Parish Notices 17/18 October 2020

Mission Sunday collection will be held next weekend 17/18 October.  World Mission Sunday is Pope Francis’ annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so the life-giving work of overseas missionaries can continue.  Your support of World Mission Sunday will play an enormous part in easing the suffering.  You may contribute by calling Fiona on 01-497 2035 or go to www.wmi.ie/mission or by envelope contribution.  Envelopes are available at the church doors.

From next Friday 23 October there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 12pm to 4.30pm in Donabate Church and will be streamed live via our webcam churchmedia.tv   It is an opportunity to pray in these difficult times for your family and the wider community.  Spend a few minutes or for as long as you can.  Please respect the Covid guidelines by wearing a mask and sanitising your seat on leaving. 

In line with Government restrictions, 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 ( https://churchmedia.tv/camera/st-patricks-church-donabate ) 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”.

JPII Awards: The JPII Award programme for young people from Transition year up to 6th year is now enrolling for Donabate parish. The programme includes ministry & community involvement with a choice of different levels to aim for to receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold award from the Diocese. With the current Covid-19 restrictions the JPII programme has moved online so there’s plenty of opportunity to get involved. Any young please interested should give their name and contact details (and parent/guardian name and contact details if under 18) to the parish office stpatricksrcdonabate@gmail.com  /(01) 8434574.

Care for Creation: As we continue our MAD Sunday Climate Challenge this week we’re inviting you to assess your Ecological Handprint, and, if you’re up for a real challenge, to sign a Climate Pledge recording three things you’re going to do to make a difference for Creation!

  • Check out the ‘My MAD Ecological Handprint’ document on the parish website and on our parish Facebook page
  • Complete the Ecological Handprint on page 1
  • If you’re up for it, consider signing the Climate Pledge on page 2!
  • We’d love you to take a photo of either your Ecological Handprint or your signed Climate Pledge and send it to us via Facebook or by emailing the parish office (stpatricksrcdonabate@gmail.com )

How will you Make A Difference for Creation?

October – month of the Rosary: Within the Church, October is the month dedicated to praying the Rosary. For those who may not be familiar with praying the Rosary or might like a reminder, check out this short 2min video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuT7HI7ZvfA&feature=emb_logo

Rota for sanitising after weekday Masses: We thank those who have volunteered to assist 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: stpatricksrcdonabate@gmail.com )

Parish Notices 17/18 October 2020

Mission Sunday collection will be held next weekend 17/18 October.  World Mission Sunday is Pope Francis’ annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so the life-giving work of overseas missionaries can continue.  Your support of World Mission Sunday will play … Continue reading

Child Protection Policy Statement

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