Fr. Martin Clarke who has died aged 66, was a priest of the Dublin diocese, an urbane pastor who helped rebuild confidence in the Catholic Church after a period of great turbulence.
At this time of year as we approach the end of October and become more and more aware of the shorter daytime and the darker evenings, we notice in the fall of the late autumn leaves the harbinger of winter and the death of the world of Nature.
The newly printed weekly maintenance envelopes will be ready for collection next weekend in the sacristy; they can also be collected from the office during the week.
When I first visited Fr. Julius Shibanda in September 2011 (click here for details), I could only remain in his parish of Kachibora for Three days. However this was sufficient to give me a “taste” for the area and with a promise of “I will be back".
This is our parish, our local Christian community. The Sacred Heart Church, 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
Fr. Kevin Doran (Administrator)