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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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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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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 on 01- 494 3712

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Bible Studies

Bible Studies

The Bible Studies 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 Kevin 087 901 4653

 

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Baby Massage

Baby Massage

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

 

Contact Elaine 085 7412865

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The Bridge Club

The Bridge Club

Admission €4.00

Contact Dypmna 087 9893043

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Couselling and Psychotherapy

Couselling and Psychotherapy

Available mornings and evenings and various times

Contact the Iona Centre Director

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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 Jeff 085 868 8199

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History Society

History Society

Fee: Members 3 euro/Friends 4 euro.  Meetings are held every second Wednesday of every month.  Visit www.knocklyonhistorysociety.com for further details or contact Gerry 087 6692507.  

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Knitter's Corner

Knitter's Corner

A group of ladies meet every Friday morning at 11.00am-1.00pm in the Iona Centre and exchange patterns, ideas and enjoy a cuppa.


€5 for the morning which includes Tea/Coffee. All welcome!

 

Contact the Iona team.

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Knocklyon Youth & Community Centre

Knocklyon Youth & Community Centre

Knocklyon Youth & Community Centre

 

Board of Management

 

Chairman - William Mongey

 

Secretary - Cormac Nagle 087 639 1057

 

Treasurer - Cormac Nagle

 

Members - Geraldine Kavanagh (Parish Council), Michael Sheedy, Kay Cannon.

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Pilates with Maeve

Pilates with Maeve

Pilates Classes on Tuesday evenings.

 

Contact Maeve 086 407 8783

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Reiki

Reiki

Available by appointment. Contact Esther 087 1099066

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Slimming World

Slimming World

Thursdays 5.00pm and 6.30pm

Contact Miriam 087 970 3016

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Active Retired (Fitness Class)

Active Retired (Fitness Class)

Effective and beneficial low impact standing and chair based exercises particularly suitable for the active retired. Improve posture, balance and co-ordination, all to great music.

Thursdays 10.30am

Fee: € 7.00


For more details contact Yvonne 086 3900 223

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Yoga

Yoga

Gentle yoga, relaxation, meditation and mindfulness courses. Taking place on varios days and times.

 

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Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi Chuan classes for Beginners and Advanced with Step Brown. Classes are simple, safe, easy and enjoyable.

 

Contact Step at:  086 245 8520

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Fitness League General Class

Fitness League General Class

Tuesdays 10.30am to 11.30am 8 week term, commening 14th November 2023.

Effective, low impact exercise class to music. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Contact: Pauline 086 151 0201

e: paulinebrobertson@gmail.com

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Sewing Classes

Sewing Classes

Ellie's Sewing Classes. Learn to use your sewing machine confidently. Refresh and upskill your sewing techniques. Learn to make your own clothes.  All levels welcome. 6 weeks €190.00. Tuesdays 10.00am to 12.00pm.  Commencing October 2023.

t: 085 762 6916

e: elliessewingstudio@gmail.com

i: @ellies.sewing.studio

f: Ellie SewingStudio

 

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Gamblers Anonymous Meetings

Gamblers Anonymous Meetings

Gam-Anon, support group for families and people affected by loved one's complusive gambling.

 

Meetings:

 

Every Tuesday

at 7.00pm

in Iona Pastoral Centre

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Butterfly Yoga/Pilates

Butterfly Yoga/Pilates

Pilates Classes every Monday @ 10.00am and 11.15am in the Iona Centre.

 

All equipment is provided, all you need is your mat.

 

All levels of experience welcome.

 

contact Patricia 086 856 5741 www.butterflyyogaandpilates.com

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Mom & Baby Workout Classes

Mom & Baby Workout Classes

Mom & Baby Workout Class

 

Enjoy a full body workout at your own pace. Don't forget to BYOB (bring your own baby).

Every Friday morning 10.30am to 11.30am

Iona Centre

€50 for 5 classes/€12 for drop-in

Text Eimear 087 0986114

 

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