Notices for Parish Newsletters – 22/02/21

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Updating Contact Information for Parish Pastoral Councils

The Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism is currently updating the contact details for Parish Pastoral Councils throughout the Archdiocese. You help in this task is appreciated. All information will be held in compliance with GDPR. We invite parishes to respond as soon as they can.  Use the link below to update your parish information – click HERE

Any queries – email –





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




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




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.



Parish RESOURCES for Lent From the National Vocations Office

The National Vocations Office have uploaded some possible vocation themed prayers of intercession and inserts for parish newsletters for the Sundays of Lent.  Whether you chose to use these or not, please pray for vocations and seek ways to reference vocations in your parish.

The resources can be found on the Vocations website ( or by clicking on the following link:

If you know of anyone wishing to explore the possibility of a vocation to priesthood please invite them to email the vocations team at: or




The Tarsus Scripture School are offering reflections on the readings for Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. The programme offers one webinar and one meditation. The meditation — after Easter — will be an opportunity to “take in” what we have celebrated over Holy Week and Easter.


9 pre-recorded lectures; 1 webinar; 1 meditation (€30)

  • “Behold my servant”: the Servant of the Lord in Isaiah (Jessie Rogers)
  • “And when I am lifted up, I will draw all people to myself”: Easter in John (Sean Goan)
  • “Dying and raised to new life in Christ”: Salvation in Romans. (Kieran J. O’Mahony)


For registration and further details, please go to:  Enclosed in the email is a poster which you may like to send to friends or to display.




Lent is an extremely important time of year for Trócaire. The organisation relies heavily on the income that comes in during Lent through the generosity of schools and parishes. The ongoing lockdown presents different challenges especially in relation to the distribution of Lenten Boxes.


Parishes and schools are encouraged to make Trócaire boxes available in a way that is safe and in line with government guidelines. Each parish is invited to use the available Lenten Mass talk in homilies during Lent, if Trócaire could be highlighted in one weekend over Lent it would be most helpful. A script is available on the Trócaire website.


This year’s Lenten Campaign focuses on Awut and Ajak, two women brought together by the horror of war. Their solidarity is an example of what Pope Francis tells us in his recent encyclical, Fratelli. At a time of great uncertainty and fear, it reminds us to always work together to protect the most vulnerable.


This year, cardinal Luis Tagle will deliver the Trócaire and St. Patrick’s College Maynooth annual lecture online on 9 March 2021 at 18.30.


Trócaire | Until Love Conquers Fear (




Youth Initiatives (From the Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism)


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:  For more information 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:



Foundational Leadership Programme for Young Adults

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.