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child protectionSunday, 23rd September 2018 - The Representative in this parish, Roddy Stafford, with Mgr Lorcan O’Brien and the Parish Pastoral Council ensure that diocesan safeguarding policies and practices are followed in this parish. Safeguarding is all the things we do to ensure that children and vulnerable adults are protected from harm. We were trained for this role we have access to advice and support from the diocesan Child Safeguarding and Protection Service.

school bags 2To mark the start of the school year we had a blessing of school bags at the family mass on Sunday 16th September.  We asked for God’s blessing on all our schools, our students, our teachers and other staff members as they prepare to begin a new school year.

crosscare logoThe annual collection for the Community and Homeless Services of ‘Crosscare’ – the Social Support Agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin -  will take place at all Masses this weekend, 15th and 16th September. It will replace the usual SHARE collection at the Offertory of the Mass

VC logoViatores Christi offers an excellent training programme called Venture, delivered twice a year which aims to prepare prospective development workers, missionaries or volunteers for working and living in a developing country. The next training programme start on 22nd September 2018.

lumenop logoThe Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality is a two-year part-time evening programme run by Lumen · Dominican Centre, Sion Hill Campus, Blackrock. The programme takes place on Thursday evenings from 7.00–9.30pm and there are six Saturday workshops each year from 10.00am–4.00pm. Students complete fifteen modules each year which deal with key issues in spiritual development. The programme involves a combination of teaching by experienced lecturers, group discussion and the use of journaling. This combination assists participants to integrate course material into their experience. There is no end of year or final exam.

Social Justice in St Pauls Arran Quay logoYCW and SMA invite young adults (18-35 years) to ‘Building a Just Society’, an Autumn 2018 series of social justice events in St Paul’s, Arran Quay.

Season of CreationThe Season of Creation is celebrated throughout the Christian world from 1st September to 4th October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church since Pope Francis established 1st September as an annual “World Day of Prayer” for the care of Creation.
This year’s Season of Creation has the theme of “walking together”.

Foundational Christian Leadership for Young Adults LogoWould you like to learn more about being a leader in your Church, your parish, your community?  The dublin diocese are running a Foundational Leadership Programme for Young Adults over four Saturdays (10am-3pm) from October 2018 – March 2019.

This course is designed to support young adults and, in turn, their parishes.  It is a dynamic, integrative and highly practical programme which will enable the participants to begin developing their skills as leaders and role models within their local faith–based communities.

National Grandparents PilgrimageThe National Grandparents Pilgrimage is taking place on Sunday 9th September at Knock Shrine
Join the annual Catholic Grandparents pilgrimage with the Catholic Grandparents Association. It promises to be a wonderful day of celebration for grandparents and their families.

caminoEmbark on a seven-Church Pilgrimage in Dublin. The World Meeting of Families 2018 Pilgrim Walk will take place from 18 – 25 August 2018. Pilgrims are invited to undertake the WMOF2018 Pilgrim Walk. It involves visiting seven designated churches.