Monday, September 5, 2011

Some of the Latest News from around the Diocese

Remembrance Service Notice: The National Maternity Hospital is holding its Annual Remembrance Service on Sunday 2nd October 2011 at 3pm in
St. Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin 2. We warmly welcome all the parents and families of babies who have died in the hospital,
especially those during the last year (this includes miscarriages, stillbirths and neonatal deaths). Light refreshments will be served following
the Service, and there will be an opportunity to meet members of the hospital staff and other parents.  No need to book, just come along and
bring any family or friends you wish with you.  Street parking is available in the vicinity of the church on the day. If further information is required
contact the Chaplaincy Department at 6373121 or email

Child Safeguarding and Protection Training:
The new Child Protection Training Modules for Priests, deacons, parish pastoral workers and Child Safeguarding Representatives, devised by the
National Office for Safeguarding Children will be delivered to the parishes, deanery by deanery, throughout the diocese beginning on the 3rd of September.
Date: 3rd September 2011, Venue: Aras Lorcan, Arklow, Deanery: Wicklow.
Date: 17th September 2011, Venue: Kilian House Family Centre, Greystones, Deanery: Bray.
Date: 24th September 2011, Venue: Blessington Parish Centre, Deanery: Blessington.
If you haven’t already registered please call Ger Tierney at 01 8360314. Further dates to follow

Triduum to Saint Therese at Aughrim Street:  Triduum to Saint Therese will take place in the Church of the Holy Family, Aughrim Street, on 
Thursday/Friday 29th, 30th September at 10am and 7.30pm Masses,  Saturday the 1st October at the 10am and 7pm (vigil) Masses. Each evening
at Mass there will be a special homily with guest speakers.  Blessing with the Relic and Blessing of Roses at 7pm Mass on Saturday. All are welcome.

Triduum to Our Lady of the Rosary: The Call to Fatima team and the Capuchin Friary is aiming to invite people from all over Ireland to
Dublin to intercede to Our Lady of the Rosary on the 7th 8th and 9th October. The Triduum will take place in St Mary of the Angels Church Street Dublin
7. Please join us. We will be handing out over 5,000 Rosaries free and enrolling a similar number in the brown scapular during the three days.
In additional with the prayers from the Poor Clares, Redemptive Nuns, Dominican Nuns, the Carmel Nuns / priests in Ireland and the Carmel nuns in
Coimbra, Portugal, we hope to break down the indifference with the international guest speakers. See for more details

Prayer Around the Cross with Br Jean Marie: Br Jean Marie, a member of the Taize ecumenical monastic community, will be visiting Ireland at the end of this month.
On Friday 23rd  September, he will be present at a Prayer Around the Cross in St Paul's Church, Arran Quay, Dublin 7, starting at 8.30pm. All are welcome,
especially 18-35 year olds. [St Paul's is located beside CYC's main offices, the Smithfield LUAS stop is nearby, parking in Smithfield is free after 7pm].
For further information follow Taize Dublin on facebook.

YCW Handbook Now Available: Is your parish interested in engaging you adults 18 years+ in a real and meaningful way?
Do you already have a youth group who are looking for a deeper understanding of how to link their faith with their everyday life?
Do you have a Youth section of your Parish Council who could do with a little extra help?
Are there young adults in your parish who have been to World Youth Day and are now looking to expand on the experience?
If you answered yes to any of the above then the YCW Handbook is just what you need!
Free to download with training and advice available from the YCW Team, this Handbook is a must for any Parish wishing to engage young
adults in a real and meaningful way. The handbook can also be used by existing groups wishing to broaden their experience of faith in action
and develop a sense of the See, Judge, Act method.   Download the programme – or contact the YCW National Office for further
details or to request a hard copy – YCW National Office, 11 Talbot Street, Dublin 1. Tel: 01-8780291 E:

Parish request for a Statue: 4ft. Statue of St. Patrick in good condition required. Please contact Ballinteer Parish Office on 01 499 4203.

Lough Derg Upcoming Events: One Day Retreats. Places are still available on 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th September
Cost €30 per person includes boat fare, tea/coffee & scones on arrival and a light lunch.
Wednesday 7th September Reflection Day: Facilitated by Sr Maureen James, this Guided Quiet Day includes group discussion, personal
prayer and reflection and free time to enjoy the Sanctuary. Cost €35 per person includes boat fare, tea/coffee & scones on arrival and a light lunch.
Sunday 11th September 9km Pilgrim Path Walk: Lough Derg Visitors Centre starting at 12 noon – (Registration from 11:30am)
Entry Fee:  €20 Adults / €10 child (includes refreshments, t-shirt & kit bag).
RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL.  Lough Derg Office, Pettigo, Co Donegal. Email:  Telephone:  071 9861518 (from N.I. 028 686 32391)

International Day of Peace: The International Day of Peace takes place this year on the 21st of September. The UN representative for Dublin has asked for the help of the
Churches of the diocese to ring the bells of all the churches together at 12.00 noon on the 21st of September to signify our support for Peace around the World…
For further details click here

BPW National Conference on Family Issues -“The Family in Ireland 2011, Challenge or Opportunity”.
Conference to be held in Hotel Meyrick, Galway on Thursday 22nd September commencing at 10.30am.
The conference will bring together leading national thought leaders on family law, child and family research, human rights, sociology,
consumer protection and gerontology.  A key focus of the conference will be an exploration of the rapidly changing dynamics of the family in the current society.
The conference will be officially opened by Mrs. Fionnuala Kenny, wife of An Taoiseach.
Admission costs €25(includes lunch) with a concession of €15 for students, seniors and the unwaged.
Bookings can be made by logging into and downloading the booking form. 
Or email your booking enquiry to or contact Maureen Mooney on 087-2843493.

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