RADICAL RENEWAL: HOW DUBLIN ARCHDIOCESE IS ‘BUILDING HOPE’
An article by Fr Gareth Byrne from the Irish Catholic newspaper is attached to this email. The article, entitled Radical Renewal: How Dublin Archdiocese is ‘Building Hope’, contains material that may be useful for parish newsletters as we move forward with Building Hope. Fr Byrne is the Moderator of the Dublin Diocesan Curia and Chair of the Building Hope Pastoral Strategy Implementation Group. The article can also be found on our website at https://dublindiocese.ie/radical-renewal/.
DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
Attached is a letter from the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office about this year’s pilgrimage (which takes place from September 7 to 12), the office’s new address, and associate membership. Please distribute this letter in your parish.
INTERCESSORY PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Please find attached prayers of the faithful for the Sundays of August from the National Vocations Office. All parishes are asked to continue to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood.
ST JOHN VIANNEY NOVENA
A novena to St John Vianney, the Curé of Ars, is taking place at St John Vianney, Ardlea Road, Artane, from August 4 to this Friday, August 12. All services are be available at www.churchservices.tv/ardlea/. Poster attached.
CHILD SAFEGUARDING NEWSLETTER
Attached is the July 2022 newsletter of the Child Safeguarding & Protection Service of the Archdiocese of Dublin. It is also available online at https://csps.dublindiocese.ie/safeguarding-newsletter-july-2022/.
SUMMER DUES COLLECTION
Archbishop Farrell has written to priests regarding the return of congregations to regular attendance at Sunday Mass and to ask that they invite parishioners to contribute again to a Summer Dues collection for the support of priests. A poster is attached to this email.
DÚN LAOGHAIRE ORGAN CONCERTS
The Dún Laoghaire Summer Organ Concerts have returned at St Michael’s Church. See the attached poster for full details.
KNOCKADOON MUSIC AND LITURGY COURSE
The Knockadoon Music and Liturgy course takes place from August 14 to 20. Book and find out more at www.knockadoonml.ie.
PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY
Application is now open for the next intake of participants for Pathways. The programme, run by the Dublin Archdiocese, begins this year on Thursday, September 29, in DCU St Patrick’s Campus. Places are limited so early application is advisable
Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week course, for adults of all ages who wish to explore their faith. It runs from late September to May each year, with breaks for Christmas, Easter and mid-terms. There are no exams and no written work. The only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate. The cost is €400 per year which may be paid in instalments throughout the year.
NATIONAL NOVENA AT KNOCK
The National Novena to Our Lady of Knock will take place from this Sunday, August 14, to Monday, August 22, offering nine days of reflection and prayer and a chance to connect with your faith in the unique and sacred space of Knock Shrine. This year’s theme is ‘A Journey in Hope’. For more information and the programme of events, visit knockshrine.ie.
LEGION OF MARY CENTENARY CONCERT
To mark the 100th year anniversary of the Legion of Mary, a concert will take place in the historical surroundings of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, on Saturday, September 3. Special guests include award winning soprano Celine Byrne, the Dublin Concert Band, Lorraine Mathews. Book at Eventbrite. Tickets are €30 (premium – seating in reserved area) and €20 (general admission). Poster attached.
PRIORY INSTITUTE SUMMER SCHOOL
Mysticism in an Age of Calamity: Meister Eckhart, John Tauler and Henry Suso. The Priory Institute two-week online Summer School will run again from August 15 to 26. The course includes eight recorded presentations and two online Zoom discussions and is very flexible as it is delivered entirely online. Visit www.prioryinstitute.com.
CHOOSE HEALTHCARE CHAPLAINCY
Choose healthcare chaplaincy as a profession in the health service – study Theology and Pastoral Theology/Healthcare Chaplaincy. A bursary is available with the support of the Bon Secours Health System for those choosing to train as Healthcare Chaplains for work in the Irish Health Service. Further information is available from the Healthcare Chaplaincy Board at informationHCBoard@gmail.com. See attached poster.
WORLD YOUTH DAY – LISBON 2023
Parishes and Individuals are now invited to register their interest in either attending WYD Lisbon or organising a parish group to participate. Over the past year many parishes and people have noted in submissions for the Task Force and also preparatory meetings on Synod the importance of reaching out to younger people.
World Youth Day will take place August 1 to 6 in Lisbon 2023. Package options and costs are still being determined and the registration system will open in September. At present it is intended to have the option for teenagers aged 16-18 to participate as well as those aged 18-29.
The Archdiocese of Dublin has a great tradition in participation at World Youth Day. This is a great opportunity to reach out to young people and connect them to young people in many parishes that will participate at WYD. A full pastoral programme for all pilgrims will also commence later in the year, with opportunities for leadership roles as well.
Get in touch and keep in touch
We would like to hear from you between before September so that we can focus and fine tune the various package options that will be proposed.
- Parishes are now invited register their interest – providing information if possible on numbers and maybe local leaders also
- Individuals can also use this system to register their interest
- Groups (Schools, Third Level Chaplaincy, Faith groups) – can also use this system
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Poster attached.
SECRETARY VACANCY IN GARRISTOWN
The Pastoral Area of Garristown, Naul, Rolestown is currently recruiting a Secretary. This role is offered initially on a one-year fixed term and part-time basis, 12 hours per week. Closing date is Monday, August 15. Visit https://www.pastoralareagnr.com/ for more information.
LIMERICK YOUTH MINISTRY CO-ORDINATOR
The Diocese of Limerick is recruiting a Youth Ministry Co-ordinator. The role will involve the creation, resourcing, delivery and support of youth ministry programmes and initiatives across the diocese. Full details here.
RESPONSE TO UKRAINE CRISIS
If parishes have made offers to accommodate Ukrainian refugees with the Red Cross, or are already hosting, we request you to please inform the Diocese by emailing Patrick Nelson (email@example.com) and Victoria Leatham (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ADARE HR – PARISH CONTACT
For parish human resource queries please contact Adare HR at 01 5490450 or Tim Conway at email@example.com.
AWARE – SUPPORT & SELF CARE GROUPS
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 www.aware.ie.