Funeral:   Mary will repose at JP Ward & Sons, Funeral Home, Sandyford Village on Tuesday evening (Nov 22nd) from 6pm to 8pm. Removal on Wednesday morning (Nov 23rd) to St. Mary’s Church, Sandyford Village arriving for 12 noon prayers, followed afterward by Removal to McCrea’s Funeral Home, Carnew where Mary will repose from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass at 1pm on Thursday (Nov 24th) in St. Brigid’s Church, Tomacork, followed by burial in adjoining cemetery.


Archbishop Farrell celebrated Mass in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral on Saturday for priests of the Archdiocese who died in the past year, and on Monday with the Metropolitan Chapter to mark the feast of St Laurence O’Toole. His homilies can be found at and at


This will take place on Saturday, November 26, in St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay. It will begin at 1pm and will finish with Mass at 4pm. If you have altar servers in your parish this is a great opportunity to meet others who serve Mass and grow in how important their ministry is for the Church. Please contact and we will send you a registration form. If you want more information, please call Fr Paul Thornton at 087 7404729. Poster attached.


Congratulations to Peter Siney and Natalie Doherty, who will be taking up new posts in the Office of Mission and Ministry. Peter has been appointed Faith Development Co-ordinator for Adult Faith. Natalie has been appointed Faith Development Co-ordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministries. These roles will be crucial as we respond to Building Hope.


Please find attached to this email prayers of the faithful for Advent from the National Office for Vocations.


5pm on Thursday, December 1, to 4pm on Sunday, December 4. This three-day retreat will provide participants with space to step back from the day-to-day and focus on preparation for Christmas, the birth of new stirrings, and a deeper calling to connection. We will explore the Gospel messages of the Advent season and the journey of the Magi from searching to discovering. Residential: €385. Non-residential: €185. To express your interest please email More information is available at attached.


The annual Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Priesthood, organised by St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society, will be held on Sunday, November 20, at 3.30pm in St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row. The celebrant will be Fr Seamus McEntee, our Diocesan Chaplain and Director of Vocations for the Dublin Archdiocese. The homilist will be Fr Stephen Kennedy of the Institute of the Incarnate Word community.


The Walk of Light is back on the Streets of Dublin. On Sunday, November 20, at 3.30pm the congregations of the Leeson Street and Rathmines area of south Dublin together with the Chaplaincy Centre of Trinity College Dublin and under the umbrella of the Dublin Council of Churches invite you to come and join them in a Walk that begins in Newman University Church on St Stephen’s Green, leads across the Green and down Grafton Street and into Trinity College Chapel, with stops outside the gates of St Stephen’s Green, at the Molly Malone Statue, and on the Front Square of Trinity College. Into Darkness, Great Light is this year’s motto for this inter-church “pilgrimage” as we contemplate the great afflictions of our days: war, housing emergency and economic hardship, and climate collapse. In the face of these all-consuming and frightening challenges the Advent message of the coming of God’s light is more urgent than ever. Flyer attached.


The Sound of Samhain Concert takes place in Beechwood this Sunday, November 20, at 7pm. Poster attached.


Please note that the Dublin Diocesan Offices are no longer located at Holy Cross College, Clonliffe. Below are the new addresses of the various offices. There may be some delays in the receipt of postal items due to the changes of address. Email and telephone contact information can be found at

Education Secretariat and Lourdes Pilgrimage Office
51 Home Farm Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, D09 W5W4

Chancellery, Office for Clergy and Office for Religious & Extern Priests
Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra Road Lower, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, D09 H4C2

Dublin Diocesan Archives
204-206 Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3, D03 PD86

Dublin Metropolitan Tribunal
14A Berkeley Street, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

Mission & Ministry
St Paul’s Church, 19 Arran Quay, Dublin 7, D07 KX66

Moderator, Finance, Child Safeguarding and all other offices
Dublin Diocesan Offices, 20-23 Arran Quay, Dublin 7, D07 XK85


Diocesan Remembrance Service 2022

‘Unless a grain of wheat falls and dies in the ground…’ (John 12:24) This scripture quote inspires this year’s Service – Monday, November 21, at 8pm in the Monastery of St Alphonsus, Drumcondra. The first service took place in 1986 and afforded an opportunity to remember the dead in prayer and music. Since then, this annual event offers a combination of scripture, prayer and music to give comfort and hope to those who are bereaved. It also helps Funeral Ministry Teams in their journey of accompaniment with families by nourishing them in their mission. While the Dublin Diocesan Music Group play an important part in the service, the focus is on prayer and reflection too. Join us at the Monastery or online at www.rednuns.comPoster attached.

Funeral Ministry Training

The two courses for Funeral Leaders and members of New Teams are well under way in the Mission & Ministry Centre at St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay. There is the latest AV equipment for visual presentation and the sound system has been rebooted for effective listening and interaction. Hospitality is offered which is appreciated by all. It was an important part of the tradition at Clonliffe before the Covid outbreak in 2020.

Remembering in November – an idea

What do you do with all those memoriam cards? Here’s an idea to consider. Whenever you sit down to eat your main meal, place one card in a glass with a candle in front of it. Offer a prayer each day of the month remembering a different person. The following is an example:

God of hope. May your eternal light and peace shine on Paula today. We remember her with us at this table. May she enjoy the banquet of love prepared for her. Amen.

Emmanuel 2023

The music books for Emmanuel 2023 have been distributed to the second level schools and copies can be ordered by emailing Auditions for solo parts will begin shortly building up the momentum for the Helix Concerts on February 27/28 and March 1/2. You can listen to recordings of the music of Emmanuel 2023 on Spotify, Apple Music or wherever you get your online digital material.

