Diocesan Notices: 8th-11th March 2011

Posted 9th March 2011 in Diocesan Notices

From the Dublin Diocesan Noticeboard.

IEC2012 on EWTN: Fr. Kevin Doran, General Secretary of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress will be interviewed live on EWTN by Fr. Pacwa, on St. Patrick’s Day (01;00) with encores at 21;00 and on 19th March at 16;00 and 23rd March 07;00 (60 minutes)

Lenten Meetings 2011: “What Rots Society in Our Nation Today”: Organised by the Churches of Malahide & Portmarnock.
Wednesday 16th March. Fr. Peter McVerry (Well known for his work with homeless youth) - Malahide Presbyterian Church, Dublin Road. Malahide. at 8.00pm.
Wednesday 23rd March. Judge Catherine McGuinness. ( President of the Law Reform Society) - Church of the Sacred Heart, Yellow Walls, Malahide at 8.00pm.
Wednesday 30th March, Sister Fiona Fisher, (Church Army) works with those in need. - St. Andrew’s Church, Church Road, Malahide. at 8.00pm.
Wednesday 6th April. Racel Brew, Taught in Northern Ireland Prisions. - St Annes Church, Portmarnock, at 8.00pm.
Wednesday 13th April Archdeacon Gordon Linney, (Former Archdeacon of Dublin) - St Joseph’s Convent, Seapark, Malahide at 8.00pm.
A Time of Worship. A Time to Listen, A time to Ask, A Time to Refresh & a Time to Meet.

Lenten Pilgrimage: As we begin our Lenten Journey, the parishes of Blakestown, Huntstown, Hartstown and Mountview go on pilgrimage together this Saturday, the first Saturday of Lent as a joint preparation towards the 2010 International Eucharistic Congress. Although it is still early days, enthusiasm is growing and we only hope for a fine morning and that many will be enthused to come along as we begin our Emmaus Journey and share our story on the way. We begin with Mass in Blakestown at 10.00 and will conclude around 12.15 in Mountview having journeyed through Huntstown and Hartstown.

Healthcare Chaplains: The 30th Annual Conference and A.G. M. of the National Association of Healthcare Chaplains takes place in the Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare on Sunday the 10th to Tuesday the 12th of April 2011. This years theme is : Spiritual Care - why bother? All healthcare chaplains in the diocese are encouraged to attend.

Console Seminar: “Suicide in Ireland - Supporting Our Clergy” Tuesday 5th April 2011; 9:30am-4:00pm @ The Radisson Blu Hotel, Northgate St., Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Seminar Fee: €100. The Clergy can play a very important role in helping those Bereaved through Suicide. Sadly, many of the Bereaved may feel ashamed and stigmatised by the nature of their loved one’s death. The presence and solidarity of the clergy helps to allay the shame that can alienate them from each other and their community. The Console Suicide Bereavement Seminar is designed to help the Clergy with this difficult task.

Irish Episcopal Council for Emigrants: St Patrick’ Day, is a special day of Prayer for Emigrants on the Liturgical Calendar, It provides an opportunity to raise awareness about issues affecting emigrants and to ask for the prayers and support of parishioners. It was thought that by ascribing a theme, such as St. Patrick’s Day to the Resource Pack, it would unduly limit its usefulness and would date quickly. Thus while it is available in advance of St. Patrick’s Day, it is intended as a resource which can be used at any time, to raise awareness about the plight of some Irish emigrants and the response of the Bishop’s Conference through the IECE. For further details see www.catholicbishops.ie/migrants

LoL Lent on Line (Free series of Lenten Lectures): ‘Is there any reason to hope?’ ‘Can the Church govern itself?’ ‘Is God to be found in suffering?’ ‘Can we avoid suffering?’ ‘How do we speak to God in the midst of dark recessionary times?’ ‘How can we make sense of all that is happening?’ Anyone can access this Lenten on Line (LoL) lecture series which attempt to answer some of these questions. You can avail of a short extract of Professor Eamonn Conway’s lecture by clicking on http://www.nostra.ie/news/lol-lent-on-line/ In order to access the Lenten on Line course you need a course enrolment key. You can receive course instructions and a course enrolment key, free of charge, by emailing mary.t.martin@mic.ul.ie.

