Diocesan Diary 2017
January 1 Sunday
Mary, The Holy Mother of God
World Day of Prayer for Peace Mass will take place at 11 a.m. in the Church of St. Teresa, Clarendon Street.
Theme: Non-Violence: A Style of Politics for Peace
January 15 Sunday
World Day of Migrants and Refugees
January 18-25 Wednesday – Wednesday
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Inaugural Service: Church of Ireland, Taney Road, Dundrum at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 18th January.
Theme: Crossing Barriers: Reconciliation – the love of Christ compels us
(2 Corinthians 5:14-20)
January 29 – February 4 Sunday – Saturday
Catholic Schools Week
Theme: Catholic Schools: Learning with Pope
Francis to care for our Common Home
January 31 Tuesday – Laudate Festival for Primary Schools, Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road, 7.30pm
February 1 Wednesday – Laudate Festival for Primary Schools, St. Laurence O’ Toole, Kilmacud, 7.30pm
February 2 Thursday – The Presentation of the Lord World Day for Consecrated Life
February 11 Saturday – Our Lady of Lourdes
World Day of the Sick Seminar
February 12 Sunday World Day of the Sick
World Day of the Sick: Celebration of the 25th Anniversary with Mass and Anointing of the
Sick in St. Gabriel’s Church, Dollymount at 3.00 p.m. celebrating the International World Day of the Sick (Saturday, 11th February).
February 19 Sunday
ACCORD DUBLIN (Catholic Marriage Care Service) Collection* – proceeds to be returned to the Director, ACCORD, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin D03 P2E7.
February 26 Sunday Day of Prayer for Temperance
March 5 First Sunday of Lent
Rite of Election at 3.30 p.m. in the Pro Cathedral: Adults going through the RCIA faith journey, deemed by their parishes as ready to receive Christian initiation this Easter, are presented to the Archbishop.
March 6 Monday Deanery Meetings during the week
March 17 Friday – St. Patrick, Bishop, Principal Patron of Ireland
Day of Prayer for Emigrants Chapter Meeting in the Pro Cathedral
March 19 Sunday
CROSSCARE Youth Services Collection* – proceeds to be returned to the:
Director, CROSSCARE, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin D03 P2E7.
April 13 Holy Thursday
Mass of Chrism at 10.00 a.m. in the Pro Cathedral. Distribution of the Holy Oils in the
Pro Cathedral immediately afterwards and up until 1.00 p.m.
April 30 Sunday Share Appeal Sunday
May 7 Sunday Day of Prayer for Vocations
May 7 Sunday Collection for the support of Dublin Diocesan Students preparing for Ordination to the Priesthood.*
Proceeds to be returned to the Financial Administrator, Archbishop’s House, Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin D09 H4C2.
May 8 Monday Deanery Meetings during the week
May 21 Sunday Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock
May 28 Sunday World Communications Day
June 3 Saturday – St. Kevin, Abbot Chapter Mass in the Pro Cathedral
June 4 Pentecost Sunday Festival of Peoples
June 18 – 22 Sunday- Thursday Diocesan Retreat
June 25 Sunday Matt Talbot Day
July 2 Sunday Collection for the Pope and Pontifical Charities* (Peter’s Pence) – proceeds to be returned to the Financial Administrator, Archbishop’s House, Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin D09 H4C2.
September 1 Friday Day of Prayer for Creation
September 7-12 Thursday – Tuesday Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
September 17 Sunday CROSSCARE Community and Homeless
Services Collection* – proceeds to be returned to the Director, CROSSCARE, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin D03 P2E7.
September 24 Sunday Diocesan Safeguarding Day
October 1 Sunday Day for Life
October 2 Monday Deanery Meetings during the week
October 22 Mission Sunday Day for Missions
* Proceeds to be returned to the National Director, Pontifical Mission Societies, 64 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin D06 N2H1.
November 11 Saturday Commemorative Mass for deceased Clergy of the diocese at 11.00 a.m. in the
Pro Cathedral, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.
November 12 Sunday Prisoners’ Sunday
November 14 Tuesday St. Laurence O’Toole, Bishop
Chapter Mass in the Pro Cathedral
November 19 Sunday World Day for the Poor
December 2 Sunday Diocesan Advent Service
December 4 Monday Deanery Meetings during the week
December 8 Friday – The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapter Meeting in the Pro Cathedral
December 10 Sunday Diocesan Collection for the Dublin Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul* – proceeds to be returned to the President, Dublin Council, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 8 New Cabra Road, Dublin D07 T1W2.