Parish Notices Sunday 13 June 2021 ~Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time~
Summer Dues – Sunday 20 June 2021: The last year has been a very strange one and much of what we have taken for granted in the past, has changed. One of the areas where the impact of lower numbers and ongoing months of Church closures has had an effect is on the First Collection, which supports the priests of the Parish and the sick and retired priests of the Diocese.
We have been very gratefully for your support both online and by putting your offerings in the letterboxes in the Church. This, with your commitment to the Christmas and Easter Dues, has enabled the Common Fund to support the Priests here and in other parishes. However the Common Fund is at an all time low and we need to build it up. We are introducing ‘Summer Dues’ to help with this. We are very aware that everyone’s situation has changed and we appreciate all your support. If you are able to support this new ‘Summer Dues’, we and the other priests in the Diocese would be very grateful. ‘Summer Dues’ envelopes are available at the Church doors.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament has recommenced in St. Patrick’s Church every Friday from 12 noon to 4.30pm. We invite you to spend some quiet time in the company of Jesus.
Alpha Online – Summer 2021: Alpha Online will be starting again at the end of June. Join us for video input & discussions on big life questions such as ‘Is there more to life than this?’ and ‘Does God heal today?’. For more details see the full notice on the website and also the parish Facebook page.
Parish Pastoral Council – The parish of Donabate, Portrane and Balheary is starting a process to begin forming a new Parish Pastoral Council (PPC). The role of the PPC is to work in partnership and co-responsibility with the Parish Priest. It is planned to meet approx once per month to consider suggestions/guidance on initiatives and services the parish should offer, to work together to implement these initiatives as far as possible and to evaluate the effectiveness of any such initiatives and services. This is a time of huge change in the Church and an exciting time to be part of that change at parish level. We would encourage each of you to consider being part of the next PPC. There’s no prior experience needed. If you’re interested in learning more please contact Fr. Pat or the parish office. Don’t worry, by expressing an interest in learning more you’re not committing to anything!
The Dublin Diocese have supplied us with Tap & Go machines to help with the First and Second Basket collections. The machines are placed at the back of the church and you are welcome to make a donation by using the tap and go and your donation will go straight to the Dublin Diocese Account. Your support will be very much appreciated.
Summer Dues – Sunday 20 June 2021: The last year has been a very strange one and much of what we have taken for granted in the past, has changed. One of the areas where the impact of lower numbers … 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