifical medal requested by the Archbishop on behalf of each recipient and a limited number are awarded yearly. We are delighted that both Bob and Paddy have been honoured and were presented with Benemerenti Medals at the end of the 12 o’clock Mass on Sunday, 9th June.
Under our GDPR Policy a request for Baptism certs must be accompanied by a completed form either by the adult person requesting his or her own Baptism cert or by the parent requesting a son or daughter’s Baptism certificate. Parents of children preparing for First Communion and for Confirmation will accordingly need to complete that form when seeking , as is required, their child’s certification of Baptism. This applies to every parish in the Diocese.
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Welcome to St. Mary's Star of the Sea, Sandymount
A warm welcome to the website of St Mary’s, Star of the Sea Parish, Sandymount.
Our parish was constituted in 1851 to meet the needs of a growing population in Sandymount – Irishtown. The foundation stone of a new church was laid in that year and in August 1853 the church was officially opened. Designed by J.J. McCarthy, of the Pugin neo-Gothic school, Star of the Sea has served the people well in Sandymount and Irishtown over the years and they in turn have looked after it in its beauty and prayerful atmosphere.
The gatherings for the liturgy are creative of a community in touch with God and with each other.
We hope you’ll find our website interesting and helpful. Don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of any further assistance to you.
Fr. John Mc Donagh P.P
Mass and Confession Times:
6:00 p.m. Vigil
After 10.00 a.m Mass (Suspended for now due to Covid Restrictions)
And at 5.30 p.m (Suspended for now due to Covid Restrictions)
Weekdays: 7:15am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:15am to 7:00pm
Sunday: 8:45am to 7:00pm
Sacrament of Marriage:
Please contact the Parish Office at 668-3316.
The Explorers are an informal ecumenical group with the aim of reading scriptures together. All are welcome. This year all presentations will again take place on zoom. Rev. Dr Katie Heffelfinger, a bible scholar, will lead our four autumn sessions on ‘Poetry and imagination in the Hebrew Bible’. The first meeting in this series will be tomorrow night September 20th at 8.00pm in the meeting room of Mount Tabor Nursing Home. Subsequent monthly are set for 18 October, 15 November and 13 or 20 December, 2021.
Those who are interested to participate and are not yet on the Explorers address list, please, send your e-mail address or postal address and telephone number to Anngret Simms at her e-mail address: Anngret.Simms@ucd.ie.
Congratulations to Peter
On Tuesday last in Archbishop’s House our fellow parishioner, Peter Dunn, was presented with the ‘Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice’ Papal award. It’s a great honour in recognition of Peter’s chairmanship of the ‘Radharc Trust’ over the past twenty five years. In that time the wonderful legacy of over 400 documentary films created by the Radharc Team between 1962 and 1995 have been successfully digitized. They record the life of those decades in a wonderful way, valued for Radharc’s portrayal of the Church both in Ireland and across the world in which thousands of Irish men and women worked as missionaries at the time. They remain an extremely valuable resource of social history and the culture of faith for decades to come, thanks to the work of the Radharc Trust and the Radharc Team itself.
In receiving the honour, Peter expressed the view that it was received on behalf of the team of people in the Trust who had achieved so much. We recognise also his wonderful commitment to visiting parishes, including our own, to show the Radharc films to parish groups.
The Radharc Team was a group of Dublin priests who following the initiative of Archbishop McQuaid studied film making in America. They were led by Fr. Joe Dunn, who died in 1996. The formation of the Trust at that time saw our Peter, Fr. Joe’s brother, assume the responsibility of its chairmanship. We congratulate you, Peter, and all of your Radharc Trust team, on a work well undertaken and an honour richly deserved. Well done!
Funerals are still to be considered as private family events during this pandemic. The maximum number allowed in the church is 50 persons and any gathering outside the church is to be discouraged. The gathering at funerals remains a significant risk and we’re asked to take every precaution.
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The ‘Flourish’ RSE Programme
Parents should also be aware that the Bishops have approved and published a resource programme for all Catholic Primary Schools, outlining the RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) component of the Primary School SPHE programme. You can view the programme entitled ‘Flourish’ and its outline of classes from junior infants to 6th class on the CPSMA (Catholic Primary School Managers Association) website. The ethos of a Catholic School is protected in law and the Flourish programme upholds that ethos while delivering the RSE programme. It is the prescribed RSE programme for all Catholic Schools both in the Republic and in Northern Ireland and has emerged through consultation over a long time with principals, teachers and parents of Catholic schools.
Young Peoples’ Corner
Calling all teenagers! Join us for an evening of games, music, workshop, chats andprayer. Faithfest will take place 21 May from 6:30 – 8:30 online. You can register online using this link: https://forms.office.com/r/ZRLPXhUvSP Registration closes on next Thursday the 13th May at 5pm. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Three Week Series on Prayer on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm forteenagers. Expect some fun, exploring of faith and life, small group discussions, some top class games, and prayer. To register for this youth group you will need to complete the online parental consent form with your parents by clicking here: https://forms.gle/2uGwM3jnLM1Mwyeu5
Join the Young Church Dublin for Pray in May. We will meet every Wednesdayin May from 8-9pm for fellowship and to pray the rosary together as a community. It provides an opportunity to connect in with other young adults in a community of faith. For more information, please email: email@example.com
Celebration of Baptism
We regret that for the time being under Government direction we are unable to hold Baptism celebrations in the Church. As you know in recent months we have celebrated Baptism with families one at a time and within HSE guidelines. We thank all who were so cooperative in doing so and hope that it won’t be long before the celebration of Baptism may resume.
There may be a Primary School Teacher in our community who would like to be involved in the classes for children attending St Matthew's School and preparing for First Penance, First Communion and Confirmation. Classes are held on Thursdays, from around 3.45 to 5.15. If so, please contact the Parish Office or Fr John.
A Jesuit Publication for your home
Why not have a look at one issue. You might find it’s like a spiritual “Readers Digest”. There’s something for everyone: chatty articles, accessible theology, out-loud thinking on spiritual questions and serious issues, comforting news, art appreciation, a kid’s page (with puzzles and jokes) gardening hints, seasonal recipes and a challenging crossword.
General Data Protection Regulation
The new European Data Protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), is being introduced on 25th May 2018. This new law applies to any organisation, including our parish that manages and processes people’s personal information. We are now working on ways of ensuring that what we do with your information is compliant with this new law. It is a work in progress and over the next few months we will keep you informed through the parish website and in the newsletter as policies are put in place. Click on the Button below to view the Parish Data Privacy Notice: