Thu 26 Nov 2015

Newsletter 21 April 2019

Mass Intentions

St. Patrick’s Church Donabate

Saturday 20  9.00      Anniversary:   Annie Brehony, Eileen Kearns, Mary Carney

Caroline, Charlie Snr & Charles Jnr McKeon

Remembrance:           Anthony & James Carney, Maxi McDonnell


Sunday 21      11.00   Anniversary:   Percy & Michael Henchy, John Moran,            Mary Carney, Caroline, Charlie Snr & Charles Jnr McKeon, Eddie & John Holmes                  David Lyons, Denis & Betty Kinane 

Recently Deceased:    Hubert Manton, Maureen Wood, Annie Nugent, Brendan Gannon, Maura Gavin

Remembrance:           Anthony & James Carney, Maxi McDonnell, Monica Delaney

Birthday Remembrance:        Mary Hayes

Get Well Intention 

Easter Wishes Sr. Margaret

Easter Wishes Intentions

Easter Wishes Pauline & Michael O’Connor, Jenny & Joe Moran, Betty McDonald,

May Wilson, Ernest Harpur & Maye Rogers

St. Ita’s Church, Portrane

Sunday 21            Months Mind:  Betty Moran

Easter Wishes Tom & Anne, Chris, Marie & Charlie, Carmel, David & Boys

 The Immaculate Conception, Balheary 

Sunday 21       Anniversary:   Brendan Howard     

Monday 22 – Mass for the People

Tuesday 23 – Bryan Kelly (Remembrance)

Wednesday 24 – Angela Stuart (Recently Deceased)

Thursday 25 – Martin Pierce (A)

Friday 26 – Peggy Kelly (Remembrance)

Saturday 27 – Deceased members of the Dolan Family


We wish you all a very Happy Easter and we thank all who helped out with the Holy Week Liturgies.  Your help and support are very much appreciated.

Easter Dues may be hand in during the coming week.

Trocaire Boxes may be handed into the Parish Office during the coming week.


Thank you to all who contributed to the St. Vincent de Paul Sunshine House collection last weekend.  The amount collected was €1,185.


Holy Land 13-21 September 2019

Direct flight Dublin – Tel Aviv

8 nights Dinner, B&B, Coach, entrance fees. €1695pps

Join Brackenstown parish on this trip of a lifetime

As we celebrate Easter would you like the opportunity to see all the places that we have head about since childhood, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Magdala, and much more.

Pick up a leaflet in the church or check out or email or             call 018783111


“Children’s Stations of the Cross will take place at 11:30am on Good Friday (19th April) in St. Patrick’s Church. Any children who would like to help out are asked to come to the back of the church at 10:45am for practice. Everyone welcome to attend. We encourage all those coming to bring a small cross (max 15cm high) made from recycled cardboard (e.g. cereal box, teabag box etc).”

“The 7:30pm Stations of the Cross on Good Friday will be led by young people from the parish. Any young people aged 12-30 who would like to be involved are asked to come to the Church at 6:15pm for practice. All welcome.”


Heart to Hand Annual Food Appeal – Good Friday 19 April.                          We kindly ask you to bring food to the church on Good Friday.  Heart to Hand distribute Food to a variety of shelters and food centres throughout Ireland.  The following items would make a big difference to peoples lives.  Rice, Pasta, Tinned Food, Tea, Coffee, Sugar,  Cooking Oil, Baby items and Toiletries.  We thank you for your continued support.      


Donabate Portrane Dramatic Society proudly presents “Haywire” by Eric Chappel in Donabate Community College on Wednesday 24 – Saturday 27 April at 8 pm.    Contact 086 0712530.


General Operative Vacancies at DPCC – are you in receipt of a Social Welfare payment and looking to return to work? 2 Vacancies on our Community Employment scheme are open for applications. Working in DPCC 19.5 hrs per week, FETAC courses available to re-train. Phone Carmel on 8406422 for more information .


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: ) Note: any under 18’s who might be interested in getting involved, please give parent/guardian contact details too.”


Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock  Saturday April 27th the Saturday after Easter.            There are still seats available.  Depart 7.30am   Home 9pm

Adults: €20, Under 18’s €10.  Contact Lóirín 087 2412611 or the Parish Office 8434574


DONABATE PORTRANE MEALS ON WHEELS                                                     Driver required for Lunch delivery one day a  fortnight.  It is a great way to help out in your community.  If you would be interested in joining our team please contact the Parish Office.


Please join us on Sunday after 11 Mass at Our Lady’s Altar to pray the Rosary.


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.


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


Mindfulness Meditation Drop-In                                                                                  Where:  Community Well Donabate (behind Keelings)

When:  Wednesdays 8.15 – 9.30 pm. Donations Welcome.  Contact Mairead 087 2730679, email: /


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 or via PHONE – get live radio feed by calling +353 (0) 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply). Please join our growing faith family!


Handmade Rosary Beads made by a local lady for sale in the Parish Office.


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.


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.


Baby cardigans   knitted by a local lady for sale in the parish office in aid of the Church  roof repairs.  Cost €10.


Fingal Community Alert – Free Alarms fitted from 1/11/17 now come with one years free monitoring.    Contact Frank 086 2567042.


ALONE – Supporting older people to age at home.           Contact Details:  01-6791032,                                         Email:  or visit the ALONE website on

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.


“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”


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.      


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.


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


Bingo every Thursday night at 8.30-10.30 in Donabate Portrane Community Centre.





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