Welcome to our Parish

Welcome to St. John the Baptist Church in the parish of Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

The church is built on land given for the purpose by Valentine Lawless, 2nd Baron Cloncurry, whose summer residence was nearby Maretimo House. The building of the church commenced with the laying of a single foundation stone on the feast of St. John the Baptist, 24 June 1842. Building completed in 1845 and the church was dedicated on 14 September 1845 by the Most Rev. Dr. Daniel Murray, Archbishop of Dublin.

The church was built as a replacement of the chapel of the Carmelite monastery on Sweetman's Avenue. The old chapel was demolished and another chapel built in its place which can now be seen as part of the Blackrock Hospice.

The area the church occupies, first came under the parish of Monkstown. Later, after the reformation, the area came under the parish of Booterstown. It was 1922 when the parish of Blackrock came into being.

Mass Times

St. John The Baptist, Blackrock

Daily Mass available via webcam. Sunday:
12.00 noon

Monday to Friday:
1. 05 p.m.

6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass.


Christmas Dues

January 12, 2021

The Priest’s of the Parish are deeply grateful to all those who sent in their Christmas Dues.

If you did not receive an envelope, we apologise.  Envelopes are available in the Church should you wish to take one, or you may donate online at sjb.ie

Acknowledgements will be issued in due course.

Parish Office

January 5, 2021

The Parish Office is closed at present due to Level 5 Restrictions.

If you wish to contact the parish office please email office@sjb.ie or telephone 01 2882104.

We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Masses can still be booked,  Mass cards can be collected by appointment or posted out if you…

Covid – 19 Level 5 Restrictions

December 26, 2020

We regret that all public Masses will be suspended,  until further notice from December 26th due to Level 5 Restrictions which have been reintroduced by the government.

All our Masses will now be online at sjb.ie with the exceptions of funerals. The number attending funerals is 10 people.

If you wish to contact Fr. Peter…

Level 3 Mass and Opening Times

December 5, 2020

With the easing of Government restrictions our Daily Mass has resumed at 1.05 p.m.  Monday to Friday.

Parishioners are required to wear face masks and follow guidelines regarding hand sanitizing and social distancing.

Our weekend Masses are : Saturday 11.00 a.m and 6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass.

Sunday: 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon.

Remembrance Mass

November 16, 2020

The Annual Mass for those who have died and whose funerals have taken place from our Parish Church or in other Churches will, be celebrated via the parish webcam next Sunday, 22nd November at 12 noon. Their names will be called out and a lighted candle in their memory will burn on the…

November Altar List of the Dead

November 4, 2020

The month of November gives us the opportunity to remember our dear departed when we enter their names on the Altar List of the Dead, so that they may be prayed for at all Masses…

Mission Sunday

October 13, 2020

October is Mission month when the Church focuses on the valuable missionary work that is carried out, both in Ireland and in the developing countries of the world.

This Sunday marks the Annual Worldwide Catholic Celebration of Mission Sunday, the theme for this years Mission Month of October ‘Here am I send me’.

Our prayers…

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