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

Covid-19 Update

Public worship is continuing in pods of 50.

Volunteer stewards are present at Sunday Masses to ensure our safe return to worship.

Please note you do not need make a booking in order to attend Mass but we ask that
you continue to adhere to social distancing and wear a face mask when you enter the Church.

We are very much delighted to be gathering as a community of faith once again.

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Prayers For Home

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen

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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Church Improvement

September 10, 2021

We are delighted to let parishioners know that the pews in our church have been upgraded with new cushions. We hope that you will all find them comfortable and a practical and aesthetic addition to our beautiful church.

Pastoral Letter on Climate Crisis by Archbishop Dermot Farrell

September 9, 2021

Publication of a Pastoral Letter on Climate Crisis by Archbishop Dermot Farrell

We are living on the edge of huge historical change. Our common home, indeed our…

Guided Pilgrimages at Lough Derg

September 9, 2021

A guided pilgrimage will be offered on Sunday 12th, Wednesday 15th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 26th September and Sunday 3rd October, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting. The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option. Advance booking is essential. For further information email info@loughderg.org or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518. www.loughderg.org Lough Derg…

Lourdes at Home 2021

September 9, 2021


Sanctuary Theme 2021: “Lourdes: A place of Grace, of Hope and of Resilience”


Wednesday 8th September (Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

· Opening Mass at 7.30pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean McDermott Street. A large “Lourdes Candle”…

Bereavement Information and Support

September 9, 2021

Anam Cara would like to invite you to join them for an online Bereavement Information and Support Evening taking place 16th September at 7pm. A bereavement professional will talk about the difficult challenges and many milestones grieving a child of any age has on you and your family. If you would like to join us,…

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