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:
12.00 noon

Monday to Friday:
1. 05 p.m.

Saturday:
6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass.

Notices

Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies

March 29, 2021

HOLY THURSDAY 1ST APRIL
The Church will be open from 9.00 a.m. till 6.00 p.m.
6.30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper via webcam at www.sjb.ie

GOOD FRIDAY 2nd APRIL
A DAY OF FAST AND ABSTINENCE
The Church will be open from 9.00 a.m. till 2.30 p.m., and from 4.00 p.m. till 9.00 p.m.
3.00 p.m. Celebration of Our Lord’s Passion via webcam at www.sjb.ie

HOLY SATURDAY 3RD APRIL
The Church will be open from 10.00 a.m. till 7.00 p.m.
We invite you to join our new Archbishop in the celebration of the
Solemn Mass of the Easter Vigil live from the Pro Cathedral at 9.00 p.m.
at www.procathedral.ie

EASTER SUNDAY 4TH APRIL
12 noon Mass with blessing of Easter Water,
renewal of Baptismal Vows and opening of the Easter Garden via webcam
at www.sjb.ie 

The Church will be open from after Mass until dusk. Small bottles of Holy Water
will be available for you to bring home.

EASTER MONDAY 5TH APRIL
11.00 Mass via webcam at www.sjb.ie
The Church will be open after Mass until dusk.

We hope that this Easter will bring new hope
and new joy to us all.

 


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