Tue 14 Feb 2017

Parish Youth Group

Aiming to serve and support young people (13-30) in their faith through a mixture of Spiritual, Serious, Service & Social activities. 

Latest News! 

‘Decision Point’ Lenten Retreat for young people (13-25yrs) – Donabate

Each Wednesday of Lent

7:30pm-8:30pm, Donabate Parish Hall Library Room (room on right hand side of main hall)

Inspiring videos -> Time for Reflection -> Engaging discussions

Open to young people aged 13-25

 

Maranatha – monthly prayer for young people – next one: Fri 2nd Mar

Donabate youth group invites you to join them for ‘Maranatha’, an hour of song, reflection, candles and prayers for our young people, all in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Friday 2nd February from 7:30pm-8:30pm in St. Patrick’s Church. All welcome. Stay for as long or as little as you like.

 

Keep up to date on Diocesan events for young people with the new ‘Diary of a young church’!

http://www.dublindiocese.ie/diary-of-a-young-church/ 

Upcoming Events for young people:

  • Wed 21st Feb – Decision Point Lenten retreat for young people

7:30pm-8:30pm, Donabate Parish Hall Library Room (room on right hand side of main hall)

Inspiring videos -> Time for Reflection -> Engaging discussions

Open to young people aged 13-25 

  • Wed 21st Feb – Transformer Life in the Spirit seminars for young adults

Living Water invite young adults to join them for 8 weeks of Transformer: Life in the Spirit seminars commencing this Wednesday 17th January @7pm in the Edith Stein room of St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street (near Grafton Street).

http://www.livingwater.ie/transformer-2018/ 

  • Thurs 22nd Feb – Life to the Full (Jn 10: 10) – weekly Book Club

Thursdays from 7-8.30pm in St. Paul’s Church, Arran Quay.

Join other [20 & 30 year olds] to meditate, share and discuss life, faith, purpose and how to live life to the full.  We read a chosen spiritual book over a few weeks and come to reflect and discuss our thoughts.

Email st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie and www.facebook.com/lifetothefullbookclub 

  • Fri 23rd Feb – The Encounter Dublin City – event for 20-30 yr olds

8pm. St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay (Smithfield).

Are you looking for more in life? Join other young adults (20’s & 30’s) for a night of live acoustic music, reflective prayer in adoration, with guest speaker on life, faith & purpose. Followed by social, pizza & refreshments. Free event. st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie     www.facebook.com/theencounterdublincity   

  • Sat 24th Feb – Music Extravaganza to celebrate Consecrated life and Faith in a spirit of joy

3pm-5pm, St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street

Come and join religious and young people coming together to share their faith and the joy of being Christian with music, song and reflection.

Admission free. 

  • Mon 26th Feb to Thurs 1st Mar – Emmanual 2018

7:30pm-9:30pm each night, The Helix, DCU, Collins Avenue – cost €12

Emmanuel is a project of the Dublin Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre and promotes the use of Sacred Music in Secondary Schools. One of the advantages of this programme is that it offers students and teachers a liturgical music repertoire for school Masses including Graduations and the feedback is that those preparing liturgies are using the material they have come to know and love. During the year the students practice in their own schools. On the day of the performance in The Helix they come together to practice and attend workshops on a range of spiritual topics.

Over 2500 students (approx 600 each day) from 70 schools will participate – well worth a listen!

  • Wed 28th Feb – Decision Point Lenten retreat for young people

7:30pm-8:30pm, Donabate Parish Hall Library Room (room on right hand side of main hall)

Inspiring videos -> Time for Reflection -> Engaging discussions

Open to young people aged 13-25 

  • Wed 28th Feb – Transformer Life in the Spirit seminars for young adults

Living Water invite young adults to join them for 8 weeks of Transformer: Life in the Spirit seminars commencing this Wednesday 17th January @7pm in the Edith Stein room of St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street (near Grafton Street).

http://www.livingwater.ie/transformer-2018/

  • Fri 2nd Mar – Maranatha

7:30pm-8:30pm – St. Patrick’s Church

An hour of song, reflection, candles and prayers for our young people, all in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. All welcome. 

  • Sun 4th Mar – Ewe Thina: We Walk God’s Way – young adult hike

12:30pm – meet at Howth parish Church

Join other young adults [20’s & 30’s] for reflective hikes around Dublin Area.  Monthly event.

Email st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie and https://www.facebook.com/wewalkgodsway 

 

Faith Related Courses / Education: 

A selection of online Lenten resources:

‘Best Lent ever’ Lenten retreat with Dynamic Catholic: https://dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever

Busted Halo Lenten Resources: https://bustedhalo.com/

http://www.praymorenovenas.com/pray-lenten-retreat/

Sacred Space Lenten retreat 2018: https://www.sacredspace.ie/node/199539

Lots of fantastic and free Lenten resources for all ages by Frank Brown: http://www.clondalkinparish.com/?page_id=1924  

 

Alpha Course – Donabate

7 week course commencing Tuesday 20th February.

8pm, Back room of Keeling’s pub, Donabate

Explore questions like Who was Jesus?  Why did Jesus die?  How do I pray?  How can I have faith?

There’s tea, coffee and dessert to start, then a 20-minute video and 30 minutes of discussion where all opinions and questions are welcome.

 

Matthew: The King and His Kingdom Catholic Bible Study – Brackenstown Bible Study – 2018:

Matthew: The King and His Kingdom Catholic Bible Study brings the history of Christ to life through Matthew’s Gospel. You will see Jesus as the awaited Messiah who fulfills the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament, establishes the New Law, and inaugurates the Kingdom of Heaven.

Join us for Matthew: The King and His Kingdom in St Cronan’s Pastoral Centre beginning January 2018.

The study runs for a total of 24 weeks, there will be 14 classes in Spring and 10 classes in Autumn 2018.

Classes are 7.30-9pm on Monday nights, the cost is €20 and the class size will be limited to 45 people.

To register for the study call Louise at 01-8401188 or via email: brackenstownparish@gmail.com 

Employment opportunities 

Alpha Ireland –Dare to lead Internship opportunity

New dynamic, creative and energetic internship programme. It’s a mission year to serve, lead, and grow as a person. 1 Corinthians 3:6 says, “I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow.” Alpha have the amazing privilege of working alongside churches and schools across Ireland, helping young people access a conversation about Life, Our Purpose and Meaning through the lens of Christianity. They depend on people of faith to help this happen.

Alpha are looking for 18-25 year olds who want to serve on the team for 9 months, with the option to extend to 12 months. We have places available in Dublin, The Midlands and Cork, with each location supported by a regional coordinator. This is a paid internship. The gross salary is €18,000 per 12 months. Interns are expected to raise 44% of the salary over the course of the year, with training provided on fundraising.

If you are interested in joining the team, please get in touch with Amanda O’Shea at 086 833 0113 or amanda@alphaireland.org

Dublin Diocese

Check out: http://www.dublindiocese.ie/jobvacancies/

 

In the words of Pope Francis:

“Dear young friends, don’t be afraid to say “yes” to Jesus with all your heart, to respond generously and to follow him!.”

(Pope Francis, tweet Sat 8th April 2017 via https://twitter.com/Pontifex )

 

 


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