Welcome to our Parish

We want to make it easy for everyone to know what is happening in our parish and how to join us in worship. Our parish website is our online way of extending an invitation to all who want to be part of our Christian community.

The website includes Mass Times, Parish News, Homilies and Contact Details. Read more about the history of Rathmines Parish here. We also make it easy for you to donate to our parish with a secure and easy to use Online Donations page.

Rathmines Parish works in partnership with Rathgar Parish. Click the Rathgar logo below to visit our sister website.




Thanks to all who support the work of Rathmines Parish. All are welcome in this place. Fáilte.

Mass Times

Church of Mary Immaculate, Refuge of Sinners

Monday 6pm
Tuesday 10am
Thursday 10am
Friday 10am
Saturday (Vigil) 6.00pm
Sunday 9.00am
6.00pm (Folk Group)


BUS CORRIDOR/BUS GATE Message to Parishioners

June 2, 2023



Dear Parishioners/Friends of Rathmines,

I would like to bring to your attention that the National Transport Authority (NTA) have made an application to An Bord Pleanála for approval of the proposed Templeogue/Rathfarnham to city centre bus corridor. NTA documentation may be viewed and downloaded at www.templeoguerathfarnhamscheme.ie. Submissions/observations on this…

Summer Dues collection

June 2, 2023

The Summer Dues collection for the support of priests will take place again this year from next weekend 10th/11th June. Envelopes will be available from the back of the church.


Feast Of Corpus Christi – First Holy Communion Invitation

June 2, 2023

All children who made their First Communion this year are warmly invited to participate in an Entrance Procession at the 11am mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi next Sunday 11 June.


Organ Recitals Rathmines Church

May 25, 2023

Organ Recitals are taking place in  Rathmines Church for the month of June on Wednesday’s at 8pm – 9pm.


Weds 7th June 2023: Gerard Gillen (Titular Organist Emeritus, St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral)

Weds 14th June 2023: Aleksandr Nisse (Organist St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin)

Weds 21st June 2023: Judit Máté (With Gyula Nagy, Baritone)

Weds 28th June 2023: David Adams (Organist Christ Church Taney, Dundrum)



Il Coro Italiano di Dublin Concert Rathgar Church

May 25, 2023

Il Coro Italiano di Dublin presents A Joycean Serenade on 14th June at 7:30pm in The Church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar.

Guest soloists; Soprano Ami Hewitt and Tenor James McCraneor.

Refreshments included in ticket price of €20.

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Novena to the Holy Spirit

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Year of Vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood

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Prayers For Home

Lord, I know you are with me and love me.
Give me peace of mind as I prepare for this time of study.
Help me to focus on my books and notes.
Keep me from all distractions so that I will make

the best use of this time that is available to me.
Give me insight that I might understand what I am studying,
and help me to remember it when the time comes.
Above all, I thank you for the ability to be able to study
and for the many gifts and talents you have given me.
Help me always to use them in such a way
that they honour you and do justice to myself.


The Building Hope Prayer

Pilgrim God, we give you thanks and praise.
You constantly journey with us even in our darkness and doubts.
We seek your way of loving kindness to walk together as one family.
Open our eyes to recognise you in the faces of one another,
in the breaking of bread and in the splendour of creation.
May the risen Christ sow seeds of hope and new life deep within us.
May our hearts and minds be filled with your Word,
bringing forth truth, justice and peace.
May the Holy Spirit working in and through us do much more
than we can dare to imagine
as we live out our baptismal calling in humble and loving service.
We make this our prayer through Christ Our Lord.

Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us.
St Laurence O’Toole, pray for us.
St Kevin, pray for us.
St Brigid, pray for us.

My Jesus, I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love you above all things, and long for You in my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come into my heart.
As though you have already come, I embrace You and unite myself entirely to you;
never permit me to be separated from you.


Every day I need you Lord, but this day especially I need some extra strength to face whatever us to come.
This day more than any other day I need to feel you near me, to fortify my courage and overcome my fear.

By myself, I cannot meet the challenge of the hour.
How much frail human creatures need Higher Power sustaining them in all that life may bring. And so, Lord, hold my trembling hand.
Be with me Lord this day, to know your guiding hand at work in all, to know your Blessed Presence ever near.

O Sacrament most holy,
O Sacrament divine,
All praise and all thanksgiving
Be every moment Thine.

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
to whom God's love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side,
to light and guard, to rule and guide.

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'Building Hope in 2023' A Message from Archbishop Farrell

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Youth Led Holy Hour with Prayer and Music

Rathmines Parish hosts a weekly Youth Led Holy Hour with prayer, music and time for reflection
every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. 

All are most welcome to attend or join us via the Parish Webcam.

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