Archbishop Farrell has responded to the Building Hope feedback submitted earlier this year. The document is attached and can also be found at


The Deanery Framework 2022 document has been uploaded to the diocesan website. This document replaces the Deanery Framework in place since 2014 and updates the purpose of and key practices followed by Deaneries. It can be found at


A reminder that the policy statement Accompanying Families: Sacraments of Initiation Policy Dublin 2022 is available. Archbishop Farrell said: “This new Policy Statement seeks to affirm, strengthen and develop the many years of consultation about the Sacraments of Initiation in the Archdiocese.” His letter and the document can be found at


You are invited to join the parishioners of Our Lady of Victories, Sallynoggin/Glenageary, on Friday, September 30, the eve of the Feast of St Thérèse of Lisieux, for a prayer bervice. Beginning at 7pm with presentations on aspects of St Therese and her life. You can join online ( or in person. You are welcome to bring roses to be blessed.


Please find attached the most recent Payment of Church Musicians Guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Church Music to the Irish Bishops’ Conference.


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 


(Check in every day on the Mission and Ministry Facebook page at 10am to read a snippet from Archbishop Farrell’s Pastoral Letter for the Season of Creation. Visit

Laudato Si’ Awards

The Office of Mission and Ministry is offering an evening information session on how to get the Laudato Si’ Award running in your parish. The session will take place on Monday, October 3, from 7:30pm to 9pm. The session will be held on Zoom. Please register your interest by emailing by 4pm on Friday, September 30.

Parish Pastoral Council training

Parish Pastoral Council training will take place on Saturday, October 1, from 10am to 1pm at Kimmage Manor Parish. It will be presented by Patricia Carroll from the Office of Mission and Ministry and will be based on her book Becoming A Pastoral Parish Council. This is for all new PPC members. Parking will be available. Please register for this as places will be limited. To register, email and include your mobile number. Poster attached.

New Funeral Team Members

We are offering training for new members of funeral ministry teams over three sessions on Wednesdays – 28 Sept, 19 Oct and 23 Nov 2022 from 7.30 – 9.30pm in the Mission and Ministry Centre, St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay. Please fill in the attached form – New Funeral Team Members – and email it to to reserve your place. Direct Line 018087572.

Due to renovation works at St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay, there is a change in venue for the first session. It is now being held in Donnybrook Parish Centre.

(This programme is only for new members and is a continuation of our formation work over the years. This is not to be confused with the new initiative on the training of Parish Funeral Leaders)

Emmanuel 2023 Music Programme

The Emmanuel 2023 Music Programme for Second Level Schools will be available in mid-October.

New Initiatives

Watch out for details of new Catechetical Support which will be rolled out from mid-September. We welcome Natalie Doherty (Faith Development Worker) to our team, who is seconded to work on this new initiative.

All places for Pathways have now been filled

All places for the Pathways Adult Faith Development Programme 2022-2023, beginning on September 28, have now been filled. A waiting list is in operation in case of any last-minute cancellations. Contact the Director, Pathways Programme, Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD, at 01 8087594 or


A series of talks will take place in Milltown Parish Pastoral Centre during the Season of Creation, every Thursday in September. See the attached poster for full details.


OLV Gospel Choir is currently seeking piano/keyboard players and other instrumentalists to join the choir. The group is made up of people aged 18 to 35 years old who meet every Tuesday at 7pm, and sing at the 6pm Sunday evening Mass. Please call or text Ciara at 0851580742, or fill out this form.


A Housekeeper to work 4 hours/day for 5 days/week is sought for a home with 10-15 adult residents in Dublin 6. The housekeeper is responsible for the cleanliness, tidiness and hygiene of all areas of the house as well as for the personal laundry of some residents and guests. This is a permanent position subject to a probationary period and Garda vetting. Applications to include current CV and cover letter via email to


The Glenstal Liturgical Conference, with the theme “Recovering Liturgical Space”, takes place from October 29 to 31. The conference will explore different aspects of the community’s liturgical experience when gathered in locus iste, the space of worship. Details, including how to book, on the attached poster.


The Season of Creation runs until October 4, with the theme Listen to the Voice of Creation. An abundance of liturgical resources for the Season of Creation are available at These resources, prepared by the Laudato Si’ Working Group, are ready for use by parish groups and schools. These Season of Creation resources can be the impetus for the formation of care of creation groups as they provide the opportunity for us to fulfil our commitment to celebrate the gift of creation, exercise our duty to support the poor of developing countries most affected by climate change and offer hope for a sustainable future for our young people into the future.


To honour this year’s Season of Creation, you are invited to join meditations on Creation themes at Bawnogue Parish Church. They will take place on Monday evenings during the month of September from 7.30pm to 8pm. Adoration group begins with the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 6.45pm to 7.30 pm. Tonight, Monday the 26th – Saule Cameron, Parish Pastoral Worker. These will be held in Bawnogue Parish Church.


Weekly Taizé services have resumed at Newman University Church on Tuesdays at 6pm. The Taizé service includes about 40 minutes of song, prayer, and silence. The church is dimly lit, the Taizé cross is brought out as a focal point of prayer, and the congregation brings forward lit candles with their prayers. There is tea and biscuits after the service each Tuesday.

On Wednesday, September 28, at 6pm Brian Grogan SJ will give a talk at University Church titled “Climate Grief and Christian Hope”.

