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Feb
28
Wed
Circle Dance Meditation @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am
Circle Dance Meditation @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

Our lives can be fragmented by the challenges of stressful living. Sacred Dance can help bring about a greater integration and harmony between heart, body, mind and spirit. With its roots in the European classical and folk-dance traditions, dancing in circles to beautiful and inspiring music can help develop a sense of community and offer moments of deep inner stillness and peace. Dancing circles can be inclusive, enjoyable – and fun!
With Barbara Perry CHF

TEST @ home
Feb 28 @ 12:05 pm – 12:05 pm
Mar
4
Sun
St. Brendan’s Church, Coolock Village Novena of Grace in honour of St Francis Xavier 2018 @ St. Brendan’s Church,
Mar 4 @ 6:30 am

Novena of Grace in honour of St Francis Xavier

Sun 4/3 – Mon 11/3 

Theme: “Family“

Date          Sunday 4th March @ 6.30pm   
Speaker: Bishop Eamonn Walsh 
Theme    “Family—The first spark of Faith”
Choir:       Charis

Date           Monday 5th March @ 7.30pm
SpeakerBrian Dooney
Theme       “Family-challenges and opportunities”
Choir:        Geraldine Moore, Jimmy Synnott

Date          Tuesday 6th March @ 7.30pm
Speaker: Vivek da Silva
Theme     “Do you still love me as I am”
Choir:       Dublin Airport Singers

Date         Wednesday 7th March @ 7.30pm
Speaker:  Anne Larkin
Theme    “Domestic Violence” 
Singers:  Home Farm Monday Club

Date             Thursday 8th March @ 7.30pm
Speaker:     Martin Kennedy
Theme         “Life is an ocean, love is a boat, let us reflect on family”
Singers:       CIE  Male Voice Choir

Date            Friday  9th March @ 7.30pm
Speaker:   Dr. Orla Walsh
Theme       “God talk/ No talk”
Singers:     Children’s Choir

Date           Saturday 10th March @ 6.30pm
SpeakerFr. Flann Lynch Cap
Theme    “All  will be well”
Singers:   Parish Choir 

Date           Sunday 11th March @ 6.30pm
Speaker:  Fr. Brendan McManus SJ, Jim Deeds
Theme      “Finding God in the mess”
Singers:   Charis

Date           Monday 11th March @ 7.30pm
SpeakerMs. Terry Kelly
Theme      “The journey of negotiating conflict”
Singers:   Noel O’Callaghan and Jimmy Synnott

Mar
6
Tue
Seeing with new eyes @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm
Seeing with new eyes @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

Images and imagination were important to Ignatius of Loyola; he invited people to engage fully with Scripture scenes and drew throughout his life on strong personal inspirations. Colm Brophy draws on his training in Ignatian spirituality and as an art therapist in these evenings in helping participants to reflect on images that are important to them. If you are ready to take a fresh look at favourite images and how images reflect your inner experience and then go on to reflect on your images of God, these evenings may be of help.
You do not need the skills of an artist but simply a relationship with the visual. Although we communicate verbally, most of our inner life – like sacred mysteries – cannot be put into words.
Places are limited. Please register your interest by phone or web before 1 March.

Mar
8
Thu
Tomorrow’s Parish-Seminar-Parish on the future in Ireland – Dublin 3 @ Academy Room, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre,
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 

Tomorrow’s Parish

 – a seminar to discuss a vision of the Parish in the future in Ireland

Speakers on the night:
•  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Primate of Ireland
•  Donal Harrington, author of Tomorrow’s Parish
•  Hannah Evans, Outreach Coordinator of World Meeting of Families 2018
•  Fr Timothy Bartlett, Secretary General for the World Meeting of Families 2018

All are welcome – please RSVP to [email protected]

Mar
10
Sat
Workshop- Holy Week- Palm Sun-Holy Sat Morning- Colette Furlong-Knock Shrine @ Knock Shrine
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am

 

Workshop at Knock Shrine 

Easter Preparation for Parishes

Workshop: ‘Getting the Most Out of Holy Week’ with Colette Furlong

 

This workshop will explore the whole of Holy Week from Palm Sunday to Holy Saturday Morning as a time of personal reflection, but also as the busiest week in parish life. There will be helpful hints for Altar Societies, Ministers of the Word and Eucharist and for all who wish to enter into the week more deeply. Resources will be provided and parish groups are welcome.

