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The Parish was constituted on the 1st October 1974. The Roman Catholic Parish of Knocklyon is an active and vibrant Christian community.

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Building Hope Gathering - Response
Monday 20th June, 2022

Building Hope Gathering - Response

The consultation process undertaken by the Diocesan Task Force in 2021 highlighted the key issues valued by people in their faith communities which a framework for pastoral renewal in the parishes of the Diocese.
 
This framework provided a focus for the discussions at our recent Parish Building Hope gathering, where participants took time to reflect on the four key dimensions we were asked to examine – FAITH, SERVANT LEADERSHIP, SOCIAL JUSTICE and WELCOME. We were asked further to look at what is working well and what needs development under each heading
 
This document is a summary of the responses from the gathering which formed the basis of our submission to the Diocese under each of the headings.
 
FAITH
In general, it was felt that the Eucharist, Liturgies and faith formation had functioned well in our parish. In part this reflects the fact that we have had greater numbers of clergy than neighbouring parishes.
Some concern was expressed that in future we may need to take responsibility for sacramental preparation from the schools and how that might be managed.
There were also a number of comments on the need to develop properly trained lay prayer teams to cater for a future possible shortage of ordained ministers.
 
SERVANT LEADERSHIP
Here again, the general consensus was that we had been well served by our clergy over many years. The Carmelites while working in the parish brought with them a sense of community which fed into the parish generating co-responsibility between clergy and lay faithful. The hope is that this can continue with our new clergy.
From a developmental perspective, the role of women was highlighted as was the need to reactivate many of the lay ministry functions that had ceased since the pandemic. There was also considerable recognition of the need to connect with young people.
 
WELCOME
In the past Knocklyon was always perceived as a very welcoming place. Our outreach teams did a great job in connecting with new people coming to the area. There was a view that we should look again at this type of communication. Other areas of welcome included reference to our social events – Parish Week and Christmas Fair. Suggestions were outlined referencing using the Iona Centre for tea/coffee after one of the Sunday masses to having people at the church doors on entry and exit.
 
SOCIAL JUSTICE
Our positive here was the success of the local conference of the VDP. They are very well perceived by everyone in the parish. It was also noted that parishioners generally responded very well to other emergency appeals for help. However it was also noted that we did not sufficiently reach out to people living on the margins in the parish. There was significant support to develop a programme, and to involve younger people thus building contact with this cohort.
 
The Building Hope gathering was also asked to identify which four or five parishes would it make good sense for us to be in local partnership. The parishes identified were as follows:

Ballyroan
Firhouse
Rathfarnham
Ballyboden

The Response Form for the Diocese has been completed and returned to the Diocese. Each parish submission will be collated by the Diocesan Building Hope Pastoral Strategy Implementation Group and presented to Archbishop Farrell for his consideration. Further discussion will take place with parishes in the autumn.
 
The Parish Pastoral Council wish to thank all parishioners who participated in the Gathering. We greatly appreciate your time and your views. Details of additional communication from the Diocese will be published on the parish website in due curse.
 

Part time Sacristan
Monday 20th June, 2022

Part time Sacristan

Stewart Sheppard will be leaving his role as volunteer part time Sacristan at the end of June. The Parish Pastoral Council wish to acknowledge the work that Stewart has undertaken over the years, particularly during the recent pandemic when he kept the church open to enable parishioners visit the church through some very difficult days.
 
Applications are now invited for the position

Building Hope - Parish Gatherng
Friday 17th June, 2022

Building Hope - Parish Gatherng

As part of the Building Hope initiative and in response to the Archbishop’s invitation, the Parish Pastoral Council arranged a Building Hope Gathering which took place on Wednesday 8th June last in the Iona Pastoral Centre. The meeting was attended by in excess of forty parishioners.
 
The gathering considered the Framework for Pastoral Renewal under a number of headings – Faith, Servant Leadership, Welcome and Social Justice and analysed what is currently working well in our parish and what needs to be developed. Consideration was also given to how we might share our gifts and talents, team ministries and pastoral provision in partnership with our neighbouring parishes. The output from the meeting will be shared with parishioners and with the Diocese.
 
