Tuesday, November 15, 2011

From around the Diocese


For full details see www.dublindiocese.ie
 Reminders:
 Fundraising concert: The Order of the Knights of St Columbanus is holding a fundraising concert on Friday 18th November in the RDS, in aid of their Christmas Day dinner for the Homeless.  The concert will feature Liam Lawton and special guests. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are €20 and are available from Ticketmaster.

Service of Remembrance: The Board, Master and Staff of the Rotunda Hospital invite you to a Service of Remembrance for people who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death. The service will be held in the Pro-Cathedral on Sunday, 20th November at 3pm. Following this light refreshments will be served in the Gresham Hotel. If you have any queries please contact the Hospital Chaplain on 01 8171700.

O Sacrament Most Holy: The new CD of the Palestrina Choir – O Sacrament Most Holy – with choral music on the theme of the Eucharist is now available from the Pro-Cathedral and from Veritas. There are also reflections on the Eucharist in addition to the wide range of music to help us prepare for the Eucharistic Congress next year. If you would like to get this recording for your bookshop please contact Germaine Carlos, Manager of the Palestrina Choir (germainecarlos@gmail.com).

New Notices:
 Priests listing on the website: Thanks to all of you for your patience regarding the priests listing for the new Diocesan website, which has now been published. In transferring data from the old site to the new, many inaccuracies emerged, which had to be corrected individually. We have made every effort to ensure the details published are correct, but it is possible, there may still be issues, for example, where priests have recently moved and may have new phone numbers or extra appointments or duties. If you can, please check your details and contact us at communications@dublindiocese.iewith any changes.

Palestrina Christmas Concert: The Palestrina Choir of St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral will host their annual and festive Christmas Concert on December 8th next in the RDS. Tickets – already proving very popular – are available from www.ticketmaster.ie  (search for “Palestrina” on Ticketmaster site searchbox).

Workshop for Altar Servers: The Liturgy Resource Centre will hold a workshop for Altar Servers, on Saturday 19th November in  Clonliffe College from 10.00am – 1.00pm. The workshop is for those engaged with the training and formation of Altar Servers (not the servers themselves). This session will cover best practice from both liturgical and child safeguarding perspectives.

The Blessed John Paul II Theological Society: invites you to a talk by Fr Joseph Carola, Professor of Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome tonight (Monday 14th November) at 8pm in Renehan Hall, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The talk will look at the development, controversies and importance of the Second Vatican Council. All are welcome.

Mondays of Advent: Every Monday during advent beginning on 28th November, a reflection and prayer on the following Sunday’s gospel takes place from 6.00pm-6.45pm in the Ignatian Room, Gardiner St Church, Dublin 1. This will be led by Fr Donal Neary SJ and will begin with some back-ground to the gospel and end with guided prayer on the gospel text. All are welcome.

Avila Retreat Centre:
Meditations on the poetry of St John of the Cross: A talk will be given by Dr Terence O’Reilly on the poetry of St John of the Cross on Saturday 10th December from 10am-4pm. Suggested donation €15. For further information contact 01 6430200 or email avila@ocd.ie

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Feast Day!

Every good blessing on all our parishioners on this the feast day of our Diocese, St. Laurence O'Toole. To learn more about him, click here.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

News from Around the Diocese



For full details see www.dublindiocese.ie

Reminders:

Volunteers urgently needed for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012The 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 (IEC2012) will take place in Dublin from 10th to 17th June 2012.
Volunteers will have an integral role to play in the success of the Congress. Between two and three thousand volunteers will be needed during the week of the Congress and also to assist in preparations in the months leading up to the Congress. The Congress is now recruiting volunteers for a wide range of roles such as administration, data entry, stewards, marketing, transport, meet & greet, multimedia, pastoral preparation and much more! We need 10 people per parish from the Dublin diocese.
If you would like to get involved please visit the IEC2012 website www.iec2012.ie/volunteer  and fill out an online application or request an application form from the Congress office. Induction training sessions will begin 19th November in the RDS. For more information please contact the IEC2012 offices on (01) 2349900

Dublin County Choir will perform in St. John the Evangelist Church, Ballinteer on Saturday 12th November at 8pm. Part 1 - Operatic  
Favourites - Part II Britten: St. Nicolas (a dramatic and moving musical portrait of the Saint who was the inspiration for Santa Claus.
Conductor: Colin Block, including Jacek Wislocki (Tenor), Kilternan Church of Ireland Junior Choir, Echo Voices and lots more. Tickets
€15 from parish office (01 499 4203), choir members, Setanta School or at the door on the night. Bring a Cushion!


New Notices:

Walk of Light: You are invited to take part in the annual inter-church Walk of Light, on Sunday 20th November, beginning at 4pm in St. Ann’s Church of Ireland Church, Dawson Street, proceeding from there to St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon St., and concluding atCentenary Methodist ChurchLeeson Park with prayer and refreshments. A short service of prayer will take place in each of the three churches along the route. The Walk of Light is organised each year on the Feast of Christ the King by a number of churches in the south city and Leeson St area.

Talk at All Hallows: A talk on the “The Church as patron of The Arts in the new Republic: A case study of All Hallows in the 1940s and 1950s” will take place on Wednesday 30th November at 7.30pm in All Hallows College, Drumcondra. The talk will be given by Sighle Breathnach, former curator of the National Gallery of Ireland. Admission is €10. All are welcome.

Ecclesial Movements and Communities: A new book on Ecclesial Movements and Communities written by Rev Brendan Leahy, Professor of Systematic Theology at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth is now available to purchase from www.newcitypress.comThe birth and development of the ecclesial movements has been the subject of much discussion over the past 50 years and this book provides an insightful overview of the topic.

Emmaus Retreat Centre:

Mediation in the tradition of John Main: Christian mediation, in the tradition of St Benedict and John Main takes place each Monday morning. All are welcome to attend.
Dance mediation one day workshop: A one day dance mediation workshop takes place on Saturday 12th November. This is an open dance day day. No previous dance experience required.
The Power of Now: A day of exploration and experience on The Power of Now, the best selling book by Eckhart Tolle takes place on Sunday 13th November.

If you are interested in booking a place on any of the workshops/programmes simply call Emmaus on 01-8700050 or email reservations@emmauscentre.ie.

Christmas service of remembrance: A Little Lifetime Foundation will hold their annual Christmas Service of Remembrance on Sunday 4th December in St Nicolas of Myra ChurchFrancis Street at 7.30pm in the presence of Archbishop Martin. This year’s special guest is Mary Black. All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Some News from Around the Diocese


For full details see www.dublindiocese.ie

Irish Cancer Society Ecumenical Service: The annual ecumenical service organised by the Irish Cancer Society will take place at St. Mary’s
Pro-Cathedral on Sunday 13th November at 3.30 p.m. The liturgy has been prepared by Chaplaincy Students of Mater Dei Institute of Education.
All are welcome to attend. The service will be broadcast live on the internet and can be viewed by logging on to www.procathedral.ie or
www.dublindiocese.ie and following the links.

Word on the Web: The next series of three Word on Web sessions in preparation for the International Eucharistic Congress starts on November 30th.  
Each session involves listening to a podcast, a group discussion and Q&A with the presenters via phone conference.   The theme is Eucharist and the titles
of the three sessions are Nov 30: What do we Remember? Dec 7: Why do we Give Thanks? Dec 14: Who is the Body of Christ?
Twenty parishes took part in the last series and contributed to the lively phone conference at the end of each session.  If you would like to
join the growing community of participating parishes contact us.  For further details about the series and how to register see our website www.wordonweb.org

The Annual Radharc Memorial Mass will take place in the Church of St. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown on Sunday 13th November at 3pm. Refreshments will be served following Mass in the Parish Pastoral Centre. This will be followed by the screening of two Radharc Films. All welcome.

Afternoon of prayer for Vocations: An afternoon of prayer for priesthood and religious life will take place on Sunday 6th November at
Clonliffe College Oratory, commencing at 2.00pm. This will conclude at 4.30pm at Mass to be celebrated by Fr Eamonn Bourke,
Diocesan Director of Vocations and Chief Chaplain to St Joseph's Young Priests Society. Further details are available from Rita Russell
who can be contacted on 01 4938965.

Advent Retreat: Two Advent Retreats take place in Ards Friary. The first takes place on Saturday 26th –Sunday 27th of November with the theme, “The Son of God is born this day.” Directed by Fr. Kieran Shorten OFM Capuchin, the retreat commences at 9.30am and concludes after lunch. The cost is ˆ85 residential and ˆ60 non-residential. The second Advent Retreat takes place on Saturday 3rd –Sunday 4th of December with the theme, “Meeting God in Advent.” Directed by Fr. Silvester O’Flynn OFM Capuchin, the retreat commences at 9.30am and concludes after lunch. The cost is ˆ85 residential and ˆ60 non-residential. For further information contact Ards Friary on 0479138909 or email info@ardsfriary.ie
Anam Cara’s Bereavement Talk for Dads: Anam Cara is holding a bereavement talk on Wednesday 16th November in The Mornington Centre, 44a Malahide Road, Artane from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. All Anam Cara services are offered free of charge to parents.

 Dublin County Choir will perform in St. John the Evangelist Church, Ballinteer on Saturday 12th November at 8pm. Part 1 - Operatic

Favourites - Part II Britten: St. Nicolas (a dramatic and moving musical portrait of the Saint who was the inspiration for Santa Claus.
Conductor: Colin Block, including Jacek Wislocki (Tenor), Kilternan Church of Ireland Junior Choir, Echo Voices and lots more. Tickets
15 from parish office (01 499 4203), choir members, Setanta School or at the door on the night. Bring a Cushion!

O Sacrament Most Holy: The new CD of the Palestrina Choir – O Sacrament Most Holy – with choral music on the theme of the Eucharist
is now available from the Pro-Cathedral and from Veritas. There are also reflections on the Eucharist in addition to the wide range of
music to help us prepare for the Eucharistic Congress next year. If you would like to get this recording for your bookshop please contact
Germaine Carlos, Manager of the Palestrina Choir. (germainecarlos@gmail.com).