Notices for Parish Newsletters

October 19, 2021

World Mission Sunday – October 24th

World Mission Sunday October 24th   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 […]
October 16, 2021

Synodal Pathway

Context In his homily of the 3rd June 2021 the Archbishop reminded us of the context we find ourselves in as we are invited to embark upon a synodal pathway. This context is one of an ever-changing Church in an ever-changing world. “The Church centred around the monasteries of early […]
September 30, 2021

Day for Life 2021

About Day for Life Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition.  This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland […]
September 30, 2021

Families Walking Together in Hope

Walking Together in Hope – Spiritual Journey for Families Year of the Family 2021/2022     Launch of the Walking with Families Initiative   Archbishop Dermot Farrell will launch the ‘walking together in Hope’ our Diocesan Family Year Initiative on Wednesday 25th August at 6pm in the Pro-Cathedral. You can […]
September 29, 2021

Vacancies

VACANCIES   Vacancy for Parish Sacristan, Rathfarnham   The Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham has a vacancy for a part-time Sacristan (21 hours per week).  The successful candidate will provide a high level of support to the Parish Team and the Parish Community by being responsible for the upkeep of […]
September 25, 2021

Safeguarding Sunday – 26th September

This Sunday is Safeguarding Sunday in the Archdiocese of Dublin. It is the day where we highlight just how much safeguarding all is a vital part of our day-to-day life in the parish. We have learned from the past and use it create and uphold the highest safeguarding standards. It […]
September 25, 2021

The launch of the new Vincentian Family Website – Monday 27th September

  The launch of the new Vincentian Family Website will take place in St. Peter’s Church in Phibsborough on Monday 27th September (the feast of St. Vincent de Paul) at 8pm. You can attend the launch in person or join  online at : https://youtu.be/s73IPyePreo You can check out the new website […]
September 13, 2021

Crosscare Annual Collection

    Crosscare Annual  Collection Pandemic continues to impact services for people most in need The impact of the global Pandemic continues to affect those working with people in need, as demand on essential services increased dramatically in 2020 and funding decreased. Crosscare, the social support agency of the Archdiocese […]
September 9, 2021

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage “Lourdes at Home 2021” A Virtual Journey Together

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage “Lourdes at Home 2021” A Virtual Journey Together Sanctuary Theme 2021: “Lourdes: A place of Grace, of Hope and of Resilience”     Thursday 9th September Holy Hour (Lourdes Style) 8pm in the church of Our Lady Mother of the Church, Castleknock (churchservices.tv/castleknock)   Recitation of the […]
September 7, 2021

Season of Creation 2021

    Season of Creation 2021   The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church, particularly since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.  The Season of Creation or Creation Time, is marked throughout the Christian […]
September 6, 2021

Catholic Historical Society of Ireland Conference

This year’s Catholic Historical Society of Ireland conference will be the first time that the society has hosted an online event on Saturday 11th September between 11am and 5pm.   The conference is free to attend and registration is now open via Eventbrite at this link:   https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ireland-and-vatican-ii-catholic-historical-society-of-ireland-conference-tickets-166383223701?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb  
September 6, 2021

Latest Coronavirus Updates for Parishes

Update 6th September 2021   Please click on the image below for the latest guidance for Places of Worship issued on the 6th of September from the HSE       Update 3rd September 2021 Dear All, Further to the recent Government announcement regarding the next and final phase of […]
September 3, 2021

Appointments 2021

Dublin Diocesan Appointments 2021 30th June 2021     Moderator of the Curia Father Gareth Byrne appointed Moderator of the Curia.   Vicars General Father Gareth Byrne, Monsignor Ciaran O’Carroll and Father Donal Roche appointed Vicars General.   Diocesan Chancellor Father Paul Coyle appointed Diocesan Chancellor.   Vicar for Clergy […]
August 22, 2021

Walking with Families: Resources for Holy Communion and Confirmation

  Holy Communion Preparation This is a resource for parishes who would like to accompany families on zoom with the aid of a PowerPoint meditation. There are also suggested family activities that can be used as part of the journey towards 1st Communion.   1st Communion Family Meditation and Activities […]
August 5, 2021

Imposition of the Pallium on Archbishop Farrell

  Imposition of the Pallium on Archbishop Farrell     On Saturday 7th August at the 6:00 PM Vigil Mass in the Pro-Cathedral Archbishop Okolo, the Apostolic Nuncio, on behalf of Pope Francis, will impose the Pallium on Archbishop Dermot Farrell as Metropolitan. A Pallium is a vestment made of […]
July 27, 2021

