Diocesan Notices: 22nd February 2012

Posted 24th February 2012 in Diocesan Notices

From the Dublin Diocesan Noticeboard.

Spring Lecture Series: Mater Dei Institute of Education Spring Lecture commences tomorrow Thursday the 23rd of February at 7.30pm. The first lecture of the series will be given by Dr. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin on “Reform of the Church in Ireland: Facing the future with Hope” For full details of the Lecture series see www.dublindiocese.ie

Lenten Reflections at Church Street: “Seven Last Words” Music by the CYC Faith Chamber Choir!
Friday 24th February, 8.00pm - “Father Forgive Them, For they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34) - Reflections on forgiveness.
Friday 2nd March, 8:00pm - “Today you will be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43) - Reflections on sorrow and delight.
Friday 9th March, 8:00pm - “Woman, Behold your Son…Behold Your Mother” (John 19:26-27) - Reflections on our Mother Mary.
Friday 16th March, 8:00pm - “My God, Why have you forsaken Me?” (Mark 15:34) - Reflections on abandonment.
Friday 23rd March, 8:00pm - “I Thirst” (John 19:28) - Reflections on thirsting.
Friday 30th March, 8:00pm - “Father, Into your hands I commend my Spirit” (Luke 23:46) - Service of Reconciliation.
Good Friday 6th April, 8:00pm - “It is Finished” (John 19:30) - Scriptural Way of the Cross.

Novena of Grace: Gardiner St Church, March 4-12th. Novena of Grace in honour of St. Francis Xavier. Weekdays - 11.00,1.00, 5.30, 7.30; Saturday 11.00, 1.00, 6.00 Sundays 11.00, 12.30, 3.30. Homily by Fr Paul Coutinho, SJ, Mumbai and St Louis USA. This year marks the 300th anniversary of the Novena which has been held each year since then, beginning in Mary’s Lane and Halston St.

Holy Land Study Tour 19 April 2012: Fr Kieran O’Mahony OSA is a scripture scholar working in the Dublin Diocese, providing biblical resources for parishes and for people in ministry. Fr Kieran will accompany a pilgrimage to the Holy Land on 19th April 2012. The 12 day pilgrimage will take in all the major sites. In addition to guided tours, each day there will be a lecture on the Gospel according to Luke, generally in connection to sites visited. There’s mass every day, with reflections on the readings. Further details from Kieran O’Mahony (komahony1@me.com) or on www.tarsus.ie.

Bag Pack in aid of National Council for the Blind: Volunteers are urgently needed for Saturday 21st April 2012, 10am - 6pm at All Dunne’s Dublin Stores. Volunteers Shifts: Morning and/or afternoon. You will be supplied with an NCBI Tee Shirt on the day. An NCBI Manager will also be recruited to support you on the day and a short induction will be given to ensure the day is a very successful one for all involved. NCBI collection buckets/leaflets will be placed at all Till stations in the Stores. Contact: Grainne Barnett 087 2055566/Low call 1850 33 43 53. Email: grainne.barnett@ncbi.ie

Monastic Weekend: Upcoming Monastic Experience Weekend taking place at St. Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn on 20-22 April, 2012. The event is open to women who are discerning God’s call in their lives and who would like to discover more about monastic life. Cistercian nuns seek God and follow Christ in a life of prayer and study, work and solitude, simplicity and silence, in a stable, loving community. We are a vibrant, growing community of 36 sisters. Currently, there are 2500 Cistercian monks and 1800 Cistercian nuns worldwide. For more information visit the website www.glencairnabbey.org

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