Check the Shrine office for Costs and official times of this workshop

Save the 8th Rally – Parnell Square, Dublin1, -Charlie Fien is a Down syndrome activist
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

8th Rally. 

A 22 year old woman with Down syndrome who has previously addressed the UN will speak at a massive Save the 8th Rally this Saturday March 10th.

Tens of thousands are expected to march in support of retaining the 8th Amendment and protecting the lives of unborn children in Ireland.

Charlie Fien is a Down syndrome activist who recently gave an impassioned plea to the United Nations in March 2017 where she spoke out against the targeted killing of children diagnosed with Down syndrome before birth.

“I am not suffering,” Ms. Fien told the UN body in Geneva. “I am not ill. None of my friends who have Down’s syndrome are suffering either. We live happy lives.”

“We just have an extra chromosome,” she added. “We are still human beings. We are not monsters. Don’t be afraid of us. … Please don’t try to kill us all off.”

The United Nations delegates responded by giving her a standing ovation. Organisers of the Save the 8th Rally say they expect her to receive the same support and welcome in Ireland.

Speaking on behalf of Save the 8th Niamh Ui Bhriain said ”For the next 11 weeks our message will be focused on ensuring that the Irish people vote no to abortion. One of the heartbreaking facts we seen emerging from Britain is that 90% of babies with Down syndrome are aborted before birth and Charlie Fien’s message is hugely important at this time.”

85 parents and individuals living with a disability have signed an open letter saying that the voices of people with disabilities need to be heard in the debate around the 8th Amendment.

The Save the 8th Rally is taking place this Saturday 10th March at 2pm at Parnell Square Dublin.

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For further information Niamh Uí Bhriain on 086 1729008. 

Who do you say that I am?-a talk by Diarmuid O’Murchu- LUISNE CENTRE, KILCOOLE @ Luisne Spirituality Centre
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Searching for a Meaningful Faith
in Today’s Society

March 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 “Who do you say that I am?” Is Jesus still relevant for our time?

We all search for meaning in life at some level. At our deepest level, what we are really searching for is a spirituality that is relevant and which will sustain us on our journey through life. Diarmuid O’Murchu has agreed to help us explore together some significant issues.

Diarmuid O’Murchu, priest, author, widely known and popular lecturer and social psychologist, The session will face the challenge of Jesus’ question to Peter: . . . Who do you say that I am?

Mar
17
Sat
Aifreann Lá Fhéile Pádraig- Dún Laoghaire-Fáilte Romhat @ St Michael's Church
Mar 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am

 

 

Aifreann Lá Fhéile Pádraig ag a 9 15 

Eaglais Naomh Micheál,

Dún Laoghaire.

Fáilte romhat chun Lá Fhéile Pádraig a chéiliúradh 

i measc páistí ag rince, ceoltóirí ag seinnt agus

an pobal ag guí in onóir Dé
inár dteanga dhúchais.

 

Mar
18
Sun
Rosary at the Mass rocks for Life and Faith @ Mass Rocks and Ancient Monastic Sites around Ireland
Mar 18 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

 

 

In November over 30,000 Irish People gathered at our coasts to pray the rosary to preserve Life & Faith in Ireland. Now we turn to our Mass Rocks and Ancient Monastic Sites, on Sunday March 18th, at 2.30pm, to pray the rosary, and ask our deceased brethren, who risked their lives for the faith, to intercede for Ireland. Sign up a location at www.coastalrosaryireland.ie.

