At times we all need inspiration and assistance in order to help make things happen. Below you will find some resources that might help in your ministry. If you cannot locate what you need – let us know and we try to assist. Email with your query and we will respond in due course.

December 2, 2019

Area Gathering in Tallaght 2019

[Show slideshow] Over 160 parishioners attended the annual gathering of the parishes from deaneries of Blessington, South Dublin and Tallaght in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght on Saturday 23rd November. The morning began with prayer and reflection. Bishop Eamonn Walsh then introduced Fr. Liam Rigney, who has recently been appointed as […]
May 9, 2018

Prayers on the Move Initiative

 Prayers on the Move, Dublin (POTM-D)In February 2016  Prayers on the Move took place  in London and Newcastle and again in Birmingham in Advent 2016. Following generous donations from our partners in Dublin, it was  agreed to run the campaign in Dublin during Lent 2018, beginning with a launch at […]
November 25, 2015

Scripture Advent Calendar – 2015

Walk Advent with the Scriptures Here is a simple Advent Scripture calendar for this year with the scripture reading for each day and a simple reflection. You can download from here - Advent Calendar 2015 1
June 3, 2014

The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults

The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults     The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults is a new resource from the Irish Episcopal Conference, designed to facilitate adult faith development. It is due for publication on Thursday, 12 June.   The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that it is  ‘meant […]
February 20, 2014

Funeral Ministry in the Archdiocese of Dublin

The Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism has put together a working group looking at Funeral Ministry. If your parish team has views or ideas on how this Ministry can be enhanced and enriched or have any examples of practices in your parish that have been well received by families and […]
February 14, 2014

St. Laurence O Toole – Icon & resources

February 5, 2014

Living Lent 2014

Welcome to Living Lent 2014 -  Below you are invited to read, share our Lenten Ezine for Lent. You can view each page individually or as one whole document. How to use it? We recommend if you are Printing this - you can print the Front Page and then each […]
November 27, 2013

Evangelii Gaudium – Pope Francis Apostolic Exhortation

"The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus”; thus begins the Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium”, by which Pope Francis develops the theme of the proclamation of the Gospel in the contemporary world, drawn from, among other sources, the contribution of the work of […]
December 10, 2012

Guidelines for Prayer in Parish Pastoral Councils

Guidelines for Prayer in Parish Pastoral Councils Adapted from Prayer for Parish Groups by Dónal Harrington and Julie Kavanagh  Introduction “If the Lord does not build the house, in vain do the builders labour” Psalm 127 Praying together is the heartbeat of every parish group. If there is no prayer, […]
October 23, 2012

Adult Initiation – Rite of Christian Initiation

Adult Initiation - Rite of Christian Initiation (Prepared by Fr. Dermot Nestor for The Messenger Magazine) Most Irish people were baptised as infants.  That is what we are most used to.  However the situation is changing on two fronts.  Firstly there are some parents who choose not to have their […]
September 12, 2012

Spiritual Director/Spiritual Guide – What is a Spiritual Director/Spiritual Guide?

Spiritual Director/Spiritual Guide – What is a Spiritual Director/Spiritual Guide? Spiritual Direction/Spiritual Guidance/Spiritual Accompaniment are interchangeable terms used to describe the relationship/process whereby an individual is companioned on their spiritual journey with the aim of finding meaning beyond the moment and growing closer to God, and others.  It has a […]
September 12, 2012

Retreats – What is a Retreat?/ Week of Directed Prayer

What is A Reteat? A retreat is an extended time, a weekend, week or even a month, to grow closer to God.  In military terms the word ‘retreat’ generally means withdrawal.  So too in spiritual terms a retreat normally means time out from ones normal busy routine often spent in […]
September 12, 2012

Books on Prayer

Henri Nouwen – Reaching Out; With Open Hands; The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming; Making All Things New: An Invitation to the Spiritual Life; Heart Speaks to Heart: Three Prayers to Jesus; Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life; The Wounded Healer: Ministry in […]
September 12, 2012

Prayer – What is Prayer?

What is Prayer? Prayer is an intimate two-way conversation with God and/or the saints.  Like the conversation in all human relationships prayer can be very different for different people, and indeed for the one person over time as the relationship develops.  At its core prayer is our response to God’s […]