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) With one to one support and group sessions in the Parish Room of St. Mary’s Church, Sandyford Village on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 7:30 – 8:30 pm.  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


rainbows to be croppedSandyford 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.

Information and application forms can be downloaded from 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.

For parents interested in finding out more about this service follow this link


A screening of a Movie that has Faith at its Heart.
Youth 2000 Sandyford invite Parishioners to enjoy a movie that has a faith message and spiritual resonance for our daily lives.This month’s film is:

Running Time: 107mins Approx – (+15mins Interval)
Certificate: 12 (Scenes of moderate violence)
Starring Sean Bean and inspired by scripture The Young Messiah, a Film that is rooted in history, imagines a year in the boyhood of Jesus. Follow the Young Messiah as he and his family take the extraordinary journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem- where his true identity and profound destiny are revealed.

Take your seats on THURSDAY:
24th January @7pm
in Sandyford Pastoral Centre
(Beside St. Mary’s Church)
No door charge, Popcorn and refreshments
will be available on the night at the coffee dock.
(All Children should be accompanied by a Parent.)

CollectOn Thursday 4 June the Parish of Sandyford, Kilternan and Glencullen celebrated Fr Andrew O’Sullivan’s 20th Anniversary of Ordination.  Friends and family came from far and wide to join in the wonderful liturgy topped off by fabulous food prepared lovingly by parishioners. Without the dedicated and wonderful work of many volunteers this great celebration would not have been possible and all their efforts to coordinate and plan such an exceptional evening are greatly appreciated.

The full image gallery of this event can be viewed on this link.

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Words of thanks






























Well done from the Choir

























Congratulations Cake













Enjoying theEvening

Words of thanks


Come and ‘watch one hour’ with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament  at St. Mary’s Church Each Tuesday from 10.30am to 9pm.  We conclude with a guided Holy Hour which starts at 8 p.m. and finishes with Benediction at 9.

There is an additional hour of Adoration added each Sunday from 4pm – 5pm

For those who can remain after the 10 am  Mass on Thursday, there is a short time of adoration and Benediction.

Toddler Group

Baby Talk is a new playgroup for all parents and carers of babies right from birth through to the toddleryears.-   Great  chance for your little one to make new friends-   Enjoy a cuppaand chatwith others from the area-   Arrive any Monday for a warmwelcome –   Contribution of €2 requested –   Contact Leanne on 086 1744036 or parish office 01- 2956367 for more information

Sandyford Community Centre (At Lamb’s Cross)Wednesday  11.30 am – 1.00pm