The following funerals are scheduled to take place:
Click on the links below to read the death notices.

Monday 3rd October @ 11 am – Richard (Dick) O’Byrne

Tuesday 4th October @ 10 am  – Patricia Murphy (née Ryan)

Friday 7th  October @ 10 am – Thomas (Tom) Clear

November Altar List of the Dead

The month of November gives us the opportunity to remember our dear departed. We are currently compiling the Altar List of the Dead for the year ahead. The names on the list are remembered at the First Friday Mass throughout the year and at all weekend masses in November. If you would like to have…

October 1st – Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Thérèse of Lisieux OCD, born Marie Françoise-Thérèse Martin, also known as Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, was a French Catholic Discalced Carmelite nun who is widely venerated in modern times. She is popularly known in English as the Little Flower of Jesus, or simply the Little Flower.


Building Hope – Response from Monkstown Parish

Response of St. Patrick’s Monkstown

Over the last number of weeks,  as part of the “Building Hope” initiative of Archbishop Dermot Farrell, all parishes in the Diocese have been asked to reflect on what is working well and what might be in need of development.  Following a process of consultation, here is the response submitted…

Living the Hope of Easter – Building Hope

In 2021 Archbishop Dermot Farrell established a Task Force called Building Hope. The Task Force was asked to assess the needs of the people of the Archdiocese emerging from Covid-19 and to work to support parish communities as they undertake a radical renewal, looking to the future with creativity. 3,000 people, mostly lay faithful, responded…

Good Friday collection for the Holy Land

Following a request from Pope Francis, a special collection will take place on Good Friday for the Holy Land. This collection takes place in dioceses throughout the world.

With the Covid-19 pandemic, pilgrimage to the Holy Land has been very curtailed and they are in need of our help. As Cardinal Sandri has said in his…

Holy Week and Easter Schedule 2022

Please see below the schedule of ceremonies for Holy Week and Easter.  Please note that Confession will be available after the 10 am Mass on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week (subject to there being no funeral on those days) and also on Holy Saturday from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Ukranian Welcome from Monkstown MC3

The MS3 group comprising the 3 Christian communities in Monkstown (Catholic, Church of Ireland and the Quaker Community) hosted a ‘welcome to Monkstown’ event today for Ukrainian refugees who have recently moved to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area.

The event was attended by over 30 Ukrainians who have fled their homeland in recent weeks. The goodwill…


The Sunshine Fund of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is holding its annual collection next weekend.  Because of COVID this year it will be an envelope collection. Like all charities we have been unable to fundraise or operate properly over the last two years and so many children have missed out on a holiday. We…

Statement from Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the Invasion of Ukraine

I wish to express my shock and dismay at the tragic events unfolding in Ukraine.   Significant diplomatic efforts have come to naught in the brutal, cynical, and a very violent invasion of Ukraine in recent days. My heart is with the people whose lives and land are being torn apart.  The images on our screens…