Donabate, Portrane & Balheary Parish

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Thu 27 Jun 2019

PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY

KNOW YOUR FAITH

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    PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY

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: www.evangelisation.ie or contact: Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD, Pathways Programme, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin, DO3 P2E7. Phone : 01 8087594 Email: pathways@dublindiocese.ie

 

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! 

Foundational Leadership training (particularly aimed at those aged 16-29) – now enrolling!

Are you prepared to get “off your couch” and make a difference with your life? To be a leader, be the difference in your world. Why not try the Foundational Leadership Programme which offers a fantastic opportunity to explore and develop Gospel centered transformational leadership Skills and provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be transformational leaders and change agents within your own parish, community etc.  Also great for a CV!

Anyone from Donabate parish who might be interested in taking part, email Regina on myam.admin@gmail.com

 

Pope John Paul II Awards (open to anyone entering 4th -6th yr this Sept) – now enrolling!

The parish JPII Award coordinator is currently taking names of young people who may be interested in taking part in the JPII Awards commencing this September. The JPII Awards are open to young people from 4th to 6th year and involve taking part in both parish and community/social activities. 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

 

Donabate Parish Youth – Have your say survey!

At Panama in Dublin Archbishop Martin challenged the young pilgrims to make the Church a place where young people will learn the beauty of faith and the joy of living the Gospel. How can we as a parish help you to take up this challenge? Have your say by taking our Donabate Parish Youth online survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QW9BMF6

Open to all young people aged 13-30.

 

Donabate parish youth group – seeking new youth 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 18-30 and would be interested in helping out, even on ad hoc basis, email myam.admin@gmail.com

 

 

Upcoming events:

 

The Backpack Programme – A Summer Camp for Teens Sun 28th July – Sat 3rd Aug

Emmaus Centre, Swords

Calling all students aged 13 – 18 to embark on a fun filled journey of human and spiritual development. The Backpack Programme is a is a human and spiritual development programme for young people aged 13 – 18 which teaches in a fun and relaxed way how to react to challenges we have no control over. The main aim of the programme is to equip students with essential tools for life, promoting resilience and help-seeking behaviour. The Backpack’s lessons build on each other to draw young people toward a habit of positive and accurate self-contemplation. During the programme, participants will explore tools on how to better be able to think critically about themselves and their relationships

For more details check out: https://emmauscentre.ie/programme/teen-summer-camp-2019/

 

Burning Hearts (18-45yr olds) – Fri 2nd Aug!

7pm-10pm, on each First Friday of the Month at Emmaus Retreat Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin

What else would you be at on a Friday night? We’re getting Young Adults together for Worship, Teaching & Fellowship on the First Friday of every Month. We’ll begin with Mass at 7 pm. There will be a cup of tea to follow! An Opportunity to Make New Friends and Grow in Faith. All are Welcome!

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

 

Youth 2000 Summer Festival – Thurs 15th to Sun 18th August 2019

Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare

The Youth 2000 Summer Festival is full of variety. The festival includes inspiring talks, music, prayer, concert, workshops, dramas, share groups, reconciliation and healing service and Mass. It is a packed program but there is also time for chatting, sitting, relaxing, soccer and generally chilling out.

It’s open to those between 16 – 35 years who wish to attend.

Free busses, donation only.

For more details check out: http://youth2000.ie/retreats/summer-festival/youth-2000-summer-festival/

 

Taize Prayer around the Cross to mark Anniversary of Br Roger – Friday 16th August

7:30pm, St. Paul’s Church Arran Quay

All welcome.

 

Legion of Mary Young Adult Conference (18-40yr olds) – Sat 31st Aug – Sun 1st Sept

All Hallows College, Drumcondra

For more details and to book tickets, check out: http://www.legionofmary-deusetpatria.com/

 

Maranatha –praying especially for our young people – First Friday’s of each month – Fri 6th Sept

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

Join us for 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.

