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Sep
22
Thu
The Great Adventure: A New Approach to the Bible @ Avila Carmelite Centrre
Sep 22 2016 @ 7:30 pm – May 18 2017 @ 7:30 pm

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Starting in September we are delighted to announce The Great Adventure, a comprehensive introduction to the scriptures, carried out over 24 weeks. The series takes a narrative approach to the Bible; it divides it into twelve time periods and then focuses on fourteen books of the Bible to follow the narrative from Creation up to the birth of the Church (including the Acts of the Apostles)

The course begins on Thursday 22 September 2016 and finishes on Thursday 18 May 2017. The course must be undertaken as a whole, please consult all the dates below to ensure full participation:

24 Evenings (Thursdays 7.30pm)
2016
Sept 22 & 29, Oct 06 & 20, Nov 03, 10 & 24, Dec 01, 08 & 15
2017
Jan 19 & 26, Feb 02, 09 & 23, Mar 02, 09, 23 & 30, Apr 06 & 27, May 04, 11 & 18

Mar
7
Tue
Lenten Evening Talks: In the Footsteps of our Ancestors @ Avila Carmelite Centre
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm
Lenten Evening Talks: In the Footsteps of our Ancestors @ Avila Carmelite Centre | County Dublin | Ireland

The title of our Lenten series of talks this year is “In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors”. Over five consecutive weeks Padraigín Clancey PhD will speak on returning to the Well of Celtic Wisdom.
Based on the Aran Islands, Padraigín is a lecturer and broadcaster on Irish folklore and Celtic spirituality
The talks will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm on 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th March and 4th April. The suggested offering is €50.

Mar
31
Fri
Augustinian Vocation Weekend @ St Augustine's Priory
Mar 31 – Apr 2 all-day
Augustinian Vocation Weekend @ St Augustine's Priory | Drogheda | County Louth | Ireland

The Irish Augustinians are hosting a Vocations Weekend from Fri March 31 to Sunday April 2. . The weekend will be hosted by our Drogheda Community and is open to all single men over the age of 18 who wish to discern their vocation to religious life. The Augustinians have been in Ireland close on 800 years and are involved in a wide range of ministries. We follow the Rule and Spirituality of St Augustine as we seek God “one in mind and heart”. For more information please contact Fr Colm O Mahony osa on, 00 353 86 8845 747 or on [email protected]

Apr
3
Mon
Spirituality in Poetry and Song @ Manresa
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Spirituality in Poetry and Song @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

These workshops will involve prayer, silence and sharing. Participants will have opportunities to consider favourite poems and music and to reflect on them prayerfully. Guided by the insights of Ignatian spirituality in an atmosphere of attention to what inspires, these meetings will help to recognise and appreciate what inspires and invite light into life.

Although it is not essential, please feel free to bring a poem or piece of music which helps us explore something of this theme – especially if it is a piece of your own creation.

A short Drama – Pilate under Pressure – Gardiner’s St Church – Holy Week @ St Francis Xavier's Church
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm

 

A short drama in Holy Week set against the backdrop of the first Good Friday.

Written and directed by Sean Walsh

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday April 10,11,12 at 8.oopm

Apr
4
Tue
Loss & Recovery – The Emmaus Centre @ The Emmaus Centre
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Loss & Recovery - The Emmaus Centre @ The Emmaus Centre | County Dublin | Ireland

Our mission is to empower people to get in touch with their deepest selves through our spiritual and human development programmes. Welcome to Tranquillity!

Lenten Prayer Evenings @ Manresa
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lenten Prayer Evenings @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

These evenings create a ‘sacred space’ for you to open your heart to the Word of God, helping you to prepare to celebrate God’s great love for us. You can come for any one evening, or all seven as you wish. No need to book – just come along.

Apr
5
Wed
Movies that Matter @ Manresa
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Movies that Matter @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

The popular Movies that Matter series brings a new selection of films this spring. Each film will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a discussion. For details of the films being shown, sign up for our newsletter at http://www.manresa.ie/mailchimp/subscribe

Apr
6
Thu
CEDF Charity Concert featuring FR. Liam Lawton with supporting acts @ Mount Argus Church
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
CEDF Charity Concert featuring FR. Liam Lawton with supporting acts @ Mount Argus Church | County Dublin | Ireland

Join us in making a difference and creating hope for the young students of rural Uganda.

