Fri 30 Jan 2015

Dublin Diocesan Notices

April 2018

Emmanuel 2018 Rescheduled Dates – 1st and 2nd May at 7.30 pm  30 schools comprising 1200 students (600 students per night) from different parts of the Diocese are participating in a massed choir accompanied by a full orchestra.  Tickets €12.00 www.helix.ieTel: 01 700 7000.  Please support your local schools – full list of participating schools on

40 days and nights of Adoration  You may be aware that, starting on the 17th April and continuing until 26th May, there will be 40 days and nights of Adoration on top of Croagh Patrick in devotion to the nation.  Our Lady Queen of Peace, Bray will dedicate 40 days and nights of prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament to coincide with the Vigil on Croagh Patrick.  We wish to extend a warm welcome and invitation to all parishioners in our diocese to come and join us in Our Lady Queen of Peace, Putland Road, Bray, starting Tuesday 17th April at 3pm until Saturday 26th May.  Join us in prayer for the nation and Protection of Life.

A Celebration of Belonging  An evening of music and reflection to celebrate the World Meeting of Families in Our Mother of Divine Grace Church, Ballygall, Dublin 11 on Friday 20th April at 7.30 pm.  The evening will be led by Sr. Marie Dunne CHF, with the Holy Faith past pupils and St. John of God Choir and friends, and will feature pupils from Mother of Divine Grace and Sacred Heart schools’ choirs, Ballygall.  There will be a collection to support families in Ethiopia on behalf of the Glasnevin grouping of parishes, as part of the World Meeting of Families gathering in Dublin next August. 

The Encounter  Friday 20th April in St. Paul’s Church, Arran Quay at 8pm.  It is a young adults (20’s & 30’s) event with live acoustic music, reflective prayer in adoration, with guest speakers on life, faith and purpose.  We are delighted to announce that John Pridmore is our guest speaker and Riaghan O’Callaghan is our musician for the night.  Contact  and

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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