Parish Notices Sunday 17 January 2021 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

The New Family Offering Envelope Boxes due to commence on Sunday 7 February are ready for collection from the Parish Office.  We ask all who help with delivering the Boxes to call to the Parish Office.  We thank you all for your ongoing support.

On Sunday 7 February at 11am we will celebrate the Mass of Remembrance for all children who died before or after birth, recently or in the distant past.  A special book of remembrance will be placed in front of the Altar and we invite and encourage you to enter the name of your child in the book.

Due to Level 5 Restrictions there will be no Mass in Portrane and Balheary until further notice.  Our Donabate Church services will be celebrated online.  The church will be open each day after Mass for private prayer.

Online faith activities for young adults: There are a number of online activities being offered by different groups for young people (over 18) during lockdown including:

  1. The Young Church Dublin invite you to join our connected group for Young Adults (20’s 30’s). We meet online every Wednesday, from 8.00-9.00pm for some time of fellowship, reflection on Scripture and prayer together. It provides an opportunity to connect in with other young adults in a community of faith. For more information please email: siobhan.tighe@dublindiocese.ie
  2. Join the Youth 2000 Lockdown sessions at 7.30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays for workshops, prayer meetings and quizzes. For more details check out: https://youth2000.ie/whats-on-catholic-events-in-ireland/

The Dublin Diocese have supplied us with Tap & Go machines to help with the First and Second Basket collections.  The machines are placed at the back of the church and you are welcome to make a donation by using the tap and go and your donation will go straight to the Dublin Diocese Account.  Your support will be very much appreciated.

The Dublin Diocese have supplied us with Tap & Go machines to help with the First and Second Basket collections.  The machines are placed at the back of the church and you are welcome to make a donation by using the tap and go and your donation will go straight to the Dublin Diocese Account.  Your support will be very much appreciated.

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 ( 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” 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 )

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