World Youth Day

Registrations for World Youth Day Lisbon 2023 have opened. The registration process for the Archdiocese of Dublin is currently being finalised and in order to connect with those who wish to travel, those who are interested in going are invited to fill in the form linked below. Please note, places are limited and are for those 18 years or older.


Friday, November 18, at 7pm is our parish’s Remembrance Service. This evening of prayer, reflection, and song will honour the faithful departed and hopefully provide a space to recognise that in our grief there can also be tremendous hope. Our choir, Newman Vocare Ensemble, will be providing music.

On Wednesday, November 23, at 6pm there will be a lecture titled Life is Short, Art is Long: The Art and Architecture of Newman University Church given by Aoife-Marie Buckley. This will be an evening to look at the various decorative details of the University Church building and how they came about. To consider the space as a product of the friendship and experiences of Newman and John Hungerford Pollen, chief designer of the church.


Totus Tuus Scripture Conference 2022 is live on Radio Maria Ireland from 2pm on Saturday, November 19. Speakers include Sister Caitriona Kavanagh OP, Brian O’Driscoll (Paving the Way Home), Fr John McCarthy (Cloyne Diocese) and Fr Terence Crotty OP. Radio Maria Ireland can be listened to by downloading the Radio Maria Ireland app, Saorview Channel 210 or listen live at 01 4373277.


AMRI will host a Remembrance Service on Thursday, November 24, in Gort Muire to remember all those in Religious Life who have died this past year. It will be led by Brother Richard Hendrick OFMCap, reflection with Sister Jennifer Perkins FMA and music by Sister Marie Dunne CHF. It will commence at 3pm. Refreshments afterwards provided by the Carmelite community.


We are delighted to offer an Online Advent Retreat featuring a series of online reflections given in preparation for Christmas. The Retreat Giver is Donagh O’Shea OP, an Irish Dominican, currently director of the Dominican Retreat Centre in Tallaght. He has given retreats and taught courses on spirituality in many parts of the world. He has authored several books, including the forthcoming A Hundred Roads to Here: Introductions to Meditation. The course consists of four recorded presentations that will become available over the four Sundays of Advent, so on the first Sunday there will be access to one recording and on the second Sunday access to two recordings and so on. Participants can watch the films whenever suits them, and revisit films they have already viewed. Please visit


New Evangelisation Trust (deadline Monday, November 21): To help you assess whether or not you have an appropriate cause to justify making a grant application, the following is a non-exhaustive list of possible causes: Evangelisation Groups; Evangelisation Projects or Initiatives; Catechetics; Scholarships relating to Evangelisation; Missionary’s living expenses; Pilgrimages to Church-recognised pilgrimage sites; Building related projects that have a clear purpose in the New Evangelisation

Preference is given to specific causes where it is demonstrated by the Applicant that funding from The New Evangelisation Trust will make the difference between the Cause proceeding or not. It is also preferable that the Applicant can demonstrate that their Cause has other sources of funding to supplement any funding that The New Evangelisation Trust may grant.

Benefact Trust (ongoing): This funder has a number of themes that parishes can apply for funding under: Movement for Good (Deadline December 1st) : sign up for chance for your charity to win £1000: General grants: small grants towards capital projects: Mental health projects (likely to end in 2022): projects promoting mental health including clergy:

Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation (closes January 2023). We are awaiting the results of the current grant round of the Gubay Foundation. The next grant round will be in early 2023. Grant applications must be made through the grants officer. Projects must have all permissions in place (diocesan; planning permission; etc.), drawings if applicable, cost estimates/ quotations (x3).

Heritage grants (opening Nov/Dec): Every year we have an opportunity to apply for funding for works to protected structures through local councils under Built Heritage Investment Fund (€15,000 max); and Historic Structures Fund (over €50,000 but extremely competitive). If you are planning works to your protected structure in spring/summer 2023, I recommend that you start working with a conservation specialist to get costs and methodology. If you applied last year and were not successful, I recommend re-applying this year. Please call me if you have any questions.

RISE (November and December deadlines): The RISE Community Fund supported by NBI is aimed at addressing the rural digital divide and will award 5 monthly grants of €1,000 each to empower local businesses, community groups and social enterprises to enhance their digital strategy. The Fund offers an immediate financial injection into your local community, boosting the digital ecosystem.

Please call 0868923336 or email if you have a project that you would like to discuss.


Fr Vasyl Kornitsky is Chaplain to the Ukrainian community and curate in Donnycarney Parish. He can be contacted at 086 2359561 or Ukrainian Mass (Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Byzantine rite) is held every Sunday at 1pm in Our Lady of Consolation Church, Donnycarney.


If parishes have made offers to accommodate Ukrainian refugees with the Red Cross, or are already hosting, we ask you to inform the Archdiocese by emailing Patrick Nelson (



For parish human resource queries please contact Adare HR at 01 5490450 or Tim Conway at


The Irish Hospice Foundation provides a free Bereavement Support Line. This National Freephone Service is available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday, by calling 1800 80 70 77. Visit for more information.


If you or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, consider using Aware’s phone-in and Zoom support and self-care groups, support line or support mail. For more information, visit

Christy will repose at JP Ward & Sons Funeral Home, Sandyford Village on Tuesday evening (Nov 15th) from 5pm to 7pm. Removal on Wednesday morning (Nov 16th) to St. Mary’s Church, Sandyford Village arriving for 10am Requiem Mass, followed thereafter to Mount Jerome Crematorium

May he rest in Peace

Reposing at Massey Bros., 5 Newtown Park, Blackrock on Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at St. Mary’s Church, Sandyford Village at 11am, followed by burial in Shanganagh Cemetery. May he Rest in Peace