Donabate, Portrane & Balheary Parish

News

Fri 19 May 2017

World Meeting of Families 2018

A one year programme of initiatives in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in Ireland will be launched on Monday 21 August 2017, at the National Novena of Our Lady of Knock.  This coincides with the date, one year later, of the official opening ceremonies for the World Meeting of Families which will take place simultaneously in each diocese in Ireland, on Tuesday 21 August 2018.

Leaflets available at the church doors requesting volunteers to help with organising and running this exciting series of events.

 


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! 

‘Decision Point’ Lenten Retreat for young people (13-25yrs) – Donabate

Each Wednesday of Lent

7:30pm-8:30pm, Donabate Parish Hall Library Room (room on right hand side of main hall)

Inspiring videos -> Time for Reflection -> Engaging discussions

Open to young people aged 13-25

 

Maranatha – monthly prayer for young people – next one: Fri 2nd Mar

Donabate youth group invites you to join them for ‘Maranatha’, an hour of song, reflection, candles and prayers for our young people, all in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Friday 2nd February from 7:30pm-8:30pm in St. Patrick’s Church. All welcome. Stay for as long or as little as you like.

 

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

http://www.dublindiocese.ie/diary-of-a-young-church/ 

Upcoming Events for young people:

  • Wed 21st Feb – Decision Point Lenten retreat for young people

7:30pm-8:30pm, Donabate Parish Hall Library Room (room on right hand side of main hall)

Inspiring videos -> Time for Reflection -> Engaging discussions

Open to young people aged 13-25 

  • Wed 21st Feb – Transformer Life in the Spirit seminars for young adults

Living Water invite young adults to join them for 8 weeks of Transformer: Life in the Spirit seminars commencing this Wednesday 17th January @7pm in the Edith Stein room of St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street (near Grafton Street).

http://www.livingwater.ie/transformer-2018/ 

  • Thurs 22nd Feb – Life to the Full (Jn 10: 10) – weekly Book Club

Thursdays from 7-8.30pm in St. Paul’s Church, Arran Quay.

Join other [20 & 30 year olds] to meditate, share and discuss life, faith, purpose and how to live life to the full.  We read a chosen spiritual book over a few weeks and come to reflect and discuss our thoughts.

Email st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie and www.facebook.com/lifetothefullbookclub 

  • Fri 23rd Feb – The Encounter Dublin City – event for 20-30 yr olds

8pm. St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay (Smithfield).

Are you looking for more in life? Join other young adults (20’s & 30’s) for a night of live acoustic music, reflective prayer in adoration, with guest speaker on life, faith & purpose. Followed by social, pizza & refreshments. Free event. st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie     www.facebook.com/theencounterdublincity   

  • Sat 24th Feb – Music Extravaganza to celebrate Consecrated life and Faith in a spirit of joy

3pm-5pm, St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street

Come and join religious and young people coming together to share their faith and the joy of being Christian with music, song and reflection.

Admission free. 

  • Mon 26th Feb to Thurs 1st Mar – Emmanual 2018

7:30pm-9:30pm each night, The Helix, DCU, Collins Avenue – cost €12

Emmanuel is a project of the Dublin Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre and promotes the use of Sacred Music in Secondary Schools. One of the advantages of this programme is that it offers students and teachers a liturgical music repertoire for school Masses including Graduations and the feedback is that those preparing liturgies are using the material they have come to know and love. During the year the students practice in their own schools. On the day of the performance in The Helix they come together to practice and attend workshops on a range of spiritual topics.

Over 2500 students (approx 600 each day) from 70 schools will participate – well worth a listen!

  • Wed 28th Feb – Decision Point Lenten retreat for young people

7:30pm-8:30pm, Donabate Parish Hall Library Room (room on right hand side of main hall)

Inspiring videos -> Time for Reflection -> Engaging discussions

Open to young people aged 13-25 

  • Wed 28th Feb – Transformer Life in the Spirit seminars for young adults

Living Water invite young adults to join them for 8 weeks of Transformer: Life in the Spirit seminars commencing this Wednesday 17th January @7pm in the Edith Stein room of St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street (near Grafton Street).

http://www.livingwater.ie/transformer-2018/

  • Fri 2nd Mar – Maranatha

7:30pm-8:30pm – St. Patrick’s Church

An hour of song, reflection, candles and prayers for our young people, all in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. All welcome. 

  • Sun 4th Mar – Ewe Thina: We Walk God’s Way – young adult hike

12:30pm – meet at Howth parish Church

Join other young adults [20’s & 30’s] for reflective hikes around Dublin Area.  Monthly event.

