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

In accordance with government guidelines Church services are continuing at 50% capacity.

Volunteer stewards are 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 are very much delighted to be gathering as a community of faith once again.

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Prayers For Home

All powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and
forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every
creature as we journey towards your infinite light.

We thank you for being with us each day. Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace.
Pope Francis
Laudato Si

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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Wednesday Morning Prayer Service

October 1, 2021

A weekly morning prayer service with music will begin on Wednesday 6th of October at 10am.

Prayer pamphlets will be available at the back of the church.

All are most welcome to attend.

Catholicism DVD lecture series

October 1, 2021

The highly acclaimed CATHOLICISM DVD documentary series will take place in Rathmines Parish Pastoral Centre over the course of five Thursday evenings. The programme will run from Thursday the 21st of October until November the 18th at 7.30pm – 9pm. The evening will include a viewing of the documentary, group discussion, and light refreshments.


Paintings for the Parish Church

September 30, 2021

It gives us great delighted to announce that we have acquired a number paintings from Clonliffe College for Rathmines Parish Church. The paintings are granted on a long-term loan to the parish and three paintings of Our Lady will be installed in the church this coming week. This is a great honour for the parish…

Youth Led Holy Hour

September 30, 2021

We were delighted to begin our candle-lit, youth led Holy Hour on Tuesday last in the Parish Church.
It was a great success with beautiful music provided by the ‘Hakuna’ Catholic youth group.

This initiative will continue on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm – 8.30pm and all are most welcome to attend.

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Interactive History Timeline

September 20, 2021

We are delighted to launch a new interactive feature to our website exploring the history of the Parish and our magnificent Church building. This feature can be found under the ‘History of the Parish’ section in the ‘Our Parish’ title.

You can also click the link here to access the timeline.



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