Arthritis Ireland: Did you know? … A little laughter can make a BIG impact on the lives of people living with arthritis? Research has now shown that laughter is the best medicine. With this in mind Arthritis Ireland are hosting a comedy event called “Have A Laugh” in Dublin’s Laughter Lounge on April 1st. Money raised on the night work to control and cure arthritis. Tickets cost 25.00 euro and can be purchased by calling Louise on 01 647 0209 or emailing lmoran@arthritisireland.ie

Arthritis Ireland: Walk or jog the Flora Mini Marathon on June 6th in honor of someone you love and help us to control and cure arthritis. Join the Arthritis Ireland Flora Mini Marathon team and help us continue to change the lives of people with arthritis in your community. Who will you do it for this June? Call Louise on 01 6470209 or email lmoran@arthritisireland.ie today for your FREE pack!

Lenten Retreat at Avila: A Lenten Retreat will take place on March 12th, Saturday 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. with Micheál Mac Laifeartaigh ocd & Joe Birmingham ocd. There are also a number of Lenten Talks taken place during lent.
For full details see www.avila.ocd.ie

Praying the Scriptures in Lent: With Anthony O’Leary OP. Monday Evenings 7.30-9.00pm. March 21st, March 28th, April 4th & April 11th. For all bookings & enquiries: Tel: 01 643 0200

Making Music Lent & Easter: Dominican Sisters, Mary Bellew House invite you to a Liturgical Workshop in preparation for Lent & Easter. Facilitated by Tricia Nolan, Musical Director, Knockadoon and Ashling Reigh, Liturgical Director, Knockadoon. The event takes place at the Dominican Resource Centre, Cabra, Dublin 7 on the 12th of March from 2.00 to 5.00pm. Email fyp@dominicansisters.com

The Bethany Bereavement Support Group: Residential Weekend led by Fr. Myles O’Reilly S.J. This weekend explores the loss of our loved ones and the meaning of death from a christian perspective through prayer, meditation, discussion, videos and sharing. It will take place at the Augustinian Community, Orlagh, Old Court Road, Firhouse, D.16 on Friday 25th March 2011 at 7.30p.m. to Sunday 27th March 2011 at 4.30p.m. COST: €180.00 per person (Deposit €50.00) Sponsorship available. All Meals included. Apply to: Anne Butler 087-2050514

Lenten Talks: St. John the Evangelist Church, Ballinteer. Each Monday evening 7.30 pm to 8.15 pm. Holy Mass with a short talk as follows:
Week 1: 14th March - Law & Love -Sr. Elizabeth Cotter
Week 2: 21st March - Eucharistic Congress & Evangelisation - Gerard Gallagher
Week 3: 28th March - Matthew’s Gospel, Reconciliation & Forgiveness - Fr. Paddy Boyle
Week 4: 4th April - Living a Christian Life in a Modern World - John Lonergan

THE PSALMS-Human Voices of Praise and Suffering: In Orlagh Retreat Centre, Sr. Carmel McCarthy will conduct three Tuesday evening sessions (7.30-9.30pm) on THE PSALMS-Human Voices of Praise and Suffering. The Psalms cover a wide range of human experiences and emotions. This short course will help you to find words to express your own innermost thoughts and feelings to God. Cost ˆ30. To book contact Fr. John Byrne OSA, Orlagh Retreat Centre, Old Court Road, Dublin 16. These will take place on Tuesdays, March 15th, 22th and 29th

Night for Choirs/Music Groups: Reminder to let members of choirs and music groups know about Monday 14 March in Clonliffe at 8.00 p.m. when Liam Lawton’s new Mass of Glendalough (for the new translation) and the Eucharistic Congress Anthem will be presented. €10 per person will include full music book. Contact Liturgy Resource Centre at 01 8087554 or www.litmus.dublindiocese.ie

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