Parish Notices – 25th January
Catholic Schools Week: ‘Communities of Resilience and Faith’
Catholic Schools Week 2021 will be celebrated from Sunday 24 January to Sunday 31 January 2021 on the theme ‘Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith and Resilience’. Resources are available on dublindiocese.ie or www.catholicschools.ie
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 by Monday 1 February. Use the link below to update your parish information.
Any queries – email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.accorddublin.ie 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 email@example.com 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 00 – 8.45pm – ONLINE (www.rednuns.com) Day for Consecrated Life
- Tuesday 9th February 2021 8.00 – 8.45pm – ZOOM – How do we reconcile in COVID time?
LET’S LIVE LENT: BRINGING THE GOSPEL TO LIFE
Five Pastoral Conversations on Zoom. Presented by a team from the Office for Evangelisation and the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre. Tuesdays 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar and 16 Mar 2021 at 8.00 p.m. Full details including booking information shortly
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 (trocaire.org)
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: https://forms.gle/DwKDsXCuTornHFYA8.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
The Young Church Dublin – Young Adult Alpha Course
The Young Church Dublin team would like to invite you to join us for our Young Adult Alpha online course which takes place on Monday’s from 7.00-8:15pm. The course will be run from the comfort of your own home over Zoom for 11 weeks until March 29th. This Alpha course with YCD is an opportunity for you to grow in your own faith. Alpha is also a wonderful opportunity for friends, family or community members to explore the Christian faith together. Taking part might even encourage you to run Alpha yourself in the future!
All participants must register by emailing your name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org *Please note that numbers are limited.
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 https://www.evangelisation.ie/2020/08/11/foundational-leadership-programme-sign-up-2020/
Overview of Loss and Bereavement – online workshop 28th January (Please note this is for Parish Teams and Priests only)
I would like to bring your attention to an online 1-day workshop on ‘Overview of Loss and Bereavement’ which will be held on 28th January from 9.15am – 4.15pm. (This workshop is aimed at those working with the bereaved within your parish e.g. clergy, bereavement support groups, bereavement committees and funeral support teams). Further details and booking process can be found on the following link:- https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/overview-of-loss-and-bereavement-tickets-131216836089
Irish Hospice Foundation – Living with Loss
We are now accepting bookings for the 2021 series of Workshops on Loss and Bereavement which will be delivered online via Zoom from January – June. Details and booking process can be found on the following link https://hospicefoundation.ie/education-training/bereavement-training/workshops/ Please note bookings and payment for the workshops can only be made by using the following link to Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/irish-hospice-foundation-31883804183
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 https://www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/ and all of our services on www.aware.ie
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 (Coronavirus). 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. Calls to the ALONE National Support Line cost no more than a local call to a landline. Calls from Vodafone or landline bundles, PAYG bundles, and mobile contracts are free.