Diocesan Diary 2018

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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 11.00am 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 8.00pm 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 3.00pm.

 

February 10 Saturday
World Day of the Sick Seminar
Venue: Parish Pastoral Centre, St. Agnes Church, Crumlin, Dublin 12.
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
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 3.00pm 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 10.30am

 

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 10.30am in the Pro Cathedral.  Distribution of the Holy Oils in the Pro Cathedral immediately afterwards and up until 1.00pm

 

April 15 Sunday
Share Appeal Sunday

 

April 21 Saturday
Archdiocese of Dublin Knock Pilgrimage
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
10.30am

 

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 10.30am in the Pro Cathedral.

 

November 11 Sunday
Prisoners’ Sunday

 

November 14 Wednesday
Feast of St. Laurence O’Toole
Chapter Mass in the Pro Cathedral
10.30am

 

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
10.30am

 

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.