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Welcome to our Parish

The priests of the parish, Fr. Cormac McIlraith and Monsignor Seamus Conway and our parish community would like to welcome visitors and their families to our Parish. We are located on Booterstown Ave. Please be sure to take a newsletter at mass or check the website for the latest news and events taking place in the Parish.




How to Find Us


  • At weekend Masses September 27th/28th, guest speakers will talk to the congregations about setting up Eucharistic Adoration sessions in the parish.  We ask for the prayerful support of parishioners in preparation for this venture.

  • Tuesday mornings- Blue Birdy’s Music Club – an inspiring and interactive early learning experience for children with music teacher and vocalist, Ms. Faye Potts. Classes are small and child-centrered and geared towards ‘pre-crawlers – 3 months to 18 months’ and ‘pre- schoolers – 18 months to 3 years’ in the Parish Centre on Tuesday mornings. Classes are from 10 am to 10.40 am for pre-crawlers and 11 am to 11.40 am for pre-schoolers. Visit www.bluebirdys.ie , email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or contact Faye at 087 – 7539256.

  • Sunday Morning Hospitality: takes place on the Second Sunday of every month after 9.00 am and 10.30 am Masses. Please join us for tea/ coffee and chat, on Sunday next, 14th September and join us in endeavouring to foster a spirit of community and outreach in the parish.

  • Thursday MorningThe weekly hospitality morning organised by the parish Social Group has resumed following the Summer break. Everyone is welcome to come to the Parish Centre at 10.30 am and meet friends, neighbours and fellow parishioners for tea/coffee and chat!

  • Parish Faith Formation and Spirituality Group:
    The Parish Meditation Group meets every Monday (excluding bank holidays) in the Parish Centre, 67 Booterstown Avenue. If you are in- terested in Christian Meditation and would like to join us on Monday evenings, you are very welcome, but please arrive and be seated before 7.30 pm. The meeting concludes at 8.00 pm

  • Peannairi, Irish Calligraphers will be commencing a series of Calligraphy Classes (ten beginner’s classes). The course will start on Monday 15th September from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Parish Centre. The cost is €100 for the series. Please contact Clodagh Opdebeeck at 087-2560762 to enrol or find out further details.

  • Annual Diocesan Collection for Crosscarethe Social Support Agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin. This collection will be taken up at Masses next weekend for Community and Homeless Services. It will replace the usual Share Collection.

  • Legion of Mary – Frank Duff Prayer Group: The next meet- ing will take place on Tuesday 16th September 2014 at 2.45 pm in the Parish Centre, Room 3. New members are welcome. The Legion is also publicising its Annual Pilgrimage to Knock which will take place on Sunday, 28th September. Please see poster in the church porch.


  • Contributions to parish funds by monthly envelopes (planned giving): apart from making a contribution to parish funds by committing to a monthly or regu- lar standing order, or annual cheque, it is possible to contrib- ute by way of a monthly church envelope which may be returned to the parish each month enclosing an offering for the parish. Please contact the Parish Office if you wish to contribute to parish funds using this means of payment.

  • Altar Servers –Please collect your new roster from the Sacristy. We would also welcome new Altar Servers. Children must be in 3rd Class or higher and full training will be offered. Please collect an Application Form and Parental Consent Form from the Parish Office during the week commencing 15th September.

  • Eucharistic Adoration continues on Saturday evenings commencing at 5.00 pm and concluding before the 6 pm Vigil Mass. You are welcome to call into the church during this quiet time to ensure Our Lord has company.

  • Mass in Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage and its place in our lives and in the life of the parish: If you are celebrating a special wedding jubilee this year – Diamond, Golden, Ruby, Pearl, Silver (or even one in between) this Mass of Thanksgiving is an opportunity to celebrate with family, friends and the parish community. The Mass will take place on Tuesday 16th September at 7.30 pm. Please contact the Parish Secretary by email (as office is closed this week) if you are celebrating a special jubilee. A warm invitation is extended to those who have lost a partner through death or separation. We warmly invite parishioners and friends of the parish to attend this lovely liturgy – whether or not you are celebrating a particular jubilee.

  • Liturgy Notes: Blessing of Schoolbags for all those starting pre- school or school – bring your schoolbag to 10.30 am Mass on Sunday 14th September and receive a blessing – even if you are not starting school! Mass will be followed by the usual refreshments which are served in the Parish Centre after Mass on the second Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome.

  • Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Fr. Cormac McIlraith is leading a group from this parish in conjunction with the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrim to Lourdes.

  • Volunteer(s) urgently please to deliver parish quarterly bulletins on the Rock Road and roads and cul de sacs leading off Rock Road: Emmet Square, Martello Terrace, Pheonix Terrace, Marine View, Seafort Parade and Ben Inagh Park. Please contact the Parish Office after 14th September.

  • National Grandparents Day in Knock: Sunday 14th September – see poster in church porch

  • Adult Education—Sion Hill

    Brochures for Autumn Classes are now available. Please tele- phone 01-288 6832 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details

  • Parish Office – will be closed from Monday 8th to Friday 12th September inclusive.

  • Parish Spiritual Reading Group

    The parish Spiritual Reading Group is happy to announce a talk by Fr. Brendan Comerford SJ entitled

    ‘Hope Against Hope’ – Searching for God and Love in Time of War

    The presentation will be on the life and writings of the German Lutheran Pastor, Theologian an Mystic, Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 – 1945).

    Handouts of prayers and reflections by Bonhoeffer will be available to all after the talk.

    Date: Wednesday 24th September 2014

    Time:  8.00 – 9.30 pm

    Venue: Parish Centre, Booterstown Avenue.

    All welcome.

  • The 41st annual Dun Laoghaire Organ Concert series at St. Michael’s Church began on Saturday 8th June. The series runs every Sunday at 8.00 pm until 7th September. Concerts will feature players from Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States and South Korea.

  • Parish Reading Group
    A group of Booterstown parishioners has come together to discuss spiritual reading on a monthly basis. An interactive talk open to all parishioners was given by Prof Úna Agnew in May 2013 leading to a more contemplative approach to reading. The group read “The  Diving Bell and the Butterfly” by Jean-Dominique Bauby, which showed that serious illness can lead to deep reflection and self-awareness, a well-known first step of the spiritual journey.

  • Rosary
    Mon – Sat at 9.40 am

    Eucharistic Adoration

    ● Tuesdays following 10.00 am Mass until 12 noon, unless there is a funeral.

    ● Third Saturday of the month following 10.00 am Mass until 11.30 am.

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society: If you are experiencing difficulties with your living expenses, food and energy costs or medical expenses, especially at this time of year, you can make a fully confidential approach to the society at Tel. 01 – 855 00 22

  • Notice for those with a Coeliac Condition
    If you do not wish to approach the Altar and receive from the chalice reserved for this purpose, please go to the Sacristy before Mass begins and inform the celebrant who will then request a Minister of Holy Communion to bring the chalice to the usual Holy Communion distribution point.

  • Confessions can be made:

    After 10 am Mass & 6 pm Vigil Mass every Saturday
    After 10 am Mass on Thursday before the First Friday
    Other times by arrangement with parish clergy.


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