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

Blessing of Schoolbags

August 31, 2022

Blessing of Schoolbags Prayer

Lord, we thank you for your goodness to all your children.

Be with these children throughout this new school year.

May your blessing be upon these schoolbags,

Which the children will carry to and from school each day.

 

Watch over the children in their coming and their going;

Keep them safe always; help them to be kind;

Bless their learning and their play.

Enfold them at all times in your love.

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


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