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Parish Notices Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 May 2022

Novena Prayer for Pentecost will commence this Sunday 29 May until Friday 4th June.  Prayer leaflets are available at the church doors. 

Church Liturgies Overhead Slide Projection – Once again we are looking for people with knowledge of Power point and who have an interest in the liturgy to prepare and present slides for the Sunday liturgies and other occasions. Training and guidelines will be provided. If you are interested please speak with one of the slide presenters after Mass or leave your name, mobile and email in the Parish Office. 

Exam Prayer Space – We continue to invite those doing exams to write their names on our Exam Prayer Space located on our youth notice board at the back of Donabate Church, and we encourage parishioners to pray for our students at this time.  Exam Prayer cards are available at the youth notice board.

ENROLMENT IN CONFRATERNITY OF THE BROWN SCAPULAR – Sunday 29 May – This will take place after 11am mass. Those who wear the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, will receive great protection and graces, especially at the hour of death. They will also receive all the Spiritual Benefits of the Carmelite Order.

Maranatha – our June Maranatha hour of song, reflection and prayers in the presence of the blessed sacrament, will take place on Friday next, 3rd  June, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm in St. Patrick’s Church and will also be broadcast on our parish webcam ( ). We always remember in a special way all our young people at Maranatha and this month we will once again be particularly remembering those studying for and undertaking exams. If there are any young people you would like remembered at Maranatha this month, please email the names to by next Thursday if possible.

ROSARY RALLY in KNOCK – Saturday June 4th.                                                              This will be a great day out in Knock with mass celebrated by Papal Nuncio,

Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo and talk by Fr. Marius O’Reilly. Bus will leave Donabate Church at 8.30am on Saturday 4th June.  Pick-up can be arranged from Portrane if necessary.

Contact Lóirín 087.241.2611 to book.  Cost €25

Buses also travelling from Balbriggan and Swords.

For more info see poster on church notice board.

Next outing to Knock will be the Annual Legion of Mary pilgrimage on September 25th.


Light a Candle event Sat 4th June – To mark the eve of the Feast of Pentecost, we will be having a Light a Candle event on Saturday 4th June from 7:30pm to approx. 9:30pm. The invitation is to simply come in at any time that evening to light a candle and stay for as much or as little as you like. There will be Eucharistic Adoration and reflective music throughout and the specific prayer intentions for the event are for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit:

  • On our parish,
  • On all those preparing for and doing exams, and
  • On the situation in Ukraine and in all places of war and violence in our world           


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.


Parish Notices Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 May 2022

Novena Prayer for Pentecost will commence this Sunday 29 May until Friday 4th June.  Prayer leaflets are available at the church doors.  Church Liturgies Overhead … Continue reading

Child Protection Policy Statement

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Dublin Diocesan Synodal Pathway

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