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Parish Notices Sunday 26 September ~Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time~

Thank you to all who contributed to the CROSSCARE collection last weekend.  The amount collected was €300.

Maranatha – our October Maranatha hour of song, reflection and prayers in the presence of the blessed sacrament, will take place on Friday next, 1st  Oct, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm in St. Patrick’s Church and will also be broadcast on our parish webcam ( https://churchmedia.tv/camera/st-patricks-church-donabate ). As at every Maranatha we remember in a special way all our young people. If there are any young people you would like remembered at Maranatha this month, please email the names to myam.admin@gmail.com by next Thursday if possible.

The local branch of St. Vincent de Paul would like to express its deep appreciation for the donations received during these difficult times.  Regarding the collection of clothes, St. Vincent de Paul Head Office generally arrange one bulk collection each year and this is always publicised in advance.  The local branch of St. Vincent de Paul does not collect clothes.  It has nowhere to store them and does not distribute clothes, especially during the pandemic.  As a result, please do not leave bags of clothes or other items in the Church as they are not used locally and lead to clutter in the Church.  If you do wish to donate clothes to the St. Vincent de Paul, there are Vincent’s Shops in Swords, Malahide, Rush and Seán McDermott Street.  Full details are available on www.svp.ie    Thank you for your support and kind co-operation.

Bible Study
You may be interested in an introductory online  Bible Study Starting tomorrow Monday 13th 7.30. It is intended to start with the Gospel of Mark, this year’s Sunday Gospel.  Catholic Ministry (evangelisationmissionireland.org)

As you know we are in the Season of Creation  the theme of which this year is Restoring our Common Home. We invite you to consider the following two initiatives:

  1. Archbishop Dermot Farrell has written a pastoral letter for the Season, The Cry of the Earth – The Cry of the Poor.

Many are finding it informative and encouraging and a good guide to understanding the ecological crises and how we can respond.

It is available on line on the Dublin Diocese website or for purchase from Veritas.

  1. We are strongly encouraged to sign  a petition – Healthy Planet – Healthy  People –  endorsed by Pope Francis  which is aimed at the upcoming UN Climate Conference on climate change.  The cry of the earth and the cry of the poor go hand in hand.  The ‘Healthy Planet—Healthy People’ petition is a key advocacy action for this year’s Season of Creation.  Communities, people in parishes and dioceses are encouraged to sign the petition . For more information and for a link to the petition please see  the parish 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.

Reminder of Sunday Mass times: Just a little reminder of the Sunday Masses currently taking place in the parish:

Saturday evening vigil: 6:30pm in St Patrick’s Church

Sunday: 9:30am in Portrane, 11am in St Patrick’s church and 11:30am in Balheary.

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.

Parish Notices Sunday 26 September ~Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time~

Thank you to all who contributed to the CROSSCARE collection last weekend.  The amount collected was €300. Maranatha – our October Maranatha hour of song, reflection and prayers in the presence of the blessed sacrament, will take place on Friday next, … 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