Sunday 19 May
Peggy McClean, Olivia Sheridan
First Holy Communion for St. Patrick’s Girls will be celebrated next Saturday 25th May at 11 am. The parish welcomes the children to the table of the Lord.
th/26th May. It will replace the Share collection. Your support will be very much appreciated.
A Confirmation Service of Light Ceremony will be celebrated on Monday 27th May at 7.30 pm for Donabate Portrane Educate Together children.
The concert takes place in St. Patrick’s R.C. Church on Friday 17th May at 8 pm with an afternoon performance on Sunday 19th May at 3 pm. (Special entrance fee for families and Senior Citizens) for tickets contact Louise at 086 2600316.
Raheny Folk Group 8 pm. Admissin Free. To support the Folk Group and local parish needs, a collection will be taken up during the concert. Your support will be very much appreciated
Glasnevin Cemetery will be held in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall on Tuesday 21st May at 8.30 pm. Speaker: Shane MacThomáis. All welcome.
Working Together for Good Mental Health
In the Donabate Distribution Centre on Wednesday 12th June 2013 @ 8 pm
Speaker: Ciaran Allen
Admission Free. All Welcome
Legion of Mary Regina Coeli Women’s Hostel
Residents of the Hostel include mothers and their children and also single women. Helpers needed for preparing lunch and tea, helping with children’s reading and homework club, organising classes in Gardening, Crafts, Knitting and English.
self-knowledge – not weakness. This is a healing ministry, which helps to resolve the grief that goes with the end of a marriage or relationship. Coping effectively with bereavement is a skill we can all learn. information please contact 01-6790556 or email
The Legion Of Mary meets on Wednesday evenings in Donabate Parish Office at 8.00 pm. New members always welcome.
Donabate Portrane Senior Citizens – Seniors Alert Scheme
Contact Frank Fleming 086 2567042 who will discuss security equipment available for the elderly.
Come and See weekends for single women between 20 – 40 years. Join the Disciples of the Divine Master, White Cross, Blackrock, County Dublin for joyful and spiritual weekends of prayer and sharing. Save the Dates: Friday March 8th – Sunday March 10th 2013, Friday June 14th—Sunday 16th June 2013, Friday 29th November—Sunday 1st December 2013. For further information and bookings contact : 087 317 0964 or log on to
Donabate Portrane Senior Citizens – Seniors Alert Scheme
What is the Seniors Alert Scheme? The Seniors Alert Scheme provides grant assistance for security equipment which will enable older people to continue to live securely in their own homes with confidence, peace of mind and independence.
Who is eligible? Anyone over 65 year of age, Living alone or with someone else who is also over 65 years, Non Means Tested
What do I pay? The only fee applicable is an Annual Monitoring Fee of €66.
How do I avail of the Seniors Alert Scheme? Applications can be submitted through the Donabate Portrane Senior Citizens. Contact Frank Fleming @ 086 2567042 or 8436707 for more information and an application form.
Vantastic is a Dublin based charity. It provides free door-to-door local health route service to hospitals/health (GP/Dentist/Chiropody/etc) appointments. We use fully accessible vehicles which are driven by fully Garda vetted drivers. The health route service operates from 8 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday. To use the service you must be over 65 years of age, be living in one of the Health Route areas and complete a Vantastic membership. To make a booking contact 1800-242703 or to find out more information contact a member of your local Senior Citizen Committee.
Spirit Radio now on 549 Medium Wave
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Donabate Needle Crafters
‘Knit 2 Gether’ Children’s Knitting Class (Age 6+) started Tuesday 3rd July in the Donabate Portrane Community Centre from 10.30 am to 12 noon. These classes are being run by qualified teachers every Tuesday for 5 weeks. Materials are provided. €3.50 charge. Contact Myra @ 085 7260870 for further details. The ‘Knit ‘n’ Natter’ adult knitting group will continue on Tuesdays at 10 am. All are welcome.
On behalf of the Priests of the Parish and the Financial Committee, we would like to explain the distribution of the various Church Collections.
The first basket collection goes into a Common Fund in the Dublin Diocese and is for the salaries of the Priests of the Diocese and the Priests of the Parish and for sick and retired priests of the Diocese.
The second basket collection is for Share which funds building projects in Developing Parishes of the Diocese and for pastoral projects in the Diocese.
The Family Offering or Envelope collection is the only collection that remains in the Parish to help finance the weekly running costs of our three churches in the parish. Each week the Envelope takes in approximately €600. Last year we just about broke even between income and expenditure and this has the potential to become a real crisis for our parish.
We are very aware of the financial constraints on families at present; however, the truth is our Church can only continue to function with your help. We thank most sincerely those already contributing to the Family Offering and invite those who would like to contribute to register in the Parish Office or take one of the envelopes each week which are available at the church doors. If a donation is made through these envelopes no acknowledgement will be issued as the envelopes are un-numbered. If you would like an acknowledgement at the end of the year, please include your contact details on the envelope. Your support will be very much appreciated.
St. Colmcille’s Parish, Swords. Bethany Bereavement Support Group. Help for the Bereaved and Grieving.
Happy Days – Pre-School Highscope Curriculum
Monday – Friday 9 am – 12 noon Contact Debbie 087 1346977
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
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