Rally for Life, Dublin, 1 July 2023

Rally for Life, Ireland’s annual march for the human right to life, Dublin City Centre, Saturday, 1 July 2023. Assemble from 1pm at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square. Come to celebrate life and to be a witness, with thousands of others, for LIFE. This will be a family-friendly day with a full schedule of events.

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Our friend Sarah McArdle has shared her latest update from her mission with “Christ in the City” – you can read it here:

CIC newsletter



It had been our intention to undertake a major scheme of works to address the various issues, including the appearance of cracks in the plaster, damp (especially in the toilets and office-wing), etc. in one go. Due to ongoing delays, and the fact that most of the repairs being external are weather dependant, it is extremely unlikely that we will be able to undertake them in this calendar year.

As you will have noticed, while planning for these the décor and general look of the church has greatly suffered. Given that none of us want to see our parish church in so sorry a state for another 12months, external repainting and general clean-up of the environs of the church will begin this week.

We deeply regret that this will only be a superficial remedy and look forward to being able to address the problems as early as is practical.



Abortion: Changing the Narrative 

A Statement of the Catholic Bishops

Five years on from the May 2018 referendum which removed the constitutional guarantee of the equal right to life of unborn children and their mothers, the Bishops of Ireland have issued a statement which also takes into account the recent review by Government of the abortion legislation introduced following the referendum.

At that time the bishops said, “a new situation now exists in Ireland.  It is essential for us as a Church, which cares passionately about the gift of life, and wants to support both mothers and their unborn children, to seek better ways of responding to this new and very challenging reality”.  Today, bishops reaffirm the deep conviction of our faith, namely, that the dignity of every human life, from conception to natural death, is a value for the whole of society, rooted in reason as well as in faith.  No matter what legislation is passed, the fundamental right to life for all human beings at every stage of development still prevails.

The bishops remain convinced that the relevant law, the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 will, in due course, be repealed.  In the meantime, the Church will continue to seek loving and supportive protection for every mother and for every child in the womb, including babies diagnosed with a disability or a life-limiting condition.  The bishops will continue to do their best to change the narrative through dialogue and by testifying, in season and out of season, to the Gospel of Life.

How can People of Faith help?  Read the full statement (which is available in the church and also on

Pray A Litany of Trust

Fr. Damien has recorded a short Litany of Trust and posted it to YouTube. This Litany was written by the Sisters of Life (

You can find it (and pray along with it) here:


Praying the Stations of the Cross on our Website

Did you know we have a page on our parish website with various videos to help us pray the Stations of the Cross?

Stations here include:
Good Friday
For Caregivers

View them all here:

Stations of the Cross