Year of Mercy: Outreach to Leopardstown Park Hospital
The Leopardstown Park Hospital has always had a special place in Sandyford Parish. The priests of the parish are chaplains to the hospital – and in addition, over the years, a number of parishioners have volunteered as musicians or Ministers of the Eucharist and in other ways.
We are strongly encouraged during the Year of Mercy to reach out to others both as individuals and as a faith community. With this in mind and responding to the needs of the residents at the hospital, the Parish Pastoral Council – acting on the suggestions of parishioners – have decided to engage more purposefully with Leopardstown Park Hospital. We are calling on more parishioners to come forward for a number of ministries – for example as befrienders, as musicians/entertainers for social events, to assist with the Coffee Dock and also to become Plate Friends. There are a wide range of options available – and considering the level of interest so far, we will be arranging an Information Evening to explain more fully. Please leave a name and contact number/email with the parish office/sacristan and we will get in touch.