Every so often, the parish organizes a series of faith reflection evenings. Parishioners are given the opportunity to reflect on some aspect of the rich heritage of our faith, drawing on the scriptures, Christian art and the life of the Church.
The talks usually take place in the Parish Centre in the evening. These are free events and all parishioners are welcome.
Check our Parish Event’s page to learn about the latest talks coming up.
Sample of some of our Talks:
- From grief to hope for the Irish Church. Hearing the prophet Jeremiah today, Dr. Jessie Rogers (lecturer in Sacred Scripture in the Pontifical University, Maynooth).
- Saint John the Baptist Church and the Art of Stained Glass Windows in Dublin Diocese, Dr. Eileen Kane (Retired lecturer in the history of art in UCD, specialist on Christian art).
- Muslim-Christian relations: A defining issue of our age, Sr. Kathleen McGarvey (Provincial superior of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (OLA), founder of the Interfaith Forum of Muslim and Christian women’s Association located in Kaduna, Nigeria).
How the riches of our Catholic heritage could speak to agnostics today, Fr. Brendan Duddy SJ (Retired lecturer from Milltown Institute of Theology and the DIT.)
- The history of the church in the parish of Clontarf, Dr. Colm Lennon (retired lecturer from the Department of History in NUI Maynooth.)
- John Henry Newman: The Dublin Dimension, Dr. Angelo Bottone (lecturer at the School of Arts of the Dublin Business School, University College Dublin and Marino Institute of Education).
- Faith of the Future: Parish Life, Structure, and Leadership, Rev. Dr. Michael A. Conway (priest of the Diocese of Galway, Professor of Faith and Culture in the Pontifical University, Maynooth, and Director of Irish Centre for Faith and Culture.)
- Ecology and Spirituality, Rev. Dr. Dermot A. Lane (priest of the Diocese of Dublin and former President of Mater Dei Institute of Education)
- Science and Religion: the priest who discovered the “Big Bang”, Fr Joe McCann CM (retired lecturer from Saint Patrick’s Training College, Drumcondra)
- The global climate protests: Why Catholics might be involved, Jane Mellett (Trocaire).
- Catholic Social Teaching: A message for our times, Rev. Dr. Padraig Corkery (priest of the Diocese of Cork & Ross, head of the Department of Moral Theology in the Pontifical University, Maynooth, and member of the Irish Association of Teachers of Moral Theology).