BUILDING HOPE ONLINE RESPONSE FORM
Many thanks to all those parishes who submitted their online digital Building Hope Response.
REMINDER: Each parish is invited to submit ONE DIGITAL response via the online digital Building Hope Response Form and using the unique Parish Code recently distributed via email on June 3 to your Parish Team, Chairs of PPCs and PFCs.
Thank you for your engagement with the Building Hope initial phase and we look forward to receiving your parish’s digital submission in due course.
Training resources for the Building Hope parish gathering, including video material, are available on the Building Hope section of the Archdiocese of Dublin website here. Should you need further assistance or guidance please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is suggested that those making submissions via the online Building Hope Response Form should compose their responses in a programme like Microsoft Word, and save or print a copy before transferring their answers to the online form.
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.
NATIONAL PRE-SYNODAL ASSEMBLY HELD IN ATHLONE ON SATURDAY
The National Pre-Synodal Assembly took place in Athlone on Saturday. The Archdiocese of Dublin was represented by Archbishop Dermot Farrell and Diocesan Synodal Steering Committee members Fr Kieran O’Mahony OSA, Patricia Carroll and Peter Siney. A hymn written by Patricia Carroll, pictured speaking at the assembly, was sung at the opening prayer moment and at the Clonmacnoise prayer walk on Saturday. Click here for more about Saturday’s Pre-Synodal Assembly.
ARCHDIOCESE SEEKING TO APPOINT PROPERTY ASSET MANAGER
The Archdiocese wishes to appoint an experienced Property Asset Manager to devise and deliver a comprehensive property strategy. We would be grateful if you could mention this job opening in your parish newsletter. The Property Asset Manager will assist parishes to:
- Develop an asset management strategy, in collaboration with all stakeholders, to reflect emerging requirements.
- Develop efficient and effective property management tools to deliver appropriate support and quality service to parishes and other end users.
- Provide and deliver a property consolidation plan.
- Develop a residential model to reflect the future needs of the diocese.
- Manage all property related stakeholder relationships.
SUMMER 2022 GENERAL MEETING OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE
Members of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference gathered in-person for their Summer 2022 General Meeting at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The President of the Conference is Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh and the Vice-President is Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin.
During their meeting bishops prayed for the repose of the souls of those who died from Covid-19; in consolation for their bereaved, and for everyone who continues to suffer from the virus. Bishops also remembered in their prayers victims and families of the violent atrocities perpetrated against the innocent during Mass on Pentecost Sunday in Owo, Nigeria. They also included in their prayers victims of shootings in the United States, on 24 May, in Uvalde, Texas, and in Buffalo, New York, on 14 May.
The full statement can be read here.
ARCHBISHOP FARRELL AT ECUMENICAL BIBLE WEEK
At Ecumenical Bible Week, Archbishop Farrell spoke on the topic A New Pentecost: Moving to the Edges. Archbishop Farrell’s speaking notes can be read here.
CONFIRMATION PROCESS AND RESOURCE EVENING
The Archdiocese of Dublin has produced a package of resources for parishes to supplement the preparation of young people for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
- A Confirmation Journal to equip parishes to run a nine-week Confirmation youth group.
- Three Confirmation Preparation Rites with preparatory sessions.
- Three Confirmation Videos to run three sessions for parents and children.
To find out how to make the most of these resources, join us on Zoom from 7pm to 8.30pm next Tuesday, June 28. To register, email email@example.com.
LAUDATO SI AWARD INFORMATION EVENING
The Archdiocese of Dublin has developed a parish-based initiative to encourage young people from the ages of 13 to 17 to engage with ecological action, education and spirituality. Based on Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si, the goal is for young people to lead and inspire the whole parish to embrace caring for our common home. To find out how to run the award in your parish, join us on Zoom from 7pm to 8.30pm on Thursday, June 30. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROSARY RELAY FOR SANCTIFICATION OF PRIESTS
The Annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests will take place this Friday, June 24, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This will be its 13th year, involving more prayer locations than ever, having grown from 24 single prayer locations in June 2003 its first year to 2,600 in 2020.
Each of the participating prayer location countries prays a particular mystery of the Rosary at a specific allocated time on the day in thanksgiving to God for our priests and to implore the protection and loving care of Our Lady, Mother of all priests, for all her priestly sons.
Several Dublin parish are participating. Click here for a full list of locations. See the attached document for more about the Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests.
CEMETERY MASSES AND BLESSING OF GRAVES
Mass for those interred in Kilgobbin Cemetery will be held in St Mary’s Church, Sandyford, on Sunday, June 26, at 11am, followed by Blessing of Graves at 1.30pm in Kilgobbin Cemetery. Mass in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Glencullen, will be held on Sunday, July 3, at 3pm.
‘THE GIFT OF BELONGING’ AT DOMINICAN RETREAT CENTRE, TALLAGHT
The Dominican Retreat Centre at St Mary’s Priory in Tallaght has a programme of retreats over the summer. From Saturday, June 25, to Friday, July 1, residential retreat with Canon Michael Hurley. “The gift of belonging”. Cost: Residential €525.00, non-residential €350.00. Booking 01 4048189 or email@example.com.
SACRED HEART MESSENGER MASS
On the Feast of the Sacred Heart, this Friday, June 24, Sacred Heart Messenger has organised a Mass at 7pm in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. All are welcome to join with Messenger promoters and readers in person and on the church webcam at www.donnybrookparish.ie. The homily will be by Fr Donal Neary SJ, Editor.
