PARISH NOTICES , MAY 9, 2022
LAY MINISTRY COLLECTION – MAY 14 AND 15
The Archdiocese of Dublin Lay Ministry Collection takes place this Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15. The Lay Ministry Collection will support the development of a variety of lay ministries, providing for more women and men to work alongside the priests and deacons. Our hope is that lay ministry will make a significant contribution to pastoral life into the future. Poster attached.
BUILDING HOPE EASTER INITIATIVE
Many thanks to the large number of people attending Building Hope training, on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th May, ahead of parish meetings. It is great to see the momentum building. Thank you to all who participated. Training will be available again along the way.
It is time now to make the parish profile material widely available in your parish – speaking to it also on Sundays. The parish profile for your parish was sent out at Easter by email to priests, deacons, parish pastoral workers, parish secretaries, chairs of pastoral council (where email addresses had been submitted) and chairs of parish finance committees. Animators and group leaders should access it through them.
A separate communication will issue tomorrow Friday 13th May providing an update on how things are progressing along with the PowerPoint for the parish meeting, a template for the invitation to the Building Hope Parish meeting and speaking notes for the Chair of the parish Building Hope Leadership Group and/or Animators. Group Leader guidance will also be made available tomorrow.
Many thanks to everyone who has engaged with this initial phase of the Building Hope process – and also to those who are working their way into it now. Your efforts are much appreciated.
From the Building Hope Pastoral Strategy Implementation Group.
CLONLIFFE COLLEGE AUCTION
The auction of items from Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, took place on Tuesday. To see the results of the auction, visit www.victormeeauctions.ie. All proceeds from the auction will go to relief for those affected by the war in Ukraine.
‘Knowing Jesus in a New Way’ will be held this month on Tuesdays the 10th, 17th and 24th, with a Pentecost story on Tuesday, May 31, from 11am to midday for adults; 3pm to 4pm for children. Venue: St Thomas the Apostle parish pastoral centre, Jobstown, Tallaght. Facilitators: Rosemary Lavelle and Saule Cameron. See the attached poster.
There are a number of new and ongoing opportunities to apply for funding for your parish or organisation. Community Centre Investment Fund (closes July 14): Grants of up to €25,000, €100,000 and €300,000 for capital works to community centres. Community Foundation (closes May 20): Eligible organisations can apply for €3,000 to €20,000 to develop and enhance a green space in their local area. Contact Céire Sadlier, Grants Officer, Finance and General Purposes Council, Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, at 086 892 3336 or email@example.com for more information.
BLESSING OF GRAVES
Mass and Blessing of Graves will take place in Shanganagh Cemetery on Sunday, May 29, at 3pm
NO VISIBLE SCAR: WORKSHOP AT DROMANTINE CENTRE, NEWRY
Losing a loved one can be a lonely, isolating and disorienting experience. These feelings of loss have been felt even more keenly in the time of a global pandemic. This workshop provides a gentle, safe and comforting space to help those bereaved before or during the pandemic to better understand their feelings, sensitively unpack the layers of grief their loss has brought and learn how to respectfully carry grief and embrace life again. Friday 20 May (arrive 5pm) to Sunday 22 May (depart 2pm). €260. Workshop facilitator Fr Hugh Lagan SMA. Fr Lagan is a priest with the Society of African Missions and a chartered clinical psychologist. He has led retreats, workshops and trainings internationally on psychological and spiritual well-being, positive change, trauma, mental health and resilience. Please contact Jacinta or Louisa to reserve your place: 048 30821964 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTICE FOR CHOIRS AND MUSIC GROUPS
One of the many effects of Covid was the inability of choirs and music groups to meet together for practice or to lead music at liturgies. The Advisory Committee on Church Music (National) will offer one hour of inspiration and encouragement tomorrow, Friday, May 13 beginning at 7.30 p.m. to help communities breathe new life into their music programmes. This will be live from the Monastery of St Alphonsus when some local groups will join with the Sisters in singing together and enjoying musical exercises led by members of the ACCM Committee. Full details on poster attached.