Email st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie and https://www.facebook.com/wewalkgodsway 

 

Faith Related Courses / Education: 

A selection of online Lenten resources:

‘Best Lent ever’ Lenten retreat with Dynamic Catholic: https://dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever

Busted Halo Lenten Resources: https://bustedhalo.com/

http://www.praymorenovenas.com/pray-lenten-retreat/

Sacred Space Lenten retreat 2018: https://www.sacredspace.ie/node/199539

Lots of fantastic and free Lenten resources for all ages by Frank Brown: http://www.clondalkinparish.com/?page_id=1924  

 

Alpha Course – Donabate

7 week course commencing Tuesday 20th February.

8pm, Back room of Keeling’s pub, Donabate

Explore questions like Who was Jesus?  Why did Jesus die?  How do I pray?  How can I have faith?

There’s tea, coffee and dessert to start, then a 20-minute video and 30 minutes of discussion where all opinions and questions are welcome.

 

Matthew: The King and His Kingdom Catholic Bible Study – Brackenstown Bible Study – 2018:

Matthew: The King and His Kingdom Catholic Bible Study brings the history of Christ to life through Matthew’s Gospel. You will see Jesus as the awaited Messiah who fulfills the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament, establishes the New Law, and inaugurates the Kingdom of Heaven.

Join us for Matthew: The King and His Kingdom in St Cronan’s Pastoral Centre beginning January 2018.

The study runs for a total of 24 weeks, there will be 14 classes in Spring and 10 classes in Autumn 2018.

Classes are 7.30-9pm on Monday nights, the cost is €20 and the class size will be limited to 45 people.

To register for the study call Louise at 01-8401188 or via email: brackenstownparish@gmail.com 

Employment opportunities 

Alpha Ireland –Dare to lead Internship opportunity

New dynamic, creative and energetic internship programme. It’s a mission year to serve, lead, and grow as a person. 1 Corinthians 3:6 says, “I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow.” Alpha have the amazing privilege of working alongside churches and schools across Ireland, helping young people access a conversation about Life, Our Purpose and Meaning through the lens of Christianity. They depend on people of faith to help this happen.

Alpha are looking for 18-25 year olds who want to serve on the team for 9 months, with the option to extend to 12 months. We have places available in Dublin, The Midlands and Cork, with each location supported by a regional coordinator. This is a paid internship. The gross salary is €18,000 per 12 months. Interns are expected to raise 44% of the salary over the course of the year, with training provided on fundraising.

If you are interested in joining the team, please get in touch with Amanda O’Shea at 086 833 0113 or amanda@alphaireland.org

Dublin Diocese

Check out: http://www.dublindiocese.ie/jobvacancies/

 

In the words of Pope Francis:

“Dear young friends, don’t be afraid to say “yes” to Jesus with all your heart, to respond generously and to follow him!.”

(Pope Francis, tweet Sat 8th April 2017 via https://twitter.com/Pontifex )

 

 


Thu 26 Nov 2015

Newsletter 25February 2018

Mass Intentions

Anniversary:   Ada & Michael Sullivan Michael Haughton, Annie Daly                        Robert & Peggy Fleming, Pamela Kinna Ronnie Smyth, Jack Stapleton                                  Liz Walsh, Olga Withers

Recently Deceased:   Chrissie Gorry, Myra O’Sullivan, Cathy Forde                            William Colleran, Kenneth Langan    Bryan Kelly, Sharon Friel, Sean Cassidy              Nicholas Sharkey, Andrea Fleming, Barry Cullen, Brendan Quinn, Detta Martin              Paddy Connolly, Mary Smith, Veronica Cox, Denise McLoughlin, Denis MacMadden

Months Mind:   Bryan Kelly

Birthday Remembrance:                        Christina Spencer

Birthday Wishes Eileen

Remembrance:  Pat Willett                   Mark & David Walsh

Special Intention

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Thank you to all who contributed to the ACCORD collection last weekend.  The amount collected was €1178.

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A series of talks on the Sunday Readings will take place in the Parish Hall Library Room on Thursday evenings during Lent.  Each session will last for an hour, the talks will be given by Fr Joe and Fr Pat Hannon, and there will be time for questions and discussion.  All are welcome, and If you can’t come to all, come whenever you can. The series starts on Thursday, February 15 at 8 pm.

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Retreat during Lent for Young People

“Donabate parish Mini Lenten retreat for children aged 2-12yrs and their parents/guardians continues each Sunday of Lent from 10:30am to 10:50am in St. Patrick’s Church. The children’s programme includes song, Gospel story and activity sheets while the parents/guardians take some time out with a reflective mini-retreat. Even if you can’t make every Sunday come along whenever you can and try something different this Lent!”

“Donabate parish youth group’s “Decision Point” Lenten Retreat for young people aged 13-25yrs continues each Wednesday of Lent, from 7:30pm-8:30pm in the parish hall library room. Each session includes watching inspiring videos, taking time for reflection and partaking in discussion. Even if you can only make one or two Wednesday’s come along!”

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RADIO MARIA IRELAND is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies – all commercial free – Listen via FREE App “RADIO MARIA IRELAND”, streaming on www.radiomaria.ie or via PHONE – get live radio feed by calling +353 (0) 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply). Please join our growing faith family!

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Make-A-Wish Ireland Annual Wish Day – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Make-A-Wish Ireland has one simple aim – we grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to bring hope, strength and happiness.

Volunteers are needed for WISH DAY, our annual fundraising day, on Friday 9th March 2018.

There are a number of ways you could get involved and support us:
select a location nearby and volunteer to sell our bands there for the day
hold a coffee morning or bake sale in aid of Make-A-Wish
hold a Jersey Day or a similar themed day in aid of Make-A-Wish

By volunteering on Wish Day, you play an essential part in granting wishes and        creating positive memories for children    battling life-threatening illnesses.
If you can commit to the full day or even a few hours selling our bands, please visit www.makeawish.ie to register online at one of our collection points.Alternatively  contact Emma Horgan emma@makeawish.ie or call 01 2052011 for more details.On behalf of     everyone at Make-A-Wish; our wish children and their families, thank you for your       support, we really do appreciate it.

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Handmade Rosary Beads made by a local lady for sale in the Parish Office.

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Donabate Ceilí Group meet every Monday at 8.30 – 10 pm in the Donabate Portrane Community Centre.  We would love to see new members join in 2018.

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Active Age Line Dancing on Mondays at 1 – 2 pm in the Donabate Portrane Community Centre.  We would be delighted to see new members in 2018.  It is a fun way to get fit and meet new friends.

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Weight Watchers class starting Monday 8th January, 2018. Class will run every Monday at 11am in Parish Hall, Donabate. All welcome! For further info please contact Marie on 086 0271152

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Anam Cara North Dublin, an organisation that  supports bereaved parents, will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 17th of January from 7.30pm-9:00pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, Co. Dublin. Anam Cara North Dublin offers a safe and comfortable      setting where you can ‘drop the mask’ and be yourself among people who understand. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the  circumstances of their death, or whether this was recent or not.  For more information see anamcara.ie or call our Information Line on  085 2888 888.

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“Are you aged 16-29 – then Pope Francis wants to hear from you! In advance of the Synod on young people taking place in 2018, Pope Francis wants to hear the views of young people aged 16-29 from around the world. Have your say by completing the survey at the link included on the youth page of the Donabate website.”

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Just a reminder that  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament   continues every Friday from 6.30 to 7.30. It is an hour of silent prayer. We see it as an invitation and opportunity to pray for peace in our families, our country and the world. You are welcome to come for the whole hour or for a shorter period.

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Baby cardigans   knitted by a local lady for sale in the parish office in aid of the Church  roof repairs.  Cost €10.

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Fingal Community Alert – Free Alarms fitted from 1/11/17 now come with one years free monitoring.    Contact Frank 086 2567042.

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ALONE – Supporting older people to age at home.           Contact Details:  01-6791032,                                         Email:  enquiries@alone.ie  or visit the ALONE website on www.alone.ie

ALONE help thousands of older   people deal with issues, big and small.  ALONE services are available throughout the country and open to anyone over 60 regardless of location, capacity or housing situation.  ALONE helps with Health, Finance, Housing, Company & Friendship, Event and linking with other services.

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“New youth group page on parish website! Stay in touch with upcoming event/activities of interest to those aged 13-30 – follow link from parish home page”

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Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist is held weekly in all three churches in the parish as follows:   St. Ita’s, Portrane – Wednesday 1-2 pm

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Balheary- Friday 5-6 pm

St. Patrick’s Donabate – Friday 6.30-7.30 pm.      

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The Donabate / Portrane Senior Citizens Social Club and Day Centre is open to all people of the parish over the age of 50.  We open every Wednesday and Friday from 10 AM – 1 PM in the Parish Hall.  We regularly hold events and have at least one outing a month.  All are welcome.  If you need transport to the Day Centre, please phone Mary on :  087 230 0496.

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Homecare services for the elderly: Affordable Live-in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are   looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Mary or Tom today on 087 9916791 Our website is www.alhomecare.ie

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Bingo every Thursday night at 8.30-10.30 in Donabate Portrane Community Centre.

 

 

 

 


Wed 21 Oct 2015

Celebrating World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10 October 2015

Donabate Parish celebrating World Mental Health Day with guest speaker Mickey Harte, Tyrone Football Manager.

World Mental Health Day Mass celebrated on Saturday 10th October at 6.30 pm was recorded and may be viewed on www.mcnmedia.tv

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Tue 29 Sep 2015

Golden Jubliee Celebration

Congratulations to Fr. Pat Hannon on his Golden Jubliee.

Fr. Pat’s Golden Jubliee Mass held on Saturday 26 September at 6.30 pm was recorded and may be viewed on www.mcnmedia.tv

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