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Dec
4
Mon
Liam Lawton’s Dublin 2017 Christmas Concert-Gardiner St Church, Dublin 7 @ ST FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH,
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm

 

Liam Lawton’s

Dublin 2017 Christmas Concert.

 

Proceeds after expenses go to
The Jesuit Mission, Assam, NE India.

Tell your friends and fans of Liam!

Doors open at 7.15

Dec
5
Tue
‘How we killed God-a talk by David Quinn-Vienna Woods hotel, Cork @ Vienna Woods hotel
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm

We are very pleased to invite you to our next talk which will be given by Iona Institute Director, David Quinn.

David will discuss how ‘Official Ireland’ is ruthlessly pushing all consideration of God to the margins of Irish life. Christians are allowed little or no place in public debate, and God is rarely spoken of in public any more. So far as Irish public life is concerned, we have effectively ‘killed’ God. Except we cannot do that of course, so we do the next best thing; we pretend he is ‘dead’.

David will talk about the consequences of this, about how it has played out in Irish life over the last twenty-five years, and what we can do about it. David will draw on his new book, also called ‘How we kill God (and other tales of modern Ireland)’, which is a selection of his columns from 1994 to the present. The book features a biographical interview.

David is currently a columnist with The Sunday Times and The Irish Catholic. He has previously been a columnist with The Irish Independent and The Sunday Business Post.

Dec
7
Thu
All night Vigil to Our Lady- Knock Shrine -Dec 7-8 @ Knock Basilica
Dec 7 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 5:00 am

The 45th Annual Eucharistic All-Night Vigil

Thursday 7th – Friday 8th December

at Knock Shrine.

 

The purpose of the all-night vigil is to celebrate and honour the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Organised by the director of the Eucharistic Apostolate of Atonement for Mercy, the Vigil is inspired by the spirituality of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen.

The programme for the night begins on December 7th at 10pm with confessions until 12 midnight in the Chapel of Reconciliation. The vigil commences at 12 midnight in the Basilica with Rosary, Candlelight Procession, Holy Hour and Stations of the Cross.

There will then be a Mass at 4am on December 8th with main celebrant Fr Freddy Warner and concelebrant Fr Brendan Walsh.

Music will be provided by Knock Shrine’s music director, Úna Nolan, and soloists James Kilbane and Deirdre Parle.

St John’s Rest & Care Centre will be open all night to facilitate pilgrims who are attending the vigil.

For information on travelling to Knock Shrine for the All Night Vigil, contact the Knock office on (094) 9388100; Dublin offices at (01) 8733356; (01) 2898549 or (01) 8404247; or the Limerick office on (061) 8404247.

Dec
8
Fri
Persecuted Christians: an Advent evening of prayer-London @ Tyburn Convent
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Persecuted Christians: an Advent evening of prayer and discernment.

  • Let not your heart be disturbed. Am I not here, who am your Mother? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything.” The Blessed Virgin Mary to Saint Juan Diego, December 1531.
  • Friday 08 December 2017 (Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary). 6:30-9:30 pm. Tyburn Convent, 8 Hyde Park Place, London W2 2L J (Marble Arch station). Free admission.
  • This event will be held in honour of The Divine Infancy and Our Lady of Guadalupe (feast day 12 December) as we contemplate the amazing events in 1531 that led to the conversion of millions to Christianity and the ending of a sadistic culture based on violence and death. In reverent anticipation of Our Saviour’s nativity, we will remember especially persecuted families, children, and the Unborn.
  • The event will include Mass, entrustment and intercessional prayers, what you can do to help persecuted Christians, and humble thanksgiving for the positive developments this year including the release of Fr Tom Uzuunnalil from captivity and degradation of IS (Daesh).
  • If you are unable to attend, you can still join in using our prayers and directions for concurrent events (includes special thanksgiving prayer).
  • …God sent his only-begotten Son into the world, so that we might live through Him. Whoever has confessed that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” [1 John 4]
  • Please help us to publicise this event if you can; thank you.

 

George.

Dec
10
Sun
Long Walk to Freedom-Candlelit March-Altogether in Dignity-Dublin 1 @ Dublin city
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm

All Together in Dignity

International Human Rights Day
Sunday 10th December at 5.30pm – Dublin 1

Join us for the Long Walk to Freedom!

On Human Rights Day (10th December), ATD Ireland, is organising the “Long Walk to Freedom” this is the third in a series of symbolic walks taking place each year from 2015 to 2030, on Human Rights Day!

