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Welcome to the website of Saint John the Baptist Catholic parish in Clontarf. John the Baptist understood his role as bringing people to Jesus. The local church is now called to bring people to Jesus and to reveal him by how we live, serve one another and worship. As a parish community we are called to support one another in our call to bear witness to Jesus as the Light of the World, as the Way, the Truth and the Life. We hope that our parish website helps you to feel a sense of belonging to our parish community.

Fr Martin

Reflection on Today's Gospel Reading

25th April, Feast of Saint Mark

Mark was the first person to write an account of the pubic ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus. Up until then, the story of Jesus’ live had been passed primarily by word of mouth. Mark, in a way, produced a new kind of literature, what became known as a gospel. He was a pioneer, someone who blazed a trail, soon to be followed by the evangelists we know as Matthew, Luke and John. He highlighted in his gospel the failure of the disciples. They are portrayed as failing to understand Jesus’ teaching, especially when he speaks of himself as the Son of Man who must be rejected, suffer and die. They then fail him completely when he enters into his passion and death; all of them deserted him. Yet, in Mark’s gospel the risen Jesus remains faithful to his disciples. At the empty tomb on the first Easter morning, the women are told by the young man to tell the disciples to go to Galilee where Jesus will meet them, not to reprimand them but to renew their discipleship. In this morning’s gospel reading we are told that the disciples were preaching everywhere in response to the risen Lord’s call, and that the Lord was working with them. Mark’s gospel assures us that even when we are unfaithful to the Lord, he remains faithful to us; even when we fail, he continues to call us to become all he wants us to be. Even when we turn from his presence, he remains present to us and will work with us as we strive to proclaim the gospel by our lives.

Saint John the Baptist Parish, Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland

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Mass Times

Weekend Masses:  

Saturday: 6pm

Sunday: 10.00 am, 12:00 pm

Weekday Masses:

Monday to Saturday: 10am

Holy Days:

6.00 pm Vigil Mass and 10.00am Mass.

Sacrament of Baptism:

Second Sunday of the month: 11.00am

Third Saturday of the month: 12.00pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Thursday before first Friday after 10.00 am Mass

Saturday, after 10.00 am and 6.00 pm Mass

Holy Hour:

3rd Sunday of the month 7.30pm

Parish Events

Holy Week Liturgies

Holy Thursday: Morning Prayer at 10.00 am Confessions after Morning Prayer 5.00 pm, Family Mass 7.00 pm, Mass of Lord’s Supper 8.15 pm, Hour of Prayer   Good Friday:  Morning Prayer at 10.00 am Confessions after Morning Prayer 12.00 pm, Stations of Cross 3.00 pm, Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 7.30 pm, Ecumenical Stations, starting […]

Volunteers Evening

We hope to have an evening to say thanks to all our volunteers on Wednesday, 23rd May, at 7.30 pm in the Hall of Holy Faith School. A light warm meal will be served. Please keep the date free in your diaries. We hope to be in contact with you about it soon.

Confirmation Promises

The young people of the three Clontarf Parishes who are to make their Confirmation in May will be publicly making their Confirmation Promise to abstain from alcohol until a certain age and from all harmful drugs at all times during Mass in the three Clontarf parishes on the weekend of April 14/15. It was due […]

Volunteers Evening

We hope to have an evening to say thanks to all our volunteers on Wednesday, 23rd May, at 7.30 pm in the Hall of Holy Faith School. A light warm meal will be served. Please keep the date free in your diaries. We hope to be in contact with you about it soon.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation

We will soon be celebrating the First Holy Communion and Confirmation of the children in Belgrove Schools and in other schools in our three parish churches. First Holy Communions will be celebrated in the three parish churches at 11.00 am on Saturday, 28th April. Confirmation will be celebrated at 11.00 am on Thursday, 17th May […]