Notices from the Archdiocese

Notices from the Archdiocese Week beginning 9 April 2018 


New book examining the Eighth Amendment  ‘Whistle-Blower: Life Death, Hope and the Eighth Amendment’ by Fr. Pádraig McCarthy is a book that clinically examines the proposals of the Citizens’ Assembly and the Report of the Joint Oireachtas Committee in advance of the forthcoming referendum on the protection of human life.  It is intended to contribute to a more comprehensive and rational debate on how we legislate and care for every member of the human family.  ‘Whistle-Blower’ will be available shortly from Veritas and other bookstores for €5.  The author, Pádraig McCarthy, is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin.

 A Life Lived in God  Monastic Vocations Weekend at the Monastery of St Alphonsus, Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th April 2018.  Contact: Sr Lucy –

 Handel Highlights  Celebrating its tricentenary, the Charitable Infirmary Charitable Trust presents Handel Highlights, a concert at Merchants Quay Church at 3pm on Saturday 14th April.  Featuring Our Lady’s Choral Society, Rachel Croash (soprano), Peter O’Reilly (tenor), and the Dublin Handelian Orchestra (conductor Proinnsías Ó Duinn).  Admission is free – a collection will be made for The Merchants Quay Project and Focus Ireland.

 Resting Under the Tree  An evening of reflection and music on The Hospitality of Abraham(Genesis 18:1-14) and Rublev’s Icon of the Trinity in the Monastery of St. Alphonsus, St. Alphonsus Road, Drumcondra on Monday 16th April at 8.00 pm.  Music will be led by the Dublin Diocesan Music Group.


The Encounter  Friday 20th April in St. Paul’s Church, Arran Quay at 8pm.  It is a young adults (20’s & 30’s) event with live acoustic music, reflective prayer in adoration, with guest speakers on life, faith and purpose.  We are delighted to announce that John Pridmore is our guest speaker and Riaghan O’Callaghan is our musician for the night.  Contact  and


Ewe Thina: We Walk God’s Way  Join other young adults (20’s & 30’s)] for reflective hikes around Dublin Area.  Monthly event.  The next hike will be Sunday 29th April for the Howth Cliff Walk.  We will meet outside the parish Church in Howth at 12.30pm.  Contact and

 Open Evening at DCU All Hallows Campus  You are warmly invited to our Open House Evening on Thursday 26th April at the DCU All Hallows Campus, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra – the new home of Mater Dei Institute’s programmes in theology, philosophy and ethics.  The Open House will run from 6-9pm with a series of short taster lectures and updates from 7-8pm.

Outline:  6-7pm Refreshments and information on programmes, postgraduate research opportunities, and scholarships (drop in as you can).  7pm ‘Theology after Mater Dei Institute? The Academic Study of Religion in a Secular University’ with Dr Ethna Regan, Head of School.  7.10pm ‘Emerging Debates in Ethics’, Prof. Bert Gordijn.  7.20pm ‘Atheist Critiques of the New Atheists: A Theologian’s Interpretation’, Dr Peter Admirand.  7.30pm ‘Refusing the Apparent: A Really Short Introduction to Philosophy’, Dr Ian Leask.  7.40pm ‘The Book that Shaped Ireland: Introducing a New Project Exploring the Bible in Ireland’, Dr Brad Anderson & Dr Jonathan Kearney.  8-9pm Refreshments and information on programmes, postgraduate research opportunities, and scholarships (drop in as you can); meet with staff.  To register, please click or email

 Holy Hour St Patrick’s Parish, Corduff will hold a Holy Hour for the Protection of Human Life at 8pm on Tuesday 8th May.  This is to pray for the protection of human life.

 Scripture Summer School 2018  What profit the prophets?  Exploring the prophetic imagination for today.  June 18-22 at Clonliffe College.  Presenters and topics: Jessie Rogers – The Word of the Lord is like fire in my bones (Jeremiah 20:9) – Re-imagining the biblical prophets for the 21st century.  Seán Goan – Blessed are those who read this prophecy (Revelation 1:3) – The Book of Revelation as a prophetic word for today’s Church.  Kieran O’Mahony – A great prophet has risen among us! (Luke 7:16) – Taking another look at Luke’s Jesus.  For more detailed information:  The teaching “style” is participative.  If cost prevents anyone from taking part, please get in touch.