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

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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Catholic Schools Week

January 21, 2022

This coming week Catholic schools throughout Ireland are marking ‘Catholic Schools Week’.

St. Louis Senior Primary school, Rathmines, will be running a programme Living Life to the Full to mark the event.

For more information see: https://www.catholicschools.ie/catholicschoolsweek2022/

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6pm Sunday Folk Mass Returning February 6th

January 18, 2022

Following a short suspension, the 6pm Sunday Folk Mass will resume on the 6th of February.

New Appointment

January 14, 2022

This is to announce that the Very Reverend Andrew O’Sullivan, newly appointed Parish Priest, will assume the pastoral care of the Parish of Rathmines and the Parish of Rathgar. Father O’Sullivan has been dispensed from the normal means of assuming the pastoral care of the parishes.

Church Lighting Appeal

December 17, 2021

The first phase of our relighting project has involved the replacing of the light bulbs in the main body of the church with long lasting and energy efficient LED lights. The sanctuary area has been totally relit with the latest LED lighting which highlights many of the magnificent features of the sanctuary. It is rather…

Christmas Dues

December 11, 2021

The Christmas card and Dues Envelope are still available for collection in the boxes at the back of the church.  Our sincere thanks to those who have returned Dues envelopes already. We are deeply grateful for your support of the Christmas dues.  Thank you.

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