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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

Sunday Masses (Vigil 18:30 the night before) | 10.00 and 12:00 midday Mass.
Mon to Fri 13:05
Saturday 11:00 Mass followed by 18.30 Vigil for Sunday
Public Holidays 11:00
Holy Days Vigil 18:30 the night before and then if Holy Day occurs on:-
A weekday | 10:00 and 13:05 Mass
A Saturday | 11:00 Mass followed by 18.30 Vigil for Sunday
A Sunday or public holiday | 10.00 and 12:00 midday Mass
COVID-19 Update Due to current the restrictions for  COVID 19 Mass will be live-streamed on Sunday to Friday at 10.00 a.m., and at 11.00 a.m. on Saturdays



March 31, 2020

We regret that all public Masses HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. It is hoped that you can access the parish Masses via webcam, which will be installed by this Wednesday 25th March. We will keep you updated.

You can contact Fr. Delany directly at 2832302 for any further queries.

Be assured that you are…

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

March 30, 2020

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…

Holy Communion

February 28, 2020

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…

Ash Wednesday

February 18, 2020

Next Wednesday 26th February is a day of Fast and Abstinence.
Mass times are: 10.00 a.m. and 1.05 p.m.

Ashes will be blessed and distributed after the 10.00 a.m. and 1.05 p.m. Masses.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION – Saturday 7th March 2020

February 15, 2020

The Students of Willow Park School will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at 10.00 a.m.

The celebrant is: Bishop Eamonn Walsh.
Please note this will be the only Mass on that morning.

St. Benildus College, Upper Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan

February 8, 2020

Open Day on Tuesday March 3rd 2020

Guided School Tours are offered
from 8.25 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. and
from 1.15 p.m. – 2.45p.m.

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