Its Summer in Palmerstown!

Priory Institute Summer School

Sacred Heart Triduum, Artane Parish 22 – 23 June 2022

Rosary Relay For Sanctification Of Priests

Sacred Heart Messenger Mass, 24-JUN-22


On the Feast of the Sacred Heart, Friday, June 24 2022, Sacred Heart Messenger has organised a Mass at 7pm in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. All are welcome to join with Messenger promoters and readers in person and on the church  webcam at

The homily will be by Fr Donal Neary SJ, Editor.

Synodal Pathway Report & Letter from Archbishop





PATHWAYS: Exploring Faith & Ministry


Exploring Faith as an Adult

The Pathways Programme is geared towards those who wish to explore issues and questions of: faith; ministry; the Church today and the nature of belief, in an environment appropriate to Adult Learning and Adult Faith Development.

Thursday Evening Course for Adults

Venue: DCU St. Patrick’s Campus, (MDCCE), Drumcondra Rd, Dublin, 9


About the Course

The programme is run by the Archdiocese of Dublin, over two years, from late September to late May each year.  It takes place on Thursday evenings from 7.00p.m. -9.30 p.m. in DCU St. Patrick’s Campus, (MDCCE), Drumcondra Road Upper, Dublin, 9.  .The next starting date for the programme will be on Thursday 29th. September 2022. See contact details below. Early application is advisable as places will be limited.


Who is the Course for?

This course is suitable for men and women of all ages and from all walks of life who are looking for an opportunity to consider questions about  faith,  belief and Church today.


Course Aims

The course values the life experience which the participants bring and, accordingly, group sharing is an integral part of the learning process each year.  The course also offers the spiritual and theological formation which will enable participants to explore their faith with greater confidence.  It also helps assist people to prepare themselves to respond to the needs of the Church and community and to work in partnerships and parish teams.  Participants also have an opportunity to take part in various liturgies, and optional retreats and times of Directed Prayer during the year.


Course Entry Requirements

The main requirements are: a desire to explore faith; openness to participation; a willingness to listen and an interest in new ideas and approaches to ministry. No academic qualifications and no previous study in theology or spirituality are necessary.  There is no required written work and there are no exams.  There is a short application form in the programme brochure.


Course Cost

Fees are €400 each year.  Fees may be paid in full at the beginning of each year or in instalments throughout each year. Part or full sponsorship may be available from some parishes.


Course Content

  • First Year – In the first year the emphasis is on the personal experiences and the faith journeys of the participants.  Subjects include: How Adult Learn; Stages of Faith; Images of God; What Happened at Vatican II?; Introduction to Scripture; Celebrating the Church’s Year; the Person of Christ; Personal Journey; Sacraments; the Moral Life; Spirituality and Prayer, Church and Parish – what it means to believe and to belong; Parish Pastoral Councils.
  • Second Year – The focus of the second year is on Christian living, the Gospel call and how we respond to it.  Subjects include: Visions and Models of Church; Teachings of Pope Francis; Approaches to Ministry; Bereavement and Loss; Family; Pastoral Issues Today; Justice and Peace, Ecumenism; World Faiths; Ecology; Caring for Yourself.

For further information please contact:

Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD, Director, Pathways Programme,

Diocesan Office for Mission and Ministry. Tel: +353 1 8087594    Email:

Come To World Youth Day 2023 – Expressions of Interest now open

Parishes and Individuals are now invited to register their interest in either attending WYD Lisbon or organising a parish group to participate. Over the past year many parishes and people have noted in submissions for the Task Force and also preparatory meetings on Synod the importance of reaching out to younger people.

World Youth Day will take place 1-6 August in Lisbon 2023. Package options and costs are still being determined and the registration system will open in September. At present it is intended to have the option for teenagers aged 16-18 to participate as well as those aged 18-29.

The Archdiocese of Dublin has a great tradition in participation at World Youth Day. This is a great opportunity to reach out to young people and connect them to young people in many parishes that will participate at WYD. A full pastoral programme for all pilgrims will also commence later in the year, with opportunities for leadership roles as well.

Get In touch and keep in touch

We would like to hear from you between before September so that we can focus and fine tune the various package options that will be proposed.

  • Parishes are now invited register their interest – providing information if possible on numbers and maybe local leaders also
  • Individuals can also use this system to register their interest
  • Groups (Schools, Third Level Chaplaincy, Faith groups) – can also use this system

Expression of Interest for World Youth Day Lisbon 2023


If your parish(es) is thinking about organising a group – you can email if you have any questions.


Registrations for WYD Lisbon will open in late August 2022.

Gospel Choir Music Festival 19-Jun-22

A Gospel Choir music festival takes place in Mountjoy Square Park, Dublin, and surrounding areas this Sunday, 19 June 2022, from 12.30pm to 6pm.

This is a free public outdoor concert which features live performances from gospel choirs from around Ireland including Gardiner Street, Discovery, Our Lady of Victories and Fingal Gospel Choir. There will also be a performance from the Forget Me Nots choir, an inclusive, fun choir that unites older people and those affected by dementia with caregiver family and friends as part of the festival’s dementia-friendly focus this year.

Food trucks, children’s entertainment, picnic tables and necessary facilities will all be available in the park so that you can make a day of it with family and friends. No tickets required.