PARISH NOTICES TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2023
KNOCK PILGRIMAGE – POSTER
Date for your diary: Our 2023 Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock, which will be led by Archbishop Farrell, will take place on Saturday, April 29. Please share the date in your parish newsletters and on your parish websites. You might consider booking a bus. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries. Poster attached.
KNOCK PILGRIMAGE CHOIR
Would you like to participate in a Choir of Many Voices for our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday, April 29? This will be a great way to bring people from our parishes together in honour of Our Lady of Knock. Our pilgrimage choir will provide a unique opportunity for people from every corner of our Archdiocese to participate in our pilgrimage Mass, which will be celebrated by Archbishop Dermot Farrell. The choir will be under the direction Ciaran Coll, who is well known for a wide variety of music ministry in our Diocese and beyond.
If you would like to be part of the choir, please email email@example.com with you name, your parish, the position you sing in and your phone number or email address. Alternatively, you can phone 086 369 1217 with this information. A number of rehearsals will be organised and we will provide further updates over the coming weeks.
FR FRANK DRESCHER – VIDEO
Watch this new video about Fr Frank Drescher, Administrator of Kilnamanagh & Castleview, and his journey to the priesthood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8QBhdxbGpo
The video’s description reads: Fr Frank Drescher is from Germany and was raised in the Protestant church. Since childhood, he has wanted to become a Pastor. But one day, after watching a movie, he felt drawn to the Catholic church and started questioning everything he thought about the Church. After going through many internal battles, he converted to Catholicism, and when he told about his childhood desire to become a priest to his parish priest, the priest brushed it off, saying, “every convert wants to be a priest.” After persistently pursuing his desire and a period of discernment, his desire was finally fulfilled.
Series of Lenten talks entitled ‘Come and See’ at Our Lady of Victories, Glenageary. 09/03 ‘Called to Community’ speaker: Orla Nolan. 16/03 ‘The moral life of the Disciple’ speaker: Gerard Casey; 23/03 ‘Sharing the Gospel’ speaker Gerard Hanley; 30/03 ‘Sacramental Life’ speaker Fr Conor McDonagh. It is necessary to register with the Sallynoggin parish office at 01 2854667. Poster attached.
HARRINGTON STREET LENTEN TALKS
Dublin Oratory in Formation Lenten Talks 2023. Monday, March 13: The Desert Fathers, Fr Francis Gavin. Monday, March 20: Faith and Reason, Br Ciarán Egan. Monday, March 27: Why Latin?, Fr Gerard Deighan. All talks will take place in the parish hall at St Kevin’s, Harrington Street, at 8pm. (Devotions in the church at 7.30pm.)
ANNUNCIATION VESPERS – PRO-CATHEDRAL
YOUTH LEADER SOUGHT IN MAYNOOTH
Maynooth Parish (www.maynoothparish.org) is seeking to employ a Parish Youth Leader to lead its youth ministry and work with young people. The role will involve the resourcing, delivery, and support of a youth ministry programme in the parish including the parish schools, parish groups as well as diocesan bodies with a focus on building capacity in the local context. The successful candidate will engage with the development of youth and pastoral programmes as well Sacramental preparation coordination. The candidate will actively promote and encourage the involvement of young people in the life of the local parish community. The salary and conditions will be commensurate with the role, and experience, of the candidate. To receive an application please contact Martina at the Parish Office. Telephone: 01 6293018 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date is March 21.
GUIDE TO THE DUBLIN DIOCESAN OFFICES
The new Guide to the Dublin Diocesan Offices can be downloaded here (PDF). In this document, compiled by the Communications Office, you will find details of the work undertaken by the various Dublin Diocesan Offices for the Archdiocese and its parishes. You may find it useful to print this guide and keep it in your parish office.
DIOCESAN DIARY FOR 2023
The Diocesan Diary for 2023 can be found at https://dublindiocese.ie/diocesan-diary-2023/.
OFFICE OF MISSION & MINISTRY
ARISE! is the new name for Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the Archdiocese of Dublin. Including prayer, pilgrimage and faith exploration, ARISE! will support young adults in their faith, as well as those in parish who accompany young people. Sign up to the mailing list to be the first to hear all that is happening with ARISE! https://forms.office.com/e/3rfLFnUXjR or contact email@example.com.
ARISE! Lent is a series of workshops for young adults on key areas of social justice and how we can get moving on areas that matter. Evenings take place in St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay, from 7pm each night. Details in poster and for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register interest now at: https://forms.office.com/e/rwJkixXMyi/.
