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Archbishop’s House and Diocesan Offices

Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Tel: 01 8373732 / Fax: 01 8369796.

Secretary to the Archbishop:

Mr. Joseph Merrick

Email: joseph@abhouse.org

 

Master of Ceremonies to the Archbishop:

Rev. Damian McNeice

Email: damian.mcneice@dublindiocese.ie

Staff:

Ersilia Davidson

Email: ersilia@abhouse.org

Elena Lanzetta

Email: elena@abhouse.org

 

 

Office of the Moderator of the Curia and General Secretariat

Diocesan Offices, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

Tel: 01 8379253 (ext. 243) / Fax: 01 8379347.

 

Very Rev. Msgr. Paul Callan, V.G.

Email: moderator@dublindiocese.ie

Anne Donnellan.

Tel: 01 8379253.

Email: a.donnellan@dublindiocese.ie

Ms. Sheila Pyne.

Tel: 01 8379253.

Email: sheila@abhouse.org

 

General Manager / Financial Administrator

Diocesan Offices, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

Declan McSweeney.

Tel: 01 8087523.

Email: declan.mcsweeney@dublindiocese.ie

 

Anne Donnellan.

Tel: 01 8379253.

Email: a.donnellan@dublindiocese.ie

 

 Office for Clergy

The Head of Office for Clergy provides a range of support services to priests.  Organises priest sabbaticals, approved study programmes and ongoing renewal, organises courses, workshops, and talks for retired clergy.  Arranges accommodation of sick and retired priests.

 

Most Rev. Eamonn Walsh, D.D., V.G.

Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

Tel: 01 8087502.

Email: elmham@eircom.net

  

Assisting with the Pastoral Care of Priests:

Reverend Patrick Sweeney.

 

Pastoral Responsibility for Priests 0-10 years in Formation:

Very Reverend Cyril Mangan, Adm.

Tel: 01 8403378.

 

Pastoral Responsibility for Sick and Senior Priests:

Very Reverend Patrick Boyle. Mobile: 086 1011415.

Reverend Deacon Derek Leonard.

Ms. Trish Conway.

  

Office for Religious and Extern Priests

The Office for Religious provides support services for all religious, contemplative men and women, active sisters, brothers and priests, especially in canonical matters. The Office also assists members of Secular Institutes, Fraternities, New Movements and the Order of Consecrated Virgins.

The Office for  Extern Priests provides  assistance and advice in  respect of  priests coming to  the Diocese from  abroad  who wish to  study or exercise some form  of ministry for a determined or short period of time.

 

Office for Religious and Extern Priests

Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.

Tel: 01 8379253 I Fax: 01 8571650.

Email: religious.externpriests@dublindiocese.ie

 

Episcopal Vicar for Religious and Delegate for Extern Priests

Monsignor John Dolan, L.C.L.

 

Assistant Vicar for Religious & Assistant Delegate to Extern Priests

Sr. M. Louise O’Rourke, pddm.

Email: louise@abhouse.org

Tuesday to Thursday only

 

Chancellery 

The Chancellery is the office which deals mainly, though not exclusively, with canon law matters.

This includes those matters which relate to the sacraments and in particular marriage. This involves the processing of documentation for marriages abroad; applications for dispensations and permissions such as mixed marriage; people wishing to marry who have had an annulment, or who have been previously married in a civil ceremony.

 

It deals with the authorisation to change parish registers, adoption queries and requests to leave the Catholic Church. It processes the granting of faculties for priests; the registration of solemnisers for marriage; laicisations and matters relating to the diocese and parishes as juridical persons. It serves as a resource to give advice on canonical issues to the Archbishop, his staff, priests, diocesan agencies and parishes.

 

Chancellery, Diocesan Offices, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Tel: 01 8379253 / Fax: 01 8571650

Email: info@chancellery.org

 

Chancellor: V. Rev. Fintan Gavin, D.C.L.

Email: fintan@chancellery.org

 

Vice-Chancellor: Rev. Paul Coyle, J.C.L.

Email: paul.coyle@dublindiocese.ie

 

Secretaries:

Ewelina Kluczniok, Tel: 01 8087513

Email: ewelina@chancellery.org

Laura Quinn, Tel: 01 8087511

Email: laura@chancellery.org

Orla Mulligan, Tel: 01 8087514

Email: orla@chancellery.org

 

 

Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism

The purpose of the office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism is to witness to Jesus Christ and His Gospel through promoting lifelong learning in faith building, faith communities and discerning innovative ways to engage with contemporary culture.  The work of the Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism reflects the nature, mission and responsibility of the church in the modern age.  Evangelisation is the mission of the Church, ecumenism is a movement within the Church.  The ultimate goal of ecumenism and evangelisation are the same, that all be one in Christ.

 

Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.

