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Diocesan Diary 2018

 

January 1 Monday

Mary, The Holy Mother of God

World Day of Peace Mass will take place at 11.00 a.m. in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook

Theme:             Migrants and Refugees – Men and Women in search of Peace.

 

January 14 Sunday

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

 

January 18 – 25 Thursday – Thursday

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Inaugural Service: Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Churchview Road, Killiney,

Co. Dublin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 18th January.

Theme:            “That All May be Free”.

 

January 28 – February 3 Sunday – Saturday

Catholic Schools Week

Theme:            Catholic Schools: Called to be a Family of Families.

 

February 3 Saturday

The Diocesan Celebration to mark World Day for Consecrated Life will take place in Terenure College at 3 p.m.

 

February 10 Saturday

World Day of the Sick Seminar

Venue: Parish Pastoral Centre, St. Agnes Church, Crumlin, Dublin 12.

Time: 9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Theme:            Pastoral Care of Dementia

 

February 11 Sunday

World Day of the Sick: Celebration of the 26th Anniversary with Mass and Anointing of the Sick in St. Agnes Church, Crumlin at 3.00 p.m. celebrating the International World Day of the Sick.

 

February 18 First Sunday of Lent

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 18 First Sunday of Lent

Rite of Election at 3.00 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.

 

February 25 Second Sunday of Lent

Collection for World Meeting of the Families 2018.Proceeds to be returned to the Finance Secretariat, Archbishop’s House, Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin D09 H4C2.

 

March 5 Monday

Deanery Meetings during the week

 

March 17 Saturday

St. Patrick, Bishop, Principal Patron of Ireland

Day of Prayer for Emigrants

Chapter Mass in the Pro Cathedral at 10.30 a.m.

 

March 18 Fifth Sunday of Lent

CROSSCARE Youth Services Collection.

Proceeds to be returned to the Director, CROSSCARE, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin D03 P2E7.

 

March 29 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 p.m.

 

April 15 Sunday

Share Appeal Sunday

 

April 21 Saturday

Archdiocese of Dublin Knock Pilgrimage: Saturday April 21st.

Theme:            “We are Pilgrims – Knock invites us to Healing and Peace.

 

April 22 Sunday

Day of Prayer for Vocations

Collection for the support of Dublin diocesan students preparing for Ordination to the Priesthood. Proceeds to be returned to the Finance Secretariat, Archbishop’s House, Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin D09 H4C2.

 

May 13 Sunday

The Ascension of the Lord

World Communications Day

 

May 14 Monday

Deanery Meetings during the week

 

June 2 Saturday

Chapter Mass in the Pro Cathedral

at 10.30 a.m.

 

June 10 Sunday

Matt Talbot Day

 

June 17 Sunday

Collection for World Meeting of the Families 2018.  Proceeds to be returned to the Finance Secretariat, Archbishop’s House, Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin D09 H4C2.

 

June 17 – 21 Sunday – Thursday

Diocesan Retreat

 

July 1 Sunday

Collection for the Pope and Pontifical Charities (Peter’s Pence) – proceeds to be returned to the Finance Secretariat, Archbishop’s House, Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin D09 H4C2.

 

World Meeting of Families 2018

 Tuesday 21 August – National Opening of WMOF 2018

Wednesday-Friday, 22-24 August – Three Day Conference

Saturday 25 August – Festival of Families

Sunday 26 August – Final Mass

Full details www.worldmeeting2018.ie

 

September 1 Saturday

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

 

September 7 – 12 Friday – Wednesday

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

 

September 16 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 23 Sunday

Diocesan Safeguarding Day

 

October 1 Monday

Deanery Meetings during the week

 

October 7 Sunday

Day for Life

 

October 21 Mission Sunday

Day for Missions* – proceeds to be returned to the National Director, Pontifical Mission Societies, 64 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin D06 N2H1.

 

November 10 Saturday

Commemorative Mass for deceased Clergy of the diocese at 10.30 a.m. in the Pro Cathedral.

 

November 11 Sunday

Prisoners’ Sunday

 

November 14 Wednesday

Feast of St. Laurence O’Toole

Chapter Mass in the Pro Cathedral

at 10.30 a.m.

 

November 18 Sunday

World Day of the Poor

 

December 3 Monday

Deanery Meetings during the week

 

December 8 Saturday

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Chapter Mass in the Pro Cathedral at 10.30 a.m.

 

December 9 Sunday

Diocesan Collection for the Dublin Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – proceeds to be returned to Regional Co-ordinator, Society of St. Vincent de Paul,

91-92 Sean McDermott Street, Dublin D01 WV38.