We are appealing to Parishioners to bring photographs and memorabilia of events that have taken place there over the years to be exhited as part of the 150 year celebration.
On 26th August 1866 Cardinal Cullen, Archbishop of Dublin,celebrated the opening of the new Church of the Sacred Heart for the Parish of Donnybrook with a High Mass.
We are now one hundred and fifty years since that momentous event in the history of the Church and plans are well advanced for a weekend of celebrations to commemorate that day.
Join the Parish Community in coming together to celebrate our beautiful church and the history of Christian presence in Donnybrook.
Events are finalised for the National Novena to Our Lady of Knock will take place from the 14th – 22nd August. The theme for this year is ‘Merciful like the Father’ in keeping with the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The Novena will open with Most Rev. Bishop Michael Smith and the Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage as well as guest speaker, Mr. Noel Smyth, Businessman and Solicitor who whose talk entitled ‘God and Mammon- doing the right thing’ will explore the topic of business and ethics. As in recent years, workshops will take place daily at 12 noon and 6pm on a range of interesting and contemporary issues.
Our 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.