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! 

Experience “The Encounter” as part of Culture Night 2019!

As part of Culture Night, Friday 20th Sept, St. Paul’s Church Arran Quay is hosting “The Encounter”. Including input from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and music by Hannah Best. Any young adults (20’s and 30’s) who would like to travel with others from Donabate for this event email: myam.admin@gmail.com


Candles and Hot chocolate!

Join Donabate youth group for their outing to Nightfever Dublin, with stop-off for hot chocolate, Sat evening (21st September). If interested give your name and contact details (and parent/guardian name and contact details if under 18) to the parish office: stpatricksrcdonabate@gmail.com / (01) 8434574


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 contact 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 Encounter – Fri 20th Sept (Culture Night!)

Join other young adults [20’s & 30’s only] 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 on Culture Night – Friday 20th September at 8pm. Our Musician is Hannah Best and our Guest speakers are Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Lisa McKenna and Codie Preston. Email st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie  and www.facebook.com/theencounterdublincity

Any young people aged in their 20’s or 30’s who would like to attend this with others from Donabate contact: myam.admin@gmail.com


NightFever Dublin – Sat 21st September

St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street Dublin 2, (6pm-11pm)

Nightfever is an event which combines street evangelisation with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The core idea is that mission teams go out into the nearby streets and offer people a candle with no conditions, inviting them to go into the church, light it and pray and experience the evening however they wish: in silence, in song, in prayer. It begins with Mass at 6pm and ends with Benediction at approx 10:45pm


Faithfest 15 for teens – Fri 4th October

6pm-9:30pm in Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Rd.

Faithfest is an event for Teenagers. It 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.

Any teenagers from Donabate who would like to attend this event please give your name, contact details and parent/guardian name and contact details into the parish office or email to: stpatricksrcdonabate@gmail.com


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/


For upcoming Diocesan Faith Development courses check out:




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

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