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11 O'Clock Mass Choir

11 O'Clock Mass Choir

We help to create a prayerful, solemn and joyful atmosphere into which the congregation can enter. Why not join us? Come along and you will be welcome - even better, bring a friend! Rehearsals take place every Wednesday evening in The Iona Pastoral Centre followed by a cup of tea and a chat.

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Altar Servers

Altar Servers

We serve at various liturgical celebrations in the parish and we are open to all children in the parish who have received their First Holy Communion.

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Baptism Team

Baptism Team

We are a group of parishioners who help parents to come to a deeper understanding of what they are undertaking in asking to have their child baptised. We organise a meeting with the parents and facilitate a general information meeting each month. On the day itself, we help to organise and participate in the liturgy.

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10 O'Clock Mass Childern's Choir

10 O'Clock Mass Childern's Choir

We sing at the 10 o’clock Mass every Sunday. The choir is open to all children who have made their First Holy Communion. Our choir provides a great opportunity for children to make new friends and deepen their understanding of their faith. Rehearsals take place each Monday at 7.30 p.m. in the church.

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Childerns Drama Group

Childerns Drama Group

We are a group of children who enjoy bringing the stories of the Gospel alive each week at the 10 o’clock Mass. As young actors and storytellers, we meet in the church on Monday evenings at 7.30 p.m. to prepare for the following Sunday. The group is open to all children eight years of age and older. All our young voices gain strength and confidence, and master the art of speaking in public, along with knowledge of the greatest stories ever told, in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere.

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Church Cleaners

Church Cleaners

Just like any home, our parish needs good housekeeping. For this very purpose, the parish has two groups of volunteers who keep the church clean and tidy - God’s housekeepers! Each group meets once per week (Monday or Friday mornings) in the church. The cleaning is followed by a cup of tea and a chat. New members are always welcome.

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Church Collectors

Church Collectors

This group organises the collection of the baskets at the celebration of the Eucharist on Saturday evenings, Sundays and Holy Days.

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Flower Arrangers

Flower Arrangers

We prepare church flowers during all the liturgical seasons. We have five teams, with each team in turn working on a monthly rota. The group is also available for weddings. If you are interested in flower arranging, please get involved.

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Church Shop

Church Shop

The Church Shop offers a range of religious goods from Rosaries to religious books and Mass Cards. It is staffed by volunteers from the Parish. It is open every morning after the 10.00 a.m. Mass and on Sunday from 11.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Why not pay a visit?

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Contact Group

Contact Group

An essential element in the life of any community is meeting each other and extending a welcome to new members joining the community. We visit areas across the parish providing face-to-face contact. New members are always welcome.

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Do this in memory of Me

Do this in memory of Me

‘Do This in Memory of Me’ is a parish based programme to help children prepare to receive their First Holy Communion. It is led by volunteers from the parish, many of them parents. It takes place over a period of weeks and helps the children come to a fuller understanding of what they are about to receive from God.

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Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist play an important part in the liturgical celebrations of the parish. We also serve the sick and housebound members of our parish by bringing the Blessed Sacrament to homes. Ministers serve every second Sunday and meet 4/5 times a year in the Iona Pastoral Centre. Education and training in the role of the ministry are provided.

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Finance Team

Finance Team

The Parish Finance Committee is a dedicated team of volunteers which works closely with our Parish Priest to manage our parish finances.

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Flower Arrangers

Flower Arrangers

We prepare church flowers during all the liturgical seasons. We have five teams, with each team in turn working on a monthly rota. The group is also available for weddings. If you are interested in flower arranging, please get involved.

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Funeral Group

Funeral Group

This group by its participation in the Funeral Rites endeavours to support the families and parish community by their presence.

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12:30 pm Mass Gospel Choir

12:30 pm Mass Gospel Choir

The singing of the Gospel Choir enriches the liturgy at the 12.30 p.m. Mass on the second Sunday of every month during the school year. The choir sings a range of gospel and ethnic music including soul ballads and four-part melodies. A particular highlight of the choir’s activities each year is the musical commemoration of Our Lord’s Passion which takes place in the church on Good Friday night. New members are always welcome to join this very sociable group. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Parish Office or simply attend a practice session in the church on Tuesday evening.

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Gospel Choir (7.00 p.m.)

Gospel Choir (7.00 p.m.)

We are a group of young people (aged 16 to 22 years) who like to sing Gospel music and have fun doing it. We sing at the 7.00 p.m. Mass on the last Sunday of every month. New members are always welcome. Why not join us?

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Knocklyon News

Knocklyon News

We are a group of volunteers who oversee the editorial policy and production of the Knocklyon News. The Knocklyon News offers an opportunity to all the various groups within the wider community of Knocklyon to report on their activities. The Knocklyon News is published approximately six times a year and submissions are welcome from parishioners.

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Liturgy & Spirituality Group

Liturgy & Spirituality Group

This group organises many of the liturgical functions during the year. It also compiles, for example, a programme of readings and prayers for the Pre-Natal Blessings, Mass for the World Day of the Sick in February, Reconciliation Services, Memorial Services for deceased members of the parish and other relevant ceremonies. If you have an interest in liturgy, please do contact the team. It meets once a month.

