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OurFutureWith less than a month until Referendum Day, this important new project was launched recently to reach undecided and persuadable voters, particularly younger voters, to share our powerful arguments for keeping Ireland's life-saving 8th Amendment.

The project shares a simple call to action: “Don’t Vote Blind” on May 25th!

The Eighth Amendment Discussion materialsThe Irish government has decided to arrange a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution. The discussion is going to be really difficult and this page is intended to help people form their consciences before voting. 

bible week 2018Bible Week Events
Ecumenical Bible Week 2018: click here.
Crisis, challenge and the Great Commission.
Scripture Summer School 2018: click here.
What profit the prophets? Exploring the prophetic imagination for today

Dublin Pilgrimage to Knock 2018The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday April 21st 2018, with the main celebration of the Eucharist in the Basilica at 3pm.
A wonderful opportunity for the Archdiocese of Dublin to gather as one large family of faith, united in worship and prayer. 
‘We are Pilgrims – Knock invites us to Healing and Peace.’

ripMargaret (Peggy) Sheridan, mother of our Parish secretary Oonagh O'Toole,  died at St. Vincent's University Hospital at 2 a.m. on today, Tuesday 27th Feb. 
May she rest in peace.
We offer our sympathy to Oonagh and her family and recommend them to your prayers.
Requiem Mass at 11.30 on Tuesday (6th) in the Church of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Sandymount, followed by burial in Deans Grange Cemetery.

Family Thought for the Day 1The World Meeting of Families Third National Collection is scheduled to take place in our parish on the weekend of 24-25 February 2018.

WMOF2018 LogoA formal announcement that Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families in Ireland is expected shortly. Pope Francis personally chose Ireland to host this event. If you would like to attend all or part of it, you can register now for the three-day Pastoral Congress through our website at

Mgr Richard SherryRemoval:  Tuesday 16th January – 6:00pm

Funeral:  Wednesday 17th January – 12noon

May he Rest In Peace

Transformer 2018Living Water warmly invites you to our signature Transformer: Life in the Spirit seminar series starting January 17th.  This 8 week series is based on the international ‘Life in the Spirit’ programme.

worldpeacedayjpgOn the morning of the 16 th of October, 2017, in the grounds of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, there was a smell of burning. It was not the smell you get from an active fire, but the smell of burnt ash. October 16 th . . was the day ex hurricane Ophelia reached Ireland. It carried with it ash from the forest fires in Portugal and sand, possibly Africa. We live in one world. There are other storms, the storms of life, armed conflicts, wars, genocides, ethnic cleansings, natural disasters, environmental degradation, famine, poverty, economic crises and the absence of opportunity. All these generate movements of people across the world, driven by desperation, by hopelessness. The storms of life carry migrants and refugees. News Feed