The Supreme Court’s decision that the unborn baby is not a child in constitutional law and that the only right he or she has in Ireland is the right to life in the 8th Amendment is incorrect at every level. It is an urgent call for heroic sacrifice and prayer both private and public.

Please find the Prayer Sheet for the Rosary at the Mass Rocks for Life and Faith here.

The following is a note about the importance of coming together at the places where our ancestors…. saints and holy souls prayed and sacrificed to pass on the faith to future generations.

In Ireland, North and South we are in a life and death struggle to protect life and preserve faith. Although this struggle has obvious political, social and especially philosophical dimensions, it is first and foremost a spiritual battle. “For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

Bearing this in mind, a lot of preparation has gone into the prayer sheet for the day.  We invoke the assistance of St Patrick and all the Irish saints and Holy Souls.  In Sacred Scripture we see the importance of placing our holy ancestors in faith before God, when asking for a great and undeserved Grace from Him.

Exodus 32:1-20  While Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving the 10 Commandments, the Israelites turned to idolatry.

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, ‘Go down now, because your people whom you brought out of Egypt have apostatised. They have been quick to leave the way I marked out for them; they have made themselves a calf of molten metal and have worshipped it and offered it sacrifice. “Here is your God, Israel,” they have cried “who brought you up from the land of Egypt!”’ the Lord said to Moses, ‘I can see how headstrong these people are! Leave me, now, my wrath shall blaze out against them and devour them; of you, however, I will make a great nation.’

  But Moses pleaded with the Lord his God. ‘Lord,’ he said ‘why should your wrath blaze out against this people of yours whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with arm outstretched and mighty hand? Why let the Egyptians say, “Ah, it was in treachery that he brought them out, to do them to death in the mountains and wipe them off the face of the earth”? Leave your burning wrath; relent and do not bring this disaster on your people. Remember Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, your servants to whom by your own self you swore and made this promise: I will make your offspring as many as the stars of heaven, and all this land which I promised I will give to your descendants, and it shall be their heritage for ever.’ So the Lord relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.” Another example is Daniel 3:25, 34-43  

Another aspect of the prayer programme is the renewal of Ireland’s consecration to the Sacred Heart.  March 18th, Passion Sunday is the 145th anniversary of Ireland’s solemn consecration.

The programme includes an acceptance of Jesus as King of Ireland. For this we use the formula given to Rozalia Celak in an apparition approved by the Polish bishops. Rozalia will be beatified this year. Our Lord promised to spare Poland from the devastation of WWII if the consecration was made. It was not. However on the Feast of Christ the King 2016 the bishops of Poland with the country’s president made the solemn consecration declaring “Jesus King of Poland”.

Please come to one of the many prayer location and pray with us at 2:30pm, Sunday March 18. If you cannot get to a location please join us wherever you are.

In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, through the intercession of Ireland’s saints, holy souls, the angels, Our Lady, St Joseph, Jesus King of Ireland will grant the great miracle of Life and Faith.

Mar
23
Fri
Invitation-Unveiling of monument in honour of Eugene Lynch-Golden Bridge, Dublin @ Goldenbridge Cemetery
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am

Invitation   

to the

Unveiling of monument in honour of Eugene Lynch  

(8 years) , RIP , 1916

on his unmarked grave

By

Catherine Byrne, TD

Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for
Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Dublin South Central

Blessing by Fr. Bryan Shortall, Capuchin Friary

With Performances from Declan O’Rourke

and the young people of

Our Lady of Lourdes National School Inchicore

Mercy Secondary School Inchicore

Scoil Mhuire Gán Smál Inchicore

All Welcome

Mar
24
Sat
Oasis Day- Manresa House – Dublin @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
Mar 24 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Oasis Day- Manresa House - Dublin @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

Step aside from the ordinary into the lovely surroundings of Manresa for an Oasis Day. Each day takes place in an atmosphere of silence and comprises a number of elements: reflections, guided meditations, prayer and an opportunity to meet with a spiritual director; a celebration of the Eucharist concludes each day.

