Cemetery Masses in Diocese 2017

  • Cemetery Sunday - St. Philomena’s Parish  The Annual Cemetery Mass & Blessing of the graves takes place at Palmerstown Cemetery on Sunday, 18 June at 3.00pm.
  • Cemetery Sunday - Mulhuddart Parish:  The Annual Cemetery Mass and Blessing of the Graves will take place on Sunday 18th June, at 3.00pm in Mulhuddart parish.  
  • Cemetery Sunday – Glasnevin - Annual Cemetery Mass on Sunday 25th June at 3.00pm. 
  • Cemetery Sunday – Templeouge  Sunday 25th June at 11.30am in St Jude's Church Willington  followed by blessing of graves up in Templeogue Cemetery directly after Mass. 
  • Cemetery Sunday, Deansgrange Parish:  Sunday 2nd July at 3.00pm with Mass &Blessing of the graves.



Pathways Course 2017


pathways course


Thursday Evening Course                 Clonliffe College, Dublin 3.



Exploring Faith as an Adult

The Pathways Programme is geared towards those who wish to explore issues and questions of: faith; ministry; the Church today and the nature of belief, in an environment appropriate to Adult Learning and Adult Faith Development.

The Course

The programme runs over two years from late September to late May each year.  It takes place on Thursday evenings from 7.00p.m. – 9.30 p.m. in Clonliffe College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.  There are three optional Saturday sessions each year. The programme this year will be starting on Thursday 28th September

Who is the Course for?

This course is suitable for men and women of all ages and from all walks of life who are looking for an opportunity to consider questions about belief and Church today.

Course Aims

The course values the life experience which the participants bring and, accordingly, group sharing is an integral part of the learning process each year.  The course also offers the spiritual and theological formation which will enable participants to explore their faith with greater confidence.  It also helps assist people to prepare themselves to respond to the needs of the Church and community and to work in partnerships and parish teams.  Participants have an opportunity to take part in various liturgies and times of Directed Prayer during the year.

Course Entry Requirements

The main requirements are: a desire to explore faith; openness to participation; a willingness to listen and an interest in new ideas and approaches to ministry. No academic qualifications and no previous study in theology or spirituality are necessary.  There is no required written work and there are no exams.

Course Cost

Fees are €400 each year.  Fees may be paid in a full at the beginning of the year or in instalments throughout the year. Part-sponsorship may be available from some parishes.

Course Content

First Year – In the first year the emphasis is on the personal experiences and the faith journeys of the participants.  Subjects include: How Adult Learn; Stages of Faith; Images of God; Introduction to Scripture; Celebrating the Church’s Year; the Person of Christ; Personal Journey; Sacraments; the Moral Life; Spirituality and Prayer.

Second Year – The focus of the second year is on Christian living, the Gospel call and how we respond to it.  Subjects include: Visions and Models of Church; Approaches to Ministry; Bereavement and Loss; Family; Pastoral Issues Today; Justice and Peace, Ecumenism; Ecology; Caring for Yourself.  

For further information please contact:

Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD

Director, Pathways Programme, Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre,

Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3, D03 P2E7.

Tel: +353 1 8379253 Ext 294

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Prayer for Exams

The Church of the Most Precious Blood would like to wish all those who are preparing for their Junior and Leaving Certificate the best of luck. The Parish will keep all those in their thoughts are prayers as they sit their exams. 



Prayer for Exams

Ecumenical Bible Week 2017

Ecumenical Bible Week takes place from Pentecost (4th June) to Trinity Sunday. There’s a wide variety in the programme this year, including a symposium on the Reformation and Thinking Allowed It is recommended to book for theSymposium  which will be held on Friday, 9th June, from 2.00pm, chaired by Archbishop Michael Jackson) consists of two papers and a discussion. Prof. Tony Lane will open the proceedings with a discussion of the agreed statement on justification, signed by the World Lutheran Federation and the Roman Catholic Church. The second paper, by Prof Salvador Ryan, asks the question “How should we remember the Reformation?” The Thinking Allowed event, also on Friday 9that 7.30 pm, offers again reflections, this time from four different traditions. They will all respond to one question: Is the Reformation over? All details are on www.bibleweek.ie

This year for Ecumenical Bible Week, we are delighted to offer a very user friendly series of reflections on Scripture called Hearing, Happening and Hoping. The Scripture Reflections are based on the readings for Pentecost and Trinity Sunday and a mid-week reflection based on Psalm 148. They are easy to use and allow the reader to engage more fully with God’s Word and provide an opportunity to hear and listen to what God is saying. We hope parishes will make these available for people during Bible Week 2017. They can be downloaded from:   http://www.bibleweek.ie/hearing-happening-hoping/

Catholic Young Adult Conference

Catholic Young Adult Conference:  The Tine Network is partnering with Net Ministries to host a conference on Catholic Youth Ministry in Ireland. The focus of the conference is to explore how we can develop and resource youth ministry in parishes across Ireland. The conference is for Bishops, Priests, Pastoral Councils, Catechists and those involved in chaplaincy ministry in second and third level educational situations. The great wealth of Catholic Youth Ministries around Ireland will share their experience and expertise. The venue is St. Paul's Church, Arran Quay, Dublin 7, beside Smithfield Luas 10th June 9.00am-5.00pm (Cost €25)All welcome.