Parish Newsletter 16/17 September 2023
There will be no 9.30 Mass in Portrane this Sunday instead the 9.30 Mass will be celebrated in Balheary.
Mass will resume at 9.30 am in Portrane next Sunday 24 September and at 11.30 am in Balheary.
CROSSCARE Annual Collection will be held this weekend 16/17 September. It will replace the Share collection. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
Children marking Season of Creation We invite children to create artwork of their favourite animals or the natural world before Fri 29th Sept. This will mark the Season of Creation and the upcoming Feast of St Francis of Assisi. Artwork or prayers thanking God for the animals and the natural world can be handed into the parish office, the sacristy or emailed to email@example.com on or before Fri 29th Sept. The artwork will be used to decorate the church for the 11am Mass before the Blessing of Animals on Sun 1st Oct. A selection of the prayers will be read by some of the children from our new parish children’s ministry at that 11am Mass.
Monthly Family Mass – save the date! – We are pleased to announce that the parish is launching a monthly family Mass at the 6:30pm Saturday evening Mass on the first Saturday of the month in Donabate Church. The first Mass will be on Saturday 7th October at 6:30pm. More details to follow.
Church Gate Collection St. Vincent de Paul will hold a church gate collection next weekend 23/24 September. Your support will be very much appreciated.
Autumn Alpha – Starting this Thurs! – Join us this Thursday (21st Sept), from 7:45 to 9pm, in Donabate Portrane Community Centre, for tea/coffee, nibbles, videos and chats about Faith! We’re starting this Thurs and running for a series of weeks. As always our invitation to you is to come and see!
The Alpha Course is a series of videos and chats where we discuss faith in a relaxed atmosphere, something we don’t often get to do. Alpha is for everyone whether you’re committed to a faith tradition, or have never thought about faith before! If you have any curiosity it’s a great community to join and discuss some of life’s big questions. We also have Ukrainian subtitles available.
If you’ve any questions or would like to register your interest, just pop us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
LEGION OF MARY ANNUAL KNOCK PILGRIMAGE Sunday 24 September Leaving @7.30am €25 Contact: Mary 085-134-5113 or Lóirín 087-241-2611 or Parish Office Bus departs
Hospital Gates, Portrane at 7.30
St. Patrick’s Church Donabate’s at 7.40 am
Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival Art, Photography & Quilting Exhibition Sunday 17 September at 11am – 4.30pm in Donabate Parish Hall.
AAFA – Active Age
Places still available in Chair Yoga, Singing & Music. Contact Carolyn 0879284307
Whist – Monday Nights in Donabate Parish Hall at 7.30pm. New Members welcome.