HOLY WEEK DANCE MEDITATION DAY – LUISNE CENTRE, KILCOOLE,Co.Wicklow @ LUISNE CENTRE
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

HOLY WEEK DANCE MEDITATION DAY

 

Facilitator; Barbara Perry

A growing number of people are discovering and experiencing the joy and peacefulness of dance meditation as a regular spiritual practice.

 Dances will be chosen to suit this holy season and will serve as a lovely experiential preparation for the holy days ahead.

 Join us to experience beauty, music, spirituality, healing and engagement with the wondrous dance of life, death and resurrection.

No previous dance experience required

 

Mar
28
Wed
Holy Week Retreat: Zen and the Self-emptying of Christ-Dominican Retreat Centre-Tallaght @ Dominican Retreat Centre
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm

 

Holy Week Retreat: Zen and the Self-emptying of Christ

Dominican Retreat Centre
Tallaght village, Dublin 24
Email: [email protected]
(01) 404 8123 / 404 8189

Apr
7
Sat
Oasis Day- Manresa House – Dublin 3 @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

 

Step aside from the ordinary into the lovely surroundings of Manresa for an Oasis Day. Each day takes place in an atmosphere of silence and comprises a number of elements: reflections, guided meditations, prayer and an opportunity to meet with a spiritual director; a celebration of the Eucharist concludes each day.

Apr
10
Tue
Wake up to Life: de Mello Meditation Evenings-Manresa House -Dublin @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm
Wake up to Life: de Mello Meditation Evenings-Manresa House -Dublin @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

Remembering Anthony de Mello SJ, this series of evenings will be based on some of de Mello’s basic principles for wholesome living, using guided meditations and fantasy exercises.
The use of imagination, awareness exercises, group discussion and creative visualisation helps to awaken greater awareness of our giftedness and to open up new pathways to God.
Tuesdays 10, 17 and 24 April with John Callanan SJ
No booking required, come along any evening.

Apr
11
Wed
Tues test @ Home
Apr 11 all-day

All preparation

Apr
14
Sat
Workshop with artist Róisín de Búitléar- Knock Shrine @ Knock Shrine
Apr 14 all-day

 

Join artist Róisín de Buitléar as she shares the ideas, design process and development behind her commissioned work ‘Pilgrimage’ for Knock Basilica.

The two glazed halls at the entrance to the Basilica were completed over a two year period in collaboration with the Shrine and award-winning Architects, A&D Wejcherts, Dublin.

Apr
18
Wed
Family Fashion Show – in aid of Rossorry Church-Enniskillen @ Killyhevlin Hotel
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm

Proceeds in aid of Rossorry Parish Repair Fund

Apr
21
Sat
Oasis Day – Manresa Centre – Clontarf . D 3 @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Step aside from the ordinary into the lovely surroundings of Manresa for an Oasis Day. Each day takes place in an atmosphere of silence and comprises a number of elements: reflections, guided meditations, prayer and an opportunity to meet with a spiritual director; a celebration of the Eucharist concludes each day.

Apr
26
Thu
Climate Change Awareness Seminar – The Church and Society Commission (CASC) of the Church of Ireland -Science Gallery-Dublin 2 @ Science Gallery,Trinity College
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Church and Society Commission (CASC) of the Church of Ireland
is issuing an invitation to church leaders and their congregations from all denominations to attend an information morning addressing issues surrounding climate change  

Attendance is free.It will conclude with a light lunch at 1pm  

  • The Science of Climate Change Professor John Sweeney, Emeritus Professor of Geography, Maynooth University
  • Joining the Dots on Climate JusticeDr. Lorna Gold, Trócaire
  • Theology and Environmental Ethics in a Changing ClimateDr Cathriona Russell, Dungannon and Beresford Assistant Professor in Theology, Trinity College Dublin
  • Hosted by the Archbishop of Dublin, The Most Revd Michael Jackson and Archdeacon Andrew Orr, Chair of Eco-Congregation Ireland

Places are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come/first-served basis. 

