Donnybrook Parish

Church of the Sacred Heart Web Site

Donnybrook Parish

Broc’s Blog

Marriage, Family and Society.

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.

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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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Upcoming Events


02.06.2015 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm




06.06.2015 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm


08.06.2015 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm


14.06.2015 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Saint Of The Day

  • Saint Bernard of Montjoux
    Saint Bernard of Montjoux was probably born in Italy. He became a priest, was made Vicar General of Aosta, and spent more than four decades doing missionary work in the Alps. Bernard became patron and protector of skiers because of his four decades spent in missionary work throughout the Alps. The dog breed known as "St. Bernards" get their name from the Great St Bernard Hospice which our Saint founded.