Advent Events/Resources

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Lectio Divina or Bible Sharing will take place on Wednesdays of Advent (December 12th and 19th ) in Sacred Heart Church, Huntstown Church at 10.30am. For more information contact Sr. Catherine Dunne – 087 2285428.


Advent in Brackenstown

Tonight Monday December 9th at 8.00pm Br. Martin Bennet OFM Cap will give a talk about Entering the Story on the Christmas Crib.

Bambinelli Blessing – Please bring along the Baby Jesus from your Crib to be blessed Weekend of December 14th -15th and on December 17th at 8.00pm – The Star of Bethlehem is a Reflection on the Holy Town of Bethlehem

Prayer Stations – December 9th – 23rd Explore the season of Advent in your own time through a series of seven prayer stations that will be set up around the Church.

Service of Reconciliation will take place on Monday December 16th at 7.30pm in St. Colmcille’s Church, Swords and on Saturday December 21st after 10.00am Mass in St. Cronan’s Church.


Gardiner Street Parish 

Find the Joy of Jesus in peace and quietness as we prepare for Christmas in Gardiner Street every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm

Each of the Sundays of Advent offers a theme to explore in preparation for Christmas:

Tuesday 10 December: Who is the one we are awaiting?

Tuesday 17  December: Christ among us.

Afterwards there will be refreshments in the coffee room.


Mount Argus Parish

Welcome the Word in Advent – Mount Argus Young Adult Group (18-35) are offering three evenings of prayer and restful reflection for Advent from 7.30 to 8.30 pm on Thursdays 12 and 19 December in the Meeting Rooms beside Mount Argus Church, 101 Lower Kimmage Road, Dublin 6W.


Glasthule Parish

Join Glasthule parish for a series of Advent talks on Monday evenings from 25th November until the 9th  December at 7.30pm in St. Joseph’s Church, Glasthule, Co. Dublin.

the next talk will be on tonight 9th  December with Sr. Úna Agnew who has a special interest in the works of Patrick Kavanagh.

Refreshments will be served afterwards.


Rathfarnham Parish

Fr. Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA will run a course on Exploring faith during Advent.

The course will run on four consecutive Wednesday nights at 7.30pm from November 27th  until December 18th  in the Church of the Annunciation, Parish Hall, Willbrook Road, Rathfarnham.

If you would like to take part – please give your name to Jason in the Parish Office phone -01-4958695 or


Pro Cathedral

Adventure: Exploring Faith and Encounter Christ with Fr. Kieran O’Mahony, OSA for Advent in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral every Wednesday from the following dates; December 11, 18.

More information


Kilmacud Parish

Fr Peter McVerry SJ will deliver an advent talk in St Laurence O’Toole Church, Kilmacud, A94 CY83 on Wednesday, 11th December at 7.30pm.   Fr McVerry is a man of faith who lives the teachings of Christ every day, championing the cause of the homeless and working for a more just society, Fr McVerry will share his reflections on advent and honouring the message of Christmas in our lives.


O Come Emmanuel

An evening of reflection and music led by Marie Dunne, CHF to celebrate the joy of the great season of Advent will take place on Wednesday 11 December from 7.30-9.00pm in Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue, Holy Faith Sisters, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin D11.  Afterwards there will be Tea/Coffee with Mince Pies.    TC21.  For more information Tel: 01 7979364 or email:


 Advent Online Retreat

The Priory Institute, Tallaght, offers an online retreat based on the ‘O Antiphons’ of Advent which were composed in the sixth or seventh century to accompany the Magnicat Evening Prayer for the last seven days of Advent. A team of presenters will guide participants through a series of reflections on these great ‘O Antiphons’ during the second part of Advent from 17th to 23rd December.  This retreat is entirely online with one reflection per day beginning with an introduction on 16 December and ending on Christmas Day itself, comprising ten reflections in all.  For more information Tel: Frances O’Loughlin 01 4048129 or email: or


The popular Advent Calendar, developed by our colleagues in the Catholic Communications Office is available on the front page of this website, with daily prayer, reflections and resources for Advent