Tel: 01 8373732  (Ext. 239).

Email: evangelisation@dublindiocese.ie

Website: www.evangelisation.ie

Director Fr. Kieran Mc Dermott.

Team Members:

Adult Faith Development and Parish Pastoral Councils

Rosemary Lavelle, Patricia Carroll.

Youth Evangelisation / Outreach St. Paul’s Arran Quay

Gerard Gallagher and Siobhán Tighe, (PPW).

Director  Pathways Programme

Sr. Eileen Houlahan, CHF.

Volunteer (Guided Prayer Programme)

Sr. Éibhlis NicUaithuas, D.C.

Email: guidedprayer@dublindioces.ie

Secretary

Mary Dent.

 

Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre

Providing resources to support parishes in the celebration of the liturgy.  Arranging and presenting seminars and ongoing formation courses for those engaged in the various aspects of worship. Organising major diocesan liturgical events and services. Overseeing the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

See our website for detailed information on RCIA.

Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.
Tel: 01 8087554.

Director: Fr. Pat O’Donoghue.
Master of Ceremonies: Fr. Damian McNeice.
Secretary: Ms. Gráinne Clinton (ext. 241).
Email: litsec@dublindiocese.ie
www.litmus.dublindiocese.ie

 

Office of Vocations & Permanent Diaconate

The Dublin Diocesan Vocations Office encourages and promotes vocations to the priesthood in the Archdiocese. The office provides potential candidates for the priesthood with the opportunity to explore their vocation and facilitates those who feel called to priesthood in their application. The offices encourages anyone who feels called to priesthood to contact them to discuss their own unique vocation.

 

Permanent Diaconate

Permanent Diaconate is an ordained ministry, which complements Priesthood and Lay Ministry. Fourteen men ordained Permanent Deacons and eight in formation in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

Office of Vocations & Permanent Diaconate, Diocesan Vocations Centre, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe College, Dublin 3.

 

Director of Vocations:

Very Enda Cunningham.

Direct line: 01 8087561.

Email: vocations@dublindiocese.ie

www.vocations.dublindiocese.ie

 

Director of Permanent Diaconate:

Very Reverend  John Gilligan.

Direct line: 01 8087561.

Email: jgilligan@abhouse.org

 

Assistant Directors to the Diaconate: Fr. Joe Mullen & Deacon Noel Ryan.

Tel: 01 8574198.

Email:  diaconate@dublindiocese.ie  / jgilligan@abhouse.org

 

Office of Catechetical Formation

Co-ordinator of Catechetical Formation

Donal Harrington.

Tel: 01 8087508.

Email: donal.harrington@dublindiocese.ie

 

 Education Secretariat

Support and advisory service to Boards of Management of schools. Liaison with the Department of Education and Skills. Training of Boards of Management of primary schools. Promotion and monitoring of religious education at primary and post-primary level. In-service training in the teaching of religious education for principals and teachers. Provision of resources to schools

 

Education Secretariat, Diocesan Offices, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

Tel: 01 8379253 / 8087500.

Fax: 01 8368393

www.education.dublindiocese.ie

 

Episcopal Vicar for Education:  Very Rev. Mgr. Dan O’Connor

Email: dan.oconnor@dublindiocese.ie

Senior Education Specialist:

Mr. Declan Lawlor.

Email: declan.lawlor@dublindiocese.ie

Administration:

Ms. Nuala Ryan (ext. 127) & Ms. Karen Brady (ext. 125)

 

Teams of Diocesan Advisors for Religious Education

Education Secretariat, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

Tel: 01 8379253 / 8087500.

Fax: 01 8368393.

Diocesan Advisers for Primary Schools:

Ms. Breda Holmes, Sr. Maureen Matthews and Sr. Anne Neylon.

Diocesan Advisers for Post-Primary Schools:

Sr. Bernadette Carron.

 

Catholic Primary School Management Association

(CPSMA) – Dublin Council

Episcopal Vicar for Education: Very Rev. Mgr. Dan O’Connor

Director, Education Secretariat, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

Tel: 01 8379253 / 8087500.

Fax: 01 8368393.

 

 

Finance Secretariat

Provide financial advice and support to parishes. Advice, guidance and supervision of parish building and maintenance projects. Assistance in the engagement of professional consultants.

Finance Secretariat, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.

Tel: 01 8379253 / Fax: 01 8571668.

 

Office Staff:

Ms. Ide Finnegan, A.C.M.A. M.Sc

Tel: 01 8087595

Financial Controller

Ms. Keava Lyons, A.C.A.

Tel: 01 8087541

Accounts Assistant

Ms. Anne Smyth

Tel: 01 8087539

Lukasz Falinski

Tel: 01 8087596

 

Parish Liaison Accountant

Mr. James Frain, F.C.C.A.

