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Upcoming Events



St. Joseph's Young Priests Society Annual AGM takes place next Wednesday 26th N...



St. Joseph's Young Priests Society Annual AGM takes place next Wednesday 26th N...



Rathmines Active Retired AGM will take place on Thursday 27th November at 2.3...

Thought for the Week

The Feast of Christ the King – Closes our Church Year. This Sunday we come to the end of this Liturgical year, and as always, we look to the future; the ultimate future when Jesus will return in glory for the final judgement. The church calls this Sunday, the Feast of Christ the King, a feast on which we celebrate God's Kingdom - God's rule.  Pope Pius XI established this feast in 1925 at a time when fascism was on the rise and the world was about to experience Hitler and Mussolini. How different Christ's rule is from the ruthless governance of these men. Although these tyrants were not King's, they reigned in ruthlessness and cruelty. And, even in death, still have the power to make the world shudder in fear. Will it happen again to us? We could easily ask as so much horror abounds in war torn areas of our world at present.  Jesus Christ is the only just authority. With today’s feast the church honours Christ as the King of the Universe by enthroning Him in our hearts and allowing Him to take control of our lives. This feast challenges us to see Christ the King in everyone, especially those whom our society considers the least important, and to treat each person with love, mercy and compassion as Jesus did. A unique King with a unique Kingdom, Jesus Christ still lives as King, in thousands of human hearts. The cross is his throne and the Sermon on the Mount is his rule of law.  His citizens need obey only one law: “Love others as I have loved you" (John 15: 12).  That is why the preface in today’s Mass describes Jesus’ Kingdom as "a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love and peace." In such a kingdom we are all children of 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).


Walk of Light 2104 


Walk of Light 2014 - This is the 10th Year so please spread the word!!                                   Next Sunday 23 November – An Ecumenical Journey starting at 4pm at St Mary’s RC Church, Haddington Road, then onto St Bartholomew’s CoI Church, Clyde Road, before finishing at Methodist Centenary Church, Leeson Park.  The motto for this year’s journey is, ‘Isolated by Hurt, Joined in Hope – Emmanuel, God With Us.’ All are welcome.


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Mass Times

  Mon - Fri:   10.00am
  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
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Parish News

Parish News Sunday 23rd November 2014 Fe…

      The Feast of Christ the King – Closes our Church Year. This Sunday we come to the end of this Liturgical year, and as always, we look to the future; the ultimate future when Jesus...

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Parish News Sunday 16th November 2014 Th…

      The old saying is that there are two things that you can’t escape: death and taxes! This time each year, as the days get shorter, and the Church’s year comes to a close, the Church...

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Parish News Sunday 9th November 2014 The…

      Today we celebrate the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome on 9th November 324 AD by Pope St. Sylvester.  Every bishop has a cathedral, and the Pope’s cathedral is the Basilica of St. Johns...

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Parish News Sunday 2nd November 2014 Fea…

        All Souls Day This is a day specially set apart that we may remember and pray for our dear ones who have gone to their eternal reward. From time immemorial, people of all religions have...

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