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WMOF2018 LogoA formal announcement that Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families in Ireland is expected shortly. Pope Francis personally chose Ireland to host this event. If you would like to attend all or part of it, you can register now for the three-day Pastoral Congress through our website at

Choose Life 2018Issue two of the Choose Life 2018 newsletter Choose Life 2018 is now avaiilable for download.

Choose Life 2018, Issue Two


Mgr Richard SherryRemoval:  Tuesday 16th January – 6:00pm

Funeral:  Wednesday 17th January – 12noon

May he Rest In Peace

Transformer 2018Living Water warmly invites you to our signature Transformer: Life in the Spirit seminar series starting January 17th.  This 8 week series is based on the international ‘Life in the Spirit’ programme.

worldpeacedayjpgOn the morning of the 16 th of October, 2017, in the grounds of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, there was a smell of burning. It was not the smell you get from an active fire, but the smell of burnt ash. October 16 th . . was the day ex hurricane Ophelia reached Ireland. It carried with it ash from the forest fires in Portugal and sand, possibly Africa. We live in one world. There are other storms, the storms of life, armed conflicts, wars, genocides, ethnic cleansings, natural disasters, environmental degradation, famine, poverty, economic crises and the absence of opportunity. All these generate movements of people across the world, driven by desperation, by hopelessness. The storms of life carry migrants and refugees.

a christmas giftDid you get two fitness watches yesterday, three pairs of socks, four sets of perfumes and no gold rings? Or simply more than you need? From today, staff at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin will take in your unwanted Chrismtas gifts and will pass them to Crosscare who will redistribute them this time next year to people living in their homeless services.  .

Current NewsletterThe current Newsletter is now available to donload here. An online archive of newsletter is also available here .

appeal banner Xmas2017 2The Society Of St Vincent De Paul Annual Christmas collection "Christmas is not the same for everyone" will replace the SHARE collection at all Masses over the weekend of 10th/11th December, is of 'critical importance' as the organisation is experiencing a huge increase in calls for assistance.

Paris2Nice17 1On Friday 15th September, Gillian McMahon headed off to Paris, France to embark on her biggest challenge yet – cycling 720km in 6 days from Paris down to Nice all in aid of ARC Cancer Support Centres.