An evening for those in parish partnerships looking to accompany young adults and find out about upcoming training opportunities, as well as learning about the new developments of youth and young adult ministries in the Archdiocese of Dublin. Tuesday, March 14, at 7pm in St Paul’s, Arran Quay. For more information contact email@example.com. Register by 12noon on Monday, March 13, here: https://forms.office.com/e/zRUESxc0Ug
Building Hope through Servant Leadership
Five sessions on Monday Evenings in Lent to introduce you to the practice of servant leadership: February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27, all 7.30pm to 9pm in St Paul’s Centre for Mission and Ministry, Arran Quay. This is especially for all those in parish ministries and pastoral councils. Led by Peter Siney and Patricia Carroll. See poster attached.
Recommended reading for Lent
The Office of Mission & Ministry recommended reading for Lent is Aidan Donaldson’s book The Beatitudes of Pope Francis. This would be a great way to journey through Lent, either through personal reflection or by gathering with others to share your thoughts, guided by the book. Its handy six chapters would provide enough manageable material for each week in Lent. Please feel free to use the graphic to promote the idea on your parish website and social media.
From the LitMus Office at Mission & Ministry
firstname.lastname@example.org – 01 8087554 – www.litmus.dublindiocese.ie
Emmanuel success: Thanks to all who supported the Emmanuel Concerts in the Helix last week. Archbishop Farrell attended the opening night for his first Emmanuel experience. Each day begins at 11.30am in Our Lady of Victories Church, Ballymun Road, where Father Frank and his team make us so welcome. Grainne Clinton (formerly Diocesan Liturgy Resource Centre – now Parish Secretary) is the Co-ordinator of the event who with Noelle Dowling, Srs Bernadette and Concepta from Education, retired staff of Clonliffe and local loyal volunteers ensured that the 600 students and their teachers are moved safely from one location to another, are fed a hot meal and seen off the premises at 9.30pm.
One student from Germany who was spending a year in an Irish school said that she enjoyed the day so much that she would fly back for the week next year if invited.
We broadcasted prayer for the staff of the Diocesan Offices, which you can see at the following link: https://www.churchservices.tv/glasnevin/archive/uploads/gELYqaQ1gYanjk2
Keep an eye on the Archdiocese’s Facebook page for photographs from Emmanuel.
Those Three Sundays: This resource – attached – from our Lenten Collection will offer ideas from the Gospels of the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of Lent and links with the RCIA process.
Those Three Days: These suggestions, also attached, cover music for the Sacred Triduum from a variety of styles and traditions.
Suggestions for Parish/Partnership Lenten Penance Service: Attached is a sample Penitential Service that you might find useful in the coming weeks. Have you considered locating this sacrament outside Holy Week?
Called to Hope – Confirmation Readings 2023: The current diocesan initiative Building Hope is reflected in this year’s theme – ‘Called to Hope’ – for the celebration of Confirmation in our parishes. The readings and music suggestions attached will also complement this hope dimension.
TALKS AT BOHERNABREENA PARISH
Would you like an opportunity to come together with others to hear stories of hope, stories about coming to know God’s love, and coming to find joy even in the midst of the difficulties and challenges of life? Can you spare some time on the Monday evenings in Lent for six weeks (started Monday, February 27)? You would be most welcome to come along to a series of talks with informal discussions and a cup of tea in Holy Rosary Church, Old Court Avenue, Ballycragh, D24 X798, starting at 7.30pm. We hope you will find it a welcoming place, and that it will be a safe space for sharing something of our faith journey
NOVENA AT ST DOMINIC’S
Annual Novena of Grace to St Francis Xavier at St Dominic’s, Tallaght, D24 T262. Saturday, March 4, to Sunday, March 12, at 10am morning Mass. Sunday the 12th, Healing Mass at 3pm. Preacher: Fr Damian Polly OP.
NOVENA OF GRACE AT ST GABRIEL’S
Annual Novena of Grace in honour of St Francis Xavier in St Gabriel’s Church, Dollymount, D03 Y2T2. Saturday, March 4, to Sunday, March 12. It will be conducted by Fr Dermot Mansfield SJ, who will preach at the 10.30am Mass every day of the Novena, weekdays and weekends, and the prayers will be recited at all Masses. A box will be available for your petitions.
PALESTRINA CHOIR IS RECRUITING
There will be an all-night vigil at Our Lady of Victories, Sallynoggin/Glenageary, on Friday, March 10/Saturday, March 11. See attached poster for details.
