Donabate, Portrane & Balheary Parish


Thu 30 Apr 2020

Parish Survey

Last call on Parish Survey! We thank all those who have taken part in our survey so far. As we’ll be bringing the survey to a close this week, if any of you haven’t had an opportunity to share your ideas with us yet, here’s a last call for you to share your ideas of events/activities we could offer, in one of the following ways:

    1. using our survey monkey link:
    2. by email to
    3. by post to the parish office

Thu 23 Apr 2020

Do you need someone to talk to during Covid 19 crisis?

Fingal Counselling Service has initiated a telephone support helpline to offer assistance to members of our community who are in distress. The service will run for the duration of the Covid 19 crisis.

Should you need support

You can call us on 01 8902596

Leave your name and contact number and one of our counsellors will return your call

The answer service is checked daily.

Alternatively you can email us at

Thu 23 Apr 2020

Parish Notices – 6/7 June 2020

Our Masses will include your Mass Intentions and if you would like to have an Intention included, please contact the parish office by email.  The Church and Parish Office is closed until further notice.  Email:

All our Donabate Masses are streamed live on our webcam –                   Monday to Friday @ 10 am, Saturday @ 6.30 pm and Sunday @ 11.00 am.

Our Church will be open during the coming week for private prayer and reflection with a couple of sections taped off and it will be cleaned and sanitised each morning before opening.  It will be open from 10.30 – 4.30.  The seating in the centre front section of the church will only be open.  The wheelchair accessible door will only be open and there is a hand sanitiser in the porch.  As per Government guidelines we should adhere to social distancing within the church.

Do you have a passion for Faith Development? To help us best respond to the results we have seen coming through our survey so far, we would love to hear from anyone with a passion for faith development who would be interested in being part of a small faith development team in the parish. If you’re interested, please email the parish office with your name and contact details.

To support the Dublin Diocese with the First and Second Collections, there is a Donate facility on the Dublin Diocese website, if parishioners would like to contribute to the First and Second Collections during Covid19.  The website is and the donate button is at the top right hand corner.  The Diocese would be most grateful for your contributions.

Fri 17 Apr 2020

Mass Intentions Saturday 6 – 14 June 2020

Mass Intentions

St. Patrick’s Donabate – Saturday 6 – Sunday 14 June 2020



Saturday 6


10.00 AM


Brendan Doherty (Recently Deceased)



Saturday 6


6.30 PM


John, Jimmy & Enda Carton (A)

Ann Fenlon Pryme (A)

Kathleen McMahon (A)



Sunday 7



11.00 AM


Molly McKernan

Kate Langan, Joan Trimble, Bernard Egan

PJ Fitzpatrick, Get Well Intention Tom Kelly

Get Well Intention Christina Conway

Birthday Wishes Peg

Elizabeth Williams, Matt McGuirk

Una Coyne, Joseph Brady, Eileen Grant



Monday 8


10.00 AM


Mass for the People

Special Intention for Augustine on the occasion of his 18th Priestly Anniversary



Tuesday 9


10.00 AM


Kathleen, Dermot & Dara Walshe (Remembrance)



Wednesday 10


10.00 AM


Edward Halpin (A)



Thursday 11


10.00 AM


Paud Flynn (Recently Deceased)


Friday 12


10.00 AM


Jim Irwin (Recently Deceased)



Saturday 13


10.00 AM


No Mass


Saturday 13


6.30 PM


Margaret Carey (Recently Deceased)

Margaret Duignan (Recently Deceased)

Vrouw Mistiaen (Recently Deceased)

Matt McGuirk (Recently Deceased)



Sunday 14



11.00 AM


Jeremiah Withers, Shirley Archer

John O’Connell, Maurice Murphy

Gerald Carthy, Kathleen O’Neill

Kasim Kenic

Thu 26 Mar 2020

Corona Virus – Prayer of Healing

Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. 

At your command, the sick were made well. 

Come to our aid now, in the midst of the Global spread of the Corona Virus, that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. 

May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. 

Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another.

Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders. 

Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.

Be with those who have died from the virus.

May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.

Be with the families of those who are sick or have died.

As they worry and grieve, defend from illness and despair.

May they know your peace. 

Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. 

May they know your protection and peace. 

Be with the leaders of all nations.

Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well being of the people they are meant to serve.

Give them the wisdom to invest in long term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks.

May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and more, persist and prepare. 

In place of our anxiety, give us your peace. 

Jesus Christ heal us.

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