FAREWELL TO CLONLIFFE
On Sunday, Archbishop Farrell hosted a farewell event at Holy Cross College, Clonliffe. The evening, which included a prayer service in the College Chapel and a buffet reception in the grounds, marked the end of the Archdiocese of Dublin’s long association with the premises. More than 200 people, including priests and current and former diocesan staff members, attended.
Archbishop Farrell acknowledged the contribution of Holy Cross College to the life of the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin for 168 years. He underlined the need for new modalities of formation for those who will be involved in the ministry of the Church and the proclamation of the Gospel in the coming decades.
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 https://dublindiocese.ie/accompanying-families/.
DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
Attached is a letter from the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office about this year’s pilgrimage (which takes place from this Wednesday, September 7, to next Monday, September 12), the office’s new address, and associate membership. Please distribute this letter in your parish.
HEALTH CARE CO-ORDINATOR ROLE
The Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin is the largest diocese in Ireland and shares the mission of the Church to make the gospel of Jesus Christ a reality in the lives of people today. A vacancy for a Health Care Co-ordinator has arisen to provide assistance to the priest with pastoral responsibility for sick and retired priests of the diocese. The role is being offered on a full time basis (35 Hours) per week, temporary maternity cover role.
Full job description at www.dublindiocese.ie/vacancies/. Deadline September 14.
FACILITIES CO-ORDINATOR ROLE
- To work with local building co-ordinators (Corpus Christi Drumcondra, Archbishop’s House, 79 Lower Drumcondra Road, Gate Lodge, Archives Building) to ensure all facilities and maintenance requirements are completed efficiently and economically.
- To oversee management/co-ordination of 2 x Arran Quay locations (church and offices) and 80 Lower Drumcondra Road with regard to all facility and maintenance needs.
Full job description at www.dublindiocese.ie/vacancies/. Deadline September 14.
SEASON OF CREATION IN BAWNOGUE
To honour this year’s Season of Creation, you are invited to join four meditations on Creation themes at Bawnogue Parish Church. They will take place on Monday evenings during the month of September from 7.30pm to 8 pm. Adoration group begins with the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 6.45pm to 7.30 pm. Tonight, Monday, September 5: Meditation led by Fr Pat Coughlan. Monday the 12th – Fr Brian Starken. Monday the 19th – Colm Hogan, Trócaire Church Manager. Monday the 26th – Saule Cameron, Parish Pastoral Worker.
DIOCESAN OFFICES – NEW ADDRESSES
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 https://dublindiocese.ie/archdiocese-overview/diocesan-offices/.
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
OFFICE OF MISSION AND MINISTRY – SEPTEMBER NOTES
(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 https://www.facebook.com/OfficeforMissionandMinistry/.)
Training of Funeral Leaders
In response to requests from parishes about the training of people to lead prayer specifically at the cemetery and the crematorium, the Office of Mission and Ministry has prepared the outline of such a course (See attached). There will be four monthly sessions to the training with practical ‘homework’ in between. These will take place on Wednesday evenings: 14 Sept, 12 Oct, 9 Nov and 7 Dec 2022 from 7.30-9.30 p.m. The first session will take place in the Donnybrook Parish Centre. The remaining three will be in the new Mission and Ministry Centre – St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay.
Please fill in the attached form – Parish Funeral Leaders – and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place. Direct Line 018087572. You will receive confirmation of your place and an information sheet to help guide your transport choices for our new venue at St. Paul’s.
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 – 9.30 p.m. 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 email@example.com to reserve your place. Direct Line 018087572.
(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.
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.
Training for online sacramental registration
Parishes have an opportunity to take part in a Webinar on Zoom to learn how to set up online parish registration for sacraments. The session will be run twice, with session notes emailed to all participants after. Parishes are invited to attend one of the following dates: Monday, September 12, 7:30pm to 9pm or Monday, September 19, 7:30pm to 9am. To take part in this, parishes should register with firstname.lastname@example.org. Parishes should state which Webinar they wish to take part in. Those who have registered will then be sent the link for the Zoom meeting by email on the morning of the session. Poster attached.
