St. John The Baptist, Blackrock

There may be parishioners or visitors, who come to Mass here in St. John the Baptist, on Sunday, and Weekdays, who are unable to receive the Host in Holy Communion. Please feel free to receive Holy Communion from the Chalice, which is placed on the table in front of the Sacred Heart, on Sundays and on the side of the altar on Weekdays.

Pope’s Intentions

That politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.

Blackrock Meals on Wheels

Blackrock Meals on Wheels are currently recruiting volunteer drivers to join our Meals on Wheels team in Blackrock. We cover the Blackrock, Booterstown, and Monkstown area. Drivers are needed to deliver meals on one of the following days, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday. The deliveries take up to 2 hours on one of the days chosen. Please contact for further information.


Friday, September 20th at 7.30 p.m. St John the Evangelist Church, Ballinteer, Dublin16. Celebrant: Fr Martin Bennett OFM Cap. Blessing with Padre Pio Glove. All welcome

CBC Monkstown Park Open Night

CBC Monkstown Park Secondary School will hold an Open Evening on Thursday 19th September 2019 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. All prospective students and parents are welcome to attend. Please contact the College on 01 2805854 or e-mail: for any additional information. Or phone 288 9717 to speak with the Night School staff.


The collection for the Parish Maintenance Fund, for repairs to the Church buildings, will take place next week-end 21st /22nd September, 2019. Your support is much appreciated.

JUNIOR CHOIR AND FAMILY MASS The Parish Junior Choir has returned after the summer. We are inviting any young singers from 3rd class to 6th class to join us. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 4.45 p.m. till 6.00 p.m. in the Parish Centre beside St. John the Baptist Church in Blackrock, and sing at the 10.30 a.m. Mass each Sunday during term time. You will receive voice training from a qualified singing teacher at rehearsals and sing a wide and enjoyable repertoire. Come along to rehearsal any Tuesday or contact the parish office on 01 2882104. No Charge/Cost.

Family Mass

The Family Mass team will be providing hospitality after the 10.30 a.m. Mass next Sunday, 22nd September. It will be a good opportunity to introduce yourself if you are interested in being involved with the Family Mass, and especially if you have any budding orators willing to read at Mass!

Living Well with Dementia

Living Well with Dementia is a community based HSE service that run a number of weekly activities in your local areas that are particularly welcoming to people living with dementia, their families and carers. These activities increase physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and are a great way to meet new friends and stay socially engaged in your community. Why not come along to our Choir, Bridge, Movement to Music, Pleasure of Art or Exercise groups for some fun and relaxation, we would be delighted to see you. Flyers can be found at the back of the church or for further information please contact Mary Spain on 086-0418450 or email


Blackrock Bridge Club is one of the oldest bridge clubs in Dublin. It meets every Saturday evening at 7.30 p.m. in the Parish Centre, in the grounds of the Catholic Church in Blackrock. There is a hostess available. New members are always welcome and the club meets all year round. If you are interested please contact Eddie Cawley at: 01 2833676.