Open House at DCU (Mater Dei Institute) @ DCU All Hallows Campus, the new home of Mater Dei Institute’s courses in theology, philosophy and ethics
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open House at DCU (Mater Dei Institute) @ DCU All Hallows Campus, the new home of Mater Dei Institute’s courses in theology, philosophy and ethics | County Dublin | Ireland

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEEfgHM_5IZJvCw2APLBlzU5i_7ggnXV69raKMExANORak3g/viewform

 

There will be the opportunity to meet and catch up with staff, hear short talks on current research and developments, and find out about the exciting array of courses, postgraduate research, and available scholarships in theology, philosophy, and ethics at DCU.

Apr
28
Sat
Oasis Day – Manresa Centre – Clontarf . D 3 @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

 

Caith lá i Manresa in atmaisféar séamh ciún. Mar “Oasis Day”, cuimsíonn lá mar seo roinnt eilimintí: am machnaimh, paidir threoraithe, seal leat féin agus deis chun bualadh le stiúrthóir spioradálta no dul ar faoistín; críochnaíonn ceiliúradh an Eocairist gach lá. Cé go mbeidh tú i do thost, nuair a cuiretar aon rud i láthair, is as Gaeilge a mbeidh sé.

May
5
Sat
Down to Earth: An Introduction to Dreams @ The Emmaus Centre
May 5 @ 9:20 am – May 6 @ 2:00 pm

Our dreams have fascinated us since the dawn of history. Where do they come from? What do they mean? Is it possible to work with dreams? Should they be taken seriously? Should they ever be taken literally? Are they merely the exhausted wanderings of the nocturnal mind? These are some of the questions dealt with in this fun and very down to earth introduction to dreams and to dreamwork.

We start with the Bible and ask how is it that dreams went out of fashion so early in the Christian story? Then we explore the surprising part that dreams have played in the history of science. Inevitably, we take a look at the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung and their consideration of the interpretation of dreams. Symbolism in dreams is another topic that is touched upon, along with dreams and spirituality and dreams and personal development. Finally, we look at very practical ways we can work on our dreams.

Dreamwork can make an enormous contribution to our psychological and spiritual growth. However, it involves a long-term commitment to work and it is not a shortcut to perfection. It is work that can be done alone, but undoubtedly, it is work that is best done with a competent and qualified person. Sometimes people wok on their dreams in groups and this too has proved to be an effective approach. During this program, however, it is unlikely that we will have much time to spend on the dreams of individual participants.

May
8
Tue
Muire na mBard – Manresa House – Dublin 3 @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Bunófar an tsraith seo cainteanna ar ábhar an leabhráin Muire na mBard. Léirítear stádas na Maighdeana Muire san fhilíocht chlasaiceach sa leabhrán seo. Pléifear gnéithe éagsúla den gcur chuige sna cainteanna. Beifear ag díriú ar an dtaobh is sothuigthe agus is coitianta den ábhar seo.

This series of talks will address material published in the booklet Muire na mBard. In that book the presentation of the Virgin Mary in classical Irish poetry is examined. Various simple and commonly met with elements of the literary depiction of the Virgin in examples of that poetry will be discussed

Muire na mBard Series – Manresa House – Dublin 3 @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bunófar an tsraith seo cainteanna ar ábhar an leabhráin Muire na mBard. Léirítear stádas na Maighdeana Muire san fhilíocht chlasaiceach sa leabhrán seo. Pléifear gnéithe éagsúla den gcur chuige sna cainteanna. Beifear ag díriú ar an dtaobh is sothuigthe agus is coitianta den ábhar seo.

This series of talks will address material published in the booklet Muire na mBard. In that book the presentation of the Virgin Mary in classical Irish poetry is examined. Various simple and commonly met with elements of the literary depiction of the Virgin in examples of that poetry will be discussed

May
19
Sat
John Henry Newman: One Day Retreat – Manresa House – Clontarf, Dublin 3 @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

 

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.

