Diocesan Diary 2022

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Diocesan Diary 2022

 

January

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

 

February

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

 

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.

March

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

April

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 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

 

May

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.

Collection to Support Lay Ministry in the Archdiocese of Dublin

 

May 9 Monday

Deanery Meetings during the week

 

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

 

June

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

 

July

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

 

 

August

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

 

September

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.

 

October

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

 

November

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

 

December

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