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:

World Youth Day @ home – Panama in Dublin

Don’t miss you’re chance, book your place now for ‘Panama in Dublin’ – a special event taking place to mark and link with World Youth Day Panama 2019. Panama in Dublin takes place from Sat 26th to Sun 27th January 2019 at Emmaus Centre near Swords.

We’ll have music, talks, the Pope’s homilies from Panama, food, fellowship, fun and more.

The event is open to anyone aged 16-29.

Places are limited so don’t delay – register your interest by emailing us at: wydathome@dublindiocese.ie

You can also follow us on Facebook at: WYD@Home – Panama in Dublin”


Maranatha – upcoming dates

Some upcoming dates for our monthly Maranatha event hosted by Donabate youth group are:

Fri 4th January 2019

Fri 1st Feb 2019

Fri 1st Mar 2019

Fri 5th April 2019

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


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


Burning Hearts – for 18-45 year olds – next one Fri 4th Jan

7pm-9pm, on each 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


Taize Mass celebrated by Fr. Peter McVerry

Fr. Peter McVerry will celebrate the Mass with Taize chants at 7:30pm this Saturday evening (5th January) in St. Paul’s Church, Arran Quay. All welcome.


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*



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 )

Parish Notices

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Child Protection Policy Statement

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