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lourdes pilgrimage2,000 people are departing Dublin airport on Monday September 7th Sepember as part of the largest annual pilgrimage to leave Ireland for the French Marian Shrine of Lourdes.

HandsWith the approval of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and the Trustees of All Hallows College, Pathways: Exploring Faith and Ministry has been incorporated into the Dublin Archdiocese’s Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism.

pp collectionEach year throughout the entire Church, on the Sunday nearest the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, a collection is held for the charitable work of the Pope.
Annual Collection to support our Holy Father, Pope Francis and the Pontifical Charities, replaces SHARE this weekend.

prayingLet us pray with compassion and hope for all those affected by the tragic accident in Berkeley: that the dead may rest in peace, the injured may be healed and that all those in need of consolation may experience the love and support they need at this time.

new membersThe Adult Choir The Donnybrook Church adult choir sings at the noon Mass each Sunday, and at other times of the Church year most notably the Easter ceremonies and Christmas celebrations.

Presently we have 31 very friendly and welcoming members in the choir. Catherine Killoran, our choir director, inspires us and keeps us in good humour (and usually in tune).

Bible Week 2015In 2014 the first Ecumenical Bible Week was held in Dublin, running from Pentecost Sunday to Trinity Sunday.  The experiment was deemed successful enough to encourage the organisers to learn from that experience and to run another “EBW” in 2015.

This year, the overall topic is “What is the Spirit saying to the Churches?”

Rosary RelayThe Annual Global Rosary Relay idea is a simple one: in that each of the 84 participating shrines in 46 countries prays a particular mystery of the Rosary at a particular half hour on the day in thanksgiving to God for our priests and to implore the protection and loving care of Our Lady, Mother of all priests, for all her priestly sons. With the coming of midnight on the 12th June 2015, the entire world, by then, will have been encircled in prayer for our priests on this The Annual Rosary Relay Day.

Experience Counts 28th May CarmeliteCome and chat with groups providing charitable services across Dublin, to learn how you can share your life or professional experience as a volunteer. Organisations such as Barnardos and Crosscare are looking forward to speaking with you. 

Meaning of Marriage Newsletter The current Meaning of Marriage Newsletter for dioceses and parishes is available for download here.

Monastic lifeSt. Kevin went to Glendalough to follow his dream which was to find God in solitude and prayer.Out of that dream the Monastic Community in Glendalough was born.  On June 3rd the Dublin Diocese will celebrate the feast of St. Kevin.

An invitation is extended to anyone aged between 25 to 35 who would like to visit Mount St. Joseph

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