pat reynolds final1We welcome Patrick Reynolds as the newest member of our Parish Team here in Sandyford. He is a native of Scotland and has been appointed as the Youth Development Officer for the Parish. Patrick has over 12 years experience working with young people by giving talks and leading retreats throughout Ireland and Europe.   We wish Patrick every success in his new Ministry and hope through it young people will become more engaged in parish life.    You can link up with our Youth Programme by finding us on Facebook (Sandyford Youth) or feel free to Email Patrick on

Pope Francis Holds His Weekly General AudiencePope Francis’ Intentions for October


Pray that those who feel weary from the heaviness of life,

and even long for its end, many sense the closeness of God’s love.


That the celebration of Wold Missions Day may make all

Christians aware that they are not only recipients but also

proclaimers of the Word of God

Blessing of the statue 006Sandyford came alive with re dedication of Our Lady’s Statue. Parishioners were delighted with  the Statue’s  re-appearing after 12 years!Mass was followed by procession to Statue and this was a very moving ceremony.

Refreshments were gratefully received,  with a fine selection of home made treats. Everyone appreciates that  the Statue, a  local landmark,  has being  restored and hope that Our Lady will serve to guide the people to our Parish but also in our daily lives. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this possible.

Fr. Andrew

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First-Holy-CommunionDo This In Memory Programme Enrollment Weekend.  Next Weekend Saturday 19th October and Sunday 20th October is Enrollment Weekend for the boys and girls who are preparing for the Sacraments of First Confession and First Holy Communion next May. As a community we support and pray for these children and their families as they grow in the Catholic faith into which they have been Baptised.


For the Students in St. Mary’s N.S and the Church of Ireland Primary School it will take place in St. Mary’s Church Saturday October 19th at the 6 p.m. Vigil Mass.

For the Students in Our Lady of the Wayside Primary School it will take place in Our Lady of the Wayside Church Saturday October 19th at the 6 p.m. Vigil Mass.

For the Students of Glencullen National School this will take place in St. Patrick’s Church Sunday October 20th at 10 a.m.

For the Students of Taobh na Coille School this will take place in St. Mary’s Sandyford Sunday October 20th at 10:30 a.m.

For the Students of Holy Trinity School this will take place in St. Mary’s Sandyford Sunday October 20th, at 12 noon

To download a full list and schedule of events for the Do This in Memory Programme please follow this link or read more about the Do This In Memory Programme on our Holy Communion Page.

Mass Cards


The gift of a Mass Card has long been a way for Catholics to express support, sympathy and care for relatives and friends, living or deceased.

Various cards to suit the occasion or mark an Anniversary are available from the Sacristans or at the Parish Office.

Our Parish Office is located at St. Mary’s Sandyford

Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Phone 01-295 6414


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The blessing and rededication of Our Lady Statue on 15th August 2013.

All welcome to attend .. more details to follow

A big thank you to all who came to walk the stations of the cross to Glencullen on Friday.

We were blessed with wonderful weather and a great crowd as the annual tradition continues.


Our dearly departed ones are often in our thoughts at this particular time of the year. In many Churches there are a number of brass memorial plates added to the Seats in memory of deceased loved ones. We would like to offer a similar facility to Parishioners in our three beautiful Churches.

A Brass Memorial plate is a very tangible and beautiful method of honouring the memory of our loved ones. We have been advised that we have the capacity to accommodate a limited number of plates on the new bench Seat backs in our three Churches.

The plates are made from the highest quality brass. They are deeply etched and infilled, and are 150mm x 50mm in size. They will applied to the bench using counter sunk brass screws. The cost per dedicated plate will be €250.

Please fill out an application form if you wish to reserve a Memorial Plate

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO MASS AT 10AM IN ST.PATRICK’s GLENCULLEN OR IN OUR LADY OF THE WAYSIDE CHURCH  THIS WEEKEND.  This is due to road closures.  We apologies to all our Parishioners.  Please see notice advising that there is no access to St. Patricks or Our Lady of the Wayside.

Dear Sir/Madam, We are getting in touch to inform you of the following event. We would be grateful if you could pass on the below information and the information attached above to your parishioners of Our Lady of the Wayside Kilternan, Regarding road closures on the morning of the 25th August, Should you require further information please don’t hesitate to contact on the email and number below and we will get back to you as soon as we can. ROAD ACCESS RESTRICTIONS SATURDAY 24th / SUNDAY 25th AUGUST 2019 IRONMAN® 70.3 Dun Laoghaire is coming to your neighbourhood!
Pedestrian movement remains unrestricted and therefore, pedestrians may access and cross the bike course whenever it is safe to do so and under the guidance of event stewards when appropriate. However, the following restrictions apply to all vehicles. The detailed information below will allow you to plan your route on race day and avoid any unnecessary delays.
Emergency vehicles will have unrestricted access throughout.

Dún Laoghaire

Saturday 24th August
Windsor Terrace, Newtownsmith, Marine Parade, Otronto Place 07:00 – 17:00
• Athlete registration and bike racking will be taking place. No vehicle access will be possible during this period
• Residents wishing to travel during the closure times may consider parking their vehicles on Islington Avenue/Link Road/Marine Avenue/Burdett Avenue/Ballygihen Avenue.
• The finish line area will be set up during this time.

Sunday 25th August
A range of road closures will be required to facilitate the event in Dún Laoghaire throughout Sunday 25th August. Link Rd, Otranto Place, Marine Parade, Windsor Terrace, Newtownsmith, Sandycove Avenue West, Sandycove Point 04:00 – 10:00
Link Rd, Park Rd/Glenageary Rd Lower/Summerhill Rd, Glasthule Rd 06:30 – 14:00
Newtownsmith, Windsor Terrace, Queen’s Road, Harbour Rd, Old Dunleary Rd, Longford Terrace 09:00 – 17:00
Queen’s Road 04:00 – 20:00

ABOUT IRONMAN® 70.3 DUN LAOGHAIRE: Athletes complete an amazing 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and finish with a 21.1km run. It takes place across Dun Laoghaire, South Dublin and Wicklow. This high profile event is part of a series of races around the world. Over 1,800 athletes from more than 40 countries will be competing.
The iconic IRONMAN® series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races.

We are looking for voluntary support with our IRONMAN 70.3 Dun Laoghaire event so, if you’d be interested in coming along and supporting with family, friends or colleagues on the day then, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We have many roles that people of varied ages can get involved with!





ST. MARY’S Sandyford        
6.00 pm (Saturday Vigil )
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ST PATRICK’S Glencullen  10.00am

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