NEWTOWNPARK PASTORAL CENTRE
A PLACE TO BE
OUR AIM IS...
Our new Pastoral Centre was designed to serve our growing and vibrant community.
This beautiful, modern building has become the heartbeat of our area, bringing people together through the wide range of classes and activities on offer at the Centre or simply as a relaxing place to catch up and socialise over coffee and cake in our Coffee Dock or our outdoor patio.
We hope our new Centre will continue to remain the lively hub of our community as we work hard to provide services, activities, and educational classes for different age groups and different interests.
Please view our activities, drop in and join us on this exciting journey!
NEWS AND EVENTS
Without a doubt 2020 is a year like no other that set us apart from one another in a bid to stay safe and witnessed the entire world go into "Lockdowns" which is one of the most popular words now in our daily conversations.
Asked to make sacrifices, adhere to restrictions, and stay away from one another we responded with great resolve to slow down the spread of this virus.
In the Pastoral Centre we started 2020 with hope and optimism that we would continue to grow as a vibrant and stimulating facility within our community, but we were stopped in out tracks on the 13th March due to the virus.
Please know you are all missed, patrons and volunteers from the Pastoral Centre which is ready with all the necessary safety precautions to keep you protected when you can return.
With vaccines now becoming available it is hoped that 2021 will eventually be a better year for everyone not only in Ireland but across the world.
In the meantime, let us continue to look after one another while staying apart, adhere to restrictions and treasure the memories of our loved ones who are no longer with us.
I would like to wish you all a peaceful, holy, and safe Christmas and faith that 2021 will be a better year.
Manager.Newtownpark Pastoral Centre
CORONAVIRUS COVID 19
LINKS OF INTEREST
WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO)
IRISH CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE
Nightly Opera Streams - Week 40 (December 14-20)
Friday, December 18
Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov
Widely considered the composer's masterpiece, yet subject to revision by more than one famous successor, Mussorgsky's historical opera covers the turbulent interregnum period of early 17th-century Russia, when the title tsar, his son, and a Polish pretender to the throne were all jockeying for power. The resulting opera is nothing short of magnificent: a colossal vehicle for a star bass with King Lear-level acting chops, an exceptional ensemble cast, and a bejeweled, bell-heavy coronation.
Saturday, December 19
The breakthrough opera that launched Verdi from all but unknown to one of the most revered composers in history is a four-act biblical epic about an embattled Babylonian king driven mad by his blasphemous belief in his own divinity. The work features a wondrous roster of supporting characters, including a spitfire role for the soprano who portrays his scheming daughter, as well as some of the most stirring choral music ever written for the operatic stage.
Sunday, December 20
The culmination of Wagner's Ring, Götterdämmerung is also a complete and monumental theatrical journey of its own. In this grand finale, the musical and dramatic ideas set forth in the first three parts of the cycle find their full expression. The work also presents unique vocal and dramatic challenges for the lead tenor and soprano, reaching their climax in Brünnhilde's cathartic Immolation Scene-which quite literally brings down the house.
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GARDENING / COFFEE DOCK / RECEPTION
NEWTOWNPARK PASTORAL CENTRE
Newtownpark Ave, Stradbrook, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Newtownpark Pastoral Centre
Newtownpark Avenue. Blackrock. Co. Dublin
(01) 210 3887 / 083 370 9500
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