Donabate, Portrane & Balheary Parish


Mon 30 Sep 2019

Baptism Dates – November 2019 – June 2020





Sunday 3 & 17

Saturday 23





Sunday 1 & 15

Saturday 21




Sunday 5

Saturday 25





Sunday 2

Saturday 22






Sunday 8 & 22





Sunday 5

Saturday 11 (during the Easter Vigil Mass at 9pm)

Saturday 25






Sunday 3

Saturday 30






Sunday 7

Saturday 20


Sunday Baptism is celebrated at 12.30 pm and Saturday Baptism at 12 noon.

A preparation meeting for parents of children being baptized is held prior to the day of Baptism.  Parents are asked to give two month’s notice to the Parish Office for the Baptism of their child.

Mon 30 Sep 2019


From Monday 14 October until Friday 22 November, the parish office will only be open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 12 noon.  Sorry for any inconvenience.



Thu 27 Jun 2019





An Adult Faith Development Programme

Application is now open for the next intake of participants for Pathways. The programme begins this year in Holy Cross College, on Thursday 26th. September 2019 (7.00p.m.– 9.30 p.m.). Places are limited so early application is advisable.

Pathways is a two-year one night a week course for adults of all ages who wish to explore their faith. It runs from late September to May each year, with breaks for Christmas, Easter and mid-terms. There are no exams and no written work. The only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate. The cost is €400 for the coming year which may be paid in instalments through the year.

For more information please visit our webpage: or contact: Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD, Pathways Programme, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin, DO3 P2E7. Phone : 01 8087594 Email:


NB  The course fee need not be a problem for anyone – the parish will subsidise up to four participants.  Please apply through the Parish Office.

Tue 15 May 2018

General Data Protection Regulation

A new European Data Protection Law, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), is being introduced on 25 May 2018.  This new law applies to any organisation, including our parish that manages and processes people’s personal information.  We are now working on ways of ensuring that what we do with your information is compliant with this new law.  It is a work in progress and over the next few months we will keep you informed through the parish website and in the notices/newsletter as  policies are put in place.  If you have any questions about this please contact the   Parish Office.


Tue 14 Feb 2017

Parish Youth Group

Aiming to serve and support young people (13-30) in their faith through a mixture of Spiritual, Serious, Service & Social activities. 

Latest News! 

Aiming to serve and support young people (13-30) in their faith through a mixture of Spiritual, Serious, Service & Social activities.


Inspiring words to young people from Archbishop Martin:

“My prayer is that your generation will now take on the challenge of renewing the Church for it to be the place where young people like yourselves will learn the beauty of faith and the joy of living the Gospel.” – Archbishop Martin to the young people who gathered in Emmaus for ‘Panama in Dublin’ 26/27th Jan 2019


Want to find out about youth events within our parish or further afield?

Email the Donabate Parish youth leader on putting ‘Donabate parish’ in the subject field.


Have ideas about events/activities you would like to see offered in our parish?

Have your say by taking our Donabate Parish Youth online survey at:

Open to all young people aged 13-30.


Do you dare to say ‘Yes’ to becoming a youth leader in our parish?

Great way to meet other young people in the parish and beyond, grow your own faith, learn/practice leaderships skills, have something different for inclusion on a CV!

If you’re aged 18-30 and would be interested in helping out, even on ad hoc basis, email putting ‘Donabate parish’ in the subject field.


Keep up to date on Dublin Diocesan events for young people with the ‘Diary of a young church’!


Or on instagram:  @theyoungchurchdublin


Other useful links for young Catholics:

Ewe Thina: We Walk God’s Way –

The Encounter Dublin City –

Youth2000 –

Pure in Heart –

Living Water –

Jesus Youth –

Parish Notices

CROSSCARE Drug & Alcohol Programme Inform yourself about drugs, alcohol and prevention – Know where to find help, when needed.   Crosscare Drug & Alcohol Programme is a resource to parishes in the Dublin Diocese.  Contact 01 836 0911 or email:  … Continue reading

Child Protection Policy Statement

We in the Parish of Donabate, Portrane and Balheary value and encourage the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and in activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. We recognise the dignity and rights … Continue reading