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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.


November Altar List of the Dead

October 17, 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 during November and on the first Friday of each month for…

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…

Message from Fr. Peter O’Connor.

October 9, 2020

Dear Parishioner,

May I, first of all, say how delighted I am to have been appointed to minister in Blackrock Parish.

Since I set foot in the Parish I have received – a very warm…

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…

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