The Parish Pastoral Council would like to express its thanks to all who participated in this valuable analysis of our parish and the hopes we have for the future.

 

You are very welcome to our website

Daily 10am Mass from our church can be viewed here

 

Applications are invited for the position of part time Sacristan in the Parish of St Colmcille, Knocklyon, Dublin 16.

The position will be a job sharing role split between two individuals.

Full details about the position of part time Sacristan

 


 

The Parish Office remains open from 09.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and from 09.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on Fridays. It will look after booking masses, certificates, letters of freedom, funerals, baptisms etc.

 

Details of the forthcoming celebrations of First Holy Communion and Confirmation are listed below. Please note the changes in some daily mass times.

 


 

Media Library - mass 21

 


 

 

 

Knocklyon News - Online Edition

 

 

 

FEELING ISOLATED OR LONELY?

If you are feeling isolated or lonely, perhaps because of Level 5 restrictions or bereavement, and would like to simply have a conversation with someone, you are invited to give your name and phone number to the presbytery/parish office. A volunteer from the parish, who is trained and experienced in spiritual accompaniment and bereavement support, will then phone you for a chat.

You can leave your details (name & phone number) by phoning the parish office or by emailing knocklyonparish@gmail.com.

These numbers are also on the parish website, www.knocklyonparish.ie

 

 

COVID-19 Support Lines for Older People

 

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary.

The support line is open seven days a week, 8.00am – 8.00pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

 

Senior Line

If you are an older person and would like someone to talk to, particularly since Covid-19, consider phoning Senior Line.  We are Ireland’s national confidential service for older people. We are open every day of the year from 10am-10pm.  We are older people too, trained to listen and support.  We would love to hear from you.  Freefone 1800 80 45 91

 

YCD Connected Group

 

The Young Church Dublin have started a connected group for Young Adults (20’s 30’s) to gather online. We meet every Wednesday, from 8.00-9.00pm. We will have  time of catch up, reflection on Scripture, chat in small discussion groups and  enjoy time in prayer together. It provides an opportunity to connect in with other young adults in a community of faith. If you would like to  join us email: st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie

  

Teen Hope Online

 

We are launching Teen Hope Online. Teen Hope is a space where teens can be themselves – a pressure free zone. It is a space where through fun and engaging activities you can build friendships, and encounter an experience of welcome, belonging and discipleship. While we physically cannot gather due to Covid 19, the Young Church Dublin is offering the Alpha Youth Series online as a way to reach out to Teens during this time.  For more information email: st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie

 

 

 

St Vincent De Paul monthly collection, Please press Donate  Button or contact 0818176176

 

Please advise them you want to donate to St Colmcille's Parish Knocklyon. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Funerals at St. Colmcilles's Church

Funeral Mass of Sandra Giles

Date & Time: Thursday 11th August at 11.30am

Click to see this funeral mass

Funeral Mass of Margaret Carr

Date & Time: Thursday 11th August at 1pm

Click to see this funeral mass

Funeral Mass of Michael Hunt

Date & Time: Thursday 28 July at 11.30 am

Click to see this funeral mass

Funeral Mass of Daniel McGrory

Date & Time: Tuesday 19 July at 11.30am

Click to see this funeral mass

Funeral Mass of David Larkin

Date & Time: Monday 11th July, at 10am

Click to see this funeral mass

 

Latest News & Events

Building Hope Gathering - Response
Monday 20th June, 2022

Building Hope Gathering - Response

The consultation process undertaken by the Diocesan Task Force in 2021 highlighted the key issues valued by people in their faith communities which a framework for pastoral renewal in the parishes of the Diocese.
 
This framework provided a focus for the discussions at our recent Parish Building Hope gathering, where participants took time to reflect on the four key dimensions we were asked to examine – FAITH, SERVANT LEADERSHIP, SOCIAL JUSTICE and WELCOME. We were asked further to look at what is working well and what needs development under each heading
 
This document is a summary of the responses from the gathering which formed the basis of our submission to the Diocese under each of the headings.
 