Digital Parishes: Creating with Canva

Digital Parishes: Creating with Canva     Join us for workshops on how to use Canva, an online design tool. Canva can be used to create content for your website, social media, posters and newsletters, to name a few. It will take place over 2 evenings, September 2nd and 9th at 7pm. […]
July 14, 2021

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

  Pope Francis has established a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place for the first time on Sunday 25 July 2021 on the theme ‘I am with you always’ (Mt 28:20). Click below for resources for use in dioceses and parishes which have been collated […]
June 15, 2021

SPCM New Research on the impact of Covid-19 on Funerals

SPCM New Research on the impact of Covid-19 on Funerals   Bereaved families, and those who support and care for them, have had to adjust to dramatically different circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this study, we want to explore the impact of public health measures, which were meant to […]
June 3, 2021

St Kevin of Glendalough

  St. Kevin The monastery at Glendalough was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Kevin (or Chaoimhin – the fair-begotten) was born in 498 into a noble family living in what is now West Wicklow. He studied for the priesthood in Cill na Manach (Kilnamanagh) and after being […]
May 1, 2021

Parishes join together to pray for the people of India

  In the light of the massive wave of Covid-19 infections and deaths in India, and with the health care system struggling to cope with the situation, Archbishop Farrell is asking that parishes throughout the diocese would remember the suffering people of India this weekend. The Archbishop also asks that […]
April 26, 2021

Ecumenical Bible Week 2021

  Ecumenical Bible Week 2021   Despite the challenges of these days, we are thrilled to announce a great line up for Bible Week 2021, running from Pentecost Sunday (23rd May) to Trinity Sunday (30th May) 2021. 5 different free of charge online events around the theme   Unlocking Faith Today: Responding […]
April 26, 2021

Upcoming  Youth Events

 Youth Events  Taking place in the Diocese  (FROM THE OFFICE FOR EVANGELISATION AND ECUMENISM)     FAITHFEST – POWERED BY THE SPIRIT Calling all teenagers! Join us for an evening of games, music, workshop, chats and prayer.  Faithfest will take place 21 May from 6:30 – 8:30 online. You can […]
April 22, 2021

Dublin Diocesan Virtual Pilgrimage to Knock 2021

DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK – ONLINE ADULT & FAMILY PILGRIMAGE Saturday 24th  April   Please join us for the online Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to the International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine at Knock will take place this Saturday April 24th.  For the second year, it will be a virtual pilgrimage.  […]
April 22, 2021

Vocations Sunday – 25 April 2021

      Message of Pope Francis on the theme: Saint Joseph: The Dream of Vocation Dear brothers and sisters, 8 December last, the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, marked the beginning of a special year devoted to him (cf. […]
April 21, 2021

LAUNCH OF TASK FORCE: BUILDING HOPE

  Archbishop Dermot Farrell has attended the first meeting of the Task Force on a Church for the Dublin Archdiocese of Tomorrow which he has established under the title, Building Hope.   The Task Force is chaired by Very Rev Monsignor Ciaran O’Carroll, Episcopal Vicar for Clergy and Administrator of […]
April 1, 2021

Parish Pastoral Council Workshops April 2021

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL WORKSHOPS APRIL 2021 Normally the Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism would host regional gatherings post Easter. This year we will offer our workshops ‘online’. To take part you must be serving on an existing Parish Pastoral Council or just appointed. To book use the link giving your […]
March 21, 2021

Notices for Parish Newsletters – 15/03/2021

  Parish Notices       SPRING WEBINARS As we begin the Year of St Joseph, the Office of Evangelisation and Ecumenism will offer two spring webinars. The first of these on the 18th March at 7pm will explore the relationship between spirituality and work and is aimed at all […]
March 8, 2021

Notices for Parish Newsletters – 08/03/2021

Parish Notices       Spring Webinars   As we begin the Year of St Joseph, the Office of Evangelisation and Ecumenism will offer two spring webinars. The first of these on the 18th March at 7pm will explore the relationship between spirituality and work and is aimed at all […]
March 7, 2021

Lá Fhéile Pádraig / St Patrick’s Day Resources

Lá Fhéile Pádraig / St Patrick’s Day Resources     LÁ FHÉILE PÁDRAIG IRISH MASS TIMES           LITURGICAL TEXTS IN IRISH (from the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre)   Mass (Irish) Click on the image below for the full PDF version Prayers of the Faithful (Irish and […]
March 7, 2021

Amoris Laetitia Family Year

  Amoris Laetitia Family Year   On Friday 19 March 2021, the Feast of Saint Joseph, the Church will celebrate five years since the publication of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) on the beauty and joy of love in the family. On the same day, Pope Francis will […]
March 6, 2021

