Notices for Parish Newsletters 15/02/2021

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Updating Contact Information for Parish Pastoral Councils

The Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism is currently updating the contact details for Parish Pastoral Councils throughout the Archdiocese. You help in this task is appreciated. All information will be held in compliance with GDPR. We invite parishes to respond as soon as they can.  Use the link below to update your parish information – click HERE

Any queries – email – evangelisation@dublindiocese.ie

 

 

Pandemic Mass – Our Lady of Good Counsel.

Join us in Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mourne Road, Drimnagh, for our Pandemic Mass in this uncertain time for the whole world, for all those impacted by the virus, for the safety of all those on the frontline, and essential workers. This special Mass takes place Monday to Friday at 7.00pm This can be accessed, like all our Masses, on the Parish webcam at www.mourneroad.ie

 

 

Mass Cards On-Line from Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Fairview.

Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Fairview, Dublin 3, are now taking orders for Mass cards on line. Mass Cards can be ordered online from Fairview Parish website. http://fairviewparish.ie/cardshop/

 

 

 

LENT

 

The Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism, the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre and Parish Pastoral Workers to compile a list of upcoming initiatives for celebrating Lent 2021. There are resources and supports available on www.dublindiocese.ie and www.evangelisation.ie

 

 

THE DIOCESAN LITURGICAL RESOURCE CENTRE

The approaching season of Lent is described as a joyful season. Despite the difficulties and restrictions we face, Lent gives us an opportunity to rediscover who we are and the life-giving message of the Good News. Please see attached helpful resources which have been prepared by the liturgy office to help you and your parish journey this Lent. Resources can be found on our website www.dublindiocese.ie

 

 

LET’S LIVE LENT: BRINGING THE LENTEN GOSPELS TO LIFE

Join us for Pastoral Conversations – 5 Tuesdays starting 16th February @8pm.

  1. February 16thLet it Go
  2. February 23rdWould you listen to Him?
  3. March 2ndSongs of the Sanctuary
  4. March 9thInto the Light
  5. March 16th  Seeds of Hope

Presented by a team from the Office for Evangelisation and the Liturgy Resource Centre. To book email lisia.cashen@dublindiocese.ie

 

 

 

LENT 2021 – OUR HOPE RENEWED

It is time to renew our hope! For we are a Community of Faith, Hope & Love. This Lent let us take the opportunity to connect with God and each other. We may be confused by Zoom and Social Media… but God is not… let us do what we can whilst keeping everyone safe. We are in this together. Click on the attached menu and follow the blue links for each Lenten Resource.

 

 

Parish Resources for Lent From the National Vocations Office

The National Vocations Office have uploaded some possible vocation themed prayers of intercession and inserts for parish newsletters for the Sundays of Lent.  Whether you chose to use these or not, please pray for vocations and seek ways to reference vocations in your parish.

The resources can be found on the Vocations website (www.vocations.ie) or by clicking on the following link: https://vocations.ie/2021/02/09/parish-resources-lent-2021/

If you know of anyone wishing to explore the possibility of a vocation to priesthood please invite them to email the vocations team at: enda.cunningham@dublindiocese.ie or seamusmcentee@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

Youth Initiatives (From the Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism)

 

Faithfest Online

Faithfest is back!! Join us for an evening of games, music, workshop, chats and prayer.  Faithfest will take place 5 March from 6:30 – 8:30 online. You can register online using this link: https://forms.gle/DwKDsXCuTornHFYA8.  For more information email: faithfest@dublindiocese.ie

 

 

YCD Connected – Bringing Young People Together

The Young Church Dublin invite you to join our connected group for Young Adults (20’s 30’s) We meet online every Wednesday, from 8.00-9.00pm for some time of fellow, reflection on Scripture and prayer together. It provides an opportunity to connect in with other young adults in a community of faith. For more information please email: kirsten.mahon@dublindiocese.ie

 

 

Foundational Leadership Programme for Young Adults

The Foundational Leadership Programme offers participants a unique opportunity to explore and develop Gospel transformational leadership Skills. This programme endeavours to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to be Gospel centred transformational leaders and change agents within their own parishes, communities.  The Foundational Leadership Programme is run jointly between the Catholic and Church of Ireland Dioceses of Dublin and a team of young adult volunteers. It is uniquely placed to nurture and mission a new generation of faith leaders. Commitment will be one Saturday morning –  20 February, 20 March initially.

For more information, online registration and payment – use this link https://www.evangelisation.ie/2020/08/11/foundational-leadership-programme-sign-up-2020/

 

 

 

Support Services

 

Aware – Support & Self Care Groups

If you, or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, please consider using the Phone In and Zoom Support & Self Care Groups, the Support Line or Support Mail, now and throughout the holiday season. These services provide support, coping skills and information – and most importantly help people who are in distress to know and feel that they are not alone in their experience.  For more information about the groups https://www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/ and all of our services on www.aware.ie

 

 

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.