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Upcoming Events



The Annual Parish Excursion takes place this year on Saturday 12th September ...



The international Mass and Festival of Cultures will be held on Sunday 20th Sept...



Rathmines Parish Pilgrimage In the Footsteps of St Paul – Rome Mon 21st ...

Thought for the Week


In the gospel, Jesus calls for a very different kind of response. He speaks of this response initially as coming to him. To come to Jesus is the first step on the way to faith. In the first chapter of John’s gospel, when Jesus meets the disciples of John the Baptist for the first time he says to them, ‘Come and see.’ They came, they saw, and eventually they went on to believe in him. Jesus’ call to come to him is given even to those who already believe. He calls those who believe to come closer to him so as to believe more fully, more deeply. As followers of Jesus, we spend our whole lives coming to him. We never fully arrive to him in this life; we never fully grasp him, either with our minds or with our hearts. We are always on the way towards him. No matter where we are on our faith journey, the Lord keeps calling on us to come. Fr David

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 Invite Poster 2015


Our Sunday mass schedule is changed on August 1st with 4 Sunday masses instead of 6. These are:  Vigil Saturday 7pm & Sunday's 9am, 11am and 6pm Folk masses.

Mass Times

  Mon - Fri:   10.00am
  Sat:   10.00am, 7.00pm Vigil
  Sun:   09.00am, 11.00am,
      6.00pm (Folk Mass),


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 30th August 2015 Twenty Seco…

      If today’s Gospel was all we considered, we might wonder if Jesus was anti-tradition, which was not the case. As harsh as Jesus’ criticisms are in today’s reading, his grace and love are even sweeter....

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Parish News 9th August 2015 Nineteenth S…

    “NO ONE CAN COME TO ME UNLESS DRAWN BY THE FATHER”  In the gospel, Jesus calls for a very different kind of response. He speaks of this response initially as coming to him. To come to...

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Parish News 2 August 2015 Eighteenth Sun…

          THEY SAID TO HIM: “SIR, GIVE US THIS BREAD ALWAYS” This week we hear the first part of Jesus’ dialogue on the ‘Bread of Life’ which continues for the next few Sunday’s. Jesus states that it was...

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Parish News 26th July 2015 Seventeenth S…

    Today in the Gospel we recall a story told by John at a gathering for the Eucharist on a Sunday nearly 2000 years ago. The multiplication of the loaves and fish is the only miracle...

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