Holy Week Resources

  Holy Week Resources       The Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism, the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre and Parish Pastoral Workers have compiled a number of resources to help us celebrate Holy week and Easter in a meaningful way.  Ideal for ‘online’ parish groups, home church, individuals.     […]
March 6, 2021

The Feast of St Joseph Resources

The Feast of St Joseph Resources       ST JOSEPH RESOURCE (from the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre)   Click on the image below for the full PDF version         SPRING WEBINAR   For the Year of St Joseph, the Office of Evangelisation and Ecumenism will offer […]
March 2, 2021

Day of Prayer for the victims of the Covid pandemic – March 3rd 2021

  Day of Prayer for the victims of the Covid Pandemic – March 3rd 2021   From Ash Wednesday, and throughout Lent, the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences throughout our Continent invite us to pray for the victims of the pandemic. On many occasions, the bishops from all over Europe […]
March 1, 2021

Notice for Parish Newsletters – 01/03/21

Parish Notices     GARDINER STREET PARISH – NOVENA OF GRACE 2021: LET US DREAM  We are pleased to announce that the Novena of Grace is going ahead as usual on 4th March 2021. This year we will have one evening Mass at 7.30pm.  It will be online only (given the restrictions). During Lockdown […]
February 23, 2021

Notices for Parish Newsletters – 22/02/21

Parish Notices       Updating Contact Information for Parish Pastoral Councils The Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism is currently updating the contact details for Parish Pastoral Councils throughout the Archdiocese. You help in this task is appreciated. All information will be held in compliance with GDPR. We invite parishes […]
February 19, 2021

Notices for Parish Newsletters 15/02/2021

Parish Notices     Updating Contact Information for Parish Pastoral Councils The Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism is currently updating the contact details for Parish Pastoral Councils throughout the Archdiocese. You help in this task is appreciated. All information will be held in compliance with GDPR. We invite parishes to […]
February 17, 2021

Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse Friday 19 February 2021

  The annual Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse will take place on Friday 19 February 2021, the first Friday of Lent. The Day of Prayer is an initiative by Pope Francis and was first marked in Irish dioceses and parishes in 2017.     Candle of […]
February 15, 2021

Lent 2021

LENT 2021   The Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism, the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre and Parish Pastoral Workers to compile a list of upcoming initiatives for celebrating Lent 2021 – Use the link to find a rich number of resources for online prayer, meetings, activities and resources suitable for sharing. […]
February 10, 2021

World Day of the Sick 2021

Mass for the Feast of our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of the Sick.   Invitation from the Dublin Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Office Archbishop Dermot Farrell will be celebrate Mass tomorrow evening (Thursday,11th February) at 7:30pm  for the Feast of our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of the […]
February 8, 2021

Notices for Parish Newsletters 08/02/2021

  Parish Notices       Accord Annual Collection Accord Dublin’s Annual Collection will take place on the weekend of 13th & 14th February. We realise that it will be much more difficult for parishes to support us this year – although the demand for services is greater than ever. […]
February 1, 2021

Notices for Parish Newsletters 01/02/2021

Parish Notices      World Day for Consecrated Life – 2 February 2021 Join us for Online Service of Prayer, Music and Reflection to mark World Day for Consecrated Life. Tuesday 2nd February at 8.00 p.m. The Service of prayer will  be livestreamed from the Monastery of St. Alphonsus, Drumcondra, […]
January 26, 2021

Notices for Parish Newsletters – 25/01/2021

Parish Notices – 25th January           Catholic Schools Week: ‘Communities of Resilience and Faith’ Catholic Schools Week 2021 will be celebrated from Sunday 24 January to Sunday 31 January 2021 on the theme ‘Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith and Resilience’. Resources are available on dublindiocese.ie or www.catholicschools.ie […]
January 24, 2021

Catholic Schools Week 2021

Catholic Schools Week 2021   Catholic Schools Week 2021 will be celebrated from Sunday 24 January to Sunday 31 January 2021 on the theme ‘Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith and Resilience’. Please see below the resources for Primary, Post-Primary and for a resource for the celebration of Catholic Schools Week […]
January 20, 2021

Notices For Parish Newsletters 18/01/2021

Parish Notices 18/01/2021   Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021 18th to 25th January marks the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year’s Liturgy was prepared by the monastic community of sisters in Grandchamp, Switzerland, who draw much from the spirit of the Taize Community. The diocesan liturgy […]
January 14, 2021

Christian Unity Week January 18th – 25th / Sunday of the Word of God – January 24th

Christian Unity Week January 18th – 25th   FROM THE DIOCESAN LITURGY RESOURCE CENTRE   Theme The theme for the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is ‘Abide in my Love…You Shall Bear Much Fruit’. It was discerned by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland and finds its […]