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 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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I am the Bread of Life - Week 18B

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Praying for Vocations

July 18, 2021

Archbishop Farrell is asking for people and priests to pray for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life on a regular basis.   As you are well aware, the need is great, so let’s answer God’s call and “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest”

Introduction of Summer Dues

June 24, 2021

The restriction of public worship for much of the last fifteen months due to the Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted diocesan and parish finances. The Common Fund, which is made up of the First Collection, Christmas and Easter Dues, is sadly at an all-time low. We are therefore introducing a ‘Summer Dues Envelope’ to help…

PATHWAYS – Exploring Faith as an Adult

June 17, 2021

Thursday Evening Course for Adults
Venue: DCU St. Patrick’s Campus, (MDCCE), Drumcondra, Dublin, 9.

The Pathways Programme is geared towards those who wish to explore issues and questions of: faith; ministry; the
Church today and the nature of belief, in an environment appropriate to Adult Learning and Adult Faith Development.


The Revival of the Irish Mass Rocks

June 17, 2021

Following the Easter Octave this year, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Ireland launched a very special campaign inviting priests in each of the 26 dioceses of Ireland, to celebrate the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist, at a Mass Rock located in their Diocese. The intention of each of these 26 Mass Rock…

Sunday Mass Times Update

June 4, 2021

Please note from the 13th of June there will be no 6pm Mass on Sundays for the duration of June, July and August.

Sunday Mass will continue at 9am and 11am.

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