Farewell to Fr Michael Coady

On Friday 14th September 2018 we gathered for a farewell Mass and farewell function as Father Michael leaves for Rathfarnham after 9 years in Monkstown. There was a large attendance at the Mass, where a number of tributes were made to him.  In the Parish Centre, a pecuniary presentation was made to help him with his travels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Fr Kevin Rowan

Fr Kevin Rowan is the new parish priest at St Patrick's.

He comes to us from Rathfarnham. We welcome him to our Monkstown community.

In a couple of weeks, we hope to have a photo and a few words from him

 

 

 

St Patrick meets the High King

Stained Glass by Michael O'Connor at St Patrick's, Monkstown

TWICE BUILT - our church's history

St Patrick's, Monkstown, opened in 1866

A foundation stone was laid on 29th June 1861, but the church did not open for services until September 1866, and it was not fully completed at that time. What happened in between?

There is a clue in the title of a new book "Twice Built" by Tom Conlon. It tells the extraordinary story of the construction of St. Patrick's, and the people who built it.

Available from Hewetts Newsagency 11.99