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Parish Notices 13/14 July 2024

Parish Discernment – Sat 13th July – As you may have heard last weekend we’re planning a time of prayer and discernment for the future of our parish on Sat 13th July starting with Mass at 10am in Donabate church, then moving to the parish hall from 10:30 to 1pm, where the time will be facilitated by Peter Siney from the Office for   Mission & Ministry in the Diocese.

We would love if you could join us for this very special time of entrusting the future of our parish to the Lord and seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our next steps.


Blessing of Graves 2024

Friday 19th July @ 3pm                                      St. Ita’s Cemetery, Portrane

Saturday 20th July @ 3 pm                                 St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Portrane

Saturday 20th July @ 4 pm                           Donabate Old Cemetery (beside Donabate Parish Hall)

Sunday 21st July @ 3.30 pm                         Donabate Cemetery, Portrane Road

(Mass will be celebrated with Blessing of Graves)

Car parking will be available at Donabate      Portrane Community Centre.

Please co-operate with our Cemetery Gate  Management.

It would be great if we could have a few more volunteers to assist with the gate management at the Cemetery Sunday Mass on Sunday 21st July.   If you have 2 hours to spare to help, please leave your details with one of the Priests or at the parish office.

Change of arrangements for Adoration Friday 19th July – As there is a wedding taking place next Friday, 19th July, Eucharistic Adoration will be held from approx 3:00pm to 6pm.

Alpha Courses starting September – We are delighted to announce our next Alpha courses will be running this Autumn! Follow our new  dedicated Alpha Facebook and Instagram pages for course news and updates. Check out the  following links:




Youth Adult Faith Fellowship – We would like to invite new members to join our new Young Adult Faith  Fellowship in our parish – this is an  opportunity to connect with other young adults aged 18-30, to grow more in faith, study scripture, and socialise. The group will meet every Wednesday    evening and is open to anyone aged 18-30. For more information or to be added to the Whatsapp group please contact Sarah at


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.


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.

Donabate Memory Café held the last Wednesday of each Month in the Donabate Community Centre.  The Memory Café includes information talks, music, games and refreshments.                                                                             



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