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.
Traditionally, Christians pray for the Pope's intentions that are publish on a monthly basis. However, from now on, Pope Francis will be announcing these intentions online.
Paris: a Dublin Commemoration, Donnybrook Church, Sunday December 13th 2015
a reflection: courage in a time of fragility by Michael Jackson, Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin
The Jubilee of Mercy will be inaugurated by Pope Francis on 8 December 2015 in Rome when he will open the Holy Door of Mercy in St. Peter’s Basilica.
An Advent Pack has been prepared and is availabe in the church.
For the third year in a row, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has asked the parishioners of Dublin to donate food to help stock food banks which provide for those struggling especially in the weeks before Christmas.
Please bring non-perishable food items ONLY to the Church, any Sunday during Mass times or on weekdays to the Parish Centre during office hours (Monday to Friday: 9am – 1pm).
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)