Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fom Around the Diocese

Afternoon of prayer for Vocations: An afternoon of prayer for priesthood and religious life will take place on Sunday 6th November at
Clonliffe College Oratory, commencing at 2.00pm. This will conclude at 4.30pm at Mass to be celebrated by Fr Eamonn Bourke,
Diocesan Director of Vocations and Chief Chaplain to St Joseph's Young Priests Society. Further details are available from Rita Russell
who can be contacted on 01 4938965.

Irish Cancer Society Ecumenical Service: The annual ecumenical service organised by the Irish Cancer Society will take place at St. Mary’s
Pro-Cathedral on Sunday 13th November at 3.30 p.m. The liturgy has been prepared by Chaplaincy Students of Mater Dei Institute of Education.
All are welcome to attend. The service will be broadcast live on the internet and can be viewed by logging on to or and following the links.

Word on the Web: The next series of three Word on Web sessions in preparation for the International Eucharistic Congress starts on November 30th.  
Each session involves listening to a podcast, a group discussion and Q&A with the presenters via phone conference.   The theme is Eucharist and the titles
of the three sessions are Nov 30: What do we Remember? Dec 7: Why do we Give Thanks? Dec 14: Who is the Body of Christ?
Twenty parishes took part in the last series and contributed to the lively phone conference at the end of each session.  If you would like to
join the growing community of participating parishes contact us.  For further details about the series and how to register see our website

The Annual Radharc Memorial Mass will take place in the Church of St. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown on Sunday 13th November at 3pm. Refreshments will be served following Mass in the Parish Pastoral Centre. This will be followed by the screening of two Radharc Films. All welcome.

Advent Retreat: Two Advent Retreats take place in Ards Friary. The first takes place on Saturday 26th –Sunday 27th of November with the theme, “The Son of God is born this day.” Directed by Fr. Kieran Shorten OFM Capuchin, the retreat commences at 9.30am and concludes after lunch. The cost is ˆ85 residential and ˆ60 non-residential. The second Advent Retreat takes place on Saturday 3rd –Sunday 4th of December with the theme, “Meeting God in Advent.” Directed by Fr. Silvester O’Flynn OFM Capuchin, the retreat commences at 9.30am and concludes after lunch. The cost is ˆ85 residential and ˆ60 non-residential. For further information contact Ards Friary on 0479138909 or email
Anam Cara’s Bereavement Talk for Dads: Anam Cara is holding a bereavement talk on Wednesday 16th November in The Mornington Centre, 44a Malahide Road, Artane from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. All Anam Cara services are offered free of charge to parents.

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