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 Christian 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.

Rathmines Parish works in partnership with Rathgar Parish. Click the Rathgar logo below to visit our sister website.




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

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.

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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Building Hope Feedback - Strategic Planning Process

Following the Building Hope gatherings which took place across the Archdiocese,
a compiled feedback document has been released by Archbishop Farrell.
Follow the link to access the document in full here:
Building Hope Feedback on Easter 2022 Strategic Planning Process

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Adult Faith Formation Course – Advent 2022

December 2, 2022

Our Faith Formation course for Advent continues next Thursday 8th December at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre (to the left of the Church). Everyone is most welcome and attendance at previous meetings is not necessary.

Click here to download the poster: Adult Faith Formation Advent 2022 Poster

Advent Pastoral Letter by Archbishop Farrell

November 24, 2022

Archbishop Farrell has released a Pastoral Letter for Advent titled ‘The Time Has Come’. Click the link below to access the letter.

The Time Has Come Advent 2022

Christmas Mass Cards

November 18, 2022


Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards are now available for sale in the parish office at just €7 each.


Young Adult Group – December

November 15, 2022

Our Young Adult group (‘Young Adult Rathmines’ – 18 and above) meets every second Thursday in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8pm for a ‘Multilingual Rosary’ and a social evening. The group also participates in the life of the Parish and has a music ministry on the first Sunday of the month.

For the month…

New Paintings Fundraising Appeal

October 17, 2022

Dear Parishioners, 

I am delighted to say that the six large paintings by the late 19th century Italian painter Francesco Gagliardi are now looking splendid on the walls of this beautiful Church. We are currently working on an information sheet to explain the meaning and significance of each painting.

A project of this scale however does…

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