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Thousands of years before the birth of Christ, people were in awe of all that this special season brings – new life, new growth, new hope In Ireland, our pagan ancestors celebrated the rites of spring, marking in particular the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.

belgian bus crash massOn the evening of Thursday, 22nd March 2012, at the request of the Belgian Ambassador, H.E. Robert Devriese, a solemn Mass of Remembrance was offered in the Sacred Heart Church, Donnybrook.

Most of us will remember Fr. Julius Shibanda who worked as a curate in Donnybrook from September 2009 to August 2010.

The Parish debt at 30th June 2011 was €19,830 compared to €33,860 last year. The reduction was mainly due to the saving of €14,020 generated during the year.

"As the Father Has Sent Me, So I Send You"

VATICAN CITY, JAN. 25, 2011 ( Here is a translation of Benedict XVI's message for World Mission Sunday, which will be observed Oct. 23. The message, titled "As the Father Has Sent Me, So I Send You" (John 20:21), was published today by the Vatican press office.

volunteersBetween 2,000 to 3,000 volunteers will be required to assist in organising the Congress. Volunteers are needed in a wide range of roles. Initially volunteers are required to help plan and organise the programme while others will be needed to recruit, train and manage the volunteer workforce.

NewMissalThe New Roman Missal will come into full use on the First Sunday of Advent at the end of November. From next weekend (10th/11th September) we will begin to phase in the new translations of the people’s prayers and responses at Mass. These changes will be in the Missalettes from next weekend.

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The 50th International Eucharistic Congress is a week long programme of events, linking faith and culture, with a particular focus on the gathering of people of every nation, language and way of life around the table of the Lord. We are busy preparing an agenda which will offer a wide range of possibilities

Dear Parishioners, It is over a year and a half since I arrived in Donnybrook as your Parish Priest in September 2009. I greatly appreciate the warm welcome I have received and gradually I am getting to know you all! Before the summer holiday season begins, I want to communicate with you regarding a number of matters:

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