IT Tallaght in association with The Childrens Educational Development Fund would like to present to you ‘The CEDF charity concert’, hosted by the renowned and much loved Fr.Liam Lawton and supporting guest’s, the phenomenal Soprano Victoria Massey (Mezzo Soprano) with St. Judes Childrens Choir and the well known and very talented Darren Holden High Kings Star.

All proceeds will be going directly to the Children’s Educational Development Fund, a charity that focuses on providing eductational opportunities for young disadvantaged and vunerable children and youths of rural Uganda.

For further information on the charity please visit http://www.cedf.ie/

An enlightening and spiritual event bringing friends and families together. A night which will allow you to sit back and relax, providing you with exceptional musical entertainment that will be set to take your breath away.

Apr
8
Sat
Discipleship the Call an the Challenge @ Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am
Discipleship the Call an the Challenge @ Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

As part of our 80th Anniversary celebrations we are delighted to announce a special Lenten Conference.
This event is a great way to begin Holy Week with a thought provoking day on the Call and Challenge of Discipleship. Leading us in a journey through the Holy Week.
Places at the conference are limited so early booking is advised.

Pushing the Boundaries @ Avila Carmelite Centre
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pushing the Boundaries @ Avila Carmelite Centre | County Dublin | Ireland

Fr. Dick Cobben, Provincial of the Discalced Carmelites in the Netherlands, leads a day centred around a dynamic interpretation of the Christian Faith.

Celebrating Family; Preparing for WMOF2018 @ St John's Rest & Care Centre
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On Saturday 8th April Knock Shrine will host a day for families to help them prepare for the World Meeting of Families next year. The guest speakers are Timothy Bartlett (Secretary General for the World Meeting of Families) and Irish Times columnist Breda O’Brien. The day will include talks and sharing of personal testimonies from guest families. It will take place in the Rest & Care Centre from 11am with Mass at 3pm which will be celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Archbishop Michael Neary. Activities and workshops will be provided by Knock Youth Ministry for children (5 years and over) and young people attending. All are welcome.

Apr
10
Mon
Exploring Easter Through Dance Meditation – Christchurch Cathedral @ Christchurch Cathedral
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

 

No experience of dance necessary.

Parking available in or near Jury’s Hotel

 

Apr
11
Tue
Lenten Prayer Evenings @ Manresa
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lenten Prayer Evenings @ Manresa

These evenings create a ‘sacred space’ for you to open your heart to the Word of God, helping you to prepare to celebrate God’s great love for us. You can come for any one evening, or all seven as you wish. No need to book – just come along.

Apr
14
Fri
Good Friday Ritual – The Emmaus Centre @ The Emmaus Centre
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Good Friday Ritual - The Emmaus Centre @ The Emmaus Centre | County Dublin | Ireland

Our mission is to empower people to get in touch with their deepest selves through our spiritual and human development programmes. Welcome to Tranquillity!

Good Friday: Way of the Cross – 12.00noon-Phoenix Pk @ Wellington Monument, Phoenix Park
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm

The procession will proceed from the Wellington Monument to the Papal Cross at Noontime.

Led by the Most Reverend Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin

Theme: Communion and Libertion

Apr
15
Sat
@ Resurrexit.
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

A GATHERING OF MEN

Our annual day for men, which will be facilitated by Fr. Jack Finnegan, will take place on

Easter Saturday, the 15th of April,

coffee at 10.30am for starting at 11am, and will finish at 4.30pm.

No booking required.

A light lunch of soup, bread and cheese will be provided.

Donations towards overheads appreciated.

All men welcome.

Apr
22
Sat
Book Launch @ The Bookshop, Knock Shrine
Apr 22 @ 2:30 pm
Book Launch @ The Bookshop, Knock Shrine | Knock | County Mayo | Ireland

You’re invited to a book launch in Knock Shrine bookshop on Saturday 22 April at 2.30pm: “The Lamb Will Conquer: Reflections on the Knock Apparition” by Fr Nigel Woollen (curate of Knock), launched by Most Rev. Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe. Book also available (€10) in Knock Shrine and Veritas websites.

