Culture Night @ Clonliffe College
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

6.00 pm

Open exhibition on the 1979 Papal Visit of Saint John Paul II and of Pope Francis to Ireland with photographs, letters and memorabilia.

6.45 pm

Celtic Spirituality explored followed by an energising Faith-based Workshop – see our ancient traditions alongside new ways of spreading the Good News.

8.00 pm

Songs of Praise in the College Church with the Dublin Diocesan Music Group joined by young singers from Laudate and Emmanuel Liturgical Music Primary and Second Level School Programmes including brief interviews with inspirational people and finishing with the lively song – God Is In The House.



Autumn Liturgy Gathering @ Clonliffe College
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Our Autumn Liturgy Seminar will take place on Saturday 29 September in Clonliffe College. We have on offer a range of workshops on various topics. You may attend two workshops of your choice from  four on offer (2-5)as the Baptism workshop (1) is a full morning. Registration is at 9.00 a.m. and sessions begin at 9.30 a.m. There is a 20 minute break at 11.00 a.m. and the next session will continue until 12.50 p.m. Then we gather together for a Prayer Service which will incorporate elements from all the workshops. Booking is essential and forms are included with this newsletter or are available in the download section of our website. 

1) A Time to be Born
Patricia Carroll and Donal Harrington will continue their accompaniment of Baptism Teams in a full morning workshop. They are responding to those who expressed, at baptism training sessions in the spring, a desire to deepen their own understanding of the meaning of Baptism and the Church’s expression of that journey since Vatican II. This will be an interactive session with space to speak, to listen and to tease out. The conversation and input will be embedded in prayer together.

2) A Time to Lead
Damian McNeice will open up the role of lay people in organising and leading prayer for a variety of occasions. He will offer tips for encouraging participation and avoiding confusion between leading such prayer services and the role of the Priest as celebrant of the Eucharist. He will draw from his experiences of organising prayer moments for WMOF.

3) A Time to Explore
Julie Kavanagh will explore the concept of the Body in worship and it’s implications for the central act of the Christian Community.

4) A Time to Sing
Ian Callanan will go through the Emmanuel 2019 programme. Be prepared to sing, sway and clap. The CD for 2019 is available on ITunes for the first time and the stars are present and past soloists. We need to spread the ‘good news’ about Emmanuel and fill the Helix with students and audience all singing together (and help reduce our costs too).

5) A Time to Reflect
Pat O’ Donoghue
will explore the spirituality of liturgical ministers – who are called to serve their
communities in welcoming, reading, distributing holy communion, music etc. This is an opportunity to be
still- to be attentive and to celebrate this call. We are all called to ‘holiness’.


Your Holiness – Evening of Prayer and Reflection @ Monastery of St. Alphonsus
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Your Holiness
We heard those two words often spoken during the Papal visit. It’s the title of an evening of prayer, music and reflection which will explore the recent document of Pope Francis – Gaudete et Exultate (Rejoice and be Glad).
The Monastery of St. Alphonsus is the venue (or view on on Monday 15 October at 8.00p.m.. The Prayer Service will be prepared by the part-time Chaplaincy students of DCU with music by the Dublin Diocesan Music Group.


Funeral Ministry Training @ Clonliffe College
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Funeral Ministry Training
An evening of Pastoral Reflection for existing Funeral Ministry Teams will take place on Wednesday 24th October from Clonliffe College.

A training cycle of three modules will be offered to parishes forming a funeral team, which will begin
November. Details to follow.


Remembrance Service @ Monastery of St. Alphonsus
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Annual Remembrance Service will take place in the Monastery of St. Alphonsus on Thursday 22 November at 8.00 p.m. This will
offer a time to mourn and a time to hope. Music will be led by the Dublin Diocesan Music Group.


Advent Service @ St. Columba's Church
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Advent the Orphan Season 

It’s becoming harder to celebrate the beautiful season of waiting with so much anticipation of Christmas about. Once again the full time chaplaincy students from DCU will prepare the Diocesan Advent Service which will take place in St. Columba’s Church, Iona Road  at 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 1 December. Take a slice of Advent home with you.