Fri 28 Aug 2020

Season of Creation 2020

Season of Creation 2020

1 September – 4 October 2020 – (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi) 

The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment.

Here in the parish we will be marking this Season in various ways. See below for some of these and make sure to check back regularly for further updates! 

“What care for Creation means to me” – a young person’s voice

A huge thank you to our young people for their beautiful reflections of what creation/care of creation means to them.

These reflections will be read as part of the Mass online this Sunday 27th September.

The reflections will also be posted to our St. Patricks’s Church Facebook page.

Here’s a sneak preview:

“Crazy Creation:

The world is amazing.

Evolution is a great thing because the smallest cell can become the biggest human.

Humans aren’t the only ones who use tools. Monkeys, and other creatures like them, use tools too.

For example sea otters use rocks to crack open shellfish on their bellies.

Take care of the world”.

Written by Daniel Minto

“Creation for me means the making of something. When we go to the dictionary it says that creation is the action of bringing of something into existence.

We believe that God created the world and we honour Him by protecting and caring for the world He has created for us.

For me, I believe that we all have a responsibility to care for the land and all living things. People are not just here to use what God created as they please, but to use it, look after it and protect it.

In all caring for creation for me means that we must do our best to look after and cared for the earth which God created for us.”

Written by Aoife Daly 

Virtual Blessing of Pets – Feast of St. Francis of Assisi – Sunday 4th October

As we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi next Sunday (4th Oct), we will include a short blessing of pets as part of our 11am Mass via webcam ( ).

Be sure to have your pets close by as you connect to the Mass!

Photos of Creation:

Many thanks to all those who submitted photos of creation – there are some really talented photographers in our midst! The photos have now been placed on the St. Patrick’s Church, Donabate Facebook page.


Parish Notices 26/27 September 2020

In light of the new Government restrictions for Dublin, there will be no public Masses in the parishes of Donabate, Portrane or Balheary until further notice. Masses from St. Patrick’s Church will be streamed on our webcam ( ) as follows: … 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