Notices for Parish Newsletters – 08/03/2021

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Spring Webinars


As we begin the Year of St Joseph, the Office of Evangelisation and Ecumenism will offer two spring webinars.

  1. The first of these on the 18th March at 7pm will explore the relationship between spirituality and work and is aimed at all those who are getting used to new ways of working in these Covid times.
  2. The second of the spring webinars on the 25th March at 7pm is an opportunity for Parish Pastoral Councils to explore what are the needs and concerns emerging in parish life and ways to appropriately pastorally respond by walking together in these changing times. Ideal for new members.


These webinars will be led by the Pastoral Coordinators Patricia Carroll and Gerard Gallagher

To book email and indicate which you will attend, or both.









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. There are resources and supports available on and



Holy Week 2021 – Liturgy Resources:

The National Centre for Liturgy invited Dioceses around Ireland to collate what they tried as they celebrated Holy Week during the first lockdown in 2020 and consider worth sharing with others as we face into celebrating Holy Week under similar restrictions in 2021. Attached is a PDF is the responses and resources from 16 Diocese including our own. They focus on 3 areas: Holy Week, its liturgies and devotions in the parish church, moments of prayer and ritual in the home, and visits to the church when it’s open for private prayer. It’s well worth exploring in depth. 
Fr Pat O’Donoghue and Fr Damian McNeice




Let’s Live Lent: Bringing The Lenten Gospels To Life

Join us for Pastoral Conversations – Tuesdays @ 8pm.

  1. March 9thInto the Light
  2. March 16th  Seeds of Hope

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





Lent 2021 – Our Hope Renewed

It is time to renew our hope! For we are a Community of Faith, Hope & Love. This Lent let us take the opportunity to connect with God and each other. We may be confused by Zoom and Social Media… but God is not… let us do what we can whilst keeping everyone safe. We are in this together. Click on the attached menu and follow the blue links for each Lenten Resource.

Our Hope Renewed – Lenten Menu Our Hope Renewed – Lenten Menu



Living In Unsettling Times – Reflections for the Time and Season

The Glasnevin Grouping of Parishes are doing a series of online reflections by Fr Paddy Sweeney over Thursdays in Lent. Each session will start at 7:30pm and can be accessed by webcam.

  1. Thursday 11th March: Living with Loss
  2. Thursday 18th March: Will We Get Back to Normal?
  3. Thursday 25th March: I haven’t much to offer! –








Lenten Talks – St Mary’s Parish, Enniskerry

During the season of Lent a series of Talks will be delivered by webcam or Zoom from St Mary’s Parish Church.  The Talks will mainly be centred on areas of social injustice, Christian responsibility and personal health and well-being. All Talks will be at 7.30 pm. and details will be published on

  • Thursday 11th March – a refugee family who have been settled in a Dublin Community under the Government’s Community Sponsorship Programme will talk about their experiences. 
  • Thursday 18th March – a Youth Worker will give a Talk looking at LGBTQ+ issues.
  • Thursday 25th March – Tina Roche who is involved in the Enniskerry Sustainable Development Community Project will give a Talk. 




The Lent Lecture  with Cardinal Tagle is on Tuesday 9th March at 6.30pm. Registration is essential and the link to register is  We are hosting a number of Lent webinars/workshops- and if you or your colleagues/friends  would like to sign up- here is the link




Youth Initiatives (From the Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism)


Teen Hope Connected

Teen Hope Connected is a weekly Youth Group. It takes place every Wednesday 6-7pm via Zoom. Join us for fun, exploring faith and life with other Teens through small group discussions, top class games and prayer. If you are interested in joining, please email:






YCD Connected – Bringing Young People Together

The Young Church Dublin invite you to join our connected group for Young Adults (20’s 30’s) We meet online every Wednesday, from 8.00-9.00pm for some time of fellow, reflection on Scripture and prayer together. It provides an opportunity to connect in with other young adults in a community of faith. For more information please email:






Support Services


Generation Tech

Generation Tech is a free service and is run by volunteers. Volunteer run FREE HELPLINE to help older people in Ireland with tech issues. Our volunteers are tech experts and work in shifts from 8am-8pm Monday to Friday. Support is provided over the phone. If you need help with smartphones, tablets, social media, apps, PCs, printers, etc. CALL US on: 01-9633 288. 



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.