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Parish Newsletter 23 June 2024

Summer Dues Envelope Collection – Your support of the Summer dues will be very much appreciated.  All contributions collected will go towards supporting the priests of our parish and the priests of the Dublin Diocese.  For anyone who does not have an envelope, envelopes are available at the church doors.  The Summer Dues can be handed in during the coming week.

Dublin Diocese Lourdes Associate   Membership – This weekend we will       welcome your support to help send a sick Pilgrim to Lourdes.  You can support my  becoming an Associate member of the Pilgrimage and all donations will be very much appreciated.

Men’s Retreat – A men’s retreat hosted by Holy Family Mission will take place from Fri 28th to Sun 30th June with the theme: “More than Conquerors” Rom 8:37
Come away for a weekend of Brotherhood, Fellowship, time with God, outdoor activities (Axe throwing, Airsoft), themed talks and workshops led by Fr Patrick Cahill and Pat Reynolds, BBQ and much more.                                                                                                     For more details and booking info see:


Pathways – this September sees the beginning of the next running of the 2-year Pathways course, hosted by Dublin Diocese, for those who wish to explore faith, ministry and the Church today. It runs from late September to late May each year on Thursday evenings from 7.00pm – 9.30 pm in DCU St. Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, starting Thursday 26th September 2024. Cost: €400 per year (*sponsorship may be possible).  Early application is advisable as places will be limited. For more details see:


Upcoming course from Dublin Diocese – Dublin Diocese have the   following upcoming course for those interested in accompanying others on their journey of faith – The Diocesan Certificate in Catechesis Run over 7 Saturdays from Sept 2024 to March 2025, 10am to 4pm. Cost €170.  To  register use the following link:


Pure in Heart Cake Sale – A big thank you to all who supported the recent cake sale.  The amount raised was €813.50.


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.


Donabate Memory Café held the last Wednesday of each Month in the Donabate Community Centre, 11am – 1pm.  The Memory Café includes information talks, music, games and refreshments.                                    Memory Café will be held this coming Wednesday 26 June, 11am to 1pm.    All welcome.


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.


Monthly Family Mass  – invitation to get involved – Little reminder that our monthly Family Masses take place on each First Saturday of the month.

We welcome parents who are interesting in volunteering.

We invite any family wishing to participate in the family masses to register their interest by emailing                                                                           A WhatsApp group has been setup to assist communication.  Please include a phone number in your email if you wish to be added to the group.


Donabate Health  Centre Reopened.

New Contact number

01 7788756


Ecological Group
The group has published its initial action plan. A link to the plan is on the parish website. If you have any comments on the plan or would like to assist with any of the actions please contact this email:


Whist – Monday Nights in Donabate Parish Hall at 7.30pm.                                                      New Members welcome.





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