Apr
26
Wed
Catholic Godparents Association Annual Retreat/Conference – Tallaght, Dublin 24 – April 26 – April 27 @ Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght Village,
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – Apr 27 @ 4:30 pm

Theme
“Helping our Children+ Grandchildren
to know, love and serve God”

Speakers
Kate Liffey, National Catechetical Association
Fr. Benny McHale, Croi Nua Spirituality Centre, Galway
Catherine Wiley, Founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association
(limited space available)

Location 
Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24
(easy access from M50, close by to Luas station with connecting from Heuston Station)

Time of Gathering and finishing will be clarified when booking. Times listed above are machine listed and may not be acurate

Apr
27
Thu
Frank Duff offered a humane, more Christian alternative to the Mother and Baby homes @ Davenport Hotel
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

Ireland’s Catholic past has been in the news again very recently. It never seems to be out of it and the picture that is painted of our Catholic past is not flattering, to put it mildly.

The latest furore has been over the Tuam Mother and Baby home where it has come to light once again that almost 800 babies died there in the years of its operation from 1925 to 1961 and are buried in an unmarked grave.

There is no doubt that Ireland’s treatment of unmarried mothers and their babies was very harsh, as it was to a greater or lesser extent in many other societies at the time. But did it have to be this way? Did we have to be so harsh, and did we have to separate unmarried mothers from their babies in the way that we did?

One man and one organisation who thought otherwise was Frank Duff and the organisation he founded, the Legion of Mary.

When Frank Duff set up his Regina Coeli hostel for homeless women in 1930, he found that many of the women arriving for help and for shelter were unmarried mothers. He sought to help them, not stigmatise them. He helped these women keep their babies and to raise them. He was very opposed to separating these unmarried mothers from their children except in rare circumstances.

Frank Duff’s Legion of Mary was the only organisation operating in those early decades after Independence that offered this kind of help to unmarried mothers. This shows that a more humane alternative to institutions like the Mother and Baby homes was possible, including from a Catholic point of view.

Our talk will look at this humane, more Christian alternative that Frank Duff and the Legion of Mary offered. It will look at how he was also critical of the industrial schools. It will examine how he and the Legion of Mary refused to be prisoners of the attitudes of their time and rose above them.

The talk will be delivered by Finola Kennedy, author of Frank Duff: A Life Story.

Finola has been a lecturer at University College Dublin and at the Institute of Public Administration, Ireland. She was a member of the Review Group on the Constitution and the Commission on the Status of Women.

She is the author of the pioneering study, Cottage to Crèche: Family Changes in Ireland. She has contributed frequently to newspapers such as the Irish Times, the Sunday Business Post and the Sunday Independent.

The chair on the evening will be Finola Bruton who is well known to Iona Institute supporters.

Apr
29
Sat
Day Retreat ‘Quiet Days for Busy People’-Knock – Co Mayo @ Taize Room, Prayer Guidance Centre
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Day Retreat 'Quiet Days for Busy People'-Knock - Co Mayo @ Taize Room, Prayer Guidance Centre | County Mayo | Ireland

Join in Knock for a quiet day of reflection. Take time out for yourself to nourish your soul and discover new life in the heart of the gospels, through Guided Meditation and quiet reflection. Take the opportunity of a one to one conversation with a prayer guide in order to gain a deeper awareness of who you are in God’s presence.

Family Matters @ Aula Maxima, St Patrick's College, Maynooth
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Family Matters @ Aula Maxima, St Patrick's College, Maynooth | County Kildare | Ireland

Pope Francis is set to visit Ireland in August 2018 for the World Meeting of Families which will draw many thousands of families from all over the world. As preparations get underway for the huge event in Dublin, the Focolare Movement, which has its centre in Prosperous, Co. Kildare, has organised a one day event on the theme of Family Matters at the Aula Maxima, South Campus, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth on Saturday 29th April 2018.
Keynote speakers at the event include Fr Tim Bartlett , Secretary General for the WMOF 18 and Dr Lorna Gold from Trocaire and Susan Gately, author of ‘God’s Surprise – the New Movements in the Church’. A major feature of the Family Matters day will be the launch of the ‘Family Cube’, a very useful tool to increase the love in a family. Each face of the cube displays a Gospel based phrase. Families role the cube every morning and try to live according to what comes out on top.

May
6
Sat
John Henry Newman: One Day Retreat @ Manresa
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
John Henry Newman: One Day Retreat @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

This one-day retreat offers an opportunity to engage prayerfully with John Henry Newman. The motto he chose when named a cardinal in 1879 was “Cor ad cor loquitur.” (Heart speaks to heart.) This is a day to allow the heart to rest and to hear, to be encouraged by the wisdom of Newman as we seek God.

The day will consist of talks, time for reflection and the celebration of Mass. The retreat will be directed by Dermot Mansfield SJ, author of Heart Speaks to Heart: The Story of Blessed John Henry Newman (Veritas, 2010).

