This NoticeBoard features events that are not part of Rathmines Parish, but may be of interest to parishioners

Visit Mount St Joseph Abbey

- to celebrate the Feast of St Kevin. Where do you go to have space to be quiet and think about your life?  Would you like to step out of your own comfort zone of modern technology for one night and enter into the Monastic world of silence?  On June 3rd the Dublin Diocese will celebrate the feast of St. Kevin.  An invitation is extended to anyone aged between 25 - 35 who would like to visit Mount St. Joseph Abbey in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.  The visit will take place on Friday, 5th June until Saturday, 6th June.  The cost is €70 per person.  Price includes transport, accommodation and food.  There are a limited number of spaces so book early.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01-8373732.

Open Evening for BA in Theology

Are you interested in studying Theology?  You are welcome to attend an Open Evening on Thursday 28th May, from 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm, for a BA in Theology and Lifelong Education (part-time) on Thursday evenings over 24 weeks and 4 academic Saturdays in Mater Dei Institute of Education.  Offering a foundation in Systematic Theology, Ethics, Scripture and Pastoral Theology.  If you have any questions please contact Mary Jones, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01 808 6513.

Experience Counts

- Share yours through volunteering.  A Volunteering Information Fair for over 55s is being held on Thursday 28th May.  Come and chat with groups providing charitable services across Dublin, to learn how you can share your life or professional experience as a volunteer.  Organisations such as Barnardos and Crosscare are looking forward to speaking with you.  Tea and scones will be provided.  Thursday 28th May, 11.00 am - 2.00 pm in the Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2.  Contact: Dublin City Volunteer Centre, 01 473 7482, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hollywood Mass Rock Pilgrimage

On Sunday 24th May, the Pilgrimage will begin at 7.00 am outside St. Kevin’s Church in Hollywood and will arrive at the Mass Rock area for Mass at approximately 8.30 am.  Bishop Eamonn Walsh hopes to lead the group as in former years.   All are welcome to participate - and can join anywhere along the mountain road.

Viatores Christi May 2015

Do you want to learn more about the possibility of overseas volunteering and/or training in Overseas Development & Mission?  Viatores Christi (VC) will hold an Information & Recruitment Session on Saturday 23rd May at 12.00 pm at VC HQ, 8 New Cabra Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7.  Tel. 01-8689986, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  www.viatoreschristi.com

Pilgrims for Christ 46th Summer School

The Irish Church Music Association’s Summer School 2015 begins on Thursday 2nd July and ends on Sunday 5th July.  Taking place on a weekend again this year after a very successful Summer School in 2014.  An opportunity to experience new music, liturgical formation and the celebration of Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours and the Liturgy of the Word.  See more at www.irishchurchmusicassociation.com

Seeking volunteers for ARC Cancer Support Centres

ARC Cancer Support Centres is a registered charity which provides support, counselling and complementary therapies to people affected by cancer including family members and carers.  All our services are free of charge.  We are looking for compassionate, enthusiastic and committed people who are willing to spare some of their free time and help in our Drop-in Centre in Eccles Street or South Circular Road.  Training is provided.  This is a vital service where those affected by cancer, their family and carers can call without appointment and chat in confidence to one of our trained volunteers in a relaxed atmosphere.  If you’d like to make a real difference, please call Linda on 01 7078880 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Celebration the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians

Inviting you to celebrate with us the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians with a concert of beautiful new and traditional music, performed by the Vocatus Choir, joined by members of the Orchestra of Ireland on Sunday 24th May at 4.00 pm.  Donations on the day to the Parish development fund.  Enquiries to Navan Road Parish Office: 01-8380265 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Blessing of Remembrance

in Glasnevin Cemetery, Sunday 24th May at 3.00 pm.  Each year hundreds of bereaved parents and family members come together for a Blessing Service at the Old Angels garden.  Many parents travel from all over Ireland to attend and we hope to see you all again this year.  We welcome in particular parents whose babies died long ago and who may have only in recent years traced their babies’ grave or to those parents who have no grave.  A Little Lifetime Foundation.

Presentation Brothers’ ‘Mondays at the Monastery’

- series of talks for the month of May starting today, Monday 11th “Climate Justice: the Christian’s new responsibility” - Dr Lorna Gold, Trócaire.  Monday 18th “My dream for Dublin’s homeless” - Sr Consilio, Cuan Mhuire.  Monday 25th “My vision for a Just Ireland” - Fr Seán Healy, Social Justice Ireland.  All talks are free of charge and take place at 7.30 pm in Presentation Brothers, Glasthule, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.  Full details at: www.presentationbrothers.org/mondays  Contact Andrew at 01-2300824.

Irish College Programme 2015

The Pontifical Irish College Courses for 2015 include ‘A Time for Priests’ - ongoing formation in Prayer, preaching, call and service, from 14th – 18th September; and ‘Handing on the Faith Today’ - for parishioners, a series of talks, liturgies and guided visits to significant Churches and Basilicas as well as an opportunity to attend a General Audience with Pope Francis, from 7th – 11th September.  For more information, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit: www.irishcollege.org