From  Tuesday the 5th of May the Parish Office will be staffed from 9.30 to 12 noon Monday to Friday.
Whilst the office will not be open to the public, please feel free to ring or email if you
wish to book a Mass Intention, buy a Mass Card or have a query in relation to any other matter.
If the office is unattended please leave a message and we will return your call at the earliest convenience.
We now have a number of options in terms of payment or donations including card payment over
the phone in addition to the normal methods of cheque and cash.


Please take and Colour Click here > kids corner

You can colour and scan to or drop it to any our churches – we would love to hear from you and will put it on our website.


Thank you to Alex Jack Helena and Padraig for their lovely Easter Card – it was so nice to receive and we appreciate the kind wishes – click here to view > Art Picture


The image of Christ as the Good Shepherd that knows his sheep and calls each of them by name is the Central Theme of today’s Gospel and it is one that should reassure us during this particularly difficult time for humanity.   We are… each one of us… completely known to Christ.

Just think about that for a moment: All the virtues, strengths, the temptations resisted, the challenges met, the good deeds done that somehow seem to go otherwise unnoticed… …

…And then there are those things about ourselves that we try very hard to keep hidden from the people around us: our weaknesses and fears; our vices that are really more embarrassing than evil.     The sort of qualities that we fear would make us a good deal less loved, less respected, if they were known.

Well, they are all known.  All of the virtue in each of us is seen and known and named by Christ. The world may not notice nor be much impressed by our personal struggles for holiness.   But that really doesn’t matter – Christ does!

And, what of our weaknesses?  The great truth is that Christ loves and calls us by name –even in our weakness and foolishness and fear.   Christ has no disdain or contempt for our faults. He knows human beings too well for that.

He calls us away from our faults – he encourages, leads and Shepherds us away from them in order that we may have life to the full. (John 10:10)  But even that is a gentle and loving process.

It is precisely because we are known by the Lord that he can reach us and lead us home.

There is, finally only one measure of what we are, any of us, and that is the great truth that Christ calls each of us by name.

On Thursday, June 4th our Parish Priest Fr Andrew will be celebrating 25 years of Ordination.

Down through the years Fr Andrew has served in parishes such as Crumlin, Kilcullen and Mount Merrion before being appointed Parish Priest of Sandyford in 2011.

We thank God for his service to our Parish and the Diocese and ask that you keep him in your prayers.

A Mass of Thanksgiving will be offered in St Mary’s on the Anniversary @ 7.30pm

Please find below some links to Spiritual websites which may be of help to people spiritually over the next few weeks.




Child Safeguarding Training
A special thanks to the wonderful turnout of 70 volunteers from our parish who came for Child Safeguarding Training last Wednesday evening.   Garry Kehoe of the Child Safeguarding and Protection Service of Dublin Diocese gave an engaging presentation on how we create a safe environment for children and those who work with them.  We will hold the next training session in the Autumn.
The Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement is displayed in the church porches and the Pastoral Centre.  For more about child safeguarding see our parish website, or the Dublin Diocese Child Safeguarding website
The parish safeguarding representatives Elizabeth Munro and Francis Camilleri can be contacted through the parish office or by email at