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Parish Notices 18/19 May 2024

Light a Candle   To mark the eve of the Feast of Pentecost, we will have a Light a Candle event this evening from 7:30pm to approx. 9:30pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Donabate. 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 as we pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our families, our community, our Diocese and our world.


The nine day Novena to the Holy Spirit will finish on Monday 20th May.


First Holy Communion – St. Patrick’s Boys School will celebrate their First Holy       Communion next Saturday 25 May at 11am in Donabate Church.  The parish   welcome the children to the table of the Lord.


Film Crew – This coming Tuesday 21st May the Film Crew will be back to do more     filming on the Church grounds and at St. Patrick’s Terrace and will be parking in the Church car park from 7pm Tuesday evening until 1am Wednesday 22nd May.  Filming will be taking place on Wednesday throughout the day until approximately 1am.  Sorry for the inconvenience.


Exam Prayer Space – Our Exam Prayer Space is located on our youth notice board at the back of Donabate Church where we invite you to write your name, or the name of anyone you know who is studying/taking exams at this time. We also encourage parishioners to pray for our students at this time.


Rosary “A public Rosary will take place at Balheary Church on Saturday 11th May at 5pm.      All welcome”.


Powerpoint & Prayers of the Faithful Volunteers –  We are calling again for anyone who has PowerPoint skills and an interest in the Liturgy.  We would welcome help at the Weekend Masses. If interested, contact the Parish Office.    The Prayers of the Faithful reflect the needs of the parish, the Church, and the wider world in response to the   Scripture Readings. If you would like to help the parish team compile these prayers for the Sunday Liturgy, contact the Parish Office. Resources and help are available.


Annual All Ireland Rosary Rally is scheduled to take place at Knock Shrine on Saturday 1 June.  It is an occasion to celebrate with families and friends our belief in the power of prayer.    Please see church notice board and parish website for  more details.   Bus leaves Donabate @ 8am.  Cost €30.  Contact Lóirín 087-241-2611 or Aisling 083-345-3205


Swords, River Valley, Donabate & Brackenstown Partnership Lourdes             Pilgrimage.                                                     The partnership is organising a pilgrimage to Lourdes on Sunday 15th – Thursday 19th September accompanied by Spiritual Director Fr. Richard Sheehy.  Cost €735pps to include full religious programme, services of Marian      Pilgrimages guide throughout, Mass daily & Spiritual activities, Flights, 4 nights in 4* Hotel Roissy to include breakfast, lunch & dinner each day.  For further details contact Marian Pilgrimages 01 8788159.


Donabate Meals on Wheels – NEW DRIVERS REQUIRED                                        If you would have an hour or two to spare once a fortnight to help deliver meals in the Donabate area please contact Deborah 086 8276555.


Call for more Eucharistic Adorers – Fridays   We are blessed in this parish to have Eucharistic Adoration in Donabate Church each Friday, currently from 12noon to 4:30pm. This is such a special opportunity to come and spend some quiet time with the Lord. As our team of regular adorers is small, we would love if more people could commit to spending some time each Friday with the Lord. If you can commit to 30 minutes or more each Friday between 12noon and 4:30pm please contact the parish office.


Donabate Memory Café held the last Wednesday of each Month in the Donabate Community Centre.  The Memory Café includes information talks, music, games and refreshments. The Launch Day of the Memory Café will be held on Wednesday 24 April 11am – 1pm.


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


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