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. It is asked that this collection begin this coming weekend. A poster is attached to this email.
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. Specifically, 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.
Full details can be found at https://dublindiocese.ie/vacancies/. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with enquiries.
ARCHBISHOP FARRELL AT ECUMENICAL BIBLE WEEK
Ecumenical Bible Week took place last week. Archbishop Farrell spoke on the topic A New Pentecost: Moving to the Edges. Archbishop Farrell’s speaking notes can be read at https://dublindiocese.ie/a-new-pentecost-moving-to-the-edges/
SYNODAL PATHWAY REPORT
On the feast of St Kevin, Archbishop Farrell published the Synodal Pathway Report with an accompanying letter. These can be read at https://dublindiocese.ie/synodal-pathway-report-and-letter-from-archbishop-farrell/.
BUILDING HOPE PARISH GATHERING RESOURCES
Training resources for the Building Hope parish gathering, including video material, are available on the Building Hope section of the Archdiocese of Dublin website at https://dublindiocese.ie/building-hope-parish-gathering-resources/. They include;
A PowerPoint for use in the Building Hope parish gathering;
A Microsoft Word template you can use to invite people to the Building Hope parish gathering;
Speaking notes for the chair of your parish’s Building Hope Leadership Group or Animators;
Group leader guidance and
Key words and prompts.
In addition the following were recently distributed via separate emails to your Parish Team, Chairs of PPCs and PFCs;
a version of the PowerPoint which includes Presenter’s Notes to aid the presenter at your parish gathering
the link to the digital Building Hope Response Form and
a unique Parish Code required for your parish’s ONE digital submission.
Should you need further assistance or guidance please email email@example.com.
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 on Tuesday, June 28. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
SACRED HEART MESSENGER MASS
On the Feast of the Sacred Heart, 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 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.
DEANSGRANGE CEMETERY 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 return this 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, will host 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 except Saturday, June 18 (Mass at 6pm), and Sunday, June 19 (Mass for the Sick/Healing at 3pm). For further information please contact 01 4733109 or visit www.sbcc.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.
For more information visit www.missionministry.ie or contact Pathways director Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD, at 01 8087594 or 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
Expression of Interest for WYD Lisbon 2023
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. Please see the attached document for the scholarships announcement. Applicants for the scholarships must apply for the MA in Theology and World Religions programme on PAC (PAC Code DC693 Full-time and DC694 Part-time) after registering interest in the scholarships. Visit https://www.dcu.ie/your-guide-to-student-application-portals/. Email email@example.com for more information or to arrange a campus visit.
GOSPEL CHOIR MUSIC FESTIVAL
A Gospel Choir music festival takes place in Mountjoy Square Park, Dublin, and surrounding areas this Sunday, June 19, from 12.30pm to 6pm. This is a free public outdoor concert which features live performances from gospel choirs from around Ireland including Gardiner Street, Discovery, Our Lady of Victories and Fingal Gospel Choir. There will also be a performance from the Forget Me Nots choir, an inclusive, fun choir that unites older people and those affected by dementia with caregiver family and friends as part of the festival’s dementia-friendly focus this year.
Food trucks, children’s entertainment, picnic tables and necessary facilities will all be available in the park so that you can make a day of it with family and friends. No tickets required. Image attached.
TWO PEWS AVAILABLE
St Brigid’s, Cabinteely, has two church pews available following church renovations. Good condition – offers welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
APPLYING FOR LEGAL STATUS
Are you living in Ireland undocumented? Do you know someone who may be an undocumented migrant? Undocumented people can apply for a legal status now. Applications for the new government undocumented scheme are open until 31 July. Don’t miss this life-changing opportunity. To check your eligibility and get support to apply visit the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland website www.mrci.ie or email email@example.com or contact 083-0755387.
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/.