Speaking and Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin
Late last year I led a delegation of Irish Catholic Bishops to Brussels to meet with representatives of the European Commission and the European Parliament. It was a wonderful occasion for us to reflect on what Europe means but also to experience the hospitality which the citizens of Brussels day after day offer to men and women of all faiths, cultures and political persuasions who come to their city seeking to work for a better Europe.
Yes, Brussels like any large modern cosmopolitan city has its own tensions and inequalities. But Brussels has also taken on this special role of welcome and encounter and its citizens, drawing from their own European heritage, have reshaped and transformed their culture into a modern culture of welcome.Read more ...
Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan (1861-1933). The Holy Father approved the decree that authenticated a miracle attributed to Father Sullivan at an audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Many miracles have been attributed to the Jesuit priest who was baptised into the Church of Ireland (his father’s tradition) and who became a Roman Catholic (his mother’s tradition) in the second half of his life.
The Ambassador of Belgium, His Excellency Philippe Roland, invites you to an Ecumenical Service of Remembrance to mark the month’s memory of the tragic deaths in Brussels on Tuesday 22nd March.
The Faithfest Team are delighted to announce that Faithfest8 is on Friday 11th March, 6pm – 9.30pm. Faithfest is an event for teenagers which aims to help build a sense of a peer community, explore faith, and encounter an experience of Welcome, Belonging, Discipleship, Worship and Prayer in a creative and fun atmosphere. It is shaping up to be our best one yet with a Brilliant Band, Super Speakers and Wonderful Workshops.
Traditionally, Christians pray for the Pope's intentions that are publish on a monthly basis. However, from now on, Pope Francis will be announcing these intentions online.
This is our parish, our local Christian community. The Church of the Sacred Heart, in the heart of the Donnybrook village, is the focal point for our worshipping community.
Whether you have lived here for many years or have recently moved here does not matter; you are currently part of a welcoming and caring faith community.
The web site has been developed to present helpful information and a sense of belonging. It is also an invitation to become involved at some level in the life of the parish and to use your talents in the service of others.
Wishing you every blessing
Mgr Lorcan O’Brien (Administrator)