Parish Notices 29 November 2020

We are delighted to announce that our Broadband has been upgraded for our live streaming of daily and weekend Masses and other celebrations. Please join us on

Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards depicting the three churches is available from the Parish Office and the Mass intentions will be remembered at our Christmas Masses.  Cost €5.We also have available 2021 Calendars at a cost of €2.

The Parish Office will be closed Friday 4 December.

Crosscare Appeal

A simple way communities can support each other

CROSSCARE need donations of toiletries – Soaps, Shampoo, Toothpaste, hand soap, baby hygiene products. 

Times are difficult for everyone at the moment particularly the most vulnerable people in our community. As the need for people to access our services increase, we are finding it more difficult to keep our stock at a level that can cope with the demand.  Donations of new toiletry products and in their original packaging please can be brought to Community Food Bank, Brackenston Rd, Swords, St. Cronan’s Parish Wed 9th and 16th Dec Time: 1-2pm or alternatively donations can be brought to the Legion of Mary Kiosk, Donabate Church car park from 1200-1.30 every day.

The Dublin Diocese rely on the financial generosity of parishioners, especially Mass going parishioners for the First & Second Collections.  That generosity has always been extraordinary.  During the present pandemic and with churches closed, the diocese is experiencing financial difficulty. To help support the Diocese they have provided parishes with Standing Order Forms and they would be delighted if you could support them by completing a form.  Forms are available at the church door.

Advent 2020: We have set up a dedicated Advent 2020 page on our parish website with details of some online retreats, a digital Advent calendar and other resources to help you during this time of Advent. We encourage you to keep a regular eye on our Advent 2020 page, and also on our parish Facebook page, both of which will be updated with other events and resources over the coming weeks. 

Maranatha: Our December Maranatha, to pray especially for young people, will be held online on Friday next, 4th December, at 7:30pm. Anyone wishing to join us online for Maranatha are asked to register by emailing: by Thurs 3th Dec. Prayer intentions to be remembered at Maranatha can also be emailed to this email address by 3rd Dec.

Do One Thing – the Diocesan initiative for young people to help those in need at Christmas, is linking with the Crosscare appeal and asking young people throughout the Diocese to donate toiletries to local drop off points which will then be brought to a central location for distribution to Crosscare. Any young people wishing to take part in this initiative can bring their donation of toiletries to the carpark of St. Patrick’s Church, Donabate, from 1:30pm-2:30pm on Saturday next, 5th December, where the parish youth leaders will be collecting them.

While this initiative is primarily for young people, any other parishioners who would like to support the Crosscare appeal, but cannot get to Brackenstown, are also welcome to bring donations of toiletries during this pick up time.

In line with Government restriction, there are currently no public Masses in the parishes of Donabate, Portrane or Balheary. Masses from St. Patrick’s Church are being streamed on our webcam ( ) as follows:

  • Weekday Masses:      Mon – Sat:  10am
  • Weekend Masses:      Sat:  6:30pm;  Sun:  11am

St. Patrick’s Church will remain open for private prayer as follows:

  • Mon – Sat:  10:30am-4:30pm
  • Sun:  12noon – 4:30pm

As the situation in our Country and County evolves in terms of restrictions, we will endeavour to keep the church open for as long as this is permitted. In order for us to do so safely, we would like to remind all parishioners of the guidelines on the notice board at the church door, including the request that all those visiting the church during the day sanitise those areas where they have been sitting and anything they have come in contact with during their visit. Paper towels and sanitising spray is on the Altar rails beside Our Lady’s Altar for this purpose. Let us unite as a parish in our efforts to keep each other safe at this time.

In a statement from the four Church leaders they are now “formally recommending and encouraging the use of face coverings at all services of worship, along with the ongoing maintenance of two-metre physical distancing…Their use is, therefore, one way in which we can evidence protection for the most vulnerable, support for our health workers, and practical love for our neighbours” with sanitising the church after the weekday Masses. In order to formalise the process we are currently looking for more volunteers to come forward so that we can create a rota. If you can help in any way please contact the parish office (phone: 843 4574 email: )

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