October events at Palmerstown Library Digital Hub

Palmerstown Library have a few activities in the library for the mid-term break next week. Numbers are very limited to ensure good social distancing. There is also an interesting online talk tomorrow evening on the role of newspapers in the early 1920s – part of South Dublin Libraries’ Decade of Centenaries programme. Details and booking links are below.


The War on Newspapers 1921-23 by Ian Kenneally.

Decade of Centenaries Lecture Series 2021.

Thursday 21st October, 7pm.

Join historian Ian Kenneally to discover how newspapers influenced and were in turn influenced by the events of 1921-3. A Zoom online event.

Now booking at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-war-on-newspapers-1921-23-tickets-166490588833

Slightly Scary Hallowe’en Story Time

Come along to Palmerstown Library in your Hallowe’en costume or PJs with familiar/cuddly toy for some mildly spooky seasonal tales. Booking essential.

For 3-5 year olds. Tuesday 26th October, 3pm.


For 6-7 year olds. Thursday 28th October, 7pm



Hallowe’en LED Light-up Cards Workshop.

Wednesday 27th October, 2.15pm or 3.30pm. Make a unique card and learn about electronic circuits in this STEAM activity for 8-12 year olds. This activity takes place in the library. Spaces are limited to ensure social distancing.

Booking for 2.15pm via https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/halloween-led-light-up-cards-workshop-215pm-tickets-193510604427

Booking for 3.30pm via https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/halloween-led-light-up-cards-workshop-330pm-tickets-194423795807



Palmerstown Library Digital Hub | Palmerstown Shopping Centre | Kennelsfort Road, Palmerstown, Dublin 20 | Tel:+353 1 4678909 | Email: ptowndigihub@sdublincoco.ie | www.southdublinlibraries.ie |

Opening hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 1-8pm

World Mission Sunday, 24 October 2021

World Mission Sunday, 24 October 2021

World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, meaning this year it will be celebrated on Sunday 24 October.

This year’s theme ‘We Cannot Remain Silent – We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard (Acts 4:20) is twofold. It is a message of hope – Jesus Christ is risen and we cannot keep his love, compassion, and mercy to ourselves. It also challenges us to stand up and speak out on behalf of those who are weaker. All too often, the voices that need to be heard are not the loudest. For them, we cannot remain silent.

Watch a video on this year’s World Mission Sunday theme here

Palmerstown Meals on Wheels Notice of AGM

Please note that the AGM of Palmerstown Meals on Wheels will take place at 7pm on Tuesday, 26 October 2021 in Palmerstown Parish Centre.

Zoom Mini Course on Laudato Si, Pope Francis Encyclical “On Care For Our Common Home”, 27 Oct 2021


You are invited to join us for a Zoom Mini Course on Laudato Si, Pope Francis Encyclical “On Care For Our Common Home” We will explore Pope Francis inspiring document which is addressed to each of us and offers a blueprint for responding to the Cry of the Poor and the Cry of the Earth. Jane Mellett, Laudato Si officer with Trócaire will be our host.

Our mini course is for six Wednesdays, starting 27 October to 01 December 2021 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

To register please email: parishofloughlinstown@gmail.com



For a Synodal Church:
Communion, Participation, and Mission

The Church of God is convoked in Synod. The path entitled “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission” will solemnly open on the 9th – 10th of October 2021 in Rome and on the following 17th of October in each particular Church. One fundamental stage will be the celebration of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, in October 2023,1 which will be followed by the implementation phase that will again involve the particular Churches (cf. EC, arts. 19-21)

With this convocation, Pope Francis invites the entire Church to reflect on a theme that is decisive for its life and mission: “It is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the Church of the third millennium.” This journey, which follows in the wake of the Church’s “renewal” proposed by the Second Vatican Council, is both a gift and a task: by journeying together and reflecting together on the journey that has been made, the Church will be able to learn through Her experience which processes can help Her to live communion, to achieve participation, to open Herself to mission. Our “journeying together” is, in fact, what most effectively enacts and manifests the nature of the Church as the pilgrim and missionary People of God.

For more information of this Synod, please click the link below:


Little Acts of Kindness – MAD SUNDAY 31 OCT 2021

Make a Difference (MAD) Sunday – #MADSUNDAY – Started 5 years ago is an open invitation to everyone. This beautifully simple initiative hopes to encourage ALL people make a conscious effort to do one simple thing to help another & share it to help, inspire, give hope & encourage others!

This is an open invitation to everyone – seriously everyone, anywhere, any age, any background, and any religion. This beautifully simple initiative hopes to encourage ALL people to make a conscious effort to do one simple thing to help another & share it on social media with the #MADSunday to help, inspire, give hope & encourage others!

It’s a day on which we are encouraging young and not so young, groups or individuals, parents & children, clubs & societies, families & friends, politicians & teachers,… to look out for others and make a small difference in their home, community, school, parish, etc..  To consciously do at least one simple act of kindness and then share it with us/everyone on Social media/The Internet.

Triduum to St. John Paul II – 20 – 22 October 2021

Our Lady Help of Christians’ Churc, Navan Road, Dublin will will host a Triduum in honor of St John Paul II from 20 October to 22 October 2021.

The shrine and relic are located in this Church.

Triduum details are as follows:-

Wednesday, 20 October 2021  –  Mass at 9.00am & 10.30am 

Thursday, 21 October 2021 – Mass at 9.00am & 10.00am

Friday, 22 October 2021 (FEAST DAY) Mass at 9.00am, 10.00am & 7.30pm

Live streamed on our Parish Webcam www.navanroadparish.com

Volunteer with Crosscare

Community Cafés

Would you like to help in a really practical way to support people in food poverty in the community? Crosscare Community Cafe in D1 are looking for volunteers to help our wonderful kitchen staff behind the scenes as a volunteer kitchen porter 1-2 mornings per week (Mon-Fri 10.30-2.30) Call Orla on 086 130 1575 or email volunteer@crosscare.ie to hear more!


Romanian and Roma Interpreters

Let your language skills do the talking in this meaningful phone interpreter role. (No experience necessary as all training provided!) We are looking for Romanian Or Roma speaking volunteers with fluent English to join our Housing & Welfare Clinic team.  Phone Clinics: Wed 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm. Volunteer Commitment once every 2/3 weeks.  Call Orla on 086 130 1575 or email volunteer@crosscare.ie to hear more!”


Drug and Alcohol Programme

Crosscare’s Drug & Alcohol programme offers a free addiction counselling service. We are currently looking for Student, Pre-accredited and Accredited counsellors/Psychotherapists to volunteer once a week for a minimum of 1-3hrs, in our Blanchardstown and Balbriggan Service. If you are interested in volunteering for DAP, please contact susan@crosscare.ie or call u 01 836 0911