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Upcoming Events



Feast of St Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, at Gardiner Street Church ...



The Annual Parish Excursion takes place this year on Saturday 12th September ...



Rathmines Parish Pilgrimage In the Footsteps of St Paul – Rome Mon 21st ...

Thought for the Week

Today in the Gospel we recall a story told by John at a gathering for the Eucharist on a Sunday nearly 2000 years ago. The multiplication of the loaves and fish is the only miracle story that John shares with the other gospels, though John’s account differs in some small ways. He tells us these events take place just before the feast of Passover making a connection with the story when God fed the Israelites in the wilderness. He also highlights that the boy brings five ‘barley loaves’ which was the bread of the poor. Finally, we are told that twelve baskets of scraps are gathered up so that nothing may be lost.

  • Like the crowds we gather at the Eucharist to hear the good news, the message of Jesus.
  • Like those crowds we gather as a community of faith to be fed from his hands.
  • Like on that hillside, Jesus takes our loaves, our gifts, gives thanks to the Father, and gives to all of us who are ready to be fed by him.
  • Like on that hillside, we know that this food with which he feeds us is precious, and that it is food for the whole world.
  • Like those who have seen this sign we are compelled by the Eucharist to bring this good news to others. The communion celebrated does not end when the final hymn is sung!

It is not given to us to perform miracles like Jesus but perhaps that is as it should be. In a world where there is so much need, we have a great deal to give. God still needs us to do the same and still guarantees that if we do, great things will happen! Be Eucharist for others.

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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 Important Notice - Mass Schedule Change

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Our Sunday mass schedule is changing on August 1st with 4 Sunday masses instead of 6. These are:  Vigil Saturday 7pm & Sunday's 9am, 11am and 6pm Folk masses.

Mass Times

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


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 26th July 2015 Seventeenth S…

    Today in the Gospel we recall a story told by John at a gathering for the Eucharist on a Sunday nearly 2000 years ago. The multiplication of the loaves and fish is the only miracle...

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Parish News 19th July 2015 Sixteenth Sun…

    “He had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them”… (Mark 6:34)  Jesus’ heart was moved with pity for those people who were “sheep without a shepherd. Sheep without...

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Parish News 12th July 2015 Fifteenth Sun…

  "He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two"… Why did Jesus send the Apostles in pairs? Because according to Jewish law, two witnesses were needed to pronounce a truth. Going two...

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Parish News Sunday 5th July 2015 Fourtee…

  ‘On the Sabbath he began to teach in the Synagogue’ The first reaction of the people in the Synagogue to Jesus' words was one of astonishment.    St. Luke says they were "amazed at the gracious words that came...

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