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Sixth-year students at Muckross Park College on their last day of school alongside nuns from the Dominican conventSome 120 years after they established one of the best known girls’ schools in the capital, the last remaining Dominican nuns have left the Muckross Park campus in Dublin 4. For staff and past pupils, there has been sadness at the departure of the nuns and the closure of the convent building in Donnybrook. But there have also been glowing tributes to the legacy of “pioneers” and “trailblazers” who quietly pushed the boundaries of education for young women of the time.

Gospels of St Matthew Lecture Series smallBooterstown Pashish are holding an Autumn Lecture Series continues with a morning series on ‘The Gospel of St Matthew’. Commencing on Monday 30th September 11am – 12.30pm and run over 4 consecutive Mondays, finishing on 21st October.

Dublin Diocesan PilgrimageOn Sunday 25th August, here in this parish, you will be invited to become an associate member of the Dublin Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage. Anyone in the parish who is ill and wishes to travel with the sick on the Diocesan Pilgrimage or anyone who wishes to nominate someone who is sick, should contact the Parish Office.

Report on Parish Finances 2018We sincerely thank you all who have contributed so generously during the year to our parish funds. These funds are used exlcusively to cover day to day running costs of the parish and costs associated with the maintenance of our church and Parish Buildings.
The summary of the parish finances are for the year ended 31st December 2018 is available for download here.

TheLordsPrayerThe bishop of Rome has triggered a useful discussion of the Lord's Prayer. In particular, the translation of "do not lead us into temptation" has been contested. Perhaps this much might help. 

The feast of the Sacred HeartThe feast of the Sacred Heart is on Friday, 28 June. A Novena in preparation for the Feast is taking place at 9:30am in the Church each morning during the week which will conclude with Exposition and Benediction at 9:30am on Friday, 28 June.

EBW 2019Always Be Ready  Ecumenical Bible Week 2019 begins Monday June 10th  and runs until Sunday 6th June 2019 from 7.00am - 8.15am. The theme for this year is “Always Be Ready -  To give and answer…for the hope that you possess.” 1 Peter 3:15.  

D3y3lodWwAARWRiFAITH TAKES MANY forms. It can be difficult to define, and viewed in different ways, through different eyes. But faith, in any form, in any language, can be simplified. It can, ultimately, be described as having a deep belief in something — anything — greater than ourselves. In family, in friends, in values, in spirituality, in team-mates. In chasing a dream and never letting go. Elena Tice, for as long as she can remember, has always been driven by the very highest level of achievement, across all aspects of life, but in particular in sport. ( Republished with permission from

Prayer For ExamsA book in which you can enter the names of those sitting Exams this year is at the main entrance of the Church. Prayers will be said for the intentions of all those whose names are entered into this book from now to the middle of June.

New Ministry Sunday CollectionThis weekend , 18/19 May, we will for the first time hold a new collection which will be called the Ministry Sunday Collection. This new annual collection will replace the Share Collection and will be devoted to support the building up of new forms of lay ministry in our parishes. News Feed