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We don't earn God's love - it's freely given, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis 06 2017Pope Francis said that God’s love isn’t something we earn or deserve by our good works, but that it is free and unconditional – no matter what.

“God's first step towards us is that of an anticipated and unconditional love. God loves first,”“

God does not love us because there is some reason that causes love. God loves us because He Himself is love, and love tends to spread and give by its nature. God does not even tie his benevolence to our conversion: if anything this is a consequence of God's love.”

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Holy DoorDuring these days in the city of the apostles Peter and Paul, participants will be afforded an opportunity to reflect on the theme of “Opening the Door of Mercy”. The five days include a series of talks, liturgies and guided visits to significant Churches and Basilicas in Rome, a day of spiritual recollection and reflection, a pilgrimage to a shrine outside of Rome, as well as an opportunity to attend a General Audience with Pope Francis. 

St Theresa ChurchThe next Diocesan event for the Celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life takes the form of a Pilgrimage of Religious run Churches in the city centre.

nativity_1Christmastide is the time of year when we are especially encouraged tolive in the spirit of peace and good will to all. It is a time for renewal ofspirit and inner refreshment and for making a new start

nativity_1 The Christmas Season is fast approaching and it is a time of mixed emotions. Somehow, every Christmas brings into focus both the joys and the sorrows of the human experience.

Religious
 
Carmelite 'Avila' http://www.avilacentre.ie
Dominican Sisters www.dominicansisters.com
Dublin Archdiocese www.dublindiocese.ie
St Mary's Parish, Haddington Road www.stmaryshaddingtonroad.ie
St Patrick's Parish, Monkstown www.monkstownparish.ie
Parish of the Assumption, Booterstown www.booterstownparish.ie
Poor Clare Sisters www.pccdamians.ie
Sisters of Charity (Mary Aikenhead Day Centre) www.rsccaritas.ie
Vincentian www.vincentians.ie
Vincentian Parish Missions www.vincentianparishmissions.ie


Education
 
Catholic Schools www.catholicschools.ie
Muckross Park College www.muckrossparkcollege.com
John Scottus School www.johnscottus.ie
Milltown Institute www.milltown-institute.ie
St Marys National School www.saintmarys.ie
St Michael's College  www.stmichaelscollege.com
St Michael's College Junior School www.stmichaelscollegejunior.com
Teresian School www.teresian.ie


Sport
 
Bective Rangers Rugby Club www.bectiverangers.com/
Bective Tennis Club www.bective-tennis.com
Belmont Football Club www.belmontfc.com
Clanna Gael Fontenoy GAA Club www.clannagaelfontenoy.ie
Donnybrook Tennis CLub www.donnybrooktennisclub.ie
Leinster Rugby www.leinsterrugby.ie
Old Wesley Rugby Club www.oldwesley.ie
St. Mary's Tennis Club www.stmarystennisclub.com


Youth Organisations
 
Catholic Youth Care www.crosscare.ie
Donnybrook Scouts www.donnybrookscouts.org
Donnybrook Youth Club www.ucdsvp.ie/activities/donnybrook-youth-club/


Other
 
ACCORD Relationship Counselling Service www.accord.ie
Church Music Committee www.churchmusicdublin.org
Donnybrook Tidy Towns  www.donnybrooktidytowns.ie.
Mass Times (International ) www.masstimes.org
Veritas (A catholic publisher’s website) www.veritas.ie