Parish Link 2018

Parish Link

 The Parish Link weekly newsletter was first published in 1993 following an initiative from the Dublin Diocese called ‘Parish Development and Renewal.' This group when set up looked at all the aspects of our parish and its needs and implemented a number of ideas to meet these needs.

 The Iona News was already in place at this time, but it was only available once a month. The Link was conceived to bring the people of the Parish weekly updates on happenings in the parish and local community.

Patricia Close, Bernie O'Reilly, Caroline Douglas and Sheila Hallahan agreed to take on the task of producing the ‘Link' and what an onerous task this was at the time. It was produced each week by the team on their own computers. The only means of copying it at the time was by using the photocopier in the parish office. This took about 5 hours every Saturday as the machine was very temperamental and often over heated and refused to work!!! Luckily the team persevered and following the purchase of a new printer the task was reduced to 20 minutes- phew!! The team were joined by Ann Coyle, Teresa Murphy and Assumpta Meehan over the years. During the summer of 2010 Sheila decided to take a break from doing the link and we would like to thank her so much for all her work over the years. And so the call went out to the parish looking for help and Geraldine Keartland, Niamh O Neill and Sheila Smith answered that call with the continued help of Patricia Close and Ann Coyle the link goes on! 

Over the past 16 years the format of the Link has not changed much. The purpose of the Link is to do just that - to link the parishioner to events going on in the parish. Some weeks there are so many notices that it is quite a task to fit them all in, however we would urge all involved in any activities in the parish to keep The Link in mind when looking for support.
Items for the Parish Link can be emailed to the following address

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Items can also be dropped into the Parish Office letter-box, which is located at the back of 87, Iona Road access is by the side-door in the church grounds beside Our Lady's Grotto. Items should be marked ‘Parish Link' and posted no later than 5pm on the Thursday of the week of publication. A contact name and number is required for each item.

With the launch of the parish website the parish link team are delighted that the Link will be available each week to you via this website. To view this weeks Parish Link and previous weeks, just click on the link below.

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To view editions of The Parish Link for 2018 please click on the dates below.

07/01/2018 14/01/2018 21/01/2018
28/01/2018 04/02/2018 11/02/2018
18/02/2018 25/02/2018 04/03/2018
11/03/2018 18/03/2018 04/03/2018
11/03/2018 25/03/2018 01/04/2018
08/04/2018 15/04/2018 22/04/2018
29/04/2018 06/05/2018 13/05/2018
20/05/2018 27/05/2018
03/06/2018  10/6/2018
17/6/2018  24/6/2018
July 2018  July 2nd copy 2018
 August 2018  2 September 2018
 9 September 2018  16 September 2018
 23/09/18  30/09/2018
 7/10/2018  14/10/2018
 21/10/2018  28/10/2018
4/11/2018  11/11/2018
 18/11/2018 25/11/2018
02/12/2018  9/12/2018
 16/12/2018  23/12/2018


To view Parish Links for 2013 please click here 

To view Parish Links for 2014 please click here

To view Parish Links for 2015 please click here

To view Parish Links for 2016 please click here

To view Parish Links for 2017 please click here