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

Anam Cara parent evening September 2015

Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 14th September from 7:30pm - 9:00pm in Dominic’s Community Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24.  All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.  www.anamcara.ie

Conference on Pope Francis’ new Encyclical

‘On Care for our Common Home / Laudato Si’  Friday 18thSeptember: 7.30pm-9.30pm.  Saturday 19th September: 9.30am-2.30pm.  Balally Pastoral Centre, Cedar Road, Dublin 16.  Speakers will include: John Fitzgerald, Economist, Chair of National Advisory Council on Climate Change;  Lorna Gold, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Trócaire; Fr. Dermot A. Lane, Balally Parish; Celine Mangan OP, Scripture Scholar; Fr. Padraig McCarthy, Dublin Diocese; Fr. Sean McDonagh SSC, Eco-theologian.  Donation appreciated.  All welcome.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Irish Missionary Union

Celebrating 50 years of ‘To the Peoples’ - a series of talks on Thursday evenings in October from 7.30-9.00pm at St Paul's Church, Arran Quay, Dublin.  Organised by the Irish Missionary Union for the 50thanniversary of ‘To the Peoples’ as an opportunity to evaluate its impact on peoples, cultures and religions around the world and also to look forward to continuing that mission into the future.  For more information contact Irish Missionary Union at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01-4923326.

National Cell Seminar in Ballinteer

Celebrating 25 Years of Cells in Ireland:  A Vision for Parish Community - how a Cell Community can contribute to the parish.  The National Cell Seminar celebrating 25 years of Parish Cells in Ireland will be held in St. John the Evangelist Parish, Ballinteer, Dublin 16 in October 2015.  Starting Friday evening 2nd October and finishing Sunday 4th October at 2pm, this seminar will explore the role of cells in making a difference in parishes in Ireland and worldwide.  Queries to:  Secretary, Parish Office, St. John the Evangelist Church, Ballinteer, Dublin 16.  Tel: 01 4994203.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Retrouvaille, a Lifeline for Marriage

Have you lost the desire to communicate with each other?  Do you feel disillusioned or bored in your marriage?  The Retrouvaille programme can help you recover your marriage.  Next programme 9th – 11th October 2015.  For information contact Tony & Anne: 01 4953536, Mike & Anne: 01 4500922, text or call 086 4135440, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  www.retrouvaille.ie

BA in Theology and Lifelong Education

.. in Mater Dei Institute of Education. Are you interested in the big questions of life, ethics, and the significance of religion in a complex world?  Would you like to join other mature students in a supportive environment to explore theological perspectives on a wide range of ancient questions and contemporary issues?  Our Theology and Lifelong Education programme welcomes people from a broad range of backgrounds who wish to study theology.  Each year, modules from scripture, systematic theology, ethics, and education are offered.  Students are expected to complete the programme in 4-5 years.  Normally a student will study between five and six modules per year, on one evening per week and four Saturdays.  For more information, please contact Mary at 01-8086513 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | www.materdei.ie

Mission Sunday 2015

World Missions Ireland (WMI) staff members recently returned from a Mission Trip to Korea and the Philippines.  A DVD has been made to highlight the invaluable work of missionaries in these countries and it is hoped that a short film will be shown at Mass or another suitable time in parishes and dioceses nationwide on Mission Sunday, 18th October.  To show the film on Mission Sunday,  parishes will require a PC and an overhead projector (with screen) Please contact the Communications Office with updated information on existing parish audio-visual facilities.  Tel: 01-8360723  or e-mail details to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Walk the Talk

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate present Walk the Talk with Edwina Gately in Áras Mhuire, Inchicore, Dublin 8 on Saturday 18th July from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  In the morning Edwina will share her own journey to faith from Africa to the bars and brothels of the inner city.  In the second part of the day we will explore our call to a renewed and dynamic spirituality, inspiring us to believe in our own potential to bring about new life in our broken world.  Tickets can be booked at oblate-summer-school.eventbrite.ie or by contacting Barbara Hogan at the Oblate Mission Office, House of Retreat, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8.  Phone: 01 4542888/Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Suggested donation €20.

National Charismatic Renewal Conference 2015

Wake up the World”  27th and 28th June in the Concert Hall, RDS, Dublin 4 (Anglesea Road entrance).  Saturday: 10.00 am to 8.30 pm.  Sunday: 10.00 am to 4.30 pm.  Speakers: Fr Jack Soulsby, S.M. and Dennis Wrigley.  Weekend: €30; Saturday: €20; Sunday: €15.  Praise, Worship, Teaching, Music and Testimony.  Further information and advance booking -  Sr Bridget: 021 425 1100 / email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Haven, Bachelor’s Quay, Cork.

Vacancy for Fundraising Officer

A Fundraising Officer is required to work as part of a team with the Diocesan initiative for financial development entitled ‘Living the Joy of the Gospel – Building our Faith Community’.  It is an exciting opportunity for an excellent communicator and organiser.  The role is being offered on a full time temporary basis.  A flexible attitude in terms of working hours is required, together with a knowledge and appreciation of the ethos and philosophy of the Catholic Church.  The role involves setting parish campaign direction and managing day-to-day campaign operations as well as executing the fundraising plan and supporting parishes in achieving ambitious fundraising goals.  For further information and to receive a full copy of the job description please contact the Human Resources Department, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone 01 8373732.  The closing date is Monday 29th June at 5.00 pm.

Aware - Seeking Volunteers

Aware is a nationwide charity that supports those who experience depression and other mood disorders as well as their family and friends.  One of our key services is our support line which is available to callers from 10am to 10pm seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.  We are currently recruiting for volunteers in the Dublin area for this vital service.  Training for the service will commence in September and a commitment of 18 months is required after the initial six week training.  Applicants must be over 23 years of age and be able to commit to a three-hour shift on the support line every week.  To apply, interested people should log on to www.aware.ie and click the volunteering button on the homepage.  For further information, applicants can contact Dr Emma Barnes, Support Line Manager, 01 2374914.