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, Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

The gospel reading this morning reminds us that there is always a danger that our good deeds can end up being quite self-serving, whether it is the good deed of almsgiving, praying or fasting. Jesus calls on us not to do our good deeds to attract the notice, the attention, of others. Our focus in doing what we do is not so much other people and how they see us but God. Three times the gospel reading refers to the Father who sees all that is done in secret. We live our lives in the conscious awareness of the presence of God with whom we have an intimate relationship through faith and baptism. The Father who sees in secret is not to be understood as a kind of a Big Brother watching us. Rather, Jesus, God-with-us, has promised to be with us to the end of time out of love for us. Our good deeds are our loving response to God’s love for us through Jesus. In all we say and do our focus is to be on the Lord who is always present to us, rather than on ourselves. In this way we give expression in our lives to that beatitude which declares, ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God’.

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, January 22-27, 2019

Pope Francis has invited young people from all over the world to join him in Panama for World Youth Day, 2019. The theme will be “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38).  The Dublin diocesan travel dates are 18 – 30 January 2019. We are […]

World Meeting of Families, Final Mass in Phoenix Park

Those who wish to attend the Mass in the Phoenix Park with the Pope on Sunday, 26th August, will need a ticket for access. These tickets are free and can be booked on the World Meeting of Families website from Monday, 25th June, www.worldmeeting2018.ie Tickets will be emailed at a later date and can be […]

Annual Parish Fair

The annual Mid-Summer Fair and Raffle takes place in the Parish Centre on Sunday 1st July from 10am to 2pm. Great stalls, cakes, Bric á Brac & Crafts. Bargains Galore. Please support this great event.

General Data Protection Regulation

A new European Data Protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), is being introduced on 25 May 2018.  This new law applies to any organisation, including our parish that manages and processes people’s personal information.  We are now working on ways of ensuring that what we do with your information is compliant with this […]

Men’s Sheds

This group meets every Tuesday morning at 10.45 am in the Parish Centre. It is a great opportunity for men to come together and serve the parish community and the wider community with their energy, enthusiasm and gifts. There is also a very worthwhile social dimension to it for all involved.