SHEKINAH BLENDED LEARNING COURSES
Certificate and diploma courses – in Spirituality/Applied Youth Ministry. Accredited by St Patrick’s College Maynooth. Diploma can be done over one or two years. Duration of courses: August 27, 2022 – April 1, 2023. Closing date for applications: July 23, 2022 Diploma: 16 Days – 12 on Zoom & 4 in Maynooth. Certificate: 9.5 Days – 6.5 on Zoom & 3 in Maynooth. Suitable for Parents, Teachers, School Chaplains and Youth Workers in parish ministry. For further information and application form see www.shekinah.ie
MUSICAL EVENT AT OUR LADY OF DOLOURS IN GLASNEVIN
Our Lady of Dolours Church in Glasnevin is holding a musical event on Sunday, May 22, at 4pm. Proceeds from ticket sales and an on-the-day raffle are being donated to the Irish Red Cross Ukraine appeal. The Forget-Me-Nots choir will perform at the event. The Forget-Me-Nots is an inclusive choir for the vulnerable elderly, older people, family, friends, neighbours and with a special welcome for those affected by dementia or memory loss. Image attached.
IRISH CHURCH MUSIC ASSOCATION SUMMER SCHOOL RETURNS
The Irish Church Music Association are resuming their Summer School in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, on Thursday, July 14, and Friday, July 15. They resume their ‘in person’ Summer School with two days of workshops this year. Dr John O’Keeffe and Ronan McDonagh will be guest presenters on Thursday, July 14. Poster attached.
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ROSARY AT THE GROTTO
The “Rosary at the Grotto” will take place at the Grotto at St Paul’s Church in Ayrfield during the month of May. We invite you to join us and thousands of people in Ireland during the month of May. The Rosary will be recited each evening at 8pm beginning on Sunday, May 1, and ending with a special devotion on Tuesday, May 31. Please spread the word and let’s honour Our Blessed Mother all over Ireland throughout the month of May.
MATT TALBOT PILGRIMAGE
Do you or somebody you know suffer from an addiction? Yes? Join us at the Shrine of Matt Talbot in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Seán McDermott Street, Dublin, on Sunday, June 12, at 2:00pm-4:30pm, where we will pray for freedom from addiction through Jesus. This will be a day when Ireland unites in prayer to rid our country from the plague of addiction. For more information, visit www.matttalbotprayersociety.com or contact email@example.com or (048) 71262894
ECUMENICAL BIBLE WEEK
Now in its ninth year, Ecumenical Bible Week, led by the Archdiocese of Dublin and the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough in collaboration with many other Christian traditions, will run this year from Pentecost to Trinity Sunday, June 5 to 12. The overall theme for this year is ‘A New Pentecost: Moving to the Edges’.
As in previous years, EBW will have opening and closing prayer events. There will be a Theological Symposium on the afternoon of Thursday 9 June where the theme will be ‘Listen to the Word’. That evening in Thinking Allowed a panel of Faith leaders will each give their ‘Personal Vision of a New Pentecost’. A new event being introduced this year will focus on the experiences of the ‘new’ Irish.
Check out the Ecumenical Bible Week’s Website at www.bibleweek.ie for further information and to register for the events which will be online. You can also follow and share Ecumenical Bible Week’s online posts on Facebook and Instagram. Poster attached.
RESPONSE TO UKRAINE CRISIS
Parishes have been contacting the Archdiocese with offers of possible accommodation for Ukrainian refugees. The Irish Red Cross has launched an online portal where offers of accommodation can be submitted. We have been in touch with the Irish Red Cross for further details. Please get in touch with Íde Finnegan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Patrick Nelson (email@example.com) with any queries. We would also appreciate if you could also get in touch if the parish has registered on the portal already, so we can record these submissions on our records.
LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR REFUGEES
The Third Age charity’s ‘Fáilte Isteach’ service is now available in most counties across the State in order to facilitate, in an informal setting, improved English language skills for refugees. This service is free and run by local volunteers. In order to locate the nearest English language class in your location, please see https://www.thirdageireland.ie/failte-isteach/locations/.
A part-time secretary is required for St Matthew’s Parish. 20 hours per week. The secretary will be working for the Parish Priest and parish team. The parish office is in the Parish Centre which is attached to the church, which is on Blackditch Drive, Ballyfermot. Currently there are three small national schools and two secondary schools in the parish. If you would like to apply for the position, or to request the full job description, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is Monday, May 30.
ADARE HR – PARISH CONTACT
For Parish Human Resource queries please contact Adare HR on 01 549 0450 or Tim Conway TConway@adarehrm.ie
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. For more information about the groups https://www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/ and all of our services on www.aware.ie/ If you would like to volunteer with Aware, please see their website for more information: https://www.aware.ie/get-involved/volunteering/.