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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Attention of all Parish Volunteers

May 21, 2022

For the attention of all parish volunteers: In accordance with Diocesan requirements, you are invited to a brief Safeguarding Information Session on Child Safeguarding procedures in the diocese. This session will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Monday 23 May next at 7.30 pm. Please let the Parish Office know if you are…

Planned Giving (Family Offering) for 2022/2023

May 21, 2022

The weekly envelopes for Planned Giving (Family Offering) for 2022/2023 are available for collection. Please telephone or email or call into the parish office to arrange to collect.

St Vincent de Paul Churchgate Collection

May 16, 2022

The monthly St Vincent de Paul Churchgate Collection takes place next weekend 21st/22nd May after all masses. Please note that tap to donate phone facilities are now available with the collection.

Young Adult Prayer & Games Night 2nd June

May 13, 2022

Our Young Adult group (‘Young Adult Rathmines’ 18-40) are meeting every second Thursday in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8pm for a prayer and games night. Our next meeting will be on Thursday 2nd June.
All are welcome! 😀

Rathgar & Rathmines – Friends of Kyuso

May 5, 2022

Rathgar Parish has been in partnership with Kyuso, a parish in the Kitui diocese in Kenya, since 2007. Kyuso is a wonderfully vibrant and committed community, however it faces significant challenges, brought about by underlying poverty and worsening drought.

Over the years the people of Rathgar parish raised over €330,000 in funds, built a Catholic…

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