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Fr Ronnie Dunne’s Diamond Jubilee

Friday 17th May was a very special day in St Monica’s Parish and St Benedict’s Parish as Fr Ronnie celebrated his Diamond Jubilee. Parishioners gathered in both parishes with great joy to celebrate Fr Ronnie on this special occasion. We pray that God will continue to renew, and strengthen the graces received at ordination as Fr Ronnie tirelessly continues his sacred Ministry in St Benedict’s and St Monica’s parish. Congratulations to Fr Ronnie!

All Things New

All Things New is a new Jesuit Young Adult Retreat (18-30 years old) that will take place in Gonzaga College between the 28-30th June. There’ll be talks and workshops discussing faith and social issues facing young people in Ireland, as well as the opportunity to connect with others who are either practising or rediscovering their faith. To register for All Things New please click on the link HERE

Building Hope Novena Prayer

You are warmly invited to join once again with every parish in the diocese in a Novena to the Holy Spirit – our dedicated period of prayer, reflection and planning for the renewal of the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin. The Novena will take place in the nine days from 12th – 20th May beginning on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, through Pentecost and continuing to the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church.

In conjunction with the Novena, on Monday, 13th May at 8pm all are invited to join the Sisters at the Monastery of St Alphonsus in Dublin 9, or via their webcam on, as they lead us in prayerful reflections drawn from the Novena Prayer Booklet and including music from the Dublin Diocesan Music Group.

Click on the links below for the Building Hope Novena Resources:

Novena Prayer Booklet

Prayer Card

Lay Ministry Sunday

This weekend, the 27th/28th of April, we have our annual Lay Ministry Appeal.

In the past year, we can point to green shoots emerging through efforts associated with our Building Hope initiative. The Diocesan Certificate in Catechesis, provided by the Office for Mission and Ministry, is a good example. Announced last May, it has been a real success. This in-demand programme examines the vocation and mission of the participants inspired to share their faith. It gives them the tools to assist others on their faith journey. I ask for your generous support for the Lay Ministry Collection. Your contributions are vital in sustaining and expanding these initiatives, ensuring our Church remains a vibrant beacon of hope and faith in the world.’ Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Lay Ministry 2024

For more information on the Lay Ministry Collection, Please see the links below.

Archbishop Dermot Farrell’s Letter on Lay Ministry

Lay Ministry Brochure

Lay Ministry Programmes