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Upcoming Events



The annual SVP Clothing Appeal takes place next weekend 5th/6th September wit...



Wed 2nd Sept - There is an afternoon of Bowling & Music from 2:30pm onwards in t...



The monthly lunchtime Ecumenical Prayers will take place on Tuesday 8th Septe...

Thought for the Week

If today’s Gospel was all we considered, we might wonder if Jesus was anti-tradition, which was not the case. As harsh as Jesus’ criticisms are in today’s reading, his grace and love are even sweeter. Maybe this is a good way for all of us to look at tradition.  Respect for tradition is good.  Elevating tradition to the level of God’s Word is not.  Following traditions that express Christ’s gospel message and demonstrating why the Gospel is so important to us is good.  Following traditions because that’s just the way things are done around here is not.  Traditions ought not to become additions or substitutes to God’s Word.  Traditions, whether ancient or relatively new, are simply another way for us to proclaim, imitate and follow Christ’s unconditional love, hope and forgiveness and be conduits of this living message to all. If we take a little moment to look back over our own faith journey we could possibly identify three or maybe four people at pivotal and formative points in our lives who have been an inspiration, mentor or guide to our faith. Was this because of their stringent adherence to tradition or because of their inspirational living out of the Gospel message? A question to think on this week – When today’s generation of children/youth reach middle age and take their moment to look back on their journey … who will be those people they will remember and thank as ones who inspired, mentored or guided their faith? Will you be one?

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>>

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Live Audio Broadcast of Services

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 International Mass & Festival of Cultures

International mass Invite Poster 2015


Our Sunday mass schedule is changed 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 30th August 2015 Twenty Seco…

      If today’s Gospel was all we considered, we might wonder if Jesus was anti-tradition, which was not the case. As harsh as Jesus’ criticisms are in today’s reading, his grace and love are even sweeter....

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Parish News 9th August 2015 Nineteenth S…

    “NO ONE CAN COME TO ME UNLESS DRAWN BY THE FATHER”  In the gospel, Jesus calls for a very different kind of response. He speaks of this response initially as coming to him. To come to...

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Parish News 2 August 2015 Eighteenth Sun…

          THEY SAID TO HIM: “SIR, GIVE US THIS BREAD ALWAYS” This week we hear the first part of Jesus’ dialogue on the ‘Bread of Life’ which continues for the next few Sunday’s. Jesus states that it was...

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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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