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We are very thankful to parishioners who have volunteered as befrienders or as musicians at LPH.

In the meantime, they have been in touch to say there is an urgent need for volunteers as Plate Pals Mealtime Companions. Poor appetite and difficulty with eating and drinking are problems for many older people. At LPH, they wish to provide a meal time that is a social and enjoyable occasion.  Plate Pals volunteers provide assistance and gentle reminders to eat during a complete mealtime.

What’s required for this position :A friendly, patient person with an interest in older people.  A person who is person orientated.

Minimum time commitment: 6 months. Hours required:2 hours a week

Application forms and further information at Parish Office and/or Paula Carraher Residents Services Manager 01 -2160333;





Glencullen Tidy District with the permission of Fr Andrew and the Glencullen
graveyard committee planted a Silver Birch tree to remember all children and
baby Angels lost to the people of the Sandyford, Glencullen and Kilternan

25 white balloons were sent soaring to the heavens and all parents present
helped plant their Angel Tree.



Year of Mercy P FrancisYear 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.