The annual Peter’s Pence collection takes place on the Sunday nearest to the Feast of SS Peter and Paul. This year it will be held on Saturday, 3rd and Sunday 4th July. The Peter’s Pence Collection provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world. This year’s Peter’s Pence collection will replace the second collection for Share.
ADARE HUMAN RESOURCE WEBINAR
We are to invite you to our upcoming webinar Dignity and Respect in the Workplace hosted by Adare Human Resource Management in association with the Archdiocese of Dublin. This expert-led webinar will provide you with updates on the latest developments and best practices regarding Dignity and Respect in the Workplace and support your understanding of your key obligations as an employer.
Date: Tuesday 20th July
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Location: Zoom Webinar
To Register click on the link below to register for this COMPLIMENTARY webinar today.
VACANCY ON PARISH ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM – CELBRIDGE PARISH
The Faith Community of St Patrick and St Brigid in Celbridge and Straffan, the home of the Roncalli Community, requires someone to work on a part – time fixed contract basis at 20 hours per week. Duties include accounts, banking, including internet banking, and interconnecting with the diocese on finance. Applications in writing including a current CV to Rev. Fr JoeMcDonald PP VF, Parochial House, Main Street, Celbridge or by email to joe_mcdonald2006 @yahoo.ie by 5pm Thursday 1st July
TASK FORCE: BUILDING HOPE – PUBLIC CONSULTATION
Archbishop Farrell has set up a Task Force under the title of Building Hope. The Task Force aims to stimulate engagement with the whole diocesan family and shape an inclusive approach to a pastoral strategy appropriate to our times. It is intended to support parish communities to undertake a radical renewal, looking to the future with creativity, enabling the Archdiocese of Dublin to act now, so as to give effective witness and service in the years ahead. You are invited to take part in this consultation. There is a video, a prayer and a form on the www.dublindiocese.ie website. Please watch the video from the Archbishop and join with your family to pray and to discuss the future of the Church together. It is hoped that you might nominate one member of your family to return to the website and make a contribution by filling out the form. The consultation form will remain online until the 18th July 2021.
NEW VOCATIONS TEAM FOR THE PRIESTHOOD IN DUBLIN
Archbishop Dermot Farrell has appointed a New Team for Vocations to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Dublin. Fr. Séamus McEntee is now the new Director of Vocation to the Priesthood with Fr. Bill O’Shaughnessy as the new Assistant Vocations Director. Fr. Séamus has assisted on the vocations team for the past seven years and is delighted to be working alongside Fr. Bill in this exciting role of assisting men discern their call to priesthood as well as vocations promotion. Let us pray that God will continue to call enthusiastic men to the priesthood for our Archdiocese. If you know of anyone who thinks they might have a vocation to be a priest or is interested in finding out more about being a priest for the Archdiocese of Dublin, please ask them to contact either Fr. Séamus or Fr. Bill on the Vocations Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out: Vocations | Archdiocese of Dublin (dublindiocese.ie)
ORDINATION TO TRANSITIONAL DIACONATE
Archbishop Dermot Farrell will ordain our seminarian Joe Keegan to the Transitional Diaconate on Saturday 3rd July 2021 at 12pm. The Ordination will take place in the parish of the Immaculate Conception and St. Killian, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. (Webcam link: http://www.clondalkinparish.com/?page_id=1461) The Vocations team have asked that you keep Joe in your prayers as he prepares for this important step on his journey to priesthood. Please include a prayer for Vocations to Priesthood in your prayers of intercession on Sundays and if you know of anyone seeking assistance in discerning God’s call for them, please ask them to contact Fr. Séamus or Fr. Bill at email@example.com
PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AS AN ADULT
Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week, Adult Faith Development course on Thursday evenings. Run by the Archdiocese of Dublin in DCU St. Patrick’s Campus (MDCCE), Drumcondra Road. Late September to May (7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m). Application now open for September 2021. Early application advised. Contact: Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan at 01 8087594 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.evangelisation.ie
ST PATRICKS COLLEGE MAYNOOTH – NEW RESEARCH ON THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON FUNERALS
Bereaved families, and those who support and care for them, have had to adjust to dramatically different circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this study, we want to explore the impact of public health measures, which were meant to limit virus transmission, on your experience of dealing with dying, death, and Catholic funerals. We invite you to participate in our study: by taking our survey and/or participating in an interview. Find out more at https://maynoothcollege.ie/covid-19-and-funeral-rituals-and-practices-a-study Here is the link to our online survey: https://maynoothcollege.ie/covid-19-and-funeral-rituals-and-practices-a-study
FAMILIES WALKING TOGETHER IN HOPE
The ‘Walking Together in Hope’ initiative will be launched on 25 August 2021 at Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. The Archdiocese of Dublin will provide some simple and achievable ideas for families and parishes starting in September 2021. We want to encourage families to take part in various initiatives to support faith lived in the home and celebrated together in our parishes. Our goal is to celebrate moments of hope and joy in family life, with resources suitable for learning, living and leading faith that are complementary to the way family is lived today.
DCU BA in Theology and Religious Studies – Scholarships Available
Interested in studying theology, but need a flexible programme to suit your needs? The DCU BA in Theology and Religious Studies is just for you! This part-time, flexible programme is aimed at mature students, with 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. More info at www.dcu.ie/dc300, or contact John Murray (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, please consider using the Phone In and Zoom Support & Self Care Groups, the Support Line or Support Mail, now and throughout the holiday season. These services provide support, coping skills and information – and most importantly help people who are in distress to know and feel that they are not alone in their experience. For more information about the groups https://www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/ and all of our services on www.aware.ie
COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE
ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.