This coming year a constitutional referendum on Marriage is planned with the stated aim of extending the possibility of marriage to same sex couples. The reason given is to accord to same sex couples the same rights in law as heterosexual couples. Arrangements for marriage have had a very varied history in law over the centuries and in different cultures, polygamy, concubinage, bethrothal, arranged marriages, child marriages and so on. It took many centuries before the current understanding of marriage, emerged, a stable relationship for life established between one man and one woman of mature age, by the free decision and mutual consent of both parties. Christian revelation has been very influential in this development. It is now to be proposed to change one part of that understanding, that marriage is between a man and woman.Read more ...
The Adult Choir The Donnybrook Church adult choir sings at the noon Mass each Sunday, and at other times of the Church year most notably the Easter ceremonies and Christmas celebrations.
Presently we have 31 very friendly and welcoming members in the choir. Catherine Killoran, our choir director, inspires us and keeps us in good humour (and usually in tune).
In 2014 the first Ecumenical Bible Week was held in Dublin, running from Pentecost Sunday to Trinity Sunday. The experiment was deemed successful enough to encourage the organisers to learn from that experience and to run another “EBW” in 2015.
This year, the overall topic is “What is the Spirit saying to the Churches?”
The Annual Global Rosary Relay idea is a simple one: in that each of the 84 participating shrines in 46 countries prays a particular mystery of the Rosary at a particular half hour on the day in thanksgiving to God for our priests and to implore the protection and loving care of Our Lady, Mother of all priests, for all her priestly sons. With the coming of midnight on the 12th June 2015, the entire world, by then, will have been encircled in prayer for our priests on this The Annual Rosary Relay Day.
Come and chat with groups providing charitable services across Dublin, to learn how you can share your life or professional experience as a volunteer. Organisations such as Barnardos and Crosscare are looking forward to speaking with you.
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)