St. Nicholas Parish Church, Dundalk
Our new parish reader for the group of parishes. Rita’s commissioning service was held in Armagh Cathedral on Sunday 20th January. It was a wonderful occasion and many people were present from the group of parishes and beyond to see Rita and five others from the diocese be made official!! We look forward to seeing Rita continue to lead and assist in services over the years ahead and do continue to uphold her in prayer.
Many of us may be aware of the sterling work that Dundalk Homeless Support Group do in the town of Dundalk. Homelessness is on the rise and the numbers of people finding themselves in this position is quite alarming. In some small way, St Nicholas, Dundalk are trying to help the situation’s need by provision of non-perishable items that DHSG require at this time. There is a shopping trolley, kindly donated by Tescos in the town, in the church for people to donate non-perishable items into if they feel so disposed to assist the local homeless. These items would generally be tinned and jar based foodstuffs, cereals, pasta etc. and with good dates preferably. Other things for consideration could include blankets and items that assist heat preservation. There is a list on the trolley in church that is a little more informed on the above to give us an idea of need. I commend this outreach to you as part of our Christian concern for those worse off than ourselves and feel free to give when and where you can.
Ever wondered are any of your ancestors buried in St Nicholas' Church graveyard in Dundalk, County Louth? If So, we can help search the Church of Ireland Burial Records, going back to the year 1727. https://hiberniangenealogy.ie/
As St. Nicholas’ Parish Church is one of the oldest buildings in the town of Dundalk, our records go back to the early 1700’s. Have you ever wondered if any of your Ancestors are recorded the in the Church Registers?
If so, we have a local Genealogist called Hibernian Genealogy Research. Who can access the registers on your behalf.
The annual Holiday Bible club ran this year from Monday 22nd August to Thursday 25th August in the Wellington Hall from 10.00am to 12 noon each day. It was open to all children aged 4-12. The theme for the week is titled ‘Totally’ and is based around the story of Daniel. There will be plenty of games, craft, fun, food and even the puppets will make an appearance!
Mothers' Union is an international Christian charity with 4.1 million members in 83 countries. It is firmly rooted in a voluntary ethos. Its governance, leadership and programmes are driven by and undertaken through members around the world as they respond to God's call to faith and action. Its vision is of a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. Its objectives are to promote and support married life, to encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children; to maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service; to promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children; and to help those whose family life has met with adversity.
Here in our Dundalk branch we meet on the 4th Monday of each month from September to May at 8.00 pm in the Wellington Hall, with the exception of January, when we organise a dinner, and May when there is an outing. We try to arrange our programmes so that each meeting is interesting and informative. All ladies, single or married and of any age, are always welcome. We have a yearly contribution to cover costs at branch, all-Ireland and international levels.
Sunday School activities are available.
Sunday School is open to all children between the ages of 4 and 12 years of age. It takes place during the 11 a.m. service in St.Nicholas Parish Church on three Sundays in the month, the remaining Sunday is reserved for a family service in the church.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to send their children to Sunday School and all will be made welcome. They will take part in activities such as drawing, puzzles, story telling and crafts on appropriate themes and hopefully enjoy themselves!
St Nicholas Parish Church Choir
It’s time to sing! If you have a passion for worshiping God with your voice, and if you would enjoy getting to know some fantastic people, give choir a try! Rehearsals continue Tuesdays from 7-9pm in the church. NO AUDITIONS.
Email us for more information.