Notices from Archdiocese of Dublin 18 Dec 2017

Notices from the Archdiocese Week starting 18 December 2017.


Guidebook 2018:  Please note parishes should start receiving Diocesan Directories for 2018 Christmas week onwards, right up until early January.    There is still time to order guidebooks should your parish require any – (please make a cheque out to Dublin Diocesan Central Services).  Any queries email:



Advent Resources:  The Liturgy Office have prepared a number of Resources for Advent  this year – see attached.  For more information contact: Grainne Clinton, Liturgy Resource Centre – Tel: 01 8087554.



An Evening of Carols and Reflections: The Dublin Diocesan Music Group is hosting a wonderful evening of Christmas song and reflection tonight – Monday 18th December at 8pm in the Monastery of Alphonsus, St. Alphonsus Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 – all donations in aid of Child Vision (National Education Centre for Blind Children).



On Line Advent Calendar As a unique Advent prayerful resource, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has provided its online Advent 2017 Calendar, which can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This year’s Advent Calendar focuses on the theme of family as we prepare together for next year’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin from 21 – 26 August. Each day during Advent you are invited to click open a virtual door where you will find faith content for family, school and parish. During Advent, families are invited to take special time together to pray, to talk, and to be together. Family members are encouraged to undertake a daily act of kindness or charity – as suggested by the calendar – and by so doing reaching out to help those around us.




The Spirit of Christmas Concert in the National Concert Hall with St.  Mary’s Pro Cathedral Girls’ Choir on Thursday 21st December at 1.05pm. Conductors, Bláinaid Murphy & Amy Ryan, Accompanist, David Grealy. Favourite carols and seasonal music featuring all the traditional favourites. Tickets €15, concessions €12.



Save the Date: Archdiocese of Dublin Knock Pilgrimage will take place on Saturday April 21st 2018Theme: “We are Pilgrims – Knock invites us to Healing and Peace”.  Full programme to be announced soon.





Vacancy for a Research Coordinator:  The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference wishes to appoint a Research Coordinator whose primary responsibility will be to support the work of its Council for Justice and Peace (CJP). The CJP is responsible for promoting the social justice teaching of the Church.  Full details available at



Vacancy for Garda Vetting Administrator – Archdiocese of Dublin the Child Safeguarding & Protection Service promotes the safe care of children and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities throughout the Archdiocese of Dublin. As part of its function, this office provides a Garda Vetting service to parishes, agencies and schools of the Archdiocese of Dublin. A vacancy has arisen for a full-time Garda Vetting Administrator.  This position is offered on a permanent basis located in Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin.  Reporting to the Director of the Child Safeguarding & Protection Service, the Garda Vetting Administrator working as part of a team will ensure that vetting processes run in an efficient and timely manner. The successful candidate will up-date relevant databases, advise service users in matters relating to the vetting process such as assisting applicants complete their application form, receive disclosures and liaise with the staff members of the National Vetting Bureau. Full details available at


World Meeting of Families are seeking to hire for the following roles: Exhibition Sales Coordinator, Event Services and Logistics Coordinator – All job descriptions and information are available on our website: