Donabate, Portrane & Balheary Parish

News

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! 

Donabate parish youth group – seeking new young leaders:

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 18-29 and would be interested in helping out, even on ad hoc basis, email myam.admin@gmail.com

 

Pope John Paul II Award (JPII) – open to those from 4th to 6th year of secondary school

The parish JPII Award coordinator is currently taking names of young people who may be interested in taking part in the JPII Awards this year. The JPII Awards are open to young people from 4th to 6th year and involve taking part in both parish and community/social activities. We currently have 2 young people from the parish participating in the awards. Anyone interested in getting more information should give their name and contact details (and parent/guardian name and details if under 18) into the parish office or email to: stpatricksrcdonabate@gmail.com

 

Foundational Leadership Programme for Young Adults 2018 – 2019.

This course is designed to support young adults and, in turn, their parishes.  It is a dynamic, integrative and highly practical programme which will enable the participants to begin developing their skills as leaders and role models within their local faith–based communities. It is being run over four Saturdays (10am-3pm) from October 2018 – March 2019 in St. Paul’s Church, Arran Quay. Any young adults over the age of 18 who would be interested in undertaking this programme or finding out more should email: myam.admin@gmail.com or leave their contact details with the parish office.

 

Maranatha – hosted by Donabate youth group – next one Fri 2nd Nov

7:30-8:30pm – St. Patrick’s Church, Main street Donabate village

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

Stay for as long or as little as you like.

 

Burning Hearts – next one Fri 2nd Nov

7pm-9pm, on First Friday of the Month at Emmaus Retreat Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin

Event for young adults from 18-45yrs including Mass, Talk, Adoration, Tea/coffee

For information contact Gerard on: gerard.hanley@emmauscentre.ie

 

Transformed Parish Conference 2018 – tickets now on sale

Maynooth – Wed 28th Nov

For more details, bookings etc check out: https://transformedparish.ie/?mc_cid=0866443291&mc_eid=521c5af643

 

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/

Or on instagram:  @theyoungchurchdublin

Volunteer with Dublin Diocesan Youth Ministry

St Paul’s Youth outreach are looking for volunteers. For the types of roles and leadership you can get involved in please visit: www.evangelisation.ie or Email st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie

*All Volunteers will be Garda Vetted and go through Safeguarding training* 

 

Upcoming Events for young people: 

  • Sun 14th Oct – Ewe Thina: We Walk God’s Way

Join other young adults [20’s & 30’s] for reflective hikes around Dublin Area.  Monthly event.   The next hike will be Sunday 14th October. We will be walking the Bray to Greystones Coastal Trail. Meeting point will be at Bray Dart Station at 1pm. Email: st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie and https://www.facebook.com/wewalkgodsway

 

  • Fri 19th Oct – The Encounter, Dublin City (20 & 30 yr olds)

Special World Meeting of Families event in anticipation of arrival of Pope Francis to Ireland

8pm in St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay

We are delighted to announce that Niamh Cahill will be our guest speaker for the night. Cormac Buckley and Band will also join us as our Musicians for the night.

st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie     www.facebook.com/theencounterdublincity

 

  • Fri 2nd Nov – 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. Stay for as long or as little as you like.

 

  • Fri 2nd Nov – Burning Hearts

7pm-9pm, on First Friday of the Month at Emmaus Retreat Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin

Event for young adults from 18-45yrs including Mass, Talk, Adoration, Tea/coffee

For information contact Gerard on: gerard.hanley@emmauscentre.ie

 

  • Fri 16th to Sun 18th Nov – Awake My Soul Retreat for young adults

Ards Friary Co. Donegal, directed by Br. Richard Hendrick Ofm Cap.

Young adults take time out to reflect, explore faith, experience prayer and build fellowship over the course of a weekend.

So often we can find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, stressed and grappling with acute anxiety.  This retreat through the theme – Encountering Peace, offers us the opportunity to explore end experience the deep peace which Jesus offers.