The “Long Walk to Freedom” symbolizes the long walk ahead of us to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.These are a set of 17 Goals, agreed by countries all over the world, including Ireland, to make the world we live in a better place by the year 2030.

This year we will march around Dublin 1 stopping at places that are
significant to the fight for human rights.

Significant stops in Dublin 1include:
The Home Memorial
The Magdalene Laundries
The Universal Links on Human Rights Sculpture
The James Connolly statue
The Famine Statues (CHQ)
The Human Rights and Poverty Stone (CHQ)

 

Facebook event’s page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1579090592171464/

Dec
12
Tue
Lecture series-To Journey by Starlight Mornings – Carol Barry Commencing 21,28, Nov & 5,12 Dec-Aylward House, Holy Faith Convent, Botanic, Dublin 11, @ Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue
Dec 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lecture series-To Journey by Starlight Mornings – Carol Barry Commencing 21,28, Nov & 5,12 Dec-Aylward House, Holy Faith Convent, Botanic, Dublin 11, @ Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue | County Dublin | Ireland

A series of lectures over four weeks inviting you to follow in the spiritual footsteps of the Wise Magi as you prepare to “Set Out” (Matt 2:9) on your Advent journey, seeking for yourself the Joy of Emmanuel.
The Course aims to encourage, inspire and support you on your personal journey. Offering the opportunity to gain wisdom and guidance from the significant insights of this biblical narrative; especially the call to pay particular attention to your own inner yearnings and questions, the wisdom of the natural world and the treasures in our Sacred Christian Tradition.
Carol will combine lecture input, creative biblical engagement, group participation and meditative practice in the delivery of this course.

Dec
16
Sat
Oasis Day – Manresa House – Dublin3 @ Manresa House, 426 Clontarf Rd
Dec 16 @ 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.
Advent Centering Prayer Day – Fionnuala Quinn O.P.-The Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue, D.11 @ The Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue,
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Advent Centering Prayer Day
with
Fionnuala Quinn O.P.

The presence of the Divine in us is the permanent self-giving of God to every human person.  As we journey to Christmas deepen your awareness of the Divine within yourself – for that is what Christmas is all about.Come and taste the silence. 

|Mimumn: 12 | Booking essential

Dec
17
Sun
Preparation for Christmas: Families with Children – Manresa, Dublin @ Manresa
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Preparation for Christmas: Families with Children - Manresa, Dublin @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

This afternoon is an opportunity for adults and children together to reflect and pray, to attend to what is really at the heart of the Christmas message. Parents or guardians are invited to bring children along to Manresa for an afternoon of carol singing, storytelling and reflection on the meaning of Christmas – and to end the afternoon with a little party!

Dec
29
Fri
New Year 3-day Retreat (29 Dec-1 Jan) @ Manresa
Dec 29 2017 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 3:00 pm
New Year 3-day Retreat (29 Dec-1 Jan) @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

A valued way to see in the New Year, the retreat starts on Friday evening and continues until the afternoon on New Year’s Day, offering space to reflect on the time gone by and to ask for God’s grace on the year to come.

These days give ample opportunity to engage in prayer, personal reflection, celebrations of Eucharist and to meet individually with a trained spiritual guide. Participants will be helped to ponder Scripture and to recognise the signs of God’s presence in their reflection and in the world around them.

Jan
17
Wed
Transformer: Life in the Spirit Seminars- St Theresa’s Church-D.2 @ EdiThe Stein Room, St Teresa's Church
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Transformer: Life in the Spirit Seminars

Living Water warmly invites you to our signature Transformer seminar series starting January 17th. What is Transformer? The real question is WHO is the TRANSFORMER? The answer is Jesus! This 8 week series is based on the internationally proven ‘Life in the Spirit’programme. Each evening starts with upbeat, prayerful music followed with a talk by an invited guest on a different aspect of the Good News. After will be a time for participants to break into small groups and chat about the talks. And of course – what would it be without a cup of tea at the end!

The first night is 7pm sharp on Wednesday January 17th and each following Wednesday for a total of 8 weeks.

Age range 18-39 years. Register now at: www.livingwater.ie Living Water is Catholic Charismatic prayer group for young adults.

Jan
27
Sat
Oasis Day – 27 January – Manresa House – Dublin @ Manresa
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Oasis Day - 27 January - Manresa House - Dublin @ Manresa | 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.

Booking required.

