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Upcoming Events



The Bethany Bereavement Support Group are meeting on Thursday 21st August at 8...



Our 7th Annual International Mass & Festival of Cultures will take place on S...



The annual Parish Excursion takes place this year on Saturday 20th September ...

Thought for the Week

All three readings today speak of the expansive and universal nature of the ‘Kingdom of God.’ Although God set the Hebrew people apart as His chosen race, He included all nations in His plan for salvation and blessed all families of the earth in Abraham (Gen 12:1-3). By declaring through the prophet Isaiah (the first reading), “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples,” God reveals the truth that in His eyes there is no distinction among human beings on the basis of race, or colour.  The long-expected Messianic kingdom was intended not only for the Jews but for all nations as well. Today’s psalm rejects all types of religious exclusivity: "Let all the peoples praise You, O God; …For You judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon the earth, so that Your saving power may be known among all the nations." In the second reading, Paul admits that, although the Jews were the chosen people, most of them denied the promised Messiah, and, consequently, God turned to the Gentiles who received mercy through their faith in Jesus. In the Gospel story, Jesus demonstrates that salvation was meant for the Gentiles as well as for the Jews by healing the daughter of a Gentile woman as a reward for her strong faith. Thus, Jesus shows that God's mercy and love are available to all who call out to Him in faith and are open to His grace.  Fr David

Pastoral Challenges to the Family - Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelisation is an extraordinary document which has sent by the Vatican to all National Bishops Conferences across the world. Pope Francis is asking parishes, people, dioceses, countries to reflect on the questions and make submissions in advance of the Synod of Bishops next year. Find out more by clicking here >>

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 >>

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International Mass & Festival of Cultures

International Mass 2014

Mass Times

  Mon - Fri:   10.00am, 5.45pm (no evening Mass July / August )
  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
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Parish News

Parish News Sunday 17th August 2014 Twen…

      All three readings today speak of the expansive and universal nature of the ‘Kingdom of God.’ Although God set the Hebrew people apart as His chosen race, He included all nations in His plan for...

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Parish News Sunday 10th August 2014 Nine…

                                                  The account of Peter's walking on the water is found only in St...

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Parish News Sunday 3rd August 2014 Eight…

In today’s Gospel, Matthew intentionally contrasts two "banquets": one hosted by Herod which resulted in the death of John the Baptist (Matt 14:1-12), and the feeding of a large crowd by Jesus near the shore...

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Parish News Sunday 27th July 2014 Sevent…

      Jesus concludes a long series of parables about the reign of God in today’s Gospel by praising those wise men and women who have listened carefully, understood and responded to his message. The first reading...

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