 

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*

 

Ewe Thina: We Walk God’s Way

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:

 

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/

 

For upcoming Diocesan Faith Development courses check out:

https://www.evangelisation.ie/adult-faith/

 

 

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 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

 


Thu 26 Nov 2015

Newsletter 18 August 2019

Mass Intentions

St. Patrick’s Church Donabate

Saturday 17  6.30      Anniversary:   Bridie Hand

                                    Recently Deceased:    Joey O’Neill

Sunday 18      11.00   Anniversary:   Bridie Hand

Recently Deceased:    Richard Moore, Sean McNeill, Jean Bermingham, Ann Foran

Christina Kiely, Marion McNally, Ann Connellan

Monica O’Connell, Bob Tierney, Stephen Ennis

Birthday Remembrance:        Seamus Kearns

Special Intention Dermot O’Raw 

Exam Wishes Sinead Kearns

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Monday 19 – Mass for the People 

Tuesday 20 –  

Wednesday 21 –  

Thursday 22 –  

Friday 23 – 

Saturday 24 –  Eucharistic Service

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Thank you to all who donated clothing to the St. Vincent de Paul clothing appeal.

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KNOW YOUR FAITH                                                                   

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PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY                                                       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: www.evangelisation.ie or contact: Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD, Pathways Programme, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin, DO3 P2E7. Phone : 01 8087594 Email:  pathways@dublindiocese.ie

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.

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ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK –  MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIESTS

NATIONAL CENACLE  WITH FR. MICHAEL MAHER S.M.

SATURDAY 3rd. AUGUST DEPARTS FROM CHAPEL LANE, SWORDS AT 7.30am. FARE €15/20 e(depending on numbers)   To book contact Michael Scahill 8401590

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The annual Bleeding Pig festival is happening in Donabate and Portrane from Thursday 5th to Sunday 15th September, in lots of locations around the peninsula. The festival, now in its’ 8th year has become a hugely popular community event. From Ceili Dancing to Old Time Music Hall, Gala Concert to Basket-weaving and Story-telling to Bodhran Workshops for children, the Bleeding Pig festival boasts something of interest to all ages and all cultural tastes. All events in the Bleeding Pig festival are free of charge.        Visit www.bleedingpig.ie for full details about events, locations and times.

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‘Free basic iphone, ipad, smartphone, tablet training commencing in Donabate Library on Friday 13th September from 10:00 to 12:00 noon.  If you would like to book a place please enquire in the Library or call Angela on 046 9280790′

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Bright Sparks Preschool – seeking Childcare Assistant Community Employment  Programme.  Contact Sinead on 01 8409018 for more information. 

Bright Sparks Preschool- taking enrolments for Afternoon session September 2019. Ph 018434546 for more information.

************************************************************************************Aware is currently recruiting volunteers across three services – Support Line, Support Mail and Life Skills Online. No prior qualifications or experience is required, as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation.

For more information on each opportunity, please see  https://www.aware.ie/volunteering/ or phone Emma on 01-2374926.

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COMPUTERS FOR THE TERRIFIED!1 TO 1 TRAINING FOR OVER 55’s  Age Action runs beginner courses in Computers, iPads and Tablets for older      people who have little or no experience or for the absolutely  terrified!  Courses run once a week for 5 or 6 weeks             ALL COURSES ARE FREE OF CHARGEDonabate, Malahide and Swords             For more information about the course or if you would like to become a volunteer phone  (01) 475 6989

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Parish welcome teams – a massive thank you to those who are already involved in our    welcome teams at the weekend Masses, however, we’d love to see more parishioners getting involved too! Being part of a welcome team simply involves arriving 15 minutes before Mass and handing out the newsletters and children’s activity sheets. The more people who are involved the less often anyone will be scheduled! If you think you might be able to help us on a weekly, monthly or even ad-hoc basis, give your contact details into the parish office (phone: 8434 574 email: stpatricksrcdonabate@gmail.com ) Note: any under 18’s who might be interested in getting involved, please give parent/guardian contact details too.”

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Please join us on Sunday after 11 Mass at Our Lady’s Altar 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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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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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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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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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