DIOCESAN NOTICES
29.07.2021

INITATIVES/EVENTS

 

FAMILIES WALKING TOGETHER IN HOPE

The ‘Walking Together in Hope’ initiative will be launched on 25 August 2021 at Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. The Archdiocese of Dublin will provide some simple and achievable ideas for families and parishes starting in September 2021. We want to encourage families to take part in various initiatives to support faith lived in the home and celebrated together in our parishes. Our goal is to celebrate moments of hope and joy in family life, with resources suitable for learning, living and leading faith that are complementary to the way family is lived today.

 

 

THE LOUGH DERG PILGRIM PATH

The Lough Derg Pilgrim Path on the lough shore is now open daily.  The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option, and several information boards highlight features of particular interest.  Leaflets are available at the Visitors Centre. A guided walk experience will be offered on Sunday 25th and Saturday 31st July, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting.  Further dates for these guided walks will follow for late August and early September. For bookings and further information email info@loughderg.org  or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518.  www.loughderg.org  

  

 

PRAYING FOR VOCATIONS

Archbishop Farrell is asking for people and priests to pray for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life on a regular basis.   As you are well aware, the need is great, so let’s answer God’s call and “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest”

 

 

NEW VOCATIONS TEAM FOR THE PRIESTHOOD IN DUBLIN

Archbishop Dermot Farrell has appointed a New Team for Vocations to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Dublin. Fr. Séamus McEntee is now the new Director of Vocation to the Priesthood with Fr. Bill O'Shaughnessy as the new Assistant Vocations Director. Fr. Séamus has assisted on the vocations team for the past seven years and is delighted to be working alongside Fr. Bill in this exciting role of assisting men discern their call to priesthood as well as vocations promotion. Let us pray that God will continue to call enthusiastic men to the priesthood for our Archdiocese. If you know of anyone who thinks they might have a vocation to be a priest or is interested in finding out more about being a priest for the Archdiocese of Dublin, please ask them to contact either Fr. Séamus or Fr. Bill on the Vocations Team at: vocations@dublindiocese.ie or check out: Vocations | Archdiocese of Dublin (dublindiocese.ie)

 

 

MA IN THEOLOGY AND WORLD RELIGIONS - DCU

Taught by staff with internationally distinguished records in research and teaching, DCU welcomes students from varied religious and secular backgrounds. This master’s degree is available both full-time and part-time. It attracts many students with years of involvement in religious and faith communities as well as those working in education and social work. It also attracts undergraduates from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The closing date for EU applications is 15 August 2021.  

 

PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AS AN ADULT

Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week, Adult Faith Development course on Thursday evenings.  Run by the Archdiocese of Dublin in DCU St. Patrick’s Campus (MDCCE), Drumcondra Road. Late September to May (7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m). Application now open for September 2021. Early application advised. Contact: Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan at 01 8087594 or pathways@dublindiocese.ie.   Web: www.evangelisation.ie

 

  

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.

 

Mass times
  • THE CHURCH IS NOW OPEN FOR PARISHIONERS TO ATTEND MASS. LIMIT OF 80 PERSONS. OUR MASSES AND SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON OUR WEBCAM: stfintansparish.ie

  • WEEKENDS: Saturday 10.00 a.m. and
  • Vigil Mass for Sunday 6.30 p.m. Sunday: 10.00 a.m. 12.30p.m.
  • WEEKDAYS (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri): 10.00 a.m.
  • PRAYER SERVICE Wed. 10.00a.m.
  • BANK HOLIDAYS: Mass is at 10.00a.m.
  • HOLY DAYS: When on weekday: Vigil 7.30 p.m., 10.00 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. When on a Saturday: Vigil (Friday) 7.30 p.m. and 10.00 a.m. When on a Monday: 10.00am and 7.30pm (St. Patrick's Day - Please check Church Notices)

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