|World Meeting of Families 2018|
The World Meeting of Families comes to Ireland.
Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families in August 2018. Started by Saint John Paul II, and held every three years, this major world event celebrates family as the cornerstone of our lives, and the fundamental building block of society and the Church.
Families and others from all over the world will gather in Dublin from 22-26 August 2018 to celebrate their lives together, to share their experiences from different parts of the world, to reflect on the different challenges they face and to grow together in faith.
The theme chosen by Pope Francis for WMOF2018 is The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World. The WMOF2018 Logo, launched in December 2016, reflects on this theme and our journey towards August 2018.
|Activities at the Parish Centre Spring 2017|
Activities at the Parish Centre Spring 2017
COFFEE DOCK: reopens Sunday 4th September after 12 mass for Welcoming Weekend.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION - FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION 2.45 - 4.30pm - Contact Mary Greene at the Parish Office.
MINDFULNESS BASED STRESSED REDUCTION (MBSR) - 8 week course starting soon.
PARENT, Baby & Toddler Group—Meet every Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon -
YOGA- 8.15pm Contact Jakki 086 0792469.
St. Vincent de Paul meet at 7pm.
PILATES CLASSES—Contact Selma 087 9606411
YOGA - 10.15 - 11.45 Contact Jakki 086 0792469.
OSHEA SCHOOL OF IREISH DANCING: - Ph Aine 0862509147
Baby Group (0-6 months) run by Jennifer, District Health Nurse. 11am to 12.30.
Legion of Mary meet from 8pm to 9.30pm
CECILIAN THEATRE ARTS - Every Thursday from 3.30 - 5pm—As seen on the Late Late Toy Show”
TAI CHI:- 7pm
DOODLE TOTS Club: from 10.30am to 11am Contact 0872288377.
SMYG (Foroige Youth Group) meet every second Friday. Teenagers from 1st year to 6th year welcome.
CSM—Mini Music Academy—Special Needs— Contact Jilly 01 8261100.
BAPTISMAL PROGRAMME - First Saturday of each month on Welcoming Weekend. Contact Fr Paul, Deacon Tim, or Mary Greene after masses over the weekend.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION - CONFIRMATION PREPARATION - 10 - 11.45am Contact Mary Greene at the Parish Office.
|Want to explore more about your Faith?|
An adult Faith Development Programme in Clonliffe College, Dublin 3. Pathways is a two-year one night a week course for adults who wish to explore their faith. For more information phone 01 8379253 www.evangelisation.ie or see poster at the back of the church.
Faith for Life:
Faith for Life is a course to help you discover more energising and empowering ways to live out your faith in the reality of today’s world through relationships in family, parish, workplace; and the events of daily life. It aims to help you become more open, confident, trusting and willing to work for change. For more information email www.evangelisation.ie / phone 01 8373732 Ext. 246.
Befriending service for older people in Dublin 15-
Volunteers needed- please give the gift of your time
Crosscare invite people in the parish to join us for our volunteer visiting service to provide companionship for older people in Dublin 15. A regular weekly visit can make a huge difference to reduce isolation and improve the quality of life for an older person.
Most visits last for an hour and usually involve nothing more than a cup of tea and chat with your friend. This simple gift, of your time and company, is all that is required.
Volunteers need be over 18 years and be willing to give at least one hour per week, ideally for at least one year.
You will be required to fill out a garda vetting form and complete training before being introduced to an older person. The next training session will take place on 6th February.
For an application form or further information please contact
Jean at Crosscare in Blancharsdstown at 01 8219892 .
Please see some of Crosscare Services and download their February newsletter here for more details:
|Parents don't lose the head!!|
Don’t Lose the Head is a workshop for parents run by Crosscare.
Crosscare is offering workshops for parents who would like to communicate effectively with their children around drug & alcohol issues.
It’s free of charge and all participants receive a free book on the subject.