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good citizen esther mcgrathOur parishioner Esther McGrath won the Dublin City Good Citizen Award in the Age Friendly Category. This category recognising the work of older volunteers, or those who provide services for older people e.g. a person who looks out for and visits an older neighbour.

WMF first collectionPope Francis has chosen Ireland to host the 9th World Meeting of Families during 2018. The dates and theme of the Meeting will be announced by Pope Francis himself.

Father John Sullivan SJ JesuitsPope Francis has approved the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan (1861-1933).  The Holy Father approved the decree that authenticated a miracle attributed to Father Sullivan at an audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Many miracles have been attributed to the Jesuit priest who was baptised into the Church of Ireland (his father’s tradition) and who became a Roman Catholic (his mother’s tradition) in the second half of his life.

Brussels attacksThe Ambassador of Belgium, His Excellency Philippe Roland, invites you to an Ecumenical Service of Remembrance to mark the month’s memory of the tragic deaths in Brussels on Tuesday 22nd March.

faithfestThe Faithfest Team are delighted to announce that Faithfest8 is on Friday 11th March, 6pm – 9.30pm. Faithfest is an event for teenagers which aims to help build a sense of a peer community, explore faith, and encounter an experience of Welcome, Belonging, Discipleship, Worship and Prayer in a creative and fun atmosphere. It is shaping up to be our best one yet with a Brilliant Band, Super Speakers and Wonderful Workshops.

Popes intentionsTraditionally, Christians pray for the Pope's intentions that are publish on a monthly basis. However, from now on, Pope Francis will be announcing these intentions online.

Paris a Dublin Commemoration

Paris: a Dublin Commemoration, Donnybrook Church, Sunday December 13th 2015

a reflection: courage in a time of fragility by Michael Jackson, Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin

Jubilee Year of MercyThe Jubilee of Mercy will be inaugurated by Pope Francis on 8 December 2015 in Rome when he will open the Holy Door of Mercy in St. Peter’s Basilica.

An Advent Pack has been prepared and is availabe in the church.

ServiceofRemembranceTo mark the Month’s Mind, an Ecumenical Service of Remembrance for those killed in Paris on Friday 13th November 2015 will be held in the Church of the Sacred Heart on Sunday 13th December at 3:00 pm.

Hosted by the French Community in Ireland and the Parish of Donnybrook.


ARCHBISHOP Diarmuid Martin LAUNCHES FOOD APPEAL 1 1For the third year in a row, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has asked the parishioners of Dublin to donate food to help stock food banks which provide for those struggling especially in the weeks before Christmas.

Please bring non-perishable food items ONLY to the Church, any Sunday during Mass times or on weekdays to the Parish Centre during office hours (Monday to Friday: 9am – 1pm). News Feed