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:
10.00 a.m.

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

We will revert to our normal Mass times as soon as circumstances and numbers allow.


Church re opening

June 19, 2020

The Priests of the Parish and the Parish Pastoral Council are delighted to announce the re-opening of St. John the Baptist Church, Blackrock on Monday 29th June, 2020.
Mass will be at 10.00 a.m. Monday to Friday.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions the maximum number of people…


May 27, 2020

Make Trócaire Your Box Count

As you know, donations made through the annual Trócaire Lenten Campaign, especially the Trócaire box, fund lifesaving programmes around the world. Due to the necessary restrictions related to COVID-19, thousands of Trócaire boxes are sitting in homes across Ireland. This is the worst possible time coming just as the world’s…

Fr John Welcome Video

May 22, 2020

Welcome message from Fr. John Delany

Covid-19 Update May 2020

May 20, 2020

Many parishioners have been enquiring about when the church will re-open. We are working towards this, and will update you soon.

First Holy Communion

May 5, 2020

Under normal circumstances the children from Scoil Lorcáin, would be making their First Holy Communion next Saturday 16th May, 2020.

Fr. Delany will be offering Mass for the children, their families and the teachers at 11.00 a.m.  for their intentions.


Fr. Philip O’Driscoll R.I.P.

April 18, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Fr. Philip O’Driscoll.

He has served faithfully in our parish for twenty four years.

He has endeared himself to all of us through his priestly ministry.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his class mates, and many friends at this sad time.


Easter Dues

April 7, 2020

The Priests of the Parish thank you for your support at this time.
Dues Envelopes may be posted or left in the letterbox in the side door of the church opposite the Parish Centre.
Please feel assured that you are all remembered in their prayers.

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