Diocesan Diary 2021

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Diocesan Diary 2021

(Year of the Family)

 

January

The Pope’s Intention:

Intention for Evangelisation – For a life of prayer

We pray that our personal relationship with Jesus Christ be nourished by the Word of God and a life of prayer

 

January 1  Friday

Mary, The Holy Mother of God

World Day of Peace Mass

 

January 6 Wednesday (Holy Day of Obligation)

The Epiphany of the Lord

 

January 18 – 25  Monday – Monday

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Theme:            Abide in my love… You shall bear much fruit (John  15:5-9)

Resources from the Diocesan Liturgy Resource Centre

WPCU-2021-English-accessible-text

WPCU-2021-Irish-pamphlet

WPCU 2021 simplified-for-home-use

 

January 24  Sunday

Sunday of the Word of God

Resources from the Diocesan Liturgy Resource Centre

2021 SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD

 

January 24  – 31 Sunday – Sunday

Catholic Schools Week

Theme:             Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith and Resilience’

Resources Available at www.catholicschools.ie

 

 

 

 

February

The Pope’s Intention:

Universal Intention – Violence against women

We pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded.

 

February 1 Monday

St Brigid’s Day

 

February 2 Tuesday

The Presentation of our Lord

World Day for Consecrated Life

 

February 8 Monday

International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking

 

February 11 Thursday

World Day of the Sick

 

February 13/ 14  Saturday and Sunday

ACCORD DUBLIN (Catholic Marriage Care Service) Collection* – proceeds to be returned to the Director, ACCORD, Holy Cross diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin D03 P2E7 or donate at www.accorddublin.ie

 

February 14 Sunday

Day of Prayer for Temperance..

 

February 17th  Ash Wednesday

 

February 19th  Friday

Worldwide Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse

 

 

 

 

March

The Pope’s Intention:

Intention for evangelisation – Sacrament of Reconciliation

Let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth,  to taste the infinite mercy of God.

 

March 17 Tuesday (Holy Day of Obligation)

St. Patrick, Bishop, Principal Patron of Ireland.

Day of Prayer for Emigrants.

 

March  19 Friday

St Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Year of St Joseph commences today.

 

March  25   Thursday

The Annunciation of the Lord

 

March  28   Sunday

Palm Sunday  of the Passion of Our  Lord – 11am – St Mary’s Pro Cathedral

 

March  31 Wednesday

Chrism Mass –  7.30pm – St Mary’s Pro Cathedral 

 

April

The Pope’s Intention:

Universal Intention – Fundamental Rights

We pray for those who risk their lives while fighting for fundamental rights under dictatorships, authoritarian regimes and even in  democracies in  crisis

 

April 1  Holy Thursday

Mass of the Lord’s Supper 6.00 p.m – St Mary’s Pro Cathedral 

 

April 2  Good Friday

Stations of the Cross 12 noon – St Mary’s Pro Cathedral

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3.00 p.m – St Mary’s Pro Cathedral

 

April 3  Holy Saturday

The Easter Vigil 9.00 p.m – – St Mary’s Pro Cathedral

 

April 4  Easter Sunday – Day of the Lord’s Resurrection.

Mass 11am – – St Mary’s Pro Cathedral

 

April 11 Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday

 

April 24 Saturday

Diocesan Virtual Pilgrimage to Knock

  • Full programme of workshops for all ages

Email Queries: knockpilgrimage@dublindiocese.ie

 

April 25 Sunday

Day of Prayer for Vocations

 

 

 

 

May

The Pope’s Intention:

Universal Intention – The World of Finance

Let us pray that those in charge of finance will work with government to regulate the financial sphere and protect citizens from its dangers.

 

May 16 Sunday

The Ascension of the Lord

World Communications Day

Theme: “Come and see: Communicating, encountering people as and where they are”

 

May 23: Pentecost Sunday

 

May 24: Monday

Day of Prayer for the Church in China

 

May 30: Sunday

The Most Holy Trinity

 

 

 

 

 

June

The Pope’s Intention:

Intention for evangelisation – The beauty of Marriage 

Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience.

 

June 3 Thursday

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

 

June 6 Sunday

Corpus Christi

 

June 9 Wednesday

Feast of St. Columba (Colum Cille)

 

June 11 Friday

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

World Day of Prayer for Priests

 

 

 

 

July

The Pope’s Intention:

Universal Intention – Social Friendship

We pray that, in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship.

 

July 23 Friday

Feast of St Bridget of Sweden, Patron of Europe

 

 

 

August

The Pope’s Intention:

Intention for evangelisation – The Church

Let us pray for the church, that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and the strength to reform herself in the light of the Gospel.

 

August 6 Friday

The Transfiguration of the Lord

 

August 15  Sunday

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

 

 

 

September

The Pope’s Intention:

Universal Intention – An environmentally sustainable lifestyle

We pray that we all make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.

 

Season of Creation: September 1 – October 4

 

September 1 Wednesday

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

 

September 8  Wednesday

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

September 14  Tuesday

Feast of The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

 

September 26 Sunday

World day of Migrants and Refugees.

 

 

 

 

October

The Pope’s Intention:

Intention for evangelisation – Missionary Disciples

We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel.

 

October 3 Sunday

Day for Life

 

October 8 Friday

Children’s Day of Mission Prayer

 

October 24  Mission Sunday

Day for Missions* – proceeds to be returned to the National Director, Pontifical Mission Societies, 64 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin D06 N2H1.

 

 

 

 

November

The Pope’s Intention:

Universal Intention – People who suffer from depression

We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.

 

November 1  Monday

Feast of All Saints

 

November 2 Tuesday

Feast of All Souls

 

November 6 Saturday

Feast of All Saints of Ireland.

 

November 7,  Sunday

Prisoners Sunday

 

November 14,  Sunday

World Day of the Poor

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

 

November 21, Sunday

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.

 

November 28, Sunday

First Sunday of Advent

 

 

 

 

December

The Pope’s Intention:

Intention for evangelisation – Catechists

Let us pray for the catechists, summoned to announce the Word of God: may they be its witnesses, with courage and creativity and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

December 8 Wednesday

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

December 25 Saturday

The Nativity of The Lord

 

December 26 Sunday

The Holy Family

St Stephen’s Day