Laudate 2023 for schools and parish choir groups
Schools, family Mass groups and parish choirs are invited to engage in Laudate 2023 so that together we may raise our voices in songs of praise to God in January during Catholic Schools Week a part of the diocesan celebrations. Let’s build a common repertoire together.
For your diary! Representatives from interested parish choir groups along with participating school choirs are invited to a meeting at which the repertoire and all supporting materials (music, PowerPoints etc) will be demonstrated and made available: Wednesday, September 21, at 7pm in the Parish Centre in Holy Child Church, Whitehall.
Please register interest or send queries to email@example.com. For organisational purposes it is important to know the numbers of people intending to present at the meeting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEASON OF CREATION TALKS IN MILLTOWN
A series of talks will take place in Milltown Parish Pastoral Centre during the Season of Creation, beginning this Thursday, September 8. See the attached poster for full details.
OLV GOSPEL CHOIR
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.
PRIORY INSTITUTE REGISTRATION
Study theology online – is this for you? The Priory Institute provides online Theology courses to degree level. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Register before September 13. Find out more at www.prioryinstitute.com. Click here to watch a two-minute introductory film.
DÚN LAOGHAIRE ORGAN CONCERTS
The Dún Laoghaire Summer Organ Concerts are almost completed at St Michael’s Church. Visit www.dunlaoghaireorganconcerts.ie for full details. Advance booking is advised for the final concert of this series on September 11.
GLENSTAL LITURGICAL CONFERENCE
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.
SEASON OF CREATION RESOURCES
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 www.catholicbishops.ie. 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.
TAIZÉ AT UNIVERSITY CHURCH
Weekly Taizé services resumes at Newman University Church tomorrow, Tuesday, September 6, 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.
RETREAT FOR PRIESTS
The Community of Franciscans of the Renewal in Moyross, Limerick, are holding a day retreat for priests in Knock. Priests can begin the retreat on the evening of Tuesday, September 13, at 5pm, or arrive at 10:30am on Wednesday, September 14. It will be held at the International Hostel, Main Street, Knock. Dinner and refreshments provided and there is no cost. Click here to register or email email@example.com.
Glasnevin Cemetery has organised its annual Mass and blessing of graves for Sunday, September 11, at 3pm.
BLESSED CARLO ACUTIS EXHIBITION
The Blessed Carlo Acutis International Exhibition of the Miracles of the Eucharist will be at Blessed Sacrament Shrine on Bachelors Walk on September 19, 20 and 21. See attached poster for full details. Further information from Fr Jim Campbell SSS.
LUMEN AUTUMN PROGRAMME
The autumn programme of the Lumen Dominican Centre, Sion Hill Campus, Blackrock, is ready and registration is now open. Both in-person and online modules are available. For more information visit www.lumenop.ie.
VERDI’S REQUIEM WITH OUR LADY’S CHORAL SOCIETY
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 www.olcs.ie.
NATIONAL MATERNITY HOSPITAL SERVICE
The National Maternity Hospital Annual Remembrance Service will take place on October 9 at 3pm in St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with enquiries.
COUPLES SOUGHT FOR RTÉ DOCUMENTARY
Independent TV production company Esras Films is producing a religious documentary series for RTÉ. The theme is multicultural marriage, and the production team is searching for couples planning a wedding where there is a mix of nationalities, cultures, ethnicities or religious faith. Producer Peter Kelly says that 21% of marriages in Ireland in 2021 had a nationality other than Irish. He said: “We want to find those couples who overlook difference and who want a religious wedding ceremony. The series aims to show young people embracing diversity and spirituality.” If any parishes know multicultural couples preparing for marriage who would be willing to participate in the production of the documentary, please contact email@example.com.
UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY
Fr Vasyl Kornitsky is Chaplain to the Ukrainian community and curate in Donnycarney Parish. He can be contacted at 086 2359561 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ukrainian Mass (Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Byzantine rite) is held every Sunday at 1pm in Our Lady of Consolation Church, Donnycarney.
RESPONSE TO UKRAINE CRISIS
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 (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.