Autumn Liturgy Gathering @ Clonliffe College
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
  1. Speak and… Reach   Helen Norton will offer a practical workshop for all those who stand up to speak at parish liturgies such as Ministers of Welcome, Cantors, Prayer Leaders or Ministers of the Word. Helen always uses humour to get the best out of those who participate in her workshops so be prepared to move from your seat!!
  2. Praise and…Sing   Caroline Cutliffe will show how the Laudate Music Programme for Primary Schools can be used in a range of parish events as she explores this year’s programme. She will offer tips for working with young voices and she will show how this material (16 songs) has a place in mainstream liturgies where people of all ages should feel welcome as they celebrate the ‘Joy of the Gospel’.
  3. Connect and… Celebrate  Ian Callanan will explore the Emmanuel 2018 Music Programme for Second Level Schools. This material (21 songs) includes three pieces specially written to celebrate the World Meeting of Families. It would be great if those who learn this programme can hear them used beyond the school and the Helix in the heart of the parish family celebrations. Parish music groups would be especially welcome and will find a store of contemporary music on various themes.
  4. Welcome and … Linger   Pat O’Donoghue will lead this imaginative, prayerful and practical workshop on the importance of ‘welcome’ in our liturgies and how this can be experienced at various levels and stages in a variety of parish liturgies. He will also suggest ways for enabling people to extend the hospitality of the liturgy beyond the notes of the final song.
  5. Cherish and… Challenge  Colm Hogan and representatives of Trócaire will highlight the importance of marking the ‘Season of Creation’ from1 September to 4 October each year. It won’t be too late to use some of the ideas shared as October is a traditional month for harvest thanksgiving and for gathering awareness of the precious gifts of creation. This is in keeping with Trócaire’s work on climate change and the promotion of the values of Laudato Si (Care for our Common Home – Pope Francis) and links liturgy with real life.
  6. Life… to the full  Fr. Peter Conaty will inspire this workshop with his gentle and challenging insights which will be of use to the ‘liturgical family’ as they reflect on the call of Jesus to celebrate the fullness of life.


Please return booking form (available in our downloads, one per person – photocopy as many forms as you need) to the Liturgy Resource Centre, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, Dublin 3, by Monday 25 September 2017. Please enclose payment €10 per person with this booking form. Cheques made payable to DUBLIN DIOCESAN CENTRAL SERVICES. (please note change)

Enquiries 01 8087554. Email:

Music Ministry @ Clonliffe College
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

There have been many changes in parish music personnel in recent years. It might be a good time to check in with those responsible for music at a parish level so that, despite the diversity of resources and traditions, some common principles and shared vision for music might be named. An evening of resources and discussion will be held in Clonliffe College on Thursday 5 October at 8.00 p.m. All interested are invited to attend. Let Grainne know if you are coming. 01 8087554 or

Liam Lawton Workshop @ Clonliffe College
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Liam Lawton will hold a workshop on Thursday 12 October in Clonliffe College 8.00-9.30pm. He will offer a variety of music for many occasions including ‘Joy For the World’ composed to mark the World Meeting of Families 2018. Booking is essential, forms available in our download section. €10 per person.

Resting Under the Tree @ Monastery of St. Alphonsus
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

You are invited to take some time out to reflect on Rublev’s Icon of the Trinity and the Scripture Passage it represents (Genesis 18:1-14) in the Monastery of St. Alphonsus, St. Alphonsus Road, Drumcondra on Monday 16 October at 8.00 p.m. This prayer time will be enhanced with reflections and music from the Dublin Diocesan Music Group.

Funeral Ministry @ Clonliffe College
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Funeral Ministry Teams we offer one night of reflection and practical input to all. The focus will be on ‘Grieving families – so close but so different’ keeping with the spirit of the year in preparation for WMOF 2018. Booking is essential. booking form available in our downloads. a fee of €5 per person is invited on the night.

Remembrance Service @ Monastery of St. Alphonsus
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

This year’s service will take place on Thursday 23 November at 8.00pm in the Monastery of St. Alphonsus. Each year people gather to remember and to pray for those who have died in a gentle and prayerful space. The music will be led by the Dublin Diocesan Music Group.

Diocesan Advent Service @ Saint Gabriel's Church
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

The Liturgy will be prepared by the full-time Chaplaincy Students of DCU and the music will be led by the Dublin Diocesan Music Group.