Partnership in Practice

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Examples of creative partnership practice building hope…


‘For now, what we need is the chance to change,
to make space for the new thing we need’

– Pope Francis, Let Us Dream

Below are some examples of building hope / partnership in practice gathered from across the diocese.


Also offered are some suggestions which Partnership Pastoral Councils could consider as they begin to minister together: Click here for Ways to get your parish partnership working.

Please send news and items from your partnership to


Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock 2024
Below: Pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Dublin with Parish Partnership banners in Knock on Saturday, April 27, 2024


Caring for Volunteers in Partnership
Below: Attendees at the Day of Recollection for lay ministers and church volunteers from the Ringsend, Sandymount and Haddington Road Partnership at the Avila Retreat Centre, conducted by Fr Donal Neary SJ and organised by the Parish Partnership team.


New website of the Partnership of Wicklow / Rathnew, Kilbride / Barndarrig, Ashford / Glenealy:


Voluntary Lay Ministry Templates

You can find here a sample Building Hope Lay Ministry Presentation, Lay Ministry Brochure and Lay Ministry Poster. (These are also available in PowerPoint and Word formats from




A June 2023 poster from the partnership of Dalkey, Dún Laoghaire and Glasthule


From Rathfarnham Parish, June 2023


The sanctuary Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, decorated for the Building Hope Novena, May 2023


Mass schedule for South City Centre Churches. The Mass scheduling project was completed in May 2023