Welcome to our website

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

Wednesday, Second Week in Ordinary Time

Mark in his gospel gives us the most human portrait of Jesus. He more often attributes emotions to Jesus than the other evangelists. In this morning’s gospel reading he makes reference to Jesus’ grief and anger. Jesus was grieved to find the religious authorities so obstinate and so opposed to his work of healing a man on the Sabbath and he looked around in anger at them all. Jesus channelled these strong emotions in a life-giving way. He healed the man with the withered hand. We can sometimes make a very negative judgement about the strong emotions that we experience within us. Such feelings in themselves are not something negative; it is how we channel them that matters. Like Jesus, we are called to channel our strong emotions in ways that serve God’s purpose for our lives and for the lives of others. Grace builds on nature and grace can transform all our emotional energies into sources of life and well-being for all who cross our path in life. The Spirit can direct all our emotional energies towards the doing of God’s work.

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

World Youth Day, Panama in Dublin, 2019

5.00 pm, 26th January, to 5.00 pm, 27th January, Emmaus Retreat Centre, Swords; Cost €15. This event is open to 16 to 29 year olds. It will create the best parts of World Youth Day here in Dublin for those who can’t go. It will be a celebration of faith. We will live stream the […]

Sale of 187 Clontarf Road

The Diocese has agreed to purchase the former presbytery at 187 Clontarf Road from the parish, at its market value. It will be used as accommodation for priests. The funds generated by this purchase will enable us to commence the urgent work on the windows and walls of our parish church in the coming months. […]

Outdoor Collection towards Parish Funds

The outdoor collection in aid of Parish funds that was held in early December came to €1,800. It is a very generous contribution and will be very helpful in helping to meet the day t day running costs of the parish. Many thanks to all who contributed. There are two such collections a year, and […]

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting

The next meeting of the PPC takes place on Monday, 21st January, at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre. If any parishioner would like to place an item on the Agenda, please mention it to Fr. Martin, Fr. John or to Brian O’ Kelly, the chairperson, or to any other member of the PPC.

Funds for Palestinian Christians

The sale of olive wood Christmas articles in the parishes of Saint John the Baptist and Saint Anthony has come to €4094.00. This is a wonderful contribution to Palestinian families in the Bethlehem area and it will be conveyed to them directly by Mary Murphy from our parish. We have received an email expressing great […]