World Mission Sunday -  Weekend of 18 October 2020

This year World Mission Sunday will take place on the weekend of Sunday 18 October.  World Mission Sunday is helping communities to build schools, clinics, parish halls and Churches for marginalised communities and missionaries in our church family in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  It provides missionary programmes that protect and care for children’s wellbeing by offering safe shelter, healthcare, education and hope for the future and it is vital to give generously to this special collection as the pandemic has brought about even more challenges in many war-torn countries but also these crises will remain thereafter. 

All return donations to World Missions Sunday Office of the Holy Father’s Universal Solidarity Fund, 64 Lwr. Rathmines Road, Dublin D06 N2H1. 

Further information email: or


Pastoral Conversations for Parish Pastoral Council’s and Liturgy Teams - Moving from self-preservation to mission!


The Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism and the Diocesan Liturgical Centre will host a series of Webinars, which will explore topics around advent, the young church, worship on the web plus many more!

 Webinars will take place on Tuesday evenings from 8.00 – 8.45pm starting on October 20th until November 24th.

 To Register – email:

Please note changes to time and return e-mail address– new poster attached


Exploring Christus Vivit

You are invited to take part in the ‘Virtual’ launch of this new book, Exploring Christus Vivit. Various practitioners explore Pope Francis’ themes from his 2019 Exhortation. It will be launched by Archbishop Eamon Martin on October 21  at 6:30 pm (GMT) and some of the international contributors will also participate. Feel free to extend an invitation to others.

To attend – simply email: and you will be sent the link.

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Volunteer Drivers Irish Cancer Society

Irish Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments.  Drivers with a free weekday availability and who can commit to driving twice a month.  Please email Gail at or call 01 2310 566 for an application form. Due to the impact of the Coronavirus we are seeking drivers under the age of 70 years.


On-Line Scripture Courses for October

Margaret Aylward Centre, Glasnevin are offering a number of courses during the month of October on the theme of Scripture and invite you to join online.  
For more information and prices visit or or contact  Geraldine during Office hours:  Tuesday - Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm on Tel: 01 7979364/0876649862 or Email:   

Foundational Leadership Programme for Young Adults

We need a new generation of Young Adult Leaders to continue the mission of Jesus Christ.

  • Are you - prepared to get “off your couch” and make a difference with your life?
  • Be a leader – make a  difference in your world.

The Foundational Leadership Programme offers participants a unique opportunity to explore and develop Gospel transformational leadership Skills. These skills can be readily applied to the participants own context. The programme is a mix of input from highly experienced experts, reflective practices, mentoring, journaling, spiritual accompaniment, workshops and social immersion. Participants are required to produce a learning log as part of an overall portfolio to serve as a framework for integrative practice. 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. FLP The Foundational Leadership Programme is run jointly between the Catholic and Church of Ireland Dioceses of Dublin. It will be based mainly in St. Paul's Church, Arran Quay. It is uniquely placed to nurture and mission a new generation of faith leaders. Commitment will be one Saturday per month starting in October 2020 (and will comply with Covid-19 measures)  (Note to parishes can you please circulate on notices, online and social media for month of September.) For more information, online registration and payment – use this link

Gerard Gallagher  - Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism,  Email:  Phone – 087 2347220



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