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Pope FrancisPope Francis invited Christians to live the Advent season preparing for Christmas by asking for the grace of keeping the faith.

Pope Francis on Monday shone the spotlight on the second week of Advent urging believers to ask for the grace to prepare themselves with faith to celebrate Christmas.

InOurHandsDuring our Parish Gathering on 10th October, 2018, we considered the pastoral future of our parish community.

The Parish Pastoral Council sincerely thank the 120 people who attended and participated through the process of reflection, discussion and articulation of views.

The Parish Pastoral Council considered the responses and from them we have identified four pastoral priorities.

Downlod fthe Donnybrook Parish Gathering Booklet Dec 2018.

appeal banner Xmas2017 2The Society Of St Vincent De Paul Annual Christmas collection "Christmas is not the same for everyone" will replace the SHARE collection at all Masses over the weekend of 8th/9th December, is of 'critical importance' as the organisation is experiencing a huge increase in calls for assistance.

Photos of toysThe annual St Vincent de Paul Society Toy Mass will take place at the Family Mass on Sunday 9th December. Toys must be new, no electrical items and brought unwrapped in a gift bag as the toys need to be first checked and then wrapped.
Donation of toys will be accepted at all Masses and these toys will be given to the St Vincent de Paul Society for distribution to children in need.

world family meeting 2018A fifth national Collection to help defray the costs of the recent World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis will take place in all churches in Ireland this weekend 10 and 11 November. In the Archdiocese of Dublin, this will replace the normal second collection for Share.  Archbishop Martin would be very grateful for your support in promoting this collection.

InOurHandsThis is an opportunity for a conversation on the pastoral future of our parish community – with time for reflection and a positive focus on how we can develop and grow.  When: 10th October 2018 at 7:30pm promptly in Old Wesley RFC, Donnybrook.

World Mental Health Day 10th October 201610 October marks World Mental Health Day around the world.  The theme is “Young people and mental health in a changing world.”

World Mental Health Day is a time to raise awareness of mental illness and to encourage us to mind our minds, and to look out for those around us.

child protectionSunday, 23rd September 2018 - The Representative in this parish, Roddy Stafford, with Mgr Lorcan O’Brien and the Parish Pastoral Council ensure that diocesan safeguarding policies and practices are followed in this parish. Safeguarding is all the things we do to ensure that children and vulnerable adults are protected from harm. We were trained for this role we have access to advice and support from the diocesan Child Safeguarding and Protection Service.

school bags 2To mark the start of the school year we had a blessing of school bags at the family mass on Sunday 16th September.  We asked for God’s blessing on all our schools, our students, our teachers and other staff members as they prepare to begin a new school year.