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In recent weeks the children preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation have focused on “Fair Trade” as one of the tangible ways that we as Christians can make a stand for justice. At each of their special Confirmation masses in recent weeks, a basket of Fair Trade goods was presented to the local branch of […]

Words of Thanks

On Thursady 6th of February we had a marvellous conference imparted by Elma Walsh, mother of Donal Walsh who died just last May. As well as sharing some of the precious moments the family faced together in Donal’s struggle with cancer she also outlined the importance of sport, spirituality and friends in his life. Elma […]

Parish Mission Statement

            Mission Statement We the parishioners, lay faithful, sisters and priests, journey together as a Christian Faith Community in which each one is welcomed, accepted and valued.We celebrate God’s presence among us in his Word and Sacraments, enabling us to grow in stature and wisdom with God and his people.We give witness […]

Listen to Mass of Epiphany Broadcast from St. Mary’s

Dear Parishioners, A special word of thanks to all who helped organise the Mass of the Epiphany which was broadcast on RTE.  The Mass was particularly enhanced by the variety of musical styles and the enthusiastic participation of the young people in the Liturgy. With every good wish, Fr Andrew You can listen to the […]

Fr. Andrew named as Episcopal Vicar of Financial Planning

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has appointed Fr. Andrew as the Episcopal Vicar of Financial Development for the Archdiocese. With the increased workload and responsibility that this brings may we remember him in our prayers for both his ministry here in the Parish and for the Archdiocese. The article covering the full news story was featured in […]

Course on Ignatian Spirituality

Opening our Hearts to God An Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality course will be held weekly on Thursdays from 23rd January to 13th march, 7.30pm to 9pm, in the Church of the Apostles, Churchview Road, Ballybrack. The talks will be given by a panel of distinguished speakers on Ignatian Spirituality. All are welcome. No need to […]

The Life of St. Sebastian

 Images of St Sebastian that abound usually depict his suffering; his being tied to a tree with arrows piercing through him. He appears young, strong and athletic, but these depictions do not indicate that Sebastian was a fully paid up member of his local gym or even that he liked to play soccer now and […]

Latest Works

Work is currently underway in relighting St Marys Church with a much more energy efficient system and a softer light, which will truly enhance the sacred atmosphere of our beautiful Church. The emergency lighting at the doors has been replaced and emergency lighting has now been fitted in the main body of the Church. The […]

Synod of Bishops and Family Life in the Church

The focus of the upcoming Synod of Bishops in Rome that runs from October 5th – 19th will focus on family life.  They are meeting to discuss the “pastoral challenges of family in the context of evangelisation.”   All diocese and parishes have been encouraged to take part by reading and answering some of the […]