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:
10.00 a.m.
12,00 noon

Monday to Friday:
1. 05 p.m.

11:00 a.m.
6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass.


Carysfort National School Admissions

September 28, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Application forms for Junior Infant admission in September 2021 will be available from Thursday 1st October 2020.  Application forms can be requested by emailing office@carysfortns.ie or downloaded from the school website.

Please inform family members, friends and neighbours to make application during the months of October and November.  Closing date for receipt of…

Benemerenti Award – Photographs

September 27, 2020

Mr Gerry Merry Awarded Pontifical Honour

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September 25, 2020

We congratulate Mr. Gerry Merry on the occasion of receiving the Benemerenti Medal from the Holy Father, in recognition of his long service and dedication to our parish over 30 years.

This award will be presented to Gerry in the Church this Sunday 27th September, 2020 at 3.00 p.m.  Due to COVID LEVEL 3 Lockdown…

COVID LEVEL 3 Restrictions

September 19, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 Level 3 Lockdown

The Church will be closed for Masses

Interior of Church
Interior of Church

The church will have to remain closed except for…

Prayer for Spiritual Communion

September 19, 2020

Spiritual Communion:

There are times when people are unable to receive the Body and Blood of Christ, through illness or due to their personal disposition. Even though some may not receive ‘sacramental’ Communion, all are united in some way by the Holy Spirit. The traditional idea of ‘spiritual’…

Crosscare Collection This Weekend

September 16, 2020

The Annual Crosscare collection will be taken up this weekend September 19th/20th.

As you will appreciate Crosscare need our support now more than ever before to help those most in need in our communities at this time of crisis.

Homeless Services

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Daily Mass

September 8, 2020

As from Monday, 14th September, 2020.

The daily Parish Mass from Monday to Friday will be celebrated at 1.05 p.m.

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