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

Benildus Pastoral Centre: Remembrance service

November Remembrance service - Friday 20th November at 10am.  St Benildus Pastoral Centre, 160a Upper Kilmacud Road, Dublin 14.  All are welcome.

Irish School of Ecumenics/Loyola Institute lectures

Interdisciplinary Symposium: ‘Violence and the Human Condition’ on Saturday 21st November, 10.30am–4pm.  This symposium will explore the extraordinary embeddedness of violence in the human story from interdisciplinary perspectives. 10.30am – 4pm.  €20 (light lunch included).  The Paul Lennon Lecture:Enkindling Love: The Legacy of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross’ at 7.30pm, Wednesday 25th November with Professor Gillian T. W. Ahlgren.  Venue for lectures: ISE/Loyola Institute Building, Trinity College Dublin.

Bethany Bereavement Support Group November 2015

‘Exploring Death and Loss of Our Loved Ones’.  Residential Weekend led by Fr. Myles O'Reilly SJ.  This weekend explores the loss of our loved ones and the meaning of death from a Christian perspective through prayer, meditation, discussion, videos and sharing.  Orlagh Retreat Centre, Old Court Rd., Dublin 16.  Friday 20thNovember at 7.30pm to Sunday 22nd November at 4.30pm.  Cost €180 per person (Deposit €50) with all meals included.  Apply to: Anne @ 087 2050514 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clogher Diocese Vacancy- Youth Ministry Co-ordinator

Clogher don Óige is the Youth Commission for the Catholic Diocese of Clogher, providing activities, events and programmes for young people at both diocesan and parish level.  We are currently seeking to appoint a full time Youth Ministry Co-ordinator (full-time, initially for one year).  Essential criteria:  A third level qualification, and one years’ experience (paid/voluntary) working with young people in Youth Ministry at leadership level or other faith development setting.  The closing date for applications is Friday 20th November.  Application details are available at

Margaret Aylward Centre

Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue – events for Winter 2015.  Lifting the Lid on Islam -  a short introductory course for people who want to understand the origins of Islam and the cultural diversity of those who practise it;  Sing With Joy in Your Heart  - an evening of liturgical music;  Dance Meditation;  Practising Mindfulness; Advent Reflection;  Ecumenical Carol Service;  Christian Meditation (every Thursday);  Spiritual Guidance;  Space for reflection.  Booking is essential.  For more information, contact the centre at: 01 7979364 | 087 6649862 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Holy Faith Sisters, Glasnevin, Dublin 11.

Orlagh Retreat Centre - November 2015

Saturday 14th November - Day Retreat in Orlagh.  An opportunity to experience the benefits of a prayerful and reflective day in the beautiful environment of Orlagh.  Led by Bernadette Toal and John Byrne, the theme this month is ‘Every Person Makes a Difference’.  €25.  From 10.00am-4.30pm with the opportunity for Mass at 4.30pm.  Sunday 15th November - Scripture Day with Sean Goan.  In the lectionary, the coming year is the Year of Luke.  Pope Francis has also declared the coming year as a Year of Mercy.  Sean Goan has both in mind as he presents his November Scripture day for which he has chosen the title ‘Looking at the Biblical Theme of Mercy through the Lens of St Luke’s Gospel’.  10.00am-5.00pm.  €55 (including lunch).  Orlagh, Gunny Hill, Kilakee Road, Dublin 16.  Telephone 01 495 8190 for further information and booking.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beginning Experience November 2015

B.E. is a support group for those coping with the pain of loss of their life partner, through death, separation or divorce.  Few people are able to cope alone with the pain of loss.  Do you find that you need more support than family and friends can provide?  Seeking help is a sign of strength and self-knowledge – not weakness.  This is a healing ministry, which helps to resolve the grief that goes with the end of a marriage or relationship.  Coping effectively with bereavement is a skill we can all learn.  The next residential weekend will be held from Friday 13th – Sunday 15th November in All Hallows, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.  For further information please contact 086 0877379 | email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. |

Vacancy for Parish Secretary - Skerries

St. Patrick’s Parish, Skerries, Co. Dublin is currently recruiting a Parish Secretary.  This role is offered initially on a one year fixed term, part-time basis.  Reporting to the Parish Priest, duties include: providing an administrative service to St. Patrick’s Parish; managing the administration office with the effective use of up-to-date office systems; receiving members of the public and dealing with enquiries; maintaining and up-dating computerised accounts for the parish; recording and managing parish records.  The successful candidate will have: at least 5 years clerical/administrative experience; a comprehensive knowledge and experience of up-to-date accounts packages; excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite; highly-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and work as part of a team.  Letters of application with enclosed curriculum vitas should be posted to Fr. Richard Hyland, Parish Priest, 42 Strand Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin.  Please mark the envelope: “Job Application”.  References will be sought in advance of the interview stage, please ensure that the contact details of two referees are included in your application. Shortlisting may apply.  The closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 18th November at 6pm.

Advent Pack – Year of Mercy

The Jubilee of Mercy will be inaugurated by Pope Francis on Tuesday 8th December 2015 in Rome when he will open the Holy Door of Mercy in St. Peter’s Basilica.  As presented at the Autumn Liturgy Seminar, an Advent Pack has been prepared to encourage people to cross the threshold of mercy and promote the Jubilee of Mercy.  The pack will comprise an illustrated envelope which will include a letter from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, a bookmark which explores the theme of mercy and the specially designed official logo.  Two copies of the logo in different sizes which are printed on a PVC base with adhesive backing are also supplied.  People are invited to place the larger one on a door/window to show that their home is a place where all who enter will meet the face of mercy and compassion and the smaller one on a car to let people know that a Jubilee of Mercy is being celebrated and that they are making this journey.  Booking form attached.

Volunteer for Dublin Diocesan Children’s Pilgrimage

Are you a young adult looking for a new challenge hoping to meet other likeminded people and help others at the same time?  The Dublin Diocesan Children's Pilgrimage (DDCP) is inviting new volunteers to travel to Lourdes next Easter.  Our 41st Annual Children's Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from Easter Monday 28th March to Saturday 2nd April 2016.  Each year we bring up to 36 children from throughout the Dublin Diocese to visit Lourdes during 'children's week'.  Each child is cared for on one-to-one basis by our helpers.  Existing helpers come from all over Ireland and from a variety of backgrounds.  The group has grown from strength to strength over the years but we always welcome new helpers.  We are having an introductory meeting for potential new helpers on Monday 16thNovember in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road at 8.00 pm.  If you think that you would enjoy this kind of experience and you'd like to learn more about our group we'd love to hear from you.  Please contact the Secretary, Aileen McCusker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, email address, contact details, home address.  You might also let us know how you heard about our group too please.  If you would like to speak to someone about the group in advance of the meeting on the 16th November, please call the Chairperson, Olivia Dobbs on 087 241 7731.

Anam Cara Information Evening

Anam Cara is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Monday 9th November from 7:30-9:30pm in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght, Dublin 24.  The guest speaker for the evening is Peter Hanlon.  All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.  Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for room setup, we would appreciate if you could RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Friday 6thNovember or call us on 01 4045378.