GARDINER STREET PARISH
The Novena of Grace in honour of St Francis Xavier begins on March 4 and continues until March 12. Preacher this year will be Fr Dermot Preston SJ. Mass times: Mon-Sat: 11am, 1pm & 6pm. Sunday 11am, 12.30pm & 3.30pm.
Vox Hiberniae will facilitate a two-part Lenten reflection in two Dublin parishes this Lent. St Patrick’s Church, Blackcourt Road, Dublin 15, D15 WC90: Part 1 – Sunday, March 5, 4 to 5pm. Part 2 – Sunday, March 26, 4 to 5pm. St Michael’s Church, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, A96 RC98: Part 1 – Sunday, March 12, 4 to 5pm. Part 2 – Sunday, April 2, 4 to 5pm. For more details contact email@example.com.
Evangelium Ireland will host its 8th Apologetics Conference for young Catholic adults at All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, on Saturday, March 25, beginning at 9am and concluding at 6pm. Topics will include the Development of Christian Doctrine in the thought of St John Henry Newman; the Incarnation; the Persecuted Church today; approaches to Evangelisation today and the place of Art & Beauty in Evangelisation. Mass will be celebrated in the afternoon. Cost €38 including lunch and refreshments. For more information about Evangelium Ireland and to register go to www.evangelium.ie or search for ‘Evangelium Ireland’ on Eventbrite. Poster attached.
EVANGELISATION & VOCATION CONFERENCE
The parish of St John the Baptist, Clontarf, is holding a series of Lenten Reflections on the theme From Penny Catechism to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. See poster attached.
SACRISTAN SOUGHT IN GLASTHULE
Vacancy for Sacristan at St Joseph’s Church, Glasthule. Please contact Fr Paul Tyrrell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Job description available on request.
CHILD SAFEGUARDING & PROTECTION SERVICE NEWSLETTER
The February 2023 newsletter from the Child Safeguarding & Protection Service office is attached to this email.
NOVENA OF GRACE
St Agnes Church, Crumlin – Novena of Grace. Conducted by Fr Bryan Shortall OFMCap. From March 4 to 12. Twice Daily 10am and 7pm. Saturday 4th & 11th 10am and 5.30pm. Sunday 5th & 12th 11am only. Theme: “Tired of all the bad news – Rediscovering God’s Healing Love”.
VESPERS AND EVENSONG, BEECHWOOD AVENUE
Choral Vespers and Benediction takes place here the Church of the Holy Name, Beechwood Avenue, beginning this Sunday, March 12, from 6.05pm to 6.45pm and continuing every second and fourth Sunday until June. Poster attached.
“St Patrick, A Stranger Bearing Gifts” is the theme for this year’s ecumenical service on St Patrick’s Day, 6pm in Dublin’s ST Patrick’s Cathedral. The theme is a reminder that St Patrick was not from these shores, in fact was held here as a slave that had been trafficked into Ireland after a raid on his parents’ home in neighbouring Britain. After having been able to flee he returned to the land of his captors to foster a new beginning, bringing as a gift his own new-found faith in a loving God. Patrick’s gift is an encouragement for us today to receive the gifts of those who have come to us in recent times: refugees seeking shelter from situations of immense hardship. This service brings together the 14 churches from the Orthodox, the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Dissenting traditions who are in membership of the Dublin Council of Churches. All are welcome to join this celebration in poetry, words of Scripture, song and traditional Irish music. Poet John F. Deane and Rev Pr Florian von Issendorff of St Finian’s Lutheran Church, Adelaide Road, Dublin 2, will address the gathering.
NEWMAN UNIVERSITY CHURCH
St Patrick’s Day Mass will take place at 10am at Newman University Church. There will be two full choirs and traditional music with pipes, harp, guitar, violin and more. Featuring the University Church Singers and Newman Vocare Ensemble. Visit http://newman.nd.edu/.
Memorial Mass for the late Mgr John Fitzpatrick will take place in the Church of the Holy Child, Larkhill/Whitehall, on Wednesday, March 29, at 7pm. Mgr Fitzpatrick died in the very early days of the Covid outbreak when attendance at funerals was very limited. There was no opportunity for extended family, good friends, brother priests and so many others for whom he meant so much to gather at the time to celebrate his life. All are welcome to this Mass and there will be light refreshments afterwards. May his soul rest in peace. Chief celebrant will be Fr Martin Noone.
WORLD DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE
World Day for Consecrated Life took place on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, February 2. It will be marked in the Archdiocese with a celebration on March 25.
