Ignite Catholic Conference 2020

Ignite 2020 is a free online Catholic Evangelisation conference taking place on the Pentecost weekend, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May, to inspire, educate, and motivate all who attend to realise the beauty and depth of the Catholic faith, to live it to the full and to become true disciples who witness to the joy of their lived faith in their daily lives, helping others to come to know Jesus Christ. 

This conference will help create a vision for how Catholics in Ireland can help renew the faith and help the Church through the current crisis. 

Don’t miss out on all that our great speakers will have to share with us. For more information and to make your free booking go to www.domiminicanscork.ie.

Live Streaming

Even though churches are open for private prayer in most places, public Masses are still not permitted. As such various Dominican churches in the province make their Mass available through a live stream.

After St. Mary’s in Cork recently started using Youtube Live to stream various events from the church, Newbridge College now also has to same system installed. The live streams and schedules can be found on their respective websites, but also on the Dominican Youtube channel.

Please check with your local church if they broadcast their services or check the list below with Dominican churches with a live stream:

The Reception of the Habit 2019

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross is the traditional day in which new novices in the Irish Province of the Dominicans receive their habit and start their noviciate year.

Last year, on the 14th of September, four novices received their habit to start their noviciate year. Please find below a video of the event.

Dominican Student reaches out to help in Belfast Hospital

Bro Chris Gault OP is a Dominican Brother studying philosophy in NUI Maynooth. But since the college is closed, he answered the call to return for a while to his former career as a doctor in Belfast to help cope with the Coronavirus pandemic.

Over eight hundred years Dominicans have always reached out to the sick and suffering. Bro Chris follows in the footsteps of great Saints like St. Dominic, St Catherine, St Martin the Porres and St. Vincent Ferrer. We pray for bro Chris for his ministry at this time and for all those who are sick and suffering especially during this pandemic.

Live streaming of ceremonies

As church services continue to be restricted following them online through a live stream is an option to participate with our Dominican Communities.

Some of our communities also live stream apart from the Mass of the Lord Supper, the Passion of Our Lord and the Easter Masses also Tenebrae (morning prayer with the office of reading) during the three days of the Sacred Triduum and sometimes the stations of the Cross on Friday.

For more information on the times and if any services are live streamed, please contact your local priory or visit their websites.
Some who do have a live stream are:

St. Mary’s Cork
Tenebrae @11am each morning during the Triduum
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper @8pm Holy Thursday
The Passion of Our Lord @3pm on Good Friday + Stations of the Cross
Easter Sunday Mass @12:30pm on Easter Sunday

St. Mary’s Tallaght
Tenebrae (Morning Prayer + Readings) 9.30am each morning
Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Holy Thursday
(6pm – Spanish, 8pm – English)
Ceremonies of the Lord’s Passion (3pm English, 6pm Spanish)
Station of the Cross (8pm – English + Polish)
Easter Vigil + Mass of Easter (6pm Spanish, 9pm English)
Easter Sunday Mass ( 11.15am English, 3pm Spanish, 4:30 Polish)

St. Saviour’s Dublin
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper @8pm on Holy Thursday
Easter Vigil @ 9pm
Solemn Easter Sunday Mass @11am
(through Facebook live)


Fenning Collection

Most of the books in the late Fr Hugh Fenning’s office have been catalogued. Attention is now centred on his extensive collection of pamphlets, offprints, and booklets on Dominican, Franciscan, and Augustinian history.

Over the years, Fr Hugh had the material bound in volumes with his “H.F.” on the spines. The largest collection, the green volumes, relates to Irish Dominican material. Augustinian material was bound in red and Franciscan material in brown.

As a precaution and in light of HSE advice, the librarian is working from home.

Like Father, Like Son

New book from Irish Dominican Wilfrid Harrington

Like Father, Like Son, published on 18 March, comes from an Irish Dominican whose has given his whole life to studying and teaching the Bible. He shows how the Bible presents a vivid and entrancing engagement with the mystery of how God can live in a human person.

Further information on http://www.dominicanpublications.com

Sunday Mass and COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions Sunday and sometimes Weekday Masses are suspended or restricted in a number of Diocese. 

Please contact you local Dominican Church if you are not certain if there are any Sunday Masses.

St. Mary’s in Cork does not have any public Masses due to the restrictions but will broadcast the Sunday Conventional Mass live at 12:30pm. Weekday Masses and the Mass for St. Patrick’s Day will be at 11:00am. For more information and the link to the stream please visit the following webpage: https://www.dominicanscork.ie/live-mass/

The Fenning Collection

Ms Marie Jennings continues to catalogue the private library of the late Fr
Hugh Fenning, O.P., at St Mary’s Priory, Tallaght.
Weak and/or damaged books are tied with a soft cotton tape as a temporary preservation measure.
To avoid attaching adhesive labels to the spines of the older books, the call numbers are written on acid-free bookmarks which are then inserted into the books so as to stand proud when the books are shelved.

Beginning, Middle, & End: C.S. Lewis and the Christian Art of Storytelling

This lecture was given at Trinity College Dublin on 21 November 2019.

The hand out for this lecture is available here: tinyurl.com/rxd7o43

Fr. Conor McDonough, O.P. teaches theology at the Dominican House of Studies, Dublin. He studied science and theology at Cambridge University, and recently completed postgraduate studies in theology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).

For more information on this and other events of the Thomistic Institute go to thomisticinstitute.org/events-1