On Saturday, October 1, at 11am Newman University Church is having a Nature Walk beginning at the church at 11am. It should last about an hour.

To end the Season of Creation on October 4 at 6pm a Taizé service will be held in honour of St Francis’s feast day.

October 9 is the feast day of the church’s founder, St John Henry Newman. Celebrations will take place at the 11am and 6:15pm Masses, including a debut of a new song sung by the Newman Vocare Ensemble, Cor ad Cor Loquitur – St John Henry’s motto, “heart speaks to heart”.

On October 19 and October 26 at 5:30pm a series of panels will be co-hosted with UCD’s Newman Centre for the Study of Religions at Newman House/Museum of Literature Ireland. The panels will explore the history and contemporary relevance of John Henry Newman’s seminal work The Idea of a University (1854), written by him while rector of the Catholic University of Ireland. This is free and open to the public but online registration is requiredPoster attached.


Evangelium Ireland will host an Apologetics Conference for young Catholic adults entitled “Towards Halloween – Saints, Souls and so much more!” at DCU St Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, on Saturday, October 8, 11am to 4.30pm. Topics will include the Church’s ministry of deliverance, understanding Purgatory and the life of Heaven. Cost: €15. For more information about Evangelium Ireland and to book go to or search for ‘Evangelium Ireland’ on Eventbrite.


The Faber Community, sponsored by the Jesuits in Ireland, is running a Kairos retreat for university students from November 4 to 6. The theme in a Kairos retreat is stepping back from the world to look at yourself, then look at who is God, who is Jesus, and what that means for you. It is about moving out into the world and applying the decisions you have made. The topics examined are, Who Am I? Who is Jesus in my Life? What does that mean for the Living of the Message? There are six talks spread over three days with times for small group discussion, prayer, questions and the Eucharist. You can sign up at


Ballybrack-Killiney Parish is organising a pilgrimage to the Holy Land – open to all – in May 2023. We will begin our Pilgrimage in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee from where we will visit Cana, Mount Tabor, Magdala, Tabgha, Capernaum, and Nazareth. A drive through the Jordan Valley will take us to the Baptismal site of Jesus, Yasar Al-Yahud, and on to Jerusalem where we will visit the Old City and the main sacred places, with an easy day to explore the Holy City at leisure after Mass at Ein Karem, the place of the Visitation. We will visit Bethlehem where we will pray in the Church of the Nativity and at the Shepherds’ Fields, and we will end our pilgrimage with Mass at Emmaus where the disciples recognised Jesus at the breaking of the bread. Full itinerary at More information from Fr Tom Dalzell at 01 2826404.


The magnificent Verdi Requiem featuring Our Lady’s Choral Society with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and wonderful soloists conducted by Proinnsias Ó Duinn.  This concert will be dedicated to the many families and friends of those who died from Covid-19 during the pandemic. Orla Boylan, soprano; Jennifer Johnston, alto; Andrew Gavin, tenor; Markus Suikonen, bass. National Concert Hall, 8pm, Friday, October 21. Visit


The National Maternity Hospital Annual Remembrance Service will take place on October 9 at 3pm in St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row. Contact with enquiries.


Radical Discipleship or Domesticated Religion? Faithful Christian Witness in Ireland Today. Speaker: Dr Jessie Rogers. The Gospels make it painfully clear that those who take their religion very seriously can still be blind to the surprising ways in which God-in-Christ is present in the world. How do we discern and follow the way of Jesus together? Jessie Rogers is a scripture scholar  and Dean of Theology at St Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth. Thursday, October 6, at 8pm, Lutherhaus, 24 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2 (opposite the Eye & Ear Hospital). Poster attached.


Marriage Enrichment Weekend. Friday 4th – Sunday 6th November. Venue: The International Hotel, Cork Airport. For more info or to book, visit


MIC’s Alumni Reunion takes place on Saturday, October 8. This year they are celebrating the graduating classes of 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017. If you graduated from one of those years, come along on October 8 to meet old friends, explore archive materials and see what’s changed at MIC. You can register your interest by emailing or visiting


Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation (closes October 3): The final grant round for the Gubay Foundation for this year is closing soon. Grants in the last round included: €30,000 for works to convert former presbytery into parish centre; €25,000 for fire safety upgrades to parish hall; €50,000 for roof repairs at parish church. 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. Please call 0868923336 or email if you have a project that you would like to discuss.

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 0868923336 or email if you have any questions.

Department of Housing, Local Government and Housing Conservation Advice Pilot Scheme: Details of a new pilot grant scheme which will fund the provision of expert conservation advice to private owners of protected structures is available at Please note that the deadline for applications is September 30.


Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services is currently recruiting for bereavement support volunteers to provide individual support to people who have been bereaved through our service. If you would like further information and have not experienced a bereavement in the last two years, please contact Ann D’Arcy at 01 4068794 or Full training will be provided. Applications are not accepted from people who are providing therapeutic support professionally.


The Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, together with the Laudato Si Working Group, has been asked by the European Laudato Si Alliance (ELSiA) to pilot a survey on Laudato Si actions and initiatives throughout the Catholic Church in Ireland. It is planned that this survey will be rolled out across Europe in the coming weeks and months. You are invited to participate in the survey by clicking this link. The ELSiA website is now live at


The Philosophy of Edith Stein Reading Group will meet to discuss her essays on women during October and November at Clarendon Street Church. Please see attached poster.


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 ( and Victoria Leatham (



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


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