Parish Notices 26/27 September 2020

In light of the new Government restrictions for Dublin, there will be no public Masses in the parishes of Donabate, Portrane or Balheary until further notice. Masses from St. Patrick’s Church will be streamed on our webcam ( https://churchmedia.tv/camera/st-patricks-church-donabate ) as follows:

  • Weekday Masses:      Mon – Fri:  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”

Alpha online – Donabate: If your experience of the world and of Church at the moment is stirring questions about the value of everyday life,  or of your value as a person. If you are wondering about who God or Jesus is for you or whether the Church has any real relevance in today’s world then we invite you to join us for Alpha.  It takes just 1 hour per week, its online and it’s free. Thousands have found new hope, encouragement and new energy from the Alpha experience. They can’t all be wrong. So why not check it out? See our dedicated Alpha online page on the parish website and the post on our parish Facebook page for more details.

Maranatha: Due to current Government restrictions our October Maranatha to pray for young people will not be held in the church or via webcam. However, we will be holding Maranatha – online – next Friday 2nd October at 7:30pm. Anyone wishing to join us online for Maranatha are asked to email: myam.admin@gmail.com by Thurs 1st Oct.

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 )

CROSSCARE have provided Donation envelopes in aid of their Annual Collection.  Envelopes are available at the church doors.  Your support will be very much appreciated.

Parish Notices 26/27 September 2020

In light of the new Government restrictions for Dublin, there will be no public Masses in the parishes of Donabate, Portrane or Balheary until further notice. Masses from St. Patrick’s Church will be streamed on our webcam ( https://churchmedia.tv/camera/st-patricks-church-donabate ) as follows: … 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