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Parish Notices 29 & 30 January 2022

We celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on Wednesday 2 February at the 10 Mass.  During the Mass Candles will be Blessed.  We welcome you to take a candle at the end of Mass and if you would like to make donation, please place in the basket provided.

We celebrate the Feast of the St. Blaise on Thursday 3 February and during the Mass there will be Blessing of Throats.

Family Offering – The New Family Offering Boxes due to commence on Sunday 6 February are ready for collection from the Parish Office.  We ask all who help with delivering the Boxes to call to the Parish Office during the coming week.  We thank you all for your ongoing support.

Annual Mass of Remembrance – Sunday 6 February at 5 pm we will celebrate our Annual Mass of Remembrance for all children who died before or after birth, recently or in the distant past.  A special book of remembrance will be placed in front of the Altar and we invite and encourage you to enter the name of your child in the book. 

Maranatha – our February Maranatha hour of song, reflection and prayers in the presence of the blessed sacrament, will take place on Friday next, 4th  Feb, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm in St. Patrick’s Church and will also be broadcast on our parish webcam ( ). 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 by next Thursday if possible.

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.  Please see the notice for contact details on the parish website.

Tap & Donate – We thank all who have been using our Tap & Donate machine at the main door of the Church.  €840 was received for the month of December.  60% goes to the First Collection for the priests and retired priests of the Diocese and 40% goes to the Share Collection.  Please note that the parish will have no record of any donation made through the Tap and Donate machine as the machine cannot record your details. 

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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