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Parish Notices Saturday 2/3 July 2022

Peter’s Pence – The annual collection will be held this weekend.  The collection provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world.  The collection will replace the Share collection.

Thank you to all who contributed to the St. Vincent de Paul collection last weekend.  The amount collected was €1,550.

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

World Youth Day  – Lisbon 2023 – the next World Youth Day, where young people from all over the world come together with the Pope to celebrate faith, will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from 1-6 August 2023. Dublin Diocese are currently starting to make their preparations to bring a group to this very special event. The event will be open to those aged 16 to 29. Anyone interested in travelling to World Youth Day next year with others from the parish, or in finding out more, please contact the parish youth leaders via you can also contact the Diocese directly at their dedicated email address:

Blessing of Graves 2022                                                                                                         Friday 15 July @ 3 pm – St. Ita’s Cemetery, Portrane

Saturday 16 July @ 3 pm – St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Portrane

Saturday 16 July @ 4 pm – Donabate Old Cemetery (beside parish hall)

Sunday 17 July @ 3.30 pm – Donabate Fingal Cemetery, Portrane Road 

Summer Holidays – During the months of July, August and September there may be a need to cut back on the amount of Masses due to holidays.  We will keep you posted.

Tap & Go – Thank you to all who use the Tap & Go machine.  The amount collected during the month of May was €314.00.

Church Liturgies Overhead Slide Projection – Once again we are looking for people with knowledge of Power point and who have an interest in the liturgy to prepare and present slides for the Sunday liturgies and other occasions. Training and guidelines will be provided. If you are interested please speak with one of the slide presenters after Mass or leave your name, mobile and email in the Parish Office.                                

DONABATE MEALS ON WHEELS – New to the Community or lived here for years and have a little time to spare? We have several openings to join our team of volunteer drivers delivering meals at lunchtime  to homes in the Donabate area . The run normally takes 2 hours and you would be allocated a set day once a fortnight.                                              Contact Deborah Feeney 086 8276555

If you would like to learn more about the Dublin Diocesan Synodal Pathway have a look at the online booklet called Simply Synod. The details are on our website on the Dublin Diocesan Synodal Pathway page.  

Prayer for the Synod:  As we embrace this Synodal Process, the prayers invites the Holy Spirit to be at work in us so that we may be a community and a people of grace.  For the Synodal Pathway from 2021 to 2023, we will use this prayer.  Prayer leaflets are available at the Church doors, please take one home.

We are delighted to welcome people back to our Churches.  We do ask that you continue to Sanitise your hands on entering the Church, wear masks and spread out as much as possible to maintain social distancing.  You may bring a blanket/shawl to keep warm as the church doors will be open to allow the air to circulate throughout the church.

St. Patrick’s Boys National School Enrolment for the new school year is now open, more information can be seen on the school website,

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament has recommenced in St. Patrick’s Church every Friday from 12 noon to 4.30pm. We invite you to spend some quiet time in the company of Jesus.


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