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 in pods of 50 will resume from May 10th.

Volunteer stewards will be present at Sunday masses to ensure our safe return to Mass.

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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The Feast of Corpus Christi

Why Corpus Christi processions?


A look back to 1941 Ireland

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Prayers for home

Lord, as I prepare to sit my exams, send Your Holy Spirit to guide me and be with me.
Thank you for the many talents and gifts you have given me and for the opportunity of education.
Keep me calm.
Help me to do the best I can on the day of my exam. Help me to remember all that I have studied, to express it clearly and to answer the questions as best that I can. Give me peace, understanding and wisdom.
Be with me today and always. 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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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.

Youth Initiatives

June 4, 2021

The Young Church Dublin invite you to join our connected group for Young Adults (20’s 30’s) We meet online every Wednesday, from 8pm – 9pm for some time of fellow, reflection on Scripture and prayer together. It provides an opportunity to connect in with other young adults in a community of faith. For more information…

Trócaire Lenten Donation

June 4, 2021

Trocaire would like to thank the people of Rathmines parish for your kindness and generosity for the €1,204 raised for the work of Trocaire this Lent.

Covid-19 Supports for Older People

April 1, 2021

Senior Line:
If you are an older person and would like someone to talk to, particularly since Covid-19,
consider phoning SeniorLine. We are Ireland’s national confidential service for older people.
We are open every day of the year from 10am-10pm. We are older people too, trained to listen
and support. We…

A Message from Archbishop Dermot Farrell to families and Children

February 13, 2021

A recorded message by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year.

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