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Upcoming Events



Stations of the Cross takes place each Friday during Lent after the 10am mornin...



Women’s World Day of Prayer takes place next Friday 6th March



Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place on Friday 6th March (First...

Thought for the Week

The Fathers of the Church tell us that among the twelve apostles, Jesus selected three - Peter (the first Pope), James (the first bishop of Jerusalem) and John (the youngest and traditionally, the most mystical) to be part of his most intimate of apostles.  When they get towards the top of Mt. Tabor, Jesus is transfigured before them.  Jesus is flanked by Elijah, who represents the prophets and Moses, who represents the law.  Jesus, in the midst of these two, reveals himself as the fulfilment of the law and the prophets.  Notice, that the new law of love is not just a legal code - it is a person.  Jesus asks us to live in His love and we do this most appropriately when we receive Holy Communion. Jesus appears to the three apostles in the same way that he would have appeared to them on Easter Sunday - in a glorified state.  This moment is a pledge of future glory that Jesus promises to all believers.  We even have a voice, the voice of the Father, affirming that in fact, Jesus the Lord is His only Son whom we should listen to.  Jesus showed these three apostles the future glory of the resurrection in order to steady their faith, which would have been devastated on Good Friday.  The purpose of Lent is to let God transform us and so experience our own moment of transfiguration. Fr David

We are keen to enrol and train a new group of altar servers over the next few weeks. Those who have recently celebrated their First Communion are particularly welcome. Training for new altar servers will be provided by Josephine Bennett and Lester Barlow, who have both participated in Diocesan child safeguarding training. Parents of children, who would like to become altar servers, are invited to pick up a parental authorisation form from the parish office or the sacristy.

We urgently need volunteers for church cleaning, Web Committee, Youth Initiative Group and drivers for meals on wheels.

Find out ways in which you can be involved more in your parish!

To download a directory of all the Community Organisations and Charities in the Rathmines Area compiled by the Parish and by World Missions Ireland Click Here>>

Read a Guide to this week's Gospel here >>

Live Audio Broadcast of Services

Press the 'Play' button to hear services live from Rathmines Parish Church. (There will be no sound unless there is a mass or other service taking place).


 Something Different for Lent

This is a DIY retreat in Lent for busy people based on the Sunday Gospel for each week of Lent– That requires nothing but a little bit of Time!

  • For each of the Six Sundays of Lent there is a Reflection Sheet & a Bookmark that can be printed out (from the link below) or be picked up from the back of the Church for you to take and use (or indeed emailed to people is you so wish)

The observant will notice that there are 5 themes & six weeks – The sixth week, Palm Sunday will be a culmination of the 5 themes as we lead into Easter week. Enjoy

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Something Different for Lent - Week 1

Bookmark SDFL Wk1

Something Different for Lent - Wk2

Bookmark SDFL Wk2

Mass Times

  Mon - Fri:   10.00am
  Sat:   10.00am, 7.00pm Vigil
  Sun:   09.00am, 11.00am,
      12.30pm, 6.00pm (Folk Mass),
      7.30pm (Taize)


Contact Us

Parish Office Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri: 10.00am - 12noon
52 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
Phone: 497 1531
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Parish News

Parish News Sunday 1st March 2015 Second…

    The Fathers of the Church tell us that among the twelve apostles, Jesus selected three - Peter (the first Pope), James (the first bishop of Jerusalem) and John (the youngest and traditionally, the most mystical)...

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Parish News Sunday 22nd February 2015 Fi…

  The desert was the birthplace of the people of God of the first covenant. The Hebrew people who escaped from Egypt as scattered tribes arrived in the Promised Land as one nation under God. It...

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Parish News Sunday 15th February 2015 Si…

    Today’s Scripture lessons teach us that the sick and the maimed are, for us, not to be objects of scorn, but potential reservoirs of God's mercy. St. Francis of Assisi, for instance, understood this. At...

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Parish News Sunday 8th February 2015 Fif…

    In today’s Gospel we hear how Jesus finds Peter's mother-in-law confined to bed because of a fever. When he is told about it, he immediately goes to see her, takes her by the hand, raises...

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