Tel: 01 8087543

Parish Accountant

Andrew Burke, A.C.A.

Tel: 01 8087520

Parish Accountant

Gerard Callaghan, A.C.A.

Tel: 01 8087521

Parish Book-Keeper

Jackie Hayden

Tel: 01 8087544

Helpdesk Support

Beatrice Reilly

Tel: 01 8087546 (ext. 133).

Secretary

Majella McDonagh

Tel: 01 8087547 (ext. 185).

 

Property Supervisor

Mr. Kevin Moran

Tel: 01 8087542 (ext. 123).

Property Secretary

Anne Collins

Tel: 01 8087540 (ext. 103).

 

 

Office for Financial Development

 The Office for Financial Development strives to encourage good stewardship of time, talent and treasure within the Archdiocese of Dublin

Episcopal Vicar for Financial Development:

Very Rev. Andrew O’Sullivan.

Tel: 01 2956317.

Residence: Parochial House, St. Mary’s Sandyford Village, Dublin 18.

 

Office for Financial Development

Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.

Director: Malcom Kelly

Tel: 8087584 ext. 274.

malcolm.kelly@dublindiocese.ie

Funding Development Officer

Patricia Clifford.

Tel: 01 8087500 ext. 271.

Mobile: 086 7960771.

Patricia.clifford@dublindiocese.ie

 

Human Resources

Provides advice and support for all employment related matters, which include provision of human resources policies & procedures, employment contracts, recruitment strategies as well as practical assistance, employee relations procedures and retirement issues. Additionally training for parish staff will be provided directly as well as sourcing specialist training when required.

 

Human Resources: Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.

Tel: 01 8373732.

 

HR Manager: Judith Maxwell.

Direct Tel: 01 8087551 (ext. 259).

Email: judith.maxwell@dublindiocese.ie

HR Officer: Ashling Keane.

Direct Tel: 01 8087549 (ext. 255).

Email: ashling.keane@dublindiocese.ie

Parish and Diocesan Trainer: Cora Wilson.

Telephone: 01 8373732 (ext. 272).

Email: cora.wilson@dublindiocese.ie

 

Diocesan Archives

The archives is responsible for long-term care, preservation and accessibility of the historical collections of the archdiocese from 1500 onwards.  We provide advice and information on all aspects of archival management to parishes as well as assisting with records management and Data Protection.  The Archives are open to researchers by appointment only.

 

Diocesan Archives, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.

Email: archives@dublindiocese.ie

www.archives.dublindiocese.ie

 

Diocesan Archivist: Noelle Dowling.

Tel: 01 8087509.

 

Assisting in the Archives: Rev. Michael G. Nevin.

 

Volunteering in the Archives

Mary Thackaberry & Peter Sobolewski.

 

 

Child Safeguarding and Protection Service

Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.

Tel: 01 8360314.

Fax. 01 8842599.

Email: cps@dublindiocese.ie

www.csps.dublindiocese.ie

 

The Child Safeguarding and Protection Service (CSPS) was established to ensure the safey and protection from harm of children involved in Church activities in the Diocese, and to provide a pastoral response to those who were abused by priests or others working for or on behalf of the Diocese. In 2016 the remit of CSPS was extended to include vulnerable adults. The service has three distinct functions:

 

  1. Creating and maintaining safe environments for children and vulnerable adults who are involved in Church activities.
  2. Providing pastoral outreach to those affected by abuse.
  3. Dealing with concerns for the protection and welfare of children and vulnerable adults, that is, allegations that abuse has occurred or suspicions that it may have occurred.

 

The CSPS is responsible to the Archbishop of Dublin and reports to him through the Director. The service works with priests, parish staff and volunteers and lay people. It liaises closely with the various statutory agencies with child and vulnerable adult protection responsibilites such as Tusla, The Child and Family Agency (children), the HSE (vulnerable adults), An Garda Síochána and the National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland.

 

The CSPS administers the Diocesan Garda Vetting Services.  The Diocesan Garda Vetting Policy and Application Form are available to download on http://csps.dublindiocese.ie/category/garda-vetting/

 

Director: Andrew Fagan, M.S.W.

The Director, is responsible for the overall management and development of the Child Safeguarding and Protection Service.  He is the designated person for the receipt of complaints or concerns regarding the protection of children and vulnerable adults. He can be contacted at:

Tel: 01 8360314 / Email: andrew.fagan@dublindiocese.ie

 

Child Protection Officer

Julie McCullough, M.S.W.

The Child Protection Officer assists the Director in the area of case management and in supporting those who have experienced abuse.

Tel: 01 8360314.

Email: jmccullough@abhouse.org

 

Priest Delegate

Rev. Richard Shannon.

