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pathways imageThe Pathways Programme is geared towards those who wish to explore issues and questions of: faith; ministry; the Church today and the nature of belief, in an environment appropriate to Adult Learning and Adult Faith Development.

WMOF2018 Dublin IrelandAt least three thousand volunteers are needed to assist with the planning and organising of the ninth World Meeting of Families which Pope Francis asked Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to host in Dublin in 2018.  This six-day festival of faith will take place from 21 to 26 August next year with the theme: “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”. 

ExamGod of wisdom:  guide me as I choose questions and in the way I answer them.

God of peace:  keep me calm so that I will do the best that I can.

God of understanding:  help me put all of this into perspective.

I ask these prayers in the name of Jesus, friend of students.


World Communications Day 2017World Communications Day takes place this year on Sunday 28th May.The theme of this year’s message is “Fear not, for I am with you Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time

YouthEventsLife to the Full Book Club. Join other young adults (20’s & 30’s) each week to meditate, share and discuss life, faith, purpose & how to live life to the full.
Ewe Thina: We Walk God’s Way. Want to get fit? Embrace God in nature and build true friendships?
Catholic Young Adult Conference: The Tine Network is partnering with Net Ministries to host a conference on Catholic Youth Ministry in Ireland.
Matt Maher Concert:  The concert will take place in the evening 10th June from 7.30-10.00pm in St. Paul’s in Arran Quay, Dublin,

150 logoSUNDAY 4th June Celebrations at the Church of the Sacred Heart to close the 150th Year Events 10:30am FAMILY MASS 12:00noon MASS CELEBRATION WITH CHOIR Parish Community Fun Day in the Church grounds following the 12noon Mass Entertainment – Music Singers (Harmony Knights) Clown Face Painters, Tented/Gazebo Area and Refreshments!

Laudate FestivalA festival of church music performed by the schools of Donnybrook Parish

Venue: Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook

Date: Thursday, 4th May 2017 Time: 7:30 pm

Sunday ReflectionWe probably don’t realise, cannot realise how much our Lord suffered for us. And certainly we don’t think about it enough. In order to understand it, I think we have to try and imagine what it was like.

watch and prayMirror of Pain, is a musical composition for the organ by Hendrik Andriessen of Five Poems by the Belgian Poet, Henri Gheon. The poems describe the sufferings of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of Mary his Mother. The parish organist, Michael Quinn and Soprano, Pauline Graham, will present 'Watch and Pray' on Holy Thursday, 13th April, at 9.00pm.

7 last wordsThis is a musical reflection on the Passion and Death of Jesus whichinterleaves Scripture Readings of the Seven Last Words with reflections and a seven movement suite for solo organ by Alan Ridout. Each organ piece is a short musical response to the Scripture text. The parish organist, Michael Quinn, will present this will present this on Good Friday, 14th April at 7.30pm.