The 2017 Candleweek, an annual mission week in Cherry Orchard Parish in the Archdiocese of Dublin, takes place this week, beginning Monday 27 February and continuing until Friday 3 March.

Each evening at 7.30pm the parish community will gather at Cherry Orchard church for joy-filled liturgies which explore and celebrate faith and inspire trust in God in a fun and interactive way. 

On Thursday 2 March, special guest Elma Walsh, mother of the late Donal Walsh, will join the Candleweek celebrations to speak on the theme of ‘well-being’.

Candleweek began in 2006 when the parish pastoral council wanted to organise an event that would allow as many people as possible in the parish to enjoy a sacred space, a spiritual time and an opportunity to reflect and pray in a good humoured and inclusive way.

All are welcome to attend the 11th annual Candleweek celebrations.

For more information on Candleweek visit and for updates follow ‘Cherry Orchard Parish’ on Facebook and on Twitter as ‘@candleweek’.