Jan
29
Mon
Mindfullnesss Course -Cabinteely Parish Centre – D 18 @ Cabinteely Parish Centre
Jan 29 @ 9:45 am – 12:15 pm

Mindfullness Course

Mind – Based Stress and anxiety Reduction

Increased Energy and Enthusiasm for Living

Self confidence and Self Acceptance

Greater Compassion for self and others

An 8 Week (Monday mornings) Course plus 1 Retreat day

Free Car parking

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Same  8 week course is available at a 2nd Venue:

Avila Centre, Dublin 18

on Monday Jan 29 and following Mondays

Jan
31
Wed
Mindfullnesss Course – Avila Centre, Donneybrook-D.4 @ Avila Centre
Jan 31 @ 9:45 am – 12:15 pm

Mindfullness Course

Mind – Based Stress and anxiety Reduction

Increased Energy and Enthusiasm for Living

Self confidence and Self Acceptance

Greater Compassion for self and others

An 8 Week (Wednesday mornings) Course plus 1 Retreat day

Free Car parking

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The same course is available at a 2nd Venue:

Cabinteely Parish Centre, Dublin 18

on Monday Jan 29 and following Mondays

 

Feb
7
Wed
Creation – A Celebration with Paddy Greene SJ -Manresa House @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm
Creation - A Celebration with Paddy Greene SJ -Manresa House @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

On these eight Wednesdays in February and March 2018, we will contemplate creation in its origins, its mighty unfolding, its exquisite expression on earth.

Using the four paths of creation spirituality, we will celebrate creation’s highest expression – the human family – and learn anew our place in the grand scheme of things.

Places are limited. Please register your interest by phone or email before 5 February.

Feb
9
Fri
Discipleship Training Program-Awake Ireland 2018- Ennis, Co Clare @ St. Flannan's Collage
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm

Awake Ireland 2018 – Discipleship Training Program!!!

Team:
Fr. Pat Collins,
Fr. Soji Olikkal,
Dr. John Das,
Barbara Labrosse and
Anointing Fire Catholic Ministry UK Team

Theme:

Spread the Word of God, Evangelisation, Discipleship Training

Programme: Residential

Registration Fee including Food, Accommodation, Tea, Coffee, Snack: €300 per person for 7 day & nights, €700 for family

Cisterian Vocations Weekend-Lismore @ St Mary's Abbey
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 11 @ 3:30 pm

Who we are

St Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn is the only Cistercian monastery for women in Ireland. Our monastery is located in the Blackwater Valley, about three miles upstream from Lismore, County Waterford.

At the heart of the monastic life is the search for God.  We seek God and follow Christ in a life of prayer and community, solitude and simplicity, work and hospitality.

We follow the Rule of St Benedict, an ancient source of monastic wisdom that continues to guide many people in search of an authentic spiritual path in today’s world.

Event

We invite women who are considering God’s call to join us for a weekend to get to know more about monastic way of life. Our life is one of witness in a life of prayer, work, community and contempaltion.

Meet a sister for a one to one chat about your vocation discernment and take some quiet time for an encounter with God.

Participants stay as our guests in our Abbey guesthouse, there is no cost for the weekend.  To those who are relying on public transport to travel to Glencairn from Dublin or Cork via Bus Eireann X8 we can offer a transport to the monastery if pre-arranged.

If you would like to join us for this Vocations Weekend, please contact Sr Sarah at 058 56168 Ext. 6 or email: [email protected] for more information.

 

Feb
10
Sat
Fr Jim Cogley`s full day workshop – “Integrating and healing at personal and family level,” – Resurrexit, Co Kildare @ Resurrexit
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am

Fr Jim Cogley

Feb
13
Tue
Lenten Prayer Evenings @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
Lenten Prayer Evenings @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality | 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.

Feb
17
Sat
Oasis Day- Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, Dublin @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
Feb 17 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Oasis Day- Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 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.

Workshop on B.V.Mary at Calvary- Michael Dunleavey, OP -Knock Shrine @ Knock Shrine
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am

 

On Saturday 17th February,

Fr Michael Dunleavey, OP will facilitate a workshop entitled ‘A Day of Reflection on the Mother of Jesus at the foot of the Cross’. This event is to mark the feast day of Fra Angelico which takes place the following day.

The workshop will offer a unique interpretation of one of the most poignant moments in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary using the art of Fra Angelico and music from Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater Dolorosa.

Times of the workshoh nor costs given

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.