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The Church has reopened and the normal schedule of Masses is in operation
Saturday 18.00, Sunday 9.00, 10.30, 12.00 & 17.30 Monday to Friday 7.30 and 10.00, Saturday morning 10.00
Confessions: After the 10am Mass on Saturdays

* Masses will also be available online via the webcam.


The Parish Office has reopened 
to the public
Phone 01-2693926 or email: secretary@donnybrookparish.ie

pope easterPope Francis’ 'Urbi et Orbi message on Easter Sunday challenges us to ban indifference, self-centredness, division and forgetfulness during this time of Covid-19 – and to spread the “contagion” of hope.

P 2019From the womb of Mother Church, the incarnate Son of God is born anew this night. His name is Jesus, which means: “God saves”. The Father, eternal and infinite Love, has sent him into the world not to condemn the world but to save it (cf. Jn 3:17). The Father has given him to us with great mercy. He has given him to everyone. He has given him forever. The Son is born, like a small light flickering in the cold and darkness of the night.
That Child, born of the Virgin Mary, is the Word of God made flesh. The Word who guided Abraham’s heart and steps towards the promised land, and who continues to draw to himself all those who trust in God’s promises. The Word who led the Hebrews on the journey from slavery to freedom and who continues to call the enslaved in every age, including our own, to come forth from their prisons. He is the Word brighter than the sun, made incarnate in a tiny son of man: Jesus the light of the world.

Vocations Sunday 2019 web visualDear Brothers and Sisters,

After the lively and fruitful experience of the Synod devoted to young people last October, we recently celebrated the Thirty-fourth World Youth Day in Panama City.  These two great events allowed the Church to be attentive both to the voice of the Spirit and to the life of young men and women, their questions and concerns, their problems and their hopes.

Building on what I shared with the young people in Panama, I would like to reflect, on this World Day of Prayer for Vocations, on how the Lord’s call makes us bearers of a promise and, at the same time, asks of us the courage to take a risk, with him and for him.  I will do this by reflecting briefly with you on these two aspects – promise and risk – as they appear in the Gospel account of the calling of the first disciples by the sea of Galilee (Mk 1:16-20).


--Pope Francis, World Day of Prayer for Vocations, 2019.

Lent crossLenten Reflection 2019. (Inspired by Edward Hayes)

Come, life giving Spirit and awaken my slumbering heart.

As you breathe upon our wintered earth, calling it to new life,

Awaken me as a child of God and disciple of Jesus in these forty days of  prayer, discipline and thoughtfulness.

Show me how to live the daily things of life with faith and infuse them with the power of your love.

Inspire in me simple acts of love and prayer and real works of reform, renewal and growth.

As you drove Jesus into the desert to be enlightened and empowered for his life and ministry, drive me during Lent to enkindle the fire of my love for God and the things of God.

Let me not waste these precious days of my soul’s springtime.

May Easter find me risen and alive in Christ.

Lent 2019 General imageFor the creation waits with eager longing  for the revealing of the children of God” (Rm 8: 19)

Dear Brothers and Sisters

Each year, through Mother Church, God “gives us this joyful season when we prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery with mind and heart renewed… as we recall the great events that gave us new life in Christ” (Preface of Lent I). We can thus journey from Easter to Easter towards the fulfilment of the salvation we have already received as a result of Christ’s paschal mystery – “for in hope we were saved” (Rom 8:24). This mystery of salvation, already at work in us during our earthly lives, is a dynamic process that also embraces history and all of creation. As Saint Paul says, “the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God” (Rom 8:19). In this perspective, I would like to offer a few reflections to accompany our journey of conversion this coming Lent.

pope cyberbullyingArchbishop Eamon Martin warmly welcomed the content of Pope Francis’ message, published today on the Feast of Saint Francis de Sales, for World Communications Day 2019.  This annual celebration will be marked on Ascension Sunday, 2 June.  This year’s theme: ‘We are members one of another (Eph 4:25) From social network communities to the human community’ highlights the importance of the internet and social media as a resource, but also emphasises the risks that accompany it, in terms of the sharing of authentic information and the increase of cyberbullying among young people.

In his message today, Pope Francis tells us that, “the metaphor of the net recalls another meaningful image: the community”, but that at present, “social network communities are not automatically synonymous with community”.  A community is one that thrives on mutual listening and dialogue.  Pope Francis notes in particular that “young people are the ones most exposed to the illusion that the social web can completely satisfy them on a relational level.  There is the dangerous phenomenon of young people becoming ‘social hermits’ who risk alienating themselves completely from society.  This dramatic situation reveals a serious rupture in the relational fabric of society, one we cannot ignore.”  He goes on to say that, “while governments seek legal ways to regulate the web and to protect the original vision of a free, open and secure network, we all have the possibility and the responsibility to promote its positive use.”  Pope Francis suggests that a possible answer can be drawn from the words of Saint Paul, “Therefore, putting away falsehood, speak the truth, each to his neighbour, for we are members one of another” (Eph 4:25).

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Saint Of The Day

19 June 2021

  • St. Romuald: Saint of the Day for Saturday, June 19, 2021
    St. Romuald was born at Ravenna about the year 956. In spite of an infinite desire for virtue and sanctity, his early life was wasted in the service of the world and its pleasures. Then one day, obliged by his father, Sergius, to be present at a duel fought by him, he beheld him slay his adversary. The crime made such an impression upon him that he determined to expiate it for forty days, as though it were entirely his own. For this purpose he retired to a Benedictine monastery of St....