Closing date for bookings is 19th Oct 2018

For more details email: st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie and www.facebook.com/awakemysoulretreats

 

Faith Related Courses / Education: 

Newly commenced spiritual book club at Emmaus Retreat Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin

Tuesday’s from 7:30pm-9pm

For more info check out: https://emmauscentre.ie/what-we-do/community/

 

Life to the Full (Jn 10: 10) – weekly Book Club for young adults

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

 

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 14 October 2018

Mass Intentions

Anniversary:   Dermot O’Leary, Stephen Hurley, Avril Neville                                    Christy Keogh, Thomas & Margaret Hand

Recently Deceased:   Leo Watson, Jimmy Emerson, Michael Dodd                          Joseph Peelo, Jackie Hannon, Josephine McCormack, Mrs Boyle, Stephen O’Brien        Breid Lawler, Jackie Bolton

Remembrance:  Shane O’Connor, Orfeo, Antoinette, Giuseppe, Nerney & Bill, Deceased members of the O’Sullivan Family

Months Mind:  Josephine McCormick

Special Intention Richard McDonald

Special Intention Lyndsey & Zeke

Special Intentions                               Get Well Intention Martin                   

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Youth/Young Adult Notices:

1)Donabate parish youth group is seeking more young leaders – its a 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 18-29 and would be interested in helping out, even on ad hoc basis, email myam.admin@gmail.com

2)The parish Pope John Paul II Award (JPII) coordinator is currently taking names of young people who may be interested in taking part in the JPII Awards this year. The JPII Awards are open to young people from 4th to 6th year and involve taking part in both parish and community/social activities. We  currently have 2 young people from the parish participating in the awards. Anyone interested in  getting more information should give their name and contact details (and parent/guardian name and details if under 18) into the parish office or email to: stpatricksrcdonabate@gmail.com

3)Foundational Leadership Programme for Young Adults 2018 – 2019. This course is designed to    support young adults and, in turn, their parishes.  It is a dynamic, integrative and highly practical programme which will enable the participants to begin developing their skills as leaders and role  models within their local faith–based communities. It is being run over four Saturdays (10am-3pm) from October 2018 – March 2019 in St. Paul’s Church, Arran Quay. Any young adults over the age of 18 who would be interested in undertaking this programme or finding out more should email: myam.admin@gmail.com or leave their contact details with the parish office.”

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An Enrolment Mass for children   preparing for First Holy Communion will be celebrated in St. Ita’s Church next Saturday 13 October at 6.30.  Practice will held on Friday evening at 6.30 in St. Ita’s.

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Next Sunday, 21 October is World Mission Sunday.  Pope Francis is asking all people throughout the world to contribute to this special collection.  It will replace the Share collection.

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“Stay in touch with upcoming youth/young adult events over the coming weeks, including Maranatha, Burning Hearts, etc through the youth page of the Donabate parish website and the posters on the youth notice board at the back of St. Patrick’s Church.”

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Please join us on Sunday after 11 Mass at the Grotto to pray the Rosary.

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Eucharistic Adoration is held every Friday evening 6.30 – 7.30 in Donabate Church.  This is an opportunity to take time out of our busy lives for silent prayer in the company of Jesus our Lord.

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Bright Sparks Montessori & Preschool, Donabate Community Centre are opening an afternoon class from 12.30-.3 pm.  

If you would like to enrol your child please call to the centre to register or email brightsparksafternoon@gmail.com

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Welcome to New Parishioners

If you are new to the area and would like to Register with the parish and if you would like to contribute to the running costs of our three churches, please contact the Parish Office 8434574 or email stpatricksrcdonabate@gmail.com

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Active Age for All activities started up again last week. It is going very well & most classes are full to the brim! We have introduced two new classes, Singing & Music on Thursday morning which is completely full but our other new class Bridge for Beginners & Improvers from 3-5pm has some places left. This is a great opportunity to learn Bridge from a great teacher at a very reasonable rate in a relaxed atmosphere. We also have some places left in Tai Chi on a Thursday, Cards on a Wednesday & Croquet in Newbridge Drop into the Community Centre where all our activities take place & check out our noticeboard or ask at reception or look up   www.activeageforall.com   or talk to Mary, Eilish, Brid, Jennifer, Breda….Willie, Gordon.

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Mindfulness Meditation Drop-In                                                                                  Where:  Community Well Donabate (behind Keelings)

When:  Wednesdays 8.15 – 9.30 pm. Donations Welcome.  Contact Mairead 087 2730679, email:  mindfulnessatheart@gmail.com / communitywelldonabate@gmail.com

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

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Céilí Dancing –  Monday night at 8.30 – 10 pm (from September – May) in Donabate Portrane Community Centre.  New members very welcome. Céilí dancing is great fun and an enjoyable way to get fit.  Cost:  €5.

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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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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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Parish Notices

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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