Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Volunteers urgently needed for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012The 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 (IEC2012) will take place in Dublin from 10th to 17th June 2012.
Volunteers will have an integral role to play in the success of the Congress. Between two and three thousand volunteers will be needed during the week of the Congress and also to assist in preparations in the months leading up to the Congress. The Congress is now recruiting volunteers for a wide range of roles such as administration, data entry, stewards, marketing, transport, meet & greet, multimedia, pastoral preparation and much more! We need 10 people per parish from the Dublin diocese.
If you would like to get involved please visit the IEC2012 website  and fill out an online application or request an application form from the Congress office. Induction training sessions will begin 19th November in the RDS. For more information please contact the IEC2012 offices on (01) 2349900

Dublin County Choir will perform in St. John the Evangelist Church, Ballinteer on Saturday 12th November at 8pm. Part 1 - Operatic  
Favourites - Part II Britten: St. Nicolas (a dramatic and moving musical portrait of the Saint who was the inspiration for Santa Claus.
Conductor: Colin Block, including Jacek Wislocki (Tenor), Kilternan Church of Ireland Junior Choir, Echo Voices and lots more. Tickets
€15 from parish office (01 499 4203), choir members, Setanta School or at the door on the night. Bring a Cushion!

New Notices:

Walk of Light: You are invited to take part in the annual inter-church Walk of Light, on Sunday 20th November, beginning at 4pm in St. Ann’s Church of Ireland Church, Dawson Street, proceeding from there to St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon St., and concluding atCentenary Methodist ChurchLeeson Park with prayer and refreshments. A short service of prayer will take place in each of the three churches along the route. The Walk of Light is organised each year on the Feast of Christ the King by a number of churches in the south city and Leeson St area.

Talk at All Hallows: A talk on the “The Church as patron of The Arts in the new Republic: A case study of All Hallows in the 1940s and 1950s” will take place on Wednesday 30th November at 7.30pm in All Hallows College, Drumcondra. The talk will be given by Sighle Breathnach, former curator of the National Gallery of Ireland. Admission is €10. All are welcome.

Ecclesial Movements and Communities: A new book on Ecclesial Movements and Communities written by Rev Brendan Leahy, Professor of Systematic Theology at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth is now available to purchase from www.newcitypress.comThe birth and development of the ecclesial movements has been the subject of much discussion over the past 50 years and this book provides an insightful overview of the topic.

Emmaus Retreat Centre:

Mediation in the tradition of John Main: Christian mediation, in the tradition of St Benedict and John Main takes place each Monday morning. All are welcome to attend.
Dance mediation one day workshop: A one day dance mediation workshop takes place on Saturday 12th November. This is an open dance day day. No previous dance experience required.
The Power of Now: A day of exploration and experience on The Power of Now, the best selling book by Eckhart Tolle takes place on Sunday 13th November.

If you are interested in booking a place on any of the workshops/programmes simply call Emmaus on 01-8700050 or email

Christmas service of remembrance: A Little Lifetime Foundation will hold their annual Christmas Service of Remembrance on Sunday 4th December in St Nicolas of Myra ChurchFrancis Street at 7.30pm in the presence of Archbishop Martin. This year’s special guest is Mary Black. All are welcome to attend.

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