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Ministers of the Word (Readers)

Ministers of the Word (Readers)

The Ministers of the Word play an essential part in the parish liturgies by proclaiming the Word of God. The Ministers of the Word meet 4/5 times a year when they have an opportunity to reflect on the upcoming readings. Education and training on the role of this Ministry are provided.

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Parish Pastrol Forum

Parish Pastrol Forum

The Parish Pastoral Forum acts in a consultative capacity alongside the Pastoral Council. It consists of members of the Carmelite Community and parishioners representing a cross-section of the people of the parish. The purpose of this group is to highlight and discuss what is going on in the parish, the concerns and needs of the community and ideas on how to improve the life of the parish. It meets 3/4 times a year and is open to all parishioners.

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Parish Pastrol Council

Parish Pastrol Council

The Parish Pastoral Council is nominated and selected from the parish community. This is made up of the Parish Priest, the Carmelites working in the parish and seven members nominated and selected from the parish community. They assist the Parish Priest in making and implementing decisions in consultation with the Parish Forum. The Parish Pastoral Council meets once a month except during the summer holidays.

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Parish Website

Parish Website

All you need to know about what’s going on in the parish - submit any suggestions, ideas or news items on the parish website - www.knocklyonparish.ie

 

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Social Events Group

Social Events Group

We are a group of parishioners responsible for the organisation of various social events in the parish. Amongst these events are the very successful Annual Christmas Fair and Parish Week.

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St. Vincent de Paul Society

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a voluntary organisation working with people in need. The activities include working for social justice, maintaining hostels and refuges, social housing projects, breakfast clubs and visiting homes, hospitals and prisons. The local conference in Knocklyon meets each week in the Iona Centre. New volunteers are always needed.

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Weekly Envelope Collectors

Weekly Envelope Collectors

The weekly envelope collection helps to develop and maintain the parish structures. The collection is funded by the families of the parish, either by weekly or monthly envelope donations or standing orders. It pays for the day-to-day expenses of the parish, the local contribution to the parochial schools and the capital costs and maintenance of parish properties. All monies stay within the parish. This group is comprised of supervisors and collectors. Individual collections take approximately 20 - 30 minutes each week. New members are always welcome. Come and join us.

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You shall be My Witness

You shall be My Witness

‘You Shall Be My Witness’ is a parish based programme to help children prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. It is led by volunteers from the parish, many of them parents. It takes place over a period of weeks and addresses the themes of belonging, believing, being, becoming and beginning again. Each session involves two leaders working with up to ten Confirmation candidates. The course is also available As Gaeilge for students of the local Gaelscoil.

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Community Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Contact the Iona Team

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Alpha (Scripture Study)

Alpha (Scripture Study)

The Alpha group meets Thursday evenings and is a group of friendly people who explore the bible together and try to understand what relevance it has for us in our mad crazy lives today.  NO ONE professes to be experts; however, through our meetings we guarantee lots of lively discussion, great friendships and plenty of fun times.   Feel free to pop in any Thursday night 7.00pm to 9.30pm.  No knowledge of the bible necessary!

 

Contact Mary 087 9586917

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Baby Massage

Baby Massage

Baby benefits include Colic relieve, reflux, constipation and wind.
Above all it’s fun!

 

Contact Elaine 087 7412865

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The Bridge Club

The Bridge Club

Admission €4.00

Contact Dypmna 087 9893043

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Encore Performing Arts

Encore Performing Arts

Contact 087 9085913

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GROW - Mental Health Movement

GROW - Mental Health Movement

Contact Izabela 086 8223680

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History Society

History Society

Fee: Members 3 euro/Friends 4 euro

Contact Gerry 087 6692507

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Knitter's Corner

Knitter's Corner

A group of ladies meet every Friday morning at 10.30am-12.30pm in the Coffee Shop and exchange patterns, ideas and enjoy a cuppa.


No charge!!! All welcome!

 

Contact the Iona team.

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Knocklyon Network

Knocklyon Network

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Knocklyon Youth & Community Centre

Knocklyon Youth & Community Centre

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Malia’s Music

Malia’s Music

Activities include singing, dancing, story time, circle songs, action songs, instrument exploration, parachute games and much more!
For more information and booking contact: Malia 4943123 or 086 078 7158

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HSE Mother & Baby Clinic

HSE Mother & Baby Clinic

Contact 01 4943712

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Pilates

Pilates

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Porcelain Paint Group

Porcelain Paint Group

Contact Mary 01 4843712

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Reiki

Reiki

Available by appointment. Contact Ester 087 1099066

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Slimming World

Slimming World

Contact Ailish 087 7445909

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Fitness League (Active Retired)

Fitness League (Active Retired)

Effective and beneficial low impact standing and chair based exercises particularly suitable for the active retried.
Fee: € 5.50


For more details contact Yvonne 086 3900223

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Yoga - Vini

Yoga - Vini

Gentle yoga, relaxation, meditation and mindfulness course.

Contact Moira 087 2029363

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