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…

Special Collection for Ukraine

The Irish Bishops have asked for a Special Collection to be taken up at Masses on the weekend of 26/27 March to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and especially the families and children who have had to flee their homeland in advance of the Russian invasion. The proceeds of this Special Collection will be directed…

St Patrick’s Day Mass Times

Mass times on Thursday (Feast of St. Patrick) will the same as Sunday, i.e. 10 am and 11:30 am


Job Vacancy -Newtownpark Pastoral Centre

Applications are invited for the position of:  Manager of Newtownpark Pastoral Centre/

Closing date for applications – 21st March.

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Job Vacancies in Blackrock & Booterstown Parishes


The Parish of Blackrock currently has a vacancy for a Sacristan. This will be a part time role and would ideally suit someone seeking flexibility in their work hours. It will include weekends, church holy days such as Easter & Christmas. You would be required to assist with Funerals, Weddings and Baptisms. Please see…