Just over a year ago, Pope Francis announced his intention to hold an extraordinary meeting of the Synod of Bishops on ‘Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelisation’. A Synod of the Church is a process of seeking discernment. In his homily at the opening Mass, Pope Francis said, “Synod assemblies are not meant to discuss beautiful and clever ideas.... They are meant ........ tohelp realise God’s dream, his loving plan for his people. In this case the Lord is asking us to care for the family, which has been from the beginning an integral part of his loving plan.” He went on to say“We can thwart God’s dream if we fail to let ourselves be guided by the Holy Spirit.”Read more...
Do This in Memory is a parish based programme of preparation for First Communion centred in the parish celebration of the Sunday Eucharist and in the home. The programme resources are designed to facilitate parents, families and the parishes’ active involvement in the preparation for the sacrament.
Lord, God of Abraham, God of the Prophets, God of Love,
you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters.
Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace;
enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister.
This September (7th to 12th) the Dublin Diocesan to Lourdes has an allocation of 176 places on the Special Section for the Sick. The sick pilgrims are accommodated in the Accueil Notre Dame which is situated close to the Grotto, and are cared for by voluntary doctors, nurses and helpers from all over the Diocese. At Easter approximately 30 children will travel to Lourdes with the Dublin Diocesan Children’s Pilgrimage..
This is our parish, our local Christian community. The Church of the Sacred Heart, in the heart of the Donnybrook village, is the focal point for our worshipping community.
Whether you have lived here for many years or have recently moved here does not matter; you are currently part of a welcoming and caring faith community.
The web site has been developed to present helpful information and a sense of belonging. It is also an invitation to become involved at some level in the life of the parish and to use your talents in the service of others.
Wishing you every blessing
Mgr Lorcan O’Brien (Administrator)