News Items

2lives1oveHaving consulted carefully with members of the lay faithful, both women and men, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has decided to respond to the invitation of the Citizens’ Assembly and make a submission on the topic of Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution of Ireland (Bunreacht na hÉireann).

Laudate FestivalThe new Laudate Festival organised by the Archdiocese of Dublin will see children,  representing 21 National School from all over the city,  come together in an intergenerational signing fest of hymns,  new and old.

CSW2017This year’s theme, ‘Catholic schools: Learning with Pope Francis to care for our common home’ has been informed by Laudato Si’, the 2015 encyclical by Pope Francis on care for our common home.

pope francis and sickCome along to this years World Day of the Sick 2017 conference hosted by the Dublin Diocesan World Day of the Sick Committee – its theme: Christ the Healer – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.  Saturday 11th February 2017, 9.30am – 1.00pm at The Marine Hotel, Sutton, Dublin

adventWe celebrate this special time of waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas (the first coming).  The term advent is a version of the Latin word meaning “coming”.

Flyer 1916 exhibitionA new exhibition that will take you into the heart of the Easter Rising.  Ministry, Advocacy and Compassion examines the role of the Catholic Church in 1916.

crosscare foodbank 1Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is asking parishioners throughout the Archdiocese of Dublin to donate food to help stock Crosscare Food Banks in the weeks leading up to Christmas. This is the fourth Annual Diocesan Christmas Food Appeal.  Demand on the Food Banks continues to increase and the situation is once again urgent.

Ad resurgendum cum ChristoThe recently Promulgated Vatican Instruction regarding the remains of those who died has been the subject of controversy and comment, much of it of the usual negative kind. The Instruction, like all public statements, wherever they originate, are mediated to us via the news and social media. Media rarely publish the statements themselves, so all we get is commentary. 

Donnybrook ChurchOn 26th August 1866 Cardinal Cullen, Archbishop of Dublin,celebrated the opening of the new Church of the Sacred Heart for the Parish of Donnybrook with a High Mass.

We are now one hundred and fifty years since that momentous event in the history of the Church and plans are well advanced for a weekend of celebrations to commemorate that day.

Join the Parish Community in coming together to celebrate our beautiful church and the history of Christian presence in Donnybrook.

Church of the Sacred Heart 150 YearsWe are appealing to Parishioners to bring photographs and memorabilia of events that have taken place there over the years to be exhited as part of the 150 year celebration.