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Journeying Together in Living God’s Dream for his People - The Synod on the Family

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.”


Welcome To Donnybrook Parish

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)

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Saint Of The Day

  • St. Catherine Laboure at an early age entered the community of the Daughters of Charity, in Paris, France. On November 27, 1830 the lady showed St. Catherine the medal of the Immaculate Conception, now universally known as the "Miraculous Medal."