FAITH
In general, it was felt that the Eucharist, Liturgies and faith formation had functioned well in our parish. In part this reflects the fact that we have had greater numbers of clergy than neighbouring parishes.
Some concern was expressed that in future we may need to take responsibility for sacramental preparation from the schools and how that might be managed.
There were also a number of comments on the need to develop properly trained lay prayer teams to cater for a future possible shortage of ordained ministers.
 
SERVANT LEADERSHIP
Here again, the general consensus was that we had been well served by our clergy over many years. The Carmelites while working in the parish brought with them a sense of community which fed into the parish generating co-responsibility between clergy and lay faithful. The hope is that this can continue with our new clergy.
From a developmental perspective, the role of women was highlighted as was the need to reactivate many of the lay ministry functions that had ceased since the pandemic. There was also considerable recognition of the need to connect with young people.
 
WELCOME
In the past Knocklyon was always perceived as a very welcoming place. Our outreach teams did a great job in connecting with new people coming to the area. There was a view that we should look again at this type of communication. Other areas of welcome included reference to our social events – Parish Week and Christmas Fair. Suggestions were outlined referencing using the Iona Centre for tea/coffee after one of the Sunday masses to having people at the church doors on entry and exit.
 
SOCIAL JUSTICE
Our positive here was the success of the local conference of the VDP. They are very well perceived by everyone in the parish. It was also noted that parishioners generally responded very well to other emergency appeals for help. However it was also noted that we did not sufficiently reach out to people living on the margins in the parish. There was significant support to develop a programme, and to involve younger people thus building contact with this cohort.
 
The Building Hope gathering was also asked to identify which four or five parishes would it make good sense for us to be in local partnership. The parishes identified were as follows:

Ballyroan
Firhouse
Rathfarnham
Ballyboden

The Response Form for the Diocese has been completed and returned to the Diocese. Each parish submission will be collated by the Diocesan Building Hope Pastoral Strategy Implementation Group and presented to Archbishop Farrell for his consideration. Further discussion will take place with parishes in the autumn.
 
The Parish Pastoral Council wish to thank all parishioners who participated in the Gathering. We greatly appreciate your time and your views. Details of additional communication from the Diocese will be published on the parish website in due curse.
 

Part time Sacristan
Monday 20th June, 2022

Part time Sacristan

Stewart Sheppard will be leaving his role as volunteer part time Sacristan at the end of June. The Parish Pastoral Council wish to acknowledge the work that Stewart has undertaken over the years, particularly during the recent pandemic when he kept the church open to enable parishioners visit the church through some very difficult days.
 
Applications are now invited for the position

Building Hope - Parish Gatherng
Friday 17th June, 2022

Building Hope - Parish Gatherng

As part of the Building Hope initiative and in response to the Archbishop’s invitation, the Parish Pastoral Council arranged a Building Hope Gathering which took place on Wednesday 8th June last in the Iona Pastoral Centre. The meeting was attended by in excess of forty parishioners.
 
The gathering considered the Framework for Pastoral Renewal under a number of headings – Faith, Servant Leadership, Welcome and Social Justice and analysed what is currently working well in our parish and what needs to be developed. Consideration was also given to how we might share our gifts and talents, team ministries and pastoral provision in partnership with our neighbouring parishes. The output from the meeting will be shared with parishioners and with the Diocese.
 
The Parish Pastoral Council would like to express its thanks to all who participated in this valuable analysis of our parish and the hopes we have for the future.

 

 

More Information about Knocklyon

Knocklyon Parish Schools

You can find all the details about the schools in our parish and their full details here. St. Colmcille's JNS, St. Colmcille's JNS, St. Colmcille's Community School & Gealscoil Chnoc Liamhna

Iona Pastrol Centre

The Iona Centre is the pastoral centre of the parish. The main purpose of the Centre is to accommodate the meetings and workings of the numerous parish committee and groups, to facilitate appropriate courses/programmes to meet the needs in the area, and to rent out accommodation for external conferences and seminars.

About our Parish

Review the list of Knocklyon Parish and Community groups and notices which relate to each. Click on the group name below for more information. If you would like your community group, club or service to appear on our website please contact the Parish Office.

 
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