Parish News and Events

Death of Fr. Gabriel Slattery

We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Fr Gabriel Slattery whose funeral Mass was last Wednesday morning in his home parish of Mount Merrion. He was Parish Priest of Saint John the Baptist parish from 2001 to 2007. He had been on the staff of Clonliffe...

Summer Dues/Offering

The Common Fund of the Diocese, which is funded by the first collection at Sunday Mass and by the Christmas and Easter dues, is at an all-time low. The Archbishop feels that we need to build it up for the future. Parishes have been asked to introduce a 'Summer Dues'...

Celebration of First Holy Communion

Parishes will be able to celebrate First Holy Communion from 5th July under new Government guidelines. We will be celebrating First Holy Communion on Monday, 5th July, Tuesday, 6th July and Wednesday, 7th July in the three parish churches at 12.30 pm for the children...

Parish Holy Hour

The next hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament will take place on Sunday, 20th June, at 7.30 pm. The following Thursday, 24th June, is the feast of the birth of Saint John the Baptist. We will be reflecting on two gospel passages relating to his ministry.

Catholic Literature

The Catholic literature has been moved from the back of the church to the side chapel. The Catholic Truth Society stand is full of booklets that help us to reflect on our faith. The second stand contains other literature, including the monthly Magnificat booklet which...

Ministry of Stewarding

Many thanks to all our stewards who have continued in this ministry. We need some new stewards, especially at the 10.00 am Mass. If you are willing to help the occasional Sunday in this vital ministry, please contact the parish office or Fr Martin or Fr John.

New Notice Board at back of church

We have a new notice board at the back of the church, which is reserved for notices and images relating to the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Deirdre Ward, our Sacramental Co-Ordinator, has needed notice board space for some time now. The table...