Diocesan Diary 2020

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Diocesan Diary 2020

January 1 Wednesday

Mary, The Holy Mother of God

World Day of Peace Mass will take place at 11.00 a.m. in the Church of St. Thérèse, Mount Merrion.

 

January 18 – 25 Saturday – Saturday

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Theme:            They showed us unusual kindness (Acts 28:2)

 

January 19 Sunday

Inaugural Service for Christian Unity:   Church of the Assumption, Booterstown Avenue at 4.00 p.m.

 

January 26 – February 2 Sunday – Sunday

Catholic Schools Week

Theme: Catholic Schools: Living in Harmony with God’s Creation

 

February 2 Sunday

The Diocesan Celebration to mark World Day for Consecrated Life will take place in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock at 3.30 p.m.

 

February 8 Saturday

International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking

World Day of the Sick Seminar

Venue:             Newtownpark Pastoral Centre

Time:               9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Theme:            Hope in the face of Suicide

 

February 9 Sunday

World Day of the Sick: Celebration of the 28th anniversary with Mass and Anointing of the Sick in the Church of the Guardian Angels, Newtownpark Avenue at 3.00 p.m. celebrating the International World Day of the Sick.

 

February 16 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 23 Sunday

Day of Prayer for Temperance..

 

March 1 Sunday

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 2 Monday

Deanery Meetings during the week

 

March 17 Tuesday

St. Patrick, Bishop, Principal Patron of Ireland.

Day of Prayer for Emigrants.

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

 

April 9 Holy Thursday

Mass of Chrism at 10.30 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 25 Saturday

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

  • Theme: New Decade, New Beginnings, New Challenges
  • Join us for a pilgrimage of Hope, Healing and Reflection
  • Experience the peaceful silence of Knock Shrine
  • Full programme of workshops for all ages
  • Special welcome for sick and elderly pilgrims

Email Queries: knockpilgrimage@dublindiocese.ie

 

May 3 Sunday

Day of Prayer for Vocations

 

May 10 Sunday

Collection to support lay ministry in the Archdiocese* – Proceeds to be returned to the Finance Secretariat, Archbishop’s House, Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin D09 H4C2.

 

May 11 Monday

Deanery Meetings during the week

 

May 24 Sunday

World Communications Day

Theme: “So that you can tell your son and grandson” (Ex 10:2) Life creates history.

 

June 3 Wednesday – Feast of St. Kevin

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

 

June 7 – 11 / Sunday – Thursday

Diocesan Retreat

 

June 21 Sunday

Matt Talbot Day

 

July 5 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.

 

September 1 Tuesday

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

 

September 9 – 14 Wednesday – Monday

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

 

September 20 Sunday

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

 

September 27 Sunday

Diocesan Safeguarding Day

 

October 4 Sunday

Day for Life

 

October 5 Monday

Deanery meetings during the week.

 

October 18 Mission Sunday

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

 

November 7 Saturday

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

 

November 8 Sunday

Prisoners’ Sunday

 

November 14 Saturday

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

 

November 15 Sunday

World Day of the Poor

 

Share Appeal Sunday

 

December 7 Monday

Deanery Meetings during the week.

 

December 8 Tuesday

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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

 

December 13 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