Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council is a leadership group through which priests and people work together as partners in furthering the mission of Christ in their own place. The primary ministry of the Parish Pastoral Council is to collaborate in planning the way forward for the parish by formulating a pastoral vision. We try to do this in the context of –       the circumstances of the parish, –       in the light of the gospel, –       the teaching of the Church, –       reading the ‘signs of the times’ and –       being attentive to the reflections of the members of our community We are acutely aware of the need for many lay women and men to become involved in making our parish a more vibrant community – one that is capable of capturing the hearts and minds of our young and of reaching out to the many needs in our world. We would warmly welcome your contribution.

Consultations with the Parish 2012

The Pastoral Council organised for open forums to be held in the churches of the parish during Autumn 2012. This was to listen to the voice of the community about their hopes and concerns for the future of our parish. The results of these consultations are available here:


Current Parish Pastoral Council

Fr. Joe Connolly            President                                                            Kenneth Spratt              Chairperson                                                                                                                               Deirdre Meyler, Alain Rochecouste Fr. Pat Reilly Deborah McArdle Fr. Pat Hannon Mary Bond, Pat McCormack, Ellen Cope, Fergal Power

Parish Notices

CROSSCARE Drug & Alcohol Programme Inform yourself about drugs, alcohol and prevention – Know where to find help, when needed.   Crosscare Drug & Alcohol Programme is a resource to parishes in the Dublin Diocese.  Contact 01 836 0911 or email:  … 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