Jun
23
Sat
Oasis Day – Manresa House – Dublin 3 @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
Jun 23 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

 

Step aside from the ordinary into the lovely surroundings of Manresa for an Oasis Day. Each day takes place in an atmosphere of silence and comprises a number of elements: reflections, guided meditations, prayer and an opportunity to meet with a spiritual director; a celebration of the Eucharist concludes each day.

Jun
27
Wed
The Church and Society Commission (CASC) of the COI-Climate Change Awareness SeminaTrinity College
Jun 27 @ 3:38 pm – 4:38 pm

The Church and Society Commission (CASC) of the Church of Ireland is issuing an invitation to church leaders and their congregations from all denominations to attend an information morning addressing issues surrounding climate change.

 It will conclude with a light lunch at 1pm. Attendance is free.

  • The Science of Climate Change Professor John Sweeney, Emeritus Professor of Geography, Maynooth University
  • Joining the Dots on Climate JusticeDr. Lorna Gold, Trócaire
  • Theology and Environmental Ethics in a Changing ClimateDr Cathriona Russell, Dungannon and Beresford Assistant Professor in Theology, Trinity College Dublin
  • Hosted by the Archbishop of Dublin, The Most Revd Michael Jackson and Archdeacon Andrew Orr, Chair of Eco-Congregation Ireland

Places are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come/first-served basis. To secure a place, please email [email protected] or contact Caoimhe Leppard in Church of Ireland House, Dublin, 01 4125608. Information on how to find the Science Gallery, Trinity College, can be found here https://dublin.sciencegallery.com/find_us.

Jun 27 @ 3:52 pm – 4:52 pm

49th Irish Church Music Association Summer School

opens in Maynooth this week

  • Theme: Faith, Hope and Love
  • Workshops and classes will reflect the events planned for each of the three days of the Congress of the upcoming World Meeting of Families in the RDS from August 22 to 24.

Over 100 singers and musicians from around the country are expected to attend the 49th  Annual Irish Church Music Association’s Summer School in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth from tomorrow Wednesday 27 June to Saturday 30 June.

The theme of this year’s summer school is Faith, Hope and Love and will reflect the events planned for each of the three days of the Congress of the upcoming World Meeting of Families in the RDS from August 22 to 24.

Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry will celebrate Mass on Friday evening at 5pm and afterwards will launch a collection of Mass settings in Irish by Irish composers.

Commenting ahead of the summer school Father Turlough Baxter, chair of the Irish Church Music Association, said: “This year we are building up to the historic visit of Pope Francis in August. Many of those involved in preparing the liturgy and music in parishes around the country will be preparing various events to prepare for this and the World Meeting of Families, and we hope that what we have to offer will be of help to all.

“The Summer School will begin tomorrow, and the Evening Prayer that day will be based on the liturgy that is to be celebrated in each Cathedral throughout the country to begin this historic event.

“On Friday Derek Mahady will give a workshop to introduce the music that will be used for the Morning Prayer and Masses in the RDS, as well as at the Papal Mass”.

To add to this organisers are delighted to welcome John Bell from the Iona Community and also Philip Stopford, who will be present each day and will lead a standalone masterclass on Saturday. Those who wish to only attend this will just have the music for that day as part of their pack.

Last year An Leabhair Aifrinn (the Roman Missal in Irish) was published and to mark this initiative the ICMA school has invited John Jones to present a workshop of music in Irish. Some of this will be used for the Eucharistic Celebration on Friday evening.

Tomorrow evening, in conjunction with Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth there will be an Organ Recital with Sebastian Heindl.

On Thursday night Our Lady of Victories Gospel Choir, directed by Ciaran Coll, will perform. The choir is ten years old this year and has just launched a new CD.

On Friday night the school is hosting a “Come and Sing along Messiah”.  This will be directed by Philip Stopford.