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Upcoming Events



Morning prayer is recited every weekday at 9.45am.  You are invited to join in...



Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place on Friday 1st August next ...



Our 7th Annual International Mass & Festival of Cultures will take place on S...

Thought for the Week

Jesus concludes a long series of parables about the reign of God in today’s Gospel by praising those wise men and women who have listened carefully, understood and responded to his message. The first reading tells us how the young King Solomon opted for the great treasure of a discerning heart. God appears to young king Solomon with an undeserved, generous offer: "Ask something of me and I will give it to you.” He asks for an understanding heart so that he will be able to deal well with people, act compassionately and discern right from wrong. He selflessly asks for "a heart with skill to listen" - sensitivity in understanding his subjects' needs, skilful decision-making – in order to build a just society. Wisdom gives us insight into what is truly important in life, an awareness of the meaning and purpose of living, of what really matters. Wisdom is an understanding of where our real well-being and happiness rest.  Wisdom is indeed the “pearl of great price," that Jesus speaks of. While Solomon discerns and follows the right way, he is a model and a challenge for us. His request invites us to cultivate his prayer for a heart and mind attuned to God's word and open to His plan. Prayer means asking for what God wants to give, what makes us better able to do his will of loving service to others. As St Paul reminds us ‘all things work for good for those who love God.’   Fr David

Pastoral Challenges to the Family - Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelisation is an extraordinary document which has sent by the Vatican to all National Bishops Conferences across the world. Pope Francis is asking parishes, people, dioceses, countries to reflect on the questions and make submissions in advance of the Synod of Bishops next year. Find out more by clicking here >>

We are keen to enrol and train a new group of altar servers over the next few weeks. Those who have recently celebrated their First Communion are particularly welcome. Training for new altar servers will be provided by Josephine Bennett and Lester Barlow, who have both participated in Diocesan child safeguarding training. Parents of children, who would like to become altar servers, are invited to pick up a parental authorisation form from the parish office or the sacristy.

We urgently need volunteers for church cleaning, Web Committee, Youth Initiative Group and drivers for meals on wheels.

Find out ways in which you can be involved more in your parish!

To download a directory of all the Community Organisations and Charities in the Rathmines Area compiled by the Parish and by World Missions Ireland Click Here>>

Read a Guide to this week's Gospel here >>

Live Audio Broadcast of Services

Press the 'Play' button to hear services live from Rathmines Parish Church. (There will be no sound unless there is a mass or other service taking place).


International Mass & Festival of Cultures

International Mass 2014

Mass Times

  Mon - Fri:   10.00am, 5.45pm (no evening Mass July / August )
  Sat:   10.00am, 7.00pm Vigil
  Sun:   09.00am, 11.00am,
      12.30pm, 6.00pm (Folk Mass),
      7.30pm (Taize)


Contact Us

Parish Office Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri: 10.00am - 12noon
52 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
Phone: 497 1531
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Parish News

Parish News Sunday 27th July 2014 Sevent…

      Jesus concludes a long series of parables about the reign of God in today’s Gospel by praising those wise men and women who have listened carefully, understood and responded to his message. The first reading...

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Parish News Sunday 20th July 2014 Sixtee…

      The year was 1770, and in a small Italian church, two altar boys prepared for mass. Annibale Della Genga and Francesco Castiglioni , put on their servers alb, and grabbed the heavy brass candlesticks. And...

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Parish News Sunday 13th July 2014 Fiftee…

  In the parable of the sower in this Sunday’s gospel Jesus tells his disciples that our Father is the sower, who sows the seed of His living Word abundantly. He never tires sowing seeds—seeds of...

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Parish News Sunday 6th July 2014 Fourtee…

  Once, St. Anthony the hermit was relaxing with his disciples outside his hut when a hunter came by. The hunter was surprised and mildly shocked to see the saint taking it easy.   This was not...

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