Church of St. Laurence O'Toole, Kilmacud

Day of Prayer for Grandparents and Elderly – Fr. Joe

Last Sunday Pope Francis gave us the first ‘Day of Prayer for Grandparents and Elderly people’. As I had been away for the previous week I didn’t have time to read up on it before preparing the newsletter. So, my

Families Walking together in Hope

The Lough Derg Pilgrim Path

The Lough Derg Pilgrim Path on the lough shore is now open daily. The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option, and several information boards highlight features of particular interest. Leaflets are available at the Visitors

The beauty of God’s creation – Fr. Joe

I’m just back from a week’s holiday relaxed and refreshed, what a difference the weather makes. I was with my sister and a priest friend in Derry, a city so perfectly perched on the Foyle with Donegal on one flank

Marino Institute of Education

Are you looking for food for the mind and oxygen for the soul in the company of fellow travellers? Join the Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality and Human Development Programme. It is open for applications now. For more information, visit:

Love will endure and with hope and joy, triumph – Fr. Joe

Last Sunday evening a friend came round for a bite to eat and to watch the final of Euro 2020 with me. Like everyone else we too had to choose a side. As we both lived in Rome for a

Celebrating God given talent, and exceptional hard work – Fr Joe

For fans of sport there has been such an abundance of coverage of games during the week, that you might never have left the couch! Rugby and GAA, Golf and Tennis, Cycling and Soccer, all being played at the highest

Well done to all the children, teachers and school staff – Fr. Joe

During the week, at a Board of Management meeting in a local school, held outdoors, we spotted the ‘fruit and vegetable’ bed where the boys and girls had been busy tending to their plants. I couldn’t resist having a look,

Building Hope Task Force – Invitation to Parishioners

Archbishop Farrell has set up a Task Force under the title of Building Hope.  The Task Force aims to stimulate engagement with the whole diocesan family and shape an inclusive approach to a pastoral strategy appropriate to our times.  It

Peters Pence Collection

The annual Peter’s Pence collection takes place on the Sunday nearest to the Feast of SS Peter and Paul. This year it will be held on Saturday, 3rd and Sunday 4th July. The Peter’s Pence Collection provides Pope Francis with

Each of God’s creatures playing their part. – Fr Joe

On midsummers day, June 21st, I jumped in the car and headed down to Waterford with 3 priest friends for a few days away. It was the first proper break for all of us since last summer and the long

An apt modern parable for Father’s Day – Fr Joe

You have probably seen, and chuckled at the advertisement on TV centred on a video call between a young man and his dad. The two live in different worlds, the dad is with his wife, an avid walker, and his

Help Indian Covid Crisis Appeal

The devastating deadly surge of Covid 19 is hitting India with a frightening and rapidly increasing of death and new cases.(7 day average of over 4100 daily deaths and 260000 new cases) The death toll has surpassed 311,000, while the

Gratitude – Fr Joe

I saw a graph in this morning’s paper illustrating the dramatic fall in the numbers of people in hospital and in ICU with Covid 19, it was a very uplifting image. We had hoped that the effect of the vaccines

Feast of Corpus Christi – Fr Joe

Last weekend we welcomed Fr Clement and members of the Indian Community from the Syro-Malabar church to visit Mount Merrion. He will shortly visit Kilmacud and make an appeal. The members of the community came to each Mass to share

My Lourdes Story

‘My Lourdes Story’ is a podcast where Joan Cahill sits down with fellow Lourdes visitors and asks what Lourdes means to them. The series of personal stories includes conversations with Archbishop Eamon Martin and Bishop Donal McKeown. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjeBQtGWmIzDiaJMTiefa_w/video  

Heading home – Fr Joe

The lifting of the restrictions on intercounty travel was very uplifting for all those who live locally and have family and friends in other parts of the country. We have all been living for many months in our local area,

Return to Mass – Welcome back!

Weekend Mass Schedule We are now back to our pre-lockdown weekend Masses: Saturday at 6 pm and Sunday at 10 am and 11.30 am. Weekday Mass Mass is on daily at 10 am apart from Thursday when there is the

27th May – Fr Richard Gibbons

Fr Richard Gibbons from Knock Shrine will celebrate Mass and give a talk on Our Lady here in Kilmacud on Thursday at 10 am. There will also be Mass at 7:30 pm on the same day – Thursday – followed

Readers Wanted

We are looking to expand our team of Ministers of the Word. If you are available to read at Sunday mass, please email kilmacudparishoffice@gmail.com or let Christine in the parish office know. Training will be provided to all new Ministers