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Parish Notices Saturday 6/7 August 2022

Dublin Diocese Lourdes Associate Membership – On the weekend of Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August we will welcome your support to help send a sick Pilgrim to Lourdes.  You can support by becoming an Associate member of the Pilgrimage and all donations will be very much appreciated.

Summer Holidays – As there will be only one priest available during July, August and September, it is necessary to cut back on the Masses celebrated until mid September.

The change will commence on Saturday/Sunday 23/24 July until the weekend of 10/11 September.

There will no 9.30 Mass in Portrane, instead the 9.30 Mass will be celebrated in Balheary Church and there will be no 11.30 Mass in Balheary.

The 6.30 pm on Saturday and 11 am on Sunday will remain in Donabate.

There will be a change to daily Mass as follows from Saturday 23 July until further notice.  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, Mass will be celebrated at 10am and Wednesday and Saturday, there will be a Scripture Service at 10 am.

Maranatha – our August Maranatha hour of song, reflection and prayers in the presence of the blessed sacrament, will take place on Friday next, 5th  August, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm in St. Patrick’s Church and will also be broadcast on our parish webcam ( ). As always, we remember in a special way all our young people at Maranatha. If there is anyone you would like remembered at Maranatha this month, please email the names to by next Thursday if possible.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival – The festival takes place this year in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thursday 11th August to Sunday 14th August 2022. Open to those aged 16-35. For more details and link to book your place, check out:

World Youth Day – Lisbon 2023 – the next World Youth Day, where young people from all over the world come together with the Pope to celebrate faith, will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from 1-6 August 2023. Dublin Diocese are currently starting to make their preparations to bring a group to this very special event. The event will be open to those aged 16 to 29. Anyone interested in travelling to World Youth Day next year with others from the parish, or in finding out more, please contact the parish youth leaders via you can also contact the Diocese directly at their dedicated email address:

Donabate youth group – We are currently welcoming new members to join our parish youth group – an opportunity to connect with other young people to share views and discuss life questions, to learn more about faith, to listen to inspirational music, to have opportunities for reflection.

Our youth group currently meets online, on Friday evenings, and is open to those from 1st to 6th year of secondary school. For more details contact the parish youth leaders either via the parish office ( ) or via

Tap & Go – Thank you to all who use the Tap & Go machine.  The amount collected during the month of June was €169.00.

DONABATE MEALS ON WHEELS – New to the Community or lived here for years and have a little time to spare? We have several openings to join our team of volunteer drivers delivering meals at lunchtime  to homes in the Donabate area . The run normally takes 2 hours and you would be allocated a set day once a fortnight.                                              Contact Deborah Feeney 086 8276555

If you would like to learn more about the Dublin Diocesan Synodal Pathway have a look at the online booklet called Simply Synod. The details are on our website on the Dublin Diocesan Synodal Pathway page.  

Prayer for the Synod:  As we embrace this Synodal Process, the prayers invites the Holy Spirit to be at work in us so that we may be a community and a people of grace.  For the Synodal Pathway from 2021 to 2023, we will use this prayer.  Prayer leaflets are available at the Church doors, please take one home.

We are delighted to welcome people back to our Churches.  We do ask that you continue to Sanitise your hands on entering the Church, wear masks and spread out as much as possible to maintain social distancing.  You may bring a blanket/shawl to keep warm as the church doors will be open to allow the air to circulate throughout the church.

St. Patrick’s Boys National School Enrolment for the new school year is now open, more information can be seen on the school website,

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.


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