Church of St. Laurence O'Toole, Kilmacud

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

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:

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

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

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.  

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 or let Christine in the parish office know. Training will be provided to all new Ministers

Celebrations of Sacraments

Since the relaxation of Covid 19 restrictions on May 10th we have been delighted to return to daily Mass and to have 50 mourners present at funeral Masses. As you know celebrations of First Communion and Confirmation are not permitted

Prayer to St. Joseph the worker

Glorious St. Joseph patron saint of work – May the light of our souls bless what we do – Let us see in our work the beauty of our creator – May the sacredness of our craft bring joy to

Bring Flowers of the Rarest – The May Altar

In “The Joy of Love” Pope Francis encourages us to go to Our Lady and to look to her and the Family of Nazareth as a guide and encouragement in our own family lives. Families and schools are invited to

“He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures (Luke 24:45)”

It was (and is) curious that each of the speakers of our recent Lenten talk’s series at Mount Merrion spoke of the Scriptures. How St Therese turned to the “luminous” Scriptures when heavy theological theses were “breaking her head”. How

Help decorate Our Lady’s altar with your artwork

Pray the Rosary in the Month of May

Do you have children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews who enjoy colouring in? We are looking for colourful pictures to decorate Our Lady’s Altar for the month of May. You can draw your own picure, or download some drawings below. We


Saturday, 24th April, 12noon -2pm, via Zoom. This will be a great interactive session for teenagers from across our Diocese to experience pilgrimage together through workshops, small group discussions, fun and prayer. To register for this youth group you will


Ecumenical Bible Week 2021 is an exciting and successful venture which is now in its eight year and will run from Pentecost Sunday (23rd May) to Trinity Sunday (30th May) 2021. Ecumenical Bible Week (EBW) is led by the Archdiocese

Parish Triduum 29th, 30th, 31st March

Easter Hope in a time of Pandemic Easter Triduum ‘Catch-Up’, March 29th, 30th, and 31st Monday 29th playback: 10am Mass Evening Prayer Tuesday 30th playback: 10am Mass Evening Prayer Wednesday 31st playback: 10am Mass Evening Prayer Parish Triduum: 29, 30,

Annual Acies Ceremony

Due to Covid 19 the annual ceremony of consecration to Our Lady for members of the Legion of Mary (both active and auxiliary) cannot take place physically. However anyone is welcome to join the ceremony on webcam on Wednesday 24th

Enrolment ceremony for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion

Saturday March 20th @ 6pm & Sunday March 21st @ 11.30am Enrolment Ceremony – First Holy Communion The enrolment ceremony for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion takes place this weekend for our Parish schools. We pray with and for


A few words from Audrey O’Sullivan, Chairperson of Mount Merrion PPC. POPE FRANCIS’S RECENT VISIT TO IRAQ It is wonderful and indeed inspirational, that Pope Francis went to Iraq last week. Clearly it was dangerous. His personal security at risk.