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Saying Farewell to Margaret

As previously mentioned, our Parish Secretary, Margaret Mullen is leaving us after 14 years of loyal and dedicated service. On Monday January 29th after 10.00am Mass there will be a little moment of farewell and thanks in St Patricks Hall with refreshments. All are welcome.

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Pope Francis’ words concluding Synod of Bishops on Family


Pope Francis delivered his closing address to the Synod of Bishops on the Family on Sunday 24 October saying: “Certainly, the Synod was not about settling all the issues having to do with the family, but rather attempting to see them in the light of the Gospel and the Church’s tradition and two-thousand-year history, bringing the joy of hope without falling into a facile repetition of what is obvious or has already been said. It was about urging everyone

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Pope Francis announces World Meeting of Families in Dublin

Note: Applications for Volunteers are now being sought by the organisers. See the Newsletter for further details:


Pope Francis has announced that the 9th World Meeting of Families will take place in 2018 in Dublin. Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. It has been described as a celebration of family life and of the Catholic Church’s commitment

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Presentation of Finance Committee Report for 2014


Good Morning / Afternoon / Evening,

As Fr Joe has said, I chair the Rathgar Parish Finance Committee.  All of the members of this committee are parishioners. Our main responsibility is to oversee the proper administration of the income and expenditure of monies contributed by you, the parishioners, to pay for the running costs of Rathgar Parish.

Another responsibility of the committee is to maintain all of our parish properties in a condition appropriate to their use for parish and

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Children in Church

Children are always welcome in our Church and the Liturgy at 10.30 am on Sunday is adapted to be accessible to our younger Parishioners.  We always want children to feel safe and secure here.  Should your child need to use the facilities which are located through the Sacristy near St. Patrick’s Hall we would ask you to accompany them there, this would be in accordance with our Child Protection guidelines.  Thank you

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