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

Monday 6pm
Tuesday 10am
Thursday 10am
Friday 10am
Saturday (Vigil) 6.00pm
Sunday 9.00am
6.00pm (Folk Group)


Adult Faith Formation for Advent

November 20, 2023

An Adult Faith Formation course for Advent designed by the world -renowned ‘Alpha Programme’ will take place over the first three Tuesdays of December in Rathmines Parish Centre from 7pm – 8pm.

Join us as we explore life, faith, and meaning in preparation for Christmas.

To register please contact eoin@rathminesparish.com

All are most welcome.

Ministry to the Bereaved in a Time of Change: A letter from Archbishop Farrell

November 16, 2023

Servants of Consolation and Witnesses of Hope:
Ministry to the Bereaved in a Time of Change

Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Pastoral Letter
November 2023

“The life and death of each of us has its influence on others” – so says Saint Paul in his Letter to the Romans, his pastoral letter to the small…

Parents Programme Congratulations

October 20, 2023
The final evening of our Parents Programme “Reasons to Believe – A Parents Pilgrimage” concluded last night with a catechesis on the Sacraments and a Theological look at the new paintings and exhibitions in the Church. Congratulations to all parents and participants who turned out for the…

Month of the Holy Souls

October 14, 2023

In November we remember the Month of the Holy Souls.  Altar List of the Dead Envelopes are now available at the back of the church.  Please take one, make a list of your deceased loved ones, enclose a small offering and return to the parish office or the blue safe at the back of the…


September 15, 2023



Fri 1st December 2023 at 8pm in Rathmines Church

Mary Black will perform as part of her 40th Anniversary tour. Tickets are available from eventbrite.ie €37.50pp (plus fees).

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Listening to the Voice of the Holy Spirit

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Prayers For Home

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.


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.

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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Youth Led Holy Hour with Prayer and Music

Rathmines Parish hosts a weekly Youth Led Holy Hour with prayer, music and time for reflection
every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. 

All are most welcome to attend or join us via the Parish Webcam.

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Year of Vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood

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