Welcome message from Fr. John Delany
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.
Many parishioners have been enquiring about when the church will re-open. We are working towards this, and will update you soon.
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.
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.
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.
ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling…
There may be parishioners or visitors, who come to Mass here in St. John the Baptist, on Sunday, and Weekdays, who are unable to receive the Host in Holy Communion. Please feel free to receive Holy Communion from the Chalice, which is placed on the table in front of the Sacred Heart, on Sundays and…
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