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 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.

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

Mass Times

Church of Mary Immaculate, Refuge of Sinners

Weekdays 10.00am
No Mass on Wednesdays
Saturday (Vigil) 6.00pm
Sunday 9.00am
6.00pm (Folk Group)

Prayers For Home

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.

Exam Prayer 

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.


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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PETERS PENCE Collection 2/3 July

June 26, 2022

The Annual PETERS PENCE Collection will be held next weekend Sat 2nd and Sunday 3rd July and will replace the usual Share collection. The Peter’s Pence Collection provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world.

Young Adult Group Hike

June 20, 2022

The Young Adult Group (18-40) is walking Bray Head together on Sunday 3rd July.

We will meet at Rathmines Church for Mass at 9am and walk to the DART Station where we will catch the DART to Bray for a Rosary walk & some ice-cream!

All are welcome to join us!

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July & August 2022 Schedule Change

June 20, 2022

For the months of July & August, there will be No Sunday Mass at 6pm (Folk Mass) and No Youth Led Holy Hour on Tuesday evenings.

The remainder of the parish schedule will remain the same.

Young Adult Group (18-40) 30th June

June 10, 2022

Our Young Adult group (‘Young Adult Rathmines’ 18-40) meets every second Thursday in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8pm for a ‘Multilingual Rosary’ and a Social night.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 30th June. All are welcome! 😀

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RETURN OF SUMMER DUES from Sunday 19th June

June 10, 2022

Archbishop Farrell is inviting parishioners to contribute again this year to a Summer Dues collection for the support of priests, beginning on the weekend of 19th June. The ‘Summer Dues Envelope’ will help with the Common Fund and will be taken in the same way as Christmas and Easter Dues, giving parishioners an opportunity to…

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