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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.

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.

crosscare logoThe annual collection for the Community and Homeless Services of ‘Crosscare’ – the Social Support Agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin -  will take place at all Masses this weekend, 15th and 16th September. It will replace the usual SHARE collection at the Offertory of the Mass

VC logoViatores Christi offers an excellent training programme called Venture, delivered twice a year which aims to prepare prospective development workers, missionaries or volunteers for working and living in a developing country. The next training programme start on 22nd September 2018.

lumenop logoThe Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality is a two-year part-time evening programme run by Lumen · Dominican Centre, Sion Hill Campus, Blackrock. The programme takes place on Thursday evenings from 7.00–9.30pm and there are six Saturday workshops each year from 10.00am–4.00pm. Students complete fifteen modules each year which deal with key issues in spiritual development. The programme involves a combination of teaching by experienced lecturers, group discussion and the use of journaling. This combination assists participants to integrate course material into their experience. There is no end of year or final exam.

Social Justice in St Pauls Arran Quay logoYCW and SMA invite young adults (18-35 years) to ‘Building a Just Society’, an Autumn 2018 series of social justice events in St Paul’s, Arran Quay.

Season of CreationThe Season of Creation is celebrated throughout the Christian world from 1st September to 4th October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church since Pope Francis established 1st September as an annual “World Day of Prayer” for the care of Creation.
This year’s Season of Creation has the theme of “walking together”.

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