SACRED HEART TRIDUUM
The Sacred Heart Fathers at St John Vianney Parish, Ardlea Road, Artane, D05 TH79, are celebrating a Triduum to the Sacred Heart of Jesus from this Wednesday, June 22, to Friday, June 24. There will be Mass each day at 10am and on Friday at 7.30 pm. Also Meditation and Song at 7.30pm on Wednesday the 22nd and a Holy Hour at 7.30pm on Thursday the 23rd. Confessions after each service. Poster attached.
GARDINER STREET SACRED HEART NOVENA
Novena in honour of the Sacred began on June 16 and continues until this Frday, June 24. The guest preacher this year is Fr Shane Daly SJ. Mass Times: Monday to Friday 11.00am & 7.30pm. Saturday 11.00am & 6.00pm. Sunday 11.00am & 12.30pm.
PHILOSOPHY OF EDITH STEIN READING GROUP LECTURE
The annual public lecture of the Philosophy of Edith Stein Reading Group will be presented by Dr Timothy Burns. Dr Burns will speak on the topic ‘Why We Need Empathy’, with specific reference to the writings of Edith Stein. This meeting will take place on Sunday, July 24, at 3pm in the Edith Stein Room, St Teresa’s Priory, St Teresa’s Carmelite Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2. Free admission. For more information contact 087 1384367 or 087 2206092.
PRIORY INSTITUTE SUMMER SCHOOL
The Priory Institute two-week online summer school will run from July 18 to 29 and again from August 15 to 26. The subject is Mysticism in an Age of Calamity: Meister Eckhart, John Tauler and Henry Suso. The course includes eight recorded presentations and two online zoom discussions and is very flexible as it is delivered entirely online. Find out more and register at www.prioryinstitute.com.
Please encourage parish schools and parish choirs 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. Letters of invitation will issue to schools of the Archdiocese this week. A repertoire of easy to sing hymns will be made available in September along with audio and PowerPoint materials to support easy engagement of all.
DEANSGRANGE CEMETARY MASS AND BLESSING OF THE GRAVES
On Sunday, July 3, at 3pm there will be Mass and Blessing of the Graves in Deansgrange Cemetery.
DÚN LAOGHAIRE ORGAN CONCERTS
The Dún Laoghaire Summer Organ Concerts returned on Sunday at St Michael’s Church. See the attached poster for full details.
SACRED HEART NOVENA IN CRUMLIN
St Bernadette’s Church, Clogher Road, Crumlin, D12 NX05, is hosting its Sacred Heart Novena from June 16 to 24. The theme is: “Peace is God’s gift. Let us never lose the courage to say, Jesus, give us your peace.” Mass each evening at 7.30pm. For further information please contact 01 4733109 or visit www.sbcc.ie.
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.
GODLY PLAY 3 BOOKINGS
Are you or someone you know still thinking of applying for a place on the Godly Play 3 Day Core Training in Thurles from July 6 to 8? For all information you need, visit https://godlyplayireland.com/399-2/. There is also an option on the web page to pay via PayPal. Address any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
IRISH CHURCH MUSIC ASSOCATION SUMMER SCHOOL RETURNS
The Irish Church Music Association is resuming its Summer School in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, on Thursday, July 14, and Friday, July 15. There are two days of workshops this year. Dr John O’Keeffe and Ronan McDonagh will be guest presenters on Thursday, July 14. Poster attached.
DCU THEOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS
Study Theology and World Religions at the postgraduate level at DCU. The MA programme has been expanded to include a strong comparative and interreligious component: it is an MA in Theology and World Religions. The programme will go ahead in the coming academic year on campus, as it did last year. The Theology programme is carried out on the beautiful All Hallows Campus in Drumcondra.
The DCU BA in Theology and Religious Studies is a part-time, flexible programme is designed for mature students, and holds lectures on Thursday evenings and a handful of Saturdays throughout the year. Classes are small and academic support is provided for all students. Scholarships are available for new incoming students
GARDINER STREET SEEKS PARISH MANAGER
Gardiner Street Parish is seeking to employ a Parish Manager, a dynamic person with a passion for parish life who can take on many of the organisational and administrative responsibilities that typically fall to the Parish Priest. They will manage daily operations, develop and manage the parish’s communications, be responsible for organising and running events, and be a key person of contact for priests, staff and volunteers. There may also be some scope for pastoral work. For a full job description and details of how to apply, see the parish website, ask at reception or call 01 8363411.
PARISH SECRETARY OPENING IN BLANCHARDSTOWN
There is a vacancy for a Parish Secretary in St Brigids Parish Blanchardstown. The position is part-time for 20 Hours per week. The recruitment is handled by Adare Recruitment and a job description is available from them or on request by email to email@example.com. Closing date for applications is July 8. Applications should be sent to St Brigid’s parish office, Church Avenue, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.
ETHOS OFFICER POSITION
The Spiritan Education Trust invites applications for the position of Ethos Officer. The successful candidate will support and actively develop the Spiritan Ethos across the school network. To request an application form including a job description please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for the application is July 7 at 4pm. Interviews will be held before the end of July.
TWO PEWS AVAILABLE
St Brigid’s, Cabinteely, has two church pews available following church renovations. Good condition – offers welcome. Contact email@example.com or 01 2858835 for details and photographs.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Victoria Leatham (email@example.com).
ADARE HR – PARISH CONTACT
For Parish Human Resource queries please contact Adare HR at 01 549 0450 or Tim Conway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/.
(Some of the attendance at Clonmacnoise on Saturday.)