MERCY INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, BAGGOT STREET
Spirituality Renewal Retreat: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matt 11:28. Step away from the busyness of life and reconnect with who you are in God. This gentle 5-day retreat will consist of reflection on scripture; guided meditation; art journaling; personal time and space and spiritual accompaniment. Refresh your spirit, re-discovering balance and wholeness in the gentleness of silence. Sunday 23rd – Friday 28th April Residential: €575 (Accommodation & all meals provided). Non-residential: €290 (Lunch provided). RSVP: email@example.com.
Contemplative Practices Weekend: ‘Come away with me to a quiet place and rest for a while.’ Mark 6:31. Take some time away this weekend to reconnect with the silence within. This short retreat will explore a variety of contemplative practices – guided meditation; lectio divina; visio divina; centering prayer; contemplative walk – while also providing time and space for personal reflection. Spiritual direction will be available. Friday 31st March – Sunday 2nd April. Residential: 280 euro (Accommodation & all meals provided). Non-residential: 90 euro (Lunch provided). RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
Attached to this email can be found prayers of intercession for vocations for the Sundays of Lent. Beginning on Good Shepherd Sunday, April 30, there will be a year of prayer and events organised to promote vocations to the diocesan priesthood. The theme for the year of prayer for vocations will be Take the Risk for Christ. Parishes are encouraged to continue to pray for an increase in vocations. If anyone is interested, can they please contact the vocations team at email@example.com.
COURSES AT DCU
Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics at DCU: Open House Evening for Alumni, Friends, and Prospective Students – everyone welcome. Thursday, April 20, 6pm-9pm (drop in at any point). Refreshments served. Purcell House, Room PG01, DCU All Hallows Campus Grace Park Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Inquiries: email firstname.lastname@example.org / phone 01 700 6100
ST PATRICK’S TESTIMONY
A new modern version of St Patrick’s wonderful Confession has been launched. The word Confession has been changed to Testimony, which more accurately reflects what St Patrick meant in writing it. Patrick, being pre-Reformation, is a potentially uniting figure among Christians and this is demonstrated by the wide range of Church leaders from all denominations, North and South, that have endorsed this pamphlet.
Archbishop Farrell said: “As we read Saint Patrick’s Testimony we gain an insight into a man who was strong, courageous, deeply dedicated to Christ; a person not easily defeated or discouraged. By reflecting on his Testimony, let us allow ourselves to be touched, enchanted, fall in love with St Patrick’s belief in the power of prayer, the convictions of his faith, and in the closeness of God.”
100 of these pamphlets can be bought for €60 plus postage. Email email@example.com to order. It can also be downloaded from http://www.evancat.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/st-patricks-testimony-pdf-1.pdf.
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
Benefact Trust: Community Impact Grants – https://benefacttrust.co.uk/which-grant-is-for-me/community-impact-grants/ – The programme is open to applications from churches, cathedrals, denominational bodies, Christian charities, and schools and educational institutions with a clear Christian ethos
Koch Foundation: https://www.thekochfoundation.org/ – (closing May 1) – this fund is for evangelisation projects which are planned for 2024 – a number of parishes and dioceses have had success with this funder over the last few years. You can apply for funding 3 in every 5 years. The first step is to do a letter of request, which I can help you with.
Please contact Céire Sadlier at 086 8923336 or firstname.lastname@example.org with queries about grants and grant applications.
Sharing the Good News is the newsletter of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. If you would like receive this weekly ezine, you can do so at https://catholicnews.ie/newsletter/. You are encouraged to invite others to do so too. Send articles and photographs for use in Sharing the Good News to 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).
ADARE HR – PARISH CONTACT
For parish human resource queries please contact Adare HR at 01 5490450 or Tim Conway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Towards Peace is a service offering spiritual support for anybody who has been abused, physically emotionally, sexually, spiritually, in a religious/church environment. Towards Peace was established in October 2014 by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference and the Association of Leaders of Missionary & Religious Leaders of Ireland. (AMRI). The Towards Peace office hours are Monday and Tuesday 9am – 4pm and Wednesday 9am – 12noon. For further information phone 01 5053028 or 086 7710533 or visit www.towardspeace.ie or https://www.facebook.com/TowardsPeaceSpiritualSupportService/.
The Irish Hospice Foundation provides a free Bereavement Support Line. This National Freephone Service is available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday, by calling 1800 807077. Visit www.hospicefoundation.ie for more information.
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.fg