The Priest Delegate assists in the management of the diocesan response to priests against whom complaints of child and vulnerable adult abuse have been made.

Tel: 01 8360314 / Email: cps@dublindiocese.ie

 

Priest Advisors’

Priest Advisors provide support for priests against whom complaints of child and vulnerable adult abuse have been made and can be contacted through the Priest Delegate.

 

Priest Support Co-ordinator

Mr. Gerry Deegan.

The Priest Support Co-ordinator  supervises and supports priests who are out of ministry due to child and vulnerable adult protection concerns or whose ministry is limited for other reasons.

Tel: 01 8360314 / Email: g.deegan@dublindiocese.ie

 

Child Safeguarding and Protection Training and Development Co-ordinator

Mr. Garry Kehoe.

The Training and Development Co-ordinator is responsible for the implementation of child and vulnerable adult protection training and development throughout the diocese.

Tel: 01 8360314 / Email: garry.kehoe@dublindiocese.ie

 

Garda Vetting Administrator

Clare Harwood

Direct Line: 01 8087593

Email: vetting@dublindiocese.ie

 

Administration

Ms. Aileen Byrne and Ms. Geraldine Tierney

Tel: 01 8360314 / Fax: 01 8842599

Email: cps@dublindiocese.ie

 

Diocesan Safeguarding Committee

The Committee is made up of priests, religious and lay people from parishes and diocesan agencies.  It is developing and enhancing the work that is being done in the diocese to ensure the safety and protection from harm of children and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities.  It is not involved in the management of individual cases.

 

The Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Committee is Aidan Browne and he can be contacted through the offices of the Child Safeguarding and Protection Service  -Tel: 01 8360314.

 

Child Safeguarding and Protection Advisory Panel

The Child Safeguarding and Protection Advisory Panel is made up of members with expertise in a variety of fields relevant to its work. It advises the Archbishop on the management of priests against whom allegations of child and vulnerable adult abuse have been made.

 

If you have a concern about child abuse

All concerns about the safety or welfare of a child or vulnerable adult in a church context or any complaint about the abuse of a child or vulnerable adult in the past should be reported to:

Andrew Fagan or Julie McCullough,

Child Safeguarding and Protection Service,

Holy Cross Diocesan Centre,

Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.

Tel: 01 8360314 / Fax: 01 8842599.

Email: andrew.fagan@dublindiocese.ie/ or cps@dublindiocese.ie

 

If you believe a child or vulnerable adult to be at imminent risk of harm you should immediately contact Tusla, Child and Family Agency (for children), the HSE (for vulnerable adults) or, if outside of office hours, An Garda Síochana.

 

Communications Office

The communciations office provides communications support and advice to parishes and agencies on media queries, internal comminications and promotions. The office manages the diocesan web based communications and social networks and processes all local, national and internal media queries.

 

Communications Office, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.

Tel: 01 8360723 / Email: communications@dublindiocese.ie

www.dublindiocese.ie

 

Director:

Annette O Donnell.

Email: annette.odonnell@dublindiocese.ie

Office Administrator:

Ellen Gentry.

Email: ellen.gentry@dublindiocese.ie

 

 

Office of the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Two pilgrimages travel to Lourdes each year from the Archdiocese:

The pilgrimage from 7th–12th September is one of the biggest events in the diocesan calendar and is lead by the Archbishop. About 2,000 pilgrims travel from all over the Diocese. Of these, 180 are sick pilgrims staying at the Accueil Notre Dame which is ‘a place of welcome’ close to the Grotto, with many of the facilities of a modern hospital. Another 500 pilgrims are voluntary helpers, made up of nurses and doctors, female and male helpers, known as handmaids and brancardiers, and a team of chaplains. A further 200 young people assist in the care of the sick pilgrims and mostly from secondary schools and colleges from around the Diocese. The pilgrimage includes Parish Groups and individuals from every corner of the Diocese.

 

The Children’s Pilgrimage is a much smaller group, but a very important one, as it joins with thousands of other child pilgrims from all over the world each year from the Monday to the Saturday of Easter Week. About forty children travel from Dublin assisted by the same number of helpers and a team of chaplains, doctors and nurses.

 

Enquiries can be made to the Administrative Secretary – Geraldine Hanley at:

The Pilgrimage Office, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.

Phone: 01 8376820/ 8087555.

Fax: 01 8360720.

Email: info@lourdes.dublindiocese.ie

 

Pilgrimage Director: Fr. Martin Noone

Phone: 01 808 7556 (Office direct line with Voice-mail)

Mobile: 087 2430645.

Email: martin.noone@dublindiocese.ie

 

Pilgrimage Secretary: Fr. Gerard Tyrrell

Phone: 01 8087557 (Office Direct Line with Voice-mail)

Mobile: 087 2860704.

Email: gerard@ncdp.ie