Weekly Bulletin- 17th January 2021

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MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED TO CHRISTMAS DUES

they are an important help towards the running costs of the Church, especially during these difficult times.  Mass at 11.00 on Sunday 17th January will be offered for the intentions of the donors.

Springtime Spirituality

Following on the successful series of November Coffee Mornings we are organizing a new series to fill us with hope!  We are now hoping more than ever that the vaccine will return us to normality but we still have to hang in there.  Watch this space for our programme which will begin on the last Saturday of January and lead us through the Saturdays of February.  Contact our Secretary Sonia for further details Tel: 01 8363411.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

18th to 25th January marks the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year’s Liturgy was prepared by the monastic community of sisters in Grandchamp, Switzerland, who draw much from the spirit of the Taize Community. A link to that Inaugural Prayer will be shared with you as soon as it becomes available. 

The theme for the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is ‘Abide in my Love…You Shall Bear Much Fruit’.

Further information and preparatory material for the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity can be accessed on the website of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Sunday of the Word of God-24th January 2021

Pope Francis wanted “a Sunday given over entirely to the Word of God, so as to appreciate the inexhaustible riches contained in that constant dialogue between the Lord and his people” (Misericordia e misera, 7). It takes place during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, emphasising the important bond we have in Sacred Scripture with other Christian denominations and religious traditions.

The Young Church Dublin invite you to join our connected group for Young Adults (20’s 30’s)

Online meetings every Wednesday, from 8.00-9.00pm for some time of fellowship, reflection on Scripture and prayer together. It provides an opportunity to connect in with other young adults in a community of faith. For more information please email: kirsten.mahon@dublindiocese.ie

Foundational Leadership Programme for Young Adults – New Course Dates January 2021

The Foundational Leadership Programme offers participants a unique opportunity to explore and develop Gospel transformational leadership Skills. This programme endeavours to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to be Gospel centred transformational leaders and change agents within their own parishes, communities.  The Foundational Leadership Programme is run jointly between the Catholic and Church of Ireland Dioceses of Dublin and a team of young adult volunteers. It is uniquely placed to nurture and mission a new generation of faith leaders. Commitment will be one Saturday morning starting in January 2021 (16 January, 20 February,20 March initially)

For more information, online registration and payment – use this link https://www.evangelisation.ie/2020/08/11/foundational-leadership-programme-sign-up-2020/

Pope’s prayer intention for January: At the service of fraternity

Pope Francis prayer intention for January 2021 focuses on human fraternity and calls for people of different religions, cultures, traditions, and beliefs to return to the essential: love of neighbour.

The text of the January 2021 prayer intention:

“When we pray to God following Jesus, we come together as brothers and sisters with those who pray according to other cultures, other traditions and other beliefs.

“We are brothers and sisters who pray.

“Fraternity leads us to open ourselves to the Father of all and to see in the other a brother or sister, to share our lives or to support, to love, and to know each other.

“The Church values God’s action in other religions, without forgetting that for us Christians, the wellspring of human dignity and fraternity, is in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“We believers must return to our sources and concentrate on what is essential. What is essential to our faith is the adoration of God and love of neighbour.

“Let us pray that the Lord may give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions and not fight each other, and praying for one another, open ourselves to all.”

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