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“Anyone can be great…..because anyone can serve”      Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

With the help of volunteers giving of their time, talent and efforts, the Parish of Sandyford can continue its ministry of reaching out to the wider community in so many ways. Becoming involved is a great way to meet new people, discover your gifts as well as help develop those of others. Some of the Ministries still have a great need for new members. If you would like to contribute to one or more of these Active Ministries please contact the Parish Office.



Altar Servers

The Parish would welcome any boys and girls that would like to become Altar Servers.  For further information please call Rita Purcell on the Parish Office 01-295-6414



Baptism Team

Anyone wishing to have their child Baptised must contact the parish office (012956414) to sign up for a pre-Baptism meeting. Parents must attend one meeting before the date of their child’s baptism.  Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month in St.Mary’s Church meeting room at 8 p.m.




Sandyford Parish Bereavement Support  Group :
First Wednesday of Month 7.30pm

Bethany Bereavement Support Group is a voluntary parish ministry which aims to help the bereaved and grieving.  It is quite normal to feel anger, guilt, fear, depression and an awful sense of loss after the passing of a loved one.

These feelings need to be expressed rather than repressed, to be talked about, cried over and put in some sort of perspective. It aids the healing process to talk with a trained listener and confront the very strong feelings associated with grief.

Many Bethany members have themselves been bereaved.  They are trained and equipped to listen and help support the bereaved through the grieving process.  Bethany Bereavement Support Group help the bereaved in two main ways:

1) Due to building work at Sandyford Parish, until further notice, the Bereavement Group in now meeting in Balally Pastoral Centre. .  No appointment is necessary. There is no fee for this service.

You can contact the Bereavement Support Group on the following mobile number 0872983591 or by calling the parish office 2956414 at St. Mary’s, Sandyford or email office@sandyfordparish.org.



Sandyford Parish Rainbows  is an important part of our Pastoral Care Programme.   Rainbows  supports children (1st class – 6th class) experiencing grief and loss  through bereavement, parental separation / divorce.

It is a twelve week programme, bringing children of a similar age and loss experience into peer group support, facilitated by trained Rainbows volunteers.

We are accepting applications!!!

Information and application forms can be downloaded from this link or are available from the Parish office in St. Marys, Sandyford.  Please return completed application forms to the Parish office.  A member of the Rainbows Team will then be in touch with you.



Sandyford Parish Bereavement Support  Group :
First Wednesday of Month 7.30pm

This Group offers the support of specially trained volunteers who understand the grieving process.  The Bereavement
Support Group will hold a monthly Bethany Meeting in the  Parish Room at St. Mary’s Sandyford on the first  Wednesday of each month from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
All support sessions are free and completely confidential.
You can contact the Bereavement Support Group through the parish office 2956414 at St. Mary’s, Sandyford or email office@sandyfordparish.org.



Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Takes place on the second and fourth Sundays of the month in St Mary’s, Sandyford during the 11am Mass.  Children follow the readings of the day in a child centred way – and also have time for some music and a little art work before rejoining Mass for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. A group of dedicated parent volunteers lead this prayer time with the children – more parent volunteers most welcome. Further information from Gráinne Prior, Parish Pastoral Worker – 01 2956367.



Church Choirmusic at st marys

We have a number of choirs in the parish that sing at various liturgies at the weekend. All choirs would welcome new members!

So if you feel that you would like to become involved with one or other of the choirs please contact any one of the following.

Glencullen choir: 10am Sunday Mass (Beginning of Sept to Mid June) – Renee Roe – 012954398

Sandyford choir: 11am Sunday Mass – Sr.Finbar – 012956881

Sandyford Young Adult Music Group: Ruth Fitzsimons – 087-9271890

To volunteer as a Cantor please call Ray Shortt on 086 2423 448


Church Collectors

If you would like to get involved as a collector at Liturgies of the Parish you can contact the Office or read more about this important ministry on our Finance page.



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Church Cleaners

We are truly blessed to have 3 beautiful Churches in which to Worship here in Sandyford Parish.  If you or anyone you know could offer a few hours per month to help maintain them with light cleaning it would mean so much to all who attend the daily and weekly liturgies.  You can speak to the Sacristan or enquire at the Parish Office for more details.




Finance Committee

The Finance Committee play a vital role in the daily running of the Parish from a monetary standpoint.  You can read about those involved, sign up to support and find additional information about what their work entails on the Finance Committee page.




Ministers of the Eucharist / Ministers of the Word

Please read more about how to get involved in these roles by following this link






Graveyard Committee

Any questions with regard to the Glencullen graveyard can be answered by contacting Jimmy Mulvey at 012955594




Parish Pastoral Council

To read more about the Parish Pastoral Council and how to get involved follow this link.


 Baby Talk Toddler Group

Baby Talk is a playgroup for all parents and carers of babies right from birth through to the toddler years. Great chance for you and your little one to meet others and socialise. Enjoy a cuppa and chat with parents/cares from the area. Arrive any Monday for a warm welcome

Contact Facebook at Babytalksandyford or Leanne on 086 1744036 or Gráinne Sandyford Parish Office 01- 2956367 for more information.

Sandyford Community
Centre (At Lamb’s Cross)
Monday 10.30am – 12.30pm



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Scripture Study (Bible Group)

A group of people meet to reflect on scripture. If you are interested in participating please

contact the number below.

TIME: Monday’s morning after 10.am Mass

LOCATION: St.Ursula’s, opposite St. Mary’s Church

CONTACT:Sr. Kitty 2956881



Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Sandyford Conference

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is a Christian voluntary organisation, working with poor and disadvantaged people. Inspired by our principal founder, Frederic Ozanam, and our patron, St Vincent de Paul, we seek to respond to the call every Christian receives to bring the love of Christ to those in need: “I was hungry and you gave me food” (Matthew 24).
No work of charity is foreign to the Society. We are involved in a diverse range of activities characterised by:


Support and friendship

Through person-to-person contact, we are committed to respecting the dignity of those we assist and to fostering their self-respect. In the provision of material and other support, we assure confidentiality at all times and endeavour to establish relationships based on trust and friendship. Promoting self-sufficiency we believe it is not enough to provide short-term material support. Those we assist must also be helped to achieve self-sufficiency in the longer term and the sense of self-worth this provides. When the problems we encounter are beyond our competence we enlist the support of others more specialised. Working for social justice.We are committed to identifying the root causes of poverty and social exclusion in Ireland, and, in solidarity with poor and disadvantaged people, to advocate and work for the changes required to create a more just and caring society.

To contact the Conference call 01-8550022