This retreat will be attended by members of the Newman Society of Ireland. All are welcome to attend.

Resting in the Arms of God with Deirdre Ni Chinneide @ Taize Room, Prayer Guidance Centre
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Resting in the Arms of God with Deirdre Ni Chinneide @ Taize Room, Prayer Guidance Centre | County Mayo | Ireland

Facilitated by Deirdre Ni Chinneide, this day long workshop invites you to come away from the demands of busy life, to listen and explore with others, the power and presence of God. With the arrival of spring, new light and growth reflect the constant call from God to know, love and trust in his guidance deep in the heart of our lives.

May
7
Sun
Day of Prayer and Reflection-Breige O Hare-St. Anthony’s Retreat Centre-Donegal @ St. Anthony's Retreat Centre
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Day of Prayer and Reflection led by Breige O Hare

St. Anthony’s Retreat Centre

Dundrain, Burnfoot, Co. Donegal. F93 NF76

Starts 11a.m. and concludes with Mass celebrated by Fr. Neal Carlin at 3p.m.

May
10
Wed
Movies that Matter @ Manresa
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Movies that Matter @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

The popular Movies that Matter series brings a new selection of films this spring. Each film will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a discussion. For details of the films being shown, sign up for our newsletter at http://www.manresa.ie/mailchimp/subscribe

May
13
Sat
Coffee Morning for Women) (age 20-50)-St. Marys Cathedral, James St, Kilkenny-Presentation Sisters @ St. Marys Cathedral,
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Presentation Sisters are hosting a Coffee Morning for women (age 20 – 50) who are searching for a radical expression of Gospel life.

The morning will include a film about the first religious sister to be an ecological martyr – Sr Dorothy Stang.

In the second attachment you will see that the event above is inspired by the approaching tercentenary of the birth of Nano Nagle for which the soon to be launched book is written.

Do not hesitate to contact me for any queries. Bernadette CONTACT: [email protected]ne.com / 087.2033006

May
14
Sun
Emmaus Centre Open Day (Sunday, 14th May) @ The Emmaus Centre
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Emmaus Centre Open Day (Sunday, 14th May) @ The Emmaus Centre | County Dublin | Ireland

Welcome to The Emmaus Centre where we have open space, inspiring activities and a long history tradition of personal, social and spiritual development. On this free day our programme facilitators will go through all the good stuff we offer on site. All you need to bring is yourself, your family and some friends. All are welcome!

May
15
Mon
Spirituality in Poetry and Song @ Manresa
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Spirituality in Poetry and Song @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

These workshops will involve prayer, silence and sharing. Participants will have opportunities to consider favourite poems and music and to reflect on them prayerfully. Guided by the insights of Ignatian spirituality in an atmosphere of attention to what inspires, these meetings will help to recognise and appreciate what inspires and invite light into life.

Although it is not essential, please feel free to bring a poem or piece of music which helps us explore something of this theme – especially if it is a piece of your own creation.

May
18
Thu
Sweden; the model secular society? @ The Davenport Hotel,
May 18 @ 8:00 pm

Sweden; the model secular society?

Speakers:

Mattias Nordstrom, theologian and pastor
&
Ruth Nordstrom, CEO and lawyer

It is fair to say that Sweden receives favourable coverage in the Irish media, as it does in the Western media generally. It is renowned for its generous and egalitarian social policy. The influence of religion upon Swedish society is very small these days, including that of the formerly dominant Lutheran Church. All in all, Sweden is seen and presented as a sort of ‘secular paradise’ which Ireland would do well to emulate.

Our next speakers are husband and wife, Mattias and Ruth Nordstrom  Mattias is a theologian and pastor in Uppsala in Sweden. Ruth is CEO and Senior Legal Counsel at Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers.

Ruth is currently legally representing two Swedish midwives who have been refused employment in Swedish hospitals because they will not perform abortions. Ruth will speak about this case, that will soon be brought to the European Court of Human Rights, and about other ongoing cases and issues regarding human rights, human trafficking, migration & asylum law and religious freedom.

Mattias will speak about what it is like to live in a country that has become so secular and in which religion has been pushed to the margins of life, the state of marriage and family life, and how Christians in Sweden are responding to the challenges they face.

The Swedish example is very relevant to Ireland because it is so often held up as the model country. We hope you will be able to attend what promises to be an enlightening and informative talk.