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! 

Save the date – youth bus from North County to Knock – Sat 27th April!

As part of this year’s Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock there will be a dedicated youth programme building on the theme from Panama in Dublin ‘Dare to say Yes’! Plans are afoot for a dedicated youth bus to travel from North County Dublin to join this event – more details to follow!


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



Ideas for Lent:


Friday Adoration in St. Patrick’s Church, Donabate – each Friday of Lent from 12noon to 8:30pm

What some ‘time out’ during Lent? Why not spend some time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.



Busted Halo Lenten Calendar 2019

A thought provoking quote and microchallenge for each day of Lent.

Check out: https://lent.bustedhalo.com/


Dynamic Catholic – ‘Best Lent Ever’

A mini (5 minute) retreat emailed to you each day! https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-lent-ever



Upcoming events:


Faithfest 14 for Teenagers – Friday 8th March

6.00-9.30pm in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.  Faithfest aims to build spaces where teenagers have an experience of a peer community, explore faith, and encounter an experience of welcoming, belonging, discipleship, worship and prayer in a creative and fun atmosphere. All welcome. Any teenagers planning to attend must bring along a parental consent form which is available at: https://www.dublindiocese.ie/event/35063/


Ewe Thina, We Walk God’s Way – Sun 10th March

Join other young adults [20’s & 30’s] for reflective hikes around Dublin Area.  Monthly event. The next hike will be Sunday 10th March. We will be walking the Bray to Greystones Coastal Trail. Meeting point will be at Bray Dart Station at 12:30pm.  Email: st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie and https://www.facebook.com/wewalkgodsway


7 Deadly Sins and 7 Lively Virtues with Bishop Robert Barron – Week 3 Mon 11th Feb

Monday evenings from 7:30-9pm @ Emmaus Centre, Swords

8 Sessions from 25th Feb to 15th April.

Bishop Robert Barron is an author, speaker, theologian, and founder of Word on Fire, a global media ministry. Word on Fire reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith.

This course will include DVD Presentation from Bishop Barron; Study Guide; Share groups; Social time; Workbook, Tea / Coffee included – young adults particularly encouraged to attend

Cost €20 Sign-up at: https://emmauscentre.ie/programme/robert-barron-series/


Alpha Series 2019 – Tuesday evenings, Emmaus Centre, Swords *week 4 – Tue 12th Feb*

Tuesday Nights, 6pm to 8pm.

We believe that everyone should have the chance to ask questions and share their point of view. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure. No follow up. No charge

www.emmauscentre.ie  +353 1 870 0050


Youth Recollection (young adults aged 18+) – Sat 16th March

10am-6pm, Sacred Heart Church, Dublin 15

Theme: Put on the Armour of God (EPH 6:11)

Talks, Fellowship, Adoration, Confession, Holy Mass

For more information, contact: Siobhan 087 7821655; Eileen 087 6848908

Email: ahfi_europe@aol.com


The Encounter – Fri 22nd March

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 and purpose. Followed by social, pizza and refreshments.

Our next Encounter will be Friday 22nd March at 8pm. We are delighted to announce that Ciaran Coll will be our guest speaker and our Musician for the night. Email st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie  and www.facebook.com/theencounterdublincity


Trócaire Lent 2019 – Stations of the Cross – Wed 27th March

Come along for an evening of prayer for Lent on the 27 March at 7.30pm in St. Paul’s Church Arran Quay, Dublin 1.  All welcome.


Maranatha – upcoming dates – next one Fri 5th April!

The event takes place from 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 (18-45yr olds) – upcoming dates – next one Fri 5th April!

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

Fri 5th April 2019

Fri 3rd May 2019

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 Pilgrimage to Knock – Sat 27th April 2019 – **Save the date**

Part of the Annual Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock led by Archbishop Martin

More details to follow!


Life in the Spirit Seminar – Monday evenings, Emmaus Centre, Swords *commencing 29th April*

Monday Nights, 7.30pm to 9pm including:

  • Praise and Worship
  • Talks and Testimonies
  • Share Groups
  • Social Time

We received the Holy Spirit at our Baptism and our Confirmation, but for many of us, this can be little more than a nice memory from our childhood. Through a life in the Spirit Seminar, we hope that you will experience your own personal Pentecost and begin to live fully God’s plan for your life!

www.emmauscentre.ie  +353 1 870 0050


Keep up to date on Diocesan events for young people with the new ‘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/


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 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


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