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 (Cantor)

Monday to Friday:
1. 05 p.m.

Saturday:
6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass. (Cantor)

Notices

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

July 23, 2021

This weekend we welcome all Grandparents, as Pope Francis has asked us to pray for all Grandparents and the Elderly on the Feast of St. Jochaim and Anne the parents of Mary, and as Pope Francis reminds us the Grandparents of Jesus.

The statue of St. Anne with a young Our Lady is in St. Anne’s Chapel. There is a prayer box placed on the table beside the Altar, where you can write the names of grandparents or grandchildren who will be remembered in our prayers at Mass.

TO ALL OUR GRANDPARENTS WE WISH THEM A HAPPY FEAST DAY NEXT MONDAY 26th JULY AND GODS’ HEALTH AND BLESSING

 


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