Notices for Parish Newsletters 08/02/2021

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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. Your parishioners can donate in the following ways:

Online at where you will find a DONATE button.

By post to Accord Dublin, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.

By bank transfer to ACCORD Dublin Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG, Bank of Ireland, 88 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2. IBAN: IE27 BOFI 9001 1357 0742 03; BIC:BOFIIE2D.



Dublin Diocesan liturgical Resource Centre

In place of our Annual Winter/Spring Seminar we invite you to join us for 3 Online Liturgy Tuesdays with presentations and chats where ideas can be shared. To book your place email  For full details please see attached flyer.

  • Tuesday 26th January – 8.00 – 8.45pm -ZOOM – How we can celebrate the season of Lent in COVID times?
  • Tuesday 2nd February 2021   8.00 – 8.45pm – ONLINE ( Day for Consecrated Life
  • Tuesday 9th February 2021 8.00 – 8.45pm – ZOOM – How do we reconcile in COVID time?



Springtime Spirituality 

Following on the successful series of November Coffee Mornings, Gardiner Street Parish has organized a new series to fill us with hope. Every Saturday of February via Zoom. To get a link email us at  

  • February 13th: Beyond worry – Living the Serenity Prayer – Michelle Russell
  • February 20th: The Invitation – Christine Halloran
  • February 27th: “When the doors were locked, Jesus came and said ‘Peace be with you.'” (Jn 20:19) – Grainne Doherty



Pandemic Mass – Our Lady of Good Counsel.

Join us in Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mourne Road, Drimnagh, for our Pandemic Mass in this uncertain time for the whole world, for all those impacted by the virus, for the safety of all those on the frontline, and essential workers. Most of all we want to remind people that the statistics we see every day of Covid cases and the bereaved are our loved ones and friends, and it is a good Christian and noble thing to do to remember all those who are hurting, suffering, lonely and alone in this moment. This extra Mass which we put in place Monday to Friday at 7.00pm was a pastoral initiative of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, since the pandemic really took a grip on our society from the end of March and beginning of April 2020. It was prompted by the experience of having to celebrate Holy Week behind closed doors. This can be accessed, like all our Masses, on the Parish webcam at



Continuous Rosary in Ireland for Peace and Charity

The idea is simple. A Continuous Rosary will be offered up every minute of every day for Peace and Charity in Ireland. Begins on Ash Wednesday, 17th February 2021. To make this work there needs to be a minimum of two parishioners per parish, one with surname beginning A-L and one with surname M-Z to say the rosary twelve times per year. For more information, please visit:






Join us for Pastoral Conversations – 5 Tuesdays starting 16th February @8pm.

  1. February 16thLet it Go
  2. February 23rdWould you listen to Him?
  3. March 2ndSongs of the Sanctuary
  4. March 9thInto the Light
  5. March 16th   Seeds of Hope

Presented by a team from the Office for Evangelisation and the Liturgy Resource Centre. To book email



Trocaire Lenten Campaign 2021

This year Trocaire’s Lenten Campaign will focus on exploring the Impact of Conflict on Families in South Sudan. This Lent, we learn more about the suffering of people who have lost their homes and loved ones to war, and how they are rebuilding their lives through love, friendship and solidarity. Parish resources are now available at Parishes – Resources | Trócaire (




Youth Initiatives (From the Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism)


Living Water and The Young Church Dublin – Bringing Young People Together

Living Water and The Young Church Dublin are coming together for an evening of Praise, Worship and Reflection  online!  We invite all Young Adults (20’s 30’s)  to join us on  Wednesday 10th February, at 7:15pm . It provides an opportunity to connect in with other young adults in a community of faith. For more information please email:



Faithfest Online

Faithfest is back!! Join us for an evening of games, music, workshop, chats and prayer.  Faithfest will take place 5 March from 6:30 – 8:30 online. You can register online using this link: more information email:



Foundational Leadership Programme for Young Adults – New Course Dates January 2021

The Foundational Leadership Programme offers participants a unique opportunity to explore and develop Gospel transformational leadership Skills. This programme endeavours to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to be Gospel centred transformational leaders and change agents within their own parishes, communities.  The Foundational Leadership Programme is run jointly between the Catholic and Church of Ireland Dioceses of Dublin and a team of young adult volunteers. It is uniquely placed to nurture and mission a new generation of faith leaders. Commitment will be one Saturday morning –  20 February, 20 March initially.

For more information, online registration and payment – use this link




Support Services


Aware – Support & Self Care Groups

If you, or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, please consider using the Phone In and Zoom Support & Self Care Groups, the Support Line or Support Mail, now and throughout the holiday season. These services provide support, coping skills and information – and most importantly help people who are in distress to know and feel that they are not alone in their experience.  For more information about the groups and all of our services on



COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.