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Faithcast visual 12 December 2019Faithcast is the weekly faith podcast presented by Brenda Drumm and is a mixture of interviews, news and stories of faith from the Catholic Church in Ireland. You can listen to the podcast here.

sdropIf we look at the news this week, these present days may seem bleak, it seems that as these dark January days progress the news seems to get more wretched and hard to hear.

csw2020Catholic Schools Week 2020 will take place this year from Sunday 26 January – Sunday 2 February on the theme ‘Catholic Schools: Living in Harmony with God’s Creation’.  

EpiphanyToday is the feast of the Epiphany. This day traditionally marks the day that the three wise men arrived with their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for baby Jesus. It is a special day in the Church’s calendar as it celebrates the announcement that Jesus was born and officially brings the season of Christmas to a close.

christmas giftsBefore you start looking for the receipts to exchange unwanted presents from yesterday, why not put them to really good use, by supporting one of Dublin’s busiest homeless charities?

Goal Mile DonnybrookGOAL Mile is held at Christmas, in villages, towns and cities across Ireland.
In Donnybrook the GOAL Mile is in Herbert Park St. Stephen's Day from 10:00am to 12 Noon

Photos of toysThe annual St Vincent de Paul Society Toy Mass will take place at the 10:30am Family Mass on Sunday 15th December. We would be delighted if you could bring a present with you to the Mass for a child in need this Christmas.

NM 2019Last week marked the 6th anniversary of the death of a man who tried to make our world a more equal and fair place, Nelson Mandela who once said ‘ Im not a saint, unless a saint is a sinner who keeps on trying’.

Donnybrook Advent2nd Sunday of Advent (8th Dec) @ 3.30pm: Advent service with Children's Choir, St Mary's School Choir,  readings by the children and carols by candlelight

Tuesday 10 December @ 7.30-8.30pm:  Adults' Advent reflection service with spiritual direction from Fr Gerard Ryan SJ and music by Deirdre Seaver  

3rd Sunday of Advent (15th Dec) : @ 10.30am Family Mass: SVDP Toy Appeal 
@ 5.30pm Mass: Sandymount Gospel Choir

faith 4045660 960 720Have you ever stopped to consider that: Every night we go to bed without any guarantee that we will wake up in the morning but we set our alarm clocks anyway to wake us up. That is hope. News Feed