The centre is a place of welcome for local groups and families. Feel free to join and participate in the activities below. If you have a suggestion for a new activity consistent with the spirit of the centre we would love to hear from you – contact us.
The Silver Screen at Avila meets the first Saturday of every month at 7.30pm. Discover Gospel values and the meaning of life through the medium of film, led by Noel O’Connor OCD. There are refreshments and discussion after each showing.
Suggested offering: €5.00 per session.
Monday Meditation has developed from the Meditation for Beginners courses that take place regularly in Avila. However you are welcome to join the Monday Meditation even if you have not attended one of the courses. Monday Meditation sessions are held on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at 7.30pm.
Secular Third Order
The Discalced Carmelite Secular Order is a group of lay people, also known as Secular Carmelites or OCDS, who feel attracted to live the spirit of the Carmelite Rule in their lay situation. The following excerpts from the OCDS Constitutions explain something of their way of life. Two groups of the Discalced Carmelite Secular Order meet at Avila on the fourth Saturday of each month (St Elijah Group at 9.30 am and St Joseph Group at 2.00 pm). For further information please contact the President of either group in writing c/o Avila.
The Alzheimer Café Donnybrook is a safe and relaxed place where people with dementia, their families and friends, and health and social care professionals come together for a unique blend of education and support. It is a forum where people can share experiences and talk about dementia. Anyone who is affected by dementia is welcome to come to the Alzheimer Cafe Evening. It takes place once a month at the Avila Carmelite Centre and is free-of-charge. The Avila Centre, located off Morehampton Road, has plenty of free parking.
- Date: The second Thursday of every month
- Time: 7pm–9pm
- Venue: Avila Carmelite Centre, Bloomfield Ave, Morehampton Rd, Dublin 4
- More information about the Alzheimer Café.
Charismatic Prayer Meeting
The Avila prayer group holds its weekly meeting on Wednesday evenings at 8.00 pm. For more information about the prayer group please visit the group’s website.
All are welcome Mass
Back in November 2013, an approach was made to the Avila Centre to host a monthly Mass that would have a particular welcome for LGBT people, their parents, family members and friends. This Mass has been held ever since on the Third Sunday
of each month at 3.30 pm and is followed by chat over tea and coffee.