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

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