The Society Of St Vincent De Paul Annual Christmas collection will replace the SHARE collection at all Masses over the weekend of 10th/11th December, is of 'critical importance' as the organisation is experiencing a huge increase in calls for assistance.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is asking parishioners throughout the Archdiocese of Dublin to donate food to help stock Crosscare Food Banks in the weeks leading up to Christmas. This is the fourth Annual Diocesan Christmas Food Appeal. Demand on the Food Banks continues to increase and the situation is once again urgent.
The recently Promulgated Vatican Instruction regarding the remains of those who died has been the subject of controversy and comment, much of it of the usual negative kind. The Instruction, like all public statements, wherever they originate, are mediated to us via the news and social media. Media rarely publish the statements themselves, so all we get is commentary.
As young people in our parish we would like to start something new. We hope to create a group of young parishioners where everybody can feel free to bring their own needs and experiences, a group where we can encourage each other as young Christians, grow together in our faith and see God’s purposes for our lives. We want to build all this together ... so as a first step we want all young adults who come to Donnybrook church for Mass to get in touch with your thoughts and ideas and also with your contact details so we can tell you about new events.