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Upcoming Events



As Easter Monday 21st April is a public holiday there will be one Mass only at...



St. Joseph's Young Priests Society are meeting next Wednesday 23rd April at 4....



The Bethany Bereavement Support Group are meeting on Thursday 24th April at 8...

Thought for the Week

HE IS RISEN! In those three simple words we find all the glory, all the mystery, and all the joy of Easter! In the darkness of the Easter vigil Mass one small flame ignites hundreds of others, and the light spreads, person by person, candle by candle. We stand in our church embracing that light. Sharing it. Welcoming it. It is the light of Christ shining through the darkness. We all need that light in our lives. We are saints. We are sinners. We are together. We are the body of Christ. Bruised. Broken. Wounded. Yet Risen! We live in the resurrection. We are men, women, and children who hold the light. Easter is so much more than a welcome spring holiday. It has its own special meaning and importance. Through Easter we see how the love of God shines through darkness, discouragement and even death. Easter draws us into the mystery of God’s plan for our salvation. It calls us to renew our faith in Christ. We need more people to spread the light, and to proclaim to all the world not just the good news – but the greatest news in all human history: HE IS RISEN. Alleluia! Happy Easter to You.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).


Happy Easter

Happy easter Parish

Note: As Easter Monday 21st April is a public holiday there will be one Mass only at 10am.  There will be no weekday evening Mass throughout Easter week (Tues 22nd - Fri 25th April) nor the following week from Mon 28th April – Fri 2nd May. The 5.45pm evening Mass will resume on Tues 6th May.

Mass Times

Mon - Fri: 10.00am, 5.45pm
Sat: 10.00am, 7.00pm Vigil
Sun: 09.00am, 11.00am (Family Mass),
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 Newsletter 20th April 2014 Easter…

  HE IS RISEN! In those three simple words we find all the glory, all the mystery, and all the joy of Easter! In the darkness of the Easter vigil Mass one small flame ignites hundreds...

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Parish Newsletter 13th April 2014 Palm S…

  Palm Sunday -- When a conquering hero of the ancient world rode into town in triumph, it was in a regal chariot or on the back of a stately stallion.  Legions of soldiers accompanied him...

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Parish Newsletter 30th March 2014 Fourth…

  Sherlock Holmes, the great detective who had solved many mysteries, and Dr. Watson, his companion, went on a camping trip. After a meal by the camp fire, they retired. Some hours later, Holmes awoke and...

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Parish Newsletter 23rd March 2014 Third …

  The Divine touch and conversion So the water-seeking Samaritan woman who faced Jesus that day belonged to a heritage rejected by the Jews. Unwanted by her own people she seems to have been considered by...

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