Over the Summer the Migrant Crises in Africa flowing over into Europe has been one of the big stories. Tens of thousands of people, fleeing terror, war and destitution, seeking at great risk a life for themselves and theirfamilies, have been washing up on the shores of Europe. Thousands have died in the attempt. We can take some pride in the work of the men and women of our Naval Service in rescuing those in danger of drowning. We can also take pride in the wise, authoritative voice of our Parishioner, Mr. Peter Sutherland.
Migration and Refugees are a part of the story of human kind on this earth. Refugees and migrants are seeking a place where they can live a human life in peace and dignity. Parish is about people and place. Migrants and Refugees are seeking a place and a people among whom they can live a human life.
The current Sharing The Good News Monthly newsletter by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference for dioceses and parishes is available for download here.
At the request of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Crosscare staff in Dublin have begun working on a draft programme of support for refugees. Crosscare is the social care agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin. Crosscare also plan to work directly with Dublin priests and parishes in co-ordinating appropriate support at local level.
2015 is the Year for Consecrated Life & Pope Francis has encouraged all Religious to “Wake up the World”
Here in the Archdiocese of Dublin Srs. Elizabeth & Louise in the Office for Religious have collaborated on a blog keeping you up to date with news & events throughout this important year.
2,000 people are departing Dublin airport on Monday September 7th Sepember as part of the largest annual pilgrimage to leave Ireland for the French Marian Shrine of Lourdes.
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)