Diocesan Diary 2022

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Diocesan Diary 2022



The Pope’s Intention: for true fraternity

We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognised, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family.


January 1 Saturday

Mary, The Holy Mother of God

World Day of Peace Mass


January 6 Thursday (Holy Day of Obligation)

The Epiphany of the Lord


January 9 Sunday

The Baptism of the Lord


January 18  Tuesday

Inaugural Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in St. Anthony’s Church, Clontarf at 8pm


January 18 – 25 Tuesday – Tuesday

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Theme:         We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him (Mt 2:2)


January 23 Sunday

Sunday of the Word of God

Catholic Schools Week begins

Theme:             Catholic Schools: Living Life to the Full

Resources Available at www.catholicschools.ie



The Pope’s Intention: For religious sisters and consecrated women

We pray for religious sisters and consecrated women; thanking them for their mission and their courage; may they continue to find new responses to the challenges of our times.


February 1 Tuesday

St Brigid’s Day


February 2 Wednesday

The Presentation of our Lord

World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life
*Archbishop Dermot Farrell will celebrate Mass at 11am on the 5th of February to mark World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. You can join us via webcam at www.rednuns.com*


February 8 Tuesday

International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking


February 11 Friday

World Day of the Sick


February 13 Sunday

ACCORD DUBLIN (Catholic Marriage Care Service) Collection – donate at www.accorddublin.ie


February 24 Thursday

Meeting of Vicars Forane


February 25 Friday

Worldwide Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse


February 27 Sunday

Day of Prayer for Temperance.


The Pope’s Intention: For a Christian response to bioethical challenges

We pray for Christians facing new bioethical challenges; may they continue to defend the dignity of all human life with prayer and action.


March 2 Ash Wednesday


March 6 Sunday

Rite of Election at 3.30 p.m. in the Pro Cathedral

Adults going through the RCIA faith journey, deemed by their parishes as ready to receive Christian initiation this Easter, are presented to the Archbishop.


March 7 Monday

Deanery Meetings during the week.


March 17 Thursday (Holy Day of Obligation)

St. Patrick, Bishop, Principal Patron of Ireland.

Day of Prayer for Emigrants.


March 19 Saturday

St Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary


March 25   Friday

The Annunciation of the Lord


The Pope’s Intention: For Health Care Workers

We pray for health care workers who serve the sick and the elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.


April 10 Sunday

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion


April 13 Spy Wednesday

Chrism Mass – 7.30pm, Pro Cathedral


April 14 Holy Thursday

Mass of the Lord’s Supper


April 15 Good Friday

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion


April 16: Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil


April 17: Easter Sunday

Day of the Lord’s Resurrection.


April 23 Saturday

Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

Email Queries: knockpilgrimage@dublindiocese.ie


April 24 Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday


April 28 Thursday

Meeting of Vicars Forane



The Pope’s Intention: For faith-filled young people

We pray for all young people, called to live life to its fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.


May 8 Sunday

Day of Prayer for Vocations.


May 9 Monday

Deanery Meetings during the week


May 14 and 15 Saturday and Sunday

Collection to Support Lay Ministry in the Archdiocese of Dublin


May 24: Tuesday

Day of Prayer for the Church in China


May 29 Sunday

The Ascension of the Lord

World Communications Day

Theme: Listen!


May 31: Tuesday

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary



The Pope’s Intention: For families

We pray for Christian families around the world; may they embody and experience unconditional love and advance in holiness in their daily lives.


June 3 Friday

Feast of St Kevin (Patron Saint of Archdiocese of Dublin)


June 5: Pentecost Sunday


June 9 Thursday

Feast of St. Columba (Colum Cille)


June 12: Sunday

The Most Holy Trinity


June 19: Sunday

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)


June 24 Friday

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

World Day of Prayer for Priests



The Pope’s Intention: For the elderly

We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and responsibility.


July 3: Sunday

Peter’s Pence Collection


July 24: Sunday

World Day of Grandparents and Elderly




The Pope’s Intention: For small businesses

We pray for small and medium-sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.


August 6 Saturday

The Transfiguration of the Lord


August 15 Monday

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary



The Pope’s Intention: For the abolition of the death penalty

We pray that the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person, may be legally abolished in every country


Season of Creation: September 1 – October 4


September 1 Thursday

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation


September 7-12 Wednesday – Monday

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes


September 8 Thursday

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary


September 14 Wednesday

Feast of The Exaltation of the Holy Cross


September 18 Sunday

Crosscare Annual Collection


September 22 Thursday

Meeting of Vicars Forane


September 25 Sunday

Diocesan Safeguarding Day

World Day of Migrants and Refugees.



The Pope’s Intention: For a Church open to everyone

We pray for the Church; ever faithful to, and courageous in preaching the Gospel, may the Church be a community of solidarity, fraternity, and welcome, always living in an atmosphere of Synodality.


October 2 Sunday

Day for Life


October 3 Monday

Deanery Meetings during the week


October 4 Tuesday

St Francis of Assisi


October 7 Friday

Children’s Day of Mission Prayer


October 23 World Mission Sunday

 Theme: You Will Be My Witnesses

Collection – Mission Sunday



The Pope’s Intention: For the children who suffer

We pray for children who are suffering, especially those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war; may they be guaranteed access to education and the opportunity to experience family affection.


November 1 Tuesday

Feast of All Saints


November 2 Wednesday

Feast of All Souls


November 6 Sunday

Prisoners’ Sunday


November 12, Saturday

Commemorative Mass for deceased Clergy of the diocese at 10.30 a.m. in the Pro Cathedral, Marlborough Street.


November 13, Sunday

World Day of the Poor


November 14 Monday

Feast Day of St Laurence O’Toole (Patron Saint of the Archdiocese of Dublin)


November 20, Sunday

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.


November 24, Thursday

Meeting of Vicars Forane


November 27, Sunday

First Sunday of Advent



The Pope’s Intention: For volunteer not-for-profit organisations

We pray that volunteer non-profit organisations committed to human development find people dedicated to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths to international cooperation.


December 4, Sunday

Second Sunday of Advent


December 5, Monday

Deanery Meetings during the week


December 8 Thursday

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary


December 11, Sunday

Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday)

Collection – St Vincent de Paul


December 18, Sunday

Fourth Sunday of Advent


December 25 Sunday

The Nativity of the Lord


December